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Asset Allocation and Commercial Real Estate

March 22, 2011

Diversification is fundamental to good financial planning and that means allocating your assets among several asset classes that are not closely correlated. One year gold performs well and stocks do poorly. Another year bonds do well and oil does poorly. Commercial real estate investment can play an important role in your investment portfolio by balancing […]

Alamo City poised for historic economic growth…

March 16, 2011

As the U.S. recovers from a brutal recession, there is a sense among some local leaders and economists that San Antonio, which maintained a positive level of momentum even during the downturn, will have a leg up on a number of other cities and is in position to realize substantial economic gains as the nation’s […]

Top Tax Deductions for Investment Property Owners

March 10, 2011

Since we are in tax season, I thought it best to review some of the top tax deductions for real estate investors. When filing your taxes, don’t forget to take full advantage of all the deductions available for owners of rental property. Mortgage Interest – The interest owed on a loan used to acquire or […]

Are You Being Used By People

The majority of the brokers within our industry like to get and work on exclusive listings. If you look at the top-producing brokers in most any commercial real estate territory, over the long run the ones making the most amount of money are usually the top listing brokers. The only brokers who can compete with […]

Transwestern Chief Optimistic – Firm sees good 2011 for San Antonio Texas

February 22, 2011

Transwestern chief optimistic – Head of commercial real estate firm sees good 2011 for S.A. By Katherine Feser Excerpt from interview with Larry Heard, who has served as president and CEO of parent company Transwestern Interests since 2002 Q: San Antonio fared better than most markets during the downturn. Why is that, and what can […]

San Antonio jobs may surge to 27,300 in 2011

January 12, 2011

The San Antonio area will see a surge of 27,300 jobs in 2011, for an above-average net gain of 3.2 percent, a senior economist predicted Tuesday. Keith Phillips, the Federal Reserve senior economist based in San Antonio, stated a 2.1 percent gain would equal a net job growth of 17,600. San Antonio’s average yearly job […]

San Antonio area employment up in November

December 17, 2010

San Antonio Business Journal  /  Friday, December 17, 2010 The San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area saw job gains from October to November as total nonagricultural employment increased by 1,500 jobs, or 0.2 percent, to 840,000. “This is the fourth consecutive month of over-the-year overall job gains,” says Eva Esquivel, communications manager for Workforce Solutions Alamo, […]

San Antonio is one of the best recovery markets in the world

December 2, 2010

A new study by the Brookings Institution, an economic think tank, listed San Antonio as the 11th best recovery market in the United States and the 51st best recovery market in the world. Among Texas cities, Austin ranked as the best recovery market nationwide and the 26th best in the world. Dallas ranked fourth in […]

Petco Picks San Antonio

November 22, 2010

Animal Supply Inc., a leading national pet specialty retailer, says it will create a new satellite support center in San Antonio that will eventually employ up to 400 people. Read more: San Antonio lures major PETCO support center with strong incentives package | San Antonio Business Journal

Stage set for rising interest rates

October 14, 2010

Dr. Ted Jones, Chief Economist for Stewart, says: “We now have set the stage for rising interest rates, rising oil prices, and therefore rising gasoline prices.  Throw in some economic recovery in the next 18 to 30 months (increasing the demand and price for oil) and you have my forecast: Gasoline will cost $5 per […]

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