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San Antonio Retail Listing Exhibits Slow and Steady 1st Quarter

August 1, 2013

Slow and steady appears to be the trend for San Antonio- area retail properties based on First Quarter Reports. NAI REOC reported that the 47 million square feet retail market closed with a vacancy rate of 11.0% citywide, consistent with the previous quarter. Although the rate maintained the same for the past 2 quarters the […]

Texas Boom Creates Jobs

July 31, 2013

The monthly review of the Texas Economy, composed by the Real Estate Center, for the month of July shows a positive turn in the job sector. According to the report Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent, which is below the national rate, currently at 7.6 percent. Between June 2012 to July 2013 […]

Why People Do and DON’T Do Business With You

July 25, 2013

There are two common mistakes in the business world. Mistake #1 People assume that if they aren’t giving someone a tangible object for a tangible reward, that they aren’t a sales person. This couldn’t be more wrong! We are all sales people! Each day with our thoughts and actions we are constantly trying to sell […]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Profit Distribution in Question

July 19, 2013

If you borrow a book at the library there comes a time you have to give it back and depending on how long you keep it you may incur a fee. Similarly when companies receive government aid or a payout they are expected to pay the money back. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors have […]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports Cost of Living Increase

July 17, 2013

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 16th that the month of June demonstrated an increase in the Cost of Living. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.5 percent. A majority of this increase is linked to gasoline prices which jumped 6.3 percent accounting for about two thirds of the increase. Compare this to […]

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