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San Antonio’s Growth Highlighted at 2014 CCIM Symposium

December 9, 2014

The 2014 CCIM Symposium was very informative. REOC’S Kimberly S. Gatley gave wonderful presentation on how San Antonio was making waves. This year San Antonio has been named Time’s Most Romantic city, Conde Nast Traveler’s 3rd friendliest city, Mylife.com’s 2nd most patriotic city.  With one of the nation’s largest population growths in the last year, […]

Austin Affortable For Millenials

September 24, 2014

RISMedia recently listed Austin, Texas as one of the 5 most affordable cities for Millennial’s to become homeowners. Perhaps Austin’s appeal to millennials isn’t just in the culture of music festivals, green living and “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers.  According to the National Association of Realtors part of Austin’s appeal is the low unemployment rate […]

Forbes Selling Majority Shares

August 1, 2014

One website that has given a lot of inspiration to this blog is Forbes.com. Forbes has been a family owned company since 1917when it was founded however this is about to change. Grandson of the founder, Steve Forbes, published a letter on the site July 18th announcing that Forbes Media will sell the majority interest […]

San Antonio Is The Place To Be For Millennials

July 31, 2014

San Antonio has been ranked #1 on Forbes.com’s list of top cities for millennials. Because of its continuous growth, job opportunities and affordable living millennials are making it home.  The top ten list also included Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston. Read the article here: Why The Southwest Is The New Capital Of Influence 

Texas Housing Market Continues to Improve

July 30, 2014

The June 27, 2014 Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook provides evidence that Texas will continue to lead the economy. People are finding jobs and buying homes at an increasing rate.  Alongside reports of continued job growth, oil and natural gas production, and consumer confidence, the housing market is seeing positive growth. According to the report over […]

Retail Sales Flourish in the Lone Star State

July 10, 2014

Texas has become a center of economic development and growth. According to the Texas Retail Outlook Survey on May 28, 2014 retail sales have increased the past 11 months in comparison to last year’s numbers. Across the board Texas continues to see an overall improvement in business issues compared to May 2013. For more visit […]

Texas #8 in GDP Growth

July 1, 2014

Once again Texas ranks as an economic power house. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked Texas #8 for gross domestic product growth in 2013. Many companies and people are relocating to Texas adding to the growth. One of the business fields with the most expansion is the electronics industry adding much […]

San Antonio #4 in U.S. Population Growth

June 17, 2014

Builders are building, businesses are moving and San Antonio is buzzing. San Antonio ranked #4 in population growth according to the SA Business Journal. The year ending July 1, 2013 San Antonio experienced a population gain of 25,378 in people relocation.  Texas cities Houston and Austin also ranked in the top 9. San Antonio Among […]

Cell Phone Theft At All Time High

June 12, 2014

According to Consumer Reports.org smart phone theft almost doubled from 1.6 million in 2012 to 3.1 million in 2013. People are becoming more aware that losing or having a $500 device stolen can cost them a lot more than the cost to replace the device. As our dependency and the capability of these devices grows […]

Millennial’s New American Dream

June 4, 2014

If current trends persist with the steady improvement of unemployment and social-environmental desires of millennials the future of housing may look very different than in the past.  According to Nielsen’s Millennials- Breaking the Myths, the Millennial American Dream isn’t white picket fences in the suburbs but rather stay in cities. Millennials are often portrayed as […]

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