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New Year! New Home?


The new year is a great time to set goals and make a plan of action. If buying a new home is on your list this year, there’s no better time to get started. With an estimated million more people moving to the Alamo city within the next ten years, now is the time to bring that dream to the forefront – find your ideal location, plot of land, and let us build you a luxury home you will love for life.

As always, we’re here to help. Here are some updates on current housing market trends, so that you can be as informed as possible when making your home buying decisions:

-          According to Market Watch, mortgage rates are expected to rise in 2018. CoreLogic, a data provider for the real-estate industry, averaged six forecasts of mortgage rates, arriving at a consensus view that the 30-year fixed will average 4.7% in December 2018. In November 2017, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.07%.

-          According to USA Today, the U.S. has been experiencing a housing shortage. Baby boomers are staying in their homes longer than previous generations, it’s assumed, because they’re living longer, healthier lives. What this means is building a new home might just be easier than buying a previously owned one.

-          As far as San Antonio is concerned, the housing market is showing no signs of cooling. 2017 was another record year for our beautiful city. New home sales are expected to increase by 7% this year, while existing home sales are likely to increase only 2.5%. Looks like everyone’s wanting a custom-built home!

Find out why a custom-built home is the best idea for you too! Call us at 210-494-5400 to set up a free consultation. You can also fill out our online form to request more information.


The New Year in San Antonio Brings New Excitement!


The beginning of any new year can be a bit discombobulating, especially after all the hubbub and excitement around the holidays. January and February are often slow months. The Christmas lights have been turned off. The parties are over, but fortunately, if you live in or around San Antonio, the fun doesn’t have to end too!

Here are some fantastic things you can look forward to in the New Year:

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

The Cocktail Conference is truly one of the preeminent events that takes place each year in San Antonio. This year’s four-day cocktail extravaganza happens January 14 – 17 and includes endless parties, workshops for cocktail enthusiasts as well as professionals, and incredible food and drinks made by local talent as well as bartenders that come in from all around the U.S. – all in an effort to celebrate craft cocktails. Besides the obvious, the best part about this event is the fact that 100% of the proceeds are donated to children’s charities, so you get to party for a cause. What could be better?!

First Friday Wine Walk

The new Wine Walk that takes place every first Friday of the month gives you a whole new way to appreciate First Friday. If you’ve never been, First Friday started out as an arts walk or tour of the Southtown neighborhood’s artists and artisan wares. However, over the years it’s evolved into more of a roaming party, primarily centered around the Blue Star Arts Complex. Recently, Nectar Wine Bar started what they’re hoping becomes a new trend. Instead of the traditional bar crawl, which is really more of a mad, drunken dash, Nectar and an assortment of some of downtown’s finest offer a more refined way to enjoy First Friday and, as the name implies, it comes with wine and assorted treats.

O’liva Healthy Local Cuisine & Tasting Room

O’liva Restaurant is a new farm-to-table restaurant in the downtown area that offers fresh, seasonal cuisine. O’liva is a rare offering in this downtown fresh food desert. Besides Pharm Table, The Clean Plate, and the upscale Gwendolyn Restaurant, there aren’t really any other options. Every Tuesday, they feature a guest chef, and on Fridays they have Grille Night which includes some awesome steaks and vegetarian options as well. Dinner is often accompanied by a cool local musician. They also just started offering Happy Hour every day (except Sunday) from 4 – 7 pm. Guests enjoy 25% off all wine, beer and appetizers.

The Majestic Theatre

The stunning Majestic Theatre is showcasing some great acts in the New Year. Broadway’s comedy-drama, Kinky Boots, will be playing throughout January. Next, the always hilarious Jerry Seinfeld will be in the house on February 5, so make sure to get those tickets early. Dancing with the Stars, Yamato: The Drummers of Japan and Riverdance will also be making an appearance at the beginning of 2016 – all good reasons to get out of the house even when it’s cold!

Of course, the new year is always a perfect time to plan for a new beautiful home, so give us a call at 210-494-5400. To be added to our private email list to receive the newsletter, please sign up here.