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Real Estate

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The lines were long and the phones steadily rang at the Bexar County Tax Appraisal District Office on North Frio downtown. Wednesday was the last day to file a protest over the appraised value of a home or business.

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Summer home sales are heating up in San Antonio, where the real estate market has long been considered to be affordable and family-friendly.  


 

Texas voters are being asked to go to the polls and decide on seven constitutional amendments.

These propositions vary from offering a property tax exemption (Prop 1) for partially-disabled veterans who received a donated home to allowing banks and credit unions (Prop 7) conduct host savings promotion raffles to promote savings by offering prizes.

“Texas Matters” is zeroing in on Prop 2, which — in a nutshell — changes Texas home equity lending provisions.

 

From Texas Standard:

International homebuyers are banking on the health of the Texas real estate market. A report from the Texas Association of Realtors says that sales of Texas properties to international buyers increased by almost 60 percent between April 2016 and March of this year.

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School’s out for the summer, and that means home prices are on the rise as families look to move before their children head back to school in the fall. Experts say it’s a healthy market.

 

Lorena Pena is the Chairman Elect for the San Antonio Board of Realtors. She says prices in San Antonio in general have been steadily rising because the city is a desirable place to live, in part, because of the robust employment market.

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