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82,338 Reasons to Buy a Home Today

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey, a survey of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists, expects home appreciation to increase as follows: 2021: 6% 2022: 4.5% 2023: 4% 2024: 3.6% 2025: 3.5% Using their annual projections, the graph below shows the equity build-up a

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Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners debated whether or not to put their houses on the market. However, those first days of uncertainty ushered in a period of unprecedented demand in the U.S. real estate market, which ended the year with increasing average home prices (up 13.4% from the previous year) and shrinking

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5 Best Hiking Trails in San Antonio (and Surrounding Areas)

Tired of sitting behind your desk all week? Want to get outside with the family? If you’re looking for a short escape into nature, San Antonio’s best hiking trails are just what you need. With its gorgeous weather, diverse wildlife, and stunning scenery, San Antonio and the surrounding area remain a top choice for some of the best hiking trails in the state. Whether you’re in the mood for something long and strenuous, or short and easy, there is a perfect hike for you. We interviewed Boerne resident and health and wellness coach Natalie Sales, who makes hiking a regular

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