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Things to do for Halloween in San Antonio 2021

October in San Antonio means gorgeous fall weather, bright autumn decorations, and spectacular Halloween festivities. No matter what your age, there are plenty of spooks, screams, and costumes to enjoy this Halloween with your family. Here’s our list of the best things to do for Halloween in San Antonio this year. Pumpkin Patches Once October rolls in, many local garden nurseries and communities in north San Antonio host family-friendly pumpkin patches all month long. The Alley on Bitters near north Castle Hills hosts fall activities like Halloween crafts, pumpkin painting, and a pumpkin patch with photo opportunities. This year, come

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Which is the better city: San Antonio or Austin?

In Texas, we love a little debate. From sports to city life to who’s getting more Californians, no one in Houston, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio will admit the other has more to offer. Although there are many similarities in the major cities of Texas, each has its own unique personality and it’s hard to compare them. But, in San Antonio and Austin, we’ve seen an influx of people moving in from out-of-state and asking the question: Which is the better city to live in, San Antonio or Austin? Well, I’ve lived in both San Antonio and Austin, and I’m

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What Does Being in a Seller’s Market Mean?

Whether or not you’ve been following the San Antonio real estate market lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what does that really mean? And why are conditions today so good for people who want to list their house? It starts with the number of houses available for sale. The latest market report from the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) shows housing supply is still pretty low, yet slightly increasing. Today, we have a 1.7-month supply of homes at the current sales pace. Historically, a 6-month supply is necessary for a ‘normal’ or ‘neutral’ market in

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Why People Are Moving to Texas

Noticing more out-of-state license plates on the road? It’s not a coincidence.  According to the 2021 Texas Relocation Report, more than 500,000 people moved to Texas in 2019. The Lone Star State is getting bigger, with an average daily influx of 1,000 people. In fact, San Antonio sees an average of 66 new people moving to the city every single day. Those out-of-state license plates are here to stay, and here’s why… 5 Reasons Why People Are Flocking to Texas With a thriving economy, affordable cost of living, and booming housing market, it’s easy to see why Texas is a

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Buying a Home is Still Affordable

The last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and considering a move to one that better fits their current lifestyle. Understanding how housing affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down the optimal window of time in which to make a purchase. There are three main factors that go into determining how affordable homes are for buyers: Mortgage Rates Mortgage Payments as a

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5 Best Margaritas in San Antonio

San Antonio is chock-full of amazing restaurants with great food, but the margaritas are infamous and top notch across the city. From classic house margaritas to far-out flavored concoctions, take a look at our list of recommendations to help you find the perfect drink in town. Check out this list for the best margaritas in San Antonio and prepare to be transported south of the border. 1. La Fonda on Main La Fonda on Main always tops the list of quintessential San Antonio restaurants, and it’s easy to see why. This gorgeous hacienda-style restaurant has served authentic Mexican eats and

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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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5 Best Local Coffee Shops in San Antonio

Looking for a new spot for your morning coffee? The coffee scene in San Antonio is booming with cozy cafes, swanky coffee bars, and pop-up coffee trucks. Ditch the Starbucks and get your caffeine fix at one of these fantastic local coffee shops in San Antonio. 1. Merit Coffee Merit Coffee is a powerhouse of San Antonio’s coffee scene. This local roastery sources and produces thousands of pounds of high-quality coffee for use at its five cafes around town. Branded initially as Local Coffee, each of Merit Coffee’s shops reflect their neighborhood vibes. At the Stone Oak location, an industrial-chic style sets the

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