Luis Tapia's Blog Posts

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San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio Zoo    ONE OF THE BEST SAYS San Antonio likes to lead the way in all things and the zoo is no exception. Parents magazine ranked...

Fun Weekend This 4th Of July
With the 4th of July this coming Tuesday, some of you may choose to take off Monday and go out of town. If so, I wish you safe travels. If you are choosing...

Upfront Costs Of Buying A Home
Learn about a few of the upfront costs associated with buying a home. ...

30 Things For San Antonians To Do This Summer
Looking for something to do this summer? Click the image of the refreshing San Pedro Springs Park Pool for a list of 30 Things Every San Antonian should do this summertime!...

Important Credit Lessons Your Parents Didnt Teach You
ByClaire Murdough|May 17, 2017 2:22PMListen up, kids: Paying interest is painful. Really, really painful.Parental wisdom is easy to ignore until you’re left scratching your head ...

5 Things Not To Do On Memorial Day
Memorial Day has a specific purpose, and maintaining that purpose is important.by Rachel EngelPhoto by Mark Fischer/FlickrUpdated May 15, 2017By Rachel EngelMilitary1 Columnis...

Privacy And Serenity Found In San Antonio
Looking for a place to build a home on acreage in San Antonio? Check out this brief video for 13505 Frenchmans Cove on the city's Far Northwest Side (Northside ISD)! 3 Acres of bea...

Need A Loan
Need A Loan ?Click Here To Get Pre Qualified. Purchasing a new home? Congratulations on your decision to buy a new home! There are many important things to co...

Rent Or Buy
Should you buy or rent? This is a question most of us will likely face in our lives, whether buying a house makes more financial sense than renting a home. There is a way to unders...

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San Antonio Is Fun
San Antonio City in Texas San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a mu...

Announcing The Creation Of The Schuchart Properties Team
For immediate release:March 2, 2017The Schuchart Properties Team of RE/MAX Realty Advantage is available to serve your real estate needs! Ryan Schuchart is proud to announce that h...

Unique Homes You See As A Real Estate Professional
In my real estate career of almost 14 years, I’ve seen some pretty amazing homes. I’m not just talking about the million-dollar eye candy you see in Alamo Heights or the Domi...

HEB Launches Awesome NEW Curbside Delivery Service
Between baseball practice, Cub Scouts and karate (not to mention a super hectic work schedule) shopping for groceries has become nearly impossible for our family. Once again, HEB h...

Por Que Rentar En Lugar De Comprar
Cual Es Su Renta Promedio ?Sabía usted que si gasta $1,650 por mes después de 3 años usted ha gastado $59,400 en la propiedad de alguien mas ?Después de 10 años habrá gastado...

Why Rent If You Can Buy
What's Your Average Rent? Did you know that if you spent $1650 a month renting after 3 years you have spent $59,400 in someone else's property? After 10 years you have spent $198,0...

Rates About The Same As The Last Two Weeks
Rates about the same as the last two weeks.--Freddie MacLuis TapiaREALTORRE/MAX Realty Advantagee: luis.alberto.tapia@gmail.comc: +1.210.585.1589www.luis.sahouses.co...

Another Top10 List Best And Worst Places To Raise A Family In 2017
Some places are simply better (and easier) to grow up in than others given all the factors impacting life and opportunities. As I had written last year:I was very fortunate growing...

COMPRA VENTA DE CASAS EN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
COMPRA VENTA DE CASAS EN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS¿ BUSCAS COMPRAR, VENDER O RENTAR CASA, TERRENO, RANCHO, LOCAL COMERCIAL O INDUSTRIAL EN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS ? Ha...

Fun Weekend In San Antonio
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and I wish you and yours a de­lightful holiday weekend. If you are traveling, I also wish you safe travels. This Friday is the ...

House Hunting In San Antonio
Ready to move to San Antonio?If you’re looking for a home for sale in San Antonio you’ll find http://www.luis.sahouses.com/ and the RE/MAX App are the best tools...

San Antonio Home Sales Prices Increasing
San Antonio home sales, prices still rising fastby Richard WebnerSan Antonio-area home sales continued to rise at a robust rate in October, staying on track for another record year...

Separating Wants From Needs
Looking for a new home? Learn how to separate wants from needs so you end up with a house that works for you and your budget....

Unique Alamo Heights Cottage Is For The Birds
Unique Alamo Heights cottage is for the birdsby Steve BennetAfter a grueling monthslong renovation that included foundation work, new electrical, plumbing heating and a/c — even ...

Learn More About Looks That Date Your Home
Is your home over 5 years old? Watch this video to learn more about buildings styles that might be dating your home and forcing you to leave money on the table!...

3 Types Of Insurance You Need When You Buy A Home
3 Type of Insurance You Need When You Buy a Homeby Craig DonofrioWhen you buy a home, you will be showered with offers to buy insurance—and not just one type, but many&...

Potential Young Home Buyers With Student Loans Need Help
Hello,Are you a potential "Young Buyer" that is concerned about Student Loans getting in the way of your Dream Home? Here's some good news! Let me know how I can help you Get th...

Take A Virtual Open House Tour On This Beautiful 5 Bedroom Home Close To Toyota Plant
Hello to All,Here is a gorgeous 2 Story 5 Bedroom 2.5 Bath located in South San Antonio just driving distance to the Toyota Manufacturing Plant!  This home features the Master...

San Antonio Texas Fun Events For Fall 2016
Hello Everyone!The weather is changing and it opens up the many fun things to do in San Antonio, Texas for this Fall.  So get ready and plan your event!  Check out these ...

Putting Too Much Faith On Homeowners Insurance
Hello my Friends!Part of the work that I do involves Insurance.  As a Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent and Licensed Real Estate Agent, I get to work on both the ...

Teachers Are Heroes Too
Hello My Friends!Guess what time of the year it is?  Ugh!  It's Back to School!  Moms are back to normal and School Teachers are back at work.  Here's a Big Sho...

Find Out If Your Home Market Is A Buyers Or Sellers Market
Hello my Friends!As a REALTOR in the San Antonio Market, I am always trying to gauge for my Buyers and Sellers where the market is at.  I rely on reports such as this one from...

See Whats In Store For Hurricane Season 2016
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2016-hurricane-season-forecast-atlantic-august-updateHello Everyone!August is the heart of Hurricane Season and the month that brings the ...

Do I Qualify For A Home Loan
Statistics are showing that it is beginning to cost MORE to Rent than it is to OWN a Home!  Yikes!  But many folks want to buy but do not know what it takes to get into a...

Back To School And Tax Free Weekend
It does not fail to amaze me that as soon as 4th of July passes, the stores gear-up for "Back-To-School!"  The Summer Seasonal Aisles are converted and the bright yellow color...

Texas Universities Total Tuition Costs For A Degree
Hello Everyone!  By now, College Students everywhere in Texas are making their plans to enter their Freshman year of studies.  Parents, if you are wondering what the...

First Time Homebuyers Think They Dont Have Enough For Downpayment And 6 Other Misconceptions
I was checking out the latest headline in the San Antonio Express Homes Section the other day and came across this article: "First Time Homebuyers Closer To Downpayment Than They T...

Fourth Of July Home Decorating Ideas
Fourth Of July Home Decorating IdeasIt’s time to get festive people. Fourth of July is upon us and your house looks as patriotic as Benedict Arnold. Show your American pride with...

San Antonio Foodie Beat OPENING NEXT WEEK Botika At The Pearl
The San Antonio Foodie Beat – Opening Next Week – BOTIKA!312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215San Antonio Foodies, listen up! Botika, an exciting new restaurant that features...

Homes For Heroes Affiliate Gabe Becerra REMAX Realty Advantage
Hello to All! As a REALTOR in San Antonio and the surrounding cities, I am proud to announce that I am affiliated with the "Homes for Heroes" Program. This is the Nation's Lar...

Drones And Aerial Photography
In working with Real Estate in San Antonio, I often wonder about those Home Inspections for roofs on 2 Story Homes where it is far too dangerous to climb.  Drones with photo a...

For Sale By Owner Versus A Real Estate Agent
I have my fair share of conversations with many Home Owners wanting to Sell their Home on their own.  For those 8% of Homes that do sell by FSBO (For Sale By Owner), I totally...

Bring Your Pet To Work Day
I love Pets and so do all my children.  Between my three children and myself, we have 6 Dogs, 1 Cat, and 1 Lizard!  It is fitting that the Friday after Father's Day is th...

Home Buying In Schertz Cibolo Universal City Converse And San Antonio Texas
The Real Estate Market is alive and strong in the Schertz, Cibolo, Universal City, Converse, and San Antonio.  Summer time is Buying Time!  More and more homes are being ...

Texas Rains And Mosquitos
Boy, I love living in San Antonio, Texas!  We have the best of everything:  Great Real Estate Prices for Homes, convenient places to travel (i.e. Houston, Dallas, Corpus ...

Summer Vacation Travel And Safety Tips
Ah!  The Sun is out, the children are home from school!  That long planned Summer Vacation is drawing near.  All the plans are done, except the Safety Tips.  It...

Great Summer Holiday Activities For Children
Ah!  School is out and now comes Summer!  I can remember Summer as a time for outdoor activities when I was young.  Nowadays, there are too many ways Children can wr...

Mays Showers Brings June Flooding
Central Texas area from the Hill Country of Keerville to Houston has had some considerable rains in the month of May.  The ground is saturated and the creeks are overflowing. ...

Floods Are The Number One Natural Disaster In The United States
"Do I need Flood Insurance?""Is the Home I am purchasing in a Flood Zone?"These are very good and important questions most Home Owners ask when purchasing in a new area.  Not ...

Luxury At Its Finest Popular Bier Garden Reopening
Luxury at Its FinestPopular Bier Garden ReopeningThe Luxury, the Museum Reach’s Bier Garden/Food Trailer is reopening soon with several hundred square feet of new patio space, sw...

Looking For Your Dream Home In Schertz Texas
Are you looking for your Dream Home in Schertz, Texas?  If so, I have an amazing FREE Tool to help you!  Click on the link below and look at the Real Estate Market i...

5 Steps For Successfully Lowering Your Property Tax
5 Ways to Successfully Protest Your Home’s Tax ValueThe Bexar Appraisal District recently released property values across the county. Are you happy with your new value? Many home...

San Antonio Texas The Best Place To Live Despite Hurricanes
Why is San Antonio, Texas the best place to live when it comes to Texas weather?  San Antonio is centrally located. Yes, there were some Hail Storms in April and some local wi...

San Antonio Hail Storm In April
I live in San Antonio, Texas.  On the night of April 12th, I was monitoring the Weather through my KSAT Weather App on my Mobile Phone.  I followed the storm with the col...

Top 100 Dog Names
Hello!Most families that own a home have pets.  Dogs are among the favorites next to cats.  But sometimes naming your new friend can be a task in itselft.  Some peop...

Adding Value To Home With Great Landscaping Tips
Hello Homeowners in San Antonio!  Most of Central Texas has been getting rain rain rain.  Our lawns are showing some great green colors; however, Summer is around th...

I Am Searching For Solutions To Buying A Home
Hello San Antonio!  Hmm!  So, you are thinking of buying your Dream Home but you don't know how to get started:  "Should I do this myself?  Who can I trust?&nbs...

San Antonio Hail Damage Insurance Claims
We had back to back Hail Storms in Texas this week. First it was in the Dallas area on Monday, April 11th. Then it was Central Texas/ San Antonio on Tuesday, April 12th. There a...

Westcreek High On Amenities Low On Price
Westcreek: High on Amenities, Low on PriceWhat It’s Known For:Westcreek is a neighborhood made up of small subsets of communities all under one HOA, commonly referred to as the V...

Multiple Offer Madness 5 Ways To Win In A Multiple Offer Situation
The San Antonio real estate market is hotter than ever! If you're buying a home in the next several months, you should expect to be in a multiple offer situation. Learn 5 ways you ...

Multiple Offer Madness 8 Ways Sellers Can Avoid Losing Money
In the hot San Antonio real estate market, multiple offers are common.Most think this is in the seller's favor, but the reality is some sellers unknowingly leave money on the table...

Great News For Those Who Want To Buy A Home But Struggle With The Downpayment
Are you in the market for a home but are struggling with the downpayment requirements? Bank of America just unveiled a new mortgage program with just 3% down and NO PMI!!!&nbs...

Buy In Stone Oak For Less Than 2000 Per Month
Stone Oak is known for its manicured subdivisions and awesome schools.For this reason, many feel like it's unattainable. But the surprising reality is that there are currently...

9 Ways Homeowners Can Save BIG On Taxes
San Antonio homeowners can save big by taking advantage of 9 tax benefits granted by the IRS.Watch the video to find out about the following tax benefits and how they may apply to ...

45 Properties In San Antonios Urban Core For Less Than 1500 Per Month
Are you interested and excited by San Antonio's urban core? If so, why not live in the middle of it? {mls: 1157695}Worried about price? We've compiled a list of 45 properties ...

Fair Oaks Ranch Paradise In The Hills
{mls: 1150006}Search all homes for sale in Fair Oaks RanchFair Oaks Ranch is located south of the rolling hills of Boerne, Texas , and northwest of San Antonio.  Its beau...

No Place Does Tex Mex Like San Antonio
NO TEXMEX LIKE SAN ANTONIO TEXMEXIn a past life I owned a taco truck.Why did I own a taco truck?Because people in Austin thought they knew what real Tex-Mex was. So I, a South Texa...

Sometimes A Perfect House Just Doesnt Exist
LOL... Sometimes the perfect house is hard to come by. A day in the life of a buyer's agent, as told by kids:...

Olmos Park Location Luxury And A Small Town Feeling
{mls: 1136229}What it’s known for:Olmos Park is beautiful, affluent neighborhood in Central San Antonio. Known for its numerous parks, fantastic location and renowned Alamo Heigh...

5 Great San Antonio Restaurants With Playgrounds
Had a long day and need a break from the kitchen? Need a place that’s family friendly and has more than just a pack of off-brand crayons and fold-up puzzle sheets that the kiddos...

Stone Oak Excellent Schools And Tremendous Value
{mls: 1137017}What it’s known for:Stone Oak is a master-planned community on the Northside of San Antonio and is known for manicured lawns, gated communities and outstanding, nat...

Cordillera Ranch Luxury In The Hills
{mls: 1114673}What it’s known for:Cordillera Ranch is an exclusive gated community known for its luxurious amenities. It’s located in a gorgeous hill country setting in Bo...

Tobin Hill The Historic Comeback Kid
{mls: 1147373}What It’s Known For:Tobin Hill is currently experiencing an exciting Renaissance. A few decades ago, the neighborhood was in a state of urban decay, but becaus...

Monte Vista Historic Charm In The Heart Of San Antonio
{mls: 1134961}What It's Known For:Monte Vista is known for its charming and eclectic turn-of-the-century architecture. It’s located in an idyllic setting within the urban revital...

Castle Hills Great Location And Affordable
{mls: 1141036}What it’s known for:Castle Hills is known for its sprawling mid-century ranch homes built on oversized lots under a canopy of beautiful oak trees. Its charm is...

Alamo Heights Pricey But Worth It
{mls: 1126022}What it’s known for:Alamo Heights is a relaxed but upscale neighborhood in San Antonio’s “inner loop” (in other words, located inside Loop 410). It’s known ...

San Antonio Housing Market Receives Kick In The Pants
The recent Federal Reserve hike of the benchmark interest rate will affect both buyers and sellers in the San Antonio real estate market. Watch the video below to find out what it ...

First Time Home Buyer Tips
4 Upfront Costs That Come with Buying a HomeLearn the four costs that you should expect to pay out of pocket before you even get the keys to your new home (don't worry, most of the...

November 2015 San Antonio Real Estate Statistics
Learn How the San Antonio Real Estate Market is Doing:One of the most common questions I get as a real estate professional is "How's the market?" Here's your chance to find out how...

The First Thing You MUST DO When Buying A Home In San Antonio
Learn the first step that YOU MUST complete when beginning your home search in San Antonio, TX....

Qualifying For A Lease With Option To Buy In San Antonio TX
Learn the qualification requirements for a great lease with the option to buy program in San Antonio, TX....

San Antonios Secret Real Estate Steals
5 Reasons Why First Time Homebuyers Should Consider WestcreekOne of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio for first time homebuyers is the Westcreek subdivision in the Northwest, l...


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