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Old 10-04-2007, 03:36 PM
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The agent told me that a home in that price range can sit on the market for four or five years before finding a buyer, mainly because anyone who wants to look at it has to jump through some hoops to prove that they are a bona fide purchaser and not out on a proverbial joyride. So, while a home at the half million price point may see ten people a week, this home might see ten people a year.

I think it's insanity to build these large homes right in sight of a major street. I'm always surprised at people who willingly buy tract homes right on the edge of a gated community that back up to a major road. I think the same thing about those hotel-looking things going up in Champions that veritably loom over the intersection of Stone Oak and Evans.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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i live in la and if u like west la.. well here are the places i would advise you to move downtown austin or montrose in houston. san antonio would be slow 4 u.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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Wow, I am suprised how many people overlook Shavano Park. Itís a very secluded area north of the I10 1604 intchg on the right hand side.

BTW, does anyone know who (if celebrity or business leader) owns the huge house that sits near the corner of Huebner on NW Military going towards 1604. Trust me, you would know the house I am talking about if you have seen it.
So you must of also seen the Graffitti on Shavano park right there on Heubner that took more than 1 month to get resolved.

While graffitti can happen anywhere, I worry about local government/associations ability to keep the area nice. Especially if they can't fix something that simple overnight.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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just so you know, your 1M house here can cost you around $30,000/yr or $2500/month property tax. just thought i bring it up...

but if you have it... flaunt it!
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:52 PM
 
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oh i had no idea. why is that?
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just so you know, your 1M house here can cost you around $30,000/yr or $2500/month property tax. just thought i bring it up...

but if you have it... flaunt it!
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Auburn Hills of Live Oak Texas 78233
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cause the porp taxs here in Bexar and the north side school dist. will be right at about 2.88% on the Appraised Value
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Are you talking about this house (http://www.cbharper.com/realestate/property.asp?prop_type=RES&beds_low=0&beds_high=99 &fullbaths_low=0&fullbaths_high=99&sqfeet_low=0&sq feet_high=99999999&Submit4=Search&oh=&price_low=10 00000&price_high=3000000&city=&zip=&county=&mls=66 0524 - broken link)?

If you are, according to the agent, who I know through work, the owner was a builder who built the house only to realize that he a)didn't really want to live in a massive showy house visible from a major street and b)in fact really didn't want to live in the United States at all. So he moved to some Central American country and listed the house, having never really lived in it. At work we used to jokingly refer to it as the Kingpin House, because it looks like the sort of place a narcotraficante on Miami Vice would have lived in.

As to the OP's question, depends on what you want. If you want new construction and a gated community, look out past 410. If you want a more established area, any of the ones Googie has listed are terrific.
Wow...I know someone that lives in the "neighborhood" and said that it was a VERY old lady and man that built the house...like in their 80's and deciding to spend their hard earned money on their dreams...when I saw it up for sale, I thought that they had passed on. Isn't it the house that they hauled in LOTS of dirt and stuff so it sits MUCH higher than all the others? I am almost certain it is the same place, altho it has been a few years since I have been by there.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:31 AM
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I don't know, I can only tell you what the listing agent told me. Perhaps it's a different house.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:35 AM
 
Location: 78245
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So you must of also seen the Graffitti on Shavano park right there on Heubner that took more than 1 month to get resolved.

While graffitti can happen anywhere, I worry about local government/associations ability to keep the area nice. Especially if they can't fix something that simple overnight.

Actually, I hadn't. That really bites... but your right. You get that pretty much everywhere.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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just so you know, your 1M house here can cost you around $30,000/yr or $2500/month property tax. just thought i bring it up...

but if you have it... flaunt it!
Not necessarily true. It all depends on where you're looking. If you're looking inside the city, property taxes are a little pricey. Not that high, but high. There are plenty of places right outside the city with some amazing homes too though, and the taxes are much lower.

Also, if you're going to be working from SA, we don't have a state income tax and when you take all the taxes into account (income, property, sales, etc), we're something like the 42nd highest taxed state out of 50. We just notice the property tax more because a bill shows up for it.
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