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Five Upgrades to Sell Your Home

1. Upgrade your entryway – Replacing an old, dated or worn entry door can be a cost-effective way to ensure buyers get a good first impression when they walk in your house. Whether you choose a fiberglass, wooden or steel model, installing a new entry door can cost a few thousand dollars, yet the return on investment at the time of resale can be significant. A fiberglass entry door returns about 72 percent of its investment, while a steel door recoups more than 100 percent of its value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report.

Enhance your new door with attractive plantings, fresh paint and clean windows around the entryway to create a memorable, attractive entry for just a few thousand dollars.

2. Increase natural light – More buyers are becoming aware of the mood- and productivity-enhancing benefits of natural light, and homes with big, bright windows have always been in demand. Adding windows to a room can be a costly, time-consuming affair. Not so with adding a skylight. For well under $5,000 and in just a day or two, a professional can install an Energy Star qualified, solar powered no-leak fresh-air skylight, like those from Velux America. Professional installation costs nationally ranges from around $900 to $2,325, with an average of $1,400, according to HomeAdvisor.com.

The low installation cost will leave you plenty of budget to enhance the skylight upgrade even further with energy efficiency-boosting solar-powered blinds. The skylight and blinds are operated by remote control and the blinds are available in designer colors and patterns to enhance your décor. The products, as well as installation costs, are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit to further reduce the cost of the improvement.

The most popular rooms in the home for fresh air skylights are baths, where they provide privacy in addition to natural light, and kitchens, where they vent cooking odors and humidity naturally while brightening this much-used workspace.

3. Beautify a master bathroom – Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. Making a few cosmetic upgrades to even a small master bath can help increase a home’s appeal and value. For less than $5,000 you can easily repaint, upgrade faucets, replace old cabinet hardware and add decorative touches like designer towels.

If you’ve already done all that, take a look at the floor or countertops – two cost-effective upgrades that can wow buyers. Since counters don’t make up that much square footage in most bathrooms, replacing them with granite can cost just a couple thousand dollars. Tile flooring is also a relatively inexpensive way to improve a bathroom’s look and usability.

4. Heat things up in the kitchen – Kitchen remodels can offer high ROI for sellers, but a full remodel may be outside your budget. If you’ve already done the obvious – like repainting and decluttering – it’s time to look for a few more cost-effective improvements that will appeal to buyers.

Just as in the bathroom, swapping old faucets and cabinet hardware with new designer options can enhance the appeal of a kitchen. Shabby, outdated appliances can hinder a speedy sale, so consider replacing them with new ones. You don’t necessarily need to install top-of-the-line, high-priced appliances to make a good impression, either. Newer, Energy Star qualified appliances represent savings for buyers down the road.

5. Lavish landscaping

No single aspect of your home has a greater impact on a buyer’s first impression than the landscaping. A great front yard sets the tone for the rest of the home, appealing to buyers on a number of levels, including beauty, practicality and savings.

With $5,000, you can accomplish a lot in terms of landscaping. You can sod a small front yard, add decorative planting beds to a lush lawn, or even install shade trees that will both beautify the yard and enhance the home’s energy efficiency in summer. Decorative concrete stamping of walkways and driveways is another cost-effective way to improve a home’s curb appeal.

Whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, no one wants to see their home linger long before selling. A few simple upgrades can help ensure your home gets plenty of attention this spring selling season.

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New Home Construction at Herff Ranch in Boerne

If you are looking for inventory homes that are ready to move in, KB at Herff  Ranch has 5 homes ready to go.

Discounts

104 SIDEWINDER A-2183-3 — 3/2.5 2-STORY           $272,747             $19,000                $260,747 DECEMBER                 Upgrades $40,885

112 ROCKY PATH A-1996-C — 3/2 1-STORY               $320,368             $10,000                 $310,368 JANUARY                   upgrades $53,373

157 DESERT FLOWER F-2239-E — 3/2.5 2-STORY    $249,102            $11,000                  $238,102 JANUARY                    Upgrades $26,307

121 Sandy Shoal        F-2239-E —3/2.5  2-Story       $256,795            $8,000                   $248,795 January                         Upgrades$30,300

Contact us for a showing.

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Perry Homes at River Rock Ranch

If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, let the Premier Group assist you with checking out the below inventory homes from Perry Homes in River Rock Ranch.

Three (3) one-story homes and two (2) two-story homes are on this quick move list!  Prices shown in MLS already have the buyer incentive listed!  Come revisit this gated community with pool, lazy river, fitness center and play area for the children!  The brand new elementary school provides ideal student/teacher ratios!

25830 Enchanted Dawn – 2-story, 5/4/2.5, media room, game room, office and spacious yard!

25918 Enchanted Dawn – 1-story, 4/3.5/3, spacious flex room, huge master and master closet!

25926 Enchanted Dawn – 2-story, 5/4/2.5, HUGE walk-in storage room, most popular plan with media room, game room and playroom!  WOW!!!

25931 Enchanted Dawn – 1-story, 4/3.5/3, lots of wood flooring, media room, extended master, extended rear patio, larger secondary bedrooms, open floor plan, and level entry to home!

8807 Ledge Run – 1-story, 4/3/3.5, views, views, views!  Flex room and extra storage space in garage!  

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Fall Buying Season Kicks Off Strong

San Antonio Board of Realtors: October Market Report

San Antonio’s fall buying season kicked off strong in September with a total of 2,280 homes sold during the month – a 14 percent increase from last year, according to the September 2014 Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® showed increases as they have all year, with the average rising to $220,366 and the median to $184,700, a seven and nine percent increase respectively. The month ended with 1,757 pending sales.

“This year’s days on market have been some of our lowest in years. September reported just 63 days which is six fewer than September of 2013,” said Missy Stagers, SABOR’s 2014 Chairman of the Board. “Months of inventory was only 4.3 months which continues the trend we’ve seen for nearly two years in which inventory has remained below six months.”

During September, homes priced over $500,000 accounted for nearly a percentage more of total sales than they did in 2013 with those homes making up 4.4 percent of the month’s numbers. Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 39.4 percent of sales (5.4 percent more than last year) and homes under $200,000 made up the majority of sales with 56.1 percent (six percent less than 2013).

According to Fannie Mae’s September 2014 National Housing Survey, the share of consumers who say now is a good time to purchase a home rose to 68 percent in September, a four percentage point increase from August.  The percentage of those who reported now is a good time to sell grew to 39 percent.

In San Antonio, this is evident in the increase in homes sold in 2014 compared to 2013, with a total of 18,840 homes sold so far this year. That is a four percent increase from the same period in 2013.

“All year we have seen increases over the previous year in terms of prices and total sales, and September is no different,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “While the spring often brings out shoppers who may just be looking, we expect to see more serious buyers in the fall.”

-SABOR

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September Market Report, San Antonio Board of REALTORS

August’s days on market plummeted to just 60 days, a 14 percent decrease from August of last year according to the August2014 Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS (SABOR). Months of inventory also stayed low with just 4.5 months.

“As we transition to the fall, many homes continue to move quickly due to the market’s strength and stable inventory,” said Missy Stagers, SABOR’s 2014 Chairman of the Board. “In fact, our months of inventory is well below the national supply of 5.5 months.”

San Antonio’s average price reached $222,993, a six percent increase from last year, and the median rose to $183,300, a five percent increase from August 2013. The month ended with 1,964 pending sales.

Of the 2,468 homes sold in August, 4.5 percent were priced over $500,000, with 0.5 percent of the total homes sold priced over $1 million. Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 accounted for 38.7 percent of sales and homes under $200,000 made up the majority of sales with 56.9 percent.

According to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS® earlier this month, Texas ranked as the third largest state in the U.S. for international home sales with $11.06 billion in sales from international buyers between March 2013 and March 2014. In fact, San Antonio was one of the five top searched for cities by Mexican homebuyers on Realtor.com.

“Our economy continues to remain healthy, causing international buyers to see Texas, and San Antonio in particular, as a desirable location to relocate or buy a vacation home,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “With the medical and military facilities in San Antonio, job growth continues to soar and drive a steady housing market.

-SABOR

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