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Homeowner Wealth On The Rise

by irc16350 on December 8, 2016

According to two reports, one from the S&P/CoreLogic and another by ATTOM Data Solutions, owner of RealtyTrac, homeowner wealth in the United States has more than doubled from $6.1 trillion in 2011 to $12.7 in 2016. In contrast, the number of homeowners who are significantly behind on their mortgage is currently 6 million, half of what it was in 2012 when the number of owners who were seriously “underwater” with their mortgage numbered 12.8 million. “Equity Rich” Homeowners now number at about one in every five Americans, “Equity Rich” meaning to have a loan-to-value ratio of less than 50%. The cause for this trend is due to homeowners staying in their homes longer, at an average of 7.94 years, and median home prices have risen for the eighteenth consecutive quarter on a year-over-year basis.

Equity Stacked: Homeowner Wealth on the Rise


IKEA Coming Soon To San Antonio

by irc16350 on December 6, 2016

On the morning of November 29th, 2016 IKEA Home Furnishings is set to announce that it will be setting up its first store in the city of San Antonio, TX. Although details surrounding the announcement such as location and size are unspecified at this time, the meeting will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn Live Oak, and this might hint as to the area in which the retailer is looking to set up shop. IKEA’s San Antonio location would be its fifth in the state, which includes the recently announced Dallas-Grand Prairie store.

IKEA to announce plans for first San Antonio location


Texas Ranks In Top 5 In Forbes’ Best States For Business Rankings

December 2, 2016

Tweet Texas was ranked 4th in Forbes’ annual Best State for Business List, up two spots from last year. The state placed within the top eight for economic climate, business costs, labor supply, and growth prospects. Although Utah, North Carolina, and Nebraska took the first, second, and third place in the overall rankings, respectively, in […]

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Marshall Mills: Three Major Market Drivers

November 30, 2016

Tweet The Texas retail market is flourishing, North Texas is currently enjoying 92% occupancy, Austin is commanding a 96% occupancy rate, Houston is seeing a healthy 95.5% occupancy, and San Antonio is standing at 94% occupancy due to fully leased construction and major retail space backfilling. The three main drivers behind the retail market are […]

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Will Trump’s Presidency Impact Commercial Real Estate?

November 28, 2016

Tweet Now that the elections are over, and Donald Trump stands to take office come late January 2017, many might wonder what the impact of the 2016 U.S Presidential Elections will be on the Commercial Real Estate industry. Although not limited to President Trump, the risk of recession has increased as it has done so […]

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Pop-up Retail Stores Are the New Anchors

November 23, 2016

Tweet According to General Growth Properties, department store anchors are becoming less dependent for drawing in traffic and sales. This is occurring due to the in-line retailers attracting Millennials. Millennials spend a higher rate on retail compared to any other generational groups. As of June 2016, anchor sales decreased by 1.9 percent and in-line sales […]

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Raub Report November 2016

November 21, 2016

Tweet In Politics there is a phrase, “October Surprise.”  Now there is a new one –“The November Surprise.” How will this affect commercial real estate in San Antonio?  It will be good.  The expectation is that we will see a positive change for small businesses; for example, the stocks of small capitalization companies were among […]

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San Antonio Apartment Rents Trend Upward

November 18, 2016

Tweet Although rents have dropped throughout the country or flatlined, San Antonio has seen a 6.1% increase compared to this time last year according to the National Rent Report by Zumper. Luxury apartment units that have come online throughout the city have helped in boosting citywide average rental rates upward. After analyzing 100 rental markets […]

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