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San Antonio was named the 3rd best place to retire in 2018 by U.S. News. Since Sarasota, FL and Lancaster, PA took first and second place (in that order), that means San Antonio is the #1 place to retire in Texas.

For generational Texans and newcomers alike, San Antonio offers the conveniences of living in a major city, without many of the big-city headaches. It’s a beautiful location for settling down, with reasonable housing prices that are appreciating.

Beyond our great restaurants, golf courses, and local attractions, it’s San Antonio’s neighborhoods that make it a great place to retire. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retirement surrounded by Texas golf courses in the Hill Country or an in-the-action retirement surrounded by stores,

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pros & cons of buying a new construction home in texas

As you enter the central Texas real estate market, there are many types of homes to consider. It may be helpful to narrow your search by asking simple either/or style questions:

One or two story? House or duplex? Close to downtown or remote?

You also might ask: Should I buy a new construction home or one that’s been lived in before?

There are wonderful benefits to buying a new or used home in Central Texas. For today’s article, we’ll investigate the pros and cons of buying a new construction home. By default, this article will also tell you about some of the benefits of buying used homes as well.

We hope this is helpful as you enter the Texas real estate market.

Without further ado:

The Pros of Buying a New Construction Home

Many

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the ultimate relocation checklist for moving to san antonio

San Antonio is a popular place to call home, even by the numbers. Beyond its famous landmarks that attract 31 million visitors every year, San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, after Houston.

It’s a sought-after place to visit and an even more welcoming place to call home.

If you’re thinking about moving to San Antonio, we created this checklist to help ensure your move is as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Is San Antonio the City for You?

It’s not easy to relocate to a new city. You must take on a lot of unknown unknowns, make new friends, and get to know an entirely new collection of roads, businesses, and local culture.

Fortunately, San Antonio has a little bit for everyone. The city offers a mix of luxury,

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why moving to austin is a no-brainer for tech workers

Careers in tech are more accessible than ever. With the influx of VC-backed startups, accessible training, and high job growth across many fields, it’s a great time to work in tech.

One of the first decisions when it comes to job hunting is location. Though remote work is on the rise, in-office jobs remain the standard.

Even in tech.

Known by some as Silicon Hills, Austin has been a destination for tech businesses and innovative minds for decades.

This beautiful city has so much going for it: quirky nightlife, beautiful natural areas in the hill country for hiking and camping, innovative dining, new luxury condo/apartment options, and a city pride that is larger than life.

People love living in Austin.

If you’re in tech, here’s why

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As your kids are out of school for the next two weeks, you may find yourself looking for San Antonio holiday activities and events. Whether you want to celebrate with children or entertain visiting relatives, we’ve got you covered:

Things to Do in San Antonio for the Holidays - 2018

1. Light the Way - Holiday Festival

Location: The University of the Incarnate Word

Now through Jan. 6th

The holiday lights turn on nightly at 6:30pm

Check out our Food Truck Yard, Kids’ Corner (take selfies with Santa!), munch on free cookies + cocoa, and try new activities from our friends at the DoSeum.

Learn more.

2. Santa’s Ranch Christmas Display

Location: 9561 I-35 North New Braunfels, TX 78130

Now through Dec. 30th

Nightly, 6pm-10pm

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small san antonio towns

Down around San Antonio, the hill country brings rich character to small town life.

Perhaps it’s all due to the combination of gorgeous nature and celebrated small-town history. Many of these towns still have buildings that date back to the early years of the last century. German settlements in these homestead towns left roots that linger to this day.

There’s a little something for everyone in the Texas hill country. Here are four quaint small towns around San Antonio:

Kerrville

One of the most wonderful aspects of any small town on our list is the rich outdoors.

Kerrville perhaps stands out the most. Known by some as the capital of the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville rests alongside the Guadalupe River, with many beautiful parks, trails,

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why millenials moving to austin

Austin’s skyline has evolved quickly in the last decade. New businesses and residential high rises show the remarkable speed at which our infrastructure is changing.

Perhaps the only thing growing faster than our buildings is our population.

Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with 170 new residents moving here every day. But one demographic is moving here faster than others: the Millennial generation.

Millennials constitute the generation born between 1981 - 1996 and make up most of today’s workforce.

So why is Austin such a magnet for this population? We have some ideas:

Careers in Austin

Cities with competitive employment opportunities offer an obvious selling point to the largest generation in the modern

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New Fortune 100 Company HQ Coming to Austin: What This Means for Local STEM Opportunities

In January 2018, WalletHub ranked Austin, Texas the fourth best metro area in the country for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals.

When it comes to STEM opportunities, publications like WalletHub look for cities where big companies in technical fields are expanding. Those expansions translate into job opportunities.

Austin Business Journal recently announced that Resideo Technologies (REZI), a Honeywell spinoff and Fortune 100 company, has chosen Austin for its future headquarters.

Resideo manufactures residential indoor-environmental control and security systems. They are the “leading wholesale distributor of security and low-voltage products,” and a top manufacturer of smart home products.

What will

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The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure is a nationally-held fundraising event for breast cancer research. We ran for those who have been impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis — whether a friend, family member, coworker, or even oneself.

These races bring hope.

Not only does the Race for the Cure raise awareness and build community — but they also raise money to help end breast cancer once and for all.

The JB Goodwin Team Arrived in Force

That’s why 80 JB Goodwin racers woke up bright and early on Sunday, September 30th.

2018 susan g. kormen race for the cureThe race began south of the South Congress bridge, where a sea of runners was surrounded by well-wishers holding signs and wearing shirts in memory or support of a loved one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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It’s an exciting week for the JB Goodwin San Antonio office. At this year’s Top Workplaces award ceremony, our San Antonio team was awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces award by the San Antonio Express-News.

This was our 7th year in a row being recognized as a top place to work in San Antonio, and it’s all thanks to our many great team members.

Several of our Alamo City JB Goodwin staff attended the award ceremony and received two awards on our company’s behalf:

First, JB Goodwin received 3rd Place overall among midsize firms.

The second, the Best Management award, recognized JB Goodwin for its outstanding leadership.

We wish to congratulate and offer a shout out to the entire JB Goodwin - San Antonio team for their support, continuous hard

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