Living in San Antonio

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Every time we walk a first-time homebuyer through the process of finding and purchasing a new home, it’s cause for celebration.

At JB Goodwin, we recognize purchasing a home is a big commitment — and a very exciting decision. There are so many factors to consider including location, number of bedrooms, style of home, price range, amenities, forecasted rates of appreciation, property taxes, and more.

If San Antonio is your choice for a first home, expect to enjoy a blend of affordable city-living with a deep Texas pride connected to one of its most popular locations. Alamo City is definitely up-and-coming, with new restaurants and developments being added every day.

First-time homebuyers in San Antonio have a lot to think about. The property

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San Antonio has a proud military heritage that is a big part of the city's culture and identity. Thousands of military personnel are stationed throughout the area's bases, and each year military families from all over the country make their home in the Alamo City.

Moving from abroad is hard enough, but military families also bring with them specific requirements when searching for a home, like:

    • a home within close proximity to the military base
    • quality school districts
    • neighborhood safety

Here are our picks for the top four neighborhoods for San Antonio military families.

1. Olympia Hills

Olympia Hills is a golf course community in Universal City, just 20 miles northeast of San Antonio. With proximity to Randolph Air Force

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Tech Industry in San Antonio, TX
Austin and San Antonio are only an hour apart from each other, but they seem worlds away.

Over the past several years, Austin has gained a reputation of being the new Silicon Valley for its thriving tech opportunities.

Tech workers have been flocking to the city from across the nation for its top-rated career industry.

And while Austin has taken the spotlight, San Antonio has been in the shadows.

But all of this has changed.

On January 9th, real estate website, Zillow, released an updated list of the top 10 up-and-coming tech markets in the country.

San Antonio ranked 6th, while the long reigning city of Austin ranked 8th.

For many, it comes as no surprise that San Antonio is near the top of the list!

Here’s what makes San Antonio

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San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants and attractions

Long recognized as one of San Antonio’s main charms, the Riverwalk has beckoned tourists and locals alike. If you want to have a night out on the town in San Antonio, the Riverwalk is the place to go.

The Riverwalk is comprised of over 15 miles of cobblestone walkways and arched bridges, as well as restaurants, bars, and hotels. As you walk along the San Antonio river at dusk, skyscrapers and hotels soar overhead. You can see their reflections in the water below you.

It's undeniable that the Riverwalk is one of the best ways to experience San Antonio's beauty. So you can make the most out of your experience, here's the definitive guide to most well-visited attraction in the city:

  • Getting Around the Riverwalk
  • Food and Entertainment
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The JB Goodwin team is proud to announce that JBGoodwin.com has been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

The certificate recognizes JBGoodwin.com's excellence in the areas of website design, content and functionality. We're happy to report that our website received especially high marks in a wide range of important areas related to website performance. This includes:

  • Usability
  • Design
  • Content
  • Interactivity
  • Customer service
  • Mobile responsiveness

The measurement criteria for WQC changes each year to reflect only the most current online marketing strategies and ever-changing consumer preferences. In order to maintain certification, companies must be re-certified every

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happy Central Texas home owners - father and a young child

Search Home Tips To Help With Your 2019 Resolution

1. Eating Healthily

2. Spending Time With Family

3. Saving Money

4. Stop Procrastinating

5. Keeping Organized

The fireworks have burst into the sky to welcome the New Year, and the Christmas decorations are coming down. Most of us are returning to work after vacation.

As you return home from holiday travels or finish the last of that leftover turkey, it’s time to mull over what you hope to create in 2020. As a Texan, your dreams can be as large as the state itself.

New Year’s resolutions are easiest to fulfill when your home fosters an environment that pushes you toward those goals. Here are some ways to prepare your home for making the most of 2020:

1. Robust kitchen =

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According to the National Retail Federation, about half of gift-givers have completed their holiday gift-buying by December 12th.

That’s not very exciting though, is it? So for everyone out there who enjoys the thrill of last-minute gift shopping, we’re here to help!

Here are some 11th hour gift ideas with broad appeal:

For Teens: Amazon Gift Card

Wait, is this a cop out? Far from it! The teenage years are about forming a unique identity, in preparation for life outside the home. A general purpose gift card actually shows that you, an established adult, respect their decision-making.

Available at: Amazon.com

For Young Adults: Lyft or Uber Gift Card

Young adult life is an opportunity to explore, before the responsibilities of

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In a hurry to sell your San Antonio property? Most families know that conducting a few renovations is optimal for selling a home quickly and for above market expectations. But knowing which changes to make is where many of us feel at a loss.

To save you time and money, we’ve put together a checklist of the house renovations that you should prioritize. These are the most consistent and easiest to implement tasks that can significantly drive up the allure of most properties.

Your real estate agent will be responsible for marketing your home, but you can also take a few steps to make your home one of the most desirable in the San Antonio real estate market. That means once you’ve chosen an agent you can trust, it’s time to put your money and energy

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map of boerne, tx - just outside San Antonio


Pronounced /ber·nie/ by locals, Boerne, Texas is a gem of a small-town in Kendall County.

Located smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is far from a small, dusty Texas town. The town is not only filled with Central Texas country charm, it boasts a strong German heritage too.

Boerne has developed an eclectic downtown shopping experience along “the Hill Country Mile”, an area which has many restaurants and breweries. The Texas Hill countryside and surrounding area promise near-endless opportunities for natural beauty and outdoor adventure.

Find A Boerne Home Today!

Here’s the highlights and a brief overview as to all the best aspects of visiting or living in this quaint community that is located in Texas Hill Country:

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Would you like your house to be the coolest on the block without feeling like you’re donating your paycheck to the local utilities company?

Then read on as we cover some tips and tricks to lower your home air-conditioning bill during the blazing Texas summer!

Let’s start with the lowest-cost, fastest options first:

1. Keep the Blinds Closed

Did you know closing the blinds can save you up to 7% on your electric bill and lower temperatures in your home by up to 20 degrees, according to website Family Handyman?

While you’ve probably felt the difference this makes at some point in your life, it’s nice to know what kind of return you can expect for your efforts here! For added savings, install neutral-colored blackout curtains to the south- and

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