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San Antonio-area home sales and prices skyrocket as inventory tightens

Home sales and prices in the San Antonio area soared in September amid pent-up demand, low interest rates and a tight supply of available homes.

Buyers in Bexar and surrounding counties closed on 3,623 homes last month, up about 32 percent from September 2019, the San Antonio Board of Realtors reported Tuesday. Sales year-to-date are up about 8 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

The median price rose about 11 percent to $261,200.

“The significant growth in sales compared to last year shows the housing sector as a possible factor to move the economy forward,” said Kim Bragman, SABOR’s 2020 board chairman. “We are hopeful to see a positive growth of sales for the remainder of the year.”

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Around 68 percent of the homes sold in September were priced between $200,000 and $499,999, compared

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Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Is Available in San Rafael, CA – Press Release

It does not matter if a homeowner has plans to sell, or if they are ready for an all-new kitchen, remodeling a kitchen is a huge job. In fact, the average price tag on an entirely new kitchen is around $22K. With so much money on the line, the right remodeling companies must be found. Some tips that will help ensure the right professional service is found and used are listed here.

Consider Working with Specialized Professionals

Many general contractors can handle any kitchen remodel project, from beginning to end. For many people, this may sound like the best option. However, these companies do not specialize in any one part of the remodeling process.

That means that each element may not show off the high-quality results a homeowner was searching for. However, with more specialized service providers, such as Granite Transformations, this is a non-issue. By hiring these specialized

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San Antonio home prices have increased twice as fast as local wages

A recent study from Construction Coverage says home prices in the San Antonio area increased twice as fast as local wages from 2014 to 2019.

The research company released its report Tuesday, stating that the average price for a house in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area grew by 32.2 percent during the five-year span, compared to only 16.1 percent for wages.

In 2019, the median home price for the San Antonio area was $204,558 while the median annual wage was $36,130.

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Data ranked the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area at 34th on Construction Coverage’s list of major U.S. metros where home prices are outpacing wages. Texas cities also ranked in the list are No.6 Dallas (housing costs grew 3.7 times faster), No. 24 Houston (2.7 times faster) and No. 25 Austin (2.5 times faster).

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Return home not so sweet for 49ers in loss to Eagles – San Francisco 49ers Blog

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After a successful 10-day trip to New Jersey and West Virginia, the San Francisco 49ers returned home Sunday night and looked like a team that left its juice on the East Coast.

The Niners struggled from the start in a disappointing 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The defeat dropped the Niners to 2-2 on the season and 0-2 at Levi’s Stadium.

Perhaps of more concern is that this is the latest and, perhaps, costliest in a series of sluggish performances for the Niners after they have had an extended stay back East.

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San Marcos police looking for duo after hardware store theft – News – Austin American-Statesman

Police are looking for a man and a woman who stole a large amount of electrical wiring from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in San Marcos on Sept. 13.

The pair left in a gray four-door car, San Marcos police said in a Monday Facebook post. Police also provided photos of the man they believe was responsible for the theft in their social media post.

Authorities said the man, who is wearing a blue shirt, light blue pants and white athletic shoes in police photos, had an ankle monitor on his left leg. The device is commonly used by law enforcement probation and parole departments.

San Marcos police said they are waiting for responses from multiple probation and parole departments for possible identification of the man in the photos.

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Habitat for Humanity Restore in San Angelo helps with home improvement

Colin Murphey, San Angelo Standard-Times
Published 2:28 p.m. CT Sept. 2, 2020

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Pam Hammer, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity in San Angelo at center, opens the Restore for business Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Photo: Colin Murphey / San Angelo Standard-Times)

SAN ANGELO — For people isolating at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic who may have found time for do-it-yourself projects or home improvement efforts, there is a resource in San Angelo that offers a low-cost alternative to big-name hardware stores.

And while many of the products at the Habitat for Humanity Restore may be used, they are far from used up.

The Habitat for Humanity Restore, located at 401 N. Chadbourne St. in downtown San Angelo, is a nonprofit home improvement store which not only saves customers money, but also keeps building materials out of local landfills and helps support the work of Habitat

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4 Fresh Renovation Ideas We’re Stealing from the Newly Reimagined San Luis Creek Lodge

Designer Nina Freudenberger describes her first visit to the old San Luis Creek Lodge, located in downtown San Luis Obispo, California, as a step back in time—well, more of a leap. “There seemed to be a medieval theme,” she says, recalling the four-poster beds, gray stone fireplaces, and dark wood ceiling beams. “Everything felt so heavy.” 

Tasked by PRG Hospitality Group with redesigning the lobby and its three guest buildings, Freudenberger landed on a modern vision for the spaces that called for fresh wall treatments and major bathroom makeovers. Still, even amid all the new white paint, the designer didn’t lose the cozy lodge details. “I wanted to keep it warm, almost like a Danish farmhouse,” she says. All the inspiration you could possibly need for your very own reno is waiting in this newly reimagined getaway. 

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San Diego Gas & Electric Implements Wildfire-Safety Improvements

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — San Diego Gas & Electric announced Thursday that it is implementing a slate of strategies designed to help prevent power line-sparked blazes and reduce the burdens of public-safety power shutoffs enacted during periods of high wildfire risk.

Some of the enhancements already have been put to test early this fire season, with positive results, according to the utility.

The programs, including “strategic” undergrounding of some equipment, target a 25% to 30% reduction, as compared with 2019, in the number of customers affected by preemptive blackouts during Santa Ana wind events and other periods of extreme wildfire danger, SDG&E reported.

“We recognize the impact public-safety power shutoffs have on our customers, and we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to minimize the risk of wildfires and the number of disruptions our customers experience in the future,” said SDG&E CEO Caroline Winn. “Simply put,

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San Fernando Valley General Contractors Vows to Continue Offering Exemplary Kitchen Remodeling Services – Press Release

San Fernando Valley General Contractors have announced that they would continue offering exemplary kitchen remodelling services to the locals. The company, which specializes in quality construction services, believes that this will add more value to homes as well as make kitchen spaces more livable. Currently, the team specializes in building services such as foundations, flooring, new construction, additions, home remodelling, attic renovation, among others.

Encino, CA – September 9, 2020 – San Fernando Valley General Contractors, a team of skilled contractors based in San Fernando Valley, has assured the locals that they would continue providing quality kitchen remodelling services. The general contractors in the San Fernando Valley say that the services will be unmatched and second to none in the construction industry. The construction experts believe that this will make the services more accessible and closer to people. The general contractors also affirm that the services will add more value

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Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

The Drywall Repair Guys offer the benefit of their superior experience and knowledge to the San Diego area residents and contractors.

The Drywall Repair Guys are pleased to announce that they are celebrating a milestone of six years since the launch of the business. Before that time, Armando had accrued nearly four decades of experience in the industry. The drywall repair San Diego business is recognized as the best in the market, exhibiting professionalism, expertise, and ethics. The entire brand has been built on the reputation for quality services and products.

Drywall is a widely used building product. It can be applied quickly to studs or over other materials for a smooth and even surface. The product can be painted, stuccoed, plastered, or finished in different ways. While the boards are stable and smooth, they are also somewhat fragile. It doesn’t take much to put a deep scratch on the

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