May 22, 2013 by Sarah
Seven of San Antonio’s major attractions are banding together in an effort to get more residents and visitors to visit the Broadway Street corridor.
The McNay Art Museum is one of seven sites – along with [Read more]
May 22, 2013 by James
San Antonio seniors have another ally to help them maintain their health. WellCare Health Plans, based in Tampa, Florida, has opened one of its Welcome Rooms at 742 NW Loop 410, Suite 117, in San Antonio, Texas. The new facility will assist seniors who are [Read more]
April 18, 2013 by Sarah
San Antonio’s historic St. Anthony Hotel has a storied past, but like many old buildings, it’s begun showing its age. According to a recent story, however, all that is about to change.
Not only is a $24m renovation planned for [Read more]
April 2, 2013 by Mark
Electronics lovers will be happy to learn that Discount Electronics is opening its ninth store in San Antonio, Texas.
The chain will locate its newest store at [Read more]
March 14, 2013 by Sarah
Expectant mothers now have a store dedicated exclusively to them and all their needs, as Mommy Time, an organization that wants to make pregnancy a calm and joyous experience, has opened in North San Antonio.
The store offers a [Read more]
March 11, 2013 by Mark
Carl’s Jr., the popular fast-food chain started by Carl Karcher, is opening its eleventh San Antonio location, which is also its 64th store in Texas.
The new site, run by a [Read more]
February 28, 2013 by Mark
Grandview shopping center, which is located in Northwest San Antonio, Texas, has a new owner.
RPD Catalyst LLC, a Los Angeles firm, sold the center to the [Read more]
February 28, 2013 by Sarah
San Antonio’s trendy Pearl Brewery district has been under development for seven years, and it continues to grow as new businesses and residences open their doors. A report from this month reveals that new establishments include an [Read more]
January 30, 2013 by James
San Antonio, Texas’s leaders and investors have been putting millions of dollars into revitalizing the city’s downtown and turning it into a showplace for retail shops, arts enterprises, and residences. This month, a [Read more]
January 12, 2013 by Sarah
San Antonio, Texas, got some positive news to start the New Year. A report dated January 4, 2013, describes the housing market recovery as “well under way” and notes the San Antonio market should have “another healthy year” this year.
The report stated that the city’s home builders could begin working on as many as 9,000 new homes – an increase of 11% over the starts in 2012. If the figures are accurate, 2013 will be the second year in a row to record a “double-digit jump” in housing starts.
The information was presented to members of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association at its annual forecast meeting on Friday, January 4, by Jack Inselmann, who is vice president of Metrostudy, a housing research firm. Inselmann describes himself as “bullish” about the coming year, saying that the 9,000 starts is a conservative figure and that he actually expects it to be closer to 10,000.
Others agree with Inselmann’s assessment of the recovery in San Antonio and Texas in general. Robert Gardner, who is chairman of the Texas Association of Professionals Credit Union, saw healthy home sales and “sustained strong home values” throughout 2012 and expects the trend to continue this year. The rental market is also strong, with occupancy and rents rising, another indicator of a recovering economy. Inselmann enthuses:
“Any way you stack it, Texas rocks.”
The Builders Association could contact brochure printers to create a pamphlet stressing the opportunities associated with home ownership, while companies that manage rental properties could use flyer printing services to reach prospective tenants.