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Meritage Homes Offers Energy Efficient Homes at Tribute Ranch, Northwest San Antonio

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Home buyers in San Antonio now have more options for affordable, energy efficient homes with Meritage Homes new community of Tribute Ranch, a neighborhood of 140 single family homes in northwest San Antonio.  Homes in this neighborhood are available from approximately 1400 to 2800 square feet, single or two story, from 3 to 5 bedrooms with prices currently starting from the high $190,000s. Home buyers at Tribute Ranch have the choice of nine different floor plans with a choice of different elevations to select their ideal home.

Meritage is one of the leading energy efficient home builders in San Antonio, offering energy saving features such as spray foam insulation, Low-E windows, minimum 15-SEER HVAC, compact fluorescent and LED lighting, and low to zero VOC materials included as standard. Additional included features of homes at Tribute Ranch include granite countertops and recessed lighting in the kitchen, built in pest control system, 2 car garage with opener and M.Connected Home™ Home Automation Suite. The home automation suite offers home buyers security and peace of mind through the ability to monitor and control the home thermostat, lighting, garage door, door locks and a video doorbell.

Located outside of Loop 1604 off FM1560, between Culebra and Shaenfield roads, Tribute Ranch is convenient to local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Alamo Ranch Shopping Center, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, Government Canyon State Natural Area and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The community also has easy access to San Antonio downtown and other areas via Charles Anderson Loop 1604, Loop 410 and Highway 151.

TRIBUTE RANCH  Schools: **
Tribute Ranch is located within Northside Independent School District

  • Elementary – Kay Franklin Elementary School
  • Middle – Dr. John Folks Middle School
  • High School – Harlan High School

**School assignments may vary. Please contact the school district to verify.

For more information about homes in Tribute Ranch and any other San Antonio Real Estate needs contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801. Sign up at my website, http://www.TrueSARealEstate.com to receive information about homes for sale.

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Highland Homes Offers Luxurious Homes in Stillwater Ranch, San Antonio

Highland Homes is building single and two story, 3 to 5 bedroom homes at Stillwater Ranch  ranging in size from approximately 2400 to 3,600 square feet with prices currently starting from the low $300,000s. Highland Homes offers impressive elevations, luxurious features and floor plans offering home buyers the options to truly build the home of their dreams. With over 30 years of experience in home building and working with home buyers, Highland Homes knows how to deliver quality construction with the finer details that discerning buyers will appreciate.

Stillwater Ranch is a master planned community of single family homes in northwest San Antonio, located outside of Loop 1604 off Culebra Road. Residents of Stillwater Ranch enjoy extensive community amenities including walking trails, fitness room, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a playscape and a 6,000 square foot pool with beach entry and lap lanes.

The community is also convenient to local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Alamo Ranch Shopping Center, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, Government Canyon State Natural Area https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The community also has easy access to Charles Anderson Loop 1604, Loop 410 and Highway 151.

Stillwater Ranch Community Information – Annual HOA Dues: $621 per year*

Schools: ** Northside Independent School District

  • Elementary – Evelyn Scarborough Elementary School
  • Middle – Dr. John Folks Middle School
  • High School – Harlan High School

*This fee may be subject to change  **School assignments may vary.

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For more information about buying a home in Stillwater Ranch or any other San Antonio area neighborhood, contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801. Sign up at my website, http://www.TrueSARealEstate.com to receive information about homes for sale.

San Antonio Home Sales Taper in September Amid Tight Inventory

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The San Antonio summer home buying frenzy relaxed slightly in September as the school year began and the weather started to cool. Sales during the month numbered 2,587, a one percent decrease from this time last year, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report (MLS) from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) which reports on all areas contained within the MLS. Despite the slight decline, median and average prices experienced moderate increases with the median rising five percent to $213,500 and the average increasing two percent to $247,058. The month ended with 2,152 sales still pending, 136 more homes than September of 2016.

“It is not unusual for sales to taper off once the summer season winds down. Kids are returning to school so families want to remain in one place, and many buyers and sellers like to be settled for the coming holiday season as well,” said Yvette Allen, SABOR’s 2017 Chairman of the Board. “This has still been a busy year for real estate in the San Antonio area. In fact, since January, a total of 23,414 homes have been sold, which is three percent more than this time period last year.”

Homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000 made up 50.3 percent of the homes sold in September and homes priced under $200,000 made up 45 percent of the month’s sales. Homes priced over $500,000 accounted for 4.8 percent of September’s sales, with 12 of those priced over $1 million.

Meanwhile, days on market plummeted seven percent from the previous year to just 52 days in September and months of inventory also remained low with 3.8 months available.

“In San Antonio, months of inventory have remained below four months for about two years making it a tight market that favors sellers,” said Gilbert Gonzalez, SABOR’s interim CEO. “This means that those looking to buy need to be ready to act fast. Know your budget and priorities, and work with an experienced REALTOR® who can help you navigate the process.”

In Texas, total home sales rose just 0.4 percent year-over-year for a total of 26,666 homes sold across the state. The average price increased 4.8 percent to $273,383 and the median rose 7.1 percent to $225,000. Months of inventory in the state measured just 3.9 months available.

SABOR Multiple Listing Service Report: Home Sales Recap

September 2015 September 2016 September 2017
Total Month Sales 2,384 (7% increase) 2,618 (9% increase) 2,587 (1% decrease)
Average Price $232,660 (6% increase) $241,757 (4% increase) $247,058 (2% increase)
Median Price $191,700 (4% increase) $203,700 (6% increase) $213,500 (5% increase)

*Percentage increases are based on a year-over-year comparison

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio metropolitan area, and want to work with a trusted San Antonio REALTOR® throughout the process, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage, at (210) 595-9801, or by email at TrueSARealEstate@gmail.com.

Pomona Park – New Homes in Northwest San Antonio 

Pomona Park is a charming new home community of 61 single family homes in northwest San Antonio, located within Loop 1604 and tucked away within an established neighborhood off of Prue Road. Pomona Park offers easy access to South Texas Medical Center and local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, O.P. Schnabel Park and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Century Communities is building single and two story, 3 to 5 bedroom homes at Pomona Park ranging in size from approximately 1,477 to 3,000 square feet.

One of the unique floorplans available at Pomona Park is the Aspen floor plan, which is shown off to full advantage at the model home. This open concept home has an office just off the entry then opens to the island kitchen, dining and living area, with an inviting sun room at the rear, adjacent to the master bedroom. The Aspen is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at approximately 1848 square feet per plan.

Pomona Park is located within the Northside Independent School District.

POMONA PARK COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Homes Square Footage Range: approx. 1,477sq ft to 3,356 sq ft.

Annual HOA Dues: $690 per year*

SCHOOLS **

Elementary – Scobee Elementary School

Middle – Stinson Middle School

High School – Brandeis High School

*This fee may be subject to change

**School assignments may vary. Please contact the school district,

For more information about Pomona Park homes or other San Antonio area real estate, please contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801. Sign up at my website, http://www.TrueSARealEstate.com to receive information about homes for sale in Pomona Park.

Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch Offers Luxury and Energy Efficiency

Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch

Sitterle Homes is building High Performance new homes in Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch, San Antonio

 

Kinder Ranch is a master planned community in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country. Located north of San Antonio, off of State Highway 281 and Borgfield Road, this gated community currently includes Willis Ranch, Prospect Creek and Prospect Creek Estates.When complete, the community will have a Junior Olympic swimming pool, a playground, sports court, walking trails and a soccer field. The community is in the Comal County Independent School District and is currently served by Kinder Ranch Elementary School, Spring Branch Middle School and Smithson Valley High School. A middle school and high school are both planned for construction within the community.

Sitterle Homes in Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch – Sitterle Homes, is currently building its luxurious, Vintage Series homes in Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch on 55’ or 65’ wide lots with floor plans ranging from 1852 square feet to just over 3400 square feet with prices starting at $230,000.
In addition to elegant architecture, quality materials and craftsmanship, Sitterle’s High Performance Homes offer many energy efficiency features such as open cell sprayed foam insulation in the attic space, a TRANE 15 SEER rate Air Conditioner, a High Efficiency gas furnace and Low-E windows.

David Weekley Homes in Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch – Energy efficiency is also a key feature of David Weekley’s EnergySaver Homes at Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch. Incorporating advanced framing techniques to create R-19 insulated exterior walls, R-38 and R-22 batt insulation in the ceiling, with a TRANE 16 SEER and natural gas furnace and LoE windows, all David Weekley Homes at Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch will be Energy Star® certified and receive a HERS® Index rating for estimated energy usage.

David Weekley is currently offering a wide selection of one story and two story homes at Prospect Creek at Kinder Ranch, with floor plans from 1785 to just over 3000 square feet priced from the $230,000s.


Both David Weekley and Sitterle homes offer floor plans that can be customized with your selection of desired features including media room, children’s retreat, sunroom and 3 car garages.

If you are looking to build or buy an energy efficient new home in the San Antonio area, and would like more information about San Antonio communities and the home buying process, contact Trudy Edwards, for additional home buyer resources.

Energy Efficient New Homes at Triana

Hill country views, wooded home sites, acres of greenbelts and wildlife preserves and a superb selection of energy efficient homes await homebuyers at Triana, a new home community located in Helotes, off Bandera Road, about 4.5 miles west of Charles Anderson Loop 1604.

At Triana home buyers have the choice of 55’, 65’ or 80’ lots. Many of the lots in the community also back onto greenbelt land, offering owners additional privacy and views of mature trees behind the home.

Homes in Triana are being built by three of San Antonio’s leading green home builders, David Weekley Homes, Sitterle Homes and Ryland Homes.

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David Weekley is building its EnergySaver™ Homes on 55’ and 65’ wide lots at Triana. These homes average a 65 on the HERS index. The HERS Index s a scoring system that compares the relative energy efficiency of different homes. The lower a home’s HERS index, the more energy efficient it is. David Weekley Homes was recently named as the leading green home builder in San Antonio by the San Antonio Business Journal, based on the number of green homes built in 2011.

David Weekley Homes and Ryland Homes are offering energy usage guarantees to buyers of their new homes at Triana. Based on analysis of construction and building envelope leakage the home’s energy usage is estimated and guaranteed within the guidelines of the program.

Ryland Homes has been building energy efficient homes since 1999 by utilizing blown cellulose insulation in the walls, Low-E windows and high efficiency A/C units in combination with MERV filters. At Triana, Ryland and David Weekley homes are installing 16 SEER A/C units. Ryland Homes is building three series of homes at Triana – The Enclave on 55’ lots, The Executive on 65’ lots and The Estates series on 80’ lots.

Sitterle Homes is building its Heritage Series homes on 80’ lots at Triana. Sitterle Homes was named the third leading green home builder in San Antonio by the San Antonio Business Journal based on the number of green homes built in 2011. Sitterle Homes is building High Performance Homes at Triana, complete with include sprayed foam insulation in exterior walls and the attic, Tyvek house sheathing and 15 SEER Trane A/C units. The Sitterle Heritage series of homes offers granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen as standard and an abundance of elevations and structural options.

Triana is in the well regarded Northside Independent School District and is served by Garcia Middle School and O’Connor High School.  Younger residents will be able to attend the brand new Los Reyes Elementary school, located just outside the community’s gate, which opens in August 2012.

Residents at Triana will also be able to enjoy the community amenity center with a park, playground and swimming pool.

If you would like more information about this community, homes available to buy now or how to build the home of your dreams in Triana, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at truesarealestate@gmail.com or (210) 595-9801.

Solar Home Community Opens in Northwest San Antonio

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Meritage Homes just opened a new community of new construction homes where solar panels and energy efficient construction comes as standard. The community of Providence is a gated community of 40 homes, tucked away in a quiet area of northwest San Antonio with easy access to South Texas Medical Center, Interstate Highway 10 and recreation areas such as the Leon Vista Trailhead and OP Schnabel Park.

What is so exciting about this community is that the Meritage built homes will have solar panels installed as standard. Not only are they installing solar panels as standard, but instead of installing regular Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which only convert about 15% of the solar energy into power, Meritage Homes is installing the revolutionary Echo Solar System which is reported to be 50% efficient.  The Echo solar system is more efficient because it uses the solar panels to both generate electricity and capture the thermal energy.

These energy efficient Meritage Homes at Providence also include, spray foam insulation throughout the exterior walls and the attic, providing a tight building envelope. WaterSense efficient fixtures and dual flush toilets help to reduce your water consumption by 50%. Low-E vinyl windows help to keep the sun’s heat from coming into the home and ENERGY STAR® appliances also contribute to reducing the home’s overall energy consumption.

Notable Standard Features at Providence Include:

  • Echo Solar System
  • Solar Water Heater with 120 Gallon Tank
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Dual Flush Toilets
  • Taexx built-in Pest Control System
  • PEX®Plumbing
  • 14 SEER Air conditioning System
  • Low-E Windows
  • Energy Star® appliances

Homes being built in this community are available in 7 different floor plans which range from a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1515 square foot one story all the way to a 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2797 square foot two story plan.

If you are interested in buying a home in Providence, or would like to learn more about buying a new home in San Antonio, please do not hesitate to contact me at truesarealestate@gmail.com or (210) 595-9801 to discuss your home buying needs.

Trudy Edwards, REALTOR® , Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage 2338 N. Loop 1604 W., Ste. 120 San Antonio, TX 78248