Fall is a great season to buy a home for those who may be looking for a good deal.
Typically, once the summer ends, Sellers get more motivated, meaning they are more likely to lower their prices a bit and offer more room to negotiatel. And because many families want to be moved and settled before school starts, there is often more inventory with less competition, giving Buyers a nice upper hand.
Some real estate experts even believe that the week between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 is one of the best times to purchase a new home. This year, estimates suggest that the last week of September could see nearly 50 percent more active listings than any other time in 2022.
So, if you are looking for a new home, we’ve rounded up some of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio to buy a house.
Terrell Hills: This quiet neighborhood located just north of downtown San Antonio is consistently ranked as one of the top neighborhoods to buy a house and raise a family. Residents say that it is a very safe place to live and extremely family friendly with great schools and entertainment around the area. The median home value is about $616,000– nearly double that of the national average– and more than 85 percent of residents own their own home in Terrell Hills. There are plenty of older model ranch-style homes but several of the homes in Terrell Hills are multi-story newer model homes with a modern feel.
Helotes: This historical and charming suburb has grown into one of the most desirable suburbs in San Antonio. It sits on the northwest side of San Antonio, just outside of Loop 1604, making it an ideal home for families and military personnel. Almost 95 percent of Helotes residents own their own home and the median home value is just over $340,000. Residents there say they love the variety of beautiful, yet diverse, housing options.
Cibolo: Located on the Northeast edge of San Antonio, this small suburb is considered to be one of the best places to live in Texas. Cibolo has more of a rural feel with nearly 90 percent of residents owning their own homes. The median home value is much lower than Terrell Hills, averaging about $297,000. Buyers get a mix of newer and older model one-and two-story homes with a lot of big yards and open spaces.
Schertz: Neighboring Cibolo to the left, Schertz is another favorite area to buy a home for young professionals and families. Only about 85 percent of Schertz residents own their own home and the median home value is just under the national median at $303,000. It is considered to be one of the most diverse suburbs and one of the best suburbs to raise a family in Texas, making it an ideal option for home buyers. In Schertz, you’ll get ranch-style homes mixed with two-story family homes. Windcrest: This rural-feeling suburb is great for home buyers looking for their forever-home. Many residents in Windcrest are retirees who own their own home. Like Schertz, the median home value is just under the national average at $298,000. There are plenty of small businesses and neighborhood parks to compliment the mix of housing options. Many of the Windcrest homes are single-story residences though some parts of the area are seeing new construction with more modern-style housing.
Kelley Martin of Ascend Elite Realty, a Top Producing agent in San Antonio, can provide more details on these communities or many others, and the housing market in the San Antonio area.