San Antonio on list of "America's Best Long Term Real Estate Bets"

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sands Realty 210-414-0966 Texas License #0331413

Forbes magazine has published the top ten list of cities that are most likely to have a growing economy in the years ahead and that are also not likely to overheat and then bust.  In this list of "America's Best Long Term Real Estate Bets", Forbes places San Antonio in the number three position, behind Washington D.C. and Seattle.

According to Forbes, the following cities are the top 10 long-term housing bets:
10) Atlanta
9) Portland
8) Cincinnati
7) Philadelphia
6) St. Louis
5) New York
4) Minneapolis
3) San Antonio
2) Washington, D.C.
1) Seattle

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Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
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Shirley - I am so amused that Washington DC is on this list considering Todd Clark's latest post. Check it out if you get a minute. San Antonio is certainly a beautiful city having visited there in the past.

Dec 20, 2008 09:40 AM #1
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Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
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Woo Hoo!  I hadn't seen this yet, thanks for the info SP.  That is some great news.  KM

Dec 20, 2008 09:46 AM #2
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Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Shirley - As if you and I didn't already see the value here!  Forbes loves San Antonio.  We are constantly being credited with good things by them.  Keep 'em coming Forbes, we love hearing it.  Just keep us off the "overweight" list, alright?  Its not our fault we love breakfast tacos, kolaches, and tamales.)

Dec 20, 2008 09:48 AM #3
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes

Matt, Very funny.  I think we have passed the most overweight city designation on to another city. Haha.  There is too much good food here!

KM -- I am so happy that our city has been doing so well compared to others but I hope our entire nation with recover soon.

Hi Judy -- I will check out Todd's post.  I always thought D.C. was pretty insulated against a bad economy because of it being the home of all those government employees.  I love the DC area having lived there for six years.

Dec 20, 2008 09:55 AM #4
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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Hi Shirley, Well that is certainly good news! I would love to visit San Antonio... I've never been there!

Happy Holidays, Shirley!

Dec 20, 2008 10:06 AM #5
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Mary, Come on down!  We will show you a good time. :-)

Dec 20, 2008 11:13 AM #6
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Shirley, that is good news!!!   I like seeing San Antonio on the list in the Number 3 position!!!  We have so much to offer here in our beautiful city. 

Matt, you just made me hungry -- our early morning real estate sales meetings usually include either Breakfast Tacos or Kolaches.  Lunches usually include Tamales -- guess that's why I've gained a little weight during my 8 years in real estate.  :)  

Dec 20, 2008 12:12 PM #7
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
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Judi, When I was in the office on Wednesday, there were Christmas cookies, peanut butter filled pretzels, some kind of asian snack, and a basket with cookies and loaves of zucchini, bananut nut, and sweet potato bread. I can't figure out if that is good or bad.

Dec 20, 2008 12:29 PM #8
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Shirley, oh my goodness!!!  That's a lot of snacks for our office!!!   Whew, glad I didn't stop by on Wednesday.  I stopped in on Tuesday afternoon to check in -- didn't go back to the kitchen area.  Probably should have -- I'd been showing houses all day and was getting hungry. 

Dec 20, 2008 12:42 PM #9
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Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
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Judy,

Thanks for mentioning me in the comment, I do have to say I think Washington DC is pretty safe, because they will just print more money if they have a problem.

 

Dec 20, 2008 05:20 PM #10
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My two favorite cities -- San Diego and Vancouver, British Columbia -- not on that list, but of that top 10, I could do Portland, San Antonio, or Seattle.

Dec 21, 2008 05:03 PM #11
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
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If I had to live anywhere in the South, it would be San Antonio. I got addicted to the River Walk back in 1994 when my husband, born and raised in Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M, first took me there.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Dec 27, 2008 07:14 PM #12
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes

Hi Jim, The Riverwalk is always alive with activity it seems.  Best wishes to you as well! :-)

Hi Russel, I have been to all of the cities you name with the exception of Vancouver BC.  I have been to Victoria BC.  I like all of these.

Hi Todd, Funny comment.

Judi, I have a feeling we will probably never go hungry at our office.

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