Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much do I have to pay for a buyer consultation?
Nothing. The buyer consultation is free. We will explain the process of buying a home in San Antonio Texas and familiarize you with the various activities, documents and procedures that you will experience throughout the transaction.
2. Can people from outside of the US or non-US citizens buy a home in San Antonio?
Yes. The United States does not place any restrictions on non-US citizens buying a home in San Antonio.
Many people from outside the US buy homes in San Antonio Texas as investments, for vacation homes or for future relocation. Currently we are seeing lots of buying from people from other states and countries due to the strong economy and favorable housing market in San Antonio. Buying a home in San Antonio is also very safe and secure, as all transactions are subject to US contract law and are handled by neutral third party escrow companies (Title Company) who oversee all aspects of the transaction between seller and buyer.
3. What is a Title Company?
Title Company is a company involved in examining and insuring title claims for real estate purposes. The company verifies ownership of the homes in San Antonio and determines the valid owner through a thorough examination of property records in a Title Search. The title company usually does an abstract of title. The abstract determines the legal owner of the property; reveal any mortgages, liens judgments or unpaid taxes outstanding on the property and details any existing restrictions, easements or leases that affect the property.
4. Does a buyer have to pay commission to the realtors in San Antonio Tx?
No. A buyer does not have to pay commission to the realtors in San Antonio tx or broker when procuring a property. Commissions are paid from the seller’s proceeds.
5. I want to build a house, but I don't know the home builders in San Antonio, can you help me?
Yes. We work with the best home builders in San Antonio.
6. Financing to buy a home in San Antonio
If you don’t have a mortgage lender, we can also help. We know several lenders with special programs for NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL home buyers.
Most realtors in San Antonio Tx and mortgage lenders recommend pre-qualifying for a loan before selecting a home in San Antonio. This process will help you:
- Determine the price range you can afford.
- Understand the types of loans you qualify for.
- Determine what your monthly payment will be.
- Estimate the down payment and closing costs.
7. Which countries and citizens do you work with in helping to buy a home or relocate to San Antonio?
I work with NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL clients, some of my clients include citizens of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Canada and Asia among others. No matter what country are you from, I am happy to learn about your needs and assist you as a new client. I am fluent in Spanish and English.
8. What are the best areas to buy a home in San Antonio?
San Antonio is a very diverse city and a community can be found for just about every taste and lifestyle. Among these communities are desirable school districts, gated neighborhoods, beautiful homes and world class shopping and dining.
9. What are typical expenses for owning a home in San Antonio?
Depending on the size of the home and your usage, utilities such as gas, electricity, water and sewage can range anywhere from $150 to $500+ a month. Please note these amounts are estimates only, and actual expense can vary from home to home. Property taxes are another expense. As with utilities, you should verify the taxes for the particular area and home you are thinking of buying prior to purchase. Some homes also need to pay homeowners association. Monthly HOA fees can range from under $200 a month to over $350+ per month for luxury communities. In many communities, the HOA fees include the maintenance of common areas and amenities like the pool, tennis court, basquet ball court and others.
10. How can I buy a home in San Antonio Texas?
The best way to get started is to provide me with all the details of the type of home you would like to purchase, along with your budget. In the communities I serve, homes can be found from about $250,000 USD and up. Luxury homes in San Antonio can be found from around the $1,000,000 USD price all the way up to $4,000,000 USD and more. Once I have all the details of your requirements, I can start a search for homes for sale in San Antonio that match your criteria, and I can provide you with photos and information about the property. From there, once you decide which area you would like and type of home, it is best to plan a trip to San Antonio so you can actually tour the area and view properties.
11. Do you work with investors as well as individuals in acquiring or selling homes in San Antonio?
Yes. If you plan to invest in San Antonio real estate I can help with acquiring the real estate, and in addition I can also work with you on listing and marketing your property for sale.
If you have any questions or would like to get started on finding real estate in San Antonio Texas, please feel free to leave your contact information on my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Or you can call me directly at (210) 313-0249.
The information is intended as a general overview and it should NOT be used as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney.