December 2014 Homes For Sale Report For Randolph AFB & Lackland AFB




If you are looking to buy or sell a home near Randolph AFB or Lackland AFB in December 2014 and or in early 2015, here is important information that you should this.

The opening of this year’s Christmas season sees the end of the second most active home sales market in San Antonio’s history.

Usually, our fall and early winter residential realty market is the low season for home sales in-and-around San Antonio’s military bases, however this year the market is projected to remain unseasonably strong through the end of the year and into the early months of next year.

Although there are many factors contributing to this year’s exceptionally strong home sales market in west San Antonio near Lackland and northeast San Antonio near Randolph,  the prime reason is the economic boom fueled by the nearby still developing  south Texas Eagle Ford shale oil and gas fields.  Other factors are San Antonio’s  diverse educational, financial, national security, and service sectors and the many businesses relocating to, or expanding in, San Antonio and the nearby  towns of Blanco, Boerne, Seguin, Floresville, and La Vernia.

For its active and retired uniformed service families, San Antonio remains a very affordable place to own a home.  According to an article at, “… a recent analysis by – a leading publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information – shows San Antonio offers the most affordable large metropolitan area home sales market in Texas.   Using data from the National Association of Realtors, found that an average home buyer making $46, 231.29 should qualify to purchase a median priced San Antonio home for $ 186,400.”

What does this mean for San Antonio’s active and retired uniformed services home buyers and sellers for this month and the coming January through March 2015 sales season?

Because resale home sales are significantly outpacing new listings, there will be a shortage of  homes for sale near the military bases until late winter into early spring.

The best prepared resale homes will sell quickly.

Home listing and sales prices will increase at a modest pace.

The market will strongly favor sellers.

There will be a shortage of newly constructed inventory homes in the new home subdivisions near the bases.  Consequently, buyers should expect to contract for a home to be built or under construction but not completed.

According to, “Buyers with good credit can take heart in knowing that mortgage interest rates are expected to remain low in the short term and, considering the affordability of San Antonio homes, it’s still possible to buy a quality San Antonio area home for a reasonable price compared to a similar home in the nation’s other large metropolitan area markets.”

That’s all for our December 2014 homes for sale report for Randolph AFB, Lackland AFB, and Fort Sam Houston.

We wish you a very merry Christmas, a wonderful winter season, and a Happy New Year.

If you have home ownership questions, need San Antonio area realty or mortgage loan advice or assistance or just want to learn more about San Antonio’s active and retired uniformed services communities,  please contact Stephanie Kelley at(210) 863-2661 or Randy Kelley at (210) 863-2661.  Our Realty Solutions Team is always eager to help with your home buying or selling needs.

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