Rent Prices Rising Near San Antonio AF Bases

According to Apartment List, apartment rent prices are continuing to rise around San Antonio’s AF and Army military bases.  Here are some of this month’s Apartment List highlights:

  • “Rents in San Antonio have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up 2.8% year-over-year.
  • Median rent prices here prove to be more affordable than comparable cities nationwide – San Antonio’s median two-bedroom rent of $1,060 is below the national average of $1,160.
  • Over the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Antonio, but across the entire state – of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Texas, 8 of them have seen prices rise.”

Apartment List is the fastest-growing apartment rental marketplace in the United States, and is reinventing the rental market on a foundation of trust and transparency. Headquartered in San Francisco, Apartment List was recently named to Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies in the US for two years in a row and the #3 fastest growing company in the Bay Area.

If you’re looking to rent a San Antonio AF or Army base area apartment or single family or multi-family detached home, please contact a member of the San Antonio Legacy Group’s Power House Team.  We specialize in helping active duty and retired military families find quality housing, both to buy or rent.  A certified  Military Relocation Professional (MRP) member of our team will be available to help you.  Please contact Randall Kelley, Realtor, at (210) 863-2661 or Stephanie Kelley, Realtor, at (210) 867-8743.  The Power House Team is a member of the award winning Legacy Group Brokerage, Keller Williams Legacy, San Antonio, Texas.

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.

Average Home Prices Near Randolph AFB

Freedom flight over Randolph Air Force Base

Freedom flight over Randolph Air Force Base


In the last 6 months, the average 3 bedroom/2 or more bath resale home near Randolph AFB, built from 2006 to 2013, was listed for $184,232 and sold for $181,636.

In the last 6 months, the average 3 bedroom/2 or more bath newly constructed home near Randolph AFB was listed for $236,958 and sold for $229,185.


In the last 6 months, the average 4 bedroom/2 or more bath resale home near Randolph AFB, built from 2006 to 2013, was listed for $231,751 and sold for $227,260.

In the last 6 months, the average 4 bedroom/2 bath newly constructed home near Randolph AFB was listed for $252,255 and sold for $243,513.

Want to know more.  Contact Randy at (210) 863-2661 or Stephanie at (210) 867-9743.

We’re Randy and Stephanie Kelley, Realtors® at Keller Williams Legacy, San Antonio, Texas. Our Realty Solutions Team has a long history of residential realty sales accomplishments and a legacy of exceptional  service for our active duty and retired uniformed service clients.  Call on us if you’re looking for the best price, terms, and conditions for your residential realty investment.

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