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Old 08-01-2021, 05:43 AM   #81
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Oh don't worry...In San Antonio, you get the best of BOTH worlds. At night, the humidity pumps in from the coast and by the time the sun starts coming up, it's nice and muggy. Not to worry, around noon it will be 110 degrees in the shade and that will help to burn away all that pesky moisture in the air. Or...not, the current dew point in San Antonio is 70 degrees which makes it quite muggy..but at least it's not 79 like it is in Houston right now.


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Old 08-01-2021, 05:46 AM   #82
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NC statewide is 4.75% but counties add to that. The total for the county we have moved to is 6.75% total. Score again...


Wow, that is overall good. Since I am severely disabled I won’t pay the property tax and some other taxes as well. So that will help with the new mortgage cost lol
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Old 08-01-2021, 05:49 AM   #83
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Not to pour hot water on your experience, but the first three weeks of July haven't been hot, they've been the coolest in the 35+ years we've lived here.



That said, hope your move goes well and you enjoy your new home. Let me know if you spot a chupracabra.





Edit to add: To illustrate how unusually cool July has been I did a quick comparison of the first three weeks of July 2021 vs 2020. This is why I said it hasn't been hot.



In 2020 the daily high ranged from 95 to 106 with an average high of 99.4

In 2021 the daily high ranged from 79 to 93 with an average high of 88.3.
Thanks, with my disabilities the heat is much better than the cold cold weather. Titanium hips do not like the cold cold
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Old 08-01-2021, 06:27 AM   #84
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I live in the far northwest of SA. I like to say I live on the first hill of the hill country. If I were moving to SA, anywhere in the hill country is a good place to settle. It doesn't take long to get just about anywhere in SA if you choose a good route and a favorable time of day. If I were to look, it would be NW of SA. The further west and north the better. Subdivisions off I-10 are growing fast so look farther out toward Kerville and west of I-10 in the hill country. As far as dinning in the area, I wouldn't worry about that. There are many really good and unique places hidden in the area. The more hidden, the better the food and atmosphere. I'm retired AF and getting to military facilities including hospitals isn't that difficult. As far as things to do, if you can't find something to do on a weekend in SA or local area, you have other problems that need to be addressed.


We chose a place just off of I-10 on the border of Boerne, just NW of San Antonio.
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Good luck on pulling the plug and selling your home! I would highly suggest that you rent in the area for at least a year instead of buying asap. We moved from NJ to NM and rented for a year and a half. I am so glad we did that because where we ended up buying the home is very different from where we thought we wanted to live. Right now NM and TX are blowing up with people moving in....homes are high in demand, overpriced in some instances, with bidding wars.
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We chose a place just off of I-10 on the border of Boerne, just NW of San Antonio.
Congrats! That’s a great area.
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Old 08-01-2021, 06:52 PM   #87
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Good luck on pulling the plug and selling your home! I would highly suggest that you rent in the area for at least a year instead of buying asap. We moved from NJ to NM and rented for a year and a half. I am so glad we did that because where we ended up buying the home is very different from where we thought we wanted to live. Right now NM and TX are blowing up with people moving in....homes are high in demand, overpriced in some instances, with bidding wars.
Understand and thanks . We have been heading to SA for years and so. we are good with the area we picked. Good advice though 👍
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Understand and thanks . We have been heading to SA for years and so. we are good with the area we picked. Good advice though


Update on the move: Just signed a contract on the Virginia home (300k profit) after paying off current mortgage and realtor fee, and close the end of Sept and then close on the new Tx home 27 Sept. timing looks good. What a crazy housing market lol
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Nice timing! Glad it all worked out for you.
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Old 09-13-2021, 06:24 AM   #90
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Well we made it back from San Antonio and I have to say, we loved it. Weather was hot but we like that. After reading all the responses about the traffic, I would have to disagree. I drove all around San Antonio, Boerne and the I-10 corridor and farther, and, we really did not hit much traffic? That being said, we found a beautiful home off of I-10 in Boerne near the La Cantera area. Lovely restaurants and not far from historic Boerne. Prices of homes are outrageous like everywhere. We put in an offer on a 650K model home and they accepted 630K with all the furniture. It is just a matter of us selling our Virginia home which will give us 200K equity for the new home. Timing will be everything in these transactions indeed. Thanks again for all your inputs, we are looking forward to a new journey and we will keep you updated if everything materializes.
Update: Sold the home in Virginia beach (cleared almost 300K), now in the process of packing out and moving to an AirBnb for a 1 month, then 1 month with our Daughter (5 miles away), and lastly, to Las Vegas with our sons family for 1 month. New home in Boerne, TX will not be ready until mid Feb or beginning of March time frame. It will be hard being in limbo for five or so months. Oh yea, in the midst of all that, I will retire from my gov gig on 03 Dec. More to follow!
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25 years or so in Austin and we’ll be retiring to a cooler climate. But instead of convincing you why not, here are some tips to handle it:
- Heat? Everything is A/C’d; enjoy a nearby lake or pool and the late fall, winter and early spring is amazing.
- Property Taxes - this is a tough one, but if in the budget no worries
- Tons of cultural things to do in both Austin and SA
- Boerne is a great location!
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25 years or so in Austin and we’ll be retiring to a cooler climate. But instead of convincing you why not, here are some tips to handle it:
- Heat? Everything is A/C’d; enjoy a nearby lake or pool and the late fall, winter and early spring is amazing.
- Property Taxes - this is a tough one, but if in the budget no worries
- Tons of cultural things to do in both Austin and SA
- Boerne is a great location!


Yep… Already picked out a few fishing spots. Received the Deed on the new home and so just need to get down there after after my Dec 1 retirement and after the Christmas Holiday. (Staying with Son’s family in Vegas for holiday). -
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We are considering moving to Texas when we retire in about 7 years. It will really just be a home base for our full time RV lifestyle though.

We are looking to avoid the large population areas and find a place that is safe and would allow us to build our barndominium. Reading through this thread has been helpful.
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