The Schrader Group Blog


Google Fiber in San Antonio

Thousands of residential customers in San Antonio can sign up for Google Fiber installation over the next month. Google Fiber Texas LLC has built its fiber optic network in neighborhoods to the point where it’s ready to be switched online once installed in homes. Potential customers across Westover Hills and just west of downtown San Antonio near West  … Read more

  Category: Business


MLS, Zillow, Trulia, HotPads?!

When it comes to searching for real estate data, why are there so many options? It seems like every week, we hear about a new app or a new website that does the same thing, just a little bit better, and as a prospective home buyer or seller, you should certainly use all information made  … Read more

  Category: Pro Tips


CPS Energy sets budget of $150 million for new HQ

San Antonio’s city-owned utility company CPS Energy has set a guaranteed maximum price of $150 million to build its new headquarters. CPS Energy’s board of trustees on Monday unanimously approved that amount to renovate the former AT&T Building off McCullough Avenue into the city-owned utility company’s new headquarters. Out of the funds, general contractor Sundt Construction Inc.  … Read more

  Category: Business


Ernst & Young center could deliver hundreds more jobs in San Antonio

San Antonio is in the hunt to land a new Ernst & Young LLP project that could net the Alamo City hundreds of new jobs. First, the city of San Antonio and Bexar County need to approve separate incentive packages. Ernst & Young’s financial services organization plans to create a new client service delivery center.  … Read more

  Category: Business, Economics


Coffee franchise looking to bring three locations San Antonio

The Australian firm Retail Food Group, parent company of Gloria Jean’s Coffees and It’s a Grind Coffee House, is planning its first expansion into San Antonio, where the company hopes to open up three locations in the near future. With some 900 Gloria Jean’s locations and 20 It’s a Grind Coffee stores around the world,  … Read more

  Category: Uncategorized


US 281 North Expansion Project

Since 2000, TxDOT has had plans to upgrade US 281 north of Loop 1604 to a freeway. (A freeway is a roadway with high-speed, divided mainlanes that go over or under intersecting roadways and access those roadways via entrance and exit ramps. It can be tolled or non-tolled.) Due to a sudden funding shortage in  … Read more

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First look at San Antonio’s $60M Alamodome makeover

The city of San Antonio will have to wait longer than anticipated to show off its new and improved Alamodome to UTSA Roadrunners fans, but municipal officials offered some of us in the media an early glimpse of the $60 million makeover Wednesday. Because of inflation, $60 million doesn’t stretch as far as it did when the  … Read more

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Highlights of San Antonio’s Proposed Annexation

Last week I talked about the increase in residential housing activity in San Antonio and how I felt the historically low interest rates played a part in that. Today, I want to touch on the Annexation 360 Program and the analyses produced by HR&R Advisors and Public Financial Management on said annexation program. San Antonio’s  … Read more

  Category: Economics


San Antonio Housing Market and The Economics Behind It

Farming on Hillsides

2015 was an impressive year for San Antonio’s housing market. According to the Real Estate Center located on the Texas A&M campus, 2015 residential home sales for San Antonio had increased roughly 10.8% from 2014’s 26,054 closed transactions. To illustrate this wasn’t a local occurrence between two years, 2015 sales relative to the past decade’s  … Read more

  Category: Economics


How is Facebook Going to Help Me Sell My Home?

Facebook increases sales of all kinds, including home sales. It is amazing how quickly a social network can pass on information and develop interest in what you have to offer. As a social site, Facebook is one of the fastest and most reliable in terms of soliciting interest. You can reduce the time your home  … Read more

  Category: Uncategorized