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Rick Grimes is a native Texan and has spent his entire life helping people. It is from there he has learned that knowledge, integrity, professionalism and commitment are the keys to his successes. Having worked exclusively within the gates of one of the most prestigious private luxury golf communities in the country for the last decade, Rick has amassed over 200 million dollars in Real Estate sales and helped hundreds of clients buy and sell properties throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. Rick’s list of clients range from CEO’s, Hedge Fund Managers, Tech World Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Celebrities and Entertainers. Always a good listener and realizing the importance of privacy and being respectful to a client’s needs, Rick’s versatility and adaptability to any circumstance or situation, consistently allows him … Show More

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HomeRiver Group Expands to San Antonio Through Acquisition of Boardwalk Real Property Management – San Antonio Business Journal

SAN ANTONIO, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — On May 17th, 2018, HomeRiver Group announced the acquisition of Boardwalk Real Property Management (Boardwalk).

Boardwalk will soon be re-branded as HomeRiver San Antonio, but following closing, Boardwalk’s founder Stephen Foster will continue to serve as the designated broker for the division and will assist HomeRiver Group in further acquisitions throughout Texas. Mr. Foster is the third former President of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) to have merged his business into HomeRiver Group’s platform, further evidence that industry leaders recognize the company’s strategic advantages.

A shared commitment to superlative client service and belief in the continued strength of the Texas rental housing market were key drivers of the deal.

"Identifying a larger platform that would continue to deliver excellent service to our customers was of the utmost importance," said Foster. "We couldn’t have found a better home than HomeRiver. This will deliver meaningful value to the property owners we represent, our residents, and our employees."

"We are thrilled to welcome Boardwalk to the HomeRiver family and honored to build upon the legacy and relationships that Steve has built," said John Hirschfeld, Chairman and President of HomeRiver Group. "This partnership will bring HomeRiver’s expertise in areas such as leasing and maintenance – which has been developed and refined by property managers nationwide – to bear for Boardwalk’s customers while facilitating HomeRiver’s continued growth throughout Texas."

HomeRiver Group, the leading integrated national provider of property management services to the single-family and small multi-family markets, was formed in 2016 through the combination of three leading property management platforms from around the country: Park Place Property Management in Boise, ID; Home Encounter in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Ocala, and Miami, FL; and Brick Lane Property Management in Indianapolis, IN. Since then, the company has acquired numerous leading regional property management businesses, all of which have been or are being being rebranded to HomeRiver. These have included Birch Management in Greensboro, NC; Letts Property Management in Chicago, IL; BMG Rentals in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT and Idaho Falls, ID; and HomePointe Property Management in Sacramento, CA. In addition, the company has opened offices in Kansas City, MO; Memphis, TN; Oklahoma City, OK and Cincinnati, OH. The company offers a comprehensive suite of acquisition, renovation, leasing, management, maintenance, and brokerage services to its clients.

"We are excited to partner with HomeRiver Group and have been inspired by the vision they have for the future of single-family and small multifamily property management and related services," said Foster. "Our team has already begun coordinating with the HomeRiver team to plan the implementation of certain improvements to our systems and an expansion of our service offerings."

"Marrying enterprise-wide best practices, technology, economies of scale and national branding with local knowledge, boots on the ground, and trusted relationships continues to be a winning formula for property management," said Hirschfeld. "We look forward to continuing to welcome leading property management companies and large portfolios into the fold as we expand our footprint across Texas and the country."

About HomeRiver Group

HomeRiver Group (HRG) is the nation’s leading integrated provider of single-family and small multifamily property management services. HRG offers a comprehensive suite of acquisition, renovation, leasing, management, maintenance, and brokerage services to large and small real estate investors as well as Community Association Management (CAM) services. The company currently reports over 14,000 homes under management and over 10,000 HOA units represented by its CAM division, across fourteen states.

For more information, please visit http://www.homeriver.com.

About Boardwalk Real Property Management

Established in 1986, Boardwalk Real Property Management (Boardwalk) provides property management services on over 700 units in San Antonio, Texas. Boardwalk is a Certified Residential Management Company, certified by the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and a member of NARPM, the National Apartment Association, and the National Association of Realtors. Stephen D. Foster, Boardwalk’s designated broker, is a licensed architect, a Master Property Manager, and a member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.

For more information, visit http://www.boardwalkrpm.com.

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Housing Confidence Bottoms Out – San Antonio Business Journal

DALLAS, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The desire to own a home remains high, currently at 79 percent among non-homeowners, however; 67 percent believe the American housing market is unhealthy, according to the latest ValueInsured quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey. In addition, the number of people who believe buying a home today is a secure and smart investment dropped to 52 percent. Despite reports of a strong sellers’ market, the decline in confidence is significant across the board among homeowners and non-homeowners alike:

Latest ValueInsured Housing Confidence Index registered at 62.0, a 4.9-point drop from Q1 2018. Both homeowners and non-homeowners reported sizeable drops, to 69.3 (-5.0) and 54.7 (-5.7) respectively. Millennial homeowners reported the largest decline among key segments with a 6.7-point drop.

The Confidence Index composites seven attitudinal dimensions directly related to home-buying and housing health sentiments – beyond general consumer confidence – to obtain an accurate measurement of Americans’ latest housing confidence.

Joe Melendez, CEO and founder of ValueInsured, explained, "Housing confidence – as do home prices – goes up and down, but what’s noteworthy now is the decline among homeowners, in particular millennials. Many are stuck in homes they have outgrown and cannot upgrade, which explains the inventory shortage we see at the starter-home level."

But why?

In contrast to recent trade news purporting market excitement and that it is a great time to purchase a home, this survey shows homebuyers are fraught with trepidation intensified by three key factors:

Confidence in the ability to afford a home has plummeted double-digits for all groups since a post-Brexit high, with homeowners who want to sell and then buy reporting an 11-point drop. Affordability confidence for non-homeowners who want to buy fell 13 points during that same period to just 32 percent; Concern about rising interest rates; 59 percent believe a 30-year fixed mortgage rate will reach 5 percent by 2019; 13 percent expect to see it at 6 percent by end of 2019; and Growing doubt that rising prices are sustainable with only 42 percent of millennial first-time homebuyers – the largest segment of buyers – believing a home they buy now will be worth more by the end of 2019. 68 percent of all Americans surveyed believe a correction will happen within 24 months.

Despite high home prices, even potential sellers’ optimism is waning, with 61 percent of homeowners saying the housing market is heading in a good direction "for people like me." This is down from a post-Brexit high of 78 percent. The survey also found that 63 percent of homeowners (including 59 percent millennial homeowners) and only 37 percent of non-homeowners consider now to be a good time to buy a home. These are all the lowest levels recorded in the quarterly survey’s history.

Housing relief or regret

For people who are able to find a home in the current bidding-war, sight-unseen climate, buyer’s remorse is lurking. In fact, 62 percent of Americans surveyed say people who buy a home now will have buyer’s remorse. Among them, 24 percent believe 2018 homebuyers could feel the same level of remorse as those who bought in the last peak before the 2008 housing crisis.

"This is a pivotal time with rising prices and rates weighing heavily on consumers," Melendez said. "Flat to declining home sales volume indicates sellers and buyers are not exactly jumping in with both feet. More of them could be moved off the sidelines if perceived security and confidence in home buying could be restored."

View the methodology, infographic or additional findings from the ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey at valueinsured.com/insights

About ValueInsured
Based in Dallas, Texas, PVI Agency, LLC dba ValueInsured℠, is the only provider of home down payment and refinance equity protection. The innovative products give homeowners greater control and flexibility to sell their home, protect their down payment and accumulated home value even in a down market. ValueInsured’s +Plus down payment and equity protection programs are available on mortgages across the U.S. and are backed by one of the world’s largest re-insurance companies, with more than $8 billion in capital. See policy details and +Plus availability at valueinsured.com.

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Experience San Antonio’s Best Fence Installation Services with Fence Builders San Antonio

San Antonio, TX – Fences serve as the first line of protection against animals and intruders. That is why homeowners need to entrust fence installation to quality contractors, who have access to the best materials and builders today. Fence Builders San Antonio, a trusted locally-owned contractor, services residential and commercial fence installation, to owners residing in San Antonio and nearby areas.

“Our fence contractor will manage any fence installation project in San Antonio. Fence Builders San Antonio has an expertise to a variety of gate styles and types. Whether it is to install a vinyl fence or a custom-designed iron fence, we will prepare an affordable quote, and provide professional fence installation services in San Antonio. We can handle both commercial and residential fencing projects, using a wide range of fencing materials,” says Matt, the company spokesperson. Fence Builders San Antonio is a fully licensed and insured fence company, that offers custom fencing and gate and balcony repairs. They aim to combine both aesthetics and security, that homeowners look for in a fence.

The fence contractor has established a protocol to do their job fast and well. Clients can expect their team to arrive on time, and complete the fencing job with precision and efficiency, and to finish the project within the schedule. Fence Builders San Antonio partners with the best suppliers in the area, to ensure construction of quality fences for commercial and residential areas. The company then makes sure that their client’s visions are translated with the final output. From small homes to massive commercial establishments, no job is too big or small for Fence Builders San Antonio.

Fence Builders San Antonio (https://www.bestfencessanantonio.com/), believes that their customer-based approach, led them to become the go-to fence contractor in San Antonio area. A culture of putting their clients first has been ingrained from the management to their staff, in terms of dealing with their needs. They focus on accuracy and professionalism, leaving satisfied clients at the end of every project. Nonetheless, Fence Builders San Antonio follows zoning laws, and other relevant regulations in San Antonio.

Interested clients may get a free quote for the company’s services, by sending the dimensions of their fence. Visit Fence Builders San Antonio’s website, at https://www.bestfencessanantonio.com/. Their office is located at 1729 Sacramento San Antonio, TX 78201.

Contact them via phone at 210-871-9790, or via email at fencebuilderssanantonio@gmail.com

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Colony Industrial Acquires Enterprise Industrial Park in San Antonio, Texas

DALLAS, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Colony Industrial announced today that it has acquired Enterprise Industrial Park in San Antonio, TX for $52.1 million. Colony Industrial is the industrial platform of Colony NorthStar (NYSE: CLNS), a diversified global real estate investment firm with $43 billion of assets under management.

Enterprise Industrial Park, located at 17745 Lookout Road, is a two building, Class A light industrial complex totaling 639,797 square feet. The buildings are currently 88% leased to nine high-quality tenants with a weighted average lease term remaining of 5.3 years. The property is conveniently located within one mile of a full-diamond interchange of Interstate 35, the city’s major North-South interstate highway.

Lew Friedland, Managing Director at Colony NorthStar and head of Colony Industrial, said, "We are excited to enter the growing San Antonio market with Enterprise Industrial Park, Colony Industrial’s first acquisition in this market. Ecommerce and the increasing need for fast delivery are driving strong demand for well-located, infill warehouse space that occupies the critical "last-mile" link in the logistics chain. We look forward to expanding our presence in San Antonio."

Randy Baird, Jonathan Bryan, and Ryan Thornton from CBRE National Partners acted as real estate brokers on the deal.

About Colony Industrial
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Colony Industrial is the industrial platform of Colony NorthStar (NYSE: CLNS), a diversified global real estate investment firm with $43 billion of assets under management. The platform owns and manages over 45 million square feet of warehouse buildings in 18 major markets across the United States. Its diversified tenant base includes major national B2B, B2C, wholesale and consumer businesses. For more information, visit www.clns.com/industrial.

About Colony NorthStar
Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm. Colony NorthStar has significant property holdings in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors, other equity and debt investments and an embedded institutional and retail investment management business. Colony NorthStar currently has assets under management of $43 billion and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. The firm maintains principal offices in Los Angeles and New York, with more than 500 employees in offices located across 18 cities in ten countries. Colony NorthStar will elect to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For additional information regarding Colony NorthStar and its management and business, please refer to www.clns.com.

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Armed Forces Financial Network donates “Thank You” gift cards to San Antonio Fisher Houses

AFFN, in partnership with the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) and the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA), has proudly supported the Fisher House Foundation and individual Fisher Houses in Germany and the United States for the last 14 years through the community support program. It has provided over $3,297,800.00 in direct support during that period. Every dollar distributed has assisted military service members, veterans and their families for care, comfort, and food while staying at a Fisher House.

Air Force Federal Credit Union (AFFCU) representatives made the presentation of the gift cards, which totaled $4,000.00, to Dwayne Hopkins (JBSA-Lackland Fisher House Executive Director) and Erik Zielinski (Manager South Texas VA Fisher House) on behalf of the financial institutions on JBSA-Lackland AFB.

“We are humbled by the generosity from each on-base institution and AFFN,” Dwayne Hopkins said. “Each year we receive these cards after a year-long effort to raise money for us and we sincerely appreciate it. We cannot thank their staff and board members enough for their dedicated support.”

The “Thank You” cards can be used at any of the 1.3 million locations worldwide accepting AFFN payments including Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). The cards function the same as Debit or ATM cards, and will be distributed to military personnel by Fisher House management.

Since 2005, 16,080 military families staying at Fisher Houses worldwide have received $804,000.00 in DeCA Certichecks (2005, 2006) and AFFN Thank You Cards (2007-2018) from AFFN military community support programs.

“Each of these gift cards, no matter how small the gesture, go a long way to providing some form of comfort to the residents staying at the Fisher House,” Erik Zeilinski said. “We are so very thankful that AFFN and local financial institutions such as AFFCU have provided that support over the years.”

Dwayne Hopkins, Executive Director Fisher House, Danny Sanchez, VP Marketing, AFFCU and Brian Posten, Business Development Officer, AFFCU.
Danny Sanchez, VP Marketing, AFFCU and Erik Zeilinski, Manager South Texas VA Fisher House.
About Air Force Federal Credit Union (AFFCU)

AFFCU serves the diverse needs of over 43,000 members worldwide with a full array of financial services and the strength of more than $401 million in assets. For additional details about AFFCU, visit www.airforcefcu.com.

About JBSA-Lackland Fisher House

Fisher House is a public-private partnership with the military that provides families living quarters and support when coping with specialized medical situations. The JBSA-Lackland Fisher House is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured patients receiving treatment at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. For more details, visit www.fisherhouseinc.org.

About South Texas VA Fisher House

The South Texas VA Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families of who’s loved ones are receiving treatment at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). STVHCS is comprised of two inpatient campuses: the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio and the Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. In addition to the two major facilities, STVHCS operates several outpatient clinics in Victoria, Texas and throughout the San Antonio area which serves 96,000 unique patients. The STVCHS is also the home of one of five Level 1 Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers that provides state of the art rehabilitation care to veterans and service members with multiple traumatic injuries.

About AFFN

AFFN is an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Network founded in 1985, co-owned by DCUC and AMBA, servicing over 357 defense credit unions and military banks, 93 million cardholders, at over 800,000 ATMs and over 2.3 million merchant/retail locations globally. To learn more about AFFN, please visit www.affn.org.


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San Antonio, TX
78245, U.S.

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Package bound for Austin explodes at FedEx facility near San Antonio

Federal officials are investigating after a package bound for Austin, Texas exploded at a FedEx distribution facility near San Antonio shortly early Tuesday, officials said.

The package was said to contain shrapnel and nails, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

One person was hurt in the explosion, sustaining a "percussive type injury" that was not life threatening.

CBS News, citing an FBI official, said that "it’s more than possible" that the explosion at the distribution center in Schertz, Texas is related to other recent explosions in the Austin area.

The Tuesday explosion marked the fourth this month. So far, two people have been killed in the blasts, and several others have been injured.

A blast on Sunday night left two men injured after they apparently triggered a tripwire that set off an explosive device attached to a for-sale sign in a residential area.

Authorities have not yet identified any one person or organization believed to be behind the explosions.

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WaterWalk Hotel Apartments plans two complexes in San Antonio

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WaterWalk Hotel Apartments plans to build two complexes in San Antonio that will offer apartments and hotel rooms.

The Kansas-based company, which currently has one location in Wichita, has zeroed in on properties near SeaWorld San Antonio and The Rim.

Last week, it bought a 4.7-acre property along Loop 1604 next to Topgolf San Antonio, according to county property records. The other location will be at 8731 Texas 151, according to its website.

WaterWalk is working on a national expansion through franchises, according to a news release from January. It plans to open complexes soon in Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver; Indianapolis; Louisville, Kentucky; Orlando; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Tulsa.

San Antonio is one of three “key cities” for the company, the others being Louisville and Tulsa, according to the release.

A WaterWalk representative was not immediately available for comment on Monday morning.

Customers can choose to rent units in WaterWalk complexes as hotel rooms or apartments, and they pay an “all-inclusive bill” for utilities, broadband, phone and concierge services.

“Guests may choose to stay a day, a week, a month, a year or longer,” the company said in the news release.

WaterWalk’s CEO is Jack DeBoer, founder of Residence Inn, Summerfield Suites and Candlewood Suites, according to its website.

It’s the second company in recent months to reveal plans to build a hotel and apartment complex. TheISOLA is building a $36 million complex of apartments and extended stay hotel rooms on the West Side near Westover Marketplace.

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TX Firefighter Union Seeks City Charter Changes

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Feb. 20–The San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association on Tuesday announced a campaign that, among other things, targets the city manager.

Calling it the "San Antonio First" campaign, union boss Chris Steele said his organization is partnering with others — ranging from the COPS/Metro Alliance to former local tea party president George Rodriguez — to seek voter signatures on three separate petitions, all calling for changes to the city charter.

Walker Moore, the interim lead organizer for COPS/Metro, told the San Antonio Express-News that the alliance sent an organizer to the press conference in support of the fire union, which is a COPS/Metro member. The organization, however, has not taken a position on the union’s campaign for the three charter amendments.

The union is seeking a charter amendment that would force the municipality into arbitration rather than litigation when there’s an impasse over collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the city and its public-safety unions.

The group also wants to make it easier to petition the city for changes to its ordinances and other local issues, suggesting that the city’s elevated threshold for such petitions is too onerous. Steele said the union wants the threshold reduced to the state minimum.

And, Steele said, the union wants to cap the city manager’s salary at 10 times the lowest city salary and place a term limit on the city manager’s job. This year, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, in the final year of her current contract, is earning $475,000 and received a $75,000 bonus for her 2017 performance.

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Former mayor San Antonio mayor could be running for president in 2020

SAN ANTONIO — Former San Antonio mayor and Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama Julián Castro is on his way to New Hampshire, the first state to hold primary elections.

Next week, Castro will be the headliner at the New Hampshire Young Democrats 2018 Granite Slate Awards Dinner. The speech could set up a run as the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election.

"I have every interest in running" in 2020 for president, Castro told NBC News. "Part of the process of figuring out whether I’m going to run is going to listen to folks and feel the temperature of voters."

Castro, 43, has not been shy about his interest in running for president, and people have taken notice. When he spoke in Washington, D.C. last week at a Latino advocacy gathering, he was met with “Castro 2020” projected on a screen.

Castro began his political career in San Antonio as a councilman in 2001. He served as San Antonio’s mayor from 2009 to 2014 before joining President Barack Obama’s cabinet from 2014 to 2017.

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