The Raiders have occupied a lot of conversations in San Antonio lately. With the recent news that the Raiders would not be returning to Los Angeles, many people began talking about the possibility that the team might be heading to San Antonio. If you want to bet on them, you can select sites like 바카라 사이트.
And so my story begins. After a long and tiring day that culminated in the usual heavy meal and a couple of Patron shots, I fell into a deep slumber. A sleep so satisfying and deep, that it came complete with a charming dream that remained vivid in my memory when I awoke. The central theme to this rather lucid dream was that Raider Nation was on the way and being in real estate, I had to consider that the San Antonio luxury home market has everything they need. Here’s how it all happened…
In my reverie, I was on a plane listening to San Antonio billionaire, Red McCombs, and Mark Davis the owner of the Raiders discussing why a move of the team to San Antonio was a great idea. Suddenly, Mr. Davis turned to me and said, “James, what are your thoughts?” After a quick moment of silent reflection on the numerous articles I’ve read, I rapidly switched focus to controlling my panic stricken state of being. My inner monologue went something like this, “Wait…what? I’m actually participating in the conversation and not just listening?” I guess I can hold off on the ‘mom’ discussion during my next therapy session, as I now have some much bigger emotional concepts to discuss. But I digress. Consequently, I gently grasp the arm of the passing flight attendant and asked for a shot of Patron (some dream images need no explanation) and then slowly begin to speak. I said, “It’s uh Dave, but…never mind. Gentlemen, you have both made a living out of doing things that most said can’t be done.” (Again, the inner monologue kicks in, “What a cheesy statement…oh well, it’s a dream and we can add that to the therapist discussion.”)
I cleared my throat and tried to contain my excitement of being on a private plane with these two men discussing the future of the Oakland Raiders, “You both know how to navigate hurdles like ‘competing dollars and popularity’ with the Spurs, Cowboys, and Texans. In the end, competition for ownership of capital drives economic activity, which will be good for the area and everybody involved. We can’t let economic activity be determined by a defect ‘state controlling body’ of select people.” Whew, I managed to get that out with fumbling over the words. Mr. Davis replied, “Thanks for the soliloquy on the merits of capitalism versus socialism, Milton Friedman, but you are my housing director. I was asking for your advice on available housing…are there any good areas for our players to live in?” Right at that moment the flight attendant delivered my Patron, so I quickly took a couple of sips and replied, “Ah, sorry sir, yes, housing. Well, there are many superb areas and as San Antonio is my home, I can tell you you won’t be disappointed here.”
“Let me explain with the aid of the map in front of you. Take for instance, The Dominion, located on the northwest side of town. It’s one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city and has an incredible country club and a world-class golf course. According to city date, the average price of a home in the neighborhood is around $700,000 and the median residential income is $180,000. These figures are greatly enhanced when comparing San Antonio’s relatively low cost of living to other metro areas. Properties start at around $400,000 and range to well-above $1,000,000, depending on the house and what section of The Dominion it lies in. One of the newer neighborhoods in The Dominion is Andalucia. It features homes built by some of the top custom home builders in the area and it is located close to excellent shopping and restaurants.”
“A little closer to the downtown area, which is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, is the charm and tree lined streets of Alamo Heights. While not gated like some of the communities that lie further from the city center, Alamo Heights has a classic vibe that some people prefer. There are plenty of gated homes and tear downs are not all that uncommon if you want the land, but prefer a more modern, contemporary style home. Prices are all over the charts in this area, so you’ll really want someone to guide you through the different areas and find the right home for you.”
“Another great area, that’s centrally located just off the 281 corridor on the northern side of the city, is Canyon Springs. According to research data, the Reserve at Canyon Springs is very popular. Home prices range from the high $500Ks to the $700Ks. Surrounded by restaurants, shops, and medical services of the Stone Oak area, the neighborhood also contains a championship golf-course and provides easy access straight into the heart of downtown including the airport for those that have visitors traveling into town.”
“And I can’t forget the new Hidden Canyon neighborhood – nestled deep in the heart of Stone Oak in the north central area of San Antonio. Building has begun in the neighborhood with Rialto and McNair Custom Homes kick starting the growth of the community. The Preserve section offers some gorgeous estate-sized lots ranging from 0.57 acres all the way up to 2.05 acres and are ready to build your own custom luxury home. This gated community will include a large pool complex, sports court, soccer field, and numerous nature trails throughout the neighborhood.”
“The agents at Kimberly Howell Properties have plenty of experience in luxury real estate as well as building custom homes. With agents well versed in relocation as well as experience with the need for sports figures to move in (or sadly, out) of town at a moment’s notice, we are well equipped to handle any of your needs – whether house hunting for players, coaches, or staff – we’re ready to bring Raider Nation here to the Alamo City.”
Mr. Davis looked up at me and smiled, “Sounds good Joe, thanks for the run down…”
“It’s Dave sir, but…never mind.” And then I awoke.
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