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Longleaf Lending is a Texas-based, local hard money lender serving real estate investors in San Antonio, Texas. We offer fix and flip, new construction, long-term rental, and multi- family bridge loans for San Antonio investment property.

Is San Antonio a good place to invest in real estate?

Check out our in-depth post about investing in San Antonio real estate in 2023.

Located in between South and Central Texas, Greater San Antonio has a population of over 2.5 million, making it the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Texas and the 24th in the United States.

The metropolitan area spans 3 counties (Bexar, Media and Comal) and is approximately 75 miles southwest of Austin, Texas. The city of San Antonio was founded as a Spanish mission in 1718 and is the oldest municipality in Texas.

Despite its age, San Antonio has experience rapid growth over the last several decades and is one of the fastest growing large cities in the United States, ranking #1 from 2000 to 20101 and 2nd from 1990 to 2000.

San Antonio’s economy is primarily based on military, health care, government, financial services, oil and gas and tourism. San Antonio is home to four Fortune 500 companies: Valero Energy, USAA, IHeartMedia and NuStar Energy. Texas grocer, H-E-B, is also headquartered in San Antonio. The city has been nicknamed “Military City, USA” as it is home to several military bases including: Lackland Air Force Base, Brooke Army Medical Center, Randolph Air Force Base and Fort Sam Houston.

Quick Glance: Real Estate Investment in San Antonio

Median Sale Price $276,000
Median Days on Market 40
Sale-to-list Price 97%
Median rent (1BR) $1,125
Median Rent (2BR) $1,430

Best Areas in San Antonio to Invest in Real Estate

  1. Northwest Side: Home to the University of Texas at San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio, the area has a constant stream of students who need housing.

    The business sector includes the corporate offices of Valero, NuStar Energy, and USAA — one of San Antonio’s largest employers. These companies attract thousands of young professionals who add more competition to the rental market.

  2. Denver Heights: Investments and renovation projects in the area have completely transformed the area over the past five years. And more projects are adding even more value to the neighborhood.
  3. New Braunfels: New Braunfels is not only an attractive suburb within the San Antonio metro, but it’s also ranked one of the hottest towns in the entire nation.

See more on our article: How to Buy San Antonio Investment Property