San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio, TX

How Happy Are San Antonio's Homeowners?

San Antonio is home to the Alamo, vibrant city markets and some of the best tacos north of the border. But it’s also home to some of the country’s happiest homeowners — and for good reason. Homes in San Antonio are newer and slightly larger than those in other areas. And many include patios, in-ground sprinkler systems and attached garages. While San Antonians are a happy bunch, almost one-third said a new kitchen or bathroom would make them even happier.

San Antonio's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced roof
  • Planted a garden/landscaping

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room
  • Replace/add windows
  • Plant a garden/landscaping

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Happiest Home Features

San Antonio's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Lots of natural light
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Tile flooring

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Organized closet/storage space
  • New windows
  • Marble or quartz countertops

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Trees
  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Space for animals
  • New roof

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Solar energy roofing features
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue

It's not just projects and features that make San Antonio's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Rising home values & equity
  • Easy access to highways
  • Good local services & utilities
  • Reasonable property & school taxes

Overall Home
Happiness

88%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

58%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average San Antonio home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:11 years

  • Average square footage:2,200

  • Age of home:27 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):194,000Powered by Redfin

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