How to Find a Peaceful Apartment

Living in houses provides you a different experience than what you get while living in an apartment. Living in apartments in san antonio tx comes with many benefits as well as shortcomings. Where living in an apartment provides you the facility of paying a less amount of rent per month as compared to the mortgage amount that you had to pay if you lived in a house, at the same time living in an apartment requires you to deal with a lot of noise coming from the surroundings. This is especially true for people who live in an apartment that is located on the ground floor. People living in the ground floor apartments not only have to deal with the noise coming from people living upstairs but also with the noise coming from outside traffic. If you are someone who hates to live amidst noise and clamor, you need to keep in mind certain points while moving into a new apartment.

While choosing apartments San Antonio to live, if you are someone who does not like to live within the noisy circumstances, you need to make certain decisions. The first decision needs to be regarding the location of the apartment you will be living in. if you want to avoid noise as much as possible, you must choose an apartment that is a part of a community rather than the one that is located within a large building. When you live in a building, your apartment is surrounded by many other apartments. This will make it difficult for you to cope with the noise coming from the apartment located next to you. In addition, when you live in an apartment that is a part of the building, it is joined with other apartments wall to wall. Due to this reason, the sound travels fast that further enhances the disturbance.

Most of the communities that provide luxury Texas Apartments to the tenants provide the facility of a swimming pool that is located within the premises of the community. When you look for an apartment in a community that comes with the facility of a swimming pool, never ever choose an apartment that is locates near to the swimming pool. The area in which a swimming pool is located is always far more noisy and loud as compared to the area where there is no swimming pool within a long distance. Especially during summers, people like to arrange pool parties and picnics that further augment the noise and clamor. Make sure that you choose an apartment that is as far from the swimming pool as possible.

Finding rentals in TX is easy but finding an apartment that will help you in leasing a serene life is a bit difficult. If you are a writer or a poet, you would definitely require some quite place to lead your professional life. In such time, you cannot afford to be effected by any kind of unnecessary noise. If this is the case with you, make sure that you choose an apartment that is not situated on a busy road. If the traffic gets jammed near the road of your apartment, you might find it difficult to write and think properly.

GVA Real Estate Expands San Antonio Footprint

Kenton Place. Image courtesy of Yardi Matrix

GVA Real Estate Group has acquired the 244-unit Kenton Place in San Antonio from a local private investor. The acquisition was financed through a $18.6 million three-year bridge loan from NXT Capital, according to Yardi Matrix information.

Located at 14650 Nacogdoches Road in a dense residential area, the asset is less than 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio and has easy access to public transit, as well as retail and dining options. The property comprises one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in 44 two-story buildings completed in 1984 on a 13.7-acre site. Common-area amenities at the property include two pools, a business center, a fitness center and a dog park. As of May, the community was 86.9 percent occupied, per Yardi Matrix data.

JLL’s Moses Siller and Zar Hero worked on behalf of the seller, while Mark Brandenburg and CW Sheehan arranged the financing. The transaction comes at the heels of GVA Real Estate Group’s acquisition of the 170-unit Victorian Village in San Antonio. The two communities are roughly 7 miles from each other.

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Here are the new Maryland laws taking effect in July

Maryland Beer

Loosening restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Breweries can now to serve up to 5,000 barrels a year in taprooms. Other laws allow some types of liquor license holders in St. Mary’s County to sell drinks Sunday at bars, and let Montgomery County liquor stores to sell beer chilled, so long as it’s in kegs or growlers.

In photo: Henri Harps, top left, of Chicago, IL, his wife Erin Harps and friend Rebecca Hickman, bottom, of Denver, CO cheers while they try beers at the Heavy Seas Tap Room in Halethorpe on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. They were in town for the holiday.

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Aces suffer franchise-worst 19-1 loss to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – There is not much to say about this game except that it was figuratively over before it started. San Antonio beat Reno by a score of 19-1 Tuesday night to sweep the four-game series.

The Missions used back-to-back five-run innings in the first and second to take a commanding lead and then coasted the rest of the way. A four-run third didn’t hurt the San Antonio effort either. Matt Koch was knocked out of the contest after throwing just 1.1 innings and surrendering eight earned runs on nine hits. The game started out on a positive note for the Aces thanks to a leadoff home run off the bat of outfielder Abraham Almonte…but that’s where the fun stopped for Reno. For San Antonio, they had 22 hits in the game. Every starter in the Missions’ lineup, including the starting pitcher, had a hit in the game. Five Missions scored at least three runs each in the game. First baseman, Jacob Nottingham, led the way offensively for San Antonio going 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBIs. Shortstop Tyler Saladino had five RBIs on the day and Cory Spangenberg had four RBIs and was a home run short of the cycle. However, Cody Decker did throw a scoreless eighth inning. The Aces will be back at it Thursday night at home with Taylor Widener on the hill at 7:05 p.m. PT.

Top Performers – Reno
• Abraham Almonte (1-for-4, HR)
• Jake Lamb (1-for-4)
• Lucas Luetge (2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K)
Top Performers – San Antonio
• Jacob Nottingham (4-for-5, HR, 6 RBIs)
• Cory Spangenberg (4-for-6, 3B, 2B, 4 RBIs)
• Tyler Saladino (4-for-6, 5 RBIs, 3 R)

Notes & Information
Leadoff Home Runs: The lone bright spot offensively came on the very first pitch of the contest. Abraham Almonte leadoff the matchup with a big fly, his third of the series. It is the Aces fourth leadoff home run of the season. Tim Locastro owns the previous three (4/25 vs. FRE, 4/28 vs. FRE, and 5/12 vs. SL)

Last Time We Lost That Bad: It was never. The Aces have never been beat this bad. 18 runs in the highest margin of defeat in franchise history. The previous high was 17 which came on 5/1/14 vs. Las Vegas (19-2).

Series Sweeps: With tonight’s loss, it clinched the third series sweep against the Aces this season. The other two happened on April 19-22 @ El Paso, and May 11-14 vs. Salt Lake. Reno has one series sweep in their favor this year coming on June 4-6 vs. Nashville.

The Legend Grows: Cody Decker threw a scoreless eighth inning without allowing a hit and using his famous eephus pitch that some say is slower than a snail traveling uphill. Decker maintained his 0.00 ERA this season. His last appearance came on 4/14/19 versus El Paso when he allowed just one hit. Decker now holds a 3.24 ERA in nine appearances over 8.1 innings in his pitching career.

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AM Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of SWBC Life Insurance Company

Jun 13, 2019 13:36 UTC

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OLDWICK, N.J.–(Business Wire)–AM Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb+” from “bbb” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of SWBC Life Insurance Company (SWBC Life) (San Antonio, TX). The outlook of the Long-Term ICR has been revised to stable from positive while the FSR outlook remains stable.

The ratings reflect SWBC Life’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).

The Long-Term ICR upgrade reflects an overall improvement in AM Best’s assessment of the company’s ERM program. In 2018, the company formally established a risk policy, which has enhanced its risk framework with a clear identification of risks, risk tolerances and risk appetite statements. This enhanced risk policy should allow SWBC Life to manage risk identification more effectively through additional evaluation of risk assessments, along with mitigation efforts with further monitoring by all senior managers. The ratings also recognize that SWBC Life’s ultimate parent, Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC), maintains a robust cybersecurity program as part of the company’s overall risk management process. As part of its cybersecurity program, SWBC focuses on risk identification and threat detection, as well as incident response and recovery planning, to maximize its resiliency.

Partially offsetting these positive rating factors is the company’s modest absolute capital and surplus level, although the company has recorded a strong compounded annual growth rate of 8.0% over the last five years as a result of organic growth. The company operates exclusively in the highly competitive credit insurance marketplace and historically and currently writes a significant majority of the direct business in just one state, which contributes to a concentrated regulatory and economic profile. However, AM Best acknowledges the progress management has made in geographic expansion to date.

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Working Class to celebrate second anniversary

Working Class Brewery will celebrate its two-year anniversary from noon to midnight Saturday. (June 8)

The Cleveland brewery will release its first double IPA called The Mailman as part of the celebration. The beer, which will be available on draft only, features Simcoe and Azacca hops. It’s 9 percent alcohol by volume and — as the brewery says — there are “too many IBUs to print.”

The celebration also will include music by Fawx and tattoos available by Matt Grunden of King Crow.

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GVA Real Estate Group Acquires San Antonio Community

Victorian Village. Image courtesy of JLL

GVA Real Estate Group has acquired the 170-unit Victorian Village in San Antonio from a local investor. The buyer took out an undisclosed loan from MF1, according to Bexar County records. The bridge financing is set to mature in 2022 and has a two-year extension option.

Located at 5315 Gawain Drive, the asset consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in 27 two- and three-story buildings. Completed in 1984, the property features common-area amenities such as a fitness center, spa and pool. Situated in a dense residential area, the property has quick access to Interstate 410 and is just 15 miles from downtown San Antonio. The community was 95.3 percent occupied in March, per Yardi Matrix information.

JLL Senior Vice Presidents Zar Haro and Moses Siller, along with Vice President Robert Arzola, worked on behalf of the seller in the transaction. The same brokerage team recently worked with GVA Real Estate Group in its acquisition of Parkview Apartments, a 224-unit community in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Hampton VA Medical Center Building Evacuated

Hampton fire and rescue crews were called to a Hampton VA Medical Cneter building after reports of a pungent oder making its way through through the structure Wednesday May 15, 2019.

Hampton fire and rescue crews were called to a Hampton VA Medical Cneter building after reports of a pungent oder making its way through through the structure Wednesday May 15, 2019.

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Dolphins cut three, including Luke Falk

After adding a quarterback during draft weekend, the Dolphins took one off the depth chart Wednesday.

The team announced they had waived three players, including quarterback Luke Falk.

The Dolphins claimed Falk off waivers from the Jaguars in September, and he was inactive for four games before he went on IR with a wrist injury.

After trading for Josh Rosen, the Dolphins are back to three quarterbacks, along with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jake Rudock.

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Bravo is coming out with a new San Antonio-based reality show, ‘Texicanas’

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Bravo will soon premiere a new reality series based in Texas.

“Texicanas” follows six San Antonio women as they navigate love, family and drama while maintaining their connection to Mexican culture and traditions.

The show promises to bring margaritas, mariachis and larger-than-life Texas glamour with a twist on the women’s Mexican roots.

Texicanas is told through the eyes of Penny Ayarzagoitia, a successful real estate agent as she recounts the events that lead to relationships unraveling and friends becoming enemies.

Bravo says it’s not all drama for the six women as they hold a true sisterhood and lean on one another through the tough times.

Ayarzagotita’s sisterhood includes Maya Farret, Lorena Martinez, Anayancy Nolasco, Karla Ramiez and Luz Ortiz. Most of the group of San Antonio sophisticates were raised in Mexico before making Texas their home.

Texicanas will air Tuesday nights starting May 7 at 9 p.m. CST.

You can check out the show’s first look here:


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