A Review of SAISD President Ed Garza's Real Estate Deals

A Review of SAISD President Ed Garza’s Real Estate Deals

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

 Ed Garza’s Presidency of the SAISD Board I hear recurring criticism of the current SAISD Board; that it focuses on real estate contracts and business opportunities – via new construction, bond deals, acquisition of property, and sub-contracting – rather than on the real business of the school district, educating children. I’ve heard so much about [&hellip

Ed Garza Real Estate Deal #1 - 139 North Street, San Antonio TX 78201

Ed Garza Real Estate Deal #1 – 139 North Street, San Antonio TX 78201

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Real Estate Deal – #1 – 139 North Street, San Antonio 78201 Ed Garza and real estate partner Sam Wayne purchased – via their real estate joint venture known as Urban One 30 Group LLC – a property at 139 North Street, a 3 Bed 2 Bath 1,976 square foot stone construction house built in [&hellip

Ed Garza Real Estate Deal #2 - 2006 W. Magnolia

Ed Garza Real Estate Deal #2 – 2006 W. Magnolia

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Real Estate Deal #2 – 2006 W. Magnolia Ave, San Antonio TX 78201  Ed Garza and Urban One 30 LLC partner Sam Wayne purchased 2006 W. Magnolia in March, 2008 for $150,000, with a $120,000 9 month interest-only construction loan from Sterling Bank.  The 3-bedroom 1-bath house, built in 1928, boasts 1,386 square feet, with [&hellip

Ed Garza Real Estate Deal #3 - 1919 W. Magnolia

Ed Garza Real Estate Deal #3 – 1919 W. Magnolia

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Real Estate Deal #3 – 1919 W. Magnolia, SA TX 78201 An incredible return on investment Ed Garza purchased 1919 W. Magnolia in his own name in October 2006, for $114,220.40. This 1,532 square foot 3-bedroom 2-bath house was built in 1927.   Property Value The tax assessed value of 1919 W. Magnolia declined steadily [&hellip

Book Review: Suze Orman's The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke

Book Review: Suze Orman’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Personal Finance

I admire Suze Orman’s delivery of a financial fix-up book to an important group that needs help.  The target audience – described succinctly in the title – clearly needs advice from somewhere. In The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke she addresses the educated twenty-something who’s just started a working-career but has dug [&hellip