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The FHA back to work program: A second chance for homeowners

I work with a number of folks who are frustrated by a prior short sale locking them out from being able to buy a home again for 24-36 months.  Take a look at these criteria for the FHA Back to … Continue reading

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying in an HOA

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Homeowners associations help protect property values and create a pleasant living environment, but they also impose certain rules on residents. Here are four questions to ask before buying property in an HOA: Can you afford it? HOAs are funded by member dues paid monthly, quarterly, … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Stay Safe as a New Home Owner

You do actions to stay safe every day, like fastening your seat belt, looking both ways before you cross the street, or locking your doors before you go to sleep at night. Your Texas REALTOR® likely has some ideas of how … Continue reading

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Reminder: Seven Financial Benefits of Home Ownership This Tax Season

The financial benefits of homeownership are evident year round, but particularly around tax time – they seem to jump off the page. Let’s examine how homeownership makes “cents” –  from the tax benefits, to good old fashioned financial stability. 1. Homeownership … Continue reading

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Young U.S. Generation ‘Optimistic’ in Home Buying

Young home buyers in the U.S. see their homes as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a small home to match changing lifestyles, according to a new study. In the new Home Buyer … Continue reading

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Questions You Need to Ask a Real Estate Agent

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Real estate agents are key to buying or selling a home, but not all agents are created equal. “Buying or selling a home is likely the single largest transaction you will ever make, and you don’t want to trust that … Continue reading

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What Does a Title Company Do?

A title company makes sure that the title to a piece of real estate is legitimate and then issues title insurance for that property. Title insurance protects the lender and/or owner against lawsuits or claims against the property that result … Continue reading

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