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Home owners spend an average of about 1.4 percent of their home’s value (or around $2,800) on annual property taxes. But in some areas, that number is much higher. Home owners in New York, New Jersey, and Colorado, pay more than five times the national average, according to a new study of the average real estate taxes paid on single-family housing in 2012, conducted by Zillow. The study...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By John Askins]
As home prices rise, the number of investors in the housing market appears to be starting to cool. The number of investment properties purchased last year dropped 2.1 percent compared to 2011, according to a recent National Association of REALTORS® report.  Investors are making up a smaller number of home buyers, shrinking from 27 percent in 2011 to 24 percent in 2012. However, inves...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By John Askins]
Mortgage rates and home prices are on the rise, and some home buyers who were waiting around for the housing market to reach bottom are realizing now they may have missed the boat.  Mortgage rates are inching up and "It's unlikely that rates will ever be that low again," says Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae's chief economist.  The Fed had been keeping interest rates at record lows by ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By John Askins]
Many home buyers complain that one of the biggest hurdles they face is qualifying for financing. So what are some ways that home shoppers can ensure they qualify for a better mortgage deal — particularly one that takes advantage of the near record-breaking low mortgage rates? A recent article at Money Magazine highlighted some of the following tips when shopping for a mortgage: 1. High credit scor...
Read Post [Posted on 04/23/2014 By John Askins]
The recent of announcement of the Heartbleed bug caused mass confusion and panic across the Web. Although there are still some websites that are vulnerable to the exploit, the majority of the Web’s most popular sites have been patched. Encryption and computer security can be complicated stuff, and there are experts in the field who can discuss the topic more intelligently than me. However, no...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Trisha Dear]
While there are many ways to approach hunting for a home to buy, it is essential to follow some basic steps to make sure you get the most of your house hunt: ◾Be clear about your objectives. This seems obvious, but becomes slightly meddled when a couple or family is looking for a home. Do the necessary communication before heading to look at homes so that everyone involved in the decision is clea...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Carol Knott]
Quite a few buyers want to know what the difference between a pre-qualification versus a pre-approval is. Confusing the two can often lead to disappointment for borrowers who believed they were actually pre-approved for a mortgage. To avoid a sticky situation later down the road; we’d like to explain the difference between the two! Pre-qualification: Is only based on information stated by th...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Sallie Wheeler]
Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Home In Houston, Texas?As a Texas Realtor, ad Broker Associate of United Real Estate-Houston I can assist you with this major decision!Relocating your family to another city, and buying a home in a new city is a big step. The right time to take this leap depends on your financial and personal situation as well as your goals. If you are considering buying a house in Hous...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Kimberlee Carmon]
Updated Houston Heights video - Hope you enjoy!http://animoto.com/play/NLDjevoY81QOCU5eMIdZug#
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Ashley Day]
There is a huge increase and demand for luxury apartments here in Houston.This increase is leading to a big issue for a large group of people.  Rental rates are climbing, leaving the middle class having a difficult time in finding their next home.The company, The Greater Houston Partnership predicts that there will be 60,000 new luxury apartment units built within the next 5 years to keep up ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Sarah Devlin]
In Southeast Texas, Homeowners Associations perform many important functions. Depending on the city and county, the most important roles of the Association may vary. For instance, in Houston, which has no zoning, the most important role is defining what can be built and the appearance of homes within the Association’s area. In many subdivisions, additional security patrols are also provided throug...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By James Brodnax]
Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular Tickets Now Available Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land’s Fourth of July celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 4, from 7-10 p.m., at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. The Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field will include traditional patriotic entertainment along the concourse and on the field. Participants may bring blanket...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
Where is real estate going in the next few years. consumers are using the internet to buy homes more than ever. As an investor/Realtor I want to provide the tools which will allow my buyers and sellers to be more proactive in there home needs. At the same time provide the knowledge and hands on assistance in their home buying or selling venture. The question is will I provide the internet portal...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Daniel McKinney]
Exciting new construction from InTown Homes promises plenty of amenities in the heart of Houston in the revitalized East End. Energy efficiency and eco-hip designs paired with a generous floorplan and gourmet kitchen is urban living at its best. Buying a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com......................................................................
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Exciting new construction from InTown Homes promises plenty of amenities in the heart of Houston. Soaring ceilings, state of the art kitchen, gorgeous hardwoods and modern design elements  make this an ideal home for the young urban professional. Situated just outside of downtown  in the East End and minutes from Midtown, the Galleria, Montrose and the Med Center this is urban ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/22/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
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