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Your credit score is an important factor in qualifying for the lowest, most competitive interest rate when purchasing a home. A new analysis by the credit bureau Experian reveals which cities tend to be more creditworthy than others.  In Experian’s State of Credit list, it compiled rankings of the nation’s cities based on the average of residents’ VantageScore, which has credit scores that...
Read Post [Posted on 12/20/2014 By John Askins]
Inventory level tightens while prices reach November highsHOUSTON — (December 10, 2014) — Homes appear to be high on holiday shopping lists as consumers continued to snap up properties in November, pushing prices up once again while driving the supply level down. The majority of the month’s sales activity took place among homes priced between $250,000 and the millions.According...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
The obvious benefit and sought after benefit of flipping real estate is the profit. This is one incredibly tangible benefit, particularly when the profits are large and quick to come your way. Of course there are risks. Most ventures that offer high profit also come with a high degree of risk. Money, however, is not the only benefit that can be associated with flipping real estate though it is cer...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Not spending money you don't have simply makes good (dollars and) sense. Just ask the City of Houston. The city spotlights it's "pay-as-you-go" ReBuild Houston program, which is designed to pay for street and drainage infrastructure improvements without the city incurring debt. Under program guidelines, a project is not started until enough cash is available to cover the costs from start to...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By John Askins]
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced they plan to suspend evictions on foreclosed single-family properties nationwide during the holidays, from Dec. 17, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015. Legal and administrative proceedings for evictions may continue, as well as pre-foreclosure activities, but families who are living in foreclosed homes will be allowed to remain in their homes during that time...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By John Askins]
The Associated General Contractors of America released a report identifying which areas around the country gained the most construction jobs during the past year. Here are the top ten:10. Baton Rouge, LA.9. Oakland, CA.8. San Jose, CA.7. The Denver, CO. 6. Orlando, Fla. 4. (tie). Both Fort Worth and Dallas, TX.3. The Boston, MA. area 2. Seattle, WA.1. H...
Read Post [Posted on 12/17/2014 By John Askins]
Some Americans who still owe more than what their house is currently worth are opting to walk away from their mortgage. But a survey finds Americans don’t agree with home owners who make that choice. Sixty-percent of Americans say it is “never OK” for home owners to stop making payments on their mortgage, according to a new survey of 1,000 American adults by FindLaw.com, a legal informat...
Read Post [Posted on 12/17/2014 By John Askins]
Got questions about where real estate is headed? Here are informed answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about today’s housing market.Is housing on the way up for the long haul?There isn’t any single answer to this question. It depends on where you live. Home prices are rising in the most convenient suburbs of such cities as New York and Washington, D.C. In other places that are i...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By John Askins]
FOR SALE  FOR LEASE  BUILD TO SUIT+/- 1.28 AcresList Price: $ 830,000Approximately 1.28 Acres of Vacant Commercial Land at the busy intersection of North Main and Cedar Bayou Lynchburg. Property is triangular in shape, has great visibility, and has easy access from the major roads that surrounds all three sides of the property. Listed for sale at just under $14.95sf. Owner is a...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
The tone of this past week’s few U.S. economic releases was positive, but analysts were more focused on this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting and press conference. Observers are keenly looking for signals about the timing of a possible interest rate increase. Late on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds most of the federal gove...
Read Post [Posted on 12/14/2014 By John Askins]
NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME ASAP? IN PRE-FORECLOSURE, OWE MORE THAN THE HOME IS WORTH, INHERITED A PROPERTY, OR JUST NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME NOW? We have several SERIOUS/QUALIFIED or CASH investor buyers who are wanting to purchase homes in Houston! We are a reputable Multi-Million Dollar Producing Real Estate Team (licensed Real Estate Agents)! We can discuss with you your various o...
Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
The housing market has seen plenty of challenges the last few years, but could brighter days be ahead? Based on recent housing reports, some markets are reporting a rosier picture now than for the first half of the year — and growing optimism heading into next year for a lasting turnaround.  Here are five market gauges that many in the real estate industry are celebrating this holiday...
Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 By John Askins]
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced a new policy that will permit some foreclosed home owners to purchase the homes back that they once had lost at fair market value.  To regain ownership, the ex-owners must be able to pay the full current value of the property, and they still must wait at least three years after their foreclosure to regain ownership, which is required t...
Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 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 12/08/2014 By John Askins]
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