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You’ve invested time and effort in your search for a new home. You’ve researched neighborhoods, and you’ve thought about the features in a house that are important to you.Finally, you’ve found the perfect home. You’ve even negotiated a purchase price with the seller.You’re waiting for your mortgage approval to conclude the sale. To your chagrin, the appraisal undervalues your prospe...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
Pros and Cons of Flipping Houses I have a lot of people always asking me the pros and cons of flipping and if it something they should look into so I thought I would create this short and sweet blog.If you have watched countless shows on television about flipping houses and making tons of money in a very short amount of time you've probably thought to yourself that you could do that and possibl...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Michael Spacek]
After contacting me, meeting with a lender and discussing your options is the next step. If you would like suggestions on lenders, please ask me. The lender you choose can make a big difference. ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Ferdana Johnson]
The wife of a Military Veteran, I LOVE Working with Military Veterans to show them my appreciation and also give them sound and honest advice. I have 12 years solid experience! I am ready to serve you! Free buyer consultation!832-545-7005 ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By LaWanda Lendsey]
We like to be creeped out, don’t we? To kick off Halloween, Zillow.com has chosen 10 homes in the U.S. notorious for their haunted history and spirits who like to visit. Some are privately owned homes, some are now bed-and-breakfasts, some have historic designations, and one is even the seat of our government. Take a deep breath, trick and treat yourself to some of the most notable haunt...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
Do You Need a Property Manager?There are many decisions that you will need to make when investing in real estate. One of those decisions, for those handling rental properties is whether or not you need a property manager. Property managers have many uses and are a great idea for those who have many properties to handle and wish to have a life away from their real estate investing businesses. A pro...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Michael Spacek]
The decision to purchase a home is exciting and a major investment for your future. Because there is only so much of it to go around, real estate is the top choice for many investors and the desire for most families. This article is designed to highlight some of the many benefits of home ownership and how buying a home can often turn the American Dream into a reality. One of the most profita...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Enrique Escobar]
Here’s how to find out whether your community association can make you get rid of your political lawn sign.State law could override HOA rules about displaying campaign yard signs, like these in my neighborhood. Image: Dona DeZube for HouseLogicIf you’re one of the more than 60 million Americans — about one in five U.S. residents — who live in a home owners association, condominium community, coope...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
When Does Your Home Make Money? People will often say they made money when they sold their home. That sounds good, but is it really an accurate statement? Probably not. Here’s why: A seller walks away from closing with whatever “equity gain” (sales price minus original equity, sales expenses, loan pay-down and loan pay-off) there is in the home. The questions becomes how did that equity g...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Christian Flakes]
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent last month from 6.3 percent in September 2013. The nation’s rate decreased from 7.2 to 5.9 percent. According to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the Texas economy gained 410,900 nonagricultural jobs from September 2013 to September 2014, an annual growth rate of 3.7 percent compared w...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By John Askins]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better enforce the Fair Housing Act. To do that, it's offering $38.3 million in grants to more than 100 fair housing organizations and nonprofit agencies in 43 states, as well as the District of Columbia.The agencies will use the grants to conduct inves...
Read Post [Posted on 10/28/2014 By John Askins]
How long does a bankruptcy stay on my credit? A chapter 7 filing remains on your credit report for 10 years. Chapter 13 remains for 7 years.
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By Angela Angell]
Citizens of  Harris County, Texas, overwhelmingly agree — 90 percent of people responding to a Kinder Houston Area Survey said the city of Houston is a better place to live than most other metropolitan areas.Rice University sociologist Stephen Klineberg has directed the annual survey for the past three decades."People who live here, love it," Klineberg said. "Our problem is that people who do...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
5 design trends for new homesPrivacy, personal elements, and practicality are a few of the features that buyers purchasing new homes desire, according to experts interviewed by Builder magazine. Here’s what designs those experts say are popular this year.Private outdoor spaces. Buyers are looking for outdoor areas that have some privacy from nearby houses.Outdoor “rooms.” These...
Read Post [Posted on 10/25/2014 By Rochelle Barrow]
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