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New Fannie and Freddie rules and bipartisan bills aim to speed the short sale process, preventing more home owners from slipping into foreclosure and keeping the economy on its feet.Imagine you’re underwater on your mortgage, but you’re trying to sell your home. Your REALTOR® has a buyer lined up. Everything looks good to go. Except there’s one small problem: Your lender isn’t responding to your r...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Home sales rise, foreclosures fall, and the latest national flood insurance deadline looms.In our Friday Five roundup of top housing news, we look at a return to traditional home sales: With rents on the rise across the country, many are taking advantage of low prices and short sale opportunities to trade in their lease for a mortgage. Also this week, we begin the countdown for national flood insu...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Homebuyers were drawn into the housing market in October 2014 by low interest rates and a growing number of properties for sale, data from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® show.The median existing single-family home price hit $208,700 in October, up 5.5% from October 2013, marking the 32nd consecutive month of year-over-year price gains. The median condo/co-op price reached $205,400 in Octobe...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
The infamous Vargos Restaurant, which operated for more than 2 decades, sat on the desirable border of Piney Point Village just around the bend of S. Piney Point Rd.  After two seasons of development, the town home/condo style apartments, soon available as luxury rentals, are spread across every sq ft of land that was known for not only a restaurant that bared park views, but a habitat for Ho...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Michele Marano]
Home owners may be doubtful that the months of November and December will bring about a home sale. After all, aren’t potential buyers sidetracked with the holidays and likelier to postpone their house hunt due to bad weather and shorter days?   But sometimes the “off-peak” time to sell can actually be the perfect moment for sellers. Several studies show that, on average, homes listed...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
18809 Egret Bay Blvd #327Webster, TX 77058Phenomenal Waterfront 2 Bedroom Home For SalePrice:$169,900.00Bedrooms:2Bathrooms:2.00Square Foot:2,720Lot Size:179,137 sq.ft.Community:The Point At Egret BayCounty:HarrisProperty Type:Condo, TownhomeYear Built:1983MLS Number:45452145click for more information and picturesProperty DescriptionWow! Phenomenal waterfront view from every room and the amazing ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By Monica Foster]
Open House Sunday Nov. 23rd from 2pm to 4pm.  Large family home with 4-6 bedrooms and Quarters over the garage with a bath and bedroom. Luxurious interior appointments feature rich hardwoods;  tall ceilings;  and abundant natural lighting throughout the property.  The SMARTePLAN floor plan displays the “flow” from room-to-room .. from Formals to Study/Library to Famil...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Thanksgiving is almost here! This is the perfect opportunity to go look at homes before all of your family and friends comes in town. There are so many open houses happening this weekend, you don't want to miss out! Check out our open house finder to find your dream home: http://rem.ax/1xtFFo0We are always here for your home buying needs!-Mary & Kelly...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
HOPE NOW, an organization dedicated to helping struggling home owners, is offering an eight-part podseries that provides U.S. service members with information about housing laws and issues from a military perspective. Topics covered include short sales, VA assistance, second-home ownership, mortgage challenges, and investment properties. The podcasts can be retrieved from HOPE NOW's web...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By John Askins]
Fifty-one percent of Americans in a poll say that if their financial situation were to improve, they’d buy a home. Coming in second on the list of wishes, they’d make repairs or improvements to the home they already have, according to the poll of more than 1,400 Americans conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling Web site, www.DebtAdvice.org. Meanwhile, 17 percent of America...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By John Askins]
For the 3rd time this year, the Monica Foster Team has earned a spot in RE/MAX of Texas coveted Quarterly Top 20 List, #12 in all of Greater Houston and for the first time breaking the top 20 in all of TX at #18! #REMAX #top20#remaxoftexas ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Monica Foster]
Hi everyone!I hope your week is off to a great start!  (And if not, hang in there folks - we are halfway through.)  I have been speaking with a lot of buyers and sellers lately (as always), and wanted to share a few things with you.  My buyers are ready to buy, and want to buy as soon as possible (i.e., by the end of 2014!) in order to take advantage of the Homestead Exemption. &nbs...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Jill Rainey]
When starting the moving process whether it's cross country or across town, the first step should be finding an agent.  And if you are selling and buying, or just buying, or just selling for that matter one of the most importing assets you can have is a qualified agent who knows the area and has great contacts in the community in your corner.  He/she will navigate for you, advise you, ne...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
Holiday Home Shopping The days following Thanksgiving are traditionally the busiest shopping days of the year. Like millions of others you should be out there shopping too - but not at the malls. The best thing to shop for during the holidays is a HOME! Yes, that's right. Holiday time is the best time to be a home buyer. So, if you have been planning to buy, but were going to wait till af...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Christian Flakes]
It may be a sellers market and builders are offering few concessions, but my home buyers are taking advantage of my 2.5% rebate in Riverstone. I gave back over $32,700.00 to my buyers in September!! Another buyer closed in November and received a check for $11,780.58. Not only do I offer my buyers a rebate, but I have helped out on resolving construction issues BEFORE closing. Give me a call today...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Diana Miller]
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