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Developer breaks ground on new master-planned community in KatyNov 20, 2014, 11:41am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleCourtesy Rise CommunitiesThe fitness center at Cane Island, a new master-planned community in Katy.Paul TakahashiReporter-Houston Business JournalEmail    TwitterA Nevada developer broke ground Nov. 19 on a ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/25/2014 By Christopher Chin]
In fact, Houston was ranked Number 2 on Forbes list of Fastest Growing American Cities. Texas was named 2012's top state by Business Facilities magazine for having "the most dynamic economy of any state in the nation."Houston was also ranked Number 6 for the second consecutive year on the Penske Truck Rental list of Top Moving Destinations based on one-way rentals within the U....
Read Post [Posted on 11/25/2014 By Ronald Tata]
“Hello there! I noticed you admiring this stunning open house. How would you like to sign with me as your buyer’s agent, and find your dream home?”The appropriate answer for this question depends on what leads up to it—first off, whether you have already decided to enlist the services of a buyer’s agent. It’s a good decision, but even if you have—and this agent seems well-mannered and likable— at ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/25/2014 By Connie Inmon]
With winter fast approaching and below freezing temps even popping up in Hawaii it’s no doubt that now is the time to winterize. But did you know you can winterize more than just the usual things like your car and home? Here are some tips to winterize the usual suspects but also look at alternatives to saving MONEY too.The market can cool down for Agents and Brokers as well. We all know this. For ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
While it may be acceptable to snap up a pair of shoes on an impulse, the choice to buy a home requires thoughtful planning and decision making.Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a home is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals including a ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
Why Hire a RealtorSave time and money by hiring a great Realtor with the knowledge, training, and contacts to sell your home. An average of 82% of all real estate sales result from agent contacts, 10% of those who attempt For Sale By Owner succeed.  Pricing the HomeYour agent will provide you with updates on your local market, and what homes in your area sold for under specific condition...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By Desiree Gallow]
In this week’s housing news roundup, short sales flex some muscle while regulators and legislators debate changes to mortgage loan rules.For the first time since the housing crisis began, short sales are becoming more prevalent than foreclosures. In addition, new rules are coming that would speed up the drawn-out short sale process. That’s good news for home owners underwater on their mortgages as...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
For the second consecutive month, existing-home sales were on the rise in October, now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 12 months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest housing report. Existing-home sales rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October. Sales now are at their highest annual pace since September 2013....
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Askins]
Now that the U.S. economy appears headed on the right track, the Federal Reserve has debated whether to refine its guidance on interest rates. The Fed's word choices about potential changes in interest rate policy get closely scrutinized by investors, and Fed officials discussed recently whether they need to tweak the message they're sending to the market. The latest Federal Open Ma...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Askins]
Ask any homeowner what they dreaded the most about their home purchase experience, and most will tell you that the mortgage application process can be the most daunting of all the tasks required.  And for homeowners locating to a new area, it can be particularly challenging to select the right company.  How do you select a company that is both very reputable, and will go out of their way...
Read Post [Posted on 11/23/2014 By Michael Smothers]
More buyers are being lured to the idea of purchasing a second home thanks to competitive prices in many areas. But with the rising costs of travel and more cost-conscience buying habits, many of these buyers are bypassing typical vacation hot-spots and resorts and choosing to buy a vacation home closer to their primary residence. The median distance between the buyer’s primary residence and vac...
Read Post [Posted on 11/23/2014 By John Askins]
Does "Credit Restoration" actually exist? Which companies are the best? Who has found success in credit restoration? 
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By Tori Walker]
What impact will Fannie Mae retiring the HomePath Mortgage and HomePath Renovation Mortgage have on buyers?  The HomePath Mortgage (HPM) offered 5% down payment, no mortgage insurance  and no appraisal along with expanded seller contributions toward closing costs for primary residence to a foreclosed Fannie Mae property.   For investors, it offered financing with as little as 1...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By Nadine Cius]
Continuing debate to phase out or revamp Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may make 30-year fixed-rate mortgages harder to find, housing experts say. A previous outline drafted by the Treasury Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development have circulated over the last year calls for winding down Fannie and Freddie over the next five to seven years. Congress continues to debate the future of...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By John Askins]
3702 Banyan Wood WayPearland, TX 77584Fabulous Corner Lot 4 Bedroom Home For SalePrice:$209,900.00Bedrooms:4Bathrooms:3.50Square Foot:2,831Lot Size:6,882 sq.ft.Community:Cypress VillageCounty:BrazoriaProperty Type:Single FamilyYear Built:2006MLS Number:44466341click for more information and picturesProperty DescriptionPride of ownership abounds! Fabulous corner lot location with great curb appeal...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Monica Foster]
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