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Know a fixed rate from a floating rate? Homeowners in 13 states now have the freedom to pick their energy supplier. But before you sign that new contract, do some research to make sure you're really getting the best deal. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
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  Buyer Beware: The Spiritually Impaired Home, AKA: The Local Haunted Mansion We all know that moment in the horror movie where we think, “How stupid are these people?” When a house orders “GET OUT!” in that freaky whisper voice and it’s accompanied by even creepier music, you leave. You run. You don’t look back. You don’t even pack a bag. So how is it that every October there is s...
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Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one common sense leads you to. Much of the reason has to do with short-term versus long-term considerations (buying a h...
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The post 5442 Darnell For Sale By Jay Richardson, Realtor appeared first on Register Real Estate Advisors. ...
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Leave behind an investment that your family can enjoy and continue to pass on to future generations. Create memories and spend valuable time together at Estates of Grand Beach. Your investment into a well-established and prospering community is protected and will stay secure as the area continues to expand. Seven lots remain at Estates of Grand Beach. ...
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If you have old debts, collectors may not be able to sue you to collect on them. That's because debt collectors have a limited number of years — known as the statute of limitations — to sue you to collect. After that, your unpaid debts are considered "time-barred." According to the law, a debt collector cannot sue you for not paying a debt that's time-barred.This gets tricky for consumers because ...
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 Afton Oaks Houston Real Estate TrendsAs one of the top 20 most expensive communities in Houston, Afton Oaks exhibit strong market appreciation rate as well as sales. Offering luxurious single-family homes to buyers who want to live in Houston’s most beautiful communitiesLocated right beside Houston Galleria, Afton Oaks is a collection of mainly French, Mediterranean, and Spanish villa homes....
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If you are considering a move to League City, Texas, the new beautifully landscaped Tuscan Lakes master planned community may be of strong interest you and your family. Whether you are a first time home buyer, raising children or retired, Tuscan Lakes has a place for everyone. The European inspired designed homes with built in technology and Tuscan landscaping, provides residents with a simple and...
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Hard to believe. This is my 50th blog. Whether this is a cause for celebration or not I guess depends on whether you still derive any pleasure from their receipt each week ... I'm sure some of you just endure them out of sympathy for this old curmudgeon of an Englishman. Through doing them I have definitely been kept more observant and aware of the little differences in day to day life of liv...
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If you’re first-time homeowner, you’ll probably experience some trial and error before you know how to properly care for your new place. But you can avoid some costly mistakes by doing routine home maintenance that protects your investment. Here’s a basic home-maintenance checklist to help you get started.Check gutters regularly to make sure they’re properly attached and clear of sticks and leaves...
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All roads lead to real estate “With Proposition 1, Texans have the unique opportunity to have more money in transportation funding with no new taxes, no new fees, or no funding for toll roads,” said Scott Haywood, president of Move Texas Forward, speaking at the Public Policy Forum. Haywood explained that the statewide proposition on the November ballot gives voters the chance to improve Texa...
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Q: We signed a contract to purchase a house. When we finished the inspections, we amended the contract to provide that the seller perform certain repairs. During our walk-through on the day of closing, we discovered nothing had been repaired. The seller refused to delay the closing or perform the repairs. What is our next step? A: This is a people-problem. You appear to have done everything rig...
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If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first item on your agenda. After going through your credit report, identifying, paying off and closing most of your credit cards, your next step is to shop for a mortgage. In this article, we'll go over the preliminary steps of getting pre-qualified and/or pre-approved for a mortgage, and t...
Read Post [Posted on 10/18/2014 By ]
Houston's 77005 ZIP code — which includes West University Place and Rice University and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center — is one of the "Best ZIP Codes in America," according to Movoto.  In yet another ranking of neighborhoods nationwide, Houston has one of the “Best ZIP Codes in America,” according to Movoto Real Estate Blog. Houston’s 77005 — which includes West ...
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