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Is it a Good Idea to Purchase a New Home in this Economy?

Historically, owning a home has always been a good, sound investment and even though our economy is going through some rough times and home values have fluctuated the past year or two, owning a home continues to be a smart investment. A few reasons to support home purchasing as a good investment is due to …

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How new HERA laws can affect you!

On July 30, 2009 legislation went into effect that is impacting the timeliness in which Texas Mortgage Companies can close a mortgage loan.  This new law is called HERA which stands for new Housing and Economic Recovery Act. This piece of legislation is intended to protect the borrower from deceptive lending practices.  If your broker/lender is not educated …

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Texas VA Home Loans vs. Conventional Home Loans

Are you a Texas Veteran and are you considering buying or refinancing in today’s market? Buying or refinancing a home is a decision that takes both careful thought and planning. Most prospective homebuyers put an extraordinary amount of time into selecting just the right home or deciding whether or not to refinance. Have you considered …

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Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates with VA Streamline Loans

So what is this VA Streamline Loan everyone’s talking about? And have you heard of the VA’s Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan (IRRRL)? Interestingly, they are one in the same! This is a loan that refinances an existing VA Loan into a new VA Loan with a lower interest rate, or for some, from an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) into a fixed rate mortgage.

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