Do Online Texas Mortgage Loans Need a 20% Down Payment?

Purchasing a home in Texas is not an impulse buy. From appraisals and inspections to closing costs and down payments, it can take years to save the upfront cash required. However, thanks to low-down-payment loans now on the market, homeowners can have keys in hand to that home for sale with significantly less cash out […]

Texas Home Mortgage Loans

You can find quite a few types of home loans in Texas. Understanding what’s available can help you review your options to get an idea of what options might work best for you and your family. Of course, Lone Star Financing is happy to help you find the right home loan! In the meantime, why not review your home loan options?

How Home Loans Work in Texas

If you’ve thought about buying a house in the Lone Star State, you’re not alone. It’s a great place to live! You might wonder how to get a mortgage in Texas, so we’ve put together a list of what you should know about Texas home loans. TDHCA (Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs) Texas […]

How FHA Loans Work

FHA loans are a great option for first time home buyers — if this is your first home purchase, a Texas FHA home loan is probably your best option with its low down payment and easier credit standards. Your down payment can be as low as 3.5% of the purchase price and closing costs and […]

Advice for Single Homebuyers

Home-buying trends have changed over the last decade, and in today’s new market, more single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before. And, single women have now outpaced single men as a percentage of homebuyers—a whopping 21 percent of all new home purchases are credited to single women. Single men and women […]

Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make

Purchasing a home in Texas is one of the most exciting and potentially stressful things you can do. The home buying process is also an emotional experience that is very personal to each buyer. When your emotions are involved in a purchase, however, you might end up skipping or overlooking certain details. Here are some suggestions […]

How to Get a First Time Buyer Home Loan in Texas

If you’re a first-time home buyer in Texas, you’re probably already overwhelmed just thinking about the whole process. There are so many steps you’ll have to do that it may feel like you’ll never get the keys to your dream home. We hope the advice in this article can help you better understand this aspect of the home buying process.

Choose the Right Mortgage for a Home Renovation

Move-in ready or needing renovation? Small renovations or down to the studs redo? These are big questions when you’re house shopping and need a mortgage for a home renovation. Most people are familiar with the general mortgage process: Find a house, apply for a loan, put some money down, get an appraisal, go through closing, […]

Advice for Solo Homebuyers

According to an analysis of first-time homebuyers released by Zillow in 2015, “First-time homebuyers are older and less likely to be married than they were in the past.”
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, since we’ve seen that Millennials—even those who are making this purchase with a partner—are opting to save for a home in lieu of…

New Bill Could Expand Availability to Those With FHA Mortgage Loans

President of the National Association of Realtors, Chris Polychron, testified on Capitol Hill last week to voice his support for the House of Representatives bill called the “Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2015.” This bill, if passed, will relax some of the Federal Housing Administration’s policies concerning condominiums. Specifically, the requirements for condominium developments […]