How to Make Buying and Selling at the Same Time Work

Buying a home is a serious undertaking, and can be stressful at times. Between keeping paperwork organized, meeting deadlines, and research—and working to sell your home at the same time can turn into one big, overwhelming headache. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re buying and selling a home simultaneously. You […]

Investing in a Home is an Investment in Your Future

Is buying a home a good investment? You’ve probably heard from the media, parents, older relatives, and, of course, real estate professionals that buying a home is a great investment that always helps to secure your future. You’re told buying a home is a good investment that will appreciate over time, and that it will […]

Your Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

Financial responsibility is usually first on your mind when buying and right after you’ve purchased a home, but there’s also time and labor required in the form of home maintenance. Keeping up with these tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money. As a new homeowner, it can seem intimidating or totally overwhelming—but, […]

Is There a Best Time to Buy a House in Texas?

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Early spring is traditionally the beginning of home shopping season in Texas. It’s often a period of optimism for would-be home buyers, since spring is when the highest number of homes for sale are newly listed. This is a great time for buyers most interested in finding the perfect home—but be aware that as a […]

Millennials’ Home Buying Expectations

Born between the early 1980s and mid 2000s, Millennials range in age from mid-teens to mid-thirties. They total more than 80 million individuals, representing the largest generation in the U.S. In fact, in five years they will make up 50% of the working population of the USA, and by 2025 they will claim three-quarters of […]

Buying More Rentals vs Paying Down Mortgage

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Frequently you hear that buying a home in Texas is a good investment. Taking it a step further, purchasing multiple houses as rental properties can also be a great way to increase your assets and make money. However, be aware of some basic differences between buying a property as your home and purchasing properties to […]

How to Calculate a Mortgage

If you’re shopping for a new home in Texas, you can calculate the home price you can pay and the mortgage schedule you will need based on the payment, down payment, taxes, and insurance you can afford. This calculation will provide an estimate of your house price range based on the monthly payment you can […]

How Long Does it Take to Get a Mortgage in Texas?

Time spent on the loan process depends on a number of things. First, it depends on how long it takes you to find a property in Texas you want to call home. If you consider that search as part of the process, you should expect it to take months or possibly years. When it comes […]

How to Repair Credit Before Buying a Home in Texas

Good credit is central to buying a home in Texas. If your credit score isn’t very high, the home buying process can stall even before it truly begins. One of the first considerations of home ownership is figuring out your finances, and that includes understanding your credit—a critical piece of the buying process. Whether you’re […]

Find Relief When Disaster Strikes

7 Disaster Assistance Programs That Can Help If you live in an area that recently declared a disaster, you can get help from the federal government. You can visit DisasterAssistance.gov to find out what kinds of help you can get, apply for assistance, and to later check the status of your application. In addition, you […]