Don’t Assume You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home in Texas

You too can buy a house, even in a relatively unpredictable market. Talking with first time home buyers in Texas, they often say their reasons for why they haven’t chosen ownership over renting. Some common themes always emerge, which we discuss below. I don’t have a 20% down payment! Most people assume that you need […]

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 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.

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 […]

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.

VA Home Loan Refinance Options – Take Your Pick

VA home loans are the best mortgage deal on the market today! If you qualify, or even think you might qualify, it’s important you find out how the Texas VA home loans can benefit you and your family.

On the Rise – Texas VA Home Loans

Have you been affiliated with the military and are you looking to buy a home or refinance in Texas? The VA Home Loan Program is receiving $6 billion in funding this year so this is an excellent time for you to consider a VA home loan. VA home loans are ideal for young families and first time home buyers since the borrower can finance 100% of the home’s value and purchase with $0 down. Is there any other loan program available that can offer these benefits? The answer is no.

Mortgage Rescue Plan

On March 4, 2009, President Barack Obama announced a $75 billion mortgage rescue plan providing affordable mortgage terms for countless American at-risk homeowners.

The Pitfalls of Mortgage Refinances

We’ve all heard at some time or the other how great cash out refinances are.   At first glance they seem to offer more than one benefit; they roll all your debt into one thus allowing you to manage what you owe more easily; they generate extra cash that you can use for other much-needed expenses; and […]

Texas Housing Market Update

Nationally communities still reeling as foreclosure rates rise and as mortgage defaults and foreclosures continue to rise, the impact is spreading well beyond those who are losing their homes. Fortunately majority of Texas, especially the Austin & san Antonio markets, seem to not be feeling the sub-prime collapse as much as the rest of the […]