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A Complete Guide To Financing Your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting process. Even before you find a home, there are some things to do so you can finance your home with the right home loans. This guide will tell you what you need to know.

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan There are a lot of home loans available on the market. Many will depend on the kind of down payment you can make. The average mortgage...

Unique Home Loan Options

Buying a home allows you to build equity. Conventional fixed-rate mortgages aren’t for everyone, especially if there’s a problem with having enough money for a down payment or the credit score is lower than desired. Understanding the unique home loan options will make it easier for you to get a mortgage.

Explore the Options The various unique options that...

How Does a Home’s Location Affect Getting a Loan?

As you’re exploring the options for a home loan, you are also looking at many other factors. For example, as you are checking out different communities, the topic of crime comes into consideration. Understanding how crimes affect the process is necessary.

Crime Statistics When you see areas with higher incidence rates, you might immediately turn away from them....

How Hurricane Harvey May Affect Mortgage Rates

Hurricane Harvey caused a significant amount of devastation in southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana. Our hearts continue to go out to these families.  Repairing the devastation will go on for years.  Understanding how this affects mortgage rates is imperative as you look to buy a home.

Where You Impacted by the Hurricane? If you were directly impacted by the...

Remembering 9/11

16 years ago today… 2,977 people were killed including… 343 Firefighters 72 Law Enforcement Officers 6,000 others were wounded2,000 NYPD units searched the towers 214 FDNY Units 112 Engines 58 Ladder Trucks 5 Rescue Companies 7 Squad Companies 4 Marine UnitsONE country united.

Realtor Coffee Talk September 8th

Join us Friday, October 20th with Executive Coach Bill Hart. If you are interested in learning how to generate more real estate leads than you can handle and how to work better with your vendors, your partners, and sphere, this is the place for you.

Bill typically charges $1000/hour but he will be helping you to learn how to build a profitable business. Plus there is a VIP lunch to...

DFW Mortgage Market Update September 8th

Hurricane Harvey influenced the jobs report as well as the debt ceiling was raised to compensate for the storms that have hit the US. The technicals are looking a little bearish for bonds due to the North Korean bomb-test. Short week with the weather/political news caused the market to spike. Next week look for the technicals taking over. Bonds are poised for a reversal so please lock...

How to Help Houston Flood Victims

Since making landfall this past Friday, Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding in the Houston-Galveston areas.  Rescue operations are currently underway in Houston as this tropical storm’s impact continues to devastate.  Our own family and friends have been affected by this relentless storm and it’s aftermath of rainfall, and our hearts are heavy for all...

Mortgage ABCs: Getting Pre-Qualified For a Mortgage Loan

Getting a pre-qualified loan for a mortgage is an important step when buying a home. The process varies slightly by the mortgage company. However, there are some basic ABCs that you will want to follow.

Affordability: What Can You Afford? You have to determine what you can afford regarding a housing payment. This includes not only the mortgage payment but also the home...

DFW Mortgage Market Update August 25th

This week we saw Trump discuss the NAFTA trade agreement and the Jackson Hole Symposium. We are at a 5.8 month supply nationally. In DFW we see a 1.2 month supply. As we head out of summer, we saw the home price index had appreciated 6.5% over the year.

The Jackson Hole Symposium did not discuss any details of the unwinding of the quantitative easing. The news about the NAFTA...

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Stay up to date on what you need to know about market changes and how that impacts a home mortgage.