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2018 Real Estate Trends

2018 Real Estate Trends

Thinking of buying a home this year? Here are the 2018 real estate trends you need to know and what the hot market means for you.

Homes are Selling Faster than Last Year According to Realtor.com, properties are currently selling nearly 10% quicker than the same time last year and averaging 63 days on the market—selling a whole week faster than last...

Escrow Accounts and Your Home Loan

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

You may have heard the term “Escrow” and wondered what exactly is this and how does it affect my home purchase. We are here to help give you the skinny on this common term.

When you purchase a home, many mortgage lenders set up an escrow account to hold money to pay property taxes and insurance....

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Home

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Home

As a homeowner, there are certain things in your home you should be familiar with for safety and maintenance reasons.  In fact, you really should know these like the back your hand whether you own a home or rent.  You never know when disaster will come calling!

If a washer fails on your bathroom sink and springs a leak, do you know where the location of...

How to buy a home with less than 20% down

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

Many believe you have to have a 20% down payment when buying a home. NOT TRUE. There are ways to cover the gap and The Tuttle Group can help you.

It’s a common misconception that many first time homebuyers and millenials believe you must put 20% down or you will receive some grossly inappropriate terms on your mortgage loan, or...

Named “Best Mortgage Professionals in Dallas” 4 years in a row by D Magazine

The Tuttle Group recognized among D Magazine's Best Mortgage Professionals 4 years in a row

D Magazine announced their “Best of Dallas” winners for 2018 and we are proud to announce that The Tuttle Group has once again been named as “Best Mortgage Professionals in Dallas” for a 4th year!  We absolutely love what we do and we especially love making Dallas residents happy homeowners. To be recognized for another year is truly humbling and a...

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Getting Pre-Approved with The Tuttle Group

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Understanding...

April 13 Market Update from Andy Tuttle

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If you are shopping for a home, you know there is a lot of noise in the marketplace. Earnings and stocks are rallying at a quick pace. Last year, the Fed was buying up $550 million/month mortgage back securities, this year they are buying $440 million/month in mortgage bonds, which is a 20 % reduction which will force rates to go up. This...

Weekly Market Update: The Cost Of Waiting

As you know the Fed hiked the rate which forces prices are down, and rates are up. We are still in a “floating mindset”- with the DOW down and home appreciation up. Everyone knew that the rate was going to go up, so interest rates were only affected slightly. If there were a “surprise rate” increase, then there would have been a shock to the market which sometimes leads to increased...

Prep Your Home for Sale with These Spring Tips

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, there are a few tips to help you. When your home presents better, it makes it easier to attract buyers. Since spring is the best time to put your home on the market, consider getting everything ready now.

Remove the Clutter Walk into any model home or open house and look at how clean and organized they are. There is not...

Spring Mortgage Rate Overview

If you’re looking at buying a home this spring, it’s important to look at the mortgage rate that you could be getting. Rates are on the rise, which is leading to fewer mortgage applications being submitted.

The State of the Housing Market Understanding the housing market will make it easier to see what’s going on as a whole. Throughout Texas,...

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