Property Taxes

Property Tax Tips For owners here in Texas, the counties just mailed the tax assessments. Most of our hearts skipped a beat as we reviewed the valuation. Face it: our property values are going up in Austin and most of the state and with that, so is your tax value and thus your taxes. What […]

Contractor Tips

Tips for Finding a Contractor Checking out a contractor is simple to do and the best first move homeowners can make before starting a home construction or repair project. Thanks to the Internet and social media today, it’s easy to find a contractor you can trust. Start your research with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). […]

Five Star Mortgage Professional

Five Star Mortgage Professional Grateful to be a Five Star Mortgage Professional! Five Star Mortgage Professional has recognized our team for a fourth consecutive year. Thank you to my clients and realtor, escrow and title partners!  This is validation of my mission to provide quality mortgage service to clients. Teamwork makes the dream work! Additionally, […]

Top 1% Mortgage Originators List

Top 1% Mortgage Originator Recognition Mortgage Executive Magazine recently announced their 2018 list of The Nations Top 1% Mortgage Originators list and I made the list for the 3rd consecutive year! I feel honored to be a 2018 Top Mortgage Originator. Analysts compose a list and evaluates thousands of mortgage originators across the United States. […]

HomeStyle® Renovation Loans

HomeStyle® Renovation Loans A HomeStyle® Renovation Loan can help you realize your ideal home whether you are remodeling in Texas or nationwide. This product rolls two loans into one – so you can repair, improve or create the house you desire. What are the advantages of a HomeStyle? During a home purchase or refinance, you might […]

FHA Loan Limit Increases Some Texas Areas

Some Texas Counties Benefit from FHA Loan Limit Increases HUD just announced FHA loan limit increases in our area of Texas. FHA home loan programs typically help first-time homebuyers, seniors or others with limits on what they can afford. FHA home loans offer: A low 3.5% down payment Flexible income and credit requirements Low closing […]

Veterans Day Savings!

For a list of places providing free meals to Vets and Active Duty service members, check out this yelp guide: Yelp: Vets and Active-Duty Eat Free On Veterans Day! Provides a Austin area list of free meals.  Military and Veterans Discounts Started by a couple of veterans, this site offers a comprehensive list around Austin, Tx and […]

TRID and True?

TRID: Truth-In-Lending RESPA Integrated Disclosures You may have heard that there are some major regulatory changes happening in my industry. So what is TRID and what is true about this change? On Oct 3, the federal government is enacting TRID (Truth-in-Lending RESPA Integrated Disclosures). What an acronym! The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) now refers […]

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity

Home Equity: What Is It and How to Use It? What is Home Equity? With the recent spike in real estate values, I often have customers ask about their home equity and how to use it. Most people refer to this as a cash-out refinance.  First let’s start with the definition from investorwords.com. Home equity […]

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