Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption Frequently Asked Questions It’s Homestead Exemption time. For those of you who made primary home purchase in 2014 or moved your homestead in 2014? Don’t wait! It’s time to reap the tax benefits for your new home. What is a general homestead exemption? According to the Travis County Appraisal District: The general homestead […]

Are You Planning a Spring Spruce Up?

Home Renovation Financing In the spring, homeowners get the urge to clean things up and change things around the house. Maybe you find yourself with the itch to remodel or do a home renovation for your house or investment property. Can I Borrow Money to Renovate My House? I field calls and emails daily from […]

Austin Investment Properties

Investment Properties in Austin Investment property loans are a great way to start investing in real estate. As you may be aware, now is a great time to invest in the Austin area! A recent post in Forbes, Austin was ranked as the number one city to invest in 2015: See Best Buy Cities: Where To […]

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction

FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premium Due to the improving housing market, U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced that the Federal Housing Administration FHA will reduce FHA mortgage insurance,  a common annual insurance premiums from 1.35 to .85 percent. “So what.” you say? Let’s just take a quick look at the numbers: FHA mortgage insurance doesn’t […]

All Aboard the Home Refinance Train!

Is It Time to Refinance Your Home? They say autumn ushers in changes. In our financial markets, October has always been a volatile month, and October 2014 definitely meets the criteria! We’ve seen the Dow swing from lows to highs. We’ve had obscure messages from the Fed. Likewise, interest rates are the lowest we’ve seen […]