Veterans

Jan. 1, 2020

Texas Property Taxes 101

Property Taxes 101

Property Tax Basics

The taxation of real property in Texas is controlled by the Texas Constitution and Texas Tax Code. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of the property and referred to as "ad valorem taxes". Every year on January 1 a tax lien is automatically attached to ...

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Dec. 31, 2019

New Construction - Buyers Agent

New Construction

New Construction

When you are hunting or your first or next home sometimes new construction has a special attraction. With the new home comes new appliances, warranty's and no one has ever lived in it. Visiting a model home the Onsite Sales Person or Builders Agent is eager to ...

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Dec. 30, 2019

VA Appraisal

VA Home Loan Appraisal

Veteran Affairs Home Loan Appraisal 

Having an appraisal come in below the contract price sometimes happens and can be challenging. One part of the appraisal reviews the safety and health standards of the property. This term is refereed to as the Minimum Property Requirements. The other part is the VA ...

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Dec. 22, 2019

Termite Inspection

Termite

Termite Inspection

Before purchasing a home it is highly recommended to get a Termite or Wood Destroying Insect Report WDI. According to Google the WDI Report can cost somewhere between $77 to $150.Termites and other wood destroying insects can do thousands of dollars of damages in a short time ...

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Posted in Buying A Home, Veterans
Dec. 19, 2019

New Construction - Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction 

When buying a home there are many options available and each has it's own set of Pro's and Con's. The key is to find the one that fits your budget as well as your timeline. To assist with that I ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

VA Loan Minimum Property Requirements

Minimum Home Requirements for a VA Home Loan

Minimum Home Requirements for a VA Home Loan 

Veterans and Service members seeking to use their VA Home Loan should know the property has to meet the Department of Veteran Affairs minimum property requirements. This safeguard is to satisfy the VA and Lender and helps borrowers from purchasing home that ...

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Posted in Veterans
Dec. 15, 2019

VA Home Loans

VA Home Loans

What is a VA Home Loan

The VA Home Loan is a Zero-Down Mortgage option available to Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and select military spouses. VA Home Loans are issued by private lenders like Mortgage Company's, Banks and Credit Unions and are guaranteed by the Department of Veteran ...

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