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Elderly Housing Comes To Cypress Area... Fairfield Creek Estates - 08/26/12 04:00 PM
The Heritage section in Towne Lake was one of the very few communities in the far northwest part of Houston that catered to the 55+. Towne Lake will be home to the 4th largest lake in the state of Texas. The neighborhood ammenities are vast and the subdivision is beautiful. What buyers should know is that it isn't just a 55+ community. 20% of the neighborhood can be under 55, but nobody under can 21 can reside.
Recently the TX Department of Housing & Community Affairs allocated more than 2.4 million in tax credits for the development of affordable housing (3 comments)
Are Home Warranties Worth A Damn? - 08/22/12 08:11 AM
In Texas home buyers almost always get a free home warranty, courtesy of the seller. The average price is from $300-$450. Each company offers an opportunity to pay more so you can have extra items covered, like pipes and pool equipment. When we bought our current home I opted for the pool coverage, and all it's equipment - so I thought. My main booster pump was covered but the Polaris motor pump wasn't. Guess which one went out? The next time we called a rep out we were denied because we hadn't changed out our A/C filter in what he said was... (47 comments)
Can I Buy A Home If I'm Unemployed & Selling Cotton Candy On The Side? - 08/20/12 01:08 PM
Buying a home is not like buying a used Chevy Nova off that lot. It's much different. Way different. Any "side business" must be able to prove its income. Bank statements, proof of everything. Lets say you made $64,000 "on the side" selling toasters & cutting boards from your van last year. Lets further assume you wrote off EVERYTHING, including your hair cuts, bar tabs and sneakers. If your adjusted gross income is too low then you'll probably not qualify to buy a home, or even one of those prepaid cell phones. If you are self-employed you need to make sure you have bottom line cash (32 comments)
*OOPS* Mortgage Company Leaves LIVE Message During Showing... - 08/09/12 03:48 PM
A good friend and Realtor buddy of mine told me while showing houses today he heard an interesting message by the home sellers mortgage company. Apparently the seller was behind on their mortgage payments and the bank was leaving a long winded message for all to hear on the answering machine. YIKES! The buyer has interest and want's to proceed with an offer. On the MLS there is no mention of this being a short-sale, foreclosure or even a pre-foreclosure. It's entirely possible the Listing Agent has no idea that the seller is delinquent on their mortgage payment. Should the (43 comments)
Do I look Fat In These Pants? - 08/06/12 12:23 PM
"Do I look fat in these pants?" "No dear, your backside isn't the size of a Buick LeSabre and the fact that you're wearing white won't accentuate your ripples and bulging thunder thighs and hippo hips. Not at all cupcake."
That's never going to happen, is it? The boyfriend or husband is almost always going to try and be polite.
What is showing feedback? When I get through showing a house I typically get an automated email asking for my "honest" feedback. I usually provide just that. My honest feedback. I'm not trying to make friends, hook-up for a date or kiss my wife's rear end. (71 comments)
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