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Within the past few weeks, 30 year fixed mortgage rates were available to those who qualified at just over 4.5% !!!! ... that's an amazing opportunity lock in a super low rate for 30 years !
For those out there even considering whether to buy a new home or not, this is (5 comments)
If you want referrals from me, do this! - 07/23/10 11:25 AM
If you want referrals from me, do this! "One picture is worth a thousand words" Yesterday an old client called saying they want to move back to San Antonio. He asked me if I could sell their current house in another Texas city. Long story short, I told him that I am a member of an awesome real estate network called ActiveRain and that I would contact an agent in his city and then get back with him in a couple of hours with the information. When I logged on to ActiveRain, clicked on States, then Texas, then the city I wanted, I (18 comments)
Are you afraid to call a mortgage lender? - 07/16/10 04:16 PM
Many people who are thinking of buying a home want to go out and look at homes but don't have their preapproval letter from a lender. They are apprehensive about contacting a lender because they are afraid of what will show up on their credit report and are afraid their FICO® score will be low. It's easy, really. Just go to www.annualcreditreport.com, the only authorized source for consumers to access their annual credit report online for FREE. Or call 877-322-8228. You will be able to order all three credit reports at one time, or each at different times throughout the year if you prefer. But, (9 comments)
Via Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage: Here's the deal Your credit will be re-pulled prior to closing! Book it! Bank on it! Expect it! Last month we had about 1500 closings and two issues came up prior to closing. One person had new credit because of a recent purchase and the other person had just "looked" into obtaining credit. The real issue is this. Don't do anything once you've applied for a loan. After you've gone to closing, then you can go purchase items til they come through your wazoo, (2 comments)
Do you recommend using a Realtor® in the new home construction process? - 07/03/10 10:02 PM
Loreena says "These and more reasons support the decision of hiring an experienced real estate agent in new home construction to make your process a much better experience." This is true whether you are buying a new construction home in Frisco, San Antonio, or any other city.
Via Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of Frisco TX Homes (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY): The answer that I share may seem biased especially coming from a Realtor®’s standpoint. I usually try to be as objective as possible whenever I answer. Hence, I try to answer this question as honestly and fairly as I (3 comments)
Open the box and look at it before you buy it... - 07/03/10 10:30 AM
I find it hard to believe that there are people who do things like this... We recently had our kitchen countertops, sink, and faucets replaced. Our plumber came over to hook everything up but told us we needed a new disposal. So off we went to Home Depot at 281 and Evans and bought a brand new Insinkerator. My husband chose a sealed one from the back of the stack since the one on the top front had been opened. The plumber came back the next morning to install the disposal and complete the plumbing job. But when he opened the Insinkerator box he (20 comments)
There will be something for everybody in San Antonio to enjoy this Fourth of July (unless Alex hangs around and brings us more rain this week-end.) Events City Bash at Woodlawn Lake Park will be held on Sunday with the Red, White and Blue Children's Parade (preliminaries at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Lake Gym; parade at 11:30) and concludes with a fireworks spectacular over the lake at 9 p.m. Opening ceremonies at noon will be followed by continuous entertainment, leading up to a 7:30 performance by the Air Force Band of the West. www.july4sa.org. Independence Festival at Randolph Air Force Base. The festivities on (0 comments)
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