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Do you think the new Truth in Lending regulations with help or hurt the indusrty and why? 
As a Loan Officer, I get to meet people from all ends of the spectrum: buyers, sellers, renters, etc.  I also come across a lot of real estate agents, and it constantly amazes me at the different outlooks surrounding the real estate profession.  Many buyers think sellers and real estate agents ar...
If you're a do-it-yourself kind of person who really likes getting your hands dirty, now is a great opportunity to find a piece of Houston real estate you can enjoy.  As you know it can be hard to find that perfect piece of fixer-upper real estate, but here are a few tips on what to look for:   1...
Real estate investments are still going strong and will probably continue to be a popular method of financial gain into the future. Real estate is solid. It is a tangible product that is attractive to both beginning investors and experienced pros. The most important part of getting started in Hou...
If you're thinking of buying a Home in the Houston Metro area, then you're probably looking forward to the freedom home ownership brings. The freedom to landscape, paint basically do whatever you would like to your home is just ahead. But, first you must determine how much home you can afford to...
If you're putting up your home for sale, it may be time to bring out the brush and spackle. This doesn't just mean on the outside, but everywhere. If you're not sure whether you need to do it, here are a few ways to tell:   1. Peeling exterior - You may be used to the home and not see the peeling...

Christy Hempel

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