East Dallas Homes And Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty - 0596165
I posted a blog about this a couple of months ago and wanted to give an update.  On Saturday, November 15th, I went to the Bank of America ATM in Victory Park (the one right beside the Nine Steakhouse) and tried to withdraw $100 from the ATM.  The machine made the usual noises that an ATM makes w...
Beginning January 1, 2009, FHA loans will require a minimum down payment of 3.5%.  Many people won't think this is a big deal because it's only an increase of .5% over the current 3% minimum, but it's actually a little more complicated than that.  FHA currently requires a minimum down payment of ...
If you need to raise your credit score to qualify for a mortgage (or qualify for a better rate), ask your mortgage professional if they offer the rapid rescore service.  Rapid rescore is a tool offered by some mortgage companies that allows newly documented and vertified information to be reporte...
I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about what to do if you are unable to pay your student loans.  I received a comment from a realtor who pointed out that the Texas Real Estate Commission would not issue or renew a license to an individual who had defaulted on a student loan. Today,  the Texas Depart...
In these days of contracting credit in the mortgage market, investors who either can't document their income or who already own more than the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac limit of four properties are left with little choice but private or "hard" money to finance their purchases.   There is simply no mo...
Often times I get asked what it takes to get the highest, or perfect, credit score.  While having a perfect credit score might be something cool to brag about to your friends, this will not necessarily win you any additional brownie points with creditors if you already have what's considered an e...
Since FHA has done away with seller funded down payment assistance programs, some buyers that would otherwise have qualified (or would otherwise have chosen to keep their money and roll the down payment into the sales price) have been looking for other options to come up with their 3% down paymen...
Over the last one to two years, major changes have occured in both the availability of certain mortgages and the guidelines that banks and lenders require in order to get loans.  While many types of loans have disappeared almost completely (stated income, 100% investor loans, Sub prime loans), ot...
Almost every Saturday, I get up early and head out for a bike ride around the city.  I usually ride with a friend and we always head into downtown via the Katy Trail and then figure out where to go from there.  This week was no different, despite the 38 degree weather and 25 MPH winds.  So we hea...
Well it's tax time again.  If you live in Dallas county, chances are by now you've received your official statement for your property taxes.    KEY DATES AND POSSIBLE LATE FEES: Taxes are technically due on October 1st, but the city sometimes doesn't even get bills out in the mail by then.  But i...

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