real estate: Austin #1 Dallas #3 Houston #4 Houses Moving Fast - 07/25/14 01:40 AM
Austin #1  Dallas #3  Houston #4  Houses Moving Fast
The market is hot in Texas, so if you are buying you best decide quickly
ZipRealty just released new data analyzing the fastest-moving housing markets, and new research on how consumers might increase their chances of buying a home in these competitive markets. The median days on market in these metros remained relatively steady at 29 days, compared to 27 days as of June 30, 2013. The fastest-moving markets at the end of the second quarter were: - See more at:

real estate: New Qualified Mortgage Rules 2014 - 01/30/14 11:33 AM
New Qualified Mortgage Rules for 2014
There are new mortgage rules applying to Qualified Mortgages originated on or after January 10th, 2014, and we want to give you an overview.
First of all, what’s a Qualified Mortgage (QM)? A QM is a home loan that has stable features to make it easier for you to repay your loan. A loan must meet 3 requirements in order to be considered “qualified”: the lender must determine that the buyer has an Ability To Repay (ATR), the cost of the loan must meet certain requirements and the loan must not include any restricted … (0 comments)

real estate: Houston is a Top Five City - 12/16/13 06:32 AM
Top Five Cities for Entertaining at Home
Dust off the punch bowl and bring out hor d'oeuvres platters – it’s time to party!  The holiday season is a perfect excuse to get friends and family together for both small and large celebrations. And if you enjoy being the hostess with the mostess, having a home that is perfect for entertaining will only make your party-throwing skills shine even brighter.
Here are the cities with the most listings that are “perfect for entertaining”
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real estate: Duck or Eagle - 07/31/13 12:10 PM
Great Service is a Choice!  Will you be a Duck or an Eagle?
No one can make you serve customers well. That's because great service is a choice. Years ago, my friend, Harvey Mackay, told me a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point. He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to … (0 comments)

real estate: Hire a Humble TX Realtor - 07/23/13 12:29 PM
Hire a Humble TX Realtor!!
Did you read this article?
Why buying a home is more complicated than buying a car, and how you can make it easier
Article By:  Marty Kramer | Consumer columnist
A friend of mine once commented that a person can walk into an auto dealership and drive away in a $100,000 car a few hours later. So why, he wanted to know, does it take so long to purchase a home?
Here’s why
You don’t need to hire a surveyor to measure a car to find out if the neighbor’s fence encroaches on your … (0 comments)