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Email received just now from Sheri Munquia from the Austin Housing Fiance Corporation:   Dear Partners:   Together, we have helped many qualified families become homeowners by issuing over 2 million dollars in down payment assistance in Fiscal Year 2009-10.  Consequently, the funds for Fiscal Yea...
06/02/2010
This is the latest in East Austin Real estate, a tremendous part of Austin, TX with incredible growth, and wonderful curb appeal!  If you are a first time home buyer in Austin, this is a great place to look for your first "fixer-upper".  Just drive through the neighbrohood, and see what it has to...
06/02/2010
This is an important question, and some first time home buyers may have a hard time answering it. Both new homes and resales have their pros and cons. Let's look at each.New homes, they are new. Plain and simple, new home smell. But don't forget the tremendous new home warranty. Fix, replace ever...
05/29/2010
This program was just released by the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs.  Its budget of $500 million is available to low and middle income first time home buyers in Texas on a first-come, first-served basis.  This means as applications are received, funds are set aside.  It can be u...
05/27/2010
This is a snap shot of lease activity in East Austin, 78702, for the current week.  In future posts, I will combine this information with East Austin homes listed for sale.  For now, this is a great baseline.View Larger Map Leasing a property in East Austin is a great idea if you want to "try out...
05/25/2010
The past week in East Austin Real estate!  Are you a first time home buyer, or would you like to purchase an East Austin Home?  There are many properties listed in this part of town, very close to to Downtown Austin.  You can find many local businesses and restaurants with style in this part of t...
05/22/2010
A real estate agent can still help you if your credit is not quite up to the minimum.  Information and guidance is still available!Does Your Lender (or Agent) Leave You Out in the Cold Just Because You Don't Qualify Right NOW? So you're ready to buy a house and you do the smart thing and consult ...
05/21/2010
  Are you a first time home buyer in Austin, TX who needs down payment assistance? The much anticipated TDHCA Bond 77 down payment assistance program in Texas was just released by the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs.  This is specially targetted for first time home buyers in Texas...
05/20/2010
This previous Monday evening, May 17th, I attended the "Regulating Plan Kickoff Meeting"for the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan.  I wanted to take some time to spread the news around about what is in the works.  As I sift through the "Vision Statement", wonderfully written by the way, I take ...
05/20/2010
This is an important question, and having good answers is a helpful way to narrow down the choices you have when looking for a home. If you are a first time home buyer, it can be daunting.  Searching for Austin homes, my spot on the map, can leave you scratching your head in confusion. Of course,...
05/18/2010
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