Your budget and rent with option to buy

Buying a home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make. And if you’ve waited a long time for this day to come, you’ve undoubtedly thought about the features you want; maybe you’re craving a large master bedroom with walk-in closets or maybe a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. While you don’t want to skimp on […]

Explanation of real estate statistics

Basic real estate statistics explained We are going to define some of the basic real estate statistics that are published on a regular basis. To do that, we will use a real estate market, located in Hood County, Texas. Even more granular, we’ll use the single-family home numbers for homes in Granbury Tx, a small city of approximately 8,000 residents […]

Renovation Loans: FHA 203 (K), Fannie Home Style Renovation Mortgage and Conventional Rehab Loans

With a large number of homes still selling as short sales and foreclosures, renovation loans are becoming increasingly popular with home buyers. Currently, many family homes are being redesigned for additional family members. As rental housing costs rise, families decide to live together and save money. There are multiple situations that could apply: boomerang kids, elderly parents, or divorced with […]

Real Estate Investing 101A: Views of the Slaughter

For a real estate investor, the wide range of properties on the market can present both opportunities and risks when seeking to acquire assets. There is a smorgasbord of high-rise residential properties and lots to choose from in terms of price, design, construction, and location to suit one’s lifestyle and budget. Selecting the right property depends on many factors that […]

Real estate news: the good, the bad and the beautiful

As most people expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in September, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that mortgage rates are going down as well, as the two rates are not inextricably linked. That became apparent in 2003, when the Fed adjusted rates thirteen times in a six-month period, eight times down and five times up, without a noticeable effect […]

Impairment of the right to an attorney in community association disputes

Introduction Before 2013, there was uncertainty as to whether a community association could exclude the property owner’s attorney from attending a board meeting, a committee meeting (such as an architecture committee, a fines committee, or a building committee). rules) or to participate in an internal dispute resolution on behalf of the owner pursuant to sections 5900-5920 of the Civil Code. […]