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September 3, 2008

What “Days on Market” really means

DOM or Days on Market – what does it really mean? The simplest definition of Days on Market (DOM) is …. its the quantity of days a property has had an Active status in our multiple listing service. DOM is a statistic that is open to interpretation as to what it really means. The average […]
August 21, 2008

Texas ranks #8 lowest state in state-local tax burden

There is no denying that our real estate taxes in Spring Texas are higher than in other states. But you shouldn’t ONLY take into consideration real estate taxes when considering whether its affordable to live in Spring Texas. For 18 consecutive years the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has published an estimate of the combined state-local burden […]
August 18, 2008

Minimum down payment on FHA loans increases Oct. 1, 2008

If you have been counting your pennies and saving for the down payment on your Spring Texas home you will want to consider purchasing before October 1, 2008. Because on October 1, the minimum down payment requirement for FHA loans increases from 3% to 3.5% of the sales price. FHA increase on minimum down payment […]
August 13, 2008

First time homebuyer tax credit – what is it and how to get it

February 2009 UPDATE–  If you were a first time homebuyer and purchased a home in 2008 the tax credit outlined below applies to you.  If you are a first time homebuyer and are planning on or have already purchased a home in 2009 read – 2009 First time homebuyer tax credit. If you are a first time homebuyer […]
August 8, 2008
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Spring Texas Homes #14 for Affordability

In its latest issue, Money Magazine, announced the “Top 25” cities where homes are affordable. And coming in at #14 on the list of affordability is Spring Texas homes. With an annual median family income of $74,298 and a 2007 median home price of $131,005, its easy to understand why the residents of Spring Texas […]
July 31, 2008

How to decide if a Spring Texas home with a POOL is for YOU.

If your vision of the perfect home comes with its own private pool, then you will love all the numerous options available for you on the Spring Texas real estate market. As of today, there are 286 Spring Texas homes for sale with a private pool in the $100,000 – $600,000 price range. That equals […]
July 17, 2008

Your Spring Texas dream home is in the 100 Year FLOOD ZONE now what?

Before sitting down with my buyers and writing an offer on their Spring Texas dream home, I will contact our in-house insurance agent and find out if the home is located in the 100 year flood zone. A home located in the 100 year flood zone means that in any given year there’s a 1% […]
July 8, 2008

4 Reasons to get Preapproved before shopping for your Spring Texas home

I know Spring Texas home buyers must think that Realtors are just nosey people. Because you, potential buyers, are thinking why does it matter if you have been preapproved for a loan. You just want to view the home. You may not even like it and won’t want to buy it. So why do Realtors ask […]
June 20, 2008

Spring Texas Real Estate: why NOW is a good time to buy

Quite frequently I get asked “Is now a good time to buy a home in Spring Texas?” Its a good question. We all work hard and want to make the best financial decisions possible. Nobody wants to buy a home today for $200,000 and find out tomorrow or next year that its only worth $140,000. […]