Many families have fallen victim to the economic crisis over the last few years. Additionally, many families have fallen victim to ‘life events’ – such as divorce, job loss, a disability, and the list goes on. Unfortunately life does not exempt military families from such events. As such, one of the results of ‘life events’ […]Read More Can I Get a VA Loan After Foreclosure?
from my friend Rob Chrisman (www.robchrisman.com) – Freddie and Fannie (and the FHFA, of course) announced short sale changes scheduled for later this year. Starting November 1, measures will be put in place to make short sales of underwater homes easier for homeowners, including extending help to people who have financial difficulties but haven’t missed […]Read More shortER short sales? and for folks who are NOT currently behind? could it be true??
what has reached a level we haven’t seen in four years?? North Texas home sales, that’s what! this past May real estate agents sold 7,618 pre-owned single-family homes which is 22% MORE than in May 2011, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. that’s not all – year-to-date home sales are UP 16% […]Read More DFW up 22%! AND 8 reasons why N TX rocks!
Texas cities, both large and small, once again lead the pack in a new ranking of the best places for jobs. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos topped the chart for the fourth straight year among the nation’s 65 biggest metro areas. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown was ranked second, followed by No. 3 Salt Lake City, according to NewGeography.com, a […]Read More Fort Worth #4 in US for job growth!
existing single-family home sales up 13% from a year ago in the 29-county North Texas region where 6,126 homes were sold. the median price was up 11% in March to $155,000, per the Real Estate Center @ Texas A&M University. Q1 2012 realized a 16% jump from Q1 2011 as well while the median sales […]Read More N TX sales 6,126 homes! + more!
The Federal Housing Administration has rescinded and will delay a ruling that as of April 1 prohibited borrowers with more than $1000 in collection accounts from getting a federally backed (FHA) mortgage. FHA postponed the ruling until July and will take public comment from lenders, builders and other industry professionals until then to clarify guidance.Read More FHA delays ruling on collections accounts!
Texas existing home sales grew 2.8% in February from a month earlier, outpacing transactions nationwide according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Sales also increased 16.5% from February 2011, rising in the four largest Texas metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. The rest of the state’s economy continued to grow in […]Read More TX up 2.8% AND 16.5%