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Texans Are Paying Less on Mortgage Debt Than the Rest of the Country

September 8, 2017 | by Guest Posts
Texas homeowners have less mortgage debt than the rest of the U.S. thanks to home prices below the national average, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

What Home Buyer Hopefuls Want From Agents and Lenders

August 18, 2017 | by Guest Posts
In a new Down Payment Resource survey of 750 future home buyers, 85 percent said they were looking to buy a home in the next six months. But while the current median down payment for a first-time buyer in approximately 6 percent, sixty-five percent said they think it will be moderately to extremely difficult to save for a down payment.

Budgeting Tips to Help You Afford Your Monthly Rent

May 19, 2017 | by Guest Posts
This is a guest post by Abodo.com, a Madison, Wisconsin-based start-up whose mission is to create a new, better kind of apartment listing service. A recent study by ABODO apartments entitled “Heavy Housing Burden” dug into trends surrounding the availability of affordable housing, namely how many renters across the country are paying more than 30% of their income on rent (the HUD-determined threshold for being housing-cost burdened). Heavy Housing Burden reports that nearly half of all U.S. renters are facing a cost-burden, and that trend largely rings true for Texas.

Five Tough Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Home

January 6, 2017 | by Guest Posts
Purchasing a home is undoubtedly one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. You can pave the road ahead by making sure to honestly evaluate all of the costs and responsibilities of homeownership before you buy.

5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

October 7, 2016 | by Guest Posts
Here are five essential questions you should ask when you interview prospective mortgage lenders—way before touring your dream home. By asking these important questions, you’ll find that you can zero-in on the one that’s right for you.

Three Texas Cities for Financially-Minded Millennials to Consider

March 11, 2016 | by Guest Posts
Are you or do you know a millennial who is considering buying a home? According to statistics compiled by Trulia in October 2015, homeownership is now 23 percent cheaper than renting for millennials across the nation.