Category Archives: Buyer

IRS Scam Warning

It seems that people nationwide have been receiving calls from criminals pretending to be IRS agents. Often they will leave urgent callback requests and once they have someone on the phone will intimidate the victim into making immediate payments. Don’t … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions About Title Insurance

Why Do You Need It? Buying a new home is one of life’s most gratifying experiences. As you approach the big day of closing, however, all the details can be a little overwhelming. You might easily overlook the single most … Continue reading

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Earnest Money Deposit – Residential 1-4 Family Contract

Check out a frequently asked question from Realtors concerning Earnest Money and when it should be deposited to the Title Company for a Residential 1-4 Family Contract. JC Johnson is a Real Estate Attorney and Partner with Dorsett, Johnson and … Continue reading

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5 Good Reasons to Amend Your Tax Return — and How

5 Good Reasons to Amend Your Tax Return — and How By: Reyna Gobel Missed tax deduction? Overlooked tax credit? Get what’s coming to you by amending your return. Your home is a great source of tax savings if you … Continue reading

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Tax and Home Records Checklist: What to Keep and For How Long

Tax and Home Records Checklist: What to Keep and For How Long By: Dona DeZube Want to rest assured you have all the documents you need when you need them, but not be awash in paper? Read on. Unless you’re … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to File your Homestead Exemption for 2016

Property Tax Exemptions for Homeowners A homestead exemption helps you save on taxes on your home. An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at … Continue reading

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November 2015 Houston, Texas Housing Trends

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or … Continue reading

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Online Shopping – Savings Site

Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online cash back shopping. Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provide them with the best coupons and deals online. Founded in 1998, Ebates Inc.’s websites have … Continue reading

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Will the new mortgage disclosures delay my closing?

The answer is NO for just about everybody. For mortgage applications submitted on or after August 1, 2015, lenders must give you new, easier-to-use disclosures about your loan three business days before closing. This gives you time to review the … Continue reading

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CFPB Proposes Two-Month Extension of Know Before You Owe Mortgage Rule

Proposal Open for Public Comment Until July 7th http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-proposes-two-month-extension-of-know-before-you-owe-mortgage-rule/ WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a proposed amendment to the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, which proposes to move the rule’s effective date … Continue reading

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