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A Guide to Understanding Texas Real Estate Liens

A lien is a notice attached to your property stating that a creditor claims you owe them money. A lien is typically a public record, and for real estate liens,...

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What You Need to Know about Deeds in Texas

Texas is one of the few states that is a “deed of trust” state. While many people take out a mortgage to purchase real estate, which is a loan borrowed...

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Real Estate Closing Costs – A Guide for Sellers & Buyers

Buying or selling a home for the first time can be full of surprises. That’s because it’s not as simple as finding the house you’d like to purchase, or as...

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Loss Mitigation: Foreclosure vs. Short Sale vs. Deed-In-Lieu

Mortgage companies are well aware of the unfortunate circumstances that could cause a borrower to fall behind on their monthly loan payments. As a foreclosure is a very costly process...

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What Is a Mortgage Loan Modification & How Do You Apply for One?

There are circumstances like the loss of a job, illness, divorce, and other life-changing events which can happen to anyone, which can cause you to fall behind on your mortgage...

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Selling a House with Active Termites or Past Termite Damage

Disclaimer – The information on this page is intended for general informational purposes only and not to provide legal advice. If your home has termite damage, you could have a...

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Have Foundation Problems or Need Foundation Repair? Read This First.

Home foundation issues are scary for any homeowner as it can lead to major structural problems for your home. There are ways to repair the foundation without tearing it out...

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Can Your Landlord Sell the House You’re Renting? Yes. With Certain Conditions.

Disclaimer – The information on this page is intended for general informational purposes only and not to provide legal advice. In Texas, a lease between a landlord and tenant survives...

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Seller Case Study – Nomini Hall House

The home next door to these homeowners had caught fire early one April morning, and thanks to large shared trees and the direction of the wind, the fire spread to...

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What Is Title Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Title insurance is not just another fee involved with closing costs. It can offer valuable protection for homeowners. As owner’s policies are optional in Texas, many buyers may not be...

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Foreclosure & Government Guaranteed Loans – What You Need to Know

For those who have difficulty obtaining a traditional mortgage, there are various options available to help secure a loan. Generally, these options help those who are unable to make a...

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Seller Case Study – Medallion Pointe House

A few months after the flood, we were contacted on Facebook by someone my husband used to work with many years ago. His father’s long-time home in Cinco Ranch had...

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