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Fort Bend & Sugar Land Real Estate Buyer Articles

Determining your Interest Rate for your Sugar Land Real Estate Purchase

As a Sugar Land Realtor, I often get asked the question “How is my interest rate determined for my Sugar Land home?”.  We all know rates are at an all time low right now, but why do buyers get a different rate than others? There are many factors that play a role in what rate […]

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Consumer Columnist on 5 Things Learned Buying First House

Consumer columnist, Jaime Kipatrick, recently wrote an article on TexasRealEstate.com titled “5 things I had to learn for myself while buying our first house”. We found it to be a good quick-read and something our Sugarland home buyers would find of interest. The take-aways were as follows: Work with people you trust Real estate ownership […]

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Texas Has More Jobs Than Last Year

A recent article by Bryan Pope of the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center, stated that all Texas industries and the state’s government sector had more jobs in February 2013 than the same time in 2012 during a Monthly Review of the Texas Economy. Leader industries included construction, mining, logging, leisure and hospitality, then professional […]

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Sugar Land Realtors Pleased with Latest Report on Houston Real Estate Growth

Sugar Land Realtors have done well during this recession. Not only has Sugar Land experienced growth, but the Greater Houston area itself has experienced phenomenal growth and prosperity for an overall challenging U.S. economy. Har.com recently put out an MLS press release showing a number of promising figures related to the Houston economy. For example, […]

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Sugar Land Real Estate New Industry and Expansions Add Jobs

Sugar Land Real Estate Attracts New Industry and Expansions to Add Jobs   The continued development of Sugar Land real estate is as diverse as it is expansive. Texas Instruments is planning a new research and development facility on 7.193 acres near University and 59 that should add around 375 jobs. The Imperial Development north […]

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Market View for Sugar Land Real Estate

Sugar Land Real Estate Statistics Here are some interesting Sugar Land real estate statistics regarding homes for sale in Sugar Land from 12-26-2012 through 1-16-203 as presented on Trulia:  $431,749 – The average listing price of homes for sale in Sugar Land as of 1-16-2013 $126,390 – The median sales price $55 – The average price […]

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Sugar Land Home Buying: Option Period for Inspectors and Inspections

In the Sugar Land home buying process you will have a week or so after the contract is signed- known as the  Option Period – in which to have your home inspected by a licensed inspector and to get a report of those findings.  If you want, you can have additional qualified experts in to […]

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Buying Sugar Land Real Estate: Asking the Seller to Help with Closing Costs

One of the more popular home mortgage loans used for buying Sugar Land real estate is the FHA 203b program. You can use this type loan to buy new or existing one to four bedroom homes in Sugar Land as well as condos and townhomes. You choose the duration – 15 or 30 years. The 15 year loan is more […]

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Home Application Checklist

The following is a handy checklist for home buyers regarding the home loan process:  GENERAL: __ Picture I.D. with Social Security numbers for all Borrowers __ Payment to cover application fee __ Name and complete address of all landlords for the past 2 years INCOME: __ Employment history for the past 2 years, including address […]

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Down Payment & Closing Costs

When you are ready to begin looking at various houses to find your dream home, you need to prepare all of the necessary materials to present to the lender. Your lender will tell you exactly what you can afford so that you do not spend time looking at “too much” home. There are a couple key factors […]

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