Pasadena, Texas Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

August 7, 2014 by Leave a comment

The modern history of Pasadena, Texas, really begins with the Texas Oil Boom and the discovery of an oil field in the neighboring city of Baytown. This event saw oil refinery operations spring up in Pasadena, and to this day, exploration for petroleum and gas remains a key economic force within the city. Throughout the 20th century, Pasadena’s... View Article

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What is PMI? Do I I have to pay it?

August 5, 2014 by Leave a comment

Many homebuyers are confused by private mortgage insurance, better known as PMI. That’s understandable; PMI is a pretty arcane addition to your mortgage loan. But here’s what you need to know: PMI doesn’t protect you. It protects your mortgage lender. And if your down payment isn’t large enough, the odds are high that you’ll have to pay for... View Article

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Advantages of Home Inspections for Buyers and Sellers

August 1, 2014 by 1 Comment

When it comes to a real estate transaction, there can be many question marks for both the buyer and seller. That’s why pre-sale home inspections are so popular. According to the U.S. General Accounting Office, “more than 85 percent of homebuyers who applied for a mortgage also requested an inspection.” This type of examination takes a look at... View Article

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We’re a same sex couple that isn’t allowed to marry in our state, what can we do to buy a home together?

July 31, 2014 by Leave a comment

This is a very interesting question, and there is some good news for you: You and your partner would be far from the only buyers in the United States to purchase a home together even though they’re not married. That’s because couples can qualify for mortgage loans even if they’re not married. In fact, couples don’t even... View Article

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Buying an Investment Property: What Landlords Need to Know

July 31, 2014 by Leave a comment

Thinking about diversifying your investment portfolio? Many investors believe real estate provides a great investment opportunity and an easy way to develop a passive cash flow each month, via the rents they can collect from tenants. And while buying an investment property can be a smart way to add to your assets and grow your wealth, potential landlords... View Article

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