Buying a Home

What to Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

What to Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less ...

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New Year, New Home? Improve Your Credit Score!

New Year, New Home? Improve Your Credit Score!

Is buying a home on your to-do list for this year? If so, it may be time to start addressing your credit score. While it’s possible to qualify for a mortgage with scores as low as the 500s, higher scores will yield you more options and better ...

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DFW New Homes Sales Rise

DFW New Homes Sales Rise

This story originally appeared in the Dallas Business Journal, a WFAA news partner.  Dallas-Fort Worth's new home sales climbed higher last month, bucking a national trend of declining sales as interest rates have shifted higher. The ...

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The Fall Housing Market Takes a Miraculous Turn

The Fall Housing Market Takes a Miraculous Turn

The fall housing market is beginning to show its true colors—and so far, the outlook appears rosier for both homebuyers and sellers. Real estate is typically seen as a zero-sum game, where a homebuyer’s gain is a seller’s ...

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ENERGY STAR SALES TAX HOLIDAY

ENERGY STAR SALES TAX HOLIDAY

The Comptroller encourages all taxpayers to support Texas businesses while saving money on tax-free purchases of certain ENERGY STAR® energy-efficient products during the annual Texas ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the ...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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