Amarillo, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Amarillo Texas!!If you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you.Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mon...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Amarillo Texas FHA 203k Renovation Loans.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program.However, this loan program doesn't allow for "luxury items" in your home such as a swimming pool, hot tub, or other accessories. Although, you can repaint, replace flooring and appliances, add a room to an existing structure (which can add to value tremendously as you increase the square feet of your home) as well as remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms.This ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Veterans Loans Benefits in Amarillo Texas in 2020. These are:        No down payment on a VA loan        No mortgage insurance        VA loans have a government guarantee        Your ability to shop and compare VA loans        VA loans don’t allow a prepayment penalty        They come in many varieties        It’s easier to qualify for a VA loan        VA loan closing costs are lower        The VA loan offers funding fee flexibility    VA loans are assumable Backed by the U.S. Department of Vetera...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in Amarillo Texas. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Home Loans in Amarillo Texas and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education    The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Amarillo, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. ...
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo Vacation Homes Unit B of 2 unit home. This 2 bedroom 2 bath 1 car garage home is fully furnished. Perfect for business or a family friendly vacation. Stained concrete floors with carpet in the bedrooms, granite in the kitchen and 2 full bath. One of our most popular homes for travel nurses with 13 week contracts. Special discounted rates for stays over 30 nights. Message us for details even if home shows unavailable for your dates. Less than 3 minute drive to the medical district. The space Sleeps 4 in two queen size beds, 2 on couches and 2 on an air mattress(available by request) for a total of 7 people max. Interested in a long term stay, message us for special rates on stays between 30 nights up to full year leases. This is one of our most popular homes for travel nurses l...
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo Vacation Homes Only a short walk or drive from the medical district and Medi Park. 2 bed 1 bath home with 2 car covered parking. We provide everything you need for your home away from home. This house is perfect for travel nurses, therapists and doctors. High Speed Wifi, Cable TV, Netflix, HBO, HULU, Amazon Video and Disney+ provided for free. Living room has 55" smart TV and each bedroom has a 40" smart TV. 30 night minimum, contact us before booking 13 week stays for pricing and options.   Stephanie and Kenny Trotter Amarillo TX Amarillo Vacation Homes Amarillo Travel Nurse Housing
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo Vacation Homes This is our most popular home for travel nurses with 13 week contracts. Special discounted rates for all stays over 30 nights. Less than 5 minutes from the hospital district. Two bedrooms with queen size beds. Bathroom has tub/shower combo. Living room features a flat sceen tv, queen size sleeper sofa and ample seating for guests. Kitchen is fully furnished. On street parking only. No off street parking for this home. Smart tv with cable, HBO, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. The space Sleeps 4 in two queen size beds and 2 on pull out sleeper sofa for a total of 6 people. Interested in a long term stay, message us for special rates on stays between 30 nights up to full year leases. This is our most popular home for travel nurses looking for 13 week stays an...
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo Vacation Homes Fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 car garage home is fully furnished with everything you would expect in a high end vacation/corporate rental. Newly remodeled in midcentury modern decor. Stainless steel appliances and granite in kitchen, tile floor throughout with carpet in bedrooms. 2 full baths with granite and shower/tub combo in each. Great covered patio with outdoor dining table and yard. Lots of parking. Perfect for family friendly vacation or business travel. Air mattress available by request The space Sleeps 6 in three queen size beds, 1 on the couch and 2 on an air mattress for a total of 9 people. Interested in a long term stay, message us for special rates on stays between 30 nights up to full year leases. This is one of our most popular homes for travel ...
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo is the perfect place to get a taste of Texas even if you are only in town for 13 weeks. From huge canyons to old Cadillacs buried in the ground. Gigantic free 72 ounce steaks to grand scenery, the city is an Old West enthusiast's dream.  The city boasts a great art museum and beautiful botanical gardens. If you're traveling with kids, don't miss the thrilling rides at Wonderland Park. The whole family will be in awe of the fantastic rock formations at Palo Duro Canyon State Park the second largest canon in the United States behind the Grand Canyon. Amarillo is also centrally located between Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Oklahoma City and Albuquerque/Santa Fe. The options for day trips and weekend getaways are endless. NurseFly rates Amarillo a 71 on a scale of 100 on its Travel Nu...
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo Vacation Homes Unit A of 2 unit home. High ceilings throughout, huge closets, dining table, and bar with bar stools. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 car garage home is fully furnished with everything you would expect in a high end vacation rental. Stained concrete floors with carpet in the master bedroom, granite in the kitchen. Master bath has a shower and 2nd bath has shower/jetted tub. Office with built in desk. High ceilings throughout, huge closets, dining table, and bar with bar stools. The space Sleeps 6 in a king, queen and twin bunk bed beds, 1 on couch and 2 on an air mattress(available by request) for a total of 9 people max. Interested in a long term stay, message us for special rates on stays between 30 nights up to full year leases. This is one of our most popular homes...
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By Stephanie and Kenny Trotter, Short Term Rental Homes in Amarillo TX
(Amarillo Vacation Homes)
Amarillo Vacation Homes  This is a great 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home located on the La Paloma Course at Tascosa Country Club. 4 queen beds, 2 couches and air mattress(available by request). Smart tv with cable, HBO, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Located in quiet neighborhood in between 2 golf courses. Feels like you are outside of the city despite being only minutes from I40, shopping, restaurants, downtown and the medical district. Special long term rates, message us for stays over 30 nights. The space Sleeps 8 in four queen size beds, 2 on couches and 2 on an air mattress for a total of 12 people. Interested in a long term stay, message us for special rates on stays between 30 nights up to full year leases. This is a great 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home located on the La Paloma Cours...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreNMLS #289635 Fair question.   You are used to going to a bank to get a mortgage or even a mortgage company around town. They all have a specific list of programs they offer.   What happens if they say "no"?   Do you go to the next one get your credit pulled again, and again, and again.  Or even worse, do you give up? I am a Licensed Mortgage Broker and own a Licensed Mortgage Company.  What I am able to do is FIRST and very importantly, I pull your credit once and we use that throughout the entire process.                          As a Mortgage Broker, I have  a working relationship with lenders all over the country.  Each one offers a nunber of programs and each lender offers different programs and/or nuances then each other.  What is so great about that?  I'll tell you. W...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreKeller Williams Realty Searching for houses online can be a tricky thing.  Many of the "name brand" search arenas are not up-to-date, inaccurate, or just zestimately wrong.  Don't be fooled by those little "payment calculators".  There are way too many other factors that need to be considered for that to be used.   Many  buyers looking for homes  and sellers looking for values for their houses, are on a mobile app.  Here is mine.  One great thing is that you can contact me directly from the app.  Another very, very helpful thing about my app is that you can use the "map" feature and with the help of your finger as a drawing device, you can draw a map around any area you are interested in and all of the houses for sale in that area "pop up".  Click on the house for all the i...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty Pamela Madore Mortgage 806-290-1920 I can remember once a wanted a black skirt to wear to a special occasion.  I couldn't really describe it but I would know it when I saw it! Looking for houses can be the same way. However, in the case of my skirt, I knew I didn't want any other color than black---so I could eliminate every other color.  I knew it was a special occasion so I had to cross off that really cute black jean skirt.  I knew it had to fit.  No sense buying a skirt that I couldn't squeeze into or a skirt that was so big I didn't know what to do with it all. And it had to be in my budget.  I had a certain amount to spend and that was it.  So maybe I couldn't look in the name brand stores.   But I knew I needed that skirt. When you are looking...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-290-1920 How Is Keller Williams Realty's Technology Affecting the Real Estate Industry? At Keller Williams Realty we believe that Technology is the key to capturing the vast amount of buyers and sellers in the market.   And we have turned the way we do business to make sure that happens! At the moment, we have many things in the "Labs" stage.  That is, they are working and learning and growing.  One of our most innovative current "Labs" item is Kelle. Kelle is our own AI (artificial intelligence).  It is on its way to becoming one of our most successful tools for our clients.  By simply saying "snap" and then add a neighborhood, Kelle with show all of the statistics for the area.  (Email me and I will "snap" your neighborhood for you).   We have ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Keller Williams Realty 806-1920  1096 Day Retirement Plan Business as Usual CALL IT MY GREAT EPIPHANY One day, I had an epiphany.  You know, when that light bulb turns on in your brain and you slap yourself in the head.  Duh.  That kind of epiphany. I have been in the real estate and mortgage business for more than 35 years.  It is so much fun.  I love going from deal to deal and seeing houses and solving problems.  I love meeting the people and just putting it all together.  But do I want to do this when I am 90? SELLING HOUSES AT AGE 90 My light bulb experience forced me to ask some hard questions.  I have worked all my life as an independent contractor and somewhere (baby boomer attitude) along the line I missed  that part about  I may not want to do this deal by deal i...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
cPamela Madore Keller Williams Realty Pamela Madore Mortgage. #289635 806-290-1920 Is Owner Financing The Way To Go? When I hear someone say they want owner financing, I always ask myself the question---Why?  Pamela Madore Mortgage The obvious answer is that they don't think that they can qualify for a mortgage. Let me tell you a little bit about owner financing and how it works.   First, you have to find a seller that is willing to owner finance.  As time goes on it is harder and harder to find these properties because of current laws.    You also must be very careful to know the difference between "owner financing" and "rent to own".   Pamela Madore Mortgage They are two totally different things.  On an owner financing you give the owner a down payment, you get the deed at closing and...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela MadoreKeller Williams RealtyPamela Madore Mortgage#289635 Complicated Mortgage?  That might be you.  Please be nice to your Mortgage Broker. I am doing a mortgage right now that the buyers could pay cash for about 6 of the price house we are buying.  But the interest rates are low so they decided to get a mortgage instead.  Sounds easy, right?  Wrong. These people have about 9 sets of tax returns for multiple business and rental properties and bank statements from an equal amount of accounts.  Are you beginning to get the picture?   Everything has to match up.  Payments out must match something.  Income must come from somewhere.  The better accountant you have the harder it is to match anything to anything! Government loans have guidelines.  Some are stricter than others.  When t...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Pamela Madore Mortgage #289635 806-290-1920 Borrow Up to $294,515 FHA in Potter/Randall Counties in Texas Many people think that an FHA loan is for low income people.  NOT TRUE.   FHA does not discriminate in income limits.   You can be a a quazillionaire and still get an FHA loan. It is not only for first-time homebuyers either.  You can own other properties, too.  It does require that it be your primary residence, however. Here are some pretty great things about FHA loans: Maximum loan amounts allow you to buy in some of the more expensive neighborhoods Low down payment.....3.5% of the purchase price Seller can help with up to 6% of closing costs Easier to qualify for based on income/credit Comparable rates to conventional loans No pre-payment penalty or balloon  If you ...
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By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Pamela Madore Pamela Madore Mortgage 806-290-1920 Help Me With My Mortgage!  It Is A Tough One!! Not everyone can walk into a bank and get a mortgage to buy a house.  Not everyone fits the "perfect" mold.  As a matter of fact, I would say the MOST people don't fit that mold.  One great thing about being a Mortgage Broker is that I have the availability of dozens of mortgage programs that will fit just about everyone's needs.  Where as Bank has typically less than 10 and they mostly have the same or similar guideline, I have the advantage of being able to see your situation and then go find a lender that will do it! The days of "I've banked there all my life" are over.  Banks sell all (a few exceptions) of there loans into the secondary market and the secondary market will only buy loans...
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