Bellaire, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire, 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. Y...
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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 Bellaire TX VA loan benefits in 2019. 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 Veterans Affairs, V...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Bellaire TX makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a First Time Homebuyer in Bellaire TX greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the current housing market many homes are in need of updating, addressing deferred maintenance, or improving the energy efficiency of homes to lower utility costs.VA loan benefits include the following unique advantages:  a.  up to 100% financing, b.  no mortgage insurance, c.  up to $ 35,000 in renovation funds escrowed, d.  all renovations must be completed within 60 days of closing, e.  you can close on a purchase or refinance in the “as is” condition, f. you can borrow against the future value of t...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using a Bellaire TX 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 lo...
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By Monica Foster, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, CHMS, CNE, CNHS
(Monica Foster Team of eXp Realty)
Welcome home to this gorgeous Allen Black Custom home! Immediately you will notice the inviting stone staircase, covered porch and 8' leaded glass door. Fabulous hardwoods floors lead you inside and extend throughout the entire first floor. The chef of your family will adore this gourmet kitchen, complete with 5 burner gas range, oversized kitchen island and plenty of counter space. Just a short drive to the Med Center, Museum district and nearby several parks! HOME DID NOT GET WATER PER SELLERView More on RealtyByMonica.com
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By Monica Foster, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, CHMS, CNE, CNHS
(Monica Foster Team of eXp Realty)
Gorgeous Allen Black Custom with inviting stone stairs & covered porch. Entry showcases 8' leaded glass door & hardwoods that extend throughout the 1st floor. Study boasts built ins. Gourmet Kitchen has a wealth of cabinetry & counter space, oversized island w/5 burner gas range with down draft, stone back splash & built-in appliances. Spacious Master Retreat boasts coffered ceiling. Luxurious Master Bath w/frameless shower enclosure, jetted tub, double sinks & walk-in closet. Covered patio.View More on RealtyByMonica.com
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4%Credit score:740LTV:80%Loan Amount:$200kAPR: 4.22%FHA 30 year: 3.875%Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$200kAPR:4.92%Conventional 15 year:3.25%Credit score:740LTV:80%Loan Amount:$200kAPR:3.52% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.Posted by
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By Matt Stanley, Realtor, Bellaire TX Homes for Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Weekly Bellaire Sales Report   In Bellaire TX, for the week beginning May 12th, 2014, seven homes came on the market, three homes went pending, and four homes sold. That leaves us with 47 homes currently available for sale in Bellaire.   
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By Matt Stanley, Realtor, Bellaire TX Homes for Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Weekly Bellaire Sales Report   In Bellaire TX, for the week beginning May 5th, 2014, six homes came on the market, three homes went pending, and three homes sold. That leaves us with 47 homes currently available for sale in Bellaire.   
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By Bobby Bryant
(iBuy Realty: Rethink. Real Estate.)
Home Values in Bellaire Texas Have you thought about selling your HOUSE in Bellaire Houston Texas? The real estate market is HOT right now! Many sellers just like you want to know exactly what their HOUSE could potentially sell for in a market where property values have increased by 15% throughout the Houston area. Websites like Zillow.com DOES NOT give accurate information. In most cases, their numbers are based on ASSESSED TAX VALUE. When determining the value of your property, you need an expert on your side to actually give you the HIGHEST VALUE based on the SOLD COMPARABLES in your immediate neighborhood.    Home Values in Bellaire Texas  To get a FREE-NO OBLIGATION Market Analysis, accurately and specifically created for your property, CLICK HERE and it will bedelivered to your fr...
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By Bobby Bryant
(iBuy Realty: Rethink. Real Estate.)
What is my HOUSE worth in Bellaire Texas? Have you thought about selling your HOUSE in Bellaire Houston Texas? The real estate market is HOT right now! Many sellers just like you want to know exactly what their HOUSE could potentially sell for in a market where property values have increased by 15% throughout the Houston area. Websites like Zillow.com DOES NOT give accurate information. In most cases, their numbers are based on ASSESSED TAX VALUE. When determining the value of your property, you need an expert on your side to actually give you the HIGHEST VALUE based on the SOLD COMPARABLES in your immediate neighborhood.    What is my HOUSE worth in Bellaire Texas?  To get a FREE/NO OBLIGATION Market Analysis, accurately and specifically created for your property, CLICK HERE and it wil...
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By Matt Stanley, Realtor, Bellaire TX Homes for Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Pop-Up in the Park- by Your Bellaire Realtor Pop-Up in the Park is underway in Bellaire, situated on the soon-to-be developed site of Evelyn’s Park.  Pop-Up in the Park is a curated market, showcasing products made or designed locally. The monthly market will feature jewelry, clothing, art and more. It brings to life the creativity of local people who do not the typical storefront. This one-of-a-kind bazaar will serve as a mechanism for bringing the local community together and giving people a great excuse to walk or drive down to Evelyn’s Park for the afternoon. Bellaire residents are so fortunate to have Evelyn’s Park.  When the historic Teas Nursery decided to close late 2009, Bellaire residents, Jerry and Maury Rubenstein, seized the opportunity to save a piece of Bellaire and Houst...
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By Nannette Delaney, Broker - ABR,CRS,ALHS,ePro,CBR,SFR
(RE/MAX & HOUSTON RELOCATION LINK)
CHRISTMAS in BELLAIRE TX  Bellaire TX has an extensive recreation area with plenty of fun for the entire family.The main park area has a playground surrounded by lovely mature trees with walking trails and picinic benches. The annual Christmas Tree is located in the park and the recreation area is perfect for family gatherings around the holidays. Since Bellaire has a temperate climate all year, there are many opportunities to be outside for the holidays and to take advantage of the park during Christmas in Bellaire. Many feature of The Bellaire Town Square Park include tennis courts, walking trails, playground, picinic tables and a massive pool with recreation area in the park. Bellaire has so many advantages for families you may like to search for homes in Bellaire TX Live Christmas T...
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By Nannette Delaney, Broker - ABR,CRS,ALHS,ePro,CBR,SFR
(RE/MAX & HOUSTON RELOCATION LINK)
BELLAIRE TOWN SQUARE - FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 30, 2012 HOLIDAY IN THE PARK - 7008 South Rice-Bellaire Tx 77401 Welcome Santa to Bellaire! Santa will be available to listen to the children's holiday wishes at the Gazebo in the park 6:00-8:30 pm The festival will include music from local choirs, food and lots of family fun. For more information, call the Bellaire Recreation Center713-662-8280   Come to the Gazebo to see Santa! The darling Gazebo is located inside our beautiful parkbehind Bellaire City Hall on S. Rice. There will be lots of parking available for an enjoyable evening with all the family. Pictures with Santa will be available for purchase. Plus Santa has a surprise for the kids and ordered snow for the evening, including a giant snow slide! Bellaire offers many year round activit...
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By Matt Stanley, Realtor, Bellaire TX Homes for Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Join fellow four-legged friends on October 13, 2012 at 8:30am for the annual Howl-O-Ween dog parade and costume contest.  We’ve been several years now and have seen tigers and witches and bears, oh my!    It’s $10 per pet to enter and the pet must have a license.  Register at the Bellaire Recreation Center using this form.  The parade occurs makes a short loop at Bellaire Town Square.   Prizes will be awarded to those with the best costumes.  Categories include Best Costume and Best in Show for both Large and Small Dog Categories.   We are English Bulldog owners and have been for quite some time.  I don’t know how we’ll beat the year of the bumble bees but we’re currently looking for a ninja head cover to fit a bulldog…any ideas??   You don’t have to search hard for some pet-tacular ideas!
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By Matt Stanley, Realtor, Bellaire TX Homes for Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
It was a Spain-inspired Father's Day for the Stanley's with sangria, grilled paella, and flan making up the menu.  Here's the sangria recipe: Sangria Ingredients: 1 Bottle of Rioja or other red wine 1 Lemon cut into wedges 1 Orange cut into wedges 2 Tbsp sugar 1 Shot brandy 2 Cups ginger ale or club soda Preparation: Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving. If you'd like to serve immediately, use chilled red wine and/or serve over ice.
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By Matt Stanley, Realtor, Bellaire TX Homes for Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Join Bellaire’s Fourth of July celebration with a parade and festival in Bellaire Town Square.  The festivities begin with a parade of local school bands, floats, scout troops and classic cars on July 4th at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the top floats keeping with the parade theme of “Let Freedom Ring.” The Big Parade will start at the corner of Mapleridge and Bellaire Boulevard. The parade will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. The Children’s Parade, co-sponsored by the Bellaire Optimist Club, will start off the event and lead the Big Parade. Children can decorate their bikes and trikes and walk/ride in the parade. There is no charge for participation in the Children’s parade. Children meet at the Community National Bank parking lot on the Bellaire Boulevard side between 8:45 a.m. and 9...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Here is your weekly interest rate update: Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 3.625% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 3.9% FHA 30 year:3.375% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:4.15% Conventional 15 year:3% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.35%   Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.
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By Alicia Barrington, Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington
(THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING)
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