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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Veteran’s Home Loans for Galveston 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 mo...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a Galveston Texas First Time Homebuyer 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 renew.Buying 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 Galveston Texas First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value t...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Galveston Texas FHA 203k Rehab 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 loan...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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We are excited to let you know that we have invested in a new technology called Homebot to be your free personal guide through your home-buying journey.Homebot is a monthly financial dashboard that enables you to maximize the most of your home-buying search.When you sign up you will receive a regular email called the “Homebot Market Report”- a customized interactive guide with critical information to help you buy smart. Homebot offers buyers the ability to search for homes in your area at no cost to you.What will the Homebot Market Report do for you?     Explore neighborhoods and cities nationwide to find the best market to match your goals     Use current market temperatures to guide your buying strategy     Estimate how much home you can afford at today's interest rates     See how mu...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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We are excited to let you know that we have invested in a new technology called Homebot to be your free personal guide through your home-buying journey.Homebot is a monthly financial dashboard that enables you to maximize the most of your home-buying search.When you sign up you will receive a regular email called the “Homebot Market Report”- a customized interactive guide with critical information to help you buy smart. Homebot offers buyers the ability to search for homes in your area at no cost to you.What will the Homebot Market Report do for you?     Explore neighborhoods and cities nationwide to find the best market to match your goals     Use current market temperatures to guide your buying strategy     Estimate how much home you can afford at today's interest rates     See how mu...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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We are excited to let you know that we have invested in a new technology called Homebot to be your free personal guide through your home-buying journey.Homebot is a monthly financial dashboard that enables you to maximize the most of your home-buying search.When you sign up you will receive a regular email called the “Homebot Market Report”- a customized interactive guide with critical information to help you buy smart. Homebot offers buyers the ability to search for homes in your area at no cost to you.What will the Homebot Market Report do for you?     Explore neighborhoods and cities nationwide to find the best market to match your goals     Use current market temperatures to guide your buying strategy     Estimate how much home you can afford at today's interest rates     See how mu...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Galveston 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...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a First Time Homebuyer in Galveston Texas 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 renew.Buying 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 Galveston Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in v...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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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...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Renovation Loans in Galveston Texas.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.T...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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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 Galveston Texas VA loan benefits 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 Veterans Affair...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a Galveston TX First Time Homebuyer 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 renew.Buying 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 Galveston TX First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the old...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
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 Galveston 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, ...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Galveston Texas 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 renew.Buying 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 Galveston Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in v...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Galveston 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...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
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...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Galveston Texas 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 Galveston Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in v...
By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
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I was showing houses in Galveston today, and just had to stop to take a picture of the gorgeous brown-eyed Susans that blanket the historic Galveston cemetery every spring. They are always pretty, but this year the flowers are bigger and more dense than I have ever seen them. It's gorgeous! The Broadway Cemetery Historic District is actually composed of seven separate cemeteries, grouped together in six city blocks in the center of Galveston. Not only is the historic cemetery district beautiful in the spring with the blanket of yellow wild flowers covering the gravesites, but it is also very interesting.Some of the most famous citizens of Galveston and Texas are laid to rest in the Broadway Cemetery. There are about 12,000 grave markers visible in the cemetery, but that figure is believ...
By Lorna Presswood, "Buy with confidence. Sell with success!"
(Prime Realty Group)
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Sea Isle is one of the most popular beaches on Galveston's west end. Having beach and bay houses along with family friendly amenities really add to the appeal.  In Sea Isle you can get whatever house fits your dreams, whether it's a home for your boat on the canal, a bay home that sits directly towards the open bay waters of Galveston Bay, or a Beach House, front row or close enough, with a view!The beaches of Sea Isle are family friendly and since it's a golf cart community, everyone drives their golf carts from any part of Sea Isle to the sand.Prices are also very appealing. For a house on a dry lot, without water access or view, the price can sometimes be under 200K, up to the 1st row on the beach which typically run over 400K. Beachside homes, which is what we call homes 2nd row, or...
By Lorna Presswood, "Buy with confidence. Sell with success!"
(Prime Realty Group)
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December in Galveston...Surfing and Sun! It's a beautiful sunny day in Galveston and 74 degrees, what we like to call winter on the island! We also have live webcams in Galveston and they are fun to watch if you are not on the island. A lot of surfing goes on when the waves kick up enough, even if the waves are small they really have a lot of fun.  On days like today you will see surfing enthusiasts parked all along the seawall. We are pretty lucky on the island to have such mild weather, although we all miss wearing sweaters sometimes!  A good cold snap or two will be in store for us in January most likely. Just another reason Galveston Real Estate is always booming!  Who wouldn't want to spend the day in 74 degree perfect sunny weather in December?Give me a shout and we can talk about...

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