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By Rebecca Jones, Home staging company in the Houston area
(The Staging Team)
Home is where the heart is. It’s the place you feel most comfortable, the place where your family lives. Home reflects your personality and style and holds history and memories. However, the more attached you feel to your home, the more defensive you will be about changing it. These feelings are likely to cloud your judgment when it comes to transitioning from a homeowner to a home seller.As a homeowner, you probably hold the belief that “everyone will love my home as much as I do”. But until you break up with your home, you will not be able to objectively see the home from a buyer’s eyes. Sure, someone may eventually come along that has exactly the same taste and style as you, and keep your home exactly how you raised it. How long will you have to wait for that buyer?In order to become...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.532%FHA 30 year: 4.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.4%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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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 David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.532%FHA 30 year: 4.375% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.275%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible 
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By Rebecca Jones, Home staging company in the Houston area
(The Staging Team)
According to Wikipedia, home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. But home staging is also about emotion. It’s how a house makes us feel. It’s more than just cleaning, decluttering and decorating. It’s about creating emotional connections. Staging can make your home appear larger, brighter, cleaner and even warmer, allowing buyers to picture themselves living there. And although cleaning, decluttering, and depersonalizing are an important part of the overall staging process, the final step of staging is where the magic happens. It’s when you show the prospective buyers how great it w...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.532%FHA 30 year: 4.375% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.275%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Giorgetti, Houston, TX Neighborhood Information, and Market ReportGiorgetti, Houston, TX NeighborhoodGiorgetti is a contemporary luxury condominium building in the Central Business District of Houston, Texas. The planned 7-floor building will be built at 2710 Steel which will feature 32 bespoke homes that come in two to three-bedroom layouts. Families living in the building can enjoy the fantastic property amenities and convenient access to nearby parks, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, and business establishments. The welcoming and warm features provide a family-friendly living space that busy professionals working in the city will surely appreciate. The boutique condominium development sets an excellent standard for quality to its residences and amenities. Designs feature artisan...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.532%FHA 30 year: 4.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.4%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.532%FHA 30 year: 4.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.4%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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By Joseph Zimmer, Tax Advice You Can Trust
(Tax Houston, LLC)
Common Challenges When Selling Property Owned by ForeignersPart 1 Generally, US tax law (specifically FIRPTA) requires that the buyer or transferee of US Real Property owned by a foreign person(s) must withhold 15% of the sale price. Since the IRS requires a purchaser to withhold and remit the withholding to the IRS, things can get complicated. Purchasers of real property are seldom experts in US international tax laws. At our firm, we regularly see cases where the withholding has either been withheld incorrectly or was about to be withheld wrongly. The most common issue we see is a title company refusing to sell to a person with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) just because that person has an ITIN. Title companies often assume that holders of an ITIN are automaticall...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.49%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.647%FHA 30 year: 4.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.4%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15%
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By Joseph Zimmer, Tax Advice You Can Trust
(Tax Houston, LLC)
On January 18th the IRS Issued its final regulations for the New Tax Law's Qualified Business Deduction QBI. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act TCJA is quite complicated and the QBI even more. So, I spent the weekend reading the final installment of the QBI regulations. The bottom line is that the IRS will allow renters of real property to qualify for the 20% business deduction. The IRS has even given a safe harbor election to ensure that taxpayers feel safe in doing so until the regulations are passed into law. I highly recommend speaking with a tax professional to get the details specific to your unique tax situation. However, if you called my office I would likely inform you of the basic requirements that the IRS has outlined to qualify for the Safe Harbor election.(A) Separate books and reco...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.49%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.647%FHA 30 year: 4.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.4%Conventional 15 year: 3.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.15% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.49%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.647%FHA 30 year: 4.5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.4%Conventional 15 year: 4.5%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.775% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible 
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By Dionelle(Don) Davis, Don Davis Luxe Realty Group-DDLRG with COMPASS
(DDLRG with COMPASS RE Texas, LLC)
 Gorgeous free-standing home with custom finishes throughout located in Bobbitt Heights, a gated community developed by master developer and builder Lovett. Amazing location near the Galleria and very close to the beautiful grounds of the Awty International School. Impressive exterior with stucco and brick façade and tiled roof. Beautifully maintained lawn, welcoming courtyard, and street parking invite guests into this lovely luxury living home. Open floor plan with hardwoods, soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, rich stone and marble surfaces. Spacious island kitchen with upgraded appliances. Formal dining room off of the kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Second floor has an amazing master suite with gorgeous bath and two additional bedrooms both with a jack and jill bathroom....
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.49%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.647%FHA 30 year: 4.625% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.525%Conventional 15 year: 4.%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.273% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible 
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.625%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.782%FHA 30 year: 4.625% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.525%Conventional 15 year: 4.%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.273% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possibleConventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.625%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.782%FHA 30 year: 4.625% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.525%Conventional 15 year: 4.%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.273% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible 
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.75%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.907%FHA 30 year: 4.875% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.775%Conventional 15 year: 4.25%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.523% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible 
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 5.032%FHA 30 year: 5% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.9 %Conventional 15 year: 4.25%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.523% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.875%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 5.032%FHA 30 year: 4.875% Credit Score:740LTV:96.5%loan amount:$300kAPR: 5.775 %Conventional 15 year: 4.25%Credit score:740LTV:75%Loan Amount:$300kAPR: 4.523% Rates are Subject to ChangeCall me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible
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