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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 Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Fall and winter aren’t the hottest times of the year, nor are they often the hottest times of the housing market. However, before you decide to wait until the spring or summer, selling in the off-season can really be to your advantage. This is especially true for sellers looking to: Unload an inherited property that needs work without investing in upgrades. Take advantage of better rates during the off-season. Sell a home before they buy a new one.  Live in an area where winter weather doesn’t make a substantial impact on the market. Are you thinking about listing your property during the fall or winter? If so, then let’s examine some of these pros and cons more closely.Unloading a Property QuicklyFor many people, selling in the fall or winter frees up their finances to buy in the sprin...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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It’s not too early to start planning Winter is here, but don’t let that get you down! Listen, we know that summer is far away, but it is also an ideal time to (yes, hit the beach and fire up the barbeque) think about doing some DIY home improvement work on your property. The warmer weather and lower likelihood of rain give you a great opportunity to give different areas of your house a thorough refresh. So why not starting planning this winter?Whether it’s your outdoor spaces or interiors, a simple DIY job can increase your property’s value and preserve its liveability. Best of all, a basic DIY enhancement won’t break the bank, and you’ll likely get a sense of accomplishment from successfully carrying out the home improvement. With this in mind, let’s explore some of the top DIY home im...
By Dominick Dina, MA, REALTOR®, GRI, e-PRO, TAHS, SFR, Notary Public
(Christian Realty San Antonio)
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  Remodeled home in great condition in Northside ISD. Newer roof, new interior/exterior paint. New tiles in bath. New granite counter tops and stainless sink in kitchen. ALL appliances convey. Two garage door openers. New windows throughout. New wood flooring and carpet. New deck along side/rear of home. Mature trees and privacy fence. Home is move-in ready. Close to Lackland AFB and Medina Annex, NSA, Seaworld, Loop 1604, shopping, dining, schools and neighborhood pool. Welcome home!         Call Christian Realty San Antonio 210-273-9082 
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Your home is unique and should reflect your family's tastes. However, that doesn’t mean that it should be full of items without a purpose, and when it’s time to sell, less is more. Getting rid of things is something we say we’re going to do but that tends to get pushed further down the list of things we actually do. But now the time has come, and you have to tackle the mess. Get your Home Decluttering Guide, and follow these simple tips below. Start by scoping out other homes. We’re all guilty of perusing Pinterest when we need inspiration. That said, you don’t have to stop at online galleries to get an idea of ways to design your home’s interior. Don’t be afraid to check out other houses in the area. You don’t have to creep at the neighbor’s window; instead, check out local listings, a...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Ever wanted to own your own home and didn't have enough for the down payment? Well now you can, thanks to the new Home Ownership Made Easier(HOME) mortgage from BBVA. This product is designed to make the move from renting to buying as easy and affordable as possible. Here are the benefits and requirements for this new product listed below: Borrow 100 Percent! That's right, up to 100% Loan-to-Value for certain transactions(requires a $500 contribution from borrower's own funds) BBVA will contribute up to $3,500 towards closing costs and other assistance. No Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). One less thing to worry about. Minimum credit score of 620 is required. Borrowers may use Seller Contributions, Gift Funds from a relative, or funds from a BBVA approved Down Payment Assistance (DPA) ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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This Veterans Day as we salute all our veterans, past and present, let us take the time to honor them, and THANK THEM for their service to our Great Country. Our military veterans deserve all the discounts they can get, and many companies have offered generous discounts and even some FREE products to our military and their immediate family members. Here is a list of some of the Best of the Best Discounts being offered to all our veterans.  
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Many buyers who are looking to purchase new construction homes in the starter-home price range are looking into manufactured housing, since these homes are now eligible for 30 year mortgage financing through programs being offered by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Fannie Mae named it’s mortgage initiative for this type of home, “MH Advantage” while Freddie Mac has chosen the name, “Choice Home”. This housing product is becoming a Bit Hit in the Texas Housing Market. See the full story in the October issue of “Tierra Grande”, a publication by the Real Estate Center from Texas A & M University. Although in the past, many have considered manufactured homes a poor investment, but manufacturers hope to change that perception through upgrades such as higher-pitched roofs, higher-quality...
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 Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into home ownership.The other half of the equation is whether you're financially ready, and that would depend on a variety of things, including your credit rating, your debt-to-income ratio, and your ability to make a sufficient down payment on a new home. Although a 20% down payment is a desirable target to aim for, there's often a lot of flexibility on how much you're required to put down on a house.One of the main reasons a 20% down payment is desirable is ...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
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Large San Antonio Home with good bones in Madison High School area. This is in north east San Antonio in the Emerald Pointe community.It has a large kitchen with natural light from the strategically placed windows. Space for eating in kitchen plus formal dining area too. Lots of counter space. You will like the cabinet and storage areas too.It's an open concept area. No walls separating kitchen, breakfast area, and downstairs den. Great for two or more to share a meal and conversation.Downstairs Family RoomAcross from the kitchen is the family room. Set your big screen in this room for a nice spot to relax. There is a separate upstairs area that can be an additional den/family room/play area/ or even an exercise area. Only limited by your imagination.This is a large home, but responsibl...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for San Antonio Texas Home Loans. 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 San Antonio Texas Home Loans 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 San Antonio, 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...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Texas Veterans Land Board is one of the best choices for veterans wanting to purchase land in Texas. To be eligible for VLB financing, the land must: Be wholly within the state of Texas. Contain at least one acre, excluding any portion beneath a dedicated public roadway or navigable waterway or subject to frequent inundation or otherwise unusable. Have legal, usable access to a public road. Access must be a minimum of 60 feet wide or meet the county public road width requirements, whichever is greater. “Usable” means that it can be driven on by a standard passenger car in inclement weather. Be properly described by either a field note description of the tract with the surveyor’s official seal and signature (original or copy) or a complete copy of the recorded subdivision plat if the des...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Attention All Veterans! You don’t want to miss the next Veterans Housing Summit being held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at VFW Post #4676 at 202 W Aviation Blvd in Universal City, TX 78148 across from Randolph Air Force Base. Check in starts at 8:00 AM. Make your plans to attend this very educational event sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals(VAREP). If you served in any branch of the Armed Services, and the National Guard, active or retired, you are a veteran entitled to VA Housing benefits. Here is What You Will Learn!  VA Home Loan Program Home Buying Process Importance of Good Credit Down Payment Assistance VA Certificate of Eligibility(COE) Local Housing Market Summary Meet with Local Housing Specia...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
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Emerald Pointe-17010 Cortland Ridge Is For Sale The home at 17010 Cortland Ridge is a large four bedroom home. One of the largest floor plans in the community. The community is located just inside Loop 1604 and is in the Northeast Independent School District.  Four side brick, roof replaced July 2019, all bedrooms upstairs. This home is over 3,600 square feet.The kitchen is in the center of things. Spacious, island, and windows.The master bedroom is massive. Large enough to handle large furnishings, or set up a reading area, exercise area, or whatever you choose to do with the space. Only constraint is your imagination.  This is not an illusion the vanities are on opposite side of a mirrored wall. Each area has access to the large walk-in closet.   The secondary bedrooms are all carpete...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Where to live when you need care is a decision that seniors need to think about sooner than later. Both aging in place and moving to a care facility require careful planning, and seniors who wait to think about senior living might not be happy with where they end up. If you’re recently retired, use this guide to start planning for your senior living needs.Planning for Senior Living: 3 Questions to Ask1. Is your home safe for aging in place?It’s natural to want to stay home as you age, but your home might not be the safest living environment. Homes with staircases, narrow hallways, and closed-off floor plans present barriers for wheelchair and walker users and seniors with other mobility problems.2. Do you have access to family care-giving?Family care-giving makes aging in place far more...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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So, You've found a nice house in the neighborhood that you like, but you are concerned with having new carpet or flooring, updated kitchen or bathroom, window replacements, getting a new paint job, or having energy efficient appliances, or you need that washer, dryer, and refrigerator added into the purchase? Don't let these issues stop you from buying your next home, especially in a market where inventory is very low.   Yes, you have looked online at Zillow, Trulia, REALTOR.com, or any other online site, and found your next house, only to discover when you contacted the listing agent or your own buyer's agent that property is already under contract or not available anymore.Why not get more information on FNMA Homestyle Renovation Loans, FHA 203k Loans, or the new VA Renovation Loans, a...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Why not “Love life to the fullest” at Hill Country Retreat in San Antonio, TX. Choose from one of Del Webb’s three home collections, featuring open floor plans and consumer inspired options that fit your lifestyle. This 55+ community has resort-style amenities, including a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, walking trails and tennis courts. Enjoy a pottery class, play Bridge, or join a book club with your new neighbors who are sure to become long-time friends. Why build, when you could enjoy this pre-owned home in a fabulous Del Webb community?  Hill Country Retreat OverviewHill Country Retreat is an active adult community by Del Webb and Village Builders located in Texas Hill Country in historic San Antonio. This 55 and over community boasts a large clubhouse filled with top-cal...
By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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San Antonio, TX - Texas based property buyer Dependable Homebuyers is pleased to announce that they now purchase multi-family properties all across San Antonio. These properties could be as small as a duplex or as many as hundreds of properties. Dependable Homebuyers is ready and willing to offer fair prices to buy these properties, even if the property is currently occupied by tenants who are behind on rent. For more on the company and its services in San Antonio, visit https://www.pressadvantage.com/story/26872-dependable-homebuyers-in-san-antonio-looking-to-purchase-more-homes.In the current economic environment, and even in the best of conditions, finding a home buyer on one’s own can be a daunting task. Without access to the proper contacts, it can be difficult to bring the propert...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Now that the weather is turning around in Texas, you might be thinking about starting the home search process. Once you’re viewing homes in person, you may be tempted to fall into the trap that ensnares many buyers: letting relatively small flaws or easy fixes influence your decision about a home. Vetoing homes because of patchy yards or outdated fixtures can lead to months of frustrated searching and a shorter and shorter list of potential properties. Remember, we are presently in a seller’s market in many of our communities in and around the city. Those few homes that appear to be in perfect condition will most likely have buyers competing with multiple offers.  It’s typical to encounter properties with minor cosmetic issues—these shouldn’t be confused with major issues such as a crac...

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