Southlake, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
A Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with Southlake Texas FHA 203k Loans.    Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). This FHA loan program allows the buyer or existing owner of a home to do significant amounts of remodeling or updating to their home without a higher cost second lien.         The loan program does not allow for “luxury items” which are defined as items like a swimming pool or hot tub, etc. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).         This loan program has many advantages but one of the...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Southlake TX VA Home Loans and 100% Southlake TX VA Loans - the best loan program in Texas!     VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans.     Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:     - 100% financing, no down payment required.   - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment.   - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans.   - Low rates compared to other loan programs.     So how do you qualify for Southlake TX VA Home Loans?     You must first verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Texas VA loan lender can order your COE quickly for you, or you can go directly to the VA ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval for Southlake TX Home Loans.       Many consumers are not educated on the proper way to go about buying a home. This can be extremely stressful or enjoyable depending on how you choose to go about the home buying process for homes in Southlake TX and surrounding areas. It is essential that you take the proper steps to keep your self educated on the initial investment, the buying power, and to take some time to think about your lifestyle choices. We will discuss each of these in this article.     Education     There are many steps to buying a home in Southlake, TX, this is one and it begins with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Take note that we didn't say anything about getting pre-qualified because in today's mortgage industry it is meaningless. Yo...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Southlake TX VA Loans and 100% Southlake TX VA Loans - the best loan program in Texas!     Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today.     Here are some of the highlights of this incredible program:     - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing.   - No monthly mortgage insurance.   - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements.   - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment.     How do you know if you qualify for Southlake TX VA Loans?     You must first verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA mortgage loan lender to order your COE quickly, or you c...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
  Photo Taken at Central Market in SouthLake, TX. Apparantly it's a fruit, a fragrant citron that is traced to Asia. Unfortunately, I lost my appetite.    Speechless in Flower Mound
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By Leesa Sandoval, Renovation Loan Specialist (FHA 203k, HomeStyle)
(HomeBridge Financial Services)
Homes Near Florence Elementary in Southlake, TX Why Do People Live here? Southlake is an affluent suburban city located in Tarrant and Denton Counties within the state of Texas.The city of Southlake is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575. Southlake is known for exemplary public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, and Carroll High School's 8-time state champion football team. In December 2008, Forbes.com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393. In 2009, Southlake's zip code, 76092, was ranked as the richest zip code in the United States with a population between 10,0...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Use the Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program, the FHA 203K Renovation Loan available in Southlake Texas. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Thanks to this special FHA loan program, a buyer or home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their new or existing home without the higher cost of a second mortgage. Items such as a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. Items such as remodeling cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, painting, adding wallpaper, replacing appliances and flooring, or even adding a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage) are allowed. Many advantage...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans Southlake Texas and 100% Southlake TX VA Loans - the best loan program in Texas!     VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans.     Here are some of the highlights of this incredible program:     - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing.   - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment.   - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans.   - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.      How do you know if you qualify for VA Mortgage Loans Southlake Texas?     The first step is to verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA mortgage loan lender to or...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
If your goal to purchase a home or refinance your mortgage using your Southlake VA Loan entitlement, the interest rate you can get is a huge factor in determining the lender you choose to work with as well as what your payment will be.   The market can be volatile, and Southlake VA Loan Rates can change daily, and can even fluctuate during the course of a day.   So why does this happen, and what determines the interest rates you can get?   All mortgages are backed by bonds, securities that are traded on the open market like stocks. Mortgage bonds are what back mortgages, including Southlake VA Loans. Mortgage bonds are also called mortgage backed securities.   Mortgage backed securities can go up and down just like the stock market, therefore influencing all mortgage rates including Col...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
If you are looking to purchase a home or refinance using your Southlake VA Loan benefits, the rate you can obtain is a huge factor in determining which lender you choose as well as what your payment will be.   The market can be volatile at times, and Southlake TX VA Loan Rates can change daily, and sometimes even fluctuate during the course of a single day.   So why does this happen, and what determines the interest rates you can get?   All mortgages are backed by bonds, securities that are traded on the open market like stocks. Mortgage bonds are what back mortgages, including Southlake VA Loans. Mortgage bonds are also called mortgage backed securities.   Mortgage backed securities can go up and down just like the stock market, therefore influencing all mortgage rates including Southl...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Many consumers are not educated on the proper way to go about 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 in Southlake, Texas and the surrounding area.  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.  We will discuss each of these in this article on The Benefits of getting preapproved for a home loan in Southlake Texas.   Education The proper way to go about buying a home in Southlake, Texas begins with getting preapproved for your home loan.  Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful.  You sho...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There is a special Government Home Renovation Loan Program that exists with FHA 203K Renovation Loan for Southlake 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.         "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. But you can repaint, replace flooring, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances – even add a room to an existing structure (which can significantly add to value as you increase the square footage of y...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Home Loans in Southlake Texas benefits of a preapproval.    Many consumers are not educated on the proper way to go about 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 Southlake 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. We will discuss each of these in this article.     Education     The appropriate way to buy a home starts with getting preapproved for your home loan. Please take note that we didn't say anything about getting pre-qualified because in today's mortgage industry it is meaningless....
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
We have been specializing in Vet Loans in Southlake Texas for over 22 years! In this article, learn how to qualify for your va loan.     1:  Verify eligibility through your Certificate of eligibility (COE).     Obtaining a VA loan is easy. The first step is to verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) through VA which will also confirm the amount of your eligibility. To be eligible, you must be an honorably discharged Vet, or are active duty or reserves currently.     How do you order your COE? Your lender can help you get your COE fast, usually the same day you request it. You can also order your certificate of eligibility through the VA either by mail or online. You will need a copy of your DD214 if you are an honorably discharged Vet.    ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with FHA 203K Renovation Loan for Southlake 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). This FHA loan program allows the buyer or existing owner of a home to do significant amounts of remodeling or updating to their home without a higher cost second lien.         "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. 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.         One of the biggest advantages to th...
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By Prudential Texas Properties
(Prudential Texas Properties )
The real estate recovery is finally taking place in cities around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and it begs the question: how has the real estate market changed in 2013? The landscape is a lot different than in previous years when foreclosure news stole the spotlight. Now, home prices are increasing and inventory issues are the biggest problem on most people's minds. There's no doubt the 2013 real estate market looks very different for Southlake home owners now, and here's a quick look at the ways it has changed...for the better! Increase in Home Values: The improving economy and low interest rates have helped push home values to their highest levels in years. Around the country, median home prices continue to increase, and experts believe that 2013 will continue to see upward growth...
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By Brian Rayl, Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads
(Home Value Leads)
Southlake, TX is a friendly suburban community located minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The city is a warm and charming place to live with a population of about 27,000. The area offers the finest shopping, dining and entertainment around. People who live in Southlake enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, including first rate golf and tennis, as well as beautiful parks and trails.There are many beautiful homes for sale in Southlake, TX located in over 50 upscale neighborhoods. The homes for sale in Southlake, TX include grand estates, high end new construction, as well as charming older homes. Homes in the area generally sit on half an acre or more. Southlake homes start at around $200,000 and range up to multimillion dollar estates. From it's excellent schools, low unemploym...
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
 Southlake TX restaurants: Corner Bakery Southlake Town SquareReal estate market data for Southlake, TX provided by Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS with RE/MAX Heritage SouthlakeTo find out what your Southlake home is worth with REAL TIME current market data, visithttp://www.myfortworthhomevalues.com/ How is it that I have NEVER been to a Corner Bakery?  I met with a mortgage rep today to talk about some renovation lending programs that are out there now and he suggested Corner Bakery in Southlake TX.  I have driven past it before but I suppose I must have always assumed that it was what the name suggested:  a bakery. As someone who overindulges in baked goods and am still trying to lose the marriage weight (baby weight GONE, YAY) I tend to stay out of bakeries because I LOVE croissants,...
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By Nick Good, www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
SOUTHLAKE TEXAS HOME NOW FOR SALE! Nick Good a Top Southlake Realtor with the #1 Keller Williams office in North Texas has just exclusively listed 1308 Normandy for sale in Southlake Texas!  Take a look at the Video of this great home and call The Good Home Team if you are looking at homes for sale in Southlake Tx!  972-468-5017 or go to our website www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com.   The Good Home Team with Keller Williams Realty is a top producing Rowlett Tx Realtor and highly sought after team that services the North Dallas area including Richardson, Allen, Plano, The Colony, Mckinney, Frisco, Denton, and Fairview Texas.  Contact The Good Home Team by calling 972-468-5017 or visit us on the web at www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com.
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By Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC
(JP and Associates)
Southlake Town Square: Home for the Holidays Traditions, Southlake Tree Lighting Hello all, Well it’s my favorite time of year: the slide towards Christmas and New Years.  I love the chill to the air, breaking out my handmade scarves and hats, coffee and cocoa and praying for snow.  Let’s see if we get some this year!   It’s about that time for the Southlake TX Town Square Annual Tree Lighting ceremony.  On November 17th beginning at 5:30pm come and be a part of this tradition with live music on two stages, holiday crafts, photos with Santa, carriage rides, letters to Santa, special holiday refreshments and snow hill tubing!  The Christmas tree bearing thousands of lights will be lit by Santa Claus at 6:30.    From November 18th through January 1st Workhorse Ranch and Old Time Carriage ...
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