Washington County, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Brenham TexasIf 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 money...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
VA Loans in Brenham TX - the best loan program in Texas!  VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel.  Here are some of the great features of this fantastic 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 Loans in Brenham TX.  You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified 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 to obtain a copy. ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Brenham TX VA Loans - the best loan program in Texas!  VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel.  Here are some of the great features of this fantastic 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 Brenham TX VA Loans.  You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified 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 to obtain a copy. If dis...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It's Memorial week-end....if you don't have plans in Austin why not a road trip to Brenham, TX??  Gather up some friends or family and make time to visit an awesome authentic saloon to eat in Texas. We went last week-end and what a treat! Our rainy weather forecast may give us a break on Saturday allowing time for a road trip to taste some delicious Texas style food.    BT LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE     http://www.btlonghornsteakhouse.com/Built in 1886, The BT Longhorn Steakhouse is located right in the heart of downtown Brenham. It’s an easy hour and a half ride outside of Austin giving you the chance to enjoy some pretty farmland along the way.  The Steakhouse is a staple in Brenham and has been recently remodeled.  The antique bar that comes from both Germany and Chicago, along with the ant...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Brenham TX VA Loans is 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 loanPROGRAMS available today.   Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Up to 100% FINANCING, with no down required.  - No monthly MORTGAGE insurance.  - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of MORTGAGE LOANS.- VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of HOME LOANS.   So how do you qualify for Brenham TX VA Loans?  First of all, you must VERIFY YOUR eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Texas VA MORTGAGE LOAN  lendertoORDER your COE quickly, or you can contact the VA to obtain a copy. If discharge...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Brenham TX FHA Streamline RefinanceLOANS are as special mortgage product, reserved for homeowners with existingFHA mortgages. FHA  Streamline refinancesare the fastest, simplest way for FHA-insured homeowners to refinance their respective mortgage into today’s lowMORTGAGE RATES Below are some of the requirements for an FHA streamline: ·         You must be current on YOUR existing LOAN WITH all MORTGAGE PAYMENTS made on time for the last year.·         You must own the original property and have made at least six MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS before you can qualify for REFINANCING.·         To REFINANCE, you’ll need an FHA-approved LENDER. If you don’t want to use yourcurrent LENDER, any MORTGAGE LENDER YOU CHOOSE must be FHA approved.·          FHAStreamline LOANS do not require an apprais...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Brenham TX Home Loans.    Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. Of course this is a big question that can stressful or enjoyable, it just depends on the steps you take in the home buying process for Brenham TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas. You must take the steps necessary to educate yourself on your buying power, take some time to think about your lifestyle choices, and the initial investment. Each of these will be discussed in this article.   Education Thesteps necessary to purchasing a home in Brenham, 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. You should choose a...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
USDA mortgage loans in the surrounding Brenham area are excellent mortgages to help with your home buying needs.A true 0% down option payment is available to home buyers looking to purchase homes in areas surrounding Brenham, Texas.   Many home buyers realize the importance of keeping their cash reserves for purposes other than a down payment on a home. Thankfully, there is a special government loan  program from the USDA that can assist with this. Post closing cash reserves are important to help set up home buyers for success for several reasons.  First, it is always a good plan for a home owner to have at least 6 months reserves on hand for emergencies- such as normal replacement of items like hot water heaters, air conditioning and heating units, washer and dryer, and other appliance...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
  If you're moving to Texas you may as well know that the best Ice Cream is Blue Bell. Oh, you will find many different brands, such as Ben & Jerry's, Dryer's, Haagen Daez, Braums, Breyers, Cold Stone Creamery, Star Bucks Ice Cream, etc.; but when it comes to what is the number one ice cream in Texas, it's Blue Bell. Vanilla is still it's best seller and if you want a topping, anything on top of vanilla ice cream is delicious.    The original plant is in Brenham, Texas located in Washington County or East/Central Texas. If you want to see some gorgeous Texas wildflowers, I recommend Brenham in the spring time. If you want to taste the best ice cream in Texas, you can find Blue Bell Ice Cream in every city in the State of Texas. As Thanksgiving draws near, be sure to serve Blue Bell's Va...
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us.  Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner.  If you love history as well as the holidays, you're in luck!  Take a trip back through time to experience the Christmas of yesteryear with a Holiday Home Tour near Bryan-College Station this weekend. The Giddings Stone Mansion in Brenham, TX (just 40 miles south of College Station) has been decked out in all its holiday splendor.  Doors open this weekend, November 17th and 18th, for special tours of the mansion's home and grounds.  Heritage Belles dressed in period garb will take guests on guided tours from 1pm to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday, explaining the history of the home as well as its inhabitants. In addition to the home tour, Giddings Stone Mansion w...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
One Size Fits All -- Time For Christmas Shopping At Chappell Hill Sausage Company They have some great soup mixes, jams, jellies and preserves. This is one of my Christmas presents.  I will be tasting it in late December.  It sure looks like it will be good on hot toast or rolls. One of the wreaths they had for sale.  They other one was flocked with white. This looks like it would be a cute gift, two painted wine glasses and a drink mix.  Who do you know who loves pink? Here are some other good gift ideas. Or,,,, you could bring a cooler with you to Chappell Hill Sausage Company and give meat for Xmas.  I guess you would have to store it in the refrigerator until it was time to open gifts.  It would be a great conversation starter.  The rib eyes I've had from here are some of the best I...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Chappell Hill Sausage -- Great Food and Great Gift Ideas Chappell Hill is off Highway 290 about an hour West of Houston going towards Austin.  (This is also a great spot for bluebonnets and wildflowers if it is a wet spring). Aside from the wonderful food at Chappell Hill Sausage, there are also a lot of great gift ideas.  Above are some of the Chappell Hill Preserves.  I wonder how the Red Tomato Preserves would taste. Here is the meat case with the cryopacks of meats.  The sausage is shipped to local grocery stores in the Houston area.  I actually bought a pack of the ribs from the top shelf, that meaty one on the left. Here is the finished product after my son-in-law slow smoked the ribs on his BBQ pit.  Chappell Hill Sausage also carries soup mixes.  I've given soup mixes for Christ...
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Do you love Miniature Horses?  Here are some photos I took at a farm off of FM 1155, outside of Chappel Hill, Texas. I found this great horse ranch last year when I went to look for wildflowers off of highway 290.  This dark mare seems to have light colored foals every year.  While she is a beauty in her own right, she produces some great offspring. Here the baby is facing me.  Isn't it cute? Here is another group of miniature horses.  They have some great coloring as well. These horses seemed to be scratching each other.   If you are interested in purchasing any of these horses, please call or email me and I will give you the phone number to call. See my other blog on the miniature horses and wildflowers from last year.
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By Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066
(Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty)
Chappell Hill Sausage Company -- A Great Day Trip from Houston for you and your family. Below is a meat case in the store.  You might have seen Chappell Hill Sausage in the grocery store before.  Well, here is where it comes from.  My husband's favorite is the Pepper Bacon.  The meat is so fresh there.  I buy ribeyes there and they are some of the best steaks I have ever had. The star of the show -- a wonderful sausage on a bun.  They also have hamburgers, but I can't see going to a sausage factory and getting a hamburger. Need a present for somebody?  They also have lots of jams, jellies, pickles, bread mixes and soup mixes that are great for Christmas presents or birthday presents for that person on you list that is hard to buy for.  I bought a blackberry peach bread mix, which I am l...
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By Inside Houston Real Estate
(Inside Houston Real Estate)
Brenham is located on highway 290; about 75 miles northwest of Houston and 90 miles from Austin. Brenham was established around 1843 and was named after a Republic Of Texas hero by the name of Dr. Richard Fox Brenham, who had practiced medicine in the area. Brenham is located in Washington County and is the County seat, with a population nearing 15,000 and Brenham is the home and headquarters for Blue Bell Creameries. Blue Bell is the third best selling ice cream in the country, despite only being sold in about seventeen states. The creamery was founded in 1907 as "Brenham Creamery Co." The name changed to "Blue Bell" in 1930, after the wild flower that grows in the area. In 1981 "Time" magazine devoted a seven page article to the creamery. Brenham is known for its German heritage, and ...
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By Crystal Ledbetter
(Texas Home Group)
On a recent road trip we visited the Brenham Heritage Museum. The museum purpose is to preserve and display items of historical significance to the heritage and culture of Brenham. Many of the displays paid tribute to our service men.  Early Army Uniforms of local Brenham Service men were on display. Early recruiting poster.       Sailors uniforms have not changed all that much over the years.                       Locals in World War II were commended for outstanding service with the Chinese Combat Command                                 Another recruiting poster.   Admission is a suggested donation of $1.00 dollar per person and they will happily give you a guided tour that will have the history of Brenham come alive! Brenham Heritage Museum 105 South Main Street (979)830-8445
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By Macey Davis
(MD Properties)
The Spa located in Wakefield, Washington county is well-located. The staff were attentive and courteous. I enjoyed the relaxed feel of the the property in general and also the attentive but courteous attitude of the staff. I was convinced that the Spa was a property I could not ignore—mainly for the staff and service I experienced, but also for the elegance of the property. I highly recommend this area because it attracts clientele from all walks of life.  
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