Allen, TX Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Allen Texas Mortgages. 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 Allen Texas Mortgages 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 Allen, 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...
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By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
  Address SqFt Total Beds Total Full Baths Half Baths Pool Current Price 1000 Harrison Drive 1,320 3 2   No $215,000 1505 Collin Drive 1,470 3 2 1 No $261,000 1532 Charleston Drive 1,968 3 2   No $334,786 1202 Meadowbend Court 2,027 4 2 1 No $335,000 1801 Downing Street 2,300 3 3   No $370,000 617 Cano Street 2,234 3 2 1 No $394,900 1103 Shadetree Lane 2,358 4 2   No $400,000  *information taken from ntreis If you are interested in viewing any of these homes or would like more information, give me a call at 469-371-2899.  I have helped many first-time home buyers and people who are downsizing get into their homes. I'm here for you! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL LISTINGS My client's reviews and testimonials are available below and on LinkedIn. “Susie is a very detail-oriented, customer-focused,...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Allen Texas Mortgage 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 Allen Texas Mortgage 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 Allen, 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 sho...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being an Allen 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 Allen Texas First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the olde...
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By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
Address SqFt Total Beds Total Full Baths Half Baths Pool Current Price 1000 Harrison Drive 1,320 3 2   No $215,000 1405 Country Lane 1,887 3 2   No $299,000 206 N Central Expy 2,081 4 2 1 No $319,000 616 Rockcrossing Lane 2,341 4 2   No $320,000 1202 Meadowbend Court 2,027 4 2 1 No $335,000 860 Llano Drive 2,367 3 2 1 No $350,000 1108 Elm Brook Court 2,498 3 2   No $360,000 1203 Rainforest Lane 2,614 4 2 1 No $400,000 *information taken from ntreis If you are interested in viewing any of these homes or would like more information, give me a call at 469-371-2899.  I have helped many first-time home buyers and people who are downsizing get into their homes. I'm here for you! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL LISTINGS My client's reviews and testimonials are available below and on LinkedIn. “Susie i...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Rehab Loans in Allen 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.This loan ...
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By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
  Address SqFt Total Beds Total Full Baths Half Baths Pool Current Price 206 Ellis Street 1,380 3 2   No $239,990 715 RIVERCREST Boulevard 1,560 3 2   No $284,500 704 Cypress Drive 1,704 3 2   No $289,900 1532 Fallcreek Court 1,592 3 2   No $290,000 1539 Cliff Creek Drive 1,856 3 2   No $298,000 800 Sandy Creek Drive 1,531 3 2   Yes $325,900 1305 Granger Drive 2,170 3 2   No $350,000 803 Cornell Lane 2,546 4 2 1 No $355,000 1406 Greenwich Drive 1,927 4 2   No $365,000 734 Monticello Circle 2,648 4 2 1 Yes $375,000 1427 Tartan Drive 2,453 4 2   No $375,000 1223 Shadetree Lane 2,618 3 2   No $405,000 929 Southfork Drive 3,145 4 3 1 No $420,000 1045 Quail Valley Road 1,642 2 2   No $424,400 1230 Edgewood Lane 2,475 4 2 1 Yes $425,000 1862 Wood Duck Lane 2,268 4 3   No $448,900  *informatio...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Allen 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 Allen Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being an Allen 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 an Allen Texas First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the old...
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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 The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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 Allen Texas Veteran Loans 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 Affa...
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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 The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a Allen 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 Allen Texas First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the older...
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By Bob Jablonsky, We're Tax Specialists for Real Estate Agents
(Bob Jablonsky & Associates)
With the filing deadline moving from the traditional date of April 15th to July 15th because of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be tempting to put off filing your taxes for as long as possible.Most taxpayers dread the tedious task of compiling their financial records, tax documents and filing their taxes. Unfortunately, the longer you procrastinate doing your taxes, the greater the chances that something will go wrong.And if you owe money to the IRS, the more penalties and interest you’ll have to pay. Often, it’s a better idea to file your taxes sooner rather than later.Here’s why. TAX IDENTITY THEFTTax return fraud is one of the most common and fastest growing forms of identity theft. Basically, an identity thief steals your employment information and Social Security number - and file...
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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 The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Allen 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 Allen Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the...
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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 The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a Allen 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 Allen Texas First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the older...
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