5 Reasons Homeownership Makes “Cents”

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons

The Benefits of Buying a Home in the Fall

As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality. If you’re a prospective homebuyer, tap

Unstoppable Home Prices Hit New High

‘Unstoppable’ home prices hit new high Octobers S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows that home prices are continuing to ascend to all-time highs with no signs of slowing down. October 2017’s national index comes in at 195.05, a 6.1 percent year-over-year increase from August 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-over-month increase. “Home price increases appear to be

Say ‘hello’ to Music City Mall at Vista Ridge

As of Tuesday, Lewisville’s Vista Ridge Mall officially has new owners with big plans to turn it around.  Those plans include a name change to Music City Mall at Vista Ridge. The mall was purchased at auction in September.  The new owner is Odessa businessman John Bushman’s family-owned Investment Corporation of America.  The property becomes

Important Bills for Homeowners in the November 7th, 2017 Election

November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election Ballot Language Please visit the Texas Legislature Online home page to obtain further information. STATE OF TEXAS PROPOSITION NUMBER 1 (HJR 21) “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a

First Things To Do When Moving Into A New House

If you have never moved into a new house you know that its very, very hard work! There a few tips that first-time homeowners should know which might make the transition go a little more smoothly. 1. Change the Locks You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the