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ALL ABOUT WINDOW SHUTTERS

You get the keys to your first home, walk through the front door – and realize one glaring issue – no window coverings! You quickly run to Lowe’s or Home Depot to get some temporary paper blinds, but you’ll eventually need some permanent options that show...

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HOW TO FIND DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

You just found your dream home in Houston, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You’re worried that if you can’t find the money for the deposit, you’ll lose your...

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BE INFORMED: WHAT IS ESCROW?

The first time you heard the term, “escrow” you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow—what it is, what it’s used for, and how it works. What Is Escrow?...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FIXED VS. ADJUSTABLE RATES

You’re about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as “fixed” and “adjustable.” To...

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