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September 2011

There are 7 blog entries for September 2011.

Michael Collins, Sr. Loan Officer of Starkey Mortgage, can help you with your mortgage needs.  Please give him a call if you have any questions (214-282-6233 or 817-927-2014, ext. 240).
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An FHA Loan is a Mortgage Loan Program administered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which allows borrowers to qualify for lower down payments (as little as 3.5%) or zero move-in gifting programs, and is easier to qualify for than conventional loans.

Typically, FHA Loans are for first-time homebuyers, people who cannot afford a large down payment, or who have various credit issues.  The FHA does not make home loans itself; it insures them.

A VA Loan is a loan guaranteed by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  Similar to FHA Loans, the

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Michael Collins, Sr. Loan Officer at WR Starkey Mortgage, is located at 2813 S. Hulen Street, #200, Fort Worth, TX  76109.  Michael's office number is 817-927-2014, ext. 240; or he can be reached on his cell # at 214-282-6233.  He has provided the information below to help you when applying for loans:

Documents Needed for All Loans:

  • Pay stubs for the most recent 30-day period
  • W-2 forms and Tax Returns for the most recent ______ year(s)
  • Information on any other income you wish to have considered such as part-time income, rental income, alimony
  • Previous two (2) months bank statements on checking and savings (all pages)
  • Most recent statement on all CDs, stocks, 401K, etc. (all pages)
  • Check for $_____ on Conventional loans, $____ on Government
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NTREIS MLS AREA HOUSING ACTIVITY REPORT
             
YEAR-TO-DATE SUMMARY FOR:  AUGUST 2011
PROPERTY TYPE SALES % CHANGE YEAR AGO DOLLAR VOLUME % CHANGE YEAR AGO AVERAGE PRICE % CHANGE YEAR AGO
Single Family 43,879 -4% $8,767,906,775 -2% $199,820 3%
Condos and Townhomes 2,516 -5% $430,226,763 -6% $170,996 0%
Farms and Ranches 335 2% $101,670,615 -5% $303,494 -7%
Multifamily 389 -22% $53,363,328 -18% $137,181 5%
Lots and Vacant Land 2,488 4% $307,259,346 10% $123,497 6%
Commercial 440 6% $73,737,492 8% $167,585 2%
Rentals 20,633 13% $29,477,609 18% $1,429 5%
             
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Maverick Homes continues to be the local industry leader in one acre plus homesite communities.  Going strong for over twenty years proves to their clients that Maverick Homes’ business background is solid.  You will have to search long and hard to find a staff more attentive than the one they have assembled.  Communication is the key during the homebuilding process.  You will be overwhelmed with the verbal and written communication enjoyed by their clients! 

Quality construction and client satisfaction led nationally known StrucSure Home Warranty to bestow on Maverick Homes their "Platinum Builder" designation. Very few companies have achieved this designation.

In short, if you are searching for a builder that is market and business

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FORT WORTH, TX – Graham Stiles and Mary Mund with Alexander Chandler Realty have been selected to market multiple units for sale at Villa de Leon, Fort Worth's exclusive condominium residences on the bluff overlooking the Trinity River in historic Downtown Fort Worth.

Villa de Leon offers a resort-style way of life with elegant, manicured grounds, charming terraces, and a spectacular pool and spa with a panoramic view of the river and downtown. Matchless conveniences such as concierge services, a fully equipped fitness center, underground access-controlled parking and convenient guest parking contribute to the relaxed, stress-free lifestyle.

Each of the Villa de Leon homes is an elegant sanctuary accented with hardwood floors,

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Needing to sell your existing home before buying your new home from Clarity Homes, a certified master builder?

Let them help you by following these easy steps!

1) Choose your lifestyle - select your lot and floor plan to reflect your lifestyle.

2)  Choose your right-size luxury and deposit 1% - Your sales consultant will walk you through the contract and help you determine the details of your new home.

3)  Consultation with a Clarity Homes preferred realtor - Clarity Homes provides you with a promotion for listing your home through Alexander Chandler Realty, which allows you to do a contingency to get into your new Clarity home. 

4)  Pre-approval letter from Clarity Homes preferred lender - This will bring peace and confidence for obtaining your

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(The information below was provided to Alexander Chandler Realty from Lawyers Title Company located at 2800 S. Hulen, #102, Fort Worth, TX  76109.)

 The Texas Legislature recently passed a law stating that homeowners who apply for a new property tax homestead exemption beginning September 1, 2011, will have to provide with the homestead exemption application a copy of their Texas driver's license or state identification card, and a copy of their vehicle registration receipt.  If homeowners do not own a vehicle, they can send a current utility bill showing their name and address, along with an affidavit provided in the application indicating non-ownership of a vehicle.  The address on the documents must match the address for which the homestead

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