Dec 08

Buying vs Renting a Home in Texas

By Leesa Sandoval | Mortgage

Buying a home vs. renting in Texas is a big decision that takes careful consideration, as most mortgage consultants will agree. But the rewards of home ownership are great. For many years, purchasing real estate has been considered an extremely profitable investment. It is an achievement that offers a sense of pride, financial stability and potential tax advantages.

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Oct 30

Ways to Build Credit in Texas

By Leesa Sandoval | Credit

Secured credit cards are an optimum way to start rebuilding your credit scores. You want a minimum of two credit cards and/or secured credit cards. The more credit cards you have the more opportunities to add points to your scores as long as you manage those cards effectively.

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Jul 06

Understanding Mortgage Rates – Texas

By Leesa Sandoval | Mortgage

As a consumer, it’s important to understand that mortgage rates change with the movement in the bond market, specifically the value of mortgage-backed securities. These changes happen daily and sometimes multiple times a day. Rates will vary from program to program. For example, rates on USDA loans are a bit higher than FHA loans because USDA allows for 100% financing.

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