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What is The Secondary Mortgage Market? What is The Secondary Mortgage Market?

By Tabitha Naylor

When you go to a bank or lending facility to finance your home with a mortgage loan, you and the lender are doing business on what is referred to as the primary mortgage market. There is also a secondary market where the lender will recoup the funds they lent to you through third-party investors. Inside, we highlight how this process works

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Understand Your Home Warranty Understand Your Home Warranty

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Repairs or replacements of appliances or heating systems can be difficult and costly for new homeowners throughout Texas. Learn how to take the worry out of any unexpected appliance or mechanical system repairs by purchasing a home warranty.

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What is a Right of First Refusal? What is a Right of First Refusal?

By Tiffany Raiford

There are a number of terms that real estate agents throw around with ease that might leave buyers looking questionably at them with confusion written all over their faces. One such term is the right of first refusal. What, exactly, does it mean, and how is it applied? Inside, we take a closer look

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The Price Of Moving: How Much Will It Cost To Relocate? The Price Of Moving: How Much Will It Cost To Relocate?

By Tabitha Naylor

If you have finally decided that you are moving to Texas, here are some of the things you will need to factor into your budget to get a rough estimate of how much moving will cost.

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San Antonio At A Glance San Antonio At A Glance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Remember The Alamo? Remember San Antonio. Located 75 miles southwest of the state capital in Austin, San Antonio has a great economy, a large military presence, lots of sunshine and a history unique to the River City.

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Protecting Your Home From Radon Protecting Your Home From Radon

By Tiffany Raiford

Possessing the ability to travel up through foundation cracks, radon gas can endanger the lives of residents throughout your home. Inside, read our radon Q&A to learn what it is and how to protect your Texas home and family.

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Understanding Quitclaim Deeds Understanding Quitclaim Deeds

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A short legal document conveying rights to real estate to another is known as a quitclaim deed. Find out how this type of deed is used and what rights are conveyed with it in the Lone Star State of Texas.

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Five Must See Landmarks In Houston Five Must See Landmarks In Houston

By Tabitha Naylor

Houston is a massive and beautiful city with over two million people in it. It has recently become a hub for young professionals and is well known because of its landmarks. Inside, we take a closer look at the history and culture of the nation's fourth-largest city

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Five Must See Dallas Landmarks Five Must See Dallas Landmarks

By Tiffany Raiford

Dallas is a big city in a big state, and its got big character. You will not want to miss these five awe-inspiring landmarks throughout "Big D" the next time you're in town.

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Expansive Soil: A Danger to Your Home Expansive Soil: A Danger to Your Home

By Colleen Colkitt

Expansive soil can be an extensive (and expensive) problem for home owners throughout Texas. Inside, we outline the dangers it presents, and offer solutions on how to address it.

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