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5 Ways to Up the Coziness in Your Home

You can tell when a house has been loved. There’s a feeling of warmth inside and out, a sense that things are cared for and appreciated. What are some practical, easy tips for creating great-feeling spaces and refreshing the ambiance in your home?

Understand Your Credit

What’s the Ideal Credit Score for Home Loans?

Used wisely, credit can be an excellent tool for helping you achieve your financial goals. To help put you on that path, we’ve collected some of the questions our representatives are asked most often, along with the answers.

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Four Reasons Why Owning Is Better than Renting

If you’re ready to settle down for the long-term, buying a home is often a wise choice. You get more for your money, you can set down roots, and you build equity over time, which often results in a sound, long-term financial investment.

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Buy Successfully in a Sellers’ Market

We’ve all heard the term sellers’ market, but what is it? Take advantage of our top 10 list of tips to help you buy a home, in spite of a market that isn’t leaning your way.

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Finding or Financing? What Comes First?

It’s easy to get excited about shopping for your next home, but without knowing what you can afford, you could waste valuable time and miss out on great opportunities. Getting prequalified for your mortgage can speed your home search and improve your chances that your offer will be accepted.

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Busting the 20% Down Myth

It’s no longer a hard and fast rule that you need to save 20% before you can buy a home. In today’s mortgage environment, you can buy a home with as little as 3% down.

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Five Design Ideas For Central Texas Backyards

With around 230 sunny days a year, outdoor living is a way of life in Central Texas. That’s why Central Texas homeowners never dream small when it comes to our backyards.

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Five Family Nights to Love in Your New Home

When you open the door to your new family home, you open the door to a new era of family memories. That means countless living room laughs, fun-filled birthday parties, and of course, unforgettable evenings with your favorite people. ​

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Qualifying for Special Home Loans

Did you know there are special loan programs just for veterans and community heroes? These special loan programs can provide significant savings for qualified applicants.

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Five Themes for the Spare Bedroom of Your Dreams

While that spare room offers a blank canvas for entertainment and rejuvenation, it’s also a ripe opportunity to roll in some extra dough.