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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Veteran’s Home Loans for Bayou Vista Texas!!If you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you.Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you ...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a First Time Homebuyer in Bayou Vista Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew.Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a First Time Homebuyer in Bayou Vista Texas greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase ...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Bayou Vista TX Home Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Bayou Vista TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education    The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Bayou Vista, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. You...
By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Being a First Time Homebuyer in Bayou Vista TX makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a First Time Homebuyer in Bayou Vista TX greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in val...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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  Neptune Properties Bayou Vista Texas Galveston County FREE SHRED DAY Are you one of those people like me, who saves up all your documents to shred?  Well, save them no more!!       Neptune Properties is sponsoring a FREE SHRED DAY!  Saturday February 12, 2011 9AM- 12:00         will be in the parking lot to shred your papers & documents.  Shred-Pro the secure document destruction company will be parked in the front lot with one of their mobile shred trucks.  These cool trucks are capable of shredding as much as 5000 pounds of material per hour!  Wow (that's a bunch of paper)  So drive in at Neptune Properties in Bayou Vista Texas and they will load your documents into their ‘giant’ shredder and voilé like magic…DONE!      
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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  As  buyers of our first home in Bayou Vista, Texas Galveston County , can you explain the fees charged by the title company. The ‘closing’ or final settlement and transfer of ownership for your home in Bayou Vista Texas, Galveston County will include the listed items & cost.   Please be aware that different title companies can charge different amounts.  These costs are not mandated, but should be competitive.    1. Mortgagee Policy:  The policy that protects the lender from future claims of ownership (other than the mortgagee) on the mortgaged property. This is a must when using a mortgage to purchase a home. [ $150.00 ]    2.  Attorney Fees:   Fees paid to the attorneys for drawing up the promissory note of payment and deed of trust.  The Deed of trust is the security for your loan a...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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Staging has been the buzz word in Real Estate selling for the last several years.  Some embrace it’s relativity to timely sales of homes and final sales price and others do not.  The act of staging a home is solely for the purpose of increasing appeal to more potential buyers and thus inducing a swifter sale for a higher price. No matter the market or local you are in the competition is robust and setting your home apart from the others is imperative. National research has shown that a staged home spends a third to half LESS time on the market and can fetch anywhere from 10% to 15% more money$  Now doesn’t that sound better than decreasing the price? Here are a few simple tips that anyone can do: C  De-personalize:  Pack away family pictures and personal objects that can distract a pot...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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When pricing your home, don’t get caught up in the emotion of setting a sales price that is in the clouds.  By that I mean, the financial windfall of what-ifs can lead you to pricing your home way out of line with ‘Market Value’   ~Market value is very real, and a pie in the sky idea of getting more than that could lead you to holding the bag on a stale listing that has chased away potential buyers.  ~Your opinion of what YOU think your home is worth, has absolutely NOTHING  to do with the market value or the price a buyer is willing to pay.  The listing price of your home is a carefully calculated number that involves both art & science.  First a comparison of similar properties in your neighborhood, which have sold or are pending is completed. This process will involve knowing the co...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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No city or village would be complete without a place for spiritual gathering together.  Bayou Vista Texas is no different. Sitting at one of the only entrances (Sailfish & Neptune Dr) into the village, Faith Community Church greets you like an old, lost friend.  The sign out front says it all. The church with a non-denominational philosophy meets every Sunday morning without fail.  The small congregation is unassuming, friendly and very casual.  Upon arrival you will be greeted like family and it won’t take a few moments before you feel right at home. The music team always provides some wonderful sounds of praise, with a contemporary flair that will get hands clapping.  As Pastor Jack prepares to speak, he gets right to the point…..….On time, on target and straight from the hip. Both y...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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Living in a small village on the West Bay of Galveston is great.  Fishing at your back door, bird watching, the sounds of the bay, but one thing we have little of is dining out opportunities.   Unless of course your neighbor has something on the grill!  Don’t get it wrong there is plenty of wonderful food just 10 miles to the island, but what about those nights when you are not wanting to cook, you just don’t want to drive far or take out would be perfect.  That’s when you go to the local ‘Bistro’……just 2 minutes from any home in the village.   The Bayou Bistro is a small intimate hang out with a full bar, big screen TVs and food that you won’t forget.  The pasta is great, the Tuna divine and just enough room to get wonderful service. So next time you come to Bayou Vista Texas, make ti...
By Vicki Baggs, Galveston County Waterfront
(Vista Real Estate Bayou Vista)
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WONDERFUL WATERFRONT! PRICES WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS!!! Don't miss the boat!  With interest rates historically low and prices we haven't seen in a decade, call me today to find your perfect home. Whether your looking for a great place to vacation or wanting to move into the waterfront lifestyle, we've got a great selection of homes. Waterfront properties recently listed by NEPTUNE PROPERTIES include: 955 Bonita - $128,700 875 Bonita - $157,900 1170 Sailfish - $165,999 947 Bonita - $249,500 364 Ling - $120,000 - ALREADY SOLD! Another new listing in BAYOU VISTA is a home on Redfish for $89,500.  With a little work, it offers a great opportunity to get that waterfront home you've always wanted - without breaking the bank!!!! OUR OFFICE IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AND LOCATED IN THE BAYOU VISTA ...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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Galveston Texas Haunting’s They say that Galveston Island is one of the most haunted places in the world.  Galveston has been home to the allegedly cannibalistic Karankawa Indians and merciless pirates, including the famous Jean Laffite whose lavish and lawless den of thieves was the island's first European settlement. Galvestonians in the 19th century knew fires, epidemics of yellow fever and malaria, military occupation and bitter war, and of course, storms. The great ‘Storm’, as it is called was a mighty Hurricane that swept across Galveston Island on September 8, 1900. It was the greatest natural tragedy the entire state had ever known.   The storm took more than 10,000 men, women and children. Among the dead were 10 sisters and 90 children from the St. Mary's Orphans Asylum, opera...
By Deb Jamail, Galveston County Real Estate
(HomeLife Southern Properties)
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WHO is Under My Sink???   Looking under the sink is like going into strange and scary basements……YOU NEVER KNOW what is waiting for you! I cautiously entered the home and began to check out all the nooks and crannies; everything was going well and to plan until I approached the dreaded kitchen sink.  I checked behind me, to the left and to the right.  All is quiet, No movement.  I feel the hair on the back of my neck standing up, and a bead of sweat form on my brow. I tell myself it will be ok, just pull the cabinet door open slowly, no quickly, NO… just don’t look this once, no one will ever know! Gently, I stoop down to get a good, complete visual……… I knew it…      those beady eyes, those antennae looking back at me!!! Neither of us moving …staring each other down~~~~~~~~I need to TH...

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