Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Get a Buy versus Rent Booklet! - Great Information for First Time Home Buyers here in the Texas Hill Country

Send me an email and I'll mail or email you a First Time Home Buyers booklet on Buying versus Renting.

This booklet offers great information to help you understand how your money can work for you in your own home. Don't forget, there is an $8,000 Tax Credit available to First Time Buyers through December 1, 2009. Plus, FHA loans require only 3.5% down and Sellers can pay up to 6% of the Buyer closing costs for you. Plus, Paragon Property Group Team will credit you with $$ towards closing costs as well!

Up to $100,000 Purchase Price - $250 Closing Credit
$100,000-$200,000 Purchase Price - $500 Closing Credit
$200,001-$300,000 Purchase Price - $750 Closing Credit

You'll receive the credit at closing - what a great deal!!

I'll need the following information:


Phone #

(if I'm mailing it to you)

City where you live - (we are located in Central Texas Hill Country, so are focused on helping First Tine Buyers in this area - especially the Austin and Highland Lakes areas, but we can connect you with a great First Time Buyer agent in other areas of Texas, too. Just ask!

Email Address

For more information about Buying your First Home, Call Brooke LeMond at 512-284-0799 or email her at brooke@brookelemond.com

Making your Move into your First New Home

You've taken the plunge and bought your first home! Congratulations!

Now, you've got to move into it..... Many first time buyers will move themselves, but others will hire someone to do it for them. Here are a few tips before choosing your moving company.

Be sure to ask friends and family who they have used in the past. Your Real Estate Agent may have some ideas also. Their experiences can help you to make a better decision.

Be sure that any mover you choose is licensed and carry the appropriate insurance needed to conduct business as a moving company. Here in Texas, moving companies will have different regulations than in other states.

Get several bids and ask plenty of questions to be sure that the bids that you are getting are really offering the same services. Is it a firm bid or can they add additional charges once they are done if the work takes longer, for instance?

Check with the Better Business Bureau for complaints on the movers - a lot of complaints or claims is a big red flag and you may want to drop those companies from your list.

Don't pay up front. You may have to pay a partial deposit, but no reputable company should ask for payment in full before doing their job. Besides, if you pay up front, what recourse do you have if they don't finish the job (or even show up to start in the first place??!)

Book in advance when moving during the summer - this is the busiest time of the year for people to move.

Do your homework in advance and you will have a less stressful and more successful move. And, then you can start enjoying and decorating your new home!

Sue Ellett 512-422-7182

Thursday, June 4, 2009

$8,000 Tax Credit as Downpayment for First Time Home Buyers

We are still waiting for final information on the criteria for these new potential Downpayment loans. More info to come as we receive it...

Sue Ellett 866-693-7741