Dallas Fort Worth real estate statistics April 2015

Here is a quick snapshot of some of the key indicators of the Fort Worth and Dallas real estate market for April 2015. In the real estate market, some decreases are positive, and the reverse is true as well.  Your CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Real Estate professional will be happy to explain what these indicators mean to your personal real […]

Cost of renting a house versus buying a house, from Cendera Funding

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How insurance protects your most valuable financial asset

1. What Homeowners Insurance Covers A typical policy will pay for damage to your property and your possessions in the event of certain storms, fire, theft or vandalism. It also provides liability coverage if someone gets hurt on your property. Homeowner’s insurance can protect belongings outside the home, too. If something is stolen from your car, […]

Get organized: Create your Household Paper Filing System

All homes – whether you rent or own – have a LOT of paper to keep up with. And having it organized can help especially in the case of an emergency – you can grab one item and go. The best method to organize all of these papers is to either use a 3-ring binder, […]

Red Flags for Real Estate Scams

Requests to wire funds via MoneyGram or Western Union. A money wire is the same as cash. Most scams involve a request to wire funds. Do not wire funds to anyone you haven’t met personally, and do not accept wire funds that you did not initiate. Long-distance landlords. Most scams come from users in foreign countries who […]

Several common scams involving “renting” homes

“Renting” Empty Houses In this one, enterprising con artists will look for homes that will be abandoned for an extended period of time – vacation or work trip. They may claim to be the owner, or authorized to rent in their behalf. They often gain access to the home through illegal means and can show […]

Phony real estate seminars

This is a big one and often seems entirely legitimate but this one also falls into the “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is” category. The problem with this particular scam is that initially, there is often no cost to you. You’ll be offered free tickets to a seminar, usually offered a […]

Advice for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home for the first time is exciting, but it can seem overwhelming because there are so many factors to consider. Potential homebuyers must excogitate the price of the home, the mortgage costs, neighborhoods, safety, and more. We posted on our Facebook page asking CENTURY 21 ® Agents for their best advice for first-time homebuyers. […]

VIDEO: The Mortgage Process and Refinancing Considerations

  Watch our short Real Estate 411 video about the mortgage process and refinancing considerations.        

Who’s Involved in the Mortgage Process

Loan Officer — Loan officers are mortgage specialists; they will use your credit, financial, and employment information to see if you qualify for a mortgage, and then come up with mortgage financing options that match your financial capacity from the many options available. Your loan officer will also help you complete your mortgage loan application and keep […]

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