December 2008

Found 6 blog entries for December 2008.


The average rate for a 30-year-fixed mortgage has dropped to the lowest level in 37 years!  Mortgage rates started falling after the Federal Reserve launched their new effort to aid the markets by purchasing up to $600 billion of mortgage-related securities in November.

30-year, fixed mortgages are at 5.06 percent, according to financial publisher HSH Associates, the lowest since the 1960s and down from 5.3 percent yesterday.  It is the best news in months for anyone looking to lock in a 30-year mortgage.
 
The average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage also dropped to 4.92 percent from 5.2 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac.

Local mortgage bankers are already reporting a surge in refinance and home purchase activity as borrowers rush to…
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This new listing in Lakeway is situated on a spacious corner lot with large oak trees.  The property also backs to a greenbelt!  The bright, open floor plan features large vaulted ceilings.  The home has recently been remodeled with new tile flooring, remodeled kitchen and baths, and new light fixtures.  Asking price $360,000 - Call today!  Crystal Guthrie, Agent  512-422-3452


Lakeway Home for saleLakeway Real Estate
Lakeway MLS ListingLakeway Realtors
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This 1995 home has been recently remodeled - granite countertops, all new kitchen appliances, new interior paint, recent exterior paint, ceramic tile in all of the downstairs living and dining areas and all bathrooms.  The home features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and an upper level loft.  Asking $199,000!  Call for a showing!  Crystal Guthrie, Realtor 512-422-3452

Milwood Homes for saleGranite Counters
Austin MLS ListingAustin Real Estate
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This large two story home is located in Canyon Creek.  It was built in 2000 and features 5 Bedrooms and 4 Full Bathrooms.  It is on a cul-de-sac lot that backs to a greenbelt.  The backyard has lush landscaping including palm trees and a gazebo.  This property has the lowest asking price per square foot in the neighborhood and is ready for immediate move-in.  Asking $299,900 - Call today!  Agent: Jim Olenbush 512-825-5712

Canyon Creek Austin TXCanyon Creek Listing
Canyon Creek Homes5 Bedroom Home for sale


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When moving to a new home, there are many things you need to do in order to make sure it is ready for you to move in to. When caught up in all of the excitement of the move, however, it is easy to overlook some of the things you should do in preparation for your move.  Therefore, keep these things in mind when making your move.

Don’t Forget About Utilities


When you move into your new home, you want to make sure you can enjoy all of the comforts of home.  Therefore, be certain to make arrangements for electricity, water, gas, cable, and phone to be turned on the day before you are ready to move in.  In addition, get in touch with the phone company so you can find out your new telephone number and double check with your long distance provider to make sure…
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When you are selling a home in Texas, you will need to be aware of Title Insurance and how it affects you.  In the state of Texas, the sale of title insurance is regulated.  As a result, the premiums of this insurance are determined by the sale price of the property.  This means title companies cannot discount the premium cost.  Although many sellers are upset by the need to purchase Title Insurance, mostly because they feel it benefits only the buyer, it is actually beneficial for you to have this insurance in place as well.

Having Title Insurance in place helps to protect you from legal issues that may arise when you sell your home.  By having the insurance in place, you can enjoy peace of mind in knowing that you are protected.  To better understand…
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