Buying Services for Houston Home Buyers


 
Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family.  When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours.  Over time, your home will increase in value.

In the following reports, you'll find the information you need to make a wise buying decision.  We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step , to help you determine which home is right for you.  You'll find a host of informative articles on mortgages, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.

Please contact me if you have any questions about buying a home in Houston or elsewhere in Texas.


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FAQs About Agency
Questions and Answers Regarding Dislosure of Agency and Intermediary Practicefrom the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
Avoid The Most Common Buyer Errors
Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase.
Buying Your First Home?
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home.
How Not To Pay Too Much For Your Home
This article helps you become a savvy buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the home-buying process.
A Smooth Home Purchase in Six Steps
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible
Homebuyer Tax Credit FAQ
NAR Frequently Asked Questions Homebuyer Tax Credit Changes National Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Division, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20001 Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on the changes to the Homebuyer Tax Credit.
Beware of Foreclosure Rescue Scams - Help Is Free!
Foreclosure rescue and mortgage modification scams are a growing problem. Homeowners must protect themselves so they do not lose money—or their home. The Federal government provides free resources to get you the help you need. Homeowners can call the Homeowner’s HOPE™ Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) for information about the Making Home Affordable Program and to speak with a HUD-approved housing counselor. Assistance is available in English and Spanish, and other languages by appointment.
What is “Making Home Affordable” all about?
Borrower FAQ - The Making Home Affordable Program is part of the Obama Administration’s broad, comprehensive strategy to get the economy and the housing market back on track. The Making Home Affordable Program offers two different potential solutions for borrowers: (1) refinancing mortgage loans, through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), and (2) modifying mortgage loans, through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).
Understanding Your Mortgage Statement
Mortgage statements come in many different forms. However, most contain similar terms and information. Here are some commonly used terms and their definitions that may help you better understand your mortgage statement the Making Home Affordable program.
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Service Providers


1031 Tax Exchange Services
Appraisers
Insurance Companies
Loan Officers
Real Estate Attorney
Title Companies

1031 Tax Exchange Services
Name                     Holly Fruehling
Company Starker Services, Inc
Address 20 S. Santa Cruz Avenue
Toll Free Phone 800-332-1031
Fax 408-356-0808
Email holly@starker.com
Website http://www.starker.com
Name Amy Kern
Company The 1031 Exchange Experts, LLC
Address 8101 E Prentice Avenue
Phone 866-694-0204
Fax 303-694-0205
Email amy@expert1031.com
Website http://www.expert1031.com/
Name Shannon Lintzen
Company TIMCOR Exchange
Address 2203 Timberloch
Phone 866-847-1031
Fax 281-296-5721
Email shannon@timcor.com
Website http://www.timcor.com/
Appraisers
Name Nicholas H. Emerson
Company Lewis Realty Advisors
Address 952 Echo Lane Suite 315, Houston, TX 77024
Phone 713-461-1466
Fax 713-468-8160
Email nemerson@lewisrealty.com
Website http://www.lewisrealty.com/
Name Patrick O'Connor, MAI
Company O'Connor & Associates
Address 2200 North Loop West, Suite 200
Phone 713-686-9955
Toll Free Phone 1-800-856-REAL (7325)
Fax 713-686-3377
Email info@poconnor.com
Website http://www.poconnor.com/
Company Vance E. Powell III, MAI, SRPA, SRA
Address P.O. Box 164136
Phone 512-306-8179
Email vep@sbcglobal.net
Insurance Companies
Name Li-Hsi 'Leash' Yu
Company Nationwide-Agency Yu, Inc.
Address 10610 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77092
Phone 713-688-8881
Mobile 713-304-8024
Fax 713-263-1495
Email Leash.Yu@nationwide.com
Website http://www.nationwide.com/
vendor
Loan Officers
Name Amanda Rutt
Company WR Starkey Mortgage
Address 550 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 350 Houston, TX 77027
Phone 281-340-4184
Mobile 281-948-0251
Fax 713-513-5447
Email Amanda@wrstarkey.com
Website http://www.amandarutt.com/
vendor
Name Misty Robertson
Company WR Starkey Mortgage
Address 550 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 350 Houston, TX 77027
Phone 713-980-5185
Mobile 281-989-3236
Fax 832-201-7323
Email mrobertson@wrstarkey.com
Website http://www.mistyrobertson.com/
vendor
Name Jennifer Null
Company CMJ Mortgage
Address 2401 Fountainview, Suite 910
Phone (713) 975-7070 x107
Toll Free Phone (866) 444-9434
Fax (713) 975-9688
Email jnull@cmjmortgage.us
Website http://www.cmjmortgage.us/
Name Jennifer Hernandez
Company Patriot Bank Mortgage
Address 3050 Post Oak Blvd Suite 100 Houston, TX 77056
Phone (713) 337-8400
Toll Free Phone 1 (888) 219-9100
Fax (713) 337-8440
Email info@rsmc-galleria.net
Website http://www.rsmc-galleria.net/
Name Robert Spiegel
Company The Spiegel Group, Mortgage Advisors
Address 1535 West Loop South, Suite 325 Houston, TX 77027
Phone (713) 961-LEND
Mobile (281) 596-6930
Fax (713) 893-4962
Email robert@rmspiegel.com
Website http://www.rmspiegel.com/
Real Estate Attorney
Name Kim G. Yelton, PC
Company Kim Yelton Law Firm
Address 1714 California St, Houston, TX 77006-3734
Phone 713-942-8575
Fax 713-533-0388
Email KimYelton@KimYeltonLawFirm.com
Website http://www.kimyeltonlawfirm.com/
Title Companies
Company Chicago Title
Website http://www.houston.ctic.com/Index.html
Company Commonwealth Land Title
Website http://www.landam.com/Home.htm
Company Fidelity National Title
Website https://www.fntic.com/
Company First American Title
Address 520 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 100 Houstson, TX 77027
Phone 713-623-8384
Fax 713-623-2461
Email gahernandez@firstam.com
Website http://www.fatcohouston.com/
Company                 Houston Title
Website  http://www.oldrepublictitle.com/houstonnational/Index.asp
Company North American TItle
Website http://www.nat.com/nationalsite/default.asp
Company Old Republic Title
Website http://www.oldrepublictitle.com/
Company Stewart Title
Website http://www.stewart.com/channels.jsp?channelId=1
Company                  Texas American Title
Website http://www.texasamerican.com/houstonhome.html
Company Vanguard Title
Website http://www.rtstitle.com/officesTexas1.html
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