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Bridgeland Community located between highway 290 and 10, divided by Grand Parkway. Is an 11,401 acre master- planned community for 20,000 homes approximately 65,000 residents... is a small city by itself!

The Bridgeland developers have followed a detailed conservation plan to protect the area’s natural features and details 3,000 acres of recreation space, including 900 acres of lakes.Parks and green space can be found no more than a quarter mile from each homesite and are connected through the community’s vast trail system.

Bridgeland is being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, which also develops The Woodlands, and was named Community of the Year in 2009. The Bridgeland community is committed to excellence and has been named the

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Title insurance companies are regulated by state statute. They are required to post financial guarantees to ensure that any claims will be paid in a timely fashion. They also must maintain their own “title plants” which house duplicates of recorded deeds, mortgages, plats, and other pertinent county property record

What is title insurance?

Title insurance provides coverage for certain losses due to defects in the title that, for the most part, occurred prior to your ownership. Title insurance protects against defects such as prior fraud or forgery that might go undetected until after closing and possibly jeopardize your ownership and investment.

Why is title insurance needed?

Title insurance insures Buyers against the risk that they did

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1. Estimate What You Can Spend on a Home

Sizing up your finances early can prepare you to find the best home loan. Use a few standard guidelines to gauge your homebuying power:

____________  Estimate two and a half times annual income.
____________  Calculate 28% of before-tax income for monthly housing debt (mortgage payments, property taxes,insurance and any maintenance costs for a co-op or condominium). 
____________Get a rough estimate of how much you can afford now with our How Much Can I Borrow? Calculator. 
____________Start gathering relevant financial papers needed for your application and be one step ahead of the game.


2. Get Pre-Approved

A pre-approval is a letter from a lender to give homebuyers a specific loan amount and

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It’s a good idea to gain a basic understanding of the kinds of home mortgages that are available. As you review the list, keep in mind that these categories widely overlap — for example, we provide adjustable-rate FHA loans and fixed-rate jumbo mortgages. As your partner through the mortgage process, Tamborrel Properties can help you determine the best loan to fit your needs and design a custom financing solution for you.

Fixed-rate mortgages. The interest rate remains fixed for the life of the loan.

• Offer predictable monthly payments of principal and interest throughout the life of the loan.
• Provide protection from rising rates. No matter how high market rates go up, your interest rate stays the same.
• Generally well-suited to borrowers who

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After you’ve completed a comprehensive search across the local market and zeroed in one the home for sale you want, it’s time to get the purchase process in full gear. Of course, bidding on a listing is just one step in the buying a home. There’s plenty to do once the paperwork gets going and after all of the t’s have been crossed and i’s have been dotted.

DETERMINE THE RIGHT BID

While those selling the listing you bid on have a specific list price, that doesn’t necessarily mean your first (or second or third) bid needs to meet their pricing requirement. Rather, work with your REALTOR to develop a price point that you’re comfortable with and leaves room for negotiation with the sellers. One major factor in your bid should be what other homes near

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Purchasing a “Dream Home” is one of those life accomplishments that tops nearly everyone’s bucket list. Whether you prefer a modernized urban loft or a sprawling suburban home most of us hope to find a home that feels like it was made specifically for our family. However, searching for your dream home comes with different considerations than any other real estate purchase

Since you’ll likely be aiming to stay in the property for the foreseeable future, you’ll want to look for a property that will keep you and your family happy for the long term.

Before visiting a home you can make a list of those that interest you:

"Property Search Houston, Tx" 


If you’re thinking of buying a house, consider these four factors:

1.CONDITION

It’s vital

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Despite all of the technology available to buyers these days, their search for their dream home still takes time and careful research — regardless of whether they’re a first-time home buyer or a veteran who’s purchased multiple residences over the years.

Use this quick guide to help navigate your home search, become even more knowledgeable about what to look for in your ideal home, and, in the end, find the right property to purchase in 2017.

Prior to hitting the market and checking out listings, you need to take care of some necessary tasks, including saving up plenty of money for a new home, enhancing your credit score, and getting pre-approved for a home loan.

BUILD UP YOUR SAVINGS

Though America’s financial crisis is now in the

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Banks are the traditional source of mortgage funding. They offer face-to-face service, recognized name-brands and fees that are generally competitive with other lenders. What they may lack is a broad variety of loan programs, which may mean that they may not offer the lowest interest rates or the lowest fees.

Mortgage brokers generally offer a large variety of loans, which includes loans for people with bad credit. Variety also often results in the lowest interest rate and the most convenient one-stop-shopping for comparison purposes. Because you can physically meet with a broker, the face-to-face service is another plus. In the minus column, mortgage brokers are often more expensive than other funding sources.

Online mortgage providers offer a

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Google is the most conspicuous developer of autonomous vehicles, but it is hardly alone in pursuing this venture

Most automakers are competing to introduce their own driverless cars to the public, and are doing so piecemeal, system by system. The components of the upcoming driverless car are being introduced into current models as ever more elaborate mechanisms to aid the driver, such as self-parking features and automated collision avoidance systems. Recently, a group of researchers at Oxford University developed a self-driving system which can be installed in existing manually driven vehicles, and whose cost is hoped to fall as low as 150 dollars within a matter of years.

Driverless cars will affect urban form mostly in two forms...

Cities

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What Are Home Buyers' Rights?

In a home sales transaction the buyer has certain rights as defined by state and federal laws. These can vary depending on certain factors, but for the most part, these rights may include:


  • Right to be free from housing discrimination during the process (this is governed mainly by the Fair Housing Act)Rights to be informed of any encumbrances on the title (such as a lien, easement, and other issues)

  • Rights to disclosure of defects or safety dangers such as waste management, water supply, insulation, hazardous materials (such as lead paint) and other issues

  • Right to choose or refuse a lender or mortgage provider

  • Rights to know about property taxes affecting the property, including

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