If you’re looking for a new home or inspiration for your next renovation, look no further than the 2018 Parade of Homes, presented by the West Texas Home Builders Association. Now in its 63rd year, the Parade of Homes offers up close and personal tours of beautiful new homes across Lubbock’s best neighborhoods.
Are you thinking about settling down and buying your first home? Congratulations! And, you’ve come to the right place. The process can be overwhelming for first-time home buyers, but we’re here to help you get organized.
When you set out to purchase a new home, you’ll find many options for financing from big banks to online mortgage companies. What many people don’t realize is that local, community banks have a lot to offer home buyers. Here are four reasons to work with a local bank on your mortgage.
Thinking about a down payment can put a damper on your quest to live the American Dream and purchase your first home. The average down payment for a home is around 20% of the total cost. To some, that seems like quite a bit of money to have in one place (hopefully your bank account), at one time. But, determining how much you’re going to need is the first step to getting there. The next step is to determine your time frame. How soon are you looking to purchase? Next up, stop panicking. Here are few ways you can save money for a down payment.
From minor updates to major renovations, home improvements are an excellent way to increase the value of your home. You might need to update your home to prepare for a new baby or to refresh your empty nest, or perhaps you watch too much HGTV.
Whether you're a first-time home buyer or thinking about building a new home, finding the home loan that's right for you is vital. Indeed, it's probably the biggest loan you'll have and represents one of the largest financial commitments you can make.
The thought of purchasing a newly-constructed house can be intimidating from a financial point-of-view. While it might fit your concept of a dream home, you could be worried that it will cost too much.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade or change homes, interested in community events, or want to make the west Texas region your permanent home, the 2017 Lubbock Parade of Homes has something for you.
No one who is serious about selling their home in West Texas – or anywhere, for that matter - wants it to sit on the market for an extended period. Time means money, because you may have to lower the listing price to attract potential buyers, plus you may end up having to pay two mortgages while you wait for your previous home to sell.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of watching your first home being built from the ground up. It’s like slowly watching your dream come true with the final result being the house that you’ve always wanted.