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It Helps To Know About Interest Rates, Points, And The “Mysterious” APR

When you get a mortgage, there are three important terms for you to remember. Interest Rates Points APR I’ve combined these three terms here because they’re related, and you’ll understand them better if I explain them together. Interest Rate: “Interest Rates” are the price that Lenders charge for the use of their money.  So, when interest rates […]

Homes For Hurricane Harvey Victims: The FHA 230(H) Disaster Relief Program

  In the wake of a devastating natural disaster, homeowners and renters like you simply want to get back to the way things were.  The faster you can get into something new or rebuild your dream home, the more quickly you can return to normal.  Marcus Bruno & are excited to introduce you to […]

How Much Cash Will I Need To Buy A House?

Transcription: Marcus Bruno:  When you’re purchasing a home you’re gonna have to put down a down payment and then you also have closing costs.  So the down payment is usually between three percent and five percent.  Now you can put down 10 to 20 percent if you like but you don’t have to.  A lot […]

How To Get A FREE Mortgage Payment

What Happened In June & July? Try to close as early as you can in the month, and technically, you can get a free month’s mortgage, by getting someone else to pay for it.  Here’s how:  Your August payment covers the interest in July.  Any interest amount From June 1-31 was covered with your interest […]

Scam: Your Mortgage Has Not Been Sold

​Transcription:Your mortgage has been sold… not. That is going to involve people who own a home, and people who are right about to own a home need to know this as well.Chances are when you have a mortgage and owned your home for… it could be anywhere between two months and 20 years; your mortgage is […]

$14,500 Down Payment Assistance Fund For Montgomery County Buyers

Montgomery County Home Fund ProgramAdministered by Estaer Seals Greater Houston Up to $14,500 Down Payment Assistance Eligibility: Meet Income Guidelines (see below) Attend a HUD-Apporved Homebuyer’s Education Class Have not owned a home in the last 3 years Have a social security number Purchase a home in Montgomery County (outside the city limits of Conroe) […]

How To Sell & Buy A Home At the Same Time

How To Sell A Home & Buy A Home At the Same Time At the mention of buying a home, most people get excited, but for some an erie feeling comes on them  – this could be attributed to having to figure out what to do with the current home.  It’s frustrating enough to be a […]

How To Spot Major Foundation Issues

The biggest red flag for a potential buyer would be foundation issues since this is probably the most costly to repair.   Things to look for that might indicate foundation issues are: Cracks in exterior siding (brick, stucco etc.). Cracks in the foundation other than on corners.  Corner cracks are common and usually do not indicate […]

Do Not Buy A Home Without Flood Insurance

Should you carry flood insurance even if you’re not in a flood zone? “Do not buy a home without flood insurance”, says Susan Gonzales of Liberty Mutual in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, due to horrendous flooding, flood insurance is a hot topic in the south the last couple of years. Its interesting to know that until […]

River Plantation Conroe Foreclosure

67,000 Full Rehab Comps for a home the same age and size are going between $195k-$225kClick here for more listing detailsListing courtesy Intercontinental, Realtors

Oak Ridge North Foreclosure of the Week

Oak Ridge North foreclosure in the Chateau Woods subdivision. For detailed listing information please click here  Listing courtesy of Michael Group Realty LLC

Apply For Your Homestead Exemption After January 1st

Your homestead exemption can save you as much as 20% on your year property tax bill.  The best time to apply for the exemption is the 1st week of January.  Fill out the Name Change form and the Homestead Exemption application, and mail them to your appraisal district along with a copy of your originally […]

$41,000 Foreclosure In Conroe

110 Cory Street, Conroe, TX 77301 | $41,000 For more listing information click here ARV = 100,000-110,000 Market Rent =$1,000 Please call me with any questions – Marcus (281) 969-3817

Foreclosure of the Week – Senterra Lakes (Close to Windrose Golf Course)

19207 Long Ship Court, Spring Texas 77379 | 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,819 sq feet | $279,900 Originally listed for $350,000, and after 5 months of price reductions, the property sales price is now $279,000.  Click here to see neighborhood comps for homes this size, and click here to get additional information from H.A.R. Contact me […]

North Houston Real Estate Market Decoded – April/May 2016

North Houston cites are experiencing growing inventories which are expected to lead to price declines in the near future although rates are still very low and expected to rise. The good news is there are lots of homes to choose from with relatively low competition in the higher prices ranges.  Also, rents are decreasing in the […]

Home Sellers You Should Fix Your Zestimates

Have you just added a room, extended your home, renovated the kitchen, or added a deck?  If so, you have likely increased the value of your home.  Zillow is a website that tons of buyers use to quickly get an estimate of how much a home it’s worth.  Zillow uses public and submitted user data […]

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