• Save Big on New Construction Homes

      Save Big on New Construction Homes Are you looking for a new home in the DFW area? If you’re planning on buying a new construction home, chances are the price tag will be larger than any older home in the same area. While it may be more expensive to buy a new construction home, there are several ways to avoid Continue reading...

    • Questions to Ask When Hiring a Real Estate Agent

      Buying and/or selling your home is a big deal; one that requires a lot of thought and research. While it may be tempting to go with the first recommendation you receive, it is recommended you “shop around” for a REALTOR®. Whether you are buying or selling, the REALTOR® you choose plays a significant impact on your real estate journey. How Continue reading...

    • The Effect of Rising Interest Rates on Your Buying Power

      Interest rates play a major impact on your buying power, and they’re rising. What are the rates now? What are they projected to hit by the end of the year? And, what does it mean for you? Let’s take a look: Current Interest Rates Here are the current mortgage rates for Texas, as found on Bankrate.com: For an accurate value, Continue reading...

    • What is ‘Walkability’? All about the importance and benefits.

      What is 'Walkability'? All about the importance and benefits. A neighborhood's walkability, known as a Walk Score®, is a major deciding factor for many individuals looking to purchase a home. How exactly is a Walk Score® determined? It is score calculated by an addresses walking distance to nearby amenities. According to walkscore.com, amenities within a five-minute walk (.25 miles) are Continue reading...

    • Spotlight on: Creekside at Colleyville

      Spotlight on: Creekside at Colleyville Creekside at Colleyville is located at the southeast corner of Glade Road and Heritage. It is 269 lots on 97 acres developed by Southlake-based Terra Manna, a real estate development and land management company.  Featuring builders by CalAtlantic and M/I Homes, the development is located on the old Harrington family property, whose original owners were Continue reading...

    • 7 Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

      7 Tips for Buying a New Construction Home Looking at buying a new construction home? Purchasing a brand new home or building a home is a different process than buying a preowned home. There are several things you should know before you buy to ensure the smoothest transaction for you. Here are seven tips to help you purchase a new Continue reading...

    • Reasons for Being an Off-Season Buyer

      Reasons for Being an Off-Season Buyer While the Spring may typically be seen as the best time to purchase a home, don’t rule out the offseason winter months. With the rise in job creation this fall, the demand for housing is continuing to grow. Combine that with the new trend that it is now cheaper to own than to rent, Continue reading...

    • Study Finds Americans Don’t Shop for Home Loans

      Study Finds Americans Don't Shop for Home Loans We bargain hunt for the best hotels, electronics, flights and even shoes, but in a recent national survey of American consumers, LendingTree found that only 14.23% of shoppers actually comparison shop for any types of loans, including their mortgage. “It’s an interesting phenomenon,” Andrea Woroch, LendingTree’s consumer savings expert, said. “Consumers are Continue reading...

    • Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

      14 Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Buyers With rising rent costs and low mortgage rates, first-time home buyers, especially millennials, are quickly becoming the biggest home buyers for 2015 and 2016. As the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, here are 14 tips to save some money on your first home. 1. Sign the Third Party Financing Addendum The Third Party Continue reading...

    • Boost Your Credit Score Today!

      4 Ways to Boost Your Credit Having a higher credit score can help with major purchases such as buying a house. But how do you improve your score to grow it? Try these four tips to boost it before applying for a loan. Fix Credit Errors – Don’t wait for your mortgage lender to check your credit history and let Continue reading...

    • Changes to FHA Loan Programs For Student Debt

      Changes to FHA Loan Programs For Those With Student Debt If you are one of the 40 million Americans with deferred student loan debt who is thinking about buying a home soon, the following changes to FHA loan programs will impact you greatly! Currently, if you apply for an FHA Loan and have a student loan that has been deferred Continue reading...

    • Buying New Construction in DFW | Video

      3 Tips for Buying New Construction Kate Barnes, Buyers Specialist and experienced new construction representative, gives 3 tips for buying new construction homes. New construction homes can let the buyer personalize their living space! If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a home in DFW, give us a call! Our team of highly qualified agents Continue reading...

    • TRID Rules are Changing | What to Expect

      How the new TRID rule will affect you as a borrower The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created under the Dodd-Frank Act, has created a new rule to protect you, the consumer, in future home closings. The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule will start on Oct. 3. Here’s how it will affect you, the borrower, if you apply for a Continue reading...

    • How to Avoid These Six First-Time Home Buying Mistakes

      How to Avoid These Six First-Time Home Buying Mistakes Buying a first home can be an exciting and sometimes scary experience. There’s a lot involved with a home purchase; from getting pre-approved, finding the house, inspection and more. While Minteer Real Estate Team's Buyer Specialists will make the process as smooth and as fun as possible, here are six common first-time Continue reading...

    • What Would a Mortgage Rate Increase Cost You?

      What Would a Mortgage Rate Increase Cost You? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? When buying a new home, having the right financing is critical. With historically low interest rates now is the time to lock in a mortgage rate to offer you the peace of mind you deserve with your next home purchase. A 1% increase in interest rate can EQUAL Continue reading...