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Tera wins Texas Monthly Award 4 Consecutive Years

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A huge thank you to all of my past clients for their loyalty and continued confidence in working with me...I have the honor of being selected for the 3rd year in a row by my clients as a "Best in Client Satisfaction -- Five Star Mortgage Professional for 2015 -- 4 consecutive years". I truly could not have made this level of recognition in paper without your support! So I am forever grateful, and hope to continue to serve you, my valued clients, in the very best way I can...

Real Estate Investor Loans

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Today's real estate market provides investors with a unique opportunity to buy a property at an attractive price and enjoy substantial returns on the investment. Low-priced distressed or investor-owned properties provide even greater bargains, and an ample supply of these homes has encouraged many investors to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosures around the country. However, the market is not without its difficulties, particularly when it comes to securing real estate investor loans...

Foreign National Loans

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The U.S. market is increasingly attractive to non-citizen buyers. Throughout history, America's shores have welcomed individuals from around the world, many of whom were looking to start anew in an unfamiliar land. That continues right up until present day, as people continue to strive for the opportunity America promises. In a 2011 study, the National Association of Realtors showed the increasing popularity of American real estate. According to the report, $1.07 trillion in existing home sales were recorded...

Texas Homestead Exemption: Don’t Wait

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It’s that time of year. Time flies as holidays approach then vanish into your rear view mirror. Is it really possible that 2013 is nearly over? It can’t be! But of course it is. Whether it’s due to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the social gatherings or lots of travel, the next thing we know it’s 2014 and we start all over again. But if you’re buying a house here in the Austin area and there’s a bit of leeway when you’re allowed to close, make sure you close by year end so you can have a piece of special paperwork in your hands that can save you thousands...

Weird But True

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Purchase a Weird But True Austin donut from any Gourdough’s location and win a daily prize from National Geographic Kids. Enter to win the grand prize: an iPad mini® stocked with apps from National Geographic and National Geographic Kids...

Driskill Tree Lighting

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he Driskill will be bright with holiday lights starting tonight at their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be choral performances, sweet bites and cider to help get you in the spirit, and a gingerbread replica of The Driskill will also be presented...

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Oga Mandino

Strong showing for Austin real estate companies in ABJ Fast 50

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Real estate-related companies secured dominant positions in the Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50 list, which was unveiled Thursday night at a special event. In the category for businesses generating more than $10 million in 2012, commercial contractor Sabre Construction Inc. came in No. 3 with annual compounded growth of 151.23 percent. Real estate developer PSW Real Estate landed at the No. 5 position with 116.94 percent growth. The No. 6 slot was filed by homebuilder Milestone Community Builders with 114.64 percent, and residential brokerage Realty Austin eased in to the No. 7 position with 97.4 percent growth...