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Home buying and home selling for 2017 is shaping up to be very active! In a recent report form the local Realtor association, sales were up 3% from this time last year and based on what I am seeing from my own traffic and inquires from buyers and sellers, 2017 should be similar.

I have been contacted by buyers who are looking at new homes. I have advised them that the builders sales agents represent the builder's best interest only, and it is best for those buyers to be represented as well. It doesn't cost them anything, in fact it can save them money! I have saved my buyers at least 1,000 or more dollars on each home. They also were happy to have me there to give them confidence that what the builder is requiring is normal or not, based on my

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Merry Christmas from us to you! We hope you have a safe and happy New Year, and if you need any help with buying or selling a home in 2017, please reach out to us. We would love to help!!

Ron Grant and the Team!

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a special day with family and friends. Today we take some time to forget about the things we are discouraged about, and just focus on the good things in our lives and be thankful for them!

 

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Daylight savings time is here again, so remember to turn back those clocks 1 hour before you go to bed tonight so you wake up on time, on schedule and ready for Sunday! It is also a great time to change those smoke detector batteries!

 

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Happy Halloween! This year the weather has served us up some hot but dry weather, so no need for jackets or rain coats to cover up those cool costumes! Be safe when driving tonight, since there will be many kids out walking our Cypress streets getting tricks and treats.

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Bridgeland is a Masterplanned community here in Cypress, Texas that does a great job at hosting events for it's residents and for the entire community to enjoy. One of those events is Howl-O-Ween Fest which is in it's 8th year!

It is a great time for the family where they bring out their pets all dressed up in costumes which can be quite amusing! There are many events like magic shows, and this year they have two vets from the Animal Planet TV show The Vet Life that you can meet. There will be food trucks too, which many folks love, since they serve up some amazing food that you have to try.

So, dress up your pet, pack up the kids, and go check it out this Saturday 10/29/1016! Click here to get the full scoop!



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Awhile back, a young couple came to me for help with buying their first home. We chatted about their goals and got them hooked up with one of my amazing lenders to get pre-approved. My lender had looked over the file quickly and told them it looked ok and she thought she could get them approved, but needed to finish getting their information to make it official.

While the buyers were getting the lender the info she needed, they went out and bought a new truck. This was a really nice truck with all of the bells and whistles you would want on a truck. Congrats to them...or is it congrats? Well, after the lender found out about the truck and added the new large debt and payment into their current data, it put them over the maximum debt-to-income ratio

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