Home is Where Balance, Bliss and Heart Lives
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Home is Where Balance, Bliss and Heart Lives

In 1946 the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” featured a character, George Bailey played by Jimmy Stewart. The amazing movie, which our family watches together each year is timeless and intentional. It makes you understand and realize the importance and the power of ONE. The power of one man on relationships, community, and the importance…

Thanksgiving and Homeownership Progress, The New Frontier Is Texas
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Thanksgiving and Homeownership Progress, The New Frontier Is Texas

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862. This act had an incredible impact on the success and development of the western part of the United States. As we sit to enjoy our Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, we see benefits today from agriculture during this time in history by farmers that developed…

What is TSAHC and How does this Help Homeownership?
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What is TSAHC and How does this Help Homeownership?

Recently I attended the Texas Realtor Conference in San Antonio and worked side by side with state agency partner Joniel LeVecque, the Senior Director of Single-Family Programs at Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, TSAHC. We are both advocates for homeownership and the power of education that meets the needs of Texans to support the critical…

Women & Why The Equal Credit Opportunity Act Matters?
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Women & Why The Equal Credit Opportunity Act Matters?

It is hard to imagine that in 1969, the year I was born, women were not allowed to have a credit card. This changed in 1974 with one of the most important pieces of legislation, the ECOA, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. In the mortgage industry and home buying process, we apply ECOA every single…

What is the Connection with Labor Day and Homeownership?

What is the Connection with Labor Day and Homeownership?

September 5, 1882, was the first parade and celebration of Labor Day in New York City. President Grover Cleveland in 1894 designated the first Monday of September a federal holiday. This day recognizes the American workforce as we continue to improve the conditions and rights of all workers in the United States.  As Americans work…

What’s the Difference Between a House and a Home? Lifestyle…

What’s the Difference Between a House and a Home? Lifestyle…

Poet Robert Frost, “Home is the place that, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”  In the past few months, we have shared mortgage loan types, history, programs, and how to navigate the paperwork. A house is a physical structure but purchasing a home can provide protection and peace of…