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    • Understanding Types of Mortgages Available to Home Buyers

      Buying a home is a significant hallmark in the lives of many adults. Oftentimes, it is only possible by financing a mortgage. The technicalities of these loans can get confusing, but the basic types are simple to understand. Mortgages can be broken down in three different ways. Fixed-rate versus adjustable-rate Government-insured versus conventional Conforming versus jumbo Fixed-rate versus Adjustable-rate These types of mortgage loans are...

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    • 10 Movies To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

      There's nothing like curling up with hot chocolate next to a cozy fire and turning on a Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit. Here are ten Christmas films to watch this holiday season: A Christmas Story (1983) - a hilarious and relatable American family classic, A Christmas Story reminds us all what it's like to be a kid at Christmastime. White Christmas (1954) -...

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    • Local Holiday Events for the Family This Month

      The Woodlands in Texas is a wonderful place to live, with comfortable year round temperatures. The low in January is an average of 42 degrees when most of the country is in the 20's. This makes for lovely winter strolls and crisp evenings out under the stars. There are elegant holiday events that everyone will enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites in December and...

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    • 5 Can’t-Miss Holiday Activities This Month

      The Woodlands in Texas is one of the top master-planned communities in the nation. It fosters a quality family life, career opportunities and encourages neighborhood involvement and community outreach. These perks also flourish an active nightlife and many activities around to enjoy, especially around the holidays! The community calendar offered by The Woodlands provides several events that can be enjoyed by your friends, family and kids. Here are...

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    • Tips on Pricing a Home to Sell

      Tips on Pricing a Home to Sell   The gap between what a seller believes their home is worth and a buyer is willing to pay isn't always readily understood. When you are ready to price your home to sell, take these factors into consideration. Begin by checking the prices of recently sold houses in your area.   "Comparables" Research homes that have sold in the...

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    • Aging in Place: Can you Stay in your Home?

      Aging in Place: Can you Stay in your Home?   As you get older and time changes your body and some of your ability to care for yourself and your home, you may become concerned about the future. You want to stay in the home where you have lived for may years: the home where you raised your children and built a network of friends,...

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    • A Variety of Homes to Suit Different Needs

      A Variety of Homes to Suit Different Needs   While purchasing a home is often one of the most exciting times in a person's life, it can also be one of the most daunting. Making such a tremendous financial commitment can be overwhelming, and the worry of buying a place not quite suited to one's needs, and facing regrets later, can be intimidating. Fortunately, in today's market, with such a...

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    • What you need to know about Reverse Mortgages

      What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages   You probably heard about reverse mortgages. What do you really know about them? These types of loans are a great way for seniors to tap into the equity of their homes (the difference between the appraised value of the home and the debt from mortgage) to supplement their retirement income. Also known as home equity conversion...

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    • The Best Places to Work in The Woodlands

      The Best Places to Work in The Woodlands   A vibrant community with over 100,000 residents, The Woodlands is a great place to live and work. According to The Houston Chronicle, employers in The Woodlands have boomed over the past 15 years, and there's no longer a need for many adults of working age to commute to Houston for employment. Some of the industries with the...

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    • Go Organic! Benefits of Eating Organic

      Go Organic! Benefits of Eating Organic   Food is fuel. That part of our anatomy never changes. From a newborn baby to the doting grandmother, all people must eat to live. Being careful about what fuel goes into the tank is very important. Swapping a candy bar for an apple isn't enough. Ordinary apples have chemicals and pesticides on their skins from the orchard. Consuming...

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