‘Mortgage Matters’ Category

Simple House Deals

Frank Reed from explains how to use “soft money” to help you buy the house you want. Simple House Solutions allows you the flexibility to search for the right property. His team is constantly building their property list with properties that are great as the primary home or an investment. Frank does the hard work up front to help you get conventional...

Ditch The Wedding Registry For What You Really Need

Fifty years ago, it was common for young people to live at home with their parents until they were married. If they didn’t get married, they sometimes never left home. Couples also tended to get married at a younger age – sometimes just as a way to escape their parents. They also did not generally live together prior to getting married. This meant that when young people got...

How Home Insurance Adjusters Help

When the need for insurance adjustment arises on damages to the home, many people are lost without help from a company that understands the needs of real people. The job of an insurance adjuster is to assess damages and recommend courses of action for equitable repairs. The truth is, many homeowners are entranced by the sales techniques and promotions of companies that do not have their best...

How to Dispute Your Property Taxes

Paying property taxes is simply a necessary aspect of being a homeowner. Whether you pay your property tax bill outright on your own each year or you make escrow payments to your lender each month, this is an expense that can truly be a drain on your budget. Many homeowners see a slight adjustment in their property tax bill each year, but some have experienced very large increases. Such large...

Buying a New Home? Get Your 2016 Taxes Done ASAP

If you’re planning on buying a home in the next few months, you’ll need to get your 2016 taxes done, possibly even prior to the April 15 filing deadline…this is especially important if you recently got a big raise (and we hope you did!) If you’re looking to up-grade to a larger home, and you’re now making more money and qualify for a larger mortgage, you’ll...

Texas Homestead Exemption Time

With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time for all homeowners to check that your Texas Homestead Exemption is in place. This applies to those who purchased homes last year and those who never got around to filing one. A Texas Homestead Exemption is an easy and free way to save money on your annual property taxes. Love it!

New Homeowner: Filing Texas Homestead Exemption


How to File Your Homestead Exemption

Matt Aycock of Pratt Aycock discusses how to file your homestead exemption yourself. For free! He discusses various tax exemptions available for homeowners when he stops by The Tuttle Group Real Estate Hour with host Andy Tuttle.

Learn from Matt about the various tax exemptions available, including the homestead exemption, and learn how to file for this savings yourself, for free....

Why You Need a Last Will and Testament

Matt Aycock of Pratt Aycock stops by The Tuttle Group Real Estate Hour with host Andy Tuttle. Matt discusses the importance of a last will and testament.

You’ll learn who needs a last will and testament, why you need a will, and how you can go about creating a will.

DFW Market Update: What’s Driving Volatility in the Market?

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Weekly Market Update: Job Market vs. Bond Prices


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