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Tricia Frazier, a licensed real estate consultant with Realty Associates, is a full time agent dedicated to guiding buyers and sellers through successful real estate experiences. Subscribe

Is My Property REALLY Valued At That??

April 12th, 2021

It's that time again! The County Appraisal Districts are sending homeowners their Notice of Appraised Value For Property Tax Purposes. This is the notice which discloses the appraised value which the County Appraisal District has ass...

Refinancing and Homestead Exemption

January 15th, 2021

Despite the pandemic, 2020 did bring some good things.  The unbelievable low interest rates it brought on sent many homeowners running towards savings by refinancing.  So the question is, if you refinanced your mortgage on your...

Bought a home in 2020?? Time to save some money!!

January 11th, 2021

Did you purchase a home between January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020?  If so, you may be eligible for homestead exemption on that property if it is your primary residence.  It's a great way to save on your property taxes by...

FHA loan limits INCREASED for 2021

January 4th, 2021

Great News!! FHA loan limits for our area have increased to $356,362 as of January 1, 2021!!  That's a big increase from the 2020 loan limit of $331,760.  So now, with a minimum down payment of 3.5% of sales price, that...

It's Not Too Late!! File to Save Today!

October 21st, 2020

2020 has been a year of many changes!  With Covid19 affecting business hours of many places, many new homeowners found it impossible to meet the criteria for filing for homestead exemption.  A homestead exemption helps...

Living Near Harris County Parks

July 16th, 2020

Harris County Parks offer beautiful and unique ways to connect with nature in many outdoor activities, at no admission cost. If you live near a Harris County Park, you have the ability to enjoy these added amenities which your community...

Porch Sitting

May 5th, 2020

Many homes built by today's builders lack the traditional home features of the past day.  One major exclusion from "modernized homes" is the front porches.  The front porch was a popular location which families used to gath...

File for Homestead Exemption...Save on Property Taxes

February 6th, 2020

Did you purchase a home between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019?  If so, you may be eligible for homestead exemption on that property if it is your primary residence.  It's a great way to save on your property taxes by fil...

Crowdfund Your Down Payment

October 28th, 2019

Lack of down payment to buy a house is one of the most common excuses potential buyers give for not moving forward with their desire to purchase a home.  If this sounds like you, I have great news...HomeFundIt can help!! Jump...

$0 Down Payment Home Loans Available

September 12th, 2019

Usually the only way for a home buyer to get a $0 down payment loan would be if they had served in the military and had VA eligibility. Now, USDA offers the only $0 down payment program available to borrowers that have not served. USDA l...

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