Fee Gentry's Blog Posts

Several types of Mortgage Options

There are several types of mortgage options we’ll take a look at. Each one offers a low down payment option. A couple don’t require a down payment at all, but we’ll go over why you

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How to Save For a Down Payment in 180 Days

If you’re like many, saving for a down payment may be one of your top concerns. Although it requires diligence and a plan, the prospect of acquiring the funds for a down payment doesn’t

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12 Ways to Save Thousands When Buying Your Home

So you are looking for a  smokin’ hot deal in the hot Austin Area Real Estate market, right?  It’s important to set some realistic expectations.  If you believe that you

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Top 10 Reasons to Use a New Home eXpert

Many people ask whether you need to use a Realtor to buy a new construction home. A real estate agent works for YOUR needs and can help you find the right home at the lowest price. Let’s look

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5 Tips for Choosing a Builder

Should you be thinking about buying a new house, here are five tips to help you make an informed decision in choosing a builder. 1. Look for experience and quality in a home builder. When

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New Homes vs. Existing Homes

When shopping for your new construction home in the greater Austin Area, you'll discover that most homes on the market are resales. Yet, 1 out of 4 homebuyers purchases a new home. Both new homes

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Why Buy vs. Rent?

The problem that most renters face in the Greater Austin area isn’t the ability to meet a monthly payment, as all renters do every 30 days already. The real problem is that many don’t

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What are the Costs Associated with Buying a New Home?

The costs of buying a new home can vary greatly. There are typically closing costs, but you may qualify for a $0 down special financing program. Most buyers can expect to pay between 2-5% of the

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The Steps to Buying a Home

There are many steps to purchasing a home. Understanding how to find and finance your home can get tricky. To help make the buying process easier, follow these 8 basic steps.1. Explore if home

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5 Key Things To Look For In A New Construction Home

1. Is the builder good?Every new home development looks great as it’s being built. We can dig deeper by visiting communities the builder constructed in the past to see how their prior homes

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5 Reasons to Think Long and Hard About Building a Home

In a perfect world you could have the perfect home of your dreams. Who wouldn't want a brand-new home that no one has ever lived in, designed to their specifications? Perhaps you've always wanted a

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How to Care for Your Fireplace

There's nothing like a true wood-burning fireplace in the cold fall and winter months. A fireplace's crackling sound and the dancing flames are mesmerizing—the best entertainment around. Wood

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Ways to Decorate Your Home

Tasteful Seasonal DecoratingThe following tasteful ideas show how you can incorporate the seasons into your yard or entryway without going overboard.Choose a Color SchemeOne way to make your outdoor

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How to Take Care of Your Christmas Tree

Artificial trees may have increased in popularity, but for the purist, only a real tree will do. No matter how realistic it looks, an artificial tree can’t compete with the scent and feel of a

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What to Know Before Buying New Construction

Buying a new construction home is a very different process from purchasing a previously owned home. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you consider whether new construction is right for you

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10 Reasons: Why You Should Buy a Home Now

Often called the cornerstone of the American Dream, homeownership has always been an important milestone of adulthood. The recession of 2008 resulted in a record number of foreclosures. Three

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What are the Impacts of Home Equity

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity over

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5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Zoom Room

Whether you’re working from home and need a great backdrop for video calls or your kids will need a spot to nail virtual learning, it seems everyone wants to know how to create the perfect

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How to Host Thanksgiving Safely at Home

The good news: Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie haven’t been canceled. The bad news? You may not be squeezing yourself around a table with 10 of your nieces and nephews to celebrate

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Why New-Construction Homes Are a Hot Choice for Homebuyers

According to a recent Trulia survey, twice as many people prefer new homes to existing homes. So what qualifies as “new”? “New” means exactly that: just-built properties that

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Home-Builder Confidence Soars to All Time High Despite Rising Material Costs

The numbers: Home builders are more confident about the state of their industry than ever before as foot traffic of prospective buyers continues to improve, according to research from a trade group

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What to Look For in New Construction Homes: These 5 Crucial Aspects Should Be on Your Radar

Few things are as exciting as purchasing a newly constructed home. Everything is pristine and, presumably, will last for a very long time. However, just because a house is new doesn’t mean it

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Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction Home

The home buying process involves a lot of decision-making. You will need to make several significant choices, and one of the major ones is whether to look for an existing home or consider buying a

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Is A Second Home The New Money Maker

As investments go, real estate is either the smartest place in the world to stash your money or the stupidest thing you can do with it - depending on all kinds of things like location, pricing,

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BUYERS: WATCH OUT FOR THESE 4 RED FLAGS WHEN HOUSE HUNTING

BUYERS: WATCH OUT FOR THESE 4 RED FLAGSWhen you visit a house that seems to check off all the boxes, you might be ready to jump right in with an offer — particularly with how quickly the

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7 Benefits of New Construction Homes

Today’s new construction homes offer more benefits than ever before, making them a strong contender in any home search. Depending on what’s important to you, you may find that the

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