Don’t Let a Killer In

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Carbon Monoxide The Silent killerCarbon monoxide is a silent killer you don’t want in your home but because it is colorless and odorless; you may not even be aware the deadly condition exists. The Center for Disease Control says more than 400 people in the U.S. die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning and over 10,000… Continued

June 30, 2018

Tax Difference in Second Homes

The Tax Difference in Second Homes

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A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is the primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly for personal enjoyment while limiting possible rental activity to a maximum of 14 days per year. Under the 2017 Tax… Continued

June 14, 2018

Assumptions May be an Alternative

Assumptions May be an Alternative

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For the last 25 years, most buyers have gotten a new mortgage or paid cash when purchasing a home. For a practical reason, owner-occupant buyers have another alternative: assuming a lower interest rate existing FHA or VA mortgage. In the late 80’s, both FHA and VA began requiring buyers to qualify to assume their mortgages…. Continued

June 7, 2018

Are you ready to buy this home?

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

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Shoes, clothes, and the latest electronic gadget may be acceptable impulse purchases, but buying a home requires careful planning and informed decision-making. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a repeat buyer, purchasing a new home is a personal and financial undertaking that requires the support of an experienced team of professionals: a realtor, lender, and… Continued

May 29, 2015

Burnet Texas Homes: Why Real Estate Deals Fail – Part 2

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Incompetent or Inexperienced Texas Hill Country Real Estate Agent I believe it takes an agent about 30 closed transactions before they understand how Texas Hill Country Real Estate works. If you hire an enthusiastic young agent, the benefits might be they think positive and are very eager to please. But since they are going through… Continued

June 19, 2014

Horseshoe Bay Texas Real Estate

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My name is Tom Ashworth and I would like to welcome you to Horseshoe Bay Texas Real Estate web site. I am a Realtor® working with Smart Path Realty in Burnet / Marble Falls / Horseshoe Bay Texas.  I offer personal and professional service for all your real estate needs, including getting your home sold or helping you… Continued

January 7, 2013