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What You Need to Know About Flood Insurance in Central Texas

In the year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas and Louisiana coasts, homeowners have had to reconsider the way they think about flooding. Thousands suffered evacuation from over 200,000 homes across the region, three-fourths of which lived outside of the existing 100-year floodplains. What did most of these property owners ...

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The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 Don’t just dream of being wealthy; start taking the steps to make it a reality. There is no secret to becoming rich — it takes time, sacrifice ...

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The Home Equity Playbook

What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example: Current Home Market Value $325,000 Existing Mortgage $225,000 Homeowner Equity $100,000 One side of the equation ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability − real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land Institute earlier this year, trends such as “18-hour cities” and millennial parents increasing moving from urban areas out ...

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