The Right Path to Home Ownership
Buying a home can seem a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Knowledge is key and you don’t have to be an expert in every field to get the right home at the right price.
Arm Yourself with the "BIG 3"
Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of what you need and then enlist the assistance of experts that can help you on your path to home ownership. What Jenny considers “The Big 3” are a lending expert to get your home loan, a home inspector to make sure all is well, and an insurance expert to protect your investment. Here are some great places to start!
Call a Lender!
Hire an Inspector!
Helpful Government Agencies
The Travis County Central Appraisal District website provides general information about the District and property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district. You can also search by address to find out information on the tax history of the property. At the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) site, you can find information on HUD. HUD helps people by administering a variety of programs that develop and support affordable housing. Specifically, HUD plays a large role in home ownership by making loans available for lower- and moderate-income families through its FHA mortgage insurance program and its HUD Homes program.
Services for Your "Every Day" Needs
Moving to a new area means finding new stores to shop in, new doctor’s offices, and places to get your car fixed. Not to mention Fido needs a haircut! Here are some places Jenny has has used and thinks are great, or, that she has had recommended to her that you might like to check out!