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Post Disaster Home Purchase Program

So how does one purchase a new home while they have a home thats been classified as a total loss on their hands? The answer to that question is with a FHA 203(h) loan.  There are a rules that one must adhere to in order to qualify for this program.  Take a…

Mother Natures Role in Real Estate

Do you remember those times your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa sat you down, looked you square in the eyeballs and had a good ‘ole fashioned heart to heart chit chat?  We remember those sessions quite well and believe those are many of the conversations that left a lasting impression…

Top 10 Things to do in Austin this Summer

Gawk at Mexican Free Tail Bats Every summer night between 8:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., the largest urban colony of Mexican Free-Tailed Bats in North America jets out for an insect dinner.  To see the 1.5 million bats flee in swarms, belly up along the the upper eastern portion of Congress Bridge…

ADITND: ANTI-Disruption is the New Disruption

Dip your toe into any part of the tech pool—no matter the industry or vertical—and you’ll instantly be soaked in a deluge of DISRUPTION. DISRUPTION. DISRUPTION. DISRUPTION. (And, yes, we totally channelled a “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” there). But we digress. Full disclosure: Urban Provision loves tech. We LOVE it. We use it…

Tips for Viewing Homes in a Digital World

Touring properties for sale can be fun. You get to imagine yourself living in a completely different space, seeing how others decorate and learn how others have updated their homes or remodeled. But it is relatively easy to make a misstep when you are visiting these properties whether it be…

Google Maps

We suspect if you are like most buyers, you have been tinkering around on your favorite real estate search website, zooming in and out of the real estate photos and have laid your eyeballs on a few homes you are now excessively drooling over. Before you enter into a steamy…

Millennials Invade The Woodlands

Millennials… is a word you hear every time you turn on the TV, radio or open up a newspaper.  So who are millennials anyway? They are folks who were born between 1981 and 1997 and as of today range in age from 19 and 35 years old.  For the past several years, there…

Mortgage Interest Rates: The Sek-Say Chocolate of Real Estate

When I want to get all hot and bothered and excited, there are a few things that come immediately to mind that get me there. Really good cheese. Bom-chicka-wow-wow. Etta James’ music. Oozy-goozy chocolate (add sea salt and … oh … my … God). My boyfriend’s aftershave. Near the BOTTOM…

TREC License Renewal Requirements

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) updated their salesperson and broker licensing requirements in order to renew and maintain your Texas Real Estate License.  Long gone are the days a seasoned salesperson or broker could renew their license with 15 hours.  The new TREC requires licensees to earn 18 CE hours in…