Tyler Buyer Tip: Pre-Qualify or Pre-Approval

Tyler Buyer Tip: Pre-Qualify or Pre-Approval?

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Congratulations. You’ve decided to buy a Tyler home. What should you do first? My suggestion would be to get started on your mortgage loan funding right away. Many Sellers as well as agents want to see a pre-approval or pre-qualification letter before they consider an offer. My Tyler Buyer Tip this week is which one is more effective: pre-qualification or …

Downtown Tyler Second Saturday Events

Downtown Tyler Second Saturday Means Family-Friendly Fun

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Need something the whole family can enjoy? Try some of the Downtown Tyler Second Saturday events scheduled for September 9th. What: Downtown Tyler Second Saturday Where: Downtown Tyler TX When: 2nd Saturday of Every Month Admission: FREE Contact: Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce (903) 592-1661 or via email Downtown Tyler Second Saturday Downtown Tyler …


Tyler TX Hurricane Harvey News: How You Can Help

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Tyler TX Hurricane Harvey news. Just last weekend, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston. Since then, it left devastation in its wake. For some of the victims, Tyler became a temporary home. While hotels received many evacuees, a temporary shelter, transition hub and meal service also became available. Can’t make it to Houston but want to help displaced people right …

Tyler Farmers Markets in Tyler Texas

Tyler Farmers Markets Offer Farm-to-Table Freshness

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Four local markets operate anywhere between April and November each year.” width=”250″ height=”375″ />Living a “greener” lifestyle can be accomplished in many ways.  It involves lowering your energy consumption and recycling whenever possible.  Driving a more fuel efficient car and shopping locally help you “go green”.  Many of these ideas can be wrapped up with two words: farmers markets.  Tyler …


5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money

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By Pamela Walters 7 min read Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, …


6 Signs A Home Might Be “The One”

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By Pamela Walters 6 min read You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates. The same goes for homes on the market. Even when the market heats up as it’s doing now, it’s not uncommon for a buyer to visit 10, 20 or even …


The 5 Top Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2016

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By Pamela Walters 8 min read Selling a home in today’s market can be a bit frustrating. There’s all sorts of home staging and property preparation advice out there, and some of it seems daunting or impossible to follow unless you already live in a haute home or have a serious bankroll set aside to whip your place into shape. …


Top 10 Reasons to Retire in Tyler, TX

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By Pamela Walters 9 min read WHY RETIRE IN TYLER? HERE ARE 10 GOOD REASONS Tyler is a clean, beautiful city for all age groups, but there are 10 good reasons it is becoming known as an ideal retirement spot: Low Cost of Living Warm Climate Abundant Recreation Educational Opportunities Housing Options Financial Services Excellent Medical Services Cultural Attractions and …


Steps in Buying a Home

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By Pamela Walters 3 min read Get Pre-Qualified for a Loan The most important first step in buying a home is to get pre-qualified by a mortgage lender. Your loan pre-approval will tell you how much house you can afford and will tell your REALTOR® that you are serious about buying a home. Getting pre-qualified is quick and easy – …