April 2014

There are 3 blog entries for April 2014.

Santa Rita Ranch Liberty Hill Homes for SaleSanta Rita Ranch is a 3100 acre master-planned community that will have 6000+ hill country homes located in Liberty Hill, TX. Santa Rita Ranch will feature a Farm House welcome center, pools and a splash pad for the kids, sports courts and numerous hike & bike trails that wind throughout the community. Also, a 38 acre Town Center is planned with restaurants, shopping and neighborhood conveniences. The reputable home builders in this community include Highland Homes, Castlerock Communities and Wilshire Homes. Students in Santa Rita Ranch will attend the excellent schools in Liberty Hill ISD and Georgetown ISD.  Santa Rita Ranch is just minutes away from shopping in Georgetown and Cedar Park.

Santa Rita Ranch features a total of nine neighborhood

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Texas Home Buying TipsBuying a new home is a life changing experience. It can be a challenging journey at times, however, it can also be a pleasant experience if you do some work in advance to get prepared. The tips below will help answer any questions you may have about getting ready to buy a home or any type of real estate for that matter. Also feel free to contact a real estate professional at Longhorn Realty, LLC where we're ready to help with questions, comparables, lender recommendations, property information and anything else a buyer may need to get started searching for a home in the Austin area.

Check your credit.

If you are going to need a mortgage to buy a house, you must make sure your credit history is as clean as possible. A few months before you start

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Option Periods in Texas Real EstateIf you've bought real estate in Texas you are probably familiar with the "option fee" clause. If you haven't, the option clause allows buyers and sellers to negotiate a specified time, usually 7 to 10 days, during which the buyer can fully evaluate the condition of the property and perhaps renegotiate the initial offer price based on inspections, needed repairs, or other considerations. For this right, the buyer pays the seller a nonrefundable "option fee."  The option fee amount is completely negotiable but usually ranges between $100 to $200.

During the option period the buyer can terminate the contract for any reason without risking the loss of their earnest money. If a buyer should choose to terminate the contract during the option period the

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