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3933 Steck Avenue
Suite #B110
Austin, TX 78759

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Good News for Home Buyers! FHA Reduces Annual MIP Rates

   HUD recently announced a reduction to the Annual MIP rate (mortgage insurance premium) for loans with terms greater than 15 years, lowering the annual premium by 50 basis points (.50%).  These changes are effective for FHA case numbers assigned on or after January 26th, 2015. 
   What does this mean for home buyers? 
   With this update, FHA has made it less expensive for buyers to obtain financing up to 96.5% loan-to-value. This is great news, as FHA remains the most flexible program for buyers with less than a 5 percent down payment.  With the expanded guidelines, we are able to help buyers with a FICO score as low as 580.  
   If you have any questions regarding these changes or would like to discuss how I can help find your dream home, please feel free to call me at 512-585-0131. 

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Best cities for Millennial homebuyers!
These Millennial hotspots offer strong job growth
and affordable home prices, making them a great place for young adults to buy, according to a report from the
National Association of Realtors.

Live Music Capital of the World

The South by Southwest festival has introduced many young, creative newcomers to Austin and many return to stay.

Median home price: $226,000
Job growth: 4.2%

About 110 people are moving to Austin every day -- and many of them are under the age of 35.
Often, new residents visit the city during its famed SXWS (South by Southwest) festival, experience its hip lifestyle and music scene and decide they want to move here, said Michael Rollins, president of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Luckily, there are plenty of jobs. A number of big tech companies -- including Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB, Tech30), and Intel (INTC, Tech30) are boosting their operations in Austin. In addition, the giant University of Texas has spawned many startups.
For young buyers, the median home price -- at $226,000 -- is not exactly cheap. Yet, many can still afford homes here given the high incomes in the area, according to a National Association of Realtors' report for Millennial homebuyers.
One issue: supply. There's been so much demand for housing that inventory in the Austin metro area is pretty tight.
Luckily, there's plenty of land to build on and relatively lax building regulations, allowing new home construction to gain steam in recent months.