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A Rise in Foreclosures

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // February 7, 2019

A Rise in Foreclosures

MySA reports a rise in foreclosures. “While most of the nation saw home foreclosures decrease, demonstrating a housing market recovery, Texas saw a spike in bank-owned properties.” “The lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey are partly to blame, a study by property database ATTOM Data Solutions explained.” “Some of that distress was driven by natural disasters, […]


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4 Ways Investors Can Help Alleviate the Affordable Housing Crisis

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // February 6, 2019

4 Ways Investors Can Help Alleviate the Affordable Housing Crisis

M. Ian Colville at BiggerPockets.com writes about the 4 Ways Investors Can Help Alleviate the Affordable Housing Crisis. “You know there is an affordable housing crisis underway. And indications are that it is going to get worse before it gets better. I recently ran across some stats that paint a pretty dismal picture. One study estimates we’ll need […]


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FED Leaves Interest Rates Alone

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // February 5, 2019

FED Leaves Interest Rates Alone

Realty Biz News reports the FED leaves interest rates alone for now. Jerome Powell, chairman of the Fed, said the organization was taking a “patient” approach to rate increases, following four hikes in the interest rate last year. The Fed’s benchmark rate isn’t tied directly to mortgage rates, but the 10-year treasury  ends up influencing […]


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When You Inherit a Houston House

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // February 4, 2019

When You Inherit a Houston House

There comes a morning in many lives when you inherit a Houston house. You and your siblings now face a parade of choices. What to do with the house you inherited; renovate it, rent it, live in it, or sell it? If you live out of state, when you inherit a house in Houston, it […]


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Escape the Bitter Cold

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // February 1, 2019

Escape the Bitter Cold

Some friends  were vacationing in Zihuatanejo Mexico where it is 87 degrees every day. They chose to go there to escape the bitter cold in the midwest. While having cocktails on a deck to watch the sunset, they heard this small voice say, “You are a very nice looking couple.” They looked around and could […]


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Single Ladies Outpace Male Counterparts

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // January 31, 2019

Single Ladies Outpace Male Counterparts

Houston’s single ladies are outpacing their male counterparts when it comes to homeownership, according to Lending Tree, an online loan marketplace. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey, Lending Tree found that single women in Houston, which ranks No. 36 on the list of 50 cities, own approximately 267,337 homes, while the number of […]


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Make the Change Before You Have To

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // January 30, 2019

Make the Change Before You Have To

Sixty+Me recently had an article about downsizing. It said in part, “As we age, the psychological benefits of choice increase and the opportunities to choose decrease. Things happen to us that are beyond our control. We don’t ask for diminishing eyesight or hearing. It’s not a choice when body parts get creaky or just plain […]


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10 Common Difficulties That Come with FSBOs

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // January 29, 2019

10 Common Difficulties That Come with FSBOs

Most homeowners would probably prefer to have a professional licensed Realtor work on their behalf to sell their home, but not everyone sees the value of paying a fee for an agent’s expertise. RICH PELUSO lays out 10 Common Difficulties That Come with FSBOs 10 Common Difficulties That Come with FSBOs 1. The ‘on sale’ […]


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A Houston Probate Attorney

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // January 28, 2019

A Houston Probate Attorney

When a family member dies, the Texas probate process and the administration of an estate can quickly result in complications, particularly if several heirs are involved, and they don’t see eye to eye. Disputes about the validity of a will or trust, as well as the proper manner to execute the will,  can make heirs […]


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Native American Chief Had Three Wives

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // January 25, 2019

Native American Chief Had Three Wives

I loved math in high school, and I’m fortunate to be able to do many math problems in my head. So, for you others out there who like math, perhaps you will remember this.  Native American chief had three wives, each of whom was pregnant. The first gave birth to a boy. The chief was […]


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