How Much Can I Actually Afford for a New House in Bastrop

It has been over 10 years since the financial crisis of 2008, and the single most important lesson of the crisis still holds true- never buy a house you can’t afford. So, what does that mean exactly and how should you calculate what is affordable? We’ve broken down the math to help you find a monthly payment that you can live comfortably with.
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4 Tips for Winter House Hunting in Bastrop

Now that temperatures are staying around 40 degrees, it is officially winter in Bastrop! However, don’t let the colder weather stop you from house hunting. This time of year is perfect for searching for your new home due to the lack of other buyers in the market. You’ll also have a chance to see what your future home looks like without the summer-manicured yard and investigate any potential insulation or leak issues. If you’re in the market for a new home, now is a great time to see how homes look, feel and hold up against the winter weather.
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Best Time to Buy a House in Bastrop, TX

While most people would assume Summer and Spring are the best time to buy a house, it may be best to hold off until Fall or early Winter. Why? You have more leverage. Winter is generally a slower time of year for real estate in Bastrop due to fewer buyers. Less competition means lower prices, which is great for individuals who do want to purchase. Add to that lower mortgage rates, as they too reflect the slower season, and you have the perfect time to start searching for your new home.
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What Type of Home Mortgage Loan is Best for You

Shopping for a home comes hand in hand with shopping for a loan. Depending on where in Bastrop you’re planning to move, how long you plan to stay in the area, your finances and a number of other variables, finding the right home loan type can be difficult.
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Ways to Maintain and Increase Your Home’s Value in Bastrop, TX

Purchasing a home is an incredible investment and one of the most expensive purchases in your lifetime. But not just because of the mortgage, closing costs and moving expenses — preserving your home’s value can cost a small fortune if neglected.
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512.321.HOME (Direct)
512.496.6776 (Mobile)
Email: Jolene@goFCM.com

815 Highway 71 West, Suite B
Bastrop, TX 78602

NMLS ID #264791
License: TX #264791