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Associates in Progress: Security National Mortgage Company

By Katie Agness Providing home lending services to the public sector, SecurityNational Mortgage Company’s motto is “Turning houses into homes.” “SecurityNational Mortgage Company is always looking to make the mortgage process easy for our borrowers,” says Brian Hill, executive regional manager. “We strive to get people homeownership in all markets where we have a presence.” Founded in 1993, SecurityNational Mortgage Company is a division of Security National Financial Company, a publicly traded company that has focused primarily on providing life insurance services since the 1940s. “This year marks our 25th year anniversary for SNMC,” Hill says. “Our current annual...

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Spotlight: ABoR REALTOR of the Year Diane Kennedy

By Katie Agness Diane Kennedy, the two-time winner of the ABoR REALTOR of the Year Award, almost considered declining her 2017 award. Having previously accepted the honor in 2001, Kennedy was unsure whether she should participate again. “A close friend reminded me that a peer thought my work was deserving of a nomination, so I should at least submit my credentials and let the committee decide,” Kennedy says. “This time around, I actually feel more deserving because of how much I’ve been able to give back to the Austin Board of REALTORS.” Kennedy, who doesn’t focus a lot on...

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Austin market reports nearly 20,000 new home sales in 2017

Download Infographic The homebuilders surveyed in this report account for approximately 81% of new home activity in the Austin market, according to Metrostudy 3Q17 closing data. Based on those builder reports, we estimate that Austin-area builders achieved a total of 19,996 gross new home sales in 2017. During December, area builders achieved approximately 1,238 gross and 948 net new home sales. In contrast, the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) reported 276,243 pending residential resales during the year. With this in mind, we estimate new home activity currently makes up approximately 7.25 percent of home sales within the Austin market....

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Central Texas housing market closes 2017 with record-breaking sales

Sales increased despite flooding, taxes and rising prices AUSTIN, TX – Central Texas had yet another record-breaking year for total homes sold, according to the December and Year-End 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). State and national events such as flooding from Hurricane Harvey and the overhaul of the U.S. tax plan didn’t impact the housing market locally. Even rising home prices didn’t stop the market from growing in 2017. In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, the 31st largest metropolitan area in the U.S., the price of homes increased by 5.4...

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Associates in Progress: DHI Mortgage

By Katie Agness Since 2004, DHI Mortgage has specialized in construction financing, as well as providing financing services of existing homes and refinancing options. DHI was formed following D.R. Horton’s acquisition of Continental Homes and its mortgage affiliate CH Mortgage, and has been affiliated with a homebuilder since this time. “We are a full service lender offering financing for new and resale homes, as well as refinances,” says Patricia Perez, DHI Mortgage’s Austin branch manager. “We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service to each of our customers, from first-time homebuyers to experienced buyers and everyone in between.” DHI Mortgage...

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