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Mortgage rates are at an average of 5.5 percent and the federal government continues dangling a free $8,000 in front of first-time buyers — two huge incentives to get people to commit to real estate.
But those seeking a mortgage won’t find rose petals lining the path to their new front door.
By Jennifer Hiller – Express-News The often-criticized agency that oversees home building in Texas will be dismantled. As the legislative session wound down this week, lawmakers did not act to save the beleaguered Texas Residential Construction Commission from the state’s […]
s the legislative session wound down this week, lawmakers did not act to save the beleaguered Texas Residential Construction Commission from the state’s Sunset process.
The Texas Residential Construction Commission is investigating KB Home for possible false advertising due to lingering complaints from San Antonio-area homeowners who say the builder misled them.
The commission approved allocating $1.2 billion in stimulus funds for 29 construction projects across the state. Most of the projects will be built with financial support from other agencies and resources. As a result of pooling other funds with ARRA money, stimulus-related construction will build more than $2.6 billion in new transportation projects for the state.
Suffice it to say that building is a tough business in Texas, and many industry professionals believe that 2009 will be no exception. “The state regulatory requirements enacted in 2008 will push some small builders over the edge this year. It’s unfortunate, but it looks like more Texas builders will be standing instead of sitting when the music stops at the start of 2010.”
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