The Texas Economy & Housing Market

Texas Economy and Housing Market

“Over the past year, Texas added jobs in all of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, mining and logging, government, financial activities, information, other services, and manufacturing,” says Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.“The Texas unemployment rate was 5.7 percent for January 2014 down from 6.5 percent in January 2013 and has been at or below the national rate for 85 consecutive months.” Continue reading

Benefits for Veterans Who Are Buying Homes in Texas

Veteran Home Loans

In 1983, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP) to assist Texas veterans in purchasing a home. The main goal of this program is to help Texas veterans and their families save money on their home mortgages and here are some of the ways the VLB and other organizations help them do that: Continue reading