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Free Resources

Below are some useful resource links, but for things like current loan rates, austin market trends, and other general advice about buying and selling, please check out my blog for the most current information.

Lending resources

Inspectors and Service Providers

Some of the ways I sell your home


Off Site Resources:

Austin NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE - HTTP://WWW.JBGOODWIN.COM/COMMUNITIES.PHP

NEW HOME BUILDERS - HTTP://WWW.JBGOODWIN.COM/BUILDERS.PHP#ALL-BUILDERS1

MORTGAGE TRENDS- HTTP://WWW.MORTGAGE-X.COM/TRENDS.HTM

LOAN CALCULATOR - http://www.texasally.com/mortgage-calculator/

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Lending Resources


Lending Resources

Lending Resources


Lending Resources

Debt To Income Ratio

The first thing that lenders take very seriously is your overall debt. Most lenders would like to see it not exceed 40% of your income, and your housing debt not exceed more than 32%. What 32% of your income will purchase depends upon where you want to live. In rural or less developed areas for example, it can buy a very comfortable residence and a lot of acreage. In urban areas in high demand, however, it may not even buy a 500 square foot studio apartment.

 

Loan Calculator

No need to reinvent the wheel here. There's a great loan calculator at http://www.jbgoodwin.com/mortgage-calculator.php

 

Things You'll Need At A Loan Application

-Two years residence history

-Two years of employment

-Social security number

-Bank accounts: three most recent months' statements

-Monthly debt information

-Last year's W2 forms

-Credit card numbers

-Lease agreement/rent

-Mortgage & account numbers

-Current pay stubs

-Driver's license

-Social security card

-Application deposit

-If self employed, two years tax returns and current P&L

-VA Certificate of Eligibility (if applying for veteran financing)

-Child support/child care

-Divorce decree

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Inspectors


Inspectors & Service Providers

Inspectors


Inspectors & Service Providers

PROPERTY INSPECTORS

Licensed by The Texas Real Estate Commission -- Commercial & Residential

Some companies will provide or schedule termite certificate

  

A to Z Home Inspections

Matt ShapiroTREC #8683(512) 751-2824

 

Accurate Inspections

Sam CunninghamTREC #1144 (512)258-9083

www.austintxhomeinspections.com

 

Abel Property Inspections

Glenn AbelTREC #9089(512)970-2482

www.ablepropertyinspections.com

PROPERTY INSPECTORS

Licensed by The Texas Real Estate Commission - Commercial & Residential

Some companies will provide or schedule termite certificate

 

A to Z Home Inspections

Matt Shapiro TREC #8683 (512) 751-2824

 

Accurate Inspections

Sam Cunningham TREC #1144 (512) 258-9083

www.austintxhomeinspections.com

 

Abel Property Inspections

Glenn Abel TREC #9089 (512) 970-2482

www.ablepropertyinspections.com

 

Agoodinspector.com

Brent Hay TREC #4486 (512) 914-1907

 

All Points Home Inspections

Frank Anderson TREC #9992 (512) 799-6098

www.aphininspections.com

 

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

Brent Chappell & Matt Gessner (512) 804-2637

 

Aspect Systems

Nev Nicholson TREC #272(512) 328-0995

 

 Austin Property Inspections

Justin Murcia TREC #10592 (512) 663-3171

www.austinprpertyinspections.com

 

Austin Structural Inspections

Ken Larson TREC #5702 (512) 751-5199

www.austinstructural.com

 

B-IV Inspection Service

Ben Wright TREC #271 (512) 312-0601

 

Barfield Home Inspections

Randy Barfield (512) 789-2710 www.abhomeinspect.com

Anthony Barfield TREC #7512 (512) 350-0123

 

Chandler Home Inspections

Jerry Chandler  TREC #4825 (512) 627-0300

 

Crawlspace Home Inspections

Tony Defoyd TREC #20456 (512)576-1973

 

Critical Eye Home Inspections

Jan Ode TREC #3770 (512) 705-0599

 

Excel Inspections

Rick Runnels TREC #873 (512) 262-1100

 

Jim Miller Inspection Services

Jim Miller TREC #5361 (512) 825-8123

 

Longhorn Inspectors Lockhart

Danny Pitts TREC #4717 (512) 422-5553

www.longhorninspections.com

 

Premier Inspection Service

Richard Bailey TREC #439 TPCL #7745 (512) 444-0308

 

Roy Marroquin Home Inspection Service

Roy Marroquin (512) 431-8066

 

Terry Howe Home Inspection Service

Terry Howe (512) 653-9900

 

Urban & Rural Home Inspections

Larry Urban (512) 659-0449 URinspector@aol.com

http://urinspector.com/

 

Texas Professional Home Inspector

Danny L. Churchill (512) 906-9872

 

Quality Home Inspections Dripping Springs

Joey Biddle TREC #4337 (512) 894-0404

www.qualityhomeinspections.info

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Mold Inspection Companies

 

ARC Abatement Incorporated

arcabatement.com

(512) 280-1350 - 3311 Galesburg Dr, Austin, TX

 

Austin Enviro Group

aegaustin.com

(512) 913-0077 - 6802 Manzanita St, Austin, TX

  

Hazard Assessment & Safety

hazardassessment.net

(512) 496-9091 - 1806 Cresthaven Dr, Austin, TX

 

Texas Dry Out & Restoration

texasdryout.com

(512) 634-8578 - 8519 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX

 

Texas Mold Consultants, Danny Yates

texasmoldconsultants.com

(512) 282-8682 - 10018 Wild Dunes Dr, Austin, TX

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Misc Home Service Providers

AC/Heat & Repair

 

Carpet Cleaning

  • Blackmon Mooring Steam Clean Carpet (512) 730-1948
  • High-Tech Flooring & Design Michael Patino (512)834-0110
  • Serv Pro Rose Brookling (512)579-0189 servpro9818@gmail.com
  • Joe Grady (512) 318-2200 JGrady@ServproHydePark.com
  • The Steam Team - Shawn (512) 451-8326 
  • Will’s Carpet Care   (512) 491-8066 or (512) 517-6934

 

Carpet & Flooring

  • Carpet Supply Co. (512) 797-4981
  • Castle Flooring(512) 326-8820
  • Chase Carpets - Steve Helm (512) 836-7600 or (512) 836-1002
  • Floor King (Carpet One) 10961 Research Blvd AUS 78759   (512) 346-7034
  • Lakeway Floors - David Williamson (512) 266-6080
  • Landers Flooring(512)873-9470
  • Lone Star Carpet(512) 836-9311
  • Tile & Stone - Steven Robinson (206) 214-7099
  • Tile Installer:  Nick Marafioti (512) 663-1088
  • Tileworks (512) 835-8453

 

Electricians

  • Archer Electric Jimmy Pittman – (512) 280-9196 or (512) 239-9848 cell
  • Ariel Correa (512)429-0484 arielharleyglide@yahoo.com
  • Fox Service Company(512) 442-6782
  • Sonrise Electric - Art Miller (512) 940-1022

  

Glass

  • Glass Doctor (512) 258-7272
  • Glass Guru (512) 828-6770
  • Russell Glass (512) 930-4295

 

Lawn Irrigation/Landscaping

  

Make Ready Companies

 

Maintenance/Handy Man/Contractors

  • John West - Maintenance/Handy Man (956) 534-7211
  • Ernie Hughes - HPI Design & Build (512) 250-8150; Mobile: (512) 845-6180
  • David L. Meyer - Texas Home Crafters Construction (512) 551-2066; Mobile (512) 771-5668 David7931@att.net
  • Sal Sanchez (512) 565-7890 (Mobile)

 

Painters

  • Austin Painting Contractors (512) 630-5330
  • Drywall and Paint:  David Hickey (512) 587-4154
  • Drywall and Paint:  Robert Howard (512) 906-9287
  • Eloy Sanchez (512) 450-3356
  • James Stone Painting (512) 517-6091 james@jstonepainting.com
  • John Drye Painting (512) 673-3966 
  • Juan Morales (512) 748-6791
  • Michele Stogner & Co. (512) 784-4564 sales@michelestogner.com
  • Noxon Painting (512)461-2687  rnoxon@austin.rr.com
  • Pete Carabine (512) 785-1147 PeterCarabine@gmail.com [also Drywall & Handyman]
  • Rojas Painting(512) 496-3602
  • Steven Newhouse (512) 565-0528
  • You’ve got it Made - Betty Silvey ygim@sbcglobal.net   (512) 444-7987

 

Pest Control

  • ABC Pest and Lawn (512) 837-9500
  • Barfield Termite Control - Randy Barfield (512) 350-0123 ABarfield@austin.rr.com
  • Bug Master (512) 250-1500
  • Critter Ridder Michael Dillon (512) 354-5453 or Brad Schumann (512) 574-2386
  • Research Pest Control (512) 258-5228

 

Plumbers

  • Affordable Plumbing(512) 436-0744
  • Blue Dragon Plumbing (512) 947-2491
  • Econo Rooter Mike Anderson(512) 452-0580
  • Head Plumber Bobby Ruiz(512) 836-5077
  • Henderson Plumbing (512) 452-5963
  • Nisi Plumbing Fabian (512) 965-2572
  • Tommy Leonard Plumbing (512) 844-5360

 

Pool Services

  • Agazzi Services (512) 244-4350
  • Patriot Pool & Spa (512)636-8122)  hal@patriotpoolandspa.com
  • Pool Doc of Austin (512) 748-4065
  • Sure Pool (512) 364-0031

 

Remodeling

 

Roofers

  • Austin Roofing (512) 372-8110
  • Best Choice Roofing Kress Childs (512) 699-8798
  • Kevin’s Roofing & Glass Kevin Reeves (512) 671-8740; Mobile: (512) 517-7370
  • Malachi Consulting (512) 996-0255
  • Peterson - Dean Roofing (800) 564-0362
  • Wilson Roofing (512) 263-3157 jkaiser@wilsonroofing.com

  

Septic Inspectors

  • Blue Dragon Plumbing (512) 947-2491
  • Rainbow Septic Jan Witt (512) 380-9024 http://www.rainbowseptic.com/home
  •  Snowden Onsite Services (512) 338-1804 http://www.snowdenonsite.com/index.php

 

Sheet Rock

  • Duane (512) 587-7076
  • Guy Nicolas (512) 970-9933
  • Manuel (512) 791-3233
  • Mark Pitz (231) 394-1877

 

Tree Care

  • Adams Apple Tree Service(512) 912-8733
  • Arbor Vitae Tree Care(512) 301-8700
  • Aspen Tree Service (512) 552-5966 aspentreeservice@gmail.com
  • Joes Tree Care (512) 215-1551
  • Texas Irrigation & Tree Service(512) 712-6029
  • You’ve Got It Made Kacey: (512) 937-9604  ygim012@gmail.com

 

Window Washers

  • Gwyndows Window Cleaning(512) 444-1954
  • Sunn Windows Don Wickham (512) 444-5505 DWick1413@aol.com
  • Window Gang Greg James(512) 259-7979

 

Home Warranty

  • AHS Warranty Mary Ellen Schmidt512) 784-8919 or(512) 918-9819
  • Affordable Home Protection (512) 263-3764 http://www.ahpshomewarranty.com
  • Old Republic Dennis Polyniak (800) 445-6999

 

Electric Companies

  • City of Austin (512) 494-9400
  • City of Round Rock (512) 255-4980
  • City of Georgetown (512) 930-3640
  • Perdernales Electric (512) 219-2602
  • Reynolds Electric (512) 326-1616
  • TXU Energy (800) 700-2443

 

Gas Companies

  • Atomos Energy(800) 460-3030
  • Lone Star Gas(512) 244-3652
  • Texas Gas Service(800)-700-2443

 

Phone Companies

  • AT&T (800) 503-6962 ext. 91833
  • Southwestern Bell (888) 544-8847
  • Time Warner Digital Phone (512) 485-5555

 

Disclaimer

Not an endorsement of price or quality.  This is solely a source of information.  Be smart and use common sense when dealing with service providers.  Ask questions about their service, rates and references.  We recommend you be present when contractors come to your home. We have provided this list of contractors and service providers solely as a way for you the customer to speed your selection process. We are not liable for the results and have no responsibility for the performance of any firms listed.

 

 

Agoodinspector.com

Brent Hay TREC #4486 (512) 914-1907

 

All Points Home Inspections

Frank AndersonTREC #9992 (512) 799-6098

www.aphininspections.com

 

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

Brent ChappellMatt Gessner(512) 804-2637

 

Aspect Systems

Nev NicholsonTREC #272(512) 328-0995

 

 Austin Property Inspections

Justin MurciaTREC #10592 (512) 663-3171

www.austinprpertyinspections.com

 

Austin Structural Inspections

Ken LarsonTREC #5702(512) 751-5199

www.austinstructural.com

 

B-IV Inspection Service

Ben WrightTREC #271(512) 312-0601

 

Barfield Home Inspections

Randy Barfield (512)789-2710 www.abhomeinspect.com

Anthony BarfieldTREC #7512(512) 350-0123

 

Chandler Home Inspections

Jerry Chandler  TREC #4825(512) 627-0300

 

Crawlspace Home Inspections

Tony DefoydTREC #20456 (512)576-1973

 

Critical Eye Home Inspections

Jan OdeTREC #3770(512) 705-0599

 

Excel Inspections

Rick RunnelsTREC #873(512) 262-1100

 

Jim Miller Inspection Services

Jim MillerTREC #5361 (512) 825-8123

 

Longhorn Inspectors Lockhart

Danny Pitts   TREC #4717(512) 422-5553

www.longhorninspections.com

 

Premier Inspection Service

Richard BaileyTREC #439 TPCL #7745(512) 444-0308

 

Roy Marroquin Home Inspection Service

Roy Marroquin(512)431-8066

 

Terry Howe Home Inspection Service

Terry Howe(512)653-9900

 

Urban & Rural Home Inspections

Larry Urban (512) 659-0449URinspector@aol.com

http://urinspector.com/

 

Texas Professional Home Inspector

Danny L. Churchill(512) 906-9872

 

Quality Home InspectionsDripping Springs

Joey BiddleTREC #4337(512) 894-0404

www.qualityhomeinspections.info

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Mold Inspection Companies

 

ARC Abatement Incorporated

arcabatement.com

(512) 280-1350 - 3311 Galesburg Dr, Austin, TX

 

Austin Enviro Group

aegaustin.com

(512) 913-0077 - 6802 Manzanita St, Austin, TX

  

Hazard Assessment & Safety

hazardassessment.net

(512) 496-9091 - 1806 Cresthaven Dr, Austin, TX

 

Texas Dry Out & Restoration

texasdryout.com

(512) 634-8578 - 8519 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX

 

Texas Mold Consultants, Danny Yates

texasmoldconsultants.com

(512) 282-8682 - 10018 Wild Dunes Dr, Austin, TX

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Misc Home Service Providers

AC/Heat & Repair

·      Affordable A/C (512) 436-0744

·      AM/PM Christianson Heat & AC Wendy Aiken (512) 246-5226 1950 or Pat Kelly (512) 246-5465 pat.kelly@christiansonco.com 

·      Country Air   Sean Robinson (512)786-7381

·      Kosel A/C (512) 258-3146

·      Legend AirJohn Legend (512) 698-6298

·      Petrocelli Services (512) 836-1414 petrocelliservices@austin.rr.com ; http://www.petrocelliservicesinc.com/

 

Carpet Cleaning

  • Blackmon Mooring Steam Clean Carpet (512) 730-1948

  • High-Tech Flooring & Design Michael Patino (512)834-0110

  • Serv Pro Rose Brookling (512)579-0189 servpro9818@gmail.com

  • Joe Grady (512) 318-2200 JGrady@ServproHydePark.com

  • The Steam TeamShawn (512) 451-8326 

  • Will’s Carpet Care   (512) 491-8066 or (512) 517-6934

 

Carpet & Flooring

  • Carpet Supply Co. (512) 797-4981

  • Castle Flooring(512) 326-8820

  • Chase CarpetsSteve Helm (512) 836-7600 or (512) 836-1002

  • Floor King (Carpet One) 10961 Research Blvd AUS 78759   (512) 346-7034

  • Lakeway FloorsDavid Williamson (512) 266-6080

  • Landers Flooring(512)873-9470

  • Lone Star Carpet(512) 836-9311

  • Tile & StoneSteven Robinson (206) 214-7099

  • Tile Installer:  Nick Marafioti(512) 663-1088

  • Tileworks(512) 835-8453

 

Electricians

·      Archer Electric Jimmy Pittman – (512) 280-9196 or (512) 239-9848 cell

·      Ariel Correa (512)429-0484 arielharleyglide@yahoo.com

·      Fox Service Company(512) 442-6782

·      Sonrise ElectricArt Miller (512) 940-1022

  

Glass

·      Glass Doctor(512) 258-7272

·      Glass Guru(512) 828-6770

·      Russell Glass(512) 930-4295

 

Lawn Irrigation/Landscaping

  

Make Ready Companies

Maintenance/Handy Man/Contractors

Painters

  • Austin Painting Contractors(512) 630-5330·      Drywall and Paint:  David Hickey(512)587-4154
  • Drywall and Paint:  Robert Howard(512) 906-9287
  • Eloy Sanchez(512) 450-3356
  • James Stone Painting (512) 517-6091 james@jstonepainting.com
  • John Drye Painting(512) 673-3966 
  • Juan Morales(512) 748-6791
  • Michele Stogner & Co. (512) 784-4564 sales@michelestogner.com
  • Noxon Painting (512)461-2687  rnoxon@austin.rr.com
  • Pete Carabine (512)785-1147 PeterCarabine@gmail.com [also Drywall & Handyman]
  • Rojas Painting(512) 496-3602
  • Steven Newhouse(512) 565-0528
  • You’ve got it MadeBetty Silvey ygim@sbcglobal.net   (512) 444-7987

 

Pest Control

 

  • ABC Pest and Lawn   (512) 837-9500
  • Barfield Termite ControlRandy Barfield (512) 350-0123 ABarfield@austin.rr.com
  • Bug Master (512)250-1500
  • Critter Ridder Michael Dillon (512)354-5453 or Brad Schumann (512) 574-2386
  • Research Pest Control(512) 258-5228

 

Plumbers

  • Affordable Plumbing(512) 436-0744
  • Blue Dragon Plumbing (512) 947-2491
  • EconoRooterMike Anderson(512) 452-0580
  • HeadPlumberBobby Ruiz(512) 836-5077
  • Henderson Plumbing (512) 452-5963
  • Nisi PlumbingFabian (512) 965-2572
  • Tommy Leonard Plumbing (512) 844-5360

 

Pool Services

·      Agazzi Services (512) 244-4350

·      Patriot Pool & Spa (512)636-8122)  hal@patriotpoolandspa.com

·      Pool Doc of Austin (512) 748-4065

·      Sure Pool (512) 364-0031

 

Remodeling

·      Avenue B DevelopmentJeff Bullard (512)638-1514 http://www.avenuebdev.com 

·      Build.com http://www.build.com

·      D&R RemodelingRolando Valdez (512)350-8361

·      Ground Exchange (512) 785-7850 groundexchange@yahoo.com

·      MK ConstructionMichael Kalish (512)635-4316 mkconstructionspecialist@gmail.com

 

Roofers

  • Austin Roofing(512) 372-8110
  • Best Choice RoofingKress Childs (512) 699-8798
  • Kevin’s Roofing & Glass  Kevin Reeves (512) 671-8740C: (512) 517-7370
  • Malachi Consulting(512) 996-0255
  • Peterson-Dean Roofing(800)564-0362
  • Wilson Roofing   (512) 263-3157  jkaiser@wilsonroofing.com

  

Septic Inspectors

·      Blue Dragon Plumbing (512) 947-2491

·      Rainbow Septic Jan Witt (512) 380-9024 http://www.rainbowseptic.com/home

·      Snowden Onsite Services (512) 338-1804 http://www.snowdenonsite.com/index.php

 

Sheet Rock

·      Duane  (512) 587-7076

·      Guy Nicolas(512) 970-9933

·      Manuel(512) 791-3233

·      Mark Pitz(231) 394-1877

 

Tree Care

  • Adams Apple Tree Service(512) 912-8733
  • Arbor Vitae Tree Care(512) 301-8700
  • Aspen Tree Service (512) 552-5966 aspentreeservice@gmail.com
  • Joes Tree Care (512) 215-1551
  • Texas Irrigation & Tree Service(512) 712-6029
  • You’ve Got It MadeKacey: (512) 937-9604  ygim012@gmail.com

 

Window Washers

·      Gwyndows Window Cleaning(512) 444-1954

·      Sunn Windows Don Wickham (512) 444-5505 DWick1413@aol.com

·      Window GangGreg James(512) 259-7979

 

Home Warranty

·      AHS WarrantyMary Ellen Schmidt512) 784-8919 or(512) 918-9819

·      Affordable Home Protection (512) 263-3764 http://www.ahpshomewarranty.com
·      Old RepublicDennis Polyniak(800) 445-6999

 

Electric Companies

  • City of Austin(512) 494-9400
  • City of Round Rock(512) 255-4980
  • City of Georgetown(512) 930-3640
  • Perdernales Electric(512) 219-2602
  • Reynolds Electric (512) 326-1616
  • TXU Energy(800) 700-2443

 

Gas Companies

·      Atomos Energy(800) 460-3030

·      Lone Star Gas(512) 244-3652

·      Texas Gas Service(800)-700-2443

 

Phone Companies

·      AT&T(800) 503-6962 ext. 91833·      Southwestern Bell(888) 544-8847
·      Time Warner Digital Phone(512) 485-5555

 

Disclaimer

Not an endorsement of price or quality.  This is solely a source of information.  Be smart and use common sense when dealing with service providers.  Ask questions about their service, rates and references.  We recommend you be present when contractors come to your home. We have provided this list of contractors and service providers solely as a way for you the customer to speed your selection process. We are not liable for the results and have no responsibility for the performance of any firms listed.