August 2016

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Home buying can be a confusing and intimidating process if you don’t know where to start. There are many opportunities for things to go bad; however, with a little help from the 3 P’s you can walk into home buying feeling confident and educated.

 Preparation

Like any important task it is necessary for a home buyer to be prepared before they enter into the market of searching for a house. You wouldn’t go into your important presentation unprepared, would you? With this considered, you should view buying a home as a lengthy process in order for it to be completed in the most efficient way possible with you out on top. The first thing any potential home buyer should look at is their credit. Monitoring and inspecting this ahead of time can help

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Being a new home buyer can be scary and intimidating. You go into the process thinking you know what you need to know, but you come out of it realizing there was so much more to it than what you thought. 

Here are a few things to most people don’t tell you when starting your home buying process.

  • Don’t rush

According to the National Association of Realtors, it takes an average of 12 weeks to find a home. So don’t set an unattainable timeline. Be patient so you can better find a house that is perfect for you.

  • Hire a home inspector

The inspector will be able to catch little things that went unnoticed by yourself. This can save you loads in the future and let you know what you are

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Cream Cheese Sausage Balls, YUM!

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  • 1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups Bisquick
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix all ingredients until well combined. (I use my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment)  Roll into 1-inch balls.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brown.

Sausage balls may be frozen uncooked.  If baking frozen, add a few minutes to the baking time.

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Buying your first home is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life! This experience can be wonderfully positive, yet also stressful. Here are some tips to reduce your stress and help your home buying experience be as positive and smooth as possible.

Choose an Agent

Some may ask, why do I need a buyer’s agent? Well the answer is simple, they live and breath real estate! Agents will help you every step of the way, and eliminate the excessive stress of doing it on your own. An agent’s job is to find you your dream home. So sit back, relax and let them take care of everything so you don’t have to.

Know the Financial Commitment

Take the time to figure out your down payment,

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Stay cool in this Texas heat by enjoying this deliciously refreshing treat!

Ice Cream Pizza

For this recipe, you’llneed:

  • 16.5 oz roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • vanilla ice cream
  • pink food dye
  • strawberries, sliced horizontally
  • apples, peeled and shredded
  • M&M’s® Red, White, & Blue Peanut
  • M&M’s® Red, White & Blue Milk Chocolate
  • (Optional) Skittles® Red, White, & Blue

Let the vanilla ice cream sit on the counter for 30 minutes to soften up.  Once soft, transfer to a large bowl and add food dye until you love the color.  This will be the “pizza sauce” however don’t feel like it needs to be a dark red.  I made mine a light pink. 

Transfer the ice cream back to the container and place back in the freezer to

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