Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes August 2009
Enjoy the Weekend at Your Own Place in the Country
capital farm credit
After a long week fighting the hustle and bustle of city life, many rush-hour
commuters dream of a weekend getaway in the country. Capital Farm Credit is the
lender that can make that dream a reality.
As the state’s largest rural lender, Capital Farm Credit specializes in rural financing. The
lending cooperative offers loan programs to help you buy, build or refinance a
country home or rural land. It also provides operating capital and can finance
property improvements, farms and ranches, and livestock and equipment.
Call Capital Farm Credit toll free at 1-877-944-5500 to find the nearest office
and learn how their experts can help you finance your perfect rural retreat.
Bruce Mercer, President,
Bank of Fort Bend
“We have seen some lenders in our market substantially reduce their construction
and real estate lending through an overreaction based in fear,
” says Bruce Mercer, president, Bank of Fort Bend. “As you know, our property values and inventories here are in relatively good
shape versus the national market.
Yes, lenders need to be prudent in underwriting with reasonable underwriting and
with sufficient equity from borrowers, which protects both the lender and the
borrower in the case of a longer-than-anticipated recovery. However, this is
not a time for overreaction against construction lending altogether. Texas will
need appropriate lending liquidity to help fuel the recovery we are starting to
’s to a good close for 2009!
12946 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land
Despite what you have heard about the financial market, First Community is safe,
secure and still lending
—even for mortgages! First Community is dedicated to making home financing less
stressful for YOU.
Their financing options and competitive rates are customized to fit YOU. If you
are building a home, they have a one-time close to simply the process and give
you peace of mind.
Think First.® Experience mortgage solutions that are tailored to fit your needs! Click to fccu.org or call 281-856-9057 today!
The current economic recession has pushed our government into unprecedented
actions. In order to combat deflation (i.e., falling prices), the Federal
Reserve and U.S. Treasury have committed to printing as much money as is
needed. However, these actions could have inflationary consequences.
It is unclear when or if inflation will develop, but if it does, one way to
protect your portfolio is to invest in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities
(TIPS). TIPS are issued by the U.S. government and are backed by the full faith
and credit of Uncle Sam. The bonds pay a fixed rate of interest and the face
value of the bond adjusts up or down with the rate of inflation, thereby
protecting the investor from the effects of rising inflation.
WJ Interests is a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm in
Sugar Land. For more information, please contact them at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-634-9400.
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