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  • Steve Young 10:30 AM on December 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate Program 

    If you or someone you know is a “first time” home buyer, call or email me for more information regarding this great program available. 

    TDHCA Homeownership Announcement:  TDHCA 2017-008

    Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate Program…

    Great News! MCCs remain as part of the new tax bill 

    • TDHCA has millions in MCC funds available for Texas First Time Homebuyers
    • To add to the excitement, NOW AVAILABLE is TDHCA’s newest MCC allocation of approx. $625 Million.  
    • Texas MCC Program 88 is open for reservations! 


    RE/MAX Associates

    (817) 276-5149-office






    • Jamie Lehew 11:45 AM on December 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hey I have been looking into buying a home, can you give me some information on this? My credit has always held me back and is still very low (580), any suggestions?

      Jamie Lehew

      • Steve Young 12:04 PM on December 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Send me your phone# and I’ll have April Smith call you. She is one of my lenders that handles this program and she’s one of the best!

    • Steve YOung 11:48 AM on December 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Jamie, let me get with one or two of my lenders that do this program. 580 might be ok but they will know for sure. Even if it’s not, it usually won’t take much for them to help you get it to maybe 600!!

  • Steve Young 7:32 AM on December 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Merry Christmas  

    I heard the bells on Christmas Day

    Their old, familiar carols play,
    and wild and sweet
    The words repeat
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    And thought how, as the day had come,
    The belfries of all Christendom
    Had rolled along
    The unbroken song
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    Till ringing, singing on its way,
    The world revolved from night to day,
    A voice, a chime,
    A chant sublime
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    Then from each black, accursed mouth
    The cannon thundered in the South,
    And with the sound
    The carols drowned
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    It was as if an earthquake rent
    The hearth-stones of a continent,
    And made forlorn
    The households born
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    And in despair I bowed my head;
    “There is no peace on earth,” I said;
    “For hate is strong,
    And mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
    The Wrong shall fail,
    The Right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

    – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  • Steve Young 11:56 AM on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Hark! the Herald Angels Sing 

    hark_the_herald By Kirby Anderson with Point of View

    It is estimated that Charles Wesley wrote over 6500 hymns. Perhaps his best-known hymn is “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” Over the years, it has been edited slightly, but the meaning and theology remain as he wrote it more than two centuries ago.

    It begins with a proclamation of the birth of Jesus: “Hark! the herald angels sing, Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.”

    The hymn reminds us why Christ came to earth. Jesus came into the world to bring peace, but many who sing this song fail to realize that it was to bring peace between us and God. Wesley’s hymn reminds us that His birth was so that God and sinners could be reconciled. We are the sinners in this hymn, “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “All we like sheep have gone astray” (Isaiah 53:6). We have broken God’s commandments and need to be reconciled with God. This was done when Christ died for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3).

    This hymn by Charles Wesley goes on to describe who Jesus Christ is. “Christ by highest heaven adored; Christ, the everlasting Lord! Late in time behold Him come, offspring of the Virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail the incarnate Deity, Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.”

    This is the wonder of the Incarnation. Jesus became the “offspring of the Virgin’s womb.” God became man and was “veiled in flesh” even though He was the “incarnate Deity.”

    This Christmas week, let us once again reflect upon the Incarnation. How wonderful yet mysterious that God would become man and dwell among us. And that He would be willing to die on a cross for our sins.




  • Steve Young 7:35 AM on December 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Just to Celebrate Beethoven! 

    10 fascinating facts about Beethoven to celebrate his birthday, which, no one is exactly sure when that was but probably close to the 15th or 16th of Dec as he was baptized on Dec 17th.

    One of my favorites-Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 


  • Steve Young 9:35 AM on December 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Some Expensive Street Rentals! 

    Article from the Real Estate Center

    Three Texas streets among the most expensive

    Three Texas streets have landed on JLL’s 2017 Most Expensive Streets study.

    The average full-service office rent on No. 10 Congress Ave. in Austin is $58.25. Renters on McKinney Ave. in Dallas (No. 14), and Main St. in Houston (No. 21) pay $51.17 and $44.24, respectively. 

    The average full-service rent on No. 1 Sand Hill Rd. in suburban San Francisco is $119.38. 

    San Francisco, New York City, and Boston dominated the rankings.​ ​


  • Steve Young 10:54 AM on December 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    1705 Hilltop Lane for Lease… 

    This is a gorgeous, updated home located in one of the quietest and most desirable areas of Pantego-Arlington. Recent laminate plank flooring, freshly painted, updated kitchen and bathrooms and 2 in blinds on most of the windows make this lovely home totally ready for you NOW. Nicely landscaped and heavily treed yard with rear entry garage. Two gorgeous bay windows, one in the formal areas and the other at the breakfast room. Wonderful location just half a mi to bicentennial park and walking trails, and award-winning schools. $1,700 month

    Click here for Google Maps 1705 Hilltop Ln, Pantego

  • Steve Young 12:00 PM on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    National Violin Day 

    I sure miss Cara’s violin & fiddle playing!


    Heard_it_LoveSong-Cara                                                                                                    …Can’t be wrong

    • Jamie Lehew 12:11 PM on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I sure miss it too! Even though she always picked on me for choosing to play viola 😉 God bless!!

      • Steve Young 12:15 PM on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I love the viola! Are you still playing it? And, being a percussionist, she really gave me a hard time too!

  • Steve Young 8:30 AM on December 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    December 2017 Newsletter by Steve Young 

    Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter by Steve Young. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

    Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends December 2017 Newsletter  

    Steve Young’s December 2017 Newsletter

    If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

    A free report to find the value of my home or property

    Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR®.
    Sincerely yours,
    Steve Young
    RE/MAX Associates
    4105 S Bowen Rd Arlington TX 76016


  • Steve Young 7:55 AM on December 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    Please don’t forget those that might be in need at this time of year, physical, mental and Spiritual! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Isaiah 7:14   Isaiah 9:6

  • Steve Young 10:18 AM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Come Out & Enjoy a Free Christmas Concert by the Brazos Chamber Orchestra! 

    The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, a nonprofit organization, was founded in the fall of 1998.  The BCO is in its 19th year of free concerts.

    Christmas Poster 2017

    3 convenient locations to come and listen to some great Christmas music!

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