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Are you getting a good deal?

Everybody wants a deal! We all want to save money and cut costs, but what are you willing to cut out of your home to save money? Will it really save you money in the long run? We recently met with a man in Goliad, Texas that is selling a beautiful double wide that is barely a year old! Why is he selling? This isn't the type of story we like to share, but you need to know what you are buying. Take time to educate yourself and learn about what you are buying.


What are we waiting on?

Why does this process take time? What kind of timeline can you expect? Read our latest blog post and see answers to some of our most common questions. We do all we can to expedite the home buying process and we want you to understand what we are waiting on.


Marty's FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes 1. Does the home have to be on a Permanent Foundation? A.  No it does not.This allows Financing for homes on rented land, in parks, or on family land. 2. Do you have to have Insurance on the home?   B. Yes! If the home is being financed with a bank or lending institution then yes you must have insurance on the home. 3. Do I have to get any permits?   C. Yes! As in any ...


3 Things to Consider When Buying A Home

3 Things to Consider When Buying a HomeHouse hunting can be an overwhelming process!! We all start in the same place, we need a place to live! After the pre-approval is done and we are ready to buy, the real fun starts! Shopping!! House hunting can be an exciting time, but also one that is stressful and lengthy. Here are a few tips to help you narrow your search. 1. Square footage and layout. How ...


The A-1 Homes Difference

The A-1 Homes Difference  Have you seen us refer to the A-1 Homes Difference? We wanted to take a moment to explain this "slogan" and what we mean.  A-1 Homes is not your typical "big-box" sales center. Each A-1 Homes location has a local owner/operator that is partnered with ICA. Having a local owner makes a huge difference in the way each location is run.  In Victoria, A-1 Homes is locally owned by Jason Calkins. Jason took over ...


The Rest of the Story...

"In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these." Paul Harvey I always loved listening to Paul Harvey. His stories with the endings that were not expected, wonderful, heart warming, funny. Every story has it's ups and downs. Ours is no different.


Hats off To The Working Folks

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


...Wait Longer

“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood I figured I would let Haruki say it for me... I'm trying to embrace his words... might be too late for me... Read on...


Home Delivery!

The day we have been awaiting has arrived! The house is going to be delivered to our land! Let the excitement begin...


The Excrutiating Art of Patience

Have you ever noticed that we are always waiting for something? Waiting for events. Waiting for people. Waiting in line. Waiting to hear from someone. Waiting to go on vacation. Waiting to have surgery. Waiting...waiting...waiting... “Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you've already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.” ― Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister


Under Construction

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Papers, Papers Everywhere!

So we have decided to move forward and have chosen a home and have submitted applications to several lenders. Now comes more decisions and more paperwork. Going in there are all kinds of forms that have to be signed. It seems like a lot but these forms are designed to protect both the buyer, the seller and the lender. It's a good idea to read and understand the purpose of this paperwork. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't understand, ask again!


Houses, Houses, Houses!

Beyond deciding to buy, the biggest decision you will make is what house you are going to buy. This is going to be home for years to come. In our case, it will be the home we hope to retire in.