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First Time Real Estate Home Buyers and Loan in The Woodlands ~ Shenandoah, Texas, REMAX REALTOR

First Time Real Estate Home Buyers Loan in The Woodlands ~ Shenandoah, Texas, REMAX REALTOR

I had the priviledge of working with First Time Home Buyers in The Woodlands / Shenandoah, Texas!

They had relocated here from Colorado and were looking for something with a POOL!  Not a lot of options but staying within the budget we found a gorgeous, updated home, with a pool and a hot tub!

First of all we started with the LOAN PROCESS:

As a first time HOME BUYER you may feel a little overwhelmed with the entire process of buying your first home!  You need all the information and resources necessary to give you the confidence and financial help needed to make the dream of buying your first home become Real!!!!!!! The more you know about the home buying process, the more likely you will be able to purchase the home of your dreams. For instance, the largest hurdle most first time home buyers face is saving the funds necessary for a down payment. Did you know that nearly every state has a program to help first time home buyers with the down payment? Some of that help is in the form of outright gifts: grants that never have to be repaid. In addition to state programs, there are also Federal programs available. I want you to be able to buy your first house and enjoy all the wonderful benefits that home ownership brings. 

Here are a few Mortgage Brokers that I HIGHLY recommend:

Alan Bailey, Manager of Network Funding:  (281)895-9960  .. Alan handled these first time home buyers with a WONDERFUL AND SMOOTH LOAN ...

Saundra Capps, Mortgage Broker and specialist:  (936)760-9766

The CLOSING went smoothly and the sellers were so easy to work with!!!!!!!!!

 I had to take a picture of the buyers driving into their driveway for the FIRST time ...

This was a very, very HAPPY moment ...

Holding the keys to their NEW HOME in Shenandoah, Texas!

SOLD ..........

OK, so we had to settle for an Eskimo kiss ... (she had a cold)


There is a WONDERFUL JOY with your first HOME purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to help you find your FIRST HOME in The Woodlands & Shenandoah, Texas!

I'm adding the buyers comment after my article (of course I'm a bit teary adding this into this article , I wish everyone was like them!)

"As the first time home buyer in the picture above, I can not express enough gratitude towards Pippa!!!!!  Although both my husband and I are working, we chose to look at houses that we could afford on just one income.  We had 3 other agents, prior to Pippa, who kept pushing us to look at houses that were in our 2 income range.  Not Pippa!!!!  She honored our request and never pushed us to look at anything outside of whatever range we chose.  She was a FANTASTIC listener and brought us only to houses that met our criteria.  She is so HUMBLE to say that all we wanted was a pool!  She helped us to think about those things that were truly important to my husband and I.  Pippa was able to match us to our first home dream.

She treated us as if we were one of her family members and continues to do so!!!!!  I would not hesitate for 1 millisecond to recommend Pippa as a real estate agent!  All I can say (tears welling up) is THANK-YOU Pippa!!!!!!!!!!!"


The Woodlands



  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
  • Click here to see a video of "The Woodlands"



Comment balloon 17 commentsPippa Mac • January 09 2009 02:23PM


Hi Pippa,

What a fun and exciting post! I really like the photo play-by-play!

Don't forget me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC!"



(949) 753-7900

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Michael .. it was a lot of fun taking pictures of some of the HAPPIEST MOMENTS of their life!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

Pippa:  What a great story to tell through your pictures.  With the looks of happiness on their faces... these pictures are definitely worth thousands and thousands of words.  Great presentation.  Congratulations !  By the way... what was the price of the home ?

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 10 years ago

Pippa - I work with a lot of first-time homebuyers.  They really are a joy to work with!   :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Congrats on the sale Pippa...nothing better than seeing a happy client with a sold sign in hand:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

Karen,  it ended up selling for $171,000 ... a fantastic DEAL for The Woodlands area!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

Debi ... they were such a JOY!!!!!!!!!!!  I love seeing such happiness .. it is priceless!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

Bill ... The "SOLD" sign is the best thing out there!!!!!!!!!!  pippa

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

Oh yeah ... I'm kind of having a hard time not crying on this one!  We started 5 months earlier and they didn't find their "dream home" right away.  I thought they had dissapeared but they emailed one day that they had found a few homes that met their criteria ... I guess it pays to LISTEN to your clients!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know when "baby" is on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

What a sweet story and pics AND a great testimonial to boot!! You rock PIPPA!!  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) almost 10 years ago

Oh Kristin .. this is a happy, happy moment!!!!!!!


Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

What a great story, Pippa and some obviously very happy buyers!  Congrats to you all on a successful sale.

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) almost 10 years ago

I am so glad to see you back posting and this is a gem! I do not often work with first timers but it's obvious that these two were happy as clams! It's a great feeling to help others and they will probably be a good source for future business too!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

A really nice documentation of the buyers "new house"......

Posted by Pat Tasker, Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI) (Shorewest Realtors) almost 10 years ago

I always liked the picture at title company.... 

Why didn't you have the loan officer take the pic so you could be in it?!?!?!?!


Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) almost 10 years ago

Hi Pippa, I so enjoyed this post!  The pictures were great - and I love happy endings!  Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) almost 10 years ago

Pippa, thanks for the great post, it is such an inspiration!  It is also a great marketing piece.  Thanks for sharing their excitement with us in such a way that we almost could feel like we participated.



Posted by Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections, Experience the IHI Difference (IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581) almost 10 years ago