If your looking for something in the Austin area not exactly in Austin you may want to look into a Rural Area Loan. They will get you to a lender and help you with every thing you need. I've been working with AmeriPro Home Loan the phone # is 512-583-5481. Ameripro also does FHA loans they will help you get your credit score up.
Here's the link http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do.... more
The first step you should make is to contact a local real estate professional in that area. He/she will be able to help you find a suitable property to build your home. Also, they can put you in contact with a local builder who can give you building costs, etc. Good Luck!!... more
HI. Trulia CAN be a good place to start looking but it isn't always very accurate. If you would like to tell me what you are looking for in the Long Beach area and your price point, it would be my pleasure to help you!!!... more
Trulia pulls listings from the MLS. If the property is rented and no longer available, the link will be inactive. I do not believe that they are removed for any of the reasons you mentioned. You just happened to run across a property that is no longer available and just has not been updated.... more
You can contact the local law enforcement agency for that area and they should be able to give you information on crime rate. Also, here is a link from City Data that should help answer some of your questions. Good Luck!! http://www.city-data.com/city/Egg-Harbor-City-New-Jersey.html... more
I look for houses with problems, confident that I can repair them and get paid nicely for the result. Quick fix and "flip" has not worked for me. The cost of acquisition and sale are both a serious burden. I prefer to renovate, rent, manage and wait for appreciation. This method has worked nicely for me. I focus on older houses serving the lower quartile of the rental market, where the high cost of perfection is not essential, and the location is in close proximity to a large pool of employed workers. Dad called this my "cookie cutter", because it regularly stamped out "dough". Make sure the location is right, and the building has serious enough problems to warrant a good discount going in. And be super cautious in this uncertain economy. Don't over-improve your close comparables. And learn the rules of legal appraisal. Winning gamblers don't play games where they don't know the rules. If this is a first house, buy one big enough to finish it as two separate living spaces, if zoning permits that. Live in one half and fix up the 2nd half, and get it rented quickly so you're not paying the mortgage all by yourself. Then renovate the half you live in on a more relaxed schedule - if your family can tolerate the inconvenience. Then relocate and repeat, owning a fully rented duplex in a predominantly single family area. If you are an investor / renovator, you can contact me for collaboration. Good luck.... more
I have three and 2 work okay. The third I have over 150 homes in it and it never loads. I get the placeholders but they are blank/purple. Get script errors sometimes too. Tried it in Firefox, Waterfox, Chrome and IE 10. Same thing in all.... more