generally speaking when looking at changing the exterior look of a home in an Home Owner Association, Owners will have to get the approval for any change on the exterior facade that will alter the builder's architectural vision.
You can certainly add bed flowers, lighting, etc.
The builder's architect and design's project for the subdivision are approved by the city and reflects the intentions of offering a nice looking subdivision, inspired by the designers.
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Lara, you should plan on a minimum of about $100 per square foot plus the cost of the lot. The sky is the limit on the high end, but it's hard to build for much less than $100/sf on the low end.
Try to control changes. Builders often charge a fee for changes and they can often be the cause of costly budget problems. No house is perfect, so if you have a budget, you should plan on some compromises along the way.
The price is largely dependent upon what you want to build. Granite and tile will cost more than laminates and wood floors cost more than carpet floors. You can control your budget by building a style of home that is common to the area, as the local builders will be more familiar with it.
Another option is to buy a spec home from a builder. They are doing inventory reduction around this time of year and if you buy one that they have on the ground or near completion, you can often get a pretty good discount from the listed price.
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Try to see if you can qualify for a "Down Payment Assistance Grant". With a 4% or 5% Grant/gift issued by a Texas housing corporation, you may be able to buy a home with little to no money out of pocket. To qualify, your credit must be a 640, your income must be $84000 or less and the maximum purchase price is $260,000. If you can qualify for an FHA loan, you may be able to qualify for down-payment assistance.
Please feel free to reach out to me, to discuss what programs and rates are available and to find out if you can qualify. There are many programs and each program has its unique qualifiers...
Now is a great time to buy! Rates are historically low and appreciation is on the rise. The house you like today may have a higher purchase price and higher carrying costs next year.
Good luck with your purchase and best regards!!
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I am sure there is a place for you out there. Some areas in East round rock usually cheaper and you may find some rental with good landlord that can help you. I do leases for a property management, and the he is great to deal with. Call me and let me see if I can get you in one of his rental. I have to talk to you and be clear on several things before I promise you anything. 512-541-5634. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck... more
Unfortunately you can't just back out of a contract. Depending on where you are in the process, the buyer may be able to back out if you're still in the option period, but you are locked in the deal. There are consequences if you back out of the deal now and none of them are pretty for you. Talk with your agent first. if you don't have one, call one, or me, I'd be happy to see if there's anything you can do.
This is just an opinion so take it as such.
I would buy something not too expensive and live there until it's time to leave then consider either selling or renting it. If you rent something now, you'll be paying more per month for less house and at the mercy of the landlord should they decide to increase the rent beyond what you want to pay. Appreciation in the area is typically around 2.7% per year even though it is currently higher. after 5 years, you'll be looking typically at an increase of around 13.5%.
If you rent, then your rent will usually go up around 3-5% per year but won't recoup any of that money when you leave. It does give you a little more flexibility but you'll still be expected to finish out your lease.
Just my 2 cents worth. Let me know if I can help.
I am a wholesale mortgage broker and work with many different lenders at the wholesale level and can always get my clients the very best deal as far as the rate and fees are considered. I have done loans for branch managers and employees at Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Are you looking for construction to perm financing? That is what it sounds like form your question.
Please feel free to call or email me to discuss further if you like.
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On the occasions that I have been in this area viewing homes I have found it to be a fairly quiet neighborhood. However, what I find to be quiet you may not. I always suggest to clients that they take a drive through an area or neighborhood that they are interested in to "get a feel for it".... more
Can You Afford to Buy a House? Rental prices in the Central Texas Market are going up and up. Central Texas is one of the few markets where it is on average more cost effective to buy than rent.
Yes, there are other locations in Round Rock and Pflugerville. There are also Assisted Living facilities in case it will be need it. That certainly will be more convenient than "Sun City" in Georgetown.
I will be happy to help you when the time comes and at your convenience.
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