Your income is only one of the factors when purchasing a home. Lenders will also look at your credit. If you would like I have an excellent lender you could speak with to see if you qualify. You can contact via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone @ 254-640-4371... more
The tax rate will vary from area to area. In a general area, 2 factors are typically the same. School and County tax rates will be the same over a wide area.
The big difference is the water or MUD tax rate. If the home is a newer area, say like Shadow Creek Ranch, the water system is newer and the bonds to pay for them are higher, thus a higher tax rate for the MUD. As they build more homes, the rate might go down slightly, but still pretty high. This is the price you pay to be in a newer community.
If your looking for a lower tax rate, typically stay in older neighborhoods where those bonds were created 20 to 30 years ago at a much lower rate. Also within the city of Pearland itself might be a little less expensive on the water portion of your tax bill. Or finally, in a community with no water tax as well. Typically this would be an area that draws water from a well and you have a septic system for sewer. Realtors have ways to search for these types of communities.
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It depends on the lease terms you signed with your landlord. Some require all that you've mentioned, a separate credit check and deposit. Others will just let you work it out yourself. Since it would be your credit on the line, you can choose to check the credit of the subletter or not, if you feel comfortable with that person. In that case, anytime the subletter defaults or walks away, you'll have to cover the difference.... more
I use to live in the Houston area (Sugar Land) and I know at that time HAR was directly linked to the local MLS information. The listing found on Trulia are manually added, updated and status changed by the agent(s) responsible for them. That may have slipped by the agent. IF the house is showing SOLD on HAR you can probably count on it as being sold (about 99% correct). HOWEVER, the house may have come back on the market. Could this be a possibility?
You can also check the appraisal district that the house falls in and do an address search to find out the history on the property. Most county's have the capability to show the transaction history on the property EVEN if it did not sell through a Realtor.
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