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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
I am looking for a good landscape service for my residence in central Austin. Can anyone recommend a good landscaper?
I am looking for someone as well. I think that it would make a big difference for me. I want to add some more curb appeal to my home. http://www.landscapesnw.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Design & Decor in 78702
Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Carlie Strickland answered:
condo vs townhouse vs house in listing
It does need to be listed as a condo, if this is the legal description of the property. Even if it is a site condo and you own all of it, including the roof and walls, the land ownershi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Selling in 78702
JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
Advice in the 78702 area .... small lot.
Ray, The first two things you need to do are find out if this lot will work for what you are looking to do, and make sure it is not too small or has heritage trees, etc., and also get p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Home Buying in 78702
Tim Sweeney, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tim Sweeney answered:
I own an old house near the lake in the Chicon neighborhood and would like to tear it down & re-build a brand new home on the lot. Where do I?
you can put in an application for a demolition permit, it requires your notarized signature and a tax certificate showing the taxes have been paid, the tax cert costs $10 and it should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 22, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 78702
Lora Herring, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Lora Herring answered:
Is it possible to get a direct loan from the VA?
John, I didn't say brokers have better rates, I was trying to state that going to the bank instead of a broker does not always save you money. This has been my experience over man ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 9, 2011 Financing in 78702
Randy Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Randy Stevens answered:
I am trying to buy my first home. I have paid off my dept. and my FICO score is 554 my loan officer said if my Sallie Mae loan accepts to change the
Lou:

A cool place to go to for testing different scenarios about your credit and how it will affect your score: www.creditkarma.com. You can enter certain scenarios like getting a n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 27, 2009 Home Buying in 78702
Seller Finan…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Seller Financing Specialist answered:
I am trying to buy my first home. I have a credit score of 720, and 20% to put down on the house. The only problem is, I am currently in College so I
Hi Gabe,

Not sure if you're still shopping. You can always consider purchasing an owner financed home. I'm an investor that specializes in selling owner financed homes to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 18, 2009 Home Buying in 78702
Steve Fergus…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Steve Ferguson answered:
Must 203K qualifying property be at least a year old? If so, are there similar loans w/o that requirement?
I want to clarify my previous answer as many new homes do qualify for this program. Here are the exact words regarding the FHA 203K loan from FHA guidelines:

"Purchase and rehabilit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2009 Financing in 78702
Amanita, Home Buyer in 78702
Amanita asked:
Is there a hard money lender looking to invest in a residential loan this week? I am interested in purchasing a very attractive residential property in east Austin but because I am a business owner and my business didn't have revenue last year I can't qualified for…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Buying in 78702
Joe Salcedo, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Joe Salcedo answered:
I need a hard money lender to buy a house in east Austin, can someone help?
Good Morning Neith,


I do not think the investor can lend you this kind of money, they are interested on
55 to 60 loan to value if you owned a property they will give it to you. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Home Buying in 78702
Buyers House…, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Buyers House Realty answered:
Any Realtor out there in AUSTIN TEXAS want to find me a killer foreclosure, short or distress sale DOWNTOWN!?
Are you still in search of a good deal in DT Austin? I also moved from Florida to Austin, so I can relate to your search. I am an online real estate broker specializing in working wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2009 Home Buying in 78702
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
are conventional loans still available for acquisition/rehab of residential property?
Dear CC,
Nick tol me you called. I hope this loan works out for you. Please give me a shout if I may be of further assistance.
Sincerely,
Betina
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 24, 2009 Financing in 78702
Robert H. Ne…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Robert H. Nelson answered:
Financing for land/contruction
Construction loans, like other loans, are factored heavily by the borrowers credit score. You will probably find financing in the upper 6's to low 7's This type of financing is a bit ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2009 Financing in 78702
CC, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
CC answered:
Is it worth buying a lot 0.25 acres in 78702 to build 2000sqf house, are there many or any restrictions?
Voy,
I agree with the answers supplied. From a land use perspective, one thing to keep in mind are the provisions allowed for small lot development in this area, so you may not need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 6, 2009 Home Buying in 78702
Tammy Young, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tammy Young answered:
A rather naive question, but I'm really considering a single family residence in East Austin of downtown. I
Hi. I am a real estate agent as well as East Austin home owner...and I also have two small children. I have been living in East Austin for 2 years...and I have seen a drastic change i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2008 Home Buying in 78702
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
i am buying property at east austin,tx
Dear Samir,
Buying in East Austin should not be too daunting. Stay as close to downtown as you can and you should see a return on your investment sooner. Land may be harder to quailify ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Home Buying in 78702
Carol Ann Pe…, Real Estate Pro in 97107
Carol Ann Pease answered:
New Build Costs
$65.00 per square foot is very very low end. Have you checked out the builder? Would you really want to live there? Do you already own the land? That will add substantial cost to yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2008 General Area in 78702
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
How much can I expect to spend for a vacant lot in E. Austin?
Buy that lot as quickly as you can. I've sold oer $14mil in that neighborhood. Its a gold mine with appreciation stats of 19%+ last year.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2008 Home Buying in 78702
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
I work in Cedar Park, but we are looking to move in closer to the city and looking at East Austin
This question sould probably be asked "wha are the best deals in East austin between the price range of X-Y" That way we could point you to those areas that I think represent a better a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 26, 2008 Quality of Life in 78702
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