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Ranee Bray, Real Estate Pro in 78613
Ranee Bray answered:
My neighbor's tree is overgrowing into my backyard, who is responsible to cut the overgrowing part of the tree in my back?
The branches over your yard would be your responsibility to trim. However, you must take care in doing so. You don't want to damage the tree itself. This is a situation of "nuisance" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 30, 2014 Home Selling in 78729
Katherine, Real Estate Pro in 78748
Katherine answered:
how many months rent to pay to avoid a credit check?
If you rent from an individual then it would vary by case but if you rent from a property management firm or a Realtor they are bound by law to treat each person equally and therefore i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 8, 2014 General Area in 78729
Tom Burris, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tom Burris answered:
C-score is 609. No personal loans/write-offs/repos/bankruptcy. make $23k/yr. 3 past due bills of $760. Where can I be approved as 1st time buyer?
We have programs down to 600....
Charge-offs/collections aren't a big issue as long as you have some good credit to offset.

Call me if you would like to talk about your deal. Or I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Financing in 78729
John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Crowe answered:
I have a 510 credit score. I am about 10 k debt and have a repo from 4 years ago. No credit. Are there any lenders that will consider a home loan?
Hi, Missfeary.
I like the response below - blunt, to the point. You are much better off focusing on the things you can do today to improve your credit for tomorrow than looking for a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Financing in 78729
JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
Bad Credit Construction Loan with 50% down?
kelligory, If you would like to give me a call early next week anytime between 11 AM and 7 PM, we could talk to a little further and see if I may have a lender who can help finance you, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Financing in 78729
Guy Gimenez…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Guy Gimenez ABR, CRS, GRI answered:
Can selller(in this case Bank) prepone the closing date, after the house is in contract?
If you have a valid contract in hand, keep in mind that banks do not care what the purchase contract states because banks are not parties to the agreement, and as such they will do as t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in 78729
Le Green Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Le Green Schubert answered:
How do I make my home buy contract expire after 4 days from when I submit it?
I really appreciate seeing Tim Sweeney making the point that an agent representing the seller musr tell the seller anything you say that will help the seller make more money from the sa ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Home Buying in 78729
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
we bought a duplex house dec.3/2009 we are two individual taxpayer 50/50 share on properties are we entitle for tax rebates for 8000, each ??
See your CPA....

If this was an investment property, probably neither of you qualified for the tax rebate. If I remember correctly it was for owner occupied properties only.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 31, 2011 Home Buying in 78729
Robert H. Ne…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Robert H. Nelson answered:
First time home buyer debating if purchasing a single family house or duplex makes more sense. What are the pros and cons?
Mike,

It looks like a lot of guidance has come forth from my peers. I see that you have more questions (and probably many more not listed here) Regarding down payments: You will need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 24, 2009 Home Buying in 78729
Josh Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Josh Thomas answered:
What are the chances for a person with bad credit to buy a home in Los Indios section of Austin?
Hey there,
I see that Steve Ferguson has replied. He is a great resource for getting your qualification questions answered. If you're looking to see where you stand, definitely co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Financing in 78729
T.E. Sumner, Real Estate Pro in Rockwall, TX
T.E. Sumner answered:
How do husband, wife, daughter, and fiancee be vested/listed in titly?
You really need to consult a California attorney about this. The laws are different in every state, and even though both Texas and California have community property, the common law ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 Home Buying in 78729
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
How can I find vesting on title for an child heir after a parent death?
No one can render an opinion unless full documents are reviewed with research. You will have to obtain an attorney in state where the property is located. Sorry to hear about this.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 7, 2009 General Area in 78729
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
We own a duplex and want to sell one side only. Would converting it to a condo or townhome be a better?
Prior to doing any further time invested you need to contact the city for anytime of conversion from a duplex to condo or townhome. Without city approval you can exhaust all of time an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2009 Home Selling in 78729
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Is 9802 Queensland 78729 still on the market?
Dear John,
Temporarily withdrawing a property from the MLS this time of year is quite normal. Most potential buyers would rather not move between Thanksgiving and Valentines day. Also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2008 Home Buying in 78729
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Selling a house on marimba trail, 78729
Dear Khajistha,
Your home is in a central/north location that will appeal to buyers. You need to do your homework: go look at your competition, what are they doing that catches YOUR ey ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2008 Home Selling in 78729
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
I need a referral for a general contractor to fix up a house. Any recommendations?
Dear UT Horn,
You might want to check out any potential services with www.AngiesList.com and the Austin Better Business Buerau. Make sure you find someone that communicates well and a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in 78729
Brian Eddins, Real Estate Pro in Norman, OK
Brian Eddins answered:
crime rate in 78729. Turtle Rock and Abney
the best way to find out is to go to the austin police department website. http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/police/historicalcrimeinfo.htm
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2008 Crime & Safety in 78729
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