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Ryan Bares, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ryan Bares answered:
We are selling our home and under contract. What if appraisal comes in low and buyer won't pay and option period has ended? Options? Rights?
If there is a third party financing addendum, appraisal would be an underwriting condition. Buyer can walk away if it doesn't appraise.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2014 Home Buying in 78759
☆ Kelly Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Remote, OR
☆ Kelly Fest ☆ answered:
Homeowner having both a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy & Foreclosure history
There is a new FHA program that allows to you to finance a home one year out of bankruptcy. You must have lost a job in the last 5 years and the BK must be due to job loss. Give me a ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 17, 2013 Financing in 78759
Roxanne Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Roxanne Kahn answered:
Can real estate agent ask for $2000.00 cash to lower house sale to appraised value?
I would recommend asking the sellers to come down $2000 in price, or contribute $2000 more to closing costs (if applicable - you'll want to talk to your lender to see if that is even a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
Roxanne Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Roxanne Kahn answered:
I put in an offer, giving full asking price/everything that they asked for in the listing; they countered asking for a higher price? legal?
It is legal, and with the way the market is right now I'm not too surprised. They better hope the property appraises at that higher price! I just had a situation where the appraisal cam ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
Janna Scharf, Real Estate Pro in Coeur D Alene, ID
Janna Scharf answered:
Hi all, how are 2 appraisals so different on the same house?
What I wonder is if they were standard appraisals, or perhaps Broker Price Opinions, or perhaps refinance appraisals. The guidelines and quality will vary between types. Appraisers ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
Lara Pavanel…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Lara Pavanelli answered:
FHA loan and 7 days from closing. Lender asked for 2nd appraisal. First one came in at listing price (430k), 2nd one - at 406k. app. went out of area
My first question is: who is your lender? Doesn't sound like he/she knows what they're doing!
Please call me I have a great one to refer you to!
Warm regards, larapavanelli.realtor@g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
atxblueskies, Home Buyer in Austin, TX
atxblueskies answered:
Why have HOAs become so tyrannical? We can't believe some of the oppressive rules along with high monthly/annual fees.
HOA sucks. I don't care about the so call amenities. Most houses in my neighborhood already have large yards and pools. There is just this little area near the entrance into the sub ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in 78759
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Can I find out how many days my home was on the market prior to us buying it? I have asked the realtor who was selling it but she lied!
Dear Rubyshoesday,
If you give me the address I will gladly share the Days on The Market before closing. I have lived and worked in the coveted '59 for many years.
Sincerely,
Betina
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 14, 2012 Home Selling in 78759
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
House showing question
Dear Joe,
You need to read the lease to see what was specified. 24 hours notice to show should be sufficent. You are the Landlord and she is only the tenant, therefore you make the rul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 5, 2012 Rentals in 78759
Guy Gimenez…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Guy Gimenez ABR, CRS, GRI answered:
Can I let my father take over my house payments? I only owe about $70,000
Question was posted more than 3 months ago.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in 78759
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
how much is the cost for home insurance in crestline ca?
Insurance is based on value of the home, and personal content. Recommend contacting an insurance agent direct

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Mi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 10, 2011 Home Buying in 78759
Zee Denny, Real Estate Pro in 78701
Zee Denny answered:
A potential tenant back off.What to do?
As Property Managers, although the potential tenant really disappointed you by going back on her word, in our experience it's best to continue on to the next applicant, refund the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Rentals in 78759
1st Zero-Emi…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
1st Zero-Emissions Realtor answered:
What does a single digit NTN(national tenant network) decision score mean?
I am unfamiliar and I can only recommend you reach out directly to where you received this report. There should be a contact number as to where you can get some clarification.

I al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 17, 2010 For Rent in 78759
Julie, Real Estate Pro in 78759
Julie answered:
multiple offers for house to rent.How to pick?
Kevin,Thanks for the help.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 10, 2010 For Rent in 78759
Nell Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Nell Hanson answered:
I have a home for rent.How much do I need to pay the realtor to represent me and the realtor who represent the renter?
My office is in 78759. We specialize in leasing properties at JB Goodwin Realtors. Call me for advice on leasing your home. Nell Hanson licensed Realtor in the State of Texas 512-426 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 4, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 78759
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Voices Member answered:
How fast do you update the information in this web side ?, for example the changes in the price of the listed houses. Thank you.
Helena, I am one of the Directors of the Austin MLS system. I know that Trulia uses a copy of the database, so it can get out of sync with the actual online database of the MLS system. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 13, 2010 Home Buying in 78759
Joan Klausner, Real Estate Pro in 78759
Joan Klausner answered:
The appraisal came in $11K lower than we were financing.
Longing for the day when fair market value was determined by what a buyer would offer and what a seller would agree to?? Has over-regulation "over-corrected" for a few len ... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed May 12, 2010 Financing in 78759
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Since all the recent rains, can we again operate our recirculating water fountains? billbrewer@austin.rr.com
Dear Bill,
I am not sure if your still worried about this issue, but the restrictions are now over. Thank you for being concerned about the issue and doing your part to help austin con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 22, 2010 Quality of Life in 78759
Richard Heath, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Richard Heath answered:
If you are making an FHA loan and the appraisal comes in less than the agreed price can the seller request another appraisal for the house?
Hi Kate,

I used to live in 78759. Great neighborhoods.

OK. Rudy from MI is right. FHA appraisels stick with the house. Conventional, you can order (and pay) for another appr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Financing in 78759
Jared West, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jared West answered:
GreatHills (1980s built) vs. AveryRanch (2000s built) both around $300K. Which is a better buy? Thanks!
I had to make the same decision a few years ago...It all depends on which side of Parmer Lane your on in Avery Ranch. Partners in Building, Drees, Wilshire Homes and Morrison Homes (no ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 21, 2010 Foreclosure in 78759
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