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Douglas Goff, Real Estate Pro in 78751
Douglas Goff answered:
I would like to buy a townhome or condo but I am not able to right now. What is the process of renting to own?
Generally not a common practice in TX. Please contact a TX licensed Real Estate Attorney. As TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) advises all legal questions be referred to a licensed p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Stephen B. M…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Stephen B. Mcclain answered:
Buying a house outright versus renting cost effectiveness for 50 couple w/one teen, in Austin?
Good day to you Ruthe,

Thank you for the opportunity to answer an age ol' question. Actually your question is two- fold. Your specific question as it relates to property ownership a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Voices Member,  in Austin, TX
Voices Member answered:
is there a demand for new condo's in the west campus area and what would be the cost to build in austin?
Always a demand in West Campus. $70+/SF.

Now, what you build will determine the demand. Are you building something janky, but with all the modern amenities students enjoy, and at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in 85718
Spirit Messingham answered:
rent or buy in Austin, texas
You will get a lot of answers and opinions from agents and realtors. I would also suggest you speak with a CPA for tax ramifications of owning a home, as you can "write off" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2011 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Buyers House…, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Buyers House Realty answered:
rent or buy in Austin, texas
Charlie,

Hello. Decisions, decisions.... Well of course there are some obvious adnamtages to buying. 1. Protection against rent increases. 2. Tax benefits. 3. Equity. 4. Your n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Young couple with 6-month old looking to relocate to Austin area from San Francisco, CA.
Dear Acsura,
I just wanted to check back with you and see if your any closer to your relocation to Austin. It has been three months since your initial question. Have you gotten the ans ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 5, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
On an apartment conversion what percent needs to be owner occupied for them to inforce their own rules?
Shawn,

You need to check the HOA documents. It will be clearly laid out in this documents when the HOA will take over from the developer.

This is a great question....and an impo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2009 Rent vs Buy in Austin
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