I have a few places that I think that may be of interest to you, but I would need more information such as what price range, number of bedrooms, pets, and length of lease to provide you with an accurate listing. If you feel comfortable giving me that information I can send you a list of homes to choose from. Also if you contact me please be sure to make a note of when you are looking to move.
Typically application fee is non refundable. The security deposit; however, may or may not be refundable as it depends on the stage of the application, and typically the security deposit is what holds the property. If she's not responding then I would say try contacting her broker and if you can't find her office address and her name then this could be fraud.
In the future I would suggest working with a realtor to represent you as a tenant. It is at no cost to you and you have someone looking after you.
Best of luck,
Susie Kay, RealtorÂ®
GRI, CHMS, SFR
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240
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I would recommend that you look at a single family home over both. But if you only want to choose between the townhouse or condo I would recommend the townhouse.
The resale value on town homes is much better than a condo and the type of tenant you attract will be a little better. Condo typically decline in value quickly are harder to sell and are too much like apartments for a lot of renters.
You will need to keep on top of what the market rent is in the area because you will have HOAs on top of your mortgage payment and is some cases that can turn a positive cashflow scenario sour.
I suggest looking into an investment group on meetup.com in your area before proceeding. This will give you help on finding great ideas for investing in real estate.
The Michael Group
If you signed the most commonly used broker representation agreement in Texas, it states your broker will first seek compensation from the seller but that if the seller fails or refuses to pay, the broker may seek compensation directly from you. Few brokers would force the issue but they could IF you signed this agreement without striking any portions of the standardized language.
So, the short answer is YES...if you signed this agreement. But from a practical standpoint, I don't see the brokerage pushing the issue...just wouldn't be good for business.... more
There should be a three phase inspection of new construction. First, the foundation should be inspected. This includes pre-pour foundation, form placement, slab utilities rough-in final, vapor barrier & tendons/steel placement.
It should be inspected again before the sheet rock is put on. This part of the inspection looks at framing, fastening schedule, flashings, roofing, windows, electrical, plumbing & gas utilities, insulation verification, and a/c duct work.
Finally, the house should be inspected again when all the construction is complete.... more
It is always best to speak to an attorney about these issues. This is a legal question. It is always best in my opinion to use an attorney to represent you as a buyer in any real estate matter. Thanks Nick... more
An option period is not required by law. Builders never use them because most of their contracts are written in their favor by putting tons of protections for them and none for you. You can request to add language that would allow inspection time into their special provisions section. I would definately get an inspection.... more