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Jerry Johnst…, Real Estate Pro in 77356
Jerry Johnston answered:
Does anyone have any new Condominium listings for Lease coming up?
Yes, Although I am not the listing agent, but the leasee. It is located at 3330 Lake Island Drive Montgomery, Texas 77356. It is managed by the em wonderful folks at Precision Realty Ma ... more
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Homebuyinggu…, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Homebuyingguy03 asked:
Any lender well versed in USDA as a take out loan for new construction? The person at the USDA office told me direct that USDA isnt a loan to draw on but instead an interim loan can be used for construction and then USDA can be used as a take out loan to pay…
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Amortgageadv…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
If you have been recently looking for a home loan in Houston you may have experienced some challenges with the approval process. Having bad credit is a burden but it shouldn't keep you from owning a home.… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 1:20am by Amortgageadvisor.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Karen Sherri…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Karen Sherrill answered:
My family and I are a military family and both have military service. What is the process for purchasing a home?
As the day gets closer to returning to Houston, you can think more seriously. I agree it wouldn't hurt to connect with a lender now to see if your credit is in order as the two years o ... more
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Kevan Pewitt, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Kevan Pewitt – Broker Houston Prime Realty This month I have moved up in to the top 10 real estate agents in Houston, TX ranked on Trulia.com.  There are currently 7,191 real estate agents listed on… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Kevan Pewitt General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Sugar Land, TX
Sahar Samadian answered:
What are some downsides to putting down less than 20%? I would be able to do 10%, but 20% I would have to wait longer.
Hello,

There are many different forms of financing. The conventional route is 20% down for 80% loan. If you choose to put less down, you may be subject to a higher interest rate, and ... more
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Lender - Al…, Real Estate Pro in 77069
With many areas in the Houston(TX) area at LESS than 2 months' inventory - there is a little known  secrect for keeping the Buyer interested: suggest that they consider a Renovation 1st purchase mortgage.… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Lender - Al Rodenburg Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Chris Hazlew…, Real Estate Pro in Johns Creek, GA
Chris Hazlewood answered:
I read in order to qualify for Va; VA lender want debt to income ratio should be at 43%.
We have no cap on Debt to Income with VA. We currently have VA purchases being approved at well over 50% DTI. You must have a credit score above 620 and the VA automated approval must p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Don Groff answered:
If the appraisal comes in lower than the sales price can I still get a loan for the sale price on an FHA loan?
You will need to either come up with the extra money to cover the difference. This is in addition to your down payment and closing costs or you can try to get the seller to come down in ... more
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Martin Alcala, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Martin Alcala answered:
Relocation help!!!!
Dear Future Houstonian,

Our city is diverse and the job market is hot. I understand the home buying process can be confusing at times. I arrived to Houston 22 years ago, and we only ... more
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Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
I would a 1 or 2 bedroom smaller place with garage for one person in westchase, woodlake,galleria, sw houston. tx area
Tiff ...

Please let me know what your budget is. Do you have any pets, do you smoke, are your credit, employment and rental histories at least satisfactory?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
I closed on my house 1/31/14. Should I file for homestead exemption this year?
You should immediately file for your home owners exemptions and homestead at closing. So your title company did a poor job and now its up too you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
1. Circle May 1 on calendar Open-space valuation applications are due to appraisal district by May 1. New owners need to reapply for valuation by May 1 of each year. If you miss deadline, you may... lose… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 11, 2014 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Rockport Country Club Hidden Oaks => 2 bedroom showplace <= Upstairs flat boasting corner private balcony full width of condo overlooking mature Oak Trees. Kitchen features Granite countertops, stainless… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 11, 2014 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying Investment Properties
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Recy Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Recy Dunn answered:
Hi Im trying to buy a condo for 5500 cash. ASAP. IN THE 7099/77036 AREA. PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP LET ME KNOW 8329730815
The Homes Dunn Right Team can definitely help provided you meant $55,000 not $5,500 Call us or email me to discuss
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Briarforest
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
=>REDUCED<= 2 Acre Bay front NOW $79,990~~Rarely available BAYFRONT lot~~Cleared & ready for NEW construction! Nature & Bird Lovers will f-l-i-p for this WATERFRONT lot in Bayou Estates section… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 9, 2014 by Lynn Caison Johnson Home Buying Investment Properties
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Robert Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Robert Hanson answered:
I am a active duty soldier purchasing home in Houston using VA loan. VA appraisal came to the home and did his job. The loan was rejected!
Hi Robert,

There's a lot of speculation going on here, but it's really impossible to say without investigating the situation to determine how far along the appraiser got with the app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
shortpropert…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Buying a Houston Foreclosure or Short Sale can be a great way to save money on your monthly housing costs. Unfortunately it can be difficult to get a home loan for purchasing Houston Foreclosures and Short… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 9, 2014 by shortpropertysales.com Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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marianapero, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
marianapero answered:
I want to know if you can find for me what I asked. Thank you very much
I want to buy a house in a condo in Houston Tx. Could be in Montrose, Downtown, Museum District,
Midtown. I would like 3 bedrooms, 3 baths or 2 and a half, garage, near school and my p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
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