Teardowns can be a great investment as long as you acquire the land for a reasonable price and keep your building costs under control. Frequent changes to the building plans can add up quickly and cause the cost per square foot to rise quickly.... more
Hello and "welcome to the area"! As a Mom, I can definitely understand wanting an exemplary-rated school district. (While we, as Realtors can not give out demographics due to Fair Housing Laws, I CAN give you recommendations on areas, neighborhoods based upon the other features you are wanting). What I would recommend would be partly based upon 1) the # of bedrooms and square footage you are looking for vs the actual sales price of the property (as you go further South, towards Dallas, the price of the land goes up, as does the sales price of the homes). You don't have as many "master-planned" communities in Richardson as you do a little further North in Plano, Frisco, Mckinney, Allen Areas. Feel free to contact me with more of the features you are wanting and I'd be happy to make recommendations for you.
-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ https://www.crimereports.com/http://www.homefair.com/... more
I can connect you with experienced agents who deal with distressed inventory such as foreclosures.
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We are planning on moving to Richardson too and read all of the comments as we are studying thse area in detail since we are proud parents of 2 small kids, one question keeps up popping in my head, do Richardson Texas get a lot of tornados ?
Thank you !
Throw out everything you think you know about the housing market and prepare to be shocked at how far your money will go in Texas. No need to go into the $500k's unless you want a 4,500sf McMansion in the suburbs. Many people - the vast majority of our suburban buying market, finds a home they love between $250k and $450k. Richardson is very centrally located. Where you live will be based on your likes and dislikes. Like big and new? You'll probably be heading to areas like Murphy, McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, or Allen. Like the tree-lined older neighborhoods? (older meaning 1950's to 1980's here in DFW) You may enjoy Richardson, Plano, Addison or Dallas Proper. Want acreage? Lucas, Fairview, or Lovejoy may be more to your liking. www.dallassurburbs.net is a great website for the city and school info you are after.
Don't go it alone in DFW. We're a huge region and your housing options are wide open. A Realtor with a vast knowledge of the area is key to making this a painless transition for your family. I hope I've been of help to you. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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Possible. It's hard to know whether you should directly confront your ex without knowing either of you or the specific circumstancs. How would it benefit him if you didn't find a place to live? If you really believe he is doing this, I'd recommend that you consult an attorney to help you. Beyond trying to get the real reasons for the terminated agreements from the landlord's agent, legal help is probably your best bet.... more
Comparable property sales is usually a little more complicated than pulling them from a website. The requirements for use in protesting tax valuations are posted at the appraisal district. You should refer to those needs first. Also there is a time limit to file, normally 5/31.
A Realtor can help you. They just need to know what information to give you to help with the process. Typically, the information is not publicly available, though, since it involves the actual sale prices of comps. Texas is a non-disclosure state, meaning that the exact price is not public information.
Realtors almost always have access to the sensitive data, but our code of ethics prevent revealing that data to persons not known to us. In a few circumstances the data has been expunged by the parties and some Realtors do not know how to recognize prices that have been zeroized.
Since the time nearly 6 years ago when you and Robert bought the house, your tax valuation has risen only about $5000, or 3% roughly. A neighbor across the street from you had a whopping 12% increase just last year on a similar size house (comp) and is assessed higher at the moment.... more