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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
I need to know what website will give me the most info about homes I'm interested in. If the home has a sprinkler system, HOA, and/or alarm.
There are no sites that are going to give you the level of detail you're interested in. Realtor.com is probably the most accurate but even it requires accurate data entry on the part of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Rowlett
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
WHO HAS LISTINGS IN ROWLETT WITH BIG BACK YARD?
I do! It's not only on an oversized lot but has two separately-fenced areas (great for installing a pool but still needing grassy area, or to keep the dogs / kids in a separate area... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Rowlett
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
Can a married woman buy a home in her name only in Texas?
We have to be very cautious as Realtors as not to provide "legal advice" (we don't want to misrepresent ourselves by "practicing law" and defer legal questions to an attorney. However, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in 75088
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
What is a house called if I request a Split floor plan (like a maids room or mother in law suite?)
We actually do have a distinction for that in MLS; contact me if I can help--
While most "3rd party sites and websites" don't allow this search-feature, we have it within our own MLS, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in 75088
Scott Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Murphy, TX
Scott Johnson answered:
how does purchasing a foreclosed home go? they are a lot cheaper then normal houses... how could i go about looking into them?
Are you talking about a foreclosure that is purchased on the courthouse steps or an REO (Real Estate Owned) property that is being marketed by a bank. There is a difference.

REO prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 9, 2014 Home Buying in Rowlett
Lacey Hagar, Real Estate Pro in Forney, TX
Lacey Hagar answered:
Heard there is a home on Ports O Call in Rowlett for sale for $40K something that's a fix-er upper.
I have checked the MLS and am not seeing anything available in the $40,000 price range in Rowlett
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in Rowlett
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
4805 Toler road
You should really pick any 1 Realtor in Dallas and work with them ONLY on finding what you are needing or wanting. Realtors have current and real information. If your basing your inform ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in 75089
Lisa Richard…, Real Estate Pro in 75089
Lisa Richardson answered:
I want to buy my first home in Rowlett TX
i can help you with that 469-233-3241
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in Rowlett
Diana Ramirez, Real Estate Pro in Garland, TX
Diana Ramirez answered:
My lease is up on my house on August 31st, I am wanting to a buy a home. When should I start the home buying process?
Hi, Kristie,
This is an excellent time to start the process. Many of my counterparts have already provided good advice. Securing a realtor is vital. You want to find someone that will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in 75088
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Don Groff answered:
Will a bank let an individual assume a payment on an existing mortgage?
Even on loans where this is possible you still need to fully qualify to do something like this so your credit would have to be good enough now. You are probably talking about owner fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 16, 2013 Home Buying in Rowlett
Blake Scrogg…, Real Estate Pro in Wylie, TX
Blake Scroggins answered:
Lease to own housing information/or agent needed, for a 5 bedroom
Hi Lynn, great question.
After being a Realtor and Property manager for many years now. The “Lease to Own” option has some real legal problems that you really might want to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Buying in Rowlett
Brian, Home Seller in Rowlett, TX
Brian answered:
I sold my house last year as a short sale due to a job transfer, How soon Can I purchase another home?
I just used Ben Klutts, with Klutts Real Estate. I had a credit score of 520 and Ben told me that would be no problem to get up. He has credit repair specialists and lenders that will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in Rowlett
Brian, Home Seller in Rowlett, TX
Brian answered:
We have 45,000 dollars to put down on a home and plan to search in the 80k-100k range. With no credit can I get a loan for the remainder of the costs?
Hi BJ! I just used Ben Klutts, with Klutts Real Estate. I had a credit score of 520 and Ben told me that would be no problem to get up. He has credit repair specialists and lenders t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in Rowlett
Sharon Trimm, Real Estate Pro in Rowlett, TX
Sharon Trimm answered:
DO I NEED A PRO TO REPERCENT ME WHEN BYUYING A HOME LISTED FOR SALE BY OWNER?
Yes of course. Buying a home from a for sale by owner is like buying a pig in the poke. Most homeowners are not aware of all the disclosures and pitfalls in selling a home. After you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in 75089
Mindy Farris, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mindy Farris answered:
Is there a big market difference between a two car garage and a three car garage in North Texas Plano area. If the mojority of the homes are three car
Shouldn't be harder to sell if your home is priced right with that in mind. Many would be willing to give up the 3rd car to get into a great neighborhood, if they feel they are getting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 14, 2011 Home Buying in 75088
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I am not from Texas. I live in LA CA
Probably best work with a local Realtor who can obtain copy of your lender approval amount, your particulars, forward properties and TOUR homes you select upload video and pic taken

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Home Buying in Rowlett
Toby Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett answered:
How can I deal directly with the bank instead of going through a agent to buy a house?
Why would you want to be under represented when purchasing? If your idea is the bank will be more likely to negotiate since they are not paying two commissions that information is false ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 2, 2011 Home Buying in Rowlett
Peter Colt, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Peter Colt answered:
My home had a 3 car garage. I converted 2 of the car spaces to an adjacent game room, high quality construction made to look like original part of
Hi Joe,

There are some good answers here I agree completely with Shelley below she says:

"You have a 1 car garage. You will get some added value for the additional square fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Home Buying in 75088
Ashley K, Other/Just Looking in Texas
Ashley K answered:
im working on my credit to purchase a home i have been able to invest in some properties and im able to make a discent amount of down payment would
Hi Mirna,

The agents below are correct that you need to get pre-qualified to know whether you meet the minimum credit score requirement. If you don't, a loan officer can help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 9, 2010 Home Buying in Rowlett
T.E. Sumner, Real Estate Pro in 75040
T.E. Sumner answered:
what is pre-foreclosure?
Sorry, Don, I don't agree that these were good answers. Texas primarily uses Deeds of Trust. Foreclosure can be a short as 51 days from start to finish. Pre-foreclosure is that ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 13, 2010 Home Buying in Rowlett
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