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Rick, Home Buyer in Spicewood, TX
Rick answered:
FHA loan and 7 days from closing. Lender asked for 2nd appraisal. First one came in at listing price (430k), 2nd one - at 406k. app. went out of area
Im a retired appraiser. I stopped appraising and started investing and Ive done well because I understand what makes value. When I did residential appraisals (FHA,VA), there was seldom ... more
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Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
I put in an offer, giving full asking price/everything that they asked for in the listing; they countered asking for a higher price? legal?
Sure it is the seller can ask for whatever they want. The market ultimately determines the selling price. In some micro markets in Austin the inventory is extremely limited. Therefore b ... more
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Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
We are selling our home and under contract. What if appraisal comes in low and buyer won't pay and option period has ended? Options? Rights?
The Texas real estate contract clearly states the property must satisfy the lenders underwriting requirements. If it doesn't the buyer can walk away and receive a refund of their earnes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in 78759
Roxanne Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Roxanne Kahn answered:
Can real estate agent ask for $2000.00 cash to lower house sale to appraised value?
I would recommend asking the sellers to come down $2000 in price, or contribute $2000 more to closing costs (if applicable - you'll want to talk to your lender to see if that is even a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
Janna Scharf, Real Estate Pro in Coeur D Alene, ID
Janna Scharf answered:
Hi all, how are 2 appraisals so different on the same house?
What I wonder is if they were standard appraisals, or perhaps Broker Price Opinions, or perhaps refinance appraisals. The guidelines and quality will vary between types. Appraisers ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
atxblueskies, Home Buyer in Austin, TX
atxblueskies answered:
Why have HOAs become so tyrannical? We can't believe some of the oppressive rules along with high monthly/annual fees.
HOA sucks. I don't care about the so call amenities. Most houses in my neighborhood already have large yards and pools. There is just this little area near the entrance into the sub ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in 78759
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
how much is the cost for home insurance in crestline ca?
Insurance is based on value of the home, and personal content. Recommend contacting an insurance agent direct

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Mi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 10, 2011 Home Buying in 78759
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Voices Member answered:
How fast do you update the information in this web side ?, for example the changes in the price of the listed houses. Thank you.
Helena, I am one of the Directors of the Austin MLS system. I know that Trulia uses a copy of the database, so it can get out of sync with the actual online database of the MLS system. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 13, 2010 Home Buying in 78759
Julie Mattoon, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Julie Mattoon answered:
what is a more desirable neighborhood, canyon creek or avery ranch?
They are both great and we really need to know more about you and your lifestyle. I would suggest driving both areas and see what would suit you and your family best. Also, consider the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in 78759
Thomas Griff…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Thomas Griffin answered:
Gotchas in buying a 30 year old home?
1sthomebuyer,

A 30 year old home could be better built than many new homes. I've seen brand new homes that had problems that shouldn't pass a code inspection.

Almost any home cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2009 Home Buying in 78759
Mkolb, Home Buyer in 78759
Mkolb answered:
Help! We are buying a farmhouse on a lake in Eden Prairie, MN It is a bank REO. This is our 5th house but
Thanks for all the advice. We are working with a mortgage banker RMG in Minnesota. The REO bank is IndyMac. The problem is that this is our 5th single family home so we are under the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2009 Home Buying in 78759
Thomas Griff…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Thomas Griffin answered:
92807 is Anheim Hills ?
Henry,

Are you interested in buying a home in 78759? I'd be happy to talk to you about that.

You can create and save your own custom search for all homes that are for sale on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 20, 2009 Home Buying in 78759
Jeffrey Schn…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
Looking to buy in ZIP code 78759.
Krishna,

So you don't get "tied" to anyone, why not use the austinhomesearch website? It's free to the public and has no realtor agencies tied to it so you'll never get locked into ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2009 Home Buying in 78759
David O'dell, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
David O'dell answered:
bargain hunting in 78759?
Wow, only two people on this response offered rebates... Come on Realtors, rebates to the customer during these hard times are completely reasonable, especially to someone well qualifie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2008 Home Buying in 78759
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Is anyone familiar with buying a project subject to?
Be very careful doing these types of transaction as they are risky. For years the real estate gurus would tell you this is a good risk free way to acquire property without using your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 24, 2008 Home Buying in 78759
pjmartinez93, Home Seller in Cutler, CA
pjmartinez93 answered:
what if appraisal comes in lower than purchase price?
i sign the paper to sell my house and the asking price is still there but my appraisel canlower than what i owe. question is the loan still going though
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2008 Home Buying in 78759
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
will be working at UT and would like to buy in 78759, is great hills the way to go...any recommendations?
Daer Chris,
I lived in "the 59" for several years. Northwest Hills is a wonderful neighborhood that has seen steady appreciation in the last 10-15 years. We bought at $180K and sold fo ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2008 Home Buying in 78759
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
I need CMA square footage for 9226 Jollyville, Arcadia Condominiums, Austin, Texas
Here's the data... for that price, you could buy a 3-2 at forest creek condos already rented for $2000 for 2 years.

Arcadia:
Status: Unknown
Year built: 1983
Price per sqft: $1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2007 Home Buying in 78759
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