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Molly Pierce, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Molly Pierce answered:
Rental rate for Travis Heights, furnished luxury 2900sq.ft. home?
I would love to come take a look at your place. I have some clients now who this may be perfect for. With limited inventory and the rising demand, property values are up and continuing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Rentals in Austin
KRISTEE LEON…, Real Estate Pro in 78734
KRISTEE LEONARD answered:
Thinking of relocating--city of Chicago to Austin...schools? rentals?
Lake Travis and Eanes are the exemplary ISD's in the Austin area. There are also other areas where the ISD overall is not exemplary but some of the schools are such as Steiner Ranch and ... more
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A. Carson Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
A. Carson Gallagher answered:
Moving to Austin at the end of January, what is a good neighborhood to rent.
Hi Lars,

The rental market is pretty tight here. There are lots of good neighborhoods to rent, but it's a question of what's available, if anything. I have a home for lease that is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Claudia Gonz…, Home Seller in 78749
Claudia Gonzalez answered:
What makes Your neighborhood the perfect place to live?
Here on Legend Oaks, we still have pockets of blocks that don't have HOA. Therefore, these house had a lot of charm and character to them. Mine for instance has access to the green belt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 22, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Austin
Israel Gutie…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Israel Gutierrez answered:
Live in NY, look to buy rather than rent, research has led me to Austin. Process in infant stages, not sure where to start.
Joseph, The answer to your question depends on the type of job you will be looking for and the budget range you are shopping in. Lease rates are high and mortgage rates are really low, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
I am relocating to Austin for approx 1yr to build a 25 story apartment building (skyhouse) on east avenue near the river.
Clint,
Just hook up with a local Realtor. One of us can help you find the best available in short oder. No cost to you...
Bill
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Rentals in 78704
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
What makes a Realtor Great?
Select an agent with listing experience......... a proven track record ....... and one who makes you feel they have your best interests at heart........ also - one (after interviewing t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Sal Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Sal Zuniga answered:
My husband and I want to rent a house with my sister in law and her friend. They have 4 big dogs (backyard) and we have 2 indoor cats. Any help?
Hello,

Please feel free to call or email me so we can further discuss this. I will be more than happy to help.

Sal Zuniga
512-698-4800
Szuniga@gretx.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 23, 2012 Rentals in Austin
Sal Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Sal Zuniga answered:
where might my husband and I look for a duplex that is nice enough we will want to live in one half and rent the other.?
Hello,

That is a great idea. Please call me so we can further discuss this. I have ample experience working with investors like yourself.

Sal Zuniga
Szuniga@gretx.com
512-698-48 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Sal Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Sal Zuniga answered:
I am trying to find a place that will accept felons..near downtown if at all possible! Any advice on this?
Hello Jordan,

Please give me a call so we can further discuss this.

Sal Zuniga
512-698-4800
Szuniga@gretx.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Rentals in Austin
John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Crowe answered:
Which factors do mortgage lenders consider, other than one's credit score?
Debt and income, primarily. Lots of nuance involved in the process lenders want to know you can pay the loan back and the discovery process is thorough. Talk to one - they don't bi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Financing in Austin
Kevin Cottre…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kevin Cottrell answered:
Your web site is user unfriendy ly. I am going some other web site
Stephen - There are plenty of websites to search for Austin area homes. Please see the link below if you'd like to try ours out. Its very user friendly.

Kevin
512-522-8470
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 General Area in Austin
Steven Nusin…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Steven Nusinow answered:
i am looking to buy a fourplex for rental as an investment in Austin. what would you say are the best areas to ensure good tenants and full occupancy?
The rental market in Austin is very strong. If your rental agent is working hard, you should have hardly any vacancy.

I have some ideas on the best return(depending on budget) Plea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Glick answered:
Can anyone recommend a lender who will offer a new home purchase mortgage, 15 year fixed rate, around $200k, 65% LTV, using assets instead of income?
Chris,

Unless your tax returns show enough income with the dividends, interest and net income from self employment, go to wherever you have you $3MM. They will give you a margin loa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Financing in Austin
John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Crowe answered:
Could you tell me which bank in Austin has better interest for money investment or CD, I'm looking some community bank in Austin?
For local banks, try Prosperity, Lone Star (Dripping Springs), Independent. May I ask why you posted this question to a housing information site? More curious than anything else.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Financing in Austin
Michelle Ada…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Michelle Adams answered:
If I buy a foreclosed home, will I be paying property taxes on what I paid for the home or the value it should be if not foreclosed?
Hi Rene,

Good question! The quick answer is yes, you would pay taxes on the tax appraised value. You can look up tax appraisals by address here http://www.traviscad.org/

Please l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Home Buying in 78741
Alissa Spears, Real Estate Pro in 78382
Alissa Spears answered:
Which appliances are most cost effective for upgrading to sell?
Black is the new stainless! (I read that somewhere) As long as they all match and look new, they will all be effective.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Selling in Austin
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
Is buying an existing home or new constuction a better investment in Austin TX?
That's really hard to say. Some areas have more new homes in Austin but tend to be farther away from downtown. The downtown area has fewer new homes but tends to command a higher rent, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 16, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
If a problem is found with the building's foundation during inspection, should the home buyer just walk away?
Not necessarily. It would depend entirely on the severity of the foundation problem.

If it is severe, a Professional Engineer should be hired to assess the situation and recommend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
Are there any brokers in Austin, TX that would hold my real estate license?
Msj,
Sure there are. The question for you to ask is, are there brokers that will acept you as an agent and what fees are you going to have to pay.
Call me if you'd like to discu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Financing in Austin
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