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Ashley Bynum,…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ashley Bynum, GRI answered:
What months have the highest number of houses for sale in Austin? And which months typically have the highest home sales in Austin?
The summer months are usually the best for home sales. In the current market in Austin homes have multiple offers the first few days on the market.
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Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
is it possible for a builder to keep my earnest money although they sold the house to some one else, and refuse to sign my cancellation?
I'm not a lawyer but I have seen this happen many times.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 14, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is it possible to put down a down payment of 1% on a house, if you can afford a high mortgage and just want to move into a house as soon as possible?
If you GOOGLE;
"texas first time buyer"
you will find a wealth of information

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
1st Zero-Emi…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
1st Zero-Emissions Realtor answered:
How to calculate property tax on to be built condo , selling price$535000 , 78704 zip code?
look at the local tax rate and multiply it by the sales price.
Email.me.direct for the rate and ill look it up for you.
Shawn@shawnmon.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Is there a transfer tax for transfer of title to family or to add name to deed?
Best to confer to a title company they would be experts with these answers

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com

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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
I have a 5 year old judgement against me but good credit overall, can I still purchase a home?
My thought is you will have to pay off the judgement first.

You'll want to check directly with your lender first.
Prequalification is normally free, so just talk with a loan officer ... more
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Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Can I buy a home with a judgement?
Typically NO for fact lien holder of the judgement MIGHT be able to lien your home

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0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Vivianne Dor…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Vivianne Dordea answered:
What is property tax for 1516 treadwell St 78704?
Hello, Dunya,

That is a very nice condo. The property tax is just under $6400, but that is without exemptions. If you buy any property in TX, as a homeowner you will get the homest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 18, 2012 Home Buying in Zilker
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
Does per diem charge for closing late normally include the weekends in California?
It should say in the per diem section of your contract if it includes non business days which would be weekends.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Home Buying in 78745
George Kount…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
George Kountoupis answered:
Is anyone familiar with the Belterra development? There seem to be several houses that have been on the market for almost a year. Is that normal?
Most of those houses are not available now. If you're searching for property, MLS is the only accurate resource. Trulia doesn't update there database real time...in fact, it&# ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 29, 2012 Home Buying in 78737
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
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It can be a god idea. Location is critical. 3 years is a short time line. Contact me directly for specific consultation.
Bill
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Vivianne Dor…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Vivianne Dordea answered:
If I am not a US citizen, can I purchase?
Yes, Elaine, you can purchase a home. Do you reside in the USA? Do you work here? Do you have a green card or a work/student visa? I am asking because in order to get a loan, you need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 15, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Steven Nusin…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Steven Nusinow answered:
Hello. I am I am local to the area and I am interested in potentially purchasing an investment property here in Austin.
Hi Earl,

Short sales can provide a great opportunity, but the require a great deal of patience. And, even if with patience, the deal can fall apart.

Since this is an investment p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
What rights do I have as a cash buyer to get communication on progress and recourse for delays?
Great question. Sorry for the trouble. This is indeed a strange situation.

I would be in touch immediately with the realtor, builder, and project manager.

Check your contract a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in 78704
Sherry Stark, Real Estate Pro in 78641
Sherry Stark answered:
what is the tax rate and is there a hoa every month?
Hi Joan, If you could give me the property address, I will look this information up for you.

Regards,
Sherry Stark, OPR-Realtor
512-965-1233
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Buying in Angus Valley
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Two single people are listed on the deed (TX) and nothing else is declared. Does this legally mean that they are "tenants in common"?
Check with a lawyer. I'm not one, so this isn't legal advice. However, I suspect the answer is "no." Not unless the deed specified it. They could as easily be joint tenants.

Again, y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
what is MCC? in regard to condo acquisition
An MCC is a IRS-approved tax credit, which reduces their federal income taxes owed as long as they keep the loan and continuously occupy the home as their principal residence. The tax c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in Pleasant Valley
Scott Suther…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Scott Sutherland answered:
What is the HOA per month?
Membership in the Barton Hills HOA is voluntary. Dues are $10 per year. More information can be found at the following address.

http://bartonhills.org/about/membership/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Buying in Barton Hills
Dave Baird L…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Dave Baird Linda Baird answered:
Can we get an MCC after buying our house?
unfortunately you cannot apply retroactively for the mcc program
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Home Buying in Cherry Creek
George Kount…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
George Kountoupis answered:
I'm looking buying a house in Austin. What are the good areas?
Austin has a lot of great areas. Anything in Central Austin is great, but also comes at a premium. There are plenty of great areas other than just Central Austin. I would love to help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
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