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Ashley Stucki, Real Estate Pro in 78739
Ashley Stucki answered:
Do you have to put earnest money down? Is there a required amount for Texas?
Earnest money is a negotiated amount that needs to be agreed upon by both the buyer and the seller. Customarily it's 1% of the contract sales price. Earnest money is held in an escrow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 78758
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jim Morelli answered:
I want to purchase an apartment or condo in west campus near UT. Where can I find this?
Your best bet would be to enlist the help of a Realtor that specializes in that area and understands condos. Be leery of buildings that have been recently converted to condos as they m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in 78705
Melissa Cox, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Melissa Cox answered:
Is this a legitimate listing? It seems considerably low rent for such an exclusive neighborhood.
You should find a real estate agent to help you, they can find the listings that are legitimate.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Rentals in Windsor Park
Felipe Garcia, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Felipe Garcia answered:
Who pays for foundation repair?
Foundation problems can become very complex. I would contact the condominium HOA and advise them of the concern. I have worked with several properties that had foundation issues. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Ownership in Austin
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jim Morelli answered:
How do I learn where the burglary happened? As well as the other crimes? Thank you
The best way would be to go the Texas DPS website and run a search. You can also locate all types of crime searches via Google. The state also maintains info on sexual predators. I reco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2015 Crime & Safety in Southpark Meadows
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
IBR student loans and qualifying for a mortgage
It looks like several lenders below are already offering you help. Let me know if you are still needing to look for a lender.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2015 Financing in Austin
James Simon, Home Buyer in New York, NY
James Simon answered:
average annual heating and cooling costs in austin, tx
Wadzo, I feel like that would depend a lot on several factors. First of all, how large is the property? How well insulated are the walls, doors, and especially windows? What kind of cei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in Austin
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jim Morelli answered:
Do we have UT shuttle facilities in round rock isd?
To the best of my knowledge there is not. The closet stop may be in NW Hills neighborhood of Austin. Another option may be something near a Cap Metro bus stop or light rail then connec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Rentals in Hunter's Chase
Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
I have a question about the legitimacy of a posting.
Be safe... always use a REALTOR as there are many old or scam listings out there in the web world of Real Estate!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 For Rent in Austin
Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
How do I know if a listing is legit, before I agree to anything?
Always use a REALTOR, they have your best interest in mind and can investigate any listing you would like to look at or get more info on it for you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Rental Basics in 78745
Melissa Cox, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Melissa Cox answered:
What kinds of industries (besides real estate) thrive in Austin?
Austin is in need of several industries. The growth of Austin has surpassed the services needed in a city this large. For example, we need more doctors, construction workers and many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 General Area in Austin
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Foundation Findings? What is acceptable variation in the foundation? I hear 2-3 is the norm and that no
I know this is an old discussion but it's applicable even today.

I would always discuss this with the experts, the foundation guys. Perhaps even talking to more than one companies.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Tech Tips in Austin
Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
Which neighborhoods are seeing rising property values?
MOST of the Austin metro areas are experiencing an increase in property values!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 General Area in Austin
Tammy Sprack…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tammy Spracklen answered:
Buy a house with ITIN number.
Hi my name is Tammy Spracklen I work with J.B Goodwin. I have a lot of lenders I work with that would be happy to help you get approved. Once approved I can help you find a house at no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Buying in Austin
Tammy Sprack…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tammy Spracklen answered:
Rent or buy? As a first time home owner is now a good time to invest in a house?
Hello my name is Tammy Spracklen I work for J.B Goodwin here in Austin, TX if you are still still interested and haven't spoken to anyone I would be happy to sit down and chat with you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Buying in Austin
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I took down a listing I had for a house for rent, but now need to out it back on the site. I'm having trouble finding the old listing.
trulia.com/help has a lot of how-to information, hope this helps.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 For Rent in 78758
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jim Morelli answered:
what are some safe and affordable areas in Austin for 2015?
Depends what you consider to be affordable. Have you spoken with a mortgage broker yet to get pre-approved so you can come up with a budget? That would be the first step. With rising va ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Crime & Safety in Austin
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jim Morelli answered:
I'm a tenant In a house that was foreclosed on July 1st..it was purchased by a third partyI don't have The money to move...what resources are there?
You have rights under your current lease. I would recommend speaking with an attorney. Make sure you are not in violation of the lease. The fact that the owner is not paying their mortg ... more
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Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jim Morelli answered:
Itin loaHi I live in Austin tx an I looking for Leander tha can finace with itin number I bee searching I lot but no banks an the is some banks tha th
You'll need to stay away from the big box banks. They tend to be very conservative with a limited range of products. Some mortgage brokers may do it. Try those on this site or go to a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Home Buying in Austin
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