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fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
Is it weird to have travertine downstairs, wooden stairs, and carpet upstairs?
It might be a little unusual, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Depending on when you decide to well, the new owners might just rip out everything anyway. You can try to appeal, but ... more
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Amy S. Arey, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S. Arey 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
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Amy S. Arey, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S. Arey 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
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Average days on the market for zip code 75080?
Susie is right. Data based on a zip code isn't specific/targeted enough to produce a meaningful answer.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!

Follow the link below.

Alysse ... more
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Debbie Murray, Real Estate Pro in 75205
Debbie Murray asked:
Agents, I have an Uptown townhome buyer looking for a 2-3 bedroom newer construction home up to $400,000. Any coming soons? Needs....2-3 stories, 2 car garage, built after 2000. Thanks!
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Euinceokafor…, Other/Just Looking in Irving, TX
Euinceokafor556 answered:
I want to buy a house in either Irving, Texas or Grand Prairie, Texas, what location is better?
i will like to buy a house in irving
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 29, 2014 Home Buying in Irving
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Can I work with another agent on a house which showed by former agent?
OUCH!

Did it ever occur to you that the reason the initial agent was "pushy" was because he knew the potential fate of the home and was afraid that you would lose out on this opportu ... more
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Scott Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Murphy, TX
Scott Johnson answered:
thinking about mixed zone - living and working space, is this possible near or in my required area of Richardson
If you are looking for homes for sale in Richardson, TX 75080... there are some really exciting things happening right now. It is absolutely possible to find mixed use housing in Richar ... more
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Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
I have a 621 middle credit score and was wondering if it was possible to get approved for an FHA loan.
So many lenders are 640 but we are a 620 lender. There are lenders that go lower than us but the lower the score the lower the chances of success. Credit is the 1st step but income and ... more
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Dallas Neighborhood Question
You are right. In transition. It depends on the neighborhood. I grew up around there so know the area well.
Typically it seems to get better south of Forest and East of Marsh, but t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in 75234
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Can i get a mortgage loan if I pay a repo I have ?
Cathy,

I would suggest that you talk to a lender or two. Let me know if you need a name or two.

Susie Kay
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Cindy Brooks…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Cindy Brooks Johnson answered:
Tell me about the train tracks that run through the area. How often do the trains run and what is the noise like?
I lived in Forest Hills for 8 years. It is a lovely neighborhood with beautiful trees across form White Rock Lake. I barely noticed the train! Occasionally, if I was awake late at nig ... more
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Are USDA loans easier than FHA and do they have less underwriting?
Why was your FHA a headache? They usually run fairly smoothly unless there is a problem with the borrower's qualifications or the condition of the property.

USDA's take a little long ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Resell factor of Master BR all by itself with a separate staircase....
We can never tell for sure what a Buyer will buy and not buy. So you will just have to take a leap of faith and hope that someone will also find it nice and unusual as you did when sell ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
I am looking to purchase a condo in North Dallas area for around 25k. I am looking to pay cash. What are somethings I need to do and ask for?
There are NO condos in any part of Dallas that are under $25,000. Those days are gone Tami.
www.tcrdallas.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
First time buyers
Contact any lender of your choice for loans, fees and criteria needed to purchase a home, then select 1 realtor and work with them only on buying what you want.
www.tcrdallas.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in East Dallas
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Can my father in law still by a second home even if he still owes $23,000 on his current home?
Contract any lender of your choice for real, hard answers on home loans.
www.tcrdallas.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Self Employed Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of New Alt Doc Loan Program
If this is real, then it will help many buyers.
www.tcrdallas.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in East Dallas
Poogle, Real Estate Pro in Flower Mound, TX
Poogle answered:
Is buying a 1995 house not considered an investment?
Hi Kiran,

Coppell has one of the highest rent per sq.ft. in the DFW metroplex area. I own my investment properties and most are built around 1995. As long as you buy the house in goo ... more
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Amy S. Arey, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S. Arey answered:
Would I be even close to being able to qualify for my VA home loan?
So many pieces of the puzzled go into getting you approved (your income, credit-score, work history) that we as agents try to stay away from giving a "yes or no" because we aren't mortg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in 75006
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