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Bill Barkley, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Bill Barkley answered:
why is there a cluster of homes for sale ,whats going on in that neighborhood?
With regard to your question about current inventory within Alamo Ranch: Over the past 12 months, 199 homes have sold in Alamo Ranch. There are 25 pending contracts and 4 Active Optio ... more
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Darrell D. D…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
If a seller/agent does not want to disclose the monthly utility bills, how else can I get this info?
Sorry I'm jumping on this late, but I just found the message trail. I completely agree with Annette. Sorry colleagues, but I completely disagree that it is a listing agents responsibil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 3:49pm Home Buying in San Antonio
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Who are the most reputable home builders in the area?
I think a good way to go about finding a good home builder in your area is to ask neighbors who built their house, or find newer homes that you like. That way, you can get someone that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Chupa, Home Buyer in San Antonio, TX
Chupa answered:
If a seller/agent does not want to disclose the monthly utility bills, how else can I get this info?
Call the ultiity company and ask them for the average rate of ulitities for the last year of the last tenants/owners for a specific address.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Hi I am filing a law suit against Megatel Homes Inc for their fraudulent sales contracts and cheating buyers
Perhaps the recent Solar Flare (Sept 13) is causing folks to go goofy.
That same 'flare' week I received a complaint stating My buyer and I were dressed too businesslike to be real. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in 78255
Sakothomas, Home Buyer in Helotes, TX
Sakothomas answered:
Anyone have any good or bad experiences with U build It or Help U Build? Comments?
I paid $3000 but they will not return it after I decided not to use them .
So be careful before you give them any money ! The gentleman there
Do your research 1st and g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
What is the safest community located in the south western part of San Antonio and what is the price range?
There is no real answer to that question. Crime in San Antonio does not have a zip-code nor does it stay in one particular area. We have seen what people call a "great area" with Hig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
I am active duty military. Can I use VA loan to renovate and buy an older home?
There are options out there, when it comes to VA though there are a number of guild lines that you must follow and requirements that the home must meet to even be approved for a VA appr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in 78221
Bill Barkley, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Bill Barkley answered:
Want to buy a new home but need to sell current home for down payment. Can this be done at same time?
Contingency contracts are more favorably viewed when the property is currently on the market, and even better is under contract. I would recommend a market analysis on your home is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Bill Barkley, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Bill Barkley answered:
What is the outlook for home values in the Westcreek area through 2015?
Speculation through 2015 is difficult to determine with an certainty. However, I will explore the area, and try to provide you with a reasonable expectation.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Sandra Meren…, Real Estate Pro in 78248
Sandra Merenda answered:
As a buyer, do you compare new building costs to existing homes before you begin your property search?
Many communities here in San Antonio currently have new homes that are being built in the same neighborhood as pre owned homes. This is due to new "phases" of the communities constantl ... more
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Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
I want to buy my first home but i have 1 charge off on my credit report. It says that the account of the original creditor is past due but paying
Your score is more then enough to qualify for a home loan. All depends now on what your dept to income ratio is. If under 50% then you are for sure good. I have a few lenders that ... more
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Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
Are there any lenders willing to finance a home with a low credit score?Any help greatly appreciated.?
It all depends on what your score is exactly and why you are at that score. From what I have seen the lowest score that a lender would be willing to accept is 580. Lenders can also ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 2, 2014 Home Buying in 78245
Eric, Home Buyer in Round Rock, TX
Eric asked:
I can pay a little up front. or if only for a month. anything. I am not lazy. i have no criminal background. I dont want to lose my cats. My cats are everything to me. I just need a place for maximum 2 months. can speak Spanish & English.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Bill Barkley, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Bill Barkley answered:
So if my landlord wants to sell me my property that i am renting at the present for 40, 000, would that be a good deal?
There are several tools to help you answer your question. First, go to the county appraisal district and look at the property's assessed value. It should typically be less than the ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
If ready to sale first home to buy another, is it better or worse to pay off all credit cards and just keep one open, or should you still have more
We suggest that you contact a loan officer at 2 local lenders. You can find out if you qualify for a mortgage loan and for the highest loan amount. If, for some reason, you don't qual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Clayton Allen, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Clayton Allen answered:
What agencies would do a home loan to a first buyer?
Hey Vanessa,

Depending upon credit and income, the USDA and FHA programs would do you well. They each have their differences, and will offer different benefits. I agree that a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Clayton Allen, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Clayton Allen answered:
I'm stationed at Fort sam Houston and I'm looking for an apartment around the area witha nice neighborhood and little to no complaints. It
Hey Brian,
There are quite a few choices in that general area. They range from as low as $565 for a one bedroom up to $4000+ for a luxury 3 bedroom. The lower price ones are hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
Alex Marti, Real Estate Pro in 78130
Alex Marti answered:
If i am renting to own a property would i have to pay the land tax or would that be left up to the seller until the property is paid off?
Depending on the contract you signed. If the terms are spelled out in the contract that you pay them then you must follow that. Generally its the sellers who pay until its purchased by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio
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