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Simon Hall, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Simon Hall answered:
The foundation company wants to buy me out of the "lifetime" warranty on their work. How much does the lack of a warranty affect sales?
So you're having foundation repair and they'll discount their work if they don't have to warranty it? I would run, run fast, get a new company ASAP. Any company that does not warranty t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Francie Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Francie Little answered:
I am in the process of relocating my family to abeline texas from guam, any advice would be greatly appriciated....
Abilene is a great West Texas town. I grew up in Midland, but visited Abilene ALOT because my cousins lived there. I am very familiar with the local community there and would be happy ... more
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JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
My credit is not great. I will be relocating around May. Should I start now working with an agent to find the perfect rental property?
Yes, get with an agent right away and let them take a look at your credit issues and determine what you might be able to do to clean it up prior to May.

Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Maste ... more
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Gabriel Pera…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Gabriel Perales answered:
Looking for 3bd,2ba home between cedar park and Stockdale,TX at no more than $1100.00.With travel time no more than 1hr to stockdale
Vila, feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience and I'd be more than happy to help you.

Kindest regards,
Gabe Perales
Keller Williams Realty
512.961.2317
Peralesg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 For Rent in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
Is 6000 Shepherd Mountain Cove a safe area, in Austin, Texas 78730?
Hello,
We are fortunate here in the Austin area, we are generally considered a "safe" city. Check out the APD website for specific crime stats. If I can help you with additio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Buying in Shepherd Mountain
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
So I understand buying a REO/ Foreclosed property is next to impossible as a buyer. Whats the best way to purchase this kind of home??
Whoever you have been speaking with you should maybe stop. Buying a bank owned home is not hard or impossible, in fact it is pretty straight forward. Once the bank owns it and decides t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Foreclosure in Austin
Moe Paknia, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Moe Paknia answered:
Anyone have any recommendations for custom (non-spec) home neighborhoods in the 800K range?
Hi
My name is Moe Paknia and I live in Lakeway. There are great options in Eanes and Lake Travis schools. Also I'm very familiar with several custom home builders and planed comu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 General Area in Austin
Lee Ann Seit…, Real Estate Pro in Williamson County, TX
Lee Ann Seitsinger answered:
Professional couple from MN looking to purchase a 2nd home in Austin. Any realtors willing to work long distance?
I have worked with many out of town buyers and would love an opportunity to work with you. I can also provide references with those past clients.

Lee Ann Seitsinger
Tula Properti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Crowe answered:
Small (2-BR), bungalow/Craftsman-style house in safe neighborhood with fewer students, more UT retirees? Ability to walk to parks, restaurants, shops.
Tough get, Btalexa! Interior neighborhoods with the style of home you want is a challenge. You might look around the Wooten area. Not the style of home, though fewer students and some w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
What does the law have to say regarding an Apartment Complex levying fines?
The answer lies within your lease, refer to it for the answer.
Bill
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Rental Basics in Austin
JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
I am planing to buy condo near UT Austin west Campus. what is the right price per square foot . Please let me.Thanks.
It really depends on the age, condition, and finish out of the condo, but you can expect to pay somewhere around $200-$225 per square foot average. I do have a new listing that is not y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 18, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Bill Friedri…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Friedrich, GRI, CDPE answered:
What is the tax rate for Killeen, TX? How can I calculate to make sure my taxes are correct on $152000?
Hi Neiceedp,

I checked several properties in Killeen and looks like the tax rate is 2.468390%.

Multiply that times the Appraisal and you get the taxes owed. $152,000 X .0246839 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Financing in Austin
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Can an owner of an apartment complex charge interest if a tenant has not played his rent on time?
It entirely depends on the lease you signed when you moved in. Read your lease to find out. Generally, most leases charge an initial late fee after a certain number of days of delinquen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Rentals in Austin
Charles Mcla…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Charles Mclagan answered:
If you're buying a new-build home with cash, do you still need to buy title insurance?
There's no rule that says you have to, but everyone does. In the event that someone came along and claimed an interest in your property you could have to defend yours in court and that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Steven Nusin…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Steven Nusinow answered:
Multiple offers situation in house buying
I sympathize with your situation. It is tough to really want a home, and there is a possibility that you might lose out. It is tough to answer your exact question. How is the home pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 78717
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
How do I have the updated crimes in my area sent to my email address?
You might check with the Community Resource officer at APD to see if they have a summary or something they send out.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Crime & Safety in Austin
Steven Nusin…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Steven Nusinow answered:
Do you need to attend a home inpsection if you're already getting a report from the inspector?
I always recommend it. You learn a lot about the home you are getting ready to purchase attending the home inspection
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Guy Gimenez…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Guy Gimenez ABR, CRS, GRI answered:
How realistic is it to find a starter house for 160k west of I-35 and newer than 1990?? Am I being unrealistic? – 1st time homebuyer
Are you looking north or south of the river?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
Alternative Financing in Central,TX?
I'd suggest you turn to your REALTOR who advised you to get into a lease to purchase deal in the first place. I"m sure they helped you with an exit plan.
Bill
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Financing in Austin
Michelle Ada…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Michelle Adams answered:
Are there rentals in Austin that have fenced yards and also allows dogs such as Mastiffs, pits, mixes of either or other big dogs?
Hello Swest,

There are several home owners that do not have the preference for banning an "aggressive breed". Unfortunately they are not as frequent and it limits your options as fa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Rentals in Austin
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