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Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
I am strongly considering moving from Atlanta to Austin in May of 2014 and would like some expert advice about the financial aspects of the move.
Tulio,
Atlanta is a good market, Austin is a HOT market. While no one can predict the future I see a continuing "tight" market. $250K and under is the sweet spot and therefore the hott ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Roger Buraim…, Real Estate Pro in 78759
Roger Buraimoh answered:
distance between tandem and steck ave
Distance is less than 10 miles, and should not take any more than 10 to 15 minutes drive time with traffic.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Austin
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
My husband and I are moving to Austin from CO. What are some nice apartments near UT Austin?
Hi Jen. Currently there are 8 properties that will take pets and are in the area you've indicated. When will you be planning to move in? The reason I ask, is that our market is so acti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Rentals in 78751
Vivianne Dor…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Vivianne Dordea answered:
Appraisal: Should interior stairs be included in the total sq ft? Recourse if appraisal is different than MLS?
Every time you do an appraisal you'll get a different number, unfortunately is seems that each appraiser measures a different way. If the tax record is different from the MLS sqft it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in 78730
Cindylou Hun…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Cindylou Hunter, Broker answered:
I am looking for a two bedroom preferably house .it has to be in the area of Sheldon. please contact me on 07780784448 £600 budget
ok, are you currently in the Uk?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Rentals in Austin
Douglas Voge…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Douglas Vogelsass answered:
Where can I get information about good cause eviction rights for tenants that live in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) apartments?
Try the Austin Tenants' Council. http://www.housing-rights.org/

IMO, they are the best deal going when it comes to assisting tenants with their rights.

Good luck, dude.

peace ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Austin
Vivianne Dor…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Vivianne Dordea answered:
Average rent for a 2 bed 2 bath in Austin
it all depends on location, size and type of property
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Austin
Joe Casey: B…, Real Estate Pro in 33765
Joe Casey: Broker / CAM answered:
What county is this......Travis or Williamson?
Which county are you interested in living in?

Joe Casey
Goldwasser Real Estate
jcasey@gretx.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Buying in Canyon Creek
Brenda Sours, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Brenda Sours answered:
Moving to Austin before the end of this year. Need to know the building codes as we are interested in building a "container" home.
I don't know what a container home is but would love to learn more about it! Most subdivisions have deed restrictions that might prevent you from building something like that in additi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
Relocating to Austin; prefer near 78704
Iris,
I doubt you'll find a 3/2 or a 3/1 for anything near $1000/mo. More near $2000/mo might be more the range.
Bill
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Rentals in 78704
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
What should you look out for in the final walkthrough?
1. The home to still be there, i.e. not burned down
2. All items to still be acceptable, once you close its over
3. Ensure that everything contract is still there, i.e. no replaced ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Financing Question
On a pure financial cost basis, you'll pay less interest with the 15 year option. However, you gain additional cash flow flexibility with the second option. As for which is better, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Financing in San Antonio Road
Tom Burris, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tom Burris answered:
What do I need to know when helping 1st time home buyers that are using a VA loan?
Talk to the lender about 'non-allowables'

Some fees the veteran cannot pay. So the seller pays them. This will figure into your offer/negotiations.
The listing agent or your broker ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Buying in 78704
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
I put in an offer, giving full asking price/everything that they asked for in the listing; they countered asking for a higher price? legal?
It's legal. And it is not uncommon in some areas during certain market conditions. Where I am, the buyer would just walk away, shaking their head, wondering how he ever met such a crazy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 78759
Michelle Ada…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Michelle Adams answered:
rent or buy house near private is necesary?
Hi Sandy!

I would be happy to assist you in your search from afar, I specialize in assisting folks relocating, my most recent clients came in for a short visit at a fully furnished r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Moving in Austin
Michelle Ada…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Michelle Adams answered:
Is north or northwest Austin the best area for families with good schooling? We are moving in July and are looking to rent at first
Hi Alexandra!

So glad you have chosen Austin!

Northwest Austin does have excellent school, as do many areas of Austin. I'd be happy to discuss with you further as well as assist y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Moving in Austin
JOSEPH E JAR…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
Can a person who is getting a VA loan only purchase a TURN KEY HOME?
Not sure exactly what you mean by a turn key home, but the answer generally is no. A VA loan can be used for just about any property to my knowledge. If you would like, feel free to giv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Jon Kasner, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jon Kasner answered:
How is the tap water in Austin?
Water quality in Austin is good. There are some areas like Pflugerville where you will want a water softener because of the lime. But overall much better than Los Angeles for example.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2014 General Area in Austin
Brenda Sours, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Brenda Sours answered:
do you work with bankrucpcy's chapter 7 dismissed in Jan of 2013 and going through 13 now just e-mail and let me know. we are looking to rent a home
I'm helping a couple who has filed a business bankruptcy 3 years ago to buy owner finance or wrap properties. Call me directly or email me at AustinHomeSells@gmail.com or 512-914-6118. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in Austin
Mary Jane Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Mary Jane Moran answered:
What are the crime rate statistics for 92234 zip code?
Probably not that good...
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 22, 2014 Crime & Safety in 78734
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