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Shaukatali K…, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
I am in need of a quick CMA for a house in San Antonio. Contact me if that is something you can do . Thanks, soniagr@ymail.com
Sonia,
Contact a Better Homes and garden Realtor in that area and they will be glad to help you.


Kadibhai (Kadi)
Better Homes & Gardens Gary Greene, Realtor Katy/Houston
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 6, 2013 Home Buying in 78730
The Roman Lo…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
The Roman Lopez Real Estate Team answered:
where is the best place for a single man to live withprice around 350000?
Hello Che,

As a single man myself, I would favor a condo or loft in downtown Austin. Or somewhere near Barton Springs/ Zilker Park.

I've provided a link with some downtown proper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Eric Hegwer, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Eric Hegwer answered:
I am really interested in purchasing a small 400-600 sq ft condo in the 78704 zip code area. Looking for tips on what to prepare for.
Every lender has a different requirement. 20% is pretty standard, but there are other options available. Call me and I can help guide you through the process.

Eric Hegwer
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 16, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
What time frame are you seeing from contract to close is this market?
I am still seeing 45 to 60 days as very possible unless you are talking about a distressed transaction in which case the sky is the limit.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in 78730
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Does my homeowners policy fix my house if it is shifting because the builder has gone bankrupt?
The only one who can answer that is your insurance company. Some do cover situations like you have when they are caused by various problems. I would call your agent to discuss it imme ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in San Antonio Road
Laura Mcmill…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Laura Mcmillan answered:
Which Austin neighborhood has little to no crime?
Hello Fellow Beaumonter!

We cannot answer questions of this nature but you can find the answers you are looking for from different public websites.

If I can help you or chat a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
David Drayer, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
David Drayer answered:
What is the owners name and address of property at 411 East 31st. St.
You can find Property Owner info. at www.Traviscad.org
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in 78705
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
Are cracks on exterior masonary/mortar a mjor problem?
Without inspecting the property difficult for any professional to render an opinion

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
Multimillion Dollar Sales Producer
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Shivani Yadav, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Shivani Yadav answered:
Is there a rule as to the number of days buyer has to deposit E M with title company?
Hello Darrel,

Unless changed in the contract ...the default time frame to deposit earnest money into escrow is 3 business days.

Hope this help!

Regards,
Shivani
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Home Buying in 78758
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
where to bug 2 bth...?
Lanny, are you asking about where to buy a two bath home? If so, the subdivision you've asked about pretty much only has two or more baths in houses.

I can help you, but need to und ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 Home Buying in Spicewood At Bullcreek
vivianne dor…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
vivianne dordea answered:
How do you get more people to view your comparatively priced house in NE Austin?
If you have no showings, the house is overpriced. If you want open house events, you should have asked your agent before listing is he/she does that. Some agents do and some don't. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Sal Zuniga, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Sal Zuniga answered:
condo refinance
Charlie Cooper. Best guy in town. 512.740.4665. Charlie@austincapitalmortgage.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in 78745
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is a good amount to save for a first time home buyer? I am wanting to stay around the $150,000-$200,000 range.
For a personalized answer you really should be consulting with any licensed loan officer; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Eric Hegwer, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Eric Hegwer answered:
How busy is Woodland Avenue? Anyone know what the area around Woodland Avenue and Chelsea lane is like?
Woodland Ave is not too busy. It is one of the streets that feeds into the Riverside area, but isn't as bad as E. Riverside Drive, or Oltorf, and not even close to being as busy as o I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Home Buying in South River City
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Don Groff answered:
I am looking to talk to an FHA lender in the Austin area. Any suggestions?
Hello Erica,

I am an FHA lender in Austin. I broker with many companies and because I am a wholesale broker my fees are rates are much less than any retail bank. Please feel free c ... more
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Molly Pierce, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Molly Pierce answered:
What is the easiest way to find out if a home is in an HOA neighborhood?
Call me.

Molly Pierce
Keller Williams Realty
512-497-4363
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Home Buying in Copperfield
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
What is pocket leasing?
Good morning A. trapz.

A pocket listing is an informal term that is used to communicate information between Realtors about properties that are not active on the MLS system but mig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 78705
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
We are waiting for approval from our lender. So far we were told that they were not able to credit approve our loan, that additional info was needed.
Ever since the credit crash and implementation of Dodd/Frank bill rules, this has become more common. It almost seems that the lenders are not sure what they need when they start the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Hi all, how are 2 appraisals so different on the same house?
Hello Diane.

We would like to think that the appraisal process is precise and uniform so we could all state "facts" regarding value of a home. However, it is really a process that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Home Buying in 78759
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
Buyer's agents willing to be paid by buyer instead of seller?
FYI - all Realtors are paid by the property owner whether location is :
Commercial
Residential
Apartment

Covers listing agent , buyers agent, tenant agent, or apartment locato ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 5, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
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