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Anna Maria D…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Anna Maria Durr answered:
Any lenders that offer 100% financing for buying a new home in Cypress or Tomball area (Houston, TX)?
Hi,
Yes, we offer the USDA program which is 100% financing. Not all areas are eligible but parts of Tomball and Cypress may qualify. Please let me know if you would like to have mor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 Home Buying in Houston
The Loken Gr…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
The Loken Group answered:
Mover & Shaker looking for terrific heartbreath-taking place to start my new life in Houston. Started Q hit button too quick. WPB FL move
Hi Kim,

We completely understand your desire to do your research before talking with a Realtor, but working with you one-on-one is really the best way to help you find an area that s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Buying in Houston
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
My fico score is low...540 but debt is low. can i still buy a house in may with low score?
Realistically, you'll need a score of 640 to have a shot with low downpayment. There are government backed programs that can work with scores as low as the 500s, but you'll have to rev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
The Loken Gr…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
The Loken Group answered:
Is 77043 in a flood zone?
Hi there!

Here's some helpful websites where you can learn more about floodplains in Houston:

http://www.hcfcd.org/femt/
http://www.hcfcd.org
http://www.hcfcd.org/ME_hcft.html
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Buying in 77043
D'Evereaux…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
D'Evereaux Baum-Moore answered:
as a va veteran do I pay a down payment.
Hello Kenneth, if you have DD214 from the Branch of Service you were in (or you can obtain it through the VA) and your credit score meets a certain requirement then no you do not need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Buying in 77045
Joe Cano - R…, Real Estate Pro in 77008
Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator answered:
North of I-10 @ washington
That is an upcoming area. I know a gentleman, builder, constructing some beautiful floor plans in this area. Construction should be done by April/May.


Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Buying in Houston
Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Cypress, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
Hello...after seeing the responses to my questions on Trulia, this morning I drove around Washington/Heights/TC Jester
Pat,

The variety of prices will depend on many factors such as size, year built, features (hardwoods, granite counter tops, etc) size of yard and even location. Stucco is common and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2013 Home Buying in Houston
Melody Barlow, Real Estate Pro in Cypress, TX
Melody Barlow answered:
Is anyone looking for a rental in west wind?
I'm sorry. I just noticed that there haven't been any answers posted in response to your question a few weeks ago. Good rentals are hard to come by these days because of high demand a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in Westwind
Ignacio Gomez, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Ignacio Gomez answered:
rice/military: Hi...what zip code do I use to search for houses / townhomes in rice military.?
77007. I specialize in that area and can show you homes of great value there if you'd like.

Ignacio (Nash) Gomez
Inner Loop Realtors
nash@innerlooprealtors.com

To speak wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in Houston
Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
Have section 8,need 2/3 bedroom apt decent neighborhood/school. Prefer inner 610/South/Southwest Houston. No background, good rental history!
Hello,

I can search and see what I find in that area.

What is your budget? Do you have pets? When do you need to move?

Please email me at persis.realtor@gmail.com

Persis
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 29, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Looking to find investment properties
I'm not a broker in Texas, but I do know of an investment company in the area who can get you exactly what you need. They buy up distressed properties, fix them up, rent them out, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Home Buying in Houston
Debby Higgins…, Real Estate Pro in 77070
Debby Higgins Brown answered:
what does pending continue to show mean?
The house is under contract and inspections have been done, and the seller is waiting to close, but will still show the house until it closes.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
what does short sale mean?
It's when you owe the lender more than the market price of your home and you don't wish to pay the difference. You would then ask the lender to accept a repayment based on the best pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in 77089
Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
is 8702 sablecliff still for sale?
Manuel ...

Yes, the home is still listed as active, for sale at $87,900. If you'd like to see it, please get in touch with me. I won't be working Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 23, 2012 Home Buying in 77089
Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Cypress, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
The Houston area tops Trulia’s list of the 10 healthiest housing markets for 2013
Trulia,

We are seeing prices increasing and the "nice" listings sell very quickly all across Houston. The areas inside the Houston 610 Loop are the hottest. If priced well, those i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 19, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Anna Maria D…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Anna Maria Durr answered:
question about buying a plot of land
Yes the land will be taxed and depending on the deed restrictions in the area, they will dictate what you can and cannot do. In urban areas there are Homeowner's Associations, each one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Gladys ColÃ…, Real Estate Pro in Riverside County, CA
Gladys Colón answered:
how do a foreign citizen manage his USA property?
I would suggest you contact a Property Management company close to the property- They will handle everything there is to the property from collecting the rents to re-renting the propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
question about property tax
The most simple answer is - yes, all of the rentals that I've come across, the landlord pays for the common charges and real estate tax and the maintenance.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Amy Kristynik, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Amy Kristynik answered:
Townhomes / condo or single family home
Hi Pat, there are many options out there depending on price range and needs in a home. You can expect any where from mid $300's and up on a nice home. What is your budget?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
James Brockw…, Real Estate Pro in League City, TX
James Brockway answered:
what happen to years of backtaxies on a resale bid?
Most likely, those taxes will show up as title exceptions, like any lien, and will have to be paid off at closing.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 15, 2012 Home Buying in 77033
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