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Home Buying in Frisco : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 2, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
When you said the same, is it the same amount of upgrades? I would suggest that you consult your realtor.
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Thu Sep 28, 2017
Worldwidefunding2017 answered:
Even with the poorest credit score getting a loan from, is easy as ABCD . You are just a message away from getting your dream home funded..
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Fegettaboutit answered:
I think it is a great idea to offer cash back and I am a agent in 2 diff states since the 90s and I love it!

So Navy Federal offers it but they are awful not agents but the bank.

USAA offers the same with similar treatment...awful but if you can get past them to the agency it isnt so bad.

Some banks have connections/relationships with real estate agentcy but my concern is that the bank tells the agent what you can afford and I feel that max you can afford should be private as agent still works for the seller and think twice because an agent works really for who? Themselves first you second so even as a buyers agent more you pay higher their commission! Being on both ends I simply gave specs for what I needed in a home and budget I say Free! This lightens mood and I explain I will do all the works and make sure mortgage person is not connected and doesnt share with agent my max budget then go nuts. These days agents dont do ALLLL that work when you have a savvy buyer!
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Fri Aug 25, 2017
Rla4046 answered:
Hi Y'all ! Who do you talk to If you bid on a house you won the bid. You close on the house they did 2 inspections on the house but there is hazardous electrical issues( The stove was making poping sounds like firecrackers when we try to cook a pizza. My has been had to hurry and cut the stove off and the breaker box off to the kitchen .And call the loan officer and the realtor the loan officer said it's as is but I told my husband this is dangerous and hazardous and our lives and the grandkids lives are at stake when they come to visit .And if this is as-is. Why they didn't keep the first stove they had in this house that had burnt out wires .Now the second stove they replaced it with has electrical issues . It's supposed to be a new stove but it's a used stove .( And the hot water heater sit next to the outlet for the washer and dryer the door from the washing machine touches the hot water heater knobs at the top )and the structural damage upstairs (The floor makes cracking noises when you walk on it.You can hear it downstairs) also(We was told it's not the pad or the rug it's the wood on the floor that make a hump under the rug). And in the kitchen (The refrigerator moves when you walk by it).who do we talk to about getting these dangerous and hazardous things address .We've been in here going on three months trying to find out who we supposed to talk to address these issues? Because this as-is is-not cosmetic issues) This is dangerous and hazardous! HELP PLZ!!! I pray this house can be made clear and free. So #thisoldhouse can be repaired to our #BeautifulHomes . BLESSINGS Renita Armour ... more
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Pyting75 answered:
Greetings Alecia:
I am desirious of purchasing outside of the Houston area in Conroe. I am a travelling nurse. Currently working in Wisconsin. My question is: is the workshop information specific to the state it's presented?

I was gonna do a workshop here. Then try and start the process in TX. Do you go as far as Conroe? If not, are you affiliated with any agents who are familiar with the process?
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Marbeth answered:
Hands down: HR.

FL has a terrible rep (well-earned) of shoddy construction, bait-and-switch, and unresponsive builder (Del Webb went bankrupt; bought by Pulte - beware!).

You're not going to find 23SF in HR in the $200-$250 range in HR (today is 4-26-17; I realize your post was in 2009). Expect mid-$400s. You are paying to live in the middle of a country club w/beautifully-manicured greenscape (I understand the golf course is excellent, but I don't play golf and can't give you an option based on experience). All the houses and yards are maintained to perfection; no visible trashcans/gardening supplies (pots, bags of dirt, etc.)/etc. These go in the garage. Absolutely tons of activities (sports, fitness, walking trails, tennis, bocce, cards/billiards, Bible studies, chorale, dance groups, genealogy, photography, book clubs, lunch groups, etc, etc). 2 restaurants. I was told when I moved in, "You can do 3 or 4 different things every day." I thot, Yeah; right. I was wrong: you CAN do this! The people are absolutely fabulous, too; so helpful and welcoming. I feel 100% safe.
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Allen Boyer answered:
Yes, it's important to inspect at each stage but you should have discussed/negotiated that up front with the builder for it to be coordinated. That's one reason it is a good idea to have a Realtor even on a new build. Most builders are reputable but in this fast pace market sometimes things get missed...and it happens more than you think. But once the house is closed up it's too late.

Most people think they are getting a better deal by not using a Realtor but the Builders already have Realtor commissions built into the cost. And a good Realtor will usually be able to save you money by negotiating a better price or having add upgrades included.

Allen Boyer
Keller Williams
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
Sergeymart answered:
We recently bought Landon home in Frisco and were disappointed by quality of their work and materials they use. We had to have them come out to fix various issues that should have been done right from the start. On some issues they had to come back close to ten times until they could get it right. Some of the issues they refused to fix and wouldn't even respond to our requests. I don't recommend this builder to anyone. ... more
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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Susanne Anson answered:
Yes, several, but a difficult question to answer unless you can specify price range. Land costs have driving up costs more than 40% over the past 4 years. Send me an email at for specific names and reviews. Thanks, Susanne ... more
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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Scott Schueler answered:
The Gehan team, from the sales people, sales management, to upper level management, is second to none. I've had nothing but outstanding experiences working with this organization. As a Realtor of 14 years, I always recommend and trust Gehan Homes for my clients searching for new construction. Quality product at a fair price = great value. Frisco is a great place to buy and Gehan is currently building in a community called the Arbors at Willow Bay:

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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Troycopeland answered:

It sounds like it"s the same subdivision I just moved into myself. I see this is dated for last year. I would be interested to hear what you decided to do. Troy
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Angeline,

I am base in Plano and your best option is to purchase the new home by Calatlantic in Frisco as McKinney taxes as set to go up in the coming years base on not enough schools and the number of people moving to area vs Frisco where the new schools are already build and schedule to come online in 2017 base on previous bonds.

But before you go off and talk with the builder I would advise you first to get qualified by a Lender and select an Agent to represent you with the negotiation. This will force the builder to offer up some additional incentives. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, this will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted for a FREE no obligation consultation.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Connie Reisenweber answered:
Check your easements! Gather information from the county building department and you will learn more about your prospective investment. Pros to corner lots are they tend to be larger, giving you more to work with and land values tend to rise overall in time. Cons can be the busy intersection or restrictive easements. Good Luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
the Indigo Skye Group answered:
Hi Donna,
My name is Debi Davies and I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist with the Indigo Skye Group and Keller Williams. I can help you. Please email me whenyou can. Thank you Donna.
Debi Davies
Realtor | Sales Associate
The Indigo Skye Group
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Tue Jun 7, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
I am able to get first time home buyers into new homes with zero down payment. You must be approved for our down payment assistance program. Feel free to contact for further details.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
Different lenders have different criteria. I am able to get buyers into homes with as little as a 500 credit score with 10% down and a 580 fico with 3.5% down.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
I suggest an area that provides an easy commute to work and quick access to highways. I would also look at the stats of the area to assure that your choice in home would maintain its value. I would be honored to provide you a wants and needs determination and email you list of homes that meet your requirements. ... more
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Sun May 1, 2016
Dowsley answered:
I live in Roanoke Va. My father just passed away and I mom cant afford to keep the house.
We cant live together, but I need a house that has separate living quarters. Is there such a place? ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
There aren't many (or any) bad areas in Frisco. Inventory is so low right now, I suggest being open to both communities since your home options will be limited.

I'm an Exclusive Buyer Agent serving the Frisco area. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Please give me a call.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate
Exclusive Buyer Agent

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
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