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Sun Feb 19, 2017
Drethics asked:
Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Fri Jul 10, 2015
Leanna Moss answered:
Hey there!
I came across your post here on Trulia and got to thinking you might be very interested in seeing the value of your home in today's market. If you would like, I would be happy to create a home report for you.

Leanna Moss, Realtor
The MOSS Team
Diversified Realty Consultants, LLC
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
Amy Arey answered:
We as Realtors can not give out crime information on any particular area, or state that one area is "safer" than another since crime can happen in any zip code. However, there's an interesting link on my website that will pull information (as well as crime-stats) from each zip code (or compare zip codes if you'd like:

Hope this helps!

-Amy S Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
214.901.1341-cell - Search Homes all over DFW!
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Sun Oct 12, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
Yes!! As you have heard, it's still a booming market--especially in the area of North Texas with exemplary-rated school districts. (Just to give you an idea of the rising sales prices in the area...I recently sold a home in this zip code in which we evaluated selling the home about 3 years ago--the seller THEN would have been in the RED. Just three years later, he sold, we had multiple offers (5, actually) the first day on the market, and sold for 10k OVER list-price, netting my seller a 62k profit :)

Let me know if I can assist or provide you more detailed statistics to give you information to make the best decision possible.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Sun Sep 28, 2014
Phillip Madison answered:
It is definitely possible, you will just have to locate a complex that allows 6 month leases.
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Sun Jun 29, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with Kenneth below, also you may need to contact the city.

Good luck,

Susie Kay, RealtorĀ® & Certified Stager
Residential, Commercial, Investment
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
John Hamidi answered:
My Agency pay 1% commission back to buyers

Call me At 214-334-4442
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Brent Rice answered:
There are a couple of neighborhoods within a 2.5 mile radius of the Plano Parkway/14th street merge. The highest priced custom homes (2012 construction) are located in Cantera. These prices are in the $700,000s. Also, Shaddock Homes and Drees Homes have built new homes in Rolling Ridge Estates with prices ranging from $600,000 to $670,000. In addition, they have new homes in Hunters Landing with prices between $400,000 and $500,000.

The newest homes in the 2.5 mile area are located in Maxwell Creek and are built by Standard Pacific. The prices are $360,000 to $410,000 or $105 to $120psf.

Even if you buy a new home, you should have a Realtor to represent you. The builder will pay our commission, but we are loyal only to you and protect you from making an unwise decision including spending more money than you should. The commission is figured into the price already. So, you will not get a better price if you are not represented. Don't be fooled.

I'm glad to show any of these homes to you and also show you market sales data of similar properties so you can get a really good grasp of the market. I also happen to know the history and quality of these builders to help navigate you through the various decisions of which to focus on. Apparently, you already have an idea of Grand Homes and what they build. I, too, am quite familiar with them.

I look forward to hearing from you if you are not represented already by a Realtor.

Brent Rice, Trulia Top Recommended Broker (Pro & VIP)
The Rice Group, Inc.
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Tue Mar 8, 2011
Blaser Yoakum Team answered:
Hi LInday
I know that you have received your answer, but more importantly it seems you may be interested in knowing what is going on in the market around your property.

We offer a service that might be helpful to you in giving you some information. It is a Market Snapshot. Go to and click on Your Homes Value...enter your info and you will find all kinds of value information.

Much Success!
Pam Yoakum
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Mon Feb 7, 2011
Frustrated answered:
we were able to get a hold of our loan officer. he refuses to admit that he did us wrong. he says that it doesnt have to be 3 yrs with fha and that there is no way a lender will be able to get in touch with that right? im thinking he's an idiot! because the 2nd lender that couldn't pre-qualify gave us fha's num. good news we were able to get his boss' boss involved. we don't plan on getting a loan if we aren't qualified, we just want these loan officers dealt with so that other families won't have to go through this nightmare like us.

also, i was wondering, are branch mangers not aware of their mortgage office's location?? we went in and tried to speak with the branch manager that our loan officer worked out at and she said that his boss had no office that he worked out of and does not have that information? i think she lied to us because when we called his number, a receptionist answered and it turned out it was just down the street from the bank.
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Fri Nov 5, 2010
Brad Holden answered:
Hello Allen,

It's simple.

Call me. You are probably calling ReMax, Keller Williams, Ebby and all the other big brokers. Their focus is on Listings and FSBO's.

Us Brokers that have all control look at things differently.

Brad Holden
(469) 733-2723
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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Greg Fowler answered:
At the nine year mark, I am generally not concerned with the original builder near as much as with the current condition of the property. Centex has always hd a strong reputation for building a solid "no frills" house. But over the course of nine years, even a well built home will suffer if not maintained. On the flip-side, a simply built home may have had many upgrades done over the course of nine years. You're in a great position if this is the most pressing question in your purchase decision. Its always a good thing to hve a back-up plan, and it sounds like you will hve a good second choice no matter which yu pick as first choice. Youhave a lot of leverage in the first negotiation. I hope it works well for you. ... more
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Tue Jul 20, 2010
Ronda Allen answered:
I've been showing and selling homes in Plano for ten years and resided in the DFW area for over 30 years. I have never seen a fight or witnessed gang activity of any sort, personally. Real estate agents aren't the experts in crime that people assume we might be. We know to leave work that isn't in our realm to the people who do deal in that reality. I suggest you go online with the local police department and/or call the community resource officer and discuss crime in specific areas.
Have a blessed day!
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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Michael Russell answered:
Th real question is how well did Centex's subcontractors built this particular home, enter home inspector. If you're choosing between two houses you have many factors to consider. Price, condition, amenities, location, possible repairs, price. If they are asking simllar prices for very similar homes then see which one will counter a nice low offer. If neither respond then up the ante till one does. Use your leverage of having found two houses you like. Best of luck ... more
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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Michael Russell answered:
Shouldn't be too big of an issue as long as your property is already listed, below top of market, shows well, and days on market aren't long in your neighborhood. If I were your listing agent for example, we would see if there are properties available like you prefer first. Then we would start a marketing plan with you to ensure that you don't get stuck backing out of a purchase contract and losing earnest monies. It is true in some cases you can ask the buyer of your home to hold off while you wrap up closing on your new property. You will need a Realtor who is both a good sellers and buyers agent and preferably with experience in these types of transactions. Best of luck ... more
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Brad Holden answered:

If you havent found a home yet, call me. I have many avenues for the seller to pay all closing costs.

Brad Holden
(469) 733-2723
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