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Home Buying in 75074 : Real Estate Advice

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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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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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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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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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