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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Maricris A answered:

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address and we will be happy to assist you.


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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:

Did it ever occur to you that the reason the initial agent was "pushy" was because he knew the potential fate of the home and was afraid that you would lose out on this opportunity? Which was indeed the end result and now you want justification for excluding them from a renewed interest?

It would seem to me that you should be contacting the agent and apologizing for not being more decisive before scrapping them.

Just keeping it real!

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Tue Jun 24, 2014
Jeff Dean answered:
Credit normally is not a big issue with most apartments. They may require an extra deposit. If you have broken leases or evictions then that is more problematic. For rent homes it is alot more difficult with poor credit. Find a good real estate company that can help you. I also own an apartment locating company that can help apartment searchers for free. Visit for more information. ... more
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Wed May 2, 2012
Lisa Montes answered:
I am with a small boutique Brokerage. I love to go to networking events of all types. I go to real estate networking, chamber meetings, and other social events in my niche market. The more involved you are the more people will meet to get to know you and your firm! I love going and promoting myself and my broker! I have made some great connections with professionals in the real estate industry and gotten a client or two. Promoting yourself is the easiest job! I love networking for myself! ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Laura DeDomenic answered:
Historic data is available throught the MLS system. Contact a real estate and request an historic CMA (Comparative Market Analysis). Houses not sold through a realtor will not be in the MLS, these would include SBOs (For Sale By Owner) and sheriff's sales. if you know a house has sold and is not in the MLS, you can go to the county land records and get sales data on a specific address. ... more
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Thu Feb 3, 2011
Susie Reichley answered:
If I were not doing my job, by going in person to the office manager, you could get me replaced.
I like to get to know you and your expectations if your agent before I agree to sign arRepresentation Agreement.

It is a two way street and we both have to be going the same way!

We must have an agreement signed, due to the Texas Licening Rules. Other wise we cannot we still represent the Seller. Yes, some agents say they will do it when they write an offer, but I do not want to
anything that might cause me to jeprodize my license.

Hope this helps.

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Tue Dec 7, 2010
J's Roofing answered:
A lot of answers, and a lot of good information! As John said, a 'roof inspection' is sometimes needed. But usually the Home Inspector (or building inspector) will look at the roof also. If the roof is very high or steep though, most of them will not get "on" the roof, but look at it from the ground with binoculars or something.

IF we can be of help to you, just let us know. We can assist with a roof inspection or do small roof repairs if needed. BUT, if everything is fine, we are happy to tell you that too.

Let us know if we can help!
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Sun Dec 5, 2010
Felix Hung answered:
Gotta be somewhere in between Michael, but definitely takes control. They're the expert. If I have issues or concerns with their suggestion, then and only then would I need options. Outside of real estate, that's how I do it when I select contractors and other professionals. ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Becky Carr answered:
Possible. It's hard to know whether you should directly confront your ex without knowing either of you or the specific circumstancs. How would it benefit him if you didn't find a place to live? If you really believe he is doing this, I'd recommend that you consult an attorney to help you. Beyond trying to get the real reasons for the terminated agreements from the landlord's agent, legal help is probably your best bet. ... more
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Sat May 30, 2009
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Comparable property sales is usually a little more complicated than pulling them from a website. The requirements for use in protesting tax valuations are posted at the appraisal district. You should refer to those needs first. Also there is a time limit to file, normally 5/31.
A Realtor can help you. They just need to know what information to give you to help with the process. Typically, the information is not publicly available, though, since it involves the actual sale prices of comps. Texas is a non-disclosure state, meaning that the exact price is not public information.
Realtors almost always have access to the sensitive data, but our code of ethics prevent revealing that data to persons not known to us. In a few circumstances the data has been expunged by the parties and some Realtors do not know how to recognize prices that have been zeroized.
Since the time nearly 6 years ago when you and Robert bought the house, your tax valuation has risen only about $5000, or 3% roughly. A neighbor across the street from you had a whopping 12% increase just last year on a similar size house (comp) and is assessed higher at the moment.
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Fri Dec 28, 2007
Bruce Lynn answered:
I think you're about on the right track, but we need to take a look at your home to give you a better idea. The online estimates are very very rough. In your neighborhood they could in fact be way off as Zillow and the like are sometimes using mortgage balances to determine values. As far as estimates to update, this is hard to tell and will depend on how extensive the foundation problems are. As to the last part of how much house can you afford? The one thing we are missing is your income and any other debts. I'd suggest a couple of places to start. One is to get prequalified with a lendor with the ideas you have discussed. This is a free service and if you need a recommendation, please feel free to contact me. Once you get that and decide you want to move forward we need to do a competitive market analysis on your home and perhaps get some estimates for repairs/updates and see if you want to move forward.
Good luck.
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