Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

76179 : Real Estate Advice

  • All36
  • Local Info1
  • Home Buying18
  • Home Selling3
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 31
Sun Jan 14, 2018
Kaitlyn Siragusa asked:
Entered into a new home construction contract and picked out all the options/materials at design center after making a earnest deposit.
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 20, 2017
Rachel Benson answered:
This question is almost 10 years old, but maybe someone else will have the same question. You may be able to assign your contract to a new buyer, or you may still be able to back out and keep your earnest money based on not being able to get a loan on terms that are satisfactory to you. My guess is the most you would lose is any construction deposits you have already paid. I hope you are working with your own buyer's agent. Too many buyers use the agent in the model home. That agent works for the builder. You need one working for you. The original author of the post was concerned about her specific builder. The builder mentioned has a good reputation in our market, but again if you use the model home agent, you have to know they work for the builder and are required to do what is best for them throughout the sale process. ... more
1 vote 12 answers Share Flag
Mon Nov 13, 2017
maegan.stout asked:
I have a property that was listed through (syndicated) I need to delete the listing but don't have an option to. The property is 516 Mustang Drive Saginaw TX
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Jun 10, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Probably not. I would suggest that you work to improve your score and then purchase a home. Let me know if you need me to connect you with lenders who can help improve your score and then approve you for a loan. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Mar 31, 2017
Katinafortson31 answered:
If you & Your spouse have a credit score in the 600 but your spouse have 2 things on his credit 2 state liens that can be paid off & back child support that going to be set up for payments. on his credit but make 45,000 to 48,000 a year. I work part-time is it hard to get a New Construction loan. ... more
0 votes 23 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 15, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Most lenders go to 580, but I'd be happy to connect you with lenders that I typically refer my clients to. Feel free to reach out to me through my profile if you are interested.

Susie ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Jan 30, 2017
Mvpalmer asked:
Mon Jan 30, 2017
Mvpalmer asked:
Fri Dec 9, 2016
LystHouse answered:
The average total percentage is traditionally 6% but this is negotiable. At LystHouse, we charge 1% to sell your home with full service. If you buy a home with us, we'll sell your home for free. We leverage modern technology and marketing to get your home sold faster and for the most money you can get. You can find out how much you'll save by using our savings calculator here: ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Joshua Marriott answered:
It sounds like you were being taken advantage of, but they failed to accomplish what they wanted. It sounds like someone put your home under contract and then assigned the contract to someone else who didn't close. Is that correct? Normally if your home is in danger of foreclosing you would want to speak to your bank to let them know you are under contract so they can stall the foreclosure. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Fri Jun 24, 2016
Phil.w.talbert asked:
Trulia does not even have the right schools zoned for that area listed and when the list is expanded the school is not even listed. Chisholm Trail H.S. Eagle MT school district has been…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Wed Jun 1, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you talk to the builder. Have you completed your walk through?
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Jun 1, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat May 14, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Some builder contracts stipulate that they have over a year to get the house ready. What does your contract say? You might be able to get out of the deal because it's in a flood plain; your lender will require flood insurance which is an unplanned expense. But without reading the contract it's hard to advise you.

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

Alysse Musgrave

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sat Apr 2, 2016
Samira2424 answered:
I have a great recommendation if your concerned about your credit report and score. Call 1-800-368-4193 make sure you ask for Alicia. Worked with her last year to help remove inaccurate items on my credit report. When I was first referred to her my score was 480, 432 & 466 after 1 month it went up 39 points and in about 5 months 109 points. She is very knowledgeable on ways to legally make both the credit bureaus and creditors do the right thing, and in doing so the items fell off my credit report its been 9 months now I'm at 755 750 and 720 with Experian, but I'm still a satisfied client all I did was follow her advice. Oh she also has portal access so I saw exactly what was being done with my credit and I was able to message her when I had questions from within the portal. ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Tue Apr 21, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with my colleagues below, read your contract or talk to your realtor!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 15, 2015
Phillip Madison answered:
Review your contract and speak with the representative you are working with. I would always suggest having an agent even for new builds as they can help with this scenario. Keep in mind, the builders rep actually works for THE BUILDER and not YOU. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Mar 12, 2015
Jerry Thomas answered:
Depends on how bad. FHA does construction lending. Check out
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
1 2
Search Advice