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Home Buying in 76248 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Tyemenu asked:
Are the properties below still on the market? If so could you please provide me with the auction dates?

2209 Lakeway Dr., Keller, TX 76248
1805 Queensbridge Ln., Keller, TX 76262
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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
The most activity of any listing is when it's brand new. It can be very busy the first week and sometimes through the second, but then it drops down as the existing buyers have already seen it. That's why it's so important to get things ready and right when you start. If you left projects undone, or over priced it, you've missed the largest batch of buyers.
The only solution is to resolve whatever was left undone and price it according to what's selling. Sometimes buyer's will circle back for a second look.
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
david answered:
At you can hire a researcher to find mineral rights or title examination to help using Landman on Demand!
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
I personally like Newton Ranch.

Nathan P. Neely

Broker and Owner

Neely Real Estate Group

phone 214-552-2273

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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
See below, let me know how we can help!

From my blog

What a Buyer’s Agent Can Do For You
The CostPurchasing a home is a complex and a significant financial transaction. The seller’s agent (the listing agent) is not on your side. He or she is legally bound to represent the seller. They are trained and experienced in how to protect their seller’s interests. Even with new construction, that sales representative represents the builder – not you. The legal designation of a buyer’s agent was created to put buyers on equal footing by giving buyers an experienced representative with a fiduciary duty to protect them.

Think you’re going to save money buy going at it alone? That’s not the way it works. The seller pays the full commission (both seller and buyer sides) to the listing agent/broker. The listing agent then pays a potion of their commission to the buyer’s agent. If you don’t have a buyer’s agent, the listing agent still gets the whole commission. And you open yourself up to making expensive mistakes.

Specially Trained and Certified
Not only do we provide experienced representation to buyer, I’ve been specially trained as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. The Real Estate Buyers Agent Council gives this accreditation to agents who complete dozens of hours of specialized training and have a required level of past experience representing buyers. Less than ten percent of Realtors nationwide hold this important designation.

Market Knowledge
Whether you’re moving to the county or a life-time resident, you likely do know have the detailed market knowledge to know what a home is worth today. There’s always lots of neighborhood gossip about what someone sold for, what someone else paid, etc., but these figures frequently do not include other accommodations between buyers and sellers or value adjustments for upgrades, amenities, deferred maintenance or other items. Plus, there are trends in neighborhoods, different long-term prospects and changes in surrounding areas that will affect value. We know these details and can help you be sure you’re paying the right price.

In addition to valuation, we know the neighborhoods themselves. Especially if you’re moving here, you’ll need someone who knows the areas so you are sure to move into the community that’s right for you!

Buyer’s Agency Agreement
The legal agreement that bounds your agent to you as your buyer’s agent varies by State. But, regardless of its name, this document is critical for you to understand your rights and to secure the legal and ethical representation. However, while it’s important to have an agency agreement in place, be sure to it gives you the right to terminate the agreement if you become unhappy with the relationship.

This agreement may state that you, the buyer, are bound to pay the agent. This exists for two reasons. First, by tying the fee to you, it binds the legal relationship between you and your agent/broker. Second, if you buy a home that is being sold without a listing agent (for sale by owner), you may need to pay your agent if he/she cannot structure a deal to have the seller pay a commission. The agent is providing you a great deal of value and is probably doing all of the seller’s work too!
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Kim Katsenes answered:
Hi Mark, I realize this is an old question but still one many of my buyer clients ask everyday. Cut/Paste the link below from MSN which provides 9 Reasons to Buy a New Home Over Resale...

"Newly built properties can offer fewer hassles, greater efficiency and more customization."
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Lloyd Martin answered:
Yes...Aren't you glad you asked.
NO Down Payment Plan - Free Money
• No down payment for a TX Home Purchase
• You don't need to be living in Texas to qualify
• You Don't have to be a first time home buyer
• It is regular FHA loan and the State of Texas will pay the 3.5% down payment - for example on a $200,000 Home that is $7,000 Free Money!
• No restrictions on location, can buy anywhere in the state of Texas
• Only qualifying factor is a $54,000 Maximum income limit for the loan applicant only, NOT Household income. That means that if anyone in your household makes less than $54,000 they (you) can get the down payment free.
• Plus you can close in as quickly as 30 days
We also have a program for Credit Challenged Buyers where two different companies will buy Any home you want and then lease it back to you. You later buy the home from them, when your credit improves. Some Restrictions Apply
This home is really for sale but you buy ANY home you qualify for. Don't Wait!
Call me while this program is still available.
Lloyd Martin
Fathom Realty
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Alicia Chmielewski answered:
There's a couple different auctions you may be considering... that directly from the builder and the county if the bank has taken the property in foreclosure (which is happening to builders these days). In response to the latter, yes, you can get a "bargain" there sometimes. You will really need to know exactly what it is you're wanting to buy prior to the auction and what your max bid is/will be. In order to purchase at that point you must have a cashier's check in hand for the full amount. (No loans will be welcomed.) I'd highly recommend that you hire an agent to research the home(s) for you to help you come to your max bid prior to the auction date. Make sure that that agent has at the least been to an auction either for their own investment purposes or with an experienced investor so that way they really know how to advise you.

The disappointing thing I've found is that most agents have no experience or knowledge of how the process works. Experience on such a purchase is absolutely necessary!
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Mon Nov 23, 2009
Kenneth Walters answered:
Included in the link below is the 2012-2013 School Accountability Ratings compiled by Republic Title for all of the school districts in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex:

Please let me know if I can provide you additional information.

Best regards,
Kenneth Walters
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Fri Apr 10, 2009
Lucy Puniwai answered:
Firstly, I see you are from Florida. Are you considering buying this home as your primary residence? Are you working with an agent? I am thinking perhaps you are not as your agent should perform due diligence in several areas.
You stated the most recent sale of a home with comparable stats was in 1974. I live in Keller and will visit the property, take pictures and see if there is a "Seller's Disclosure" available so we can determine if there are known issues or insurance claims on the property. We just experienced a hail storm that left many roofs damaged and windows.
Another good place to get information is in the Tarranty County Appraisal tax records. Perhaps the estate has had a recent appraisal to determine the sales price. There are many items that a Realtor who has the authority to represent you can pursue on your behalf.
Please let me know if you find this information helpful. I am interested in an interview to become your Realtor.

Take care,

Lucy A. Puniwai
(214)783-6416 - Cell
HomeCity Real Estate
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Mon Dec 15, 2008
Cindie Stewart answered:
The area is in a sea of homes there is tons of inventory on the ground in the Alliance Coridor area. Make sure the home has all that you want. Location, Location,Location, floor plan issues ie master is down and if perfect there is 1 other bedroom and 2nd full bath down. Floor plan issues you can't change when you sell. Not power lines busy road and other things that will hurt you when you go to resell. I am not saying homes with these issue don't sell they do, however they will at normally lower prices than those without those issues.
Not only should you look at what all you get when you buy but also what you will get when you resale it in a few years.
I would also look at what the homes in the area in resale are selling for. Because cost have gone up cost to buy a resale home might be a better deal then a new home.
Just my opinion.
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