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77008 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 7, 2017
Ejohnson asked:
Sat Jun 4, 2016
Cassandra Vickers answered:
Hi Michael,

Sorry to hear you're having buyer's remorse so quickly. Since you are in a new construction home, I don't think you will lose an insane amount of money. I think you should hire an acoustic consultant to determine to best way to reduce the amount of noise infiltrating your home. Listed below is a link to CSTI Acoustics. Hope this helps!

Cassandra Vickers
RE/MAX Prestige
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
thinz answered:
Does no matter...I would talk to that agent as well as others and make a determination on who is best on how they will market the property and your confidence in them meeting your goals!
Tom Hinz
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Tue Sep 1, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You'll probably want to call the apartment that you are interested in and ask the property manager directly or go visit the apartment and ask some of the residents there.

I hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Jennifer Hooper answered:
Hi Melissa, how is your condo coming? Are you ready to rent it out again? Or sell it?
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Jennifer Hooper answered:
Zeca, were you able to sell your property? Do you still need help with this?
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Jennifer Hooper answered:
Sat Sep 20, 2014
Stacy Burgin answered:
you can negotiate or put more money down. If you need a realtor I can assist you to make sure this doesn't happen because you get pre approved first and then you want to start searching for a home that is in your budget to eliminate this sort of thing from happening. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Stacy Burgin
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Vino Alonzo answered:
The MCC Program might be your solution. Ask your lender if they offer this. If not, call me.

The MCC program is a tax credit from the IRS for home buyers who have not owned a home in last 3 years.Lenders can use this tax credit to help you qualify for a little more than you normally would be qualified for.

This program is used on conjunction with Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans.

Vino Alonzo, Loan Officer
NMLS# 184279
First Cal Mortgage
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Thu Aug 21, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Do I read this correctly? Since the time the purchase offer was accepted you believe the market has GONE UP and that is your inspiration to RAISE THE PRICE.


Just HOW LONG has this offer been in place? ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Saul Carrillo answered:
Its interesting to see that this along with other "hot" areas of Houston. It is a pretty good area but so are the Montrose. Really the best thing to do is see what your must haves are and then work with a realtor to realize those aims.

Saul Carrillo
3333 Alabama, Suite 125
Houston, Tx 77098
License No. 0573768 Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate (US), LLC
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Wed May 1, 2013
Carolyn Wolfe answered:
This is a great little area in the heart of The Heights. There is only one active listing right now, but 2 in Option Pending, and one more in Pending. This is an affordable option if you want to live in this area, but do remember there are monthly maintainance fees

Maint Fee: Yes/$ 302/Monthly Mnt Include: Clubhouse, Exterior Building, Grounds, Recreational Facilities

It is close to White Oak Bayou, but that is what flood insurance is for.
Remember, Houston is the Bayou City
You could purchase something high and dry and it become a flood zone the next hurricane.

Do your homework and roll the dice, but always purchase flood insurance.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Evan Compean answered:
I echo most of the comments posted here. The Heights is a great area to purchase in. There are some pockets that are better than others. By the size and price of the home you mentioned, you are either purchasing a 3 story townhome or an older 2 story home. If it's the former, make sure the townhome is in line with similar construction in the area. The last thing you want to do is purchase a monstrosity in an area full of small bungalows. Also ask your Realtor to run the comps for similar new construction and resales for you. That will give you a good indicator as to the worth of the property. Unfortunately, many buyers get wooed by the new smell of new construction and stop paying attention to the pricing differences involved.

If the home is an older 2 story home in need of rehabbing, pay close attention to the costs involved in remodeling these types of homes. Most of the older homes in The Heights have very little updating. The costs involved with redoing the plumbing, electrical, roof, etc can be astronomical. Keep that in mind.

Good luck!

Evan Compean
Champions Real Estate Group
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Gail Levin answered:
Nhythecker, I would suggest that you go to HAR and pull up some properties in the area and as soon as you find some that you are interested in, please call me or e-mail me and I will be glad to set up an appointment to view. I agree with the previous agent when she stated that as Realtors we are not allowed to define which areas are safe and which are not. My suggestion is to drive all the areas you might be interested in over a weekend and feel out the neighborhood for yourself. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best of luck ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Heart Realty answered:
Kathy you will want representation from a qualified agent. An agent that is willing to discount their commission or work on a non-exclusive basis will not be the bulldog negotiator you need to achieve the highest price for your home.. I've lived in Timbergrove since 2005, and just recently moved. It's my favorite jewel in the city, the neighborhood is undergoing a great deal of renovation and your property is definitely in high demand. I highly recommend teaming up with someone who understands the area, the implications in supply and demand for the area, and understands the price demand for the immediate future. ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Heart Realty answered:
Your best bet is to team up with a broker that handles a lot of foreclosures. Tracy Nicola is a big office, that would be a good place to start.
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Thu Mar 18, 2010
Jim Lawson answered:
Rentals in the Heights Closed as of 1-1-2010, there were 7 properties found searching the Heights subdivision. The average cost per sqft was $1.11, there may be other "Heights" like rentals that agents named differently. ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2008
Juan Carlos answered:
HI John,

Great question bt the answer is no. Try contacting the Title company or the homeowner. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Juan Carlos
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