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Sat Nov 9, 2013
Lestine Lakes answered:
I was unable to locate the property with the address given. However, I am an Independent Realtor and I have been in the business more than 12 years and I would be willing to work with you in locating a comparable property. Give me a call on my cell phone (713) 854-1638 or send me an email at I look forward to working with you. Lestine Lakes, Realtor-Associate, Coleman & Co. Realtors ... more
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Marcus Necessary answered:
The agent you choose will be your representative so don't rely completely on the "company". Find an agent who is comfortable selling in your neighborhood and comfortable selling in your price range. Find an agent who is a successful listing agent. Interview several agents and ask them to provide you a resume of what homes they have LISTED in your area/price range that sold. Find an agent who is having success in THIS market.

Try this, put yourself in the shoes of a buyer. Search for homes similar to yours on the internet using sites similar to this one. Pay attention to what agents keep popping up in your search. This will help you see who is getting the visibility that it will take to sell your home.
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Thu Mar 3, 2011
Mark McNitt answered:
I just checked with the management company. I too thought there was a pool/tennis courts for Olde Oaks, but the ammenities near by are for the community next door. NO pool or tennis courts in Olde Oaks. They do have a park with equipment and picnic tables.

The HOA dues quoted on the MLS printouts for the 49 homes for sale range from $400 to $1200 a year. Sorry to say the agents did not double check with the managment company to verifiy the yearly HOA amount for their listings for sale and just put a number down. The management company said one home I asked about was $625 dues for 2011, but as with any would need to verify all these numbers (also taxes, sqft of home, etc) before you make an offer to purchase.

This dollar amount may sound high, but these fees also cover things like electricity for street lights, lawn care of common areas...even extra police patrols. You might want to check with the HOA and find out more about what the fees cover or plan to attend their next HOA board meeting. Sadly most owners do not attend these meeting and have no idea what is going on in their communities and what these HOA fees go towards. You sound like you trying to get involved...good for you!

Not sure if there ever was a pool or club house. Can't find any history to research. I hope this helps.

Good Luck!

Mark McNitt
Bernstein Realty
m 832-567-4357
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Wed Apr 23, 2008
Steve and Elyse Ernst answered:
Getting deed restriction for Olde Oaks can be done quickly. If you have not yet gotten a copy please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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