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Mon Dec 5, 2016
kfieldcamp asked:
the ad for 2149 Salt Marsh Ct
League City TX 77573

is a rental property through American Homes for rent
they own the property

The person who is listed is scamming people
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Alvaradoracd asked:
Hopefully being bilingual (Spanish) will be helpful. Will have my license towards the end of the year.
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
I think you are thinking about the old tax rules.

Under current tax law if it qualified as a personal residence (2 of last 5 years) ... then it doesn't matter what you do with the $ ... the first $250,000 in gains are not taxed ($500,000 if married filing joint).

If it was an investment property with a gain ... then you could do a 1031 like kind exchange to avoid taxes, as long as you invest the gains in a similar type investment property.
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Wed Jul 8, 2015
Jim Atkinson, MRP, ASR answered:
If you don't have a friend for family member that can recommend one, go to some open houses, get a feel for the realtor showing the home, find a few on line that have a bio that sounds like you would work well together, interview several and then pick one to move forward with. You want to make sure you get along with your realtor, selling and buying can be emotional decisions already. ... more
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Wed May 20, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Hello Betsy,
Best is if you talk to a mortgage broker and get pre-approved. If not, you at least know where you stand and can work forward to buy something in the future. Good luck!
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Thu Apr 23, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Certainly you can see beyond the month-to-month reports. To do so, contact a Realtor in your local area. An agent can provide historical data reports for several years, and best yet - provide present market conditions and property pricing.

Best of luck!
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Dianna Cole Speers answered:
Escrow is typically for Taxes and Insurance. Did you local property taxes increase? Also, you can shop for a better homeowners insurance policy if that rate has increased. The lender should be able to tell you why the increase. They could have underestimated escrow in the first year and are trying to catch you up on Escrow payments now. Get your closing documents out and review the HUD settlement statement for the cost they calculated there. - Also - from the HUD website - - If you are a consumer with a question or complaint related to your mortgage or mortgage servicer, please call at (855) 411-2372 (or (855) 729-2372 TTY/TDD), or by fax number (855) 237-2392, or contact the CFPB’s Consumer Response team. ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
James Horne answered:
There are so many without them we couldn't list them all for you. However, if you would like to give me a city that you prefer, I can do it that way. Call me anytime 281-468-5815 or email me a city, and I would be happy to help!


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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Shyanne May answered:
Sorry for such a delay in response. Sounds like you are off to a great start to becoming a homeowner! Ask as many questions and never be shy about it. No question is silly when it comes to making a HUGE financial purchase. I am a real estate agent and would be happy to guide you in a direction of help and answers for all of your questions. I work closely with a wonderful mortgage lender that has helpful tips and resources to get that score up and creative ways of saving.
Contact me ASAP. Shyanne May 281-667-2322 or
Take Care.
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Trisha Hope answered:
First time buyers require an experienced and patient agent who is willing to put the necessary time into explaining and assisting first time buyers. It is really important to make a great first purchase because it will affect your 2nd and 3rd purchases down the road.

I would be happy to send you a list of client experience ratings from my previous clients, many of which were first time buyers.

Feel free to contact me anytime.

Trisha Hope
The Hope Team
Logos Real Estate
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Candia Lundry answered:
There are only 3 subdivisions with a PID. Centerpoint, Victory Lakes and Magnolia Creek are the only PID that I am aware. They do pay out and some are more than half way paid off and sometimes the home owners have paid the entire PID and no longer will have a fee.
The PID is your friend because it goes away. A MUD usually never goes away.
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Charlese Pointer answered:
Yes, as mentioned in previous comments your first step would be to meet with a mortgage adviser or loan officer to get pre-qualified. You don't go on a hunting trip without being prepared, the same as in Real Estate you want to be prepared before you embark on your house hunt. As of right now in the Houston and surrounding areas there is low inventory which is an advantage for Sellers and record low interest rates for Buyers with makes Real Estate appealing to both at the moment. With the credit score you have provided I guarantee you can get approved for a loan to buy a home that would be ideal for you. I'll leave a link below for someone you can contact to help get your Home buying process started.

Charlese Pointer
Realtor ©
Century 21 Paramount
Direct: 832-785-1015
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Sat May 25, 2013
Gail Bevill answered:
Agency, in its basic form, is one person acting on behalf of another, with the consent of both the agent and the principal (client), and the agent acts under the control of the principal. There is always a delegation of authority. Agents owe their clients full fiduciary duties, which are the highest duties there are. We work for our clients and we work with customers. We provide clients with advice, opinions, advocacy and negotiation strategy, which we do not provide to customers. Customers are entitled to accurate information, honesty and fair dealings, and disclosure of material facts about the property.
Intermediary brokerage, also a agency relationship, occurs in one situation and one situation only: when a represented buyer or tenant is interested in offering on one of the firm's listings. It is the only agency relationship that MUST be in writing, and the broker must follow The Real Estate Licensing Act. Only the broker is the intermediary, and is unable to provide preferential advice or opinion to either party, and must treat all parties fairly, and keep confidential information confidential. The intermediary MAY choose to appoint one or more sponsored licensees to the buyer and one or more to the owner, and those appointed licensees then give advice and opinion to the respective parties.
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Sun May 19, 2013
Carol D. Parker answered:
I know you asked your question in 2009, but I would like to answer the question since I found the the answer and this community is still developing.

The subdivision for the Hallmark Oak is The Cove at Todville located in Seabrook, TX. Beazer Homes is still building new homes in that community.

I don't know why the listing states that it is located in League City. It is located in Seabrook with the zip code 77586
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Sat May 18, 2013
Parker Company Real Estate Services answered:
I know your question is almost 2 years old, but I wanted to answer just in case someone else finds your question helpful.

I am a current resident of League City and the South Shore area. Overall traffic isn't too bad. It flows and isn't too crowded during off peak times.

Rush Hour is a different story. It is more congested. The "forked" intersection at FM 270, FM 518 and FM 2094 (Marina Bay Drive) is a pain in the morning between 6:30 am and 9:30 am. Then again around 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

You manage to get through it, but if you're heading south during those times, take South Shore Blvd over to FM 96 (League City Parkway). If you're heading north, stay in the right lane once you get to the light at Davis Road across from Clear Creek Intermediate School on your left, if you are leaving home at those times.

A few trips driving around town, you will find out which route is better for you. Local business like Walgreens, CVS, etc. close their doors around 10 pm. Traffic is very light then. However, people can be frisky on the road on Wednesdays through Saturdays because the local bars and restaurants become active.

Other than what I just mentioned, driving League City and the surrounding areas are relatively easy compared to Houston and other suburban areas around Houston.
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Melissa McFarland answered:
My husband and I work together, and for a small fee we would be happy to help you with that. And should you ever decide to sell, or even refer someone who would like to buy or sell, we would refund it to you. Please call either myself at 832-221-5575 or Patrick at 713-857-2715. Patrick is really good at hitting the mark on value!
Melissa McFarland, Realtor
CENTURY 21 Paramount
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Deborah Winters Chaney answered:
One of the problems could be the price you are asking. Is your home over-priced? Another important consideration in selling during the current Buyer's Market is to make sure your home is absolutely move-in ready. Buyers want to Close on Friday, move-in over the weekend, and go back to work on Monday. Very few Buyers want to fix or upgrade anything in a home today. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Stacey Christman answered:
These days, many people are doing their own research on the internet ~ so finding someone "right around the corner" isn't as important as finding someone who's truly knowledgeable about the real estate market, trends in the area, and how to market a property. the size of the company doesn't matter nearly as much as the commitment your particular agent is willing to make to sell your house, and to help you find a new home. I'd recommend personal referrals over big name companies...ask your friends who they used and if they were happy ~ and if they were ~ give the person they used a call!


Stacey Bullock Christman
Scott O'Connell Properties
2927 Ferndale
Houston, TX 77098
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Carla Wade answered:
It is hard to list a FISBO. Every time I list one it isn't a FISBO anymore!
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Jeffrey C Lewis answered:
I am the owner of CENTURY 21 Paramount in League City and would be more than happy to assist you.
Please email me at and we can discuss your interests further.
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