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Home Buying in 78216 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Greg Iltis asked:
Thu Jul 18, 2013
J. Michael Voulgaris answered:
Hello Mrs. Rodriguez;

First, let me thank you and your husband for his service to our country. I know that doing what THEY do, allows me to do what I do.

I will be happy to help you and your husband. Please contact me at either 713 819 9816 or . After you give more specifics as to the features and price range of the home you want, I will send search results to you. I cut my teeth on VA loans. I also do Texas Vet loans. I look forward to helping you.

Best Regards,

J. Michael Voulgaris
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Vino Alonzo answered:
Hi Samantha,

Most agents will tell you that getting pre-approved with a lender is the best place to start. We can ensure that you are buying just the right amount of house. I will also work with your real estate agent of choice and make sure he or she has all of the information they need to negotiate the best deal for you.

I'd love to tell you about the USDA Program. It's a loan that does not require a down payment. It's a lot of info to give in text format, so call me at your convenience.

Vino Alonzo, Loan Officer
NMLS# 184279
Castle & Cooke Mortgage
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Tue Dec 1, 2009
Derek Joyner answered:
I think your tax question is answered. However, I would worry about the sellers doing a lease-back. There are alot of grey areas that frankly most people do not think about and paperwork usually never covers. You would be amazed at how many people take care of something when they own it and than trash it when it is not theres. Also in a lease-back where the occupants were the owner's. It is usually worse. The owner's now have a land lord so to speak. This usually does not do well when just recently they had no one to tell them what to do. I am very against a lease-back. I know it is on our contracts and the option is there. Many people will also tell you they had great success doing it. I have also heard of horror stories and since there is so much grey area with this it is usually hard for the buyer to think of every think needed in a contract to cover themselves. So buyer's have bought a home in good shape and by the time they actually get it, well it's went to pot and there is nothing you can do because it was not in the contract. And you think well Ill just think of everything. You would be amazed at what you would not think of. Crazy stuff like "no swine on the property". People do not want to tear up there yard and now it's not there's anymore and they wake up one morning and say I want a cow, and I want it to be like a dog. Live in the house and use the bathroom in the yard. Some people are crazy and you sometimes do not see it until it is to late. Sorry for my crazy example. I promise I am not one of those crazy people. At least, I don't think I am one of them. LOL ... more
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