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Home Buying in 78251 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
As long as you are in communication with your agent and your agent knows what to do then you are fine. We do not know the detail of what's going on and it's hard to suggest anything without having the whole picture.

Susie Kay
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
jimfurgeson88 answered:
I think one of the best things to do is to find someone who can sit down and discuss the possibilities with you. There are a lot of respectable companies out there that can help you. All you have to do is find a local usda home loan company, and ask them what your best option is! Good luck!
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Libby Ross answered:
Meritage is a fine builder. However, working with an experienced Sales Consultant of the builder is imperative. Sometimes you will need to call the builder an ask for one in the community you are looking for. Ask them how many years they have been in the business and worked specifically for them.

Home warranties are an interesting issue. Each builder can choose a company they wish to use as their vendor for the service. Some are better than others. A quality builder will always step up and make any repair or resolve a situation on one of their homes. Sometimes it depends on the issue and if the policy will specifically cover the issue.

Do what you are doing by asking the kind of questions you are asking. Remember to make sure to work with a Realtor when you build who is knowledgeable in New Construction and the various builders (like Meritage) in San Antonio. They can be a real advocate for you during the process to help with any issues like construction issues or warranty issues. The builder does not want the Realtor community to have a bad feeling towards a builder and they will usually go out of their way to work with them.
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Libby Ross answered:
Travis has it right. As an active Trulia PRO user, they don't have the option for "pending" status. Either "For Sale" or "Sold". As I tell my buyer clients, please use the MLS search or the auto search I set up for them. If you want to look on your smart phone and have current data, use my website at or for complete "real time" information. ... more
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Diana Tawil answered:
Hi Stephen,

I know the area well and would be happy to help you find the perfect home for your family.

I can be reached at email address, or the phone number below.

All the best in your Home search.

Diana Tawil
The Horn Company
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Jim Simms answered:
Maybe but if you are having trouble paying the bills you already have buying a home will only make it worse. If the issues from the past get agfressive because you bought a home you could end up losing it. And be careful of credit repair companies, most of them tell people to dispute everything negative in their credit file including the accurate stuff that is negative. That is a crime, lying about anything in order to get a loan is fraud and depending on the location and the type of lender the penalties can be up to 30 years and several million dollars. I hope this info protects you from harm, see more on the link below, good luck, ... more
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Greg answered:
Hi Rochelle,
I have several houses that I offer "non-qualifying owner financing" (which simply means: We'll finance you Today based on 1. -your good rental history, 2. a reasonable down payment, and 3. -your agreement to enroll in our [or any other accredited credit repair program]) and thats it!...Keys to your own home. We have homes in which we'll act as the bank and give you approval and provide financing for anywhere between 4 to 15 yrs, giving you opportunity to "pay down" that $100K balance (just using that $100K you mentioned), so at the end of the term you've paid down that $100K or so balance, + you will have hopefully wiped out that $8k debt you now have + you would have had a chance to establish your business, so now when you go to your lender to apply for that loan - - you won't be asking your lender for $100k, but you'd be asking for much less (depending on how soon or later you go to refinance). This is how I purchased my personal residence back in 2000, (the seller was a real estate agent that offered owner financing--my wife & I came up with the down payment the seller was asking for and we got the house--no particular credit score was needed & we weren't really established on our jobs back then. I still currently own & reside in the home and am blessed to say that we've paid the balance down to about $23k now. This inspired me to get into the real estate business (3 yrs ago) so that I too can offer the same blessings & opportunities to others. Well, enough of my "song & dance"'s my site for you to view some of the houses I have available.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Which ever route you choose, I wish you the best.
Have a Blessed Day!!
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