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Tue Dec 12, 2017
Coco Vargas asked:
I have updated photos on MLS and they are not reflecting on Trulia (3711 Birdhouse Dr, Round Rock, TX 78665). Please Advise on how they can get updated. Thank you.
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Sat Nov 18, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It will be for one year. I would suggest that you talk to your lender about this or any concern you have that's related to your loan/insurance.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Celia Rankin answered:
Tue Dec 13, 2016
Lee answered:
Water in Round Rock has a hardness of 11 grains per gallon average, which is considered hard according to USGS standards. Problems with pipes will surely occur in the long run, but problems with your sprinkler valves due to calcium scale are absolutely common in this area mainly because of high evaporation in the outdoor summer heat. Hard water may also cause ice maker related issues. I always say preventive maintenance is an owners choice. I personally dislike dealing with calcium deposits around my faucets, showers and sinks, but above all, the thing I dislike the most is the slippery feeling in your body, after taking a "hard earned" shower at the end of the day with softened water. Its like washing yourself with sea water. The sodium added to the water just wont allow proper soap rinsing and you never get to feel really clean. My house came with a huge Salt Water Softener, with two big tanks that took a lot of space in my garage which is not huge. After a long research, I decided to replace our salt softener with a Vulcan Anti-Scaler from Techno Mechanical Solutions in Austin. An affordable and eco-friendly way to prevent hard water issues without using salts. I was able to do the installation myself over the old softener pipes. The Vulcan requires no maintenance, just install and forget about it. No more salt buying trips to Lowes and carrying those back breaking bags. No more slippery feeling after taking a shower. No more calcium buildup around my fixtures. Treated water is safe for garden irrigation, your sprinkler system will also be protected. Vulcan dismantles prior limestone accumulations in old pipes. Any pipe material may be treated up to 20 inches in diameter. The maintenance free Vulcan is very compact and sits of top of your pipe, saving all garage floor space for your favorite toys. Great for eliminating water lines and improve filtration in pools and spas. German engineering with 10 year warranty. Treatment for a normal size house with up to 1 1/2 inch pipe around $1000. Space saver, effective, simple and affordable. Forgot to mention, my morning coffee tastes better without salt. ... more
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Fri Nov 25, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is the q and a sections, it is unlikely Trulia customer service will see your post. You can edit your own listings as Trulia does not edit listings.
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Sat Feb 27, 2016
Sophie Harbert asked:
I own a home and have been trying to edit details. However, I never got the email to confirm. The Google map photo of my house, shown on your site, is NOT my house--it's the house…
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Wed Jul 1, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
That will depend on the landlord. If you are willing to give double deposit, have a good rental history and stable employment, you are likely able to find a home for rent. You may want to ask for a reference letter from your current landlord that you've been a good tenant and have been paying on time.

I hope this helps! Please give me a thumbs up or choose best answer if this helps you.

Take care,

Susie Kay, Realtor
Certified Home Stager & Senior Real Estate Specialist

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Sat Jun 6, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Rent to own is hard to find and is usually to the benefit of the landlord. I suggest that you have an attorney involve in this. If you are interested in purchasing a home but have low credit score I would suggest that you improve your credit and then purchase a home.

Good luck!

Susie Kay, Realtor
Certified Home Stager & Senior Real Estate Specialist

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Thu May 14, 2015
kalaconstructioninc answered:
If it encroaches into your property lines then it’s definitely a NO. If not, then also you should check it out from a local real estate agent and know the rules and regulations in your particular area. It may be possible that a neighbor is not allowed to build anything within a certain distance. ... more
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Don Groff answered:
You will have to ask the builder to get the answer you are looking for. They may plan on building on it. That is where they make their money. First step is to ask though.

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Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | listings@dongroff.com
websites: www.AustinListed.com | www.360LendingGroup.com
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
answered:
Unfortunately Nanci,

You won't find many properties eligible for USDA financing in Round rock. You will have to go east of 130 or north of 79. Some of the Round rock eligible communities are: Legends Village, Estates at Settlers park, Sienna, Paloma Lake and Valley Vista. If you want to be closer to Round Rock center but don't have money for down payment, you may want to consider applying for a down-payment assistance grant.

Please feel free to give me a call, to discuss eligibility for the DPA programs.

Good luck with your search and best regards,

E. Lee
512-948-6550
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
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Another opportunity to consider... Are you familiar with Fannie Mae "HomePath" properties? Fannie Mae sells it's foreclosures (by online auction) directly to the public from thier HomePath website. You can highlight the area you interested in purchasing, to find homes that are for sale.

If the property is elgible for HomePath financing, you can purchase the home as investment property with 10% down and MORTGAGE INSURANCE IS NOT REQUIRED.

Please feel to reach ou to me, if you have questions regarding the finacning. I work for a HomePath lender.

Good luck with your search!

E. Lee
512-948-6550
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Don Groff answered:
As Greg said, foreclosure homes are just about all listed in the MLS. They are in there with the other homes. They may or may not be a great deal as well but most sell very quickly in this market, foreclosure or not if they are priced right.

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Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | listings@dongroff.com
websites: www.AustinListed.com | www.360LendingGroup.com
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Larry Hatzfeld answered:
Hi , I am Larry Hatzfeld with Urban Properties. I represent a subdivision named The Green Haven Ranch in Williamson County near the Toll 130. We have 1 acre lots building custom homes. We use several Construction/ Permanent lenders. Affiliated Bank / Stacy Rogers can help you. ... more
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Debra Meyer answered:
I have personally just put in a gunite pool, and found it to be fantastic. I was told most pool companies use the same pool subs for thier work, plumbing, plaster and gunite, so its really about who you are most comfortable using. Make sure you have recieved plenty of bids for the work, apples to apples. ... more
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
olson609 answered:
I am looking for help with a Mortgage balance. My husband has Cancer and is not going to make it through this. I need a investor, broker leander or what ever it is called to help me in the South Austin area due to my credit in bad shape due to the Cancer. I know there has to be someone out there that could help me. Please answer back if you can help. ... more
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Sam Gabilagon answered:
Please remember, the sales contract that you signed was written by the Builder's lawyer. It is a one sided contract that benefits the builder alone. That is just the way it is with new home builder. If you even mention that you wanted to use the the TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission)or TAR (Texas Association of REALTORS) contract - they will tell you to just not buy their house. It is wrong, but that is the way they do business. Been through it ...

I suggest you look for a short term rental and keep an eye on the building process. Check back (or have your agent) check back and get an update of the process in a regular basis.

Best OF Luck,

Sam Gabilagon
BROKER | RSVP REALTY ONE
Phone: 512-887-2595
www.rsvpaustinhomesearch.com
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Raymond Husser answered:
According to the Texas Statute, they are legal if the original lien holder gives estoppel letters or certificates on the new lien.

http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=7&pt=4&ch=65&rl=10

What is happening most of the time, as I'm seeing it from clients who are having problems with their wrap-arounds, is that the original lien holder was left out of the decision making process. That is the "illegal" portion of these loans. I can only assume this is because the original lender wouldn't approve of the new borrower for some reason so the seller decides to "owner finance" the house even though they have no right to do so since they do not own the property. If you have talked to your bank about doing this, make sure you get it in writing in no uncertain terms that you can go forward with doing a wrap.

Just my two cents :)

Raymond Husser
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Wed Oct 5, 2011
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