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Melissa Cox, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Melissa Cox answered:
How can a seller withdrawl prior to closing?
If you don't have an option period, you should consult a real estate attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2014 Home Selling in 78746
Alwin, Home Buyer in Queens, NY
Alwin asked:
I'm seeking to finance a Non-Warrantable Condo in Texas. The traditional banks will not finance this because of the <50% owner occupancy rate, otherwise everything checks out.

I have 780 credit, strong income, strong reserve cash and 25%…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Investment Properties in 78746
Brad Yzermans, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Brad Yzermans answered:
What is the difference between PMI and MIP?
There have been many changes to FHA's Mortgage Insurance premium.

For most borrowers, the monthly paid mortgage insurance will now be permanent for the life of the loan.....never t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Home Buying in 78746
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Should a seller wait to do minor repairs (per inspection) for the buyer till after the appraisal comes in? FHA loan. Thanks-
I would do the repairs ASAP. Why wait? If you know there is a problem, just fix it. I have seen the seller refuse to fix something and have the buyer walk away from the deal. Do you re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Selling in 78746
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
how can I findout what someone paid for a condemed property?
Another thing to remember is that Texas is a Non-Disclose state, so this information is not available in the public records. As Texan's we value our privacy. You don't want the world to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 General Area in 78746
Gary Dolch, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Gary Dolch answered:
Are there newer houses w/ 3000 sqt in westlake (esp westlake hills) for under 700K?
YES, call us now to get the representation you need in Westlake Hills. Find out about us and ALL the properties in Westlake on my site at www.AustinLuxuryGroup.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in 78746
Gary Dolch, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Gary Dolch answered:
I am looking for a Lost Creek expert. We are looking for a property near the Lost Creek Country Club golf course with a view.
GREAT CHOICE! I'm the managing Director for Sotheby's International Realty in Austin and We know Lost Creek very well. Michelle and I have several clients /friends living in that area. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in 78746
Thomas Canta…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Thomas Cantalini answered:
If your underwriter for the loan, did not except the appraisal because of to many adjustments, are there any other options besides another lender?
Hi,

You should discuss this matter with your Realtor and your loan officer. They should be best prepared and most willing to assist you.


Tom Cantalini
Broker Associate GRI, SFR ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Home Buying in 78746
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Home Owner Association rules about solar panels.
There is a home in 78746 with solar panels that's for sale right now. This home is on Westwood, and it was built this year and has 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 car garage and is listed for $ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Going Green in 78746
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Property for sale exclusively via one agency.
Dear Gary,
You did not mention if the property is in Austin or Paradise Valley. If its in AZ the rules may be different. In Austin there is nothing to prevent you from having a Buyers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 9, 2012 Home Buying in 78746
Amy Brees, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Amy Brees answered:
trying to get your number so i can look at a house in westlake hills,tx
Blake, I have lived in Westlake since 1997. I have had three children graduate from Westlake High School. I would love to help you if you do not have an agent yet. Please feel free t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Home Buying in 78746
Brad Sherman, Home Buyer in 78746
Brad Sherman answered:
We are thinking of purchasing a home in the Westlake High School district. What is for sale in this area?
We are very motivated sellers - looking for an offer
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Home Buying in 78746
Rick Ellis, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Rick Ellis answered:
What can someone do to get their appraisal money back on a house they had a contract on, when the buyer of their own house backs out of their deal?
Dan, this is not an uncommon story. Unless there is language to the contrary in your contract consider this a cost of doing business. There is risk in every real estate transaction. Som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Home Buying in 78746
TCP Real Est…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
TCP Real Estate answered:
What can a buyer do when the appraisal comes in lower than the selling price but won't trigger a contingency?
I'm curious to know what happened on your contract.

When an appraisal comes in short, there are a few options:
1) Seller and/or buyer can concede the difference
2) Buyer can t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 5, 2010 Home Buying in 78746
Nancy McClary, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Nancy McClary answered:
Maximum square footage?
HI, again DT -

I'm sure we are all glad that our responses helped in some way. Building/renovating - changing any existing structure can be a double edged sword, if you will. To ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 78746
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
How much per annum has lake front property on Lake Austin and Lake Travis increased respectively from 1998 to?
Dear Amber,
I have seen several homes on Lake Austin that are either lake front or have access to the neighborhood lakefront park between $600-$1million plus. There is a unique propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2008 Market Conditions in 78746
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