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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Michelle asked:
I am interested in purchasing a home in Texas with my mother. I am a Registered Sex Offender. Are there any restrictions on buying Real Estate for RSOs. Thanks.
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Lillytena answered:
The best negotiating tip I could offer would be to get yourself an agent. Negotiate it with the builder to include his/her paying a buyer agents' commission and then find a good local full-time agent who has experience with new construction.
There is no rule of thumb on how much to ask off a list price. As agents, we base our offers on comparable sales. So, you'll need that information in order to base an offer. Many times builders will not even negotiate on their asking price, or they will give you an "extra" included in the price. A local agent should know what the builder does generally when selling their properties.
Good luck!
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Kendratara answered:
The complete list of USDA homes offered for sale are listed on homesales.gov. These are the properties that have been foreclosed upon by the USDA rural development department. Basically, the rural residential properties that were financed using USDA financing when foreclosed due to non-payment are offered for sale by USDA. As USDA finances just about 1% of the total home loans, the number of homes offered for sale by USDA are quited limited. In most states, there are less than 50 properties available for purchase.

If you want to buy using USDA RD financing, the most important requirement is that the property be located in an eligible area based on the latest data provided in the rural loan map. These eligible area boundaries are clearly marked, and they can be accessed on the USDA site. For further details, visit http://usdalenders.org
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you ask your agent.
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Sat Aug 6, 2016
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Stain_key_hensley answered:
It's so cool! One time when I was walking; I saw a pecan actually fall from a tree; bounce off of a car; a real car that used gas; wow, the pollution is so severe. It then rolled into the drain. The pecan, not the car. ... more
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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Kentshermanpetty answered:
Charlie. You're worry is validated. No tee sheet at the "oaks". Barton creek has too many members and guests. Not even a comparison. The real debate is Austin CC and live in Davenport ranch or terry town. Or live behind the gates at Spanish Oaks. That's a fair comparison. ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Oe23 asked:
The previous owner of my house did some unpermitted work. In the loft, he added square footage by closing off part of the open space that overlooked the first floor and ran a couple of outlets…
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Phillipbespinoza asked:
I'm retired and can probably afford a payment of 900 monthly. I recently sold my old house which needed lots of repairs. I have an ira and have researched that if you are not a homeowner…
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Tue Jul 26, 2016
backinsjc asked:
Hi, I am interested in buying a home in austin - something I can also rent out if needed. I heard oracle is going to build its campus.
- Hows the market in austin now?
- Which area is…
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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Oe23 asked:
The previous owner of my house did some unpermitted work. In the loft, he added square footage by closing off part of the open space that overlooked the first floor and ran a couple of outlets…
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Debora Mitchell Johnson answered:
Many times the Seller will ask for highest and best. Since it is a Seller's market it appears that the asking price is the beginning price in many cases. So, yes they might ask for more
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Sat Jul 16, 2016
Douglas Wiggers answered:
Search further out beyond a mile. Try the zip code and surrounding zip codes. Or stay in the geographic school boundary.
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