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Tue Aug 15, 2017
Charlotte Brigham answered:
Are you still looking to move to Austin? I have lived here over 40 years and it is a fantastic place to live. I have had my Real Estate License since 1986 and can help you find the place that best fits your needs. The top three 6A High Schools here are Westlake, Lake Travis and Vandegrift. Each are offers a wide range of housing, priced $350k-way over $1 million. Please let me know if you are interested in viewing what Austin has to offer! Charlotte Brigham Broker, MBA, CLHMS, 512-423-5707 ... more
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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Vacoastie2000 answered:
I just got back from my tours overseas and trying to find my brother who just moved to colebrook, nh with my mom (Who is in her 90's) + his girlfriend, along with a few dobermans. I just need an address as they purchased a rental (2 bed, 1 bth) Thank you + have a nice day

P.S Please don't tell him because I want to surprise him and my mom TU Again
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Sun Aug 13, 2017
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Terrellbridget344 answered:
I have broken a lease about 3year ago will that be on my credit
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It varies. How much electricity, water etc that one family uses is not going to be the same for another family. I have a friend who likes to set the temperature in his home during summer at 72-73 degrees while another friend at 80 degrees. The efficiency and size of every home is also different. The amount of laundry you do, the size of your yard and how often you turn your sprinkler on will determine the amount of water you use.

I hope this makes sense!
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Melissea Keyes-huff answered:
Do you own a home? Have you thought about using the equity from your home for debt consolidation? I am a mortgage lender in the Austin area and would love to answer any other questions that you may have. ... more
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Wking answered:
Your correct about basements being the exception and not the rule in Texas. Your incorrect about why. The primary reason is that builders don't want to build them at all and for the obvious reason (don't have a clue how). Basements are all over the state from the Panhandle to Galveston, El Paso to Brownsville.

The soil being a problem is a myth like flying dragon and unicorns. Texas has nearly every type of soil indigenous of the entire US within it. For this reason alone you would have to ask where is it bad. Consider where you don't find a swimming pool in the state for that matter.

Can't build on caliche' or clay is another myth for actually it is the second best soil to build on for stability only second to bedrock. Once excavated if actually costs less to build it upon.

How do I know? I am a basement builder serving all of Texas for the past 15 years. We are the number one basement repair company serving all of Texas. After I wrote my book about basements I hoped these type of posts would stop and they mostly have for the most part.

Willie E King Jr.
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Ismilekindly asked:
I need to figure out how to claim the property as mine so I can edit the listing. Help! Thanks
1301 West Rundberg Ln
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest ( to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck!

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here:
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
I would not. Hiring a good agent who can work for you can save you far more money then just collecting a small commission off what you buy. By becoming licensed, you open yourself up to liability and add a great deal of disclosure. ... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
There are many nice areas in Austin. I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you.
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Wed Jul 12, 2017
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Wed Jul 12, 2017
Samueldavenport answered:
Hi David,
I've used a lot of the companies listed below, but have not been satisfied. Either too difficult, too costly, or just not friendly.
Last year I switched to TenantMagic and have to say I am much more satisfied. Actually designed for landlords like you and me.
Free to use, excellent customer service (I called number listed and got in touch with owner in seconds), and much simpler than anything I've used before.
Best tenant screening company is TenantMagic.
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