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Home Buying in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 5, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and talk to a local realtor to assist you.
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Fri Feb 3, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
It's a strong seller's market in Austin. Prices are high...homes sale fast. It's very, very competitive.

Buying a Home? Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the link below.


Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate/
Exclusive Buyer Broker
http://HelpUBuyAmerica.com

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!
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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Although you may be able to get a loan with a 600 credit score, it's better to wait. Interest rates and the cost of financing are based on the lender's risk. The higher the risk to the lender, the higher the cost to the borrower. Wait until your scores are around 640 before you try to buy a home.

Buying a Home? Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the link below.


Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate/
Exclusive Buyer Broker
http://HelpUBuyAmerica.com

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!
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Sat Dec 17, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
You'll need to talk to your agent and ask your agent for an update.
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Thu Dec 15, 2016
hotgmama87 asked:
Very annoying! I do not want to know about rentals.
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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Luckylukeegy asked:
If my offer to buy a house was accepted and during the inspection period I asked my agent to withdrew the offer. how to get confirmation seller receiv
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Fri Dec 2, 2016
UpNest answered:
Austin is one of the top places to buy investment properties. Have you tried UpNest.com? You can search and compare commission rates in the local Austin, TX area. The platform has several realtor to choose from so you can find a realtor that fits your individual needs. Hope this helps! ... more
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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Charleenkennedy answered:
Notice, that all of these loan officers are soliciting your business, but NONE of them are telling you how to fix the problem. AND NONE of them are telling you that they will be pulling your credit for a second or third time, which will reduce your score. Stay with your loan officer, if you already have one. Ask him/her to look at their credit simulator to verify how to improve your score. Then make those changes, then request a rapid re-score. Yes, you can improve it in less than 30 days to a 620. Important to pay off collections, etc. You can also write a letter of explanation for any delinquencies and place it on the bureau. There are several things you can do. ... more
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Mon Nov 28, 2016
Johnhhargrove answered:
Hey Marlo, I'm John Hargrove, I'm a Realtor working with investors who love flipping homes, I do so much volume that I help find them the best homes for no fee, and sell it at top dollar for a serious discount. Id love to chat with you buddy, my cell is 512-915-0605 give me a call or text and lets get you started!! ... more
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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Are you referring to a single family home or a mobile home? When you buy a single family home, you are buying the house, land and sometimes the mineral rights. In a mobile home purchase, the land usually does not convey.

Buying a Home? Don't let them make a monkey out of you! Follow the link below.

Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate
Exclusive Buyer Broker
http://HelpUBuyAmerica.com
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Tue Nov 15, 2016
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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Phillipbespinoza asked:
I sold my house 10 months,ago. I researched and read that if you have not owned a house in 2 years you qualify as 1st time home buyer. My question is whether that is true.
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Mon Oct 17, 2016
Mark Welch answered:
Hi, Rita. I saw that no one answered your question, but in case you're still looking, there are many places in and around Austin that are good for rentals. A lot will depend on your specific budget, but in general, there are some neighborhoods in SW Austin that are worth looking at, also north central Austin, and venturing further out, Cedar Park and Round Rock. The area around UT is always good, due to the student population. ... more
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Chris Sayson answered:
How many sqft, stories, bedrooms, bathrooms? How plain or luxurious would you like the finish out?

csayson at onoma-group com
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Paul answered:
Yes absolutely, but good news is that Inbedroxk.com can help you learn about, understand and navigate ALL the real costs of homeownership, including mortgage financing, so you can make educated section as to financial worthiness of your home purchase. Inbedrock.com will help you analyze purchase price, downpayment $ amount, closing costs like title fees, mortgage financing, RE Taxes + Homeowner Insurance. It's simple + easy-to-use and very educational. An invaluable tool for all homebuyers- houses, condo/co-ops, investment properties. Make sure you can calculate whether is better to Buy or Rent with Inbedrock.com ... more
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Valhamby87 asked:
The house we are trying to purchase it did not pass inspection. There were quite a bit of problems with Plumbing, foundation, attic, ac and termits. Im thinking they will fix but im not…
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
If you don't pay the option fee you (buyers) do not have the unrestricted right to terminate. Unrestricted right to terminate means you can terminate for any reasons, changing your mind, cold feet, etc. The 7 days termination after seller's disclosure notice gives you another exit clause. The option isn't always there, for example, if the seller has provided the seller's disclosure from the beginning. Also the option period is not always 7 days, it's a negotiated time frame and can be shorter or longer than 7 days.

I hope this helps! I see that you are in Richardson, I'd be happy to assist you in in selling (or purchasing) a property in the Dallas area.

Best,
Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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