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Home Buying in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I just answered your question posted under Texas.
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
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Sun Feb 28, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I couldn't post my long answers here, I've tried twice but Trulia won't let me. To make the story short, in a hot seller's market you need to make a strong offer. Price isn't the only factor of a strong offer.

I wold suggest that you discuss with your agent.

Good luck!
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Jesse.ashen answered:
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Sat Feb 20, 2016
Invstnlfp answered:
I work for a direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers conventional, FHA VA, and USDA loans in 47 states. Are lowest score we accept for government loans are 550 when most lenders require a 620 and brokers a 580. It has to be on a permanent foundation, built after 1976, with land included.You have to have two years of income with a score over 550 with bankruptcies discharge date 2 years and over. We have basic guidelines and a pretty easy process. Feel free to text me or call me anytime up to 10:00pm Eastern with any questions.
Brian Young 214-797-3479. NMLS#902687
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Hi Todd,

I replied to your other post, feel free to check it out.
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Tue Feb 9, 2016
vivianne dordea answered:
Hello, Charles,

I would be happy to help you find the home you are looking for. What is your price range and how soon are you going to purchase? Please contact me and we can then discuss your real estate needs in more detail.

Vivianne Dordea, Realtor
Sierra Homes Realty
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Mon Feb 1, 2016
Sweet_expressions05 answered:
We got a home from them {NEW} Second day upstairs bathroom flooded out. We have had lots of problems, But we put our hard earned money into it. Was so proud that God had blessed us with our first HOME. I still love the home and the neighbor hood. We learned that these people are for KB and not you.There is no need to try and get results. WE just put our trust in God and Know that the KB people that sold bad houses to people {knowingly} will not be blessed.Our goal for this year is to have a new roof for our HOME. Guess what , the way we fixed the other problems. We will get this done also. So do not be sad or angry just do your research before you BUY any home. God bless ... more
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Fri Jan 22, 2016
Kyle Jancovech answered:
Hi Simonaustin, I'd be happy to discuss these area's and provide reports to help your decision. My email is I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks, Kyle Jancovech, Agent, TruStar Real Estate. ... more
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Thu Jan 14, 2016
Broussardmcj asked:
What are the pros and cons of renting a home you'd like to own first? I'm currently leasing a home, that's too big, and looking to down size. I really need a two car garage,…
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Mon Jan 4, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Start by reading the landlord tenant laws for Texas. If you had a legal reason, and I know you said you didn't, it would be explained there.
Your landlord and you agreed to a contract. They likely need your rent to pay the mortgage on that house. Most landlords are not Scrooge McDuck rolling in money, but hard working people who have invested some money into real estate. Many lost their investment homes in the crash and ended up seriously hurt.
They should do what they can to get it leased up. You can ask them to show you the advertising they are doing to replace you. You may want to advertise it yourself, although you probably can't legally obligate anyone to it.
Just because you are a home owner now doesn't mean they can't seek a judgement against you and lien your home. Work something out and do it soon.
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Mon Dec 28, 2015
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Sun Dec 13, 2015
Venesa Montague answered:
The cost can vary depending on the size of land, if it is rural, if utilities are readily available. Normally the larger the tract, the price per acre may be less. Example: In Liberty Hill, you can expect to pay approximately $80k for 2 acres of land. If you are lucky, you may be able to purchase 5 acres for $125-150k. Now, if you go a little bit further out you can get 5 acres for $95k in a very small neighborhood with trees. The Austin area would be much higher. I hope this helps. ... more
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Are you working with a realtor? If not then I would suggest that you work with one. She/he can email you the home that you are looking for as soon as the home hits the market. At that time, obviously, you have to be ready to view the property and make an offer if you like the home.

I hope this helps!

Susie Kay
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Tammy Spracklen answered:
Hello! I love monolithic dome homes. My husband and I have been wanting to build one for years. We went to the dome home place near Dallas a few years ago. The big problem is financing, I can't find a lender who will do it. I have seen a few but they are really rare. ... more
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Tammy Spracklen answered:
Hi Irene you can apply for the loan but only your income will be used so the amount they will approve you for will go down. Since I am self employed my husband has our loan in his name.
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Tammy Spracklen answered:
Hello, I am not sure what you are referring too but I work with Veterans. I would love to help you buy a house. I work with the Wounded Warrior Project to raise funds for the organization. Please let me know how how I can help. I work with a great lender who can roll in all of the closing cost and even get you some of your earnest and option money back at closing. For more info give me a call at 512 803-4993 or reply to this message. ... more
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Sun Nov 29, 2015
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