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Home Buying in Cedar Park : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 30, 2016
Bhulku.study asked:
I have sign the contract for the new house(cost around 400K). The builder has bought the land as condo community but they built the house as single family home. So the address of the house…
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Jessica Bradshaw answered:
look for an "open kitchen" or "open floor plan" in the description. That usually helps and is a good indicator but not a certainty.

Are you looking exclusively in Cedar Park for such a home? ... more
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Mon Sep 21, 2015
Lalitha059 asked:
Also, we need houses under 100,000 in cedar park or lago vista, nice neighborhood. We are going to retire to austin, as on now; so we have
to see the budget. Thanks for understanding the…
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
Native Texan from Omaha, TX answered:
Cedar Park is one big strip mall with the old central part of town that looks like something out of the movie "The Day After". Expect to pay at least $350,000 for a 4 bedroom home in Cedar Park, TX and add to that another $8,000/yr. property taxes. Yes, Texas doesn't have a State income tax, but it has the second highest property tax rate in the nation! The sales tax is also at least 8.25% (varies town to town). There is no sense of community, the schools are not that good (especially in the Sciences, which I'd say is almost non-existent), the whole push in education is to graduate in the top 10% of your class, when it's mathematically impossible and pass the TAKS test in order to graduate, alot of bullying from native Texas kids in the schools and people LOVE to get in your business here. I'm a native Texan and relocated to Ann Arbor, MI for 6 years for a move up in my company, then moved back here. It was the worst mistake I ever made in my life, as the quality of life was so much better in Ann Arbor and we actually had friends. ... more
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
Le Green Schubert answered:
I know this is an old post, and I also get this question a lot.

Besides the tight market, the State of Texas frowns on the old "Lease to Own" because there are few protections for the would be tenant buyer. If there is a mortgage on the property, the mortgage company probably does not allow this, either.

There may be other options, talk to me or another REALTOR to see what the best options are. Credit repair can often be faster than you think!
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Mon Aug 4, 2014
Suvida Enterprises, Llc answered:
Hi Jaclyn,

My property on 16611 Black Kettle Drive in Leander, Tx, located in Block House Creek does NOT have an HOA, but it is in a neighborhood that does. Apparently this newly renovated house was built before the HOA was in place, so it gets all the benefits of an HOA without paying the dues!

The pics on this website are not up to date! Email me at p-7sabr19@austin.rr.com to get the latest pics!

Best regards,

Paula

Paula Sabrsula
SuVida Enterprises
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Tue Jun 3, 2014
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Michelle Gomez answered:
I have first hand knowledge of Whitestone Oaks, CC Mason and Running Brushy. Are you still interested in finding out more on this neighborhood and these schools? If so, please email me at michelle@gomezsellsaustin.com. I would love to give you the inside scoop. :) ... more
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
John Duke answered:
It is a great location to raise a family, great neighborhood and the schools are exemplary. I have been here all my life and I don't see myself leaving..

Does that help?
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Don Groff answered:
Hello Leah,

It is usually not that difficult to find out which builder built a home. Once you find that out depending on the age they may or may not still be building that design. You may be able to look in that same neighborhood for other similar homes to be listed for sale.

I have worked with with most of the builders out there and would be happy to help you. I live and work in Cedar Park as well if that is the location you are looking to buy in. Another advantage I offer my clients is that I am a mortgage broker and can help them obtain the best wholesale mortgage rates with the lowest fees available anywhere in the market today.

Hope this helps.

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Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | listings@dongroff.com
websites: www.AustinListed.com | www.360LendingGroup.com
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Kim Benedict answered:
Honestly you need to get legal advise from an attorney not agents as we do not have the legal degrees you will need to make the right choices, and by law if anyone give you legal advise and is NOT a licensed attorney they can get in a LOT of trouble and loss their Real estate license!

Do a consult, yes it may cost you a bit, ok more then a bit yet in the long run you will be happy you did!! Oh ya, use a real estate attorney they will know the ins and outs on buying when a divorce issue is in question.

Good luck!!
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Kim Benedict answered:
The best way I would say is to go the area you plan on living and drive it at the times you would be driving. Every persons idea of traffic is very different as every thing else. I used to live in the LA area and would make the drive from San Clemente up to LA and it was not easy at all!! I now live in Connecticut and people complain all the time here about traffic and its not half as bad as the LA traffic I'm used too...
Its better for you to experience it for yourself, and see how you feel once you've lived the experience = )
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Wendy Jones Team answered:
Do you still have active buyers in this range my son has one now ready to go on the market this week on Honey weed street.
Give me a call I will forward you details.
Wendy Jones REALTOR Kelller Williiams Realty 4747 S Loop 289 Lubbock, Tx 🏡 806-928-9463 ... more
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
Holly Landes answered:
Shenandoah does not. Hunter's Glen in voluntary. Anderson MIll West, voluntary. HOAs are a modern idea, so many of the older neighborhoods will not have them as well.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Brigitte Thompson answered:
If you are concerned about sex offenders living near your community you can access that information on www.txdps.state.tx.us For Crime reports you can contact your local Police Department. ... more
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Holly Landes answered:
The below answers are correct. In addition, they are rent-to-own is not really legal in Texas. What you CAN do is a wrap, basically the owner sells the home to you on an owner finance deal. While legal, and the deed goes into your name immediately - the seller (if he has a mortgage) still carries his own note/loan. Not many will agree to this scenario unless they are under-water on the deal and it is the only way to sell it. Also, there is the risk that the loan could get called due. Rarely happens, never actually heard of it happening, but the risk is there. There is a lawyer in town who specializes in these deals, if you are interested contact me and I can give you more info. I office out of SmartSource Realty on Cypress Creek in Cedar Park. ... more
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Don Groff answered:
Hello Jodi,

Lenders will look at your adjusted gross income after deductions. Besides looking at your adjusted gross income lenders will also average your husbands income over the past 2 years. If the income is increasing or steady that is good but if income is decreasing that can possibly pose a problem depending on the circumstances and how much of a decrease from one year to the other.

I am a Mortgage Broker and Realtor based in Cedar Park, Texas. If you like please feel free to contact me and we can discuss and review income before you move to make sure you won't have any issues once you have started the relocation process.

Hope this helps.

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Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | listings@dongroff.com
websites: www.AustinListed.com | www.360LendingGroup.com
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