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Home Buying in Collin County : Real Estate Advice

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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Earlier today
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, you can buy a home eventhough you are not a citizen. The question is whether you need a loan and whether a lender can approve you for a loan.

Are you planning on purchasing a home in Plano for investment or for you to live in? It's a really hot seller's market here so be prepared for multiple offers. ... more
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Vkambrovich, Home Buyer in Allen, TX
Fri Jan 13, 2017
Vkambrovich answered:
I don't think you are going to get objective answers on this site about a home warranty. You could have 99 people satisfied with a warranty company and the 1 person that had something denied is going to make it a point to write negative comment. All warranty companies have contracts and different policies. I just advise homeowners to read their policy. Calling companies to get their opinion, is the best way to find good companies. ... more
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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Jan 3, 2017
Maricris A answered:

Public Record status means that the property is off the market and for informative purposes only.


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Bsarhady, Home Buyer in Plano, TX
Sat Dec 10, 2016
Bsarhady asked:

This question was asked from this property:
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Fazz Rehman, Real Estate Pro in
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Fazz Rehman answered:
I'm a realtor who specializes in Frisco, Plano, Allen, and surrounding areas. Each cashback scenario is different so it's hard to state what can be given back without more info.

Word of caution: Some realtors make fake promises for large amounts and then back down later.

Contact me to see what we can work out.

Fazz Rehman
Fathom Realty
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Txaggie, Home Buyer in Plano, TX
Fri Dec 2, 2016
Txaggie answered:
We've lived in a Grenadier home for 4 years in Creekside. Build was very stressful with many errors and omissions, surprises. Quality of house seems good though. Few problems after move in, electrical primarily. We chose this builder for their distinctive exteriors and still love the look of the house and overall floor plan. I always tell people I'd buy a Grenadier, but not but build one. ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Fri Dec 2, 2016
Susie Kay answered:

Give me a call and I'd be happy to connect you with lenders who typically I refer my clients to. They'll be able to help you.

Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Wed Nov 16, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Texas is a community property state and the title company will add your wife's name. She doesn't have to be on the loan and she doesn't need to sign the contract.

Do you have a realtor? Your realtor should be able to assist you with your questions. If you don't have a realtor then I'd be happy to assist you. ... more
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Fixmydunhill…, Home Buyer in Celina, TX
Sat Nov 12, 2016
Fixmydunhillhome answered:
worst company to deal with ---------------------------------------
Purchased a brand new spec home in May 2016. Prior to the closing, the floors were buckling back in April 2016. Dunhill "patched" floors just before the closing and whenever I expressed concerns over the floors, I was shot down that I worry too much. This is November and those patched ares are buckling in addition to the rest of the area. Soil erosion around the house is happening facing a foundation hazard. Again this is brand new home and Dunhill has been saying they will fix it. No specifics on when and how they will fix. Another patch work wont do. New floors needs to be put in place and the house needs retaining walls to correct the soil erosion around the house. so frustrated.

Also I had such a bad customer service with both the sales person and the builder. From the day one to the closing date, I expressed my concerns over the floors, but I was simply shot down that I worry too much. Look at the house now. It is November. Floors are still buckling!

Once things are addressed ( I don't know when. Dunhill has their turtle clock), I need to sell this house fast and get out. I will never buy a house from Dunhill. the worst company to deal with.
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Adrianna35x, Home Buyer in Frisco, TX
Fri Oct 28, 2016
Adrianna35x answered:
I just learned that inspectors "assume". My house is very old, almost 60 years.. The walls are mostly cement, and the basement has never been insulated, and therefore, gathers moisture quite easily.
Typically, I run a DE-humidifier but it died a bit ago, and I haven't replaced it. On top of that, we did have a leak from an upstairs bathroom pipe for sometime, and it created a bit of harmless mold due to moisture.
The mold was cleaned thoroughly.

However, the inspector just assumed that there MUST be severe foundation issues. Buyer backed out

I am fuming. There never has been any foundation issues. NO cracks, no wobbly walls, no water seeping in.

He cost me a buyer, and now I have to go get what I already know, and pay for a professional to come in and put it in writing. I should be able to sue for cost of sale of house!!
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 Mattthomas, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Wed Oct 19, 2016
Mattthomas answered:
Slab leaks are really troublesome! slab leaks insurance is covered mostly by owners only. There is need of leak detecting in every commercial & residential areas because by applying leak detection process it helps you to locate & identify leaks in places where you don’t even know they exist. ... more
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Kerrygannaway, Home Buyer in Allen, TX
Wed Oct 19, 2016
Kerrygannaway answered:
We have recently moved into a Darling home which we had built for us. We closed on the home on September 15th. We are still dealing with issues that the builder should have taken care of before closing. We made the mistake of signing their contract without making any changes to it. An important section of the contract which needs to be negotiated is the part concerning setting the closing date. Their standard contract says they can set the closing date based on substantial completion of the home with substantial completion defined as obtaining a "Certificate of Occupancy" or equivalent and if the Home purchaser delays the closing darling can charge a $300 per day fee. Darling declared our home complete when we still had missing ceiling fans, painting not complete in kitchen, master bedroom, and media room, outdoor electrical not functioning, driveway concrete not sealed and I could go on and on. So we had to go forward with closing, now 6 weeks later we still have many of these issues AND we have to deal with contractors coming into our house now that we are living in it. Would I recommend a Darling Home ? NO. ... more
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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Mon Sep 19, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Even with the best builders, building a home can be a gut wrenching process. You can reduce your risk and save money by buying a home that's a few years old. If you have your heart set on a brand new home, know that mistakes will be made and it's up to you to catch them. Educate yourself as much as possible and read your contract carefully. West Ridge is a nice community...if you can survive the process you'll be very happy there. Good luck!

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. Where's your agent? It's her/his job to guide you!
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Have you talked to your agent about your concern? She/he is hired to represent you. If you don't have an agent then I would suggest working with one. It's at no cost to you and you have someone knowledgeable by your side. What's your complain? Perhaps you should complain to their top management. ... more
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Connie Reise…, Both Buyer and Seller in Grass Valley, CA
Mon Aug 29, 2016
Connie Reisenweber answered:
Check your easements! Gather information from the county building department and you will learn more about your prospective investment. Pros to corner lots are they tend to be larger, giving you more to work with and land values tend to rise overall in time. Cons can be the busy intersection or restrictive easements. Good Luck! ... more
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Hbrittain, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Thu Aug 25, 2016
Hbrittain answered:
Great idea.If you're going to rent a house, you should try to post it on The site is free for landlords. Some of my friends rented out their properties with this service. ... more
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tamerlabaker, Home Buyer in Plano, TX
Thu Aug 18, 2016
tamerlabaker asked:
My credit score is 667. I am in the process of repairing my credit. What steps do I need to take?
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Thu Aug 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:

Give me a call at 469-371-2899 and I can connect you with local lenders whom I typically work with.


Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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