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Home Buying in Corinth : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 18, 2016
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
NACA Online Operations answered:
NACA will be happy to work with you. NACA does not use your credit score in any manner, though we do work with you on resolving any charge-offs or collections that have happened in the last two years, and your bill payment history must be on time for the past 12 months.

The NACA program offers no down payment, no closing costs, a fixed below market interest rate, and the ability to buy down the interest rate even further, potentially to near zero.

Just go to the NACA website at and sign up for a free Home Buyer's Workshop.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Avery asked:
"The Texas property states that if you break your lease early, you are responsible for paying your lease until the landlord rents it out again. The property code also states that the landlord…
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Amy Arey answered:
I have a perfect example of why you need representation on your side. Obviously, the sales rep represents the builder, and as nice and friendly and "I want to be your new best friend" that they may be--they represent the other party. There are sales tactics that we see, recognize all of the time in this industry that builders and other agents on the seller side use to get the price (among other things) up. Sometimes, as a buyer, you may not be aware that this is even happening. My example: My last clients who were building: We negotiated 5700.00 in seller-contributions and a few grand off of the price. When we received the executed contract...the 5700.00 was not mentioned anywhere, nor would they send us the change-order to reflect this. (I did have to ruffle a few feathers but explained to the builders rep that without that form...they could always come back and state that it didn't exist). We did get it. NOW, we are working on getting repairs. My clients had the home inspected (just because it's NEW doesn't mean that nothing can be fact, sometimes just the opposite). We negotiated repairs and were told the home was complete. The home "looked" complete but at my urging, they reinspected...and guess what--the home repairs were NOT complete. After our third try of negotiating with the builder to make sure they understood that we were NOT closing until the repairs were clients home is finally finished. I could go on all's always better to a have a professional in the industry on your side. Shame on those Realtors who did nothing for you but show up and collect a pay-check. That's NOT how representation works.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor, CNE
Halo Group Realtor, LLC
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Kimberley McQuinn answered:
I'd love to help you. Feel free to contact me through my Trulia profile.
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
Patricia Gorman answered:
Hi Eva

It just depends on the purchase price, If you would like to give me a call I can look up a specific property and give you a general idea of what the taxes will be, & get into a little more detail on how this works. ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Patty Barron answered:
Hi there, welcome to North Texas!
Your questions are great ones to ask. I, to, live in Corinth which for the Greater Denton/Lake Cities area is considered highly desireable place to make your home!. Overall, the two zipcodes that serve Corinth are 76208 east of I 35 and 76210 which serve neighborhoods west of I 35 & offer some of the more affluent neighborhoods. Home values north of the lake are widely held as more affordable because of the location.
Denton County is now in the top fastest growing counties in the nation which can be of benefit to you a newcomer--you will get more home for the money! As a REALTOR in the area for 10+ years, I am comforatable in saying to you-I know my market.
If I can provide resouce to meet your needs, don't hesitate contacting me. Keller Williams-Denton is the leader in this market, we out list and out sell 5 to 1. Contact a local pro! It will be my pleasure to work with you in finding you your first home ind this area.
Patty Barron, REALTOR
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Wed May 23, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
There are three sources we normally will use.... tax records, builder plans, or an appraisal measurement. All three can differ. There's all kinds of reasons why.

What I see often is that the builder files plans with the city, that's what goes on record and the buyer during the building process opts for a bonus room. Bingo...400sqft of actual space more than the county records.

Smaller nuances might be plan vs actual, maybe the slab got poured a little bigger or smaller than planned. Maybe the appraiser miscalculated by a foot or two or rounded up or down.

If you have a realtor already, ask them. If you don't call me and maybe I can help you determine it, once we know the specific address.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Brian Rayl answered:
Chris: I am not a lawyer so do not consider this legal advise and do not take any actions on this information without confirming with legal representation.

I have worked with renters for a very long time. The Texas property states that if you break your lease early, you are responsible for paying your lease until the landlord rents it out again. The property code also states that the landlord has an obligation to make a diligent attempt to rerent the property in a timely manner, or you can be released from your obligation.

That being said, I don't think it is a good idea to break your lease at this point. As Bruce stated, you should probably review the lease to see what the penalty is for breaking your lease and then speak to the apartment to determine what options they will allow. I have had several clients who have talked to their landlords and were able to agree to give a 60 day notice to give the apartment a chance to secure a tenant and if they could, then they would not be responsible for any missed rents.

There is virtually no way that you would be able to get a bank to agree to fund your lease breaking penalties in a loan, especially in the current economic environment (back in 2004, you might have... today, no).

The house hunting process generally takes about 2-4 weeks, depending on your situation and how motivated you are to look and buy. If you are just casually shopping, it can take a lot more time than that. After you find a home you want and put in an offer, the general rule of thumb is to allow 30-45 days to close. Then, your first mortgage payment will not be due for 30-60 days depending on the day that you close.

Best case scenario: You start looking seriously in July. You find something in early August, make an offer and put it under contract. You set your closing date for October 5th. Your first mortgage payment would not be due until December 1st.

But speak to your apartment complex. If they have a waiting list for apartments, they may let you out, especially if rental rates have gone up since then.

Best of luck.
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
Maybe you can get 203k loan to do those after closing or you can have the seller complete before closing. I think those are your only options that are good.

Do you have a realtor involved? Normally we would not want you to put a bid on this home using 203b if we know there are items that won't meet appraisal..

Hopefully the seller has money to complete to get the sale done.
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Mon Oct 24, 2011
Don Groff answered:
You would need to ask them... also they would most likely need more time. Several of my clients have used USAA lately and they are not as fast as a lot of lender are right now with purchase financing.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o.512.669.5599 m.512.633.4157
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Fri Jun 17, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
No street address is listed. Best work with a Realtor who has your specifications can schedule property tours.

If you are not currently working with an agent contact my office happy to assist you

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Don Tepper answered:
I agree with Keith. Does the appraisal accurately reflect the home's value?

If it doesn't--if it's worth more and the first appraisal is flawed--then go ahead an purchase it at whatever a new appraisal/real value comes in at. (Or lower, if you can negotiate that. Say a second appraisal comes in at $155,000. Try to hold the seller to $151,000. Your line to the seller: "Two appraisals--let's split the difference.")

If the first appraisal is accurate, don't buy the house. Period. It doesn't matter if it's a nice house. It's an overpriced house. And better to lose the $900 on costs incurred to date than to sink $4,000 more into an overvalued property.

Hope that helps.
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