Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Deer Park : Real Estate Advice

  • All22
  • Local Info1
  • Home Buying10
  • Home Selling1
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 21
Wed Feb 22, 2017
Bernard G. answered:
Hello,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Regards,

Bernard
Consumer Care Advocate
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Feb 1, 2016
Tommy_arencibia answered:
I live in Autumn Lakes and had problems with the bricks and stone. I was told it was normal like everything else that was wrong with the house. I have plenty of stories. Long story short, don't sign the contract until you are happy with the work.

I had electrica issuesl, cracked and chipped tiles, light fixtures (1 cracked glass and another not working), dented appliances, walls not even and visble damage, baseboards damaged and poorly done, stair railing loose, crown molding uneven, dented door knob, front door warped, the list goes on. Just very, very poor workmanship.

I was told on most of these that it was normal, until they bought someone over to look at it (you had to bug them) which time I was told it wasn't normal by their own worker. The tiles were the big one - told it was normal for tiles to look that way. As for the bricks, I was told it was under a certain % (I forgot) so it was considered good by the manufacture. So yeah they counted each damage brick and stone in 15 minutes of just standing in my front yard. I can take plenty of pictures if you need help deciding on rather to purchase from K Hov or not (this being directed towards potential home buyers).

God Speed. Run.

Tommy_Arencibia@yahoo.com
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Feb 1, 2016
Tommy_arencibia answered:
I live in Autumn Lakes and had problems with the bricks and stone. I was told it was normal like everything else that was wrong with the house. I have plenty of stories. Long story short, don't sign the contract until you are happy with the work.

I had electrica issuesl, cracked and chipped tiles, light fixtures (1 cracked glass and another not working), dented appliances, walls not even and visble damage, baseboards damaged and poorly done, stair railing loose, crown molding uneven, dented door knob, front door warped, the list goes on. Just very, very poor workmanship.

I was told on most of these that it was normal, until they bought someone over to look at it (you had to bug them) which time I was told it wasn't normal by their own worker. The tiles were the big one - told it was normal for tiles to look that way. As for the bricks, I was told it was under a certain % (I forgot) so it was considered good by the manufacture. So yeah they counted each damage brick and stone in 15 minutes of just standing in my front yard. I can take plenty of pictures if you need help deciding on rather to purchase from K Hov or not (this being directed towards potential home buyers).

God Speed. Run.

Tommy_Arencibia@yahoo.com
... more
0 votes 16 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 14, 2015
Tommy_arencibia answered:
Meant to say don't sign the contract..... And front door!!

Be happy they terminated. They did you a favor. Honestly.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Florinda Narvaiz asked:
Sun Jan 26, 2014
Cindi Robison answered:
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Jun 3, 2013
kim.southernliving answered:
Fri Feb 15, 2013
Alan Martin answered:
A school is only as good as the student. If the student's attitude and aptitude is in the right place, they will excell. My wife's daughter went through Deer Park's schools, and was accepted into The University of Texas at Austin as a freshman. In high school, she studied hard, was a cheerleader, and ended up doing very well at UT.

My neighbors' boys both were able to take advanced courses in high school and one is attending North Carolina State and the other is attending the Merchant Marine Acadamy in New York.

Again, I think it is more about the student than the district.

I hope this helps, and if you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Jun 19, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Many factors come into play when a property home is comp'd for value. It may or may not just include the block / neighbor/ sub division/ sq ft/ # of bedrooms, baths, living / pool? / location / size of lot/ condition of home / updates / granite / hardwood flooring/ etc etc etc.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
Multimillion Dollar Sales Producer
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com

Follow me on Facebook
www.facebook.com/lynn911dallas
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Jun 18, 2012
answered:
I don't know if you edited your question or if I misread it.
Barbara is accurate in her response

Tom Burris
Mortgage Banker
DallasLoanGuy.com
(214) 763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends(Really!!)
tomburris@dallasloanguy.com
Lending all across the entire Great State of Texas!!
NMLS# 335055
Search Dallas area MLS for FREE. No registration => http://www.ntreisinnovia.net/cgi-ntr/BR_login?0501134
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Jun 18, 2012
answered:
If you can put 20% down on a home, I would be surprised to see you in any loan other than conventional where you wouldn't have PMI. FHA still has their MIP, and VA still has a funding fee (unless there is a VA connected disability).

Barbara Coker
NMLS#228545
Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
100% Home Loans All Over Texas For 30 Years!
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Thu May 24, 2012
Guy Gimenez answered:
Reduce the price you intended to offer for the house by the amount of the buyer agent commission. Then, either pay the buyer agent commission at closing or renegotiate (assuming you're under contract at that point) during the option period by increasing the sales price up to an amount that includes the buyer agent commission and have the seller pay same at closing. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Tue May 1, 2012
Brian Rayl answered:
Unfortunately, Trulia has an arrangement with a service called RealtyTrac that charges subscription fees to find out foreclosure information. Trulia shows those listins here, you click on to RealtyTrac and then have to pay the subscription to get more information.

Unfortunately once again, RealtyTrac is often VERY innaccurate and often very outdated. If you see a new foreclosure property pop up, it has probably just received a foreclosure notice. That means that it will still be at least a month before the home is actually foreclosed on. Then it has to go through multiple processes before it will be listed on the market. This process is often 3-6 months or more.

In addition to this, if the home is purchased at the foreclosure auction or the foreclosure is delayed because of a pending short sale or any other reason, RealtyTrac does NOT get that information so they don't update their data.

If you want foreclosure information, contact a local real estate agent. Don't depend on this website or RealtyTrac as they are not accurate at all.
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 26, 2012
Don Groff answered:
Typically because the home has already went through the process it would not take much longer than a normal purchase. This is because you are dealing directly with the bank negotiator. In a short sale for instance you could literally be at so many different points. The lenders can be hard to work with and the listing agents have varying levels of knowledge depending on how much experience they have.

I have represented many clients buying foreclosures and they just about always go smoothly and close on time. Best of luck to you.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157
listings@dongroff.com
www.AustinListed.com
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Fri Jul 15, 2011
Guy Gimenez answered:
Yep, I think you're right. Your closing documents will guide you from here. Usually there is a composite form with numerous title company waivers and disclosures, at least one of which will address how proration discrepancies will be handled post closing. It may be worth a couple hundred bucks to have an attorney send the sellers a letter requiring them to make good on the tax prorations or else. Depending on the difference in the taxes, you may want to consider a small claims action, but consult with legal counsel because the closing documents must be thoroughly reviewed prior to considering your options. ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Thu Feb 10, 2011
Jay Abeya answered:
The lowest down payment that is out there is 3.5% on a FHA loan. Now let me ask you this, are you a Vertern? if so you then have different options. I am a local Mortgage Banker here in Houston so please feel free to contact me if you would like to further discuss and see what options are available to you. Hope you are having a great day.

Jay Abeya
K&G Capital Mortgage a division on InterLinc MOrtgage Services LLC
832-813-0100 ext 332 office
832-524-3842 cell
713-862-4554 fax
jabeya@kgcm.com
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 22, 2010
Robert Pratt answered:
You can as a consumer decide to pay for this info of course, but why do that? A Realtor can get that same info for you and should not charge a fee, especially if he were to represent you as a buyer’s agents. Buyer’s agents get paid by the seller in most markets, so essentially their services are free to you. RealtyTrac and any other real estate websites for that matter, do not have the same up to date access that a realtor would have to the available inventory in your area, or may decide to inflate their ‘available properties’ so their numbers look good. ... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Thu Oct 21, 2010
Ginger Delahoussaye answered:
You could contact a real estate agent. Are try the harris county appraisal district. Good Luck and God Bless!


Ginger Delahoussaye
Realtor
Realty Associates
ASP - Professional Home Stager
Deer Park, TX
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Dec 29, 2008
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Sheldon, the property didn't get posted. You may want to repost it or add it here.

Naima
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
1 2
Search Advice
Search

Followers

156