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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
No you can't. Buying a home at auction is exceedingly risky, and rarely profitable. I have yet to see a house that was cheap enough or special enough to justify the risk involved with buying a home that has been foreclosed upon. I've worked in the Lewisville area for 21 years..let me know if I can assist you.


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Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate
Exclusive Buyer Agent

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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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Jldeberry3 asked:
Three college students trying to find a convenient and affordable home for rent.
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
There aren't many (or any) bad areas in Frisco. Inventory is so low right now, I suggest being open to both communities since your home options will be limited.

I'm an Exclusive Buyer Agent serving the Frisco area. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position. Please give me a call.

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


Alysse Musgrave
Consumer Advocate
Exclusive Buyer Agent

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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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Ilangkumaran.kabilan answered:
I recently brought home from them. I don't prefer selecting Landon Homes. They are very poor in follow-up on issues. I stuck in the road still constructions going on. Their builders are so annoying. Multiple times they messed my lawn and need to fight with them to stop it. At the time of closing the house, there are few points identified on the back lawn and builders refused to fix the same stating that should be fine. Now as a peak they removed my fence without seeking permission from me for construction work and didnt replace them yet

Please stay away from them.

Ref - I am at Dominion at Lakeview
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Fri Mar 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Of course. The builder doesn't want a whole bunch of investors buying their properties and drive home owners who wants to live in the property away. Builders have their attorneys making their contracts for them and unlikely they'll cross anything out from it. What motivates you in buying a new home to be a rental property?

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Fri Feb 26, 2016
Annum9 answered:
If you are not occupying this property as primary residence you cannot legally apply for Homestead Tax exemption which means approx $14000 per year tax bill.You must take mortgage as investment property with higher interest rates and higher down payment. ... more
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Tue Feb 23, 2016
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Wed Feb 17, 2016
Jimmy Jung answered:
The lending world is ever changing. Being you're in the Dallas area you should really contact Home Loans For All. They can absolutely assist you. Here's a link to them.

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Wed Jan 13, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
The average sold price for a 5 bedroom home is about $122.49/sq foot. However, having said that, this will never be an accurate measurement on the your market value of your home. Zip code 75033 includes areas such as Grayhawk with homes in the range from around $300's - $400's and Shaddock Creek with homes from about $900k and up. We are not comparing apples to apples if you are just looking at zip codes. Even homes in the same subdivision have to be compared individually in terms of the upgrades, location, age, square footage, # of bedrooms etc.

I'm a realtor specializing in the area and I'd be happy to assist you in selling your home. I usually sit with my client and show the real data and then discuss about my client's goal. Then we work toward achieving that goal. You can reach me at 469-371-2899.

Best,

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Wed Jan 13, 2016
Mark Fischer answered:
Please contact me to discuss your situation. There are programs out there for 100% financing but the programs have all different kinds of restrictions.

I have lenders that do 100% for police, fire fighters, medical professionals up to certain income levels depending on county.

There are also 100% financing options for people who make below the counties median income level.

It is best to call me so I can put you in touch with the right lender for your particular situation.

Mark Fischer
214-218-6241
marksellsdfw@gmail.com
marksellsdfw.com
JP and Associates Realtors
Plano, TX
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Mon Jan 11, 2016
USDAMTGHUB answered:
100% USDA Rural Housing is a popular option for teachers, but only available in certain outlying locations.

USDA Mortgage Hub
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Ph: 800-691-8826 (7 days a week)
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Wed Jan 6, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I'm not sure what you are referring to. You are probably better off working with a local realtor to help you find your property.
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Sun Jan 3, 2016
Tony Grech answered:
There is not a "one size fits all" answer to your question. The fastest solution with the lowest closing cost is probably a HELOC, although in TX any cash out stuff can be difficult. And also the rate will probably be higher if you want a fixed rate product.

The lowest long term cost (interest rate) would be either a cash out mortgage on your existing home or a mortgage on the proposed investment property. There's going to be a rate adjustment on either a cash out refinance OR an investment property purchase. So the rates on those as well as the costs are probably about the same. And it will probably take 30 days or so to close.

If I were you I would probably lean towards just getting a mortgage on the new home. That will help keep everything straight from an accounting/tax perspective come time to file your tax returns.

I'm a TX-licensed loan officer, so if you would like to discuss your individual circumstances and options then feel free to shoot me a message!

Tony
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Are you asking what the property tax is for a specific property? Or you're wanting to know what it is in general? If you're asking about a specific property, you'll need to provide an address or link. (or just ask your agent). But if you're wondering what property tax is is....It's when you own a home you pay property taxes that go to the city, county, school district, etc to pay for things like schools, roads, police & fire protection etc. ... more
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Wed Dec 16, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Derek,

Thank you for your endorsement about our service. Many home buyers think that as realtors we just find you a home, but our service and knowledge go far beyond just finding a property.

In your scenario, it is a little late to add an agent as you've signed a contract stating that you are not represented. It's important that your agent is with you when you are looking at builder's home or they will not honor the agent's fee. You can always talk to the builder again and said what you mentioned above about no place saying that you can't add a realtor and see what they have to say. It's a hot seller's market out there so it's unlikely that the builder will give in.

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Mon Dec 14, 2015
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I specialize in that part of D/FW. Frisco is the most popular of the three, followed by McKinney. Little Elm High has a bad reputation, no doubt about it. Have you considered Prosper? Great schools and a safe place for your money. Feel free to reach out...I'll be happy to help.

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


Alysse Musgrave
http://HelpUBuyAmerica.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5wipynkV4U


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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Tue Dec 8, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Karen,

Which home are your referring to?
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Sun Dec 6, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You would need to consult your plan with your realtor. She/he knows the detail of your transaction and will be the source of advice.

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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