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Home Buying in Flower Mound : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Rickjonie answered:
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Richie Rowland answered:
It is always a good idea to talk with a mortgage broker and let them tell you what they can and can't do.There is so many programs out there that you might qualify for that nobody really know's about but kinda has heard about them. Mortgage broker's know them inside and out. I hope this help's you good luck. ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Did you discuss this with your realtor? What did she/he say?

I would suggest that you hire an inspector to inspect the process when they are building the home. Your inspector reports to you just like your realtor.

Good luck!
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Toll Brothers typically built higher end homes so their homes typically starts from $500k and up. There are other builders in Flower Mound with less expensive homes if you are open to it.

Good luck!
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Shuchi Agrawal answered:
I know some people who are very happy with their Lennar homes and some that have complaints... New homes generally come with a 10 year warranty on structure etc. You should probably talk to the builder and see if they can come out and address some of your concerns if they are major issues. Whether it is new construction or an older home, it's always best to get a home inspection done prior so you are aware of what you're buying. Hope this helps.

Shuchi Agrawal, REALTOR, SFR, CNE, CHMS, VIP Realty
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Shuchi Agrawal answered:
Short sales are tricky and unfortunately, situations such as the one you're facing are not that uncommon. The owner of the house or the seller doesn't get anything from the sale of the house because any proceeds will go towards loan payment... If they've filed for bankruptcy, this shows that they don't have much. If you haven't spent money on inspections, in your own interest, and to save yourself time/money, probably terminate the contract and look for another house. There are quite a few available.

Shuchi Agrawal, REALTOR, SFR, CNE, CHMS, VIP Realty
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Lizzientexas answered:
well. i am selling my home in Flower Mound... and my realtor asked me to find another home first as mine will most likely sell before it hits the listings... i am an empty nester in her mid 50' gone to school in Prairie Trail Elementary, Lamar, and Marcus. home built in 1986
, has gorgeous pool/spa, put in over 40K in house over the 17 years I have been in... been minimizing my home furnishings as such.. house is 2538 sq ft... funny but two appraisals show 2538 and then 2204.. have appt to see Denton county as my home has always been 2538 sq ft... but long story short.. don't need 3 bedrooms, huge office, yard, living room, and all that... house needs a family and I need to be a minimalist and buy smaller... so yeah.. Flower Mound is seeing its biggest year yet... Time for me to sell.
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
As stated by Andrew and Scott below, the seller can get rental policy for the 1 week leaseback that they are doing and the buyer, who is now the new owner, will get a homeowners policy.

Susie Kay, Realtor® & Certified Stager
Residential, Commercial, Investment
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
David Eudy answered:
It seems that it is only yours or another buyers preference. Unless you are trying to utilize over-the-air television reception, which can be affected by power lines near your property. Other than that you may be happy and it not affect you as long as when you decide to sell it does not turn sellers away. You always need to remember what was going through your mind when you decided to purchase the property and that is what your potential buyers will be thinking when you try to sell.

I seems to be a personal thing and some have issue with it and some do not.
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
Linda Fisher answered:
Yes it is possible, but difficult to find someone who wants to do owner financing ., But yes it is possible, Why do you prefer owner financing, it usually has higher interest rate, and qualifing should be the same as going out getting residential financing.

Good Luck and God Bless

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Mon Dec 23, 2013
John Lyng answered:
If you have to pay something to your ex from the home, you'll have to see if you can refinance and make the numbers work with a Texas cash out refinance since you'll be limited to borrow no more than 80% of the home's current appraised value.

If you just have to get the ex off of the current loan and deed then a simple rate and term refinance might be the way to go. This would be the preferred route in my opinion since it keeps your options open if you need to do another refinance without taking cash out of your equity.

I do not do refinances but if you have questions I'm happy to discuss your situation if it will help.

John Lyng
Mortgage Counselor - NMLS 280951
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
My first question would be if you are moving with work...and will have US income?
For most professional relocations we have not had an issue.
It can depend on a lot of things though.

What kind of visa you have, income and where it comes from, etc.

We regularly work with international clients and our lenders know the ins and outs of these loans.
Almost every lender will tell you up front they can do it, but then many run screaming the day before closing that they can't do the loan since you are not a citizen. Some can do it and get it, but many don't. There may be some things you need to do today to prepare depending on your situation. For example you may want to open a US bank account, you may want to get a US based credit card. You may want to get a US cell phone....but the lender should advise you on what you need to do to get started.

Feel free to call me for the best referrals we use for our international relocation clients.

Welcome to Texas and let us know if you need any additional information.

You can check out Flower Mound homes here:
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Different sources give different amounts.... due to the big difference I would suggest your own measurement by your own appraiser or see what looks and feels right to you based on the measurements they give you. It's not uncommon to see another 400 from a bonus room or something like that, but very unusual in my experience to see a 1200sqft difference. Could happen.

Let me know if you would like to see inside.

Here are some other homes in Flower Mound that might catch your eye:
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Thu May 9, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Typically it is not a transfer they are looking for, but you can speed up the process.
They still do background checks, and testing, but for example training might be much much quicker.
Most departments like to get officers that are already trained if they can.
Places like Flower Mound and these cities don't hire that many officers though each year. Could be 1-2-3 a year, so it's best to apply many places due to the amount of competition and the vetting process.

He has to think about what kind of department he wants to be part of two. My guess is from going from NYPD to someplace like Flower Mound might be really boring. Most of the small cities around here for example don't like their officers running code in about 99% of the time. So if he is used to excitement and blowing and going all the time, he might want to look at the bigger cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, Carrollton, Irving.

If he wants to ease into retirement, write traffic tickets, investigate petty crime, etc....FM or these other smaller cities might be a way to ease into it.....maybe provide some training to the younger guys, share the ways of the world with others who might not have seen big city crime.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Robin Massey answered:

I would suggest having a reputable engineer come out and look there are several here in Flower Mound but I prefer Crannell & Crannell they are local and really know the area and the soils here. Also having a reputable foundation company is a plus as well. I have used MBR Foundation for years and my sales consultant is Phillip Duffin every time he is knowledgeable and thinks of the client first.

As for foundations in Texas this can be an issue you really need to have good soaker hoses around your homes exterior. If you are buying a home with issues it can be fixable and you can have a lovely home! Home this helps if you have anymore questions please feel free to ask anytime.

Robin Massey
RE/MAX DFW Associates
Cell: 214-926-3856
Off: 972-355-3588
Fax: 972-539-3551
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Linda Martin answered:
I have heard this come up a lot in the last year, then it happened on a few of my contracts. I had one near Grapevine Lake that came in 40K lower than the asking price. (Appraiser would not review and revise) I knew that the property was a little on the high side but my clients really wanted it. Thier lender used an appraiser that did not know the area and there were no comps in the area like it so it needed a good appraiser. I suggested to my buyer to change lenders to one I knew and trusted, they did immediately and it only came in about 8K lower and both parites split the difference, buyer came up with 4K more and seller came down 4K. We closed the deal. I have done a few of these since. Takes a little more work, but totally worth it for my buyers and the seller won too! The sellers agent really appreciated the extra effort.
I don;t give up easy....:)
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Jeff Brand answered:

My mom retired from LISD as a teacher in Flower Mound and my sister is currently a teacher in LISD. I would love to put you in contact with them so they can answer some of your questions. Also, I have many personal connections LISD and the school board which could help you. Feel free to email or call me anytime.

I have 3 children in elementary school in LISD. We love our schools here and the community is a great place for kids and families. It is also a great place to retire. My parents live in Flower Mound which is conveniently located with easy access to shopping and not far from some of the best hospitals in Dallas, if needed. The medical care you can receive in this area is excellent.

Jeff Brand & Associates would love to help you in your search for the perfect place for your and your family. The climate is great, too! We are looking at a high today of 75.


Shannon Reed
Business Development for Jeff Brand & Associates
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
The United Home Team answered:

It greatly depends on your price, condition and sought after tastes. Are you looking to stay around that area in general? The upper end grand penn. of grand prairie is well established. Along with parts of Colleyville, Parts of Bedford. Southlake seems to be very sought after however property values haven't been holding strong that last couple of years. Feel free to contact me directly in regards to helping you establish your foothold in todays market. Lets talk!

Keller Williams Realty
Real Estate Consultant 3x US Army Vet.
Joseph Fernandez
cell: 817-975-7258
off: 817-635-1157
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Robert J Russell answered:
That really depends on if your looking for homes with or without an HOA. Also depends on if your looking for newer homes or older homes. Too many variables to really be fair and give you a PAT answer. Give me a call and I will help you - 972-679-9029 ... more
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Laurie answered:
Maria try marketning your home yourself. EXPOSURE is KEY! I live here in Flower Mound.
Let me know if I can help out.
Laurie Kash
Flower Mound Realtor
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