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In My Neighborhood in Fort Worth : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 22, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
You may want to post your question for that zip code (Arizona), your question is posted in Fort Worth.
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Michael Dryden answered:
If your HOA was "mandatory" it would have been disclosed when you bought the house. Since you entered into a covenant, you can't remove it unilaterally.

But is IS an association, run by a board and required to report to homeowners and hold meetings and elections. You have a choice. Fume about it or get involved and change it. While a management company may be hired by the association to conduct the day to day affairs of the HOA, the board is responsible for hiring them and setting the policies and rules by which the HOA is governed.

Talk to your neighbors about your concerns. If you share common complaints or points of dissatisfaction, get together and attend the next association meeting and make yourself heard. You and your neighbors are the Homeowners in the Association. Run for a seat on the board, or support someone who will work to get the changes made.

HOAs can add a lot to a property, from setting standards that keep property values high to maintaining amenities and common areas that made the home a desirable location for you when you bought it. But things can change, and homeowners need to stay involved to keep their HOA a positive influence for the community.
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Michael Dryden answered:
Properties become abandoned and distressed for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the owner passes away and heirs are uncertain what to do with the property. Others are simply abandoned with little effort to sell the property, if the owner has no equity.

A REALTOR, like myself, can check a variety of sources and attempt to find owner information and explore the possibilities for rental or ownership of the house. Find an agent that has listed or sold several homes in the area close to the house. They can solicit the owner for you and see if they can arrange a mutually beneficial transaction for a sale or lease.

They can also check to see if the property has been through a foreclosure and is now owned by a bank or loan guarantee program like HUD, VA, Freddie Mac, etc. These home often are sold at an auction. If you have the means to have it done, or can do the work yourself, you may pick up a bargain, trading your work to rehab for a substantial equity in the home, once the remodeling work is done.
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Wed Nov 18, 2015
Mpolanaky40 asked:
Units with .3 of a mile of. Roads within the confines of the quad development. We are assessed the same fees trash, snow clearing and the like of units having as much as 5x the housing and…
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
Mortimore Rashenbalm answered:
It is legal for agents to give advice or comment on the "safety" of a neighborhood. Any "agent" commenting on this should be reported to TAR.
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Tue Dec 9, 2014
Mike Singri answered:
Hi Maria,

I have an beautiful single family house for rent in Garden Acres Area. This is for rent by owner. So you will not be charged any commission. If interested please reply to "singris@yahoo.com". We can discuss further.

Have a wonderful day,

Mike.
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Thu May 22, 2014
kenny414 answered:
The unit is approx. 22 years old. The coil, fan, and furnace have all been replaced with new about five years ago. I am a certified AC tech and also own the property. Maintenance is performed annually and functions perfectly. Contact Jeniene to come take a look. ... more
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Mon May 5, 2014
Greg Bird answered:
Hello Pamela,

All 3 are good area's to live. What are you looking for in a home. I'll do a home search and send you the results. Provide me beds, baths, price range...etc

Is a commute time to work important.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Greg Bird, Realtor
Poplin Realtor
greg@dallasfamilyhomes.com
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Lloyd Martin answered:
I can look it up for you if it is in North Texas.
Just need your address.
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
Carolyn Guertin answered:
We have a property for rent in the beautiful Meadowbrook neighborhood of Fort Worth. It's a great place to live and the area is being updated and improved. It breaks our hearts to leave, but I've been transferred. Here's the ad: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3130383575-1601-Queen-St-Fort-Worth-TX-76103 ... more
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
The United Home Team answered:
Are you inquiring in order to put in your 60day notice prior to purchasing an estate while these interest rates last?

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Wed Apr 24, 2013
John Lyng answered:
It sounds like you have some sleuthing to do. You should start at the Central Appraisal District in the county (Tarrant is www.tad.org) and see who is listed as the owner. You may be able to approach the trustee and work out a sale. I would still be sure to use an agent for the transaction though; I just closed someone buying a home from a trust without one and process was much longer than it needed to be.

If you need help with the financing check out my program at www.naca.com.

John Lyng
Mortgage Counselor-NMLS 280951
JLyng@naca.com
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
You might check out the Trulia crime heat map, or check with Hurst PD.
http://www.trulia.com/crime/#!tarrant-tx/13/32.75163,-97.32894/Fort_Worth,TX/
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Dflower00 answered:
yepp it is a wonderful school my neice and my daughter used to go here
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
Brian Rickard answered:
Give me a call and we can discuss.

Brian Rickard
817.988.1588
brian@brants.com
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
forgivenandblessed answered:
This is a beautiful neighborhood. The trees are big and they shade the streets as you drive through the area. Part of the reason they are cheaper is that you are technically in Fort Worth, but you get the luxury of Keller ISD schools. We moved here about three years ago and love the area. We are about to put our house up for sale and I am worried about the competition of the new home construction. The only reason we are leaving is because we are moving to Oregon- otherwise we would have stayed here forever and started our family! I am not a realtor but my friend that found this house for us is one and the houses in this area are much much nicer than other homes in the same price range. We thought it was too good to be true too, but we have enjoyed our time here. Hope that helps! :) ... more
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Nathan Beckey answered:
Great location, but you will pay a premium. Very established and the draw is Camp Bowie, TCU and the surrounding shops, restuarants and easy access off I-30. It really depends on what you are looking for. Generally speaking homes are older. Majority of new growth north Fort Worth in the I-35 corridor where you can get 2-3 times the home for much less.

Southlake is generally much newer, out of the freeway hustle and a more DFW centralized location.
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Sun Apr 1, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Did you spend any time in the home before purchasing it? Did you return to the neighborhood at different time of the day to get a feel for the area? Did you talk to any of the neighbors before buying?

Most buyers exercise caution before purchasing and invest time collecting information and becoming informed about all aspects of the property.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Recommend to refer all your questions to the city the experts !

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