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General Area in Frisco : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Shawn Wacasey answered:
Join a team. Most good teams drive leads to their team members. I know of a couple of brokerages that have leads built into their business plans but your split is significantly lower if you use their leads. ... more
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Tue Dec 9, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
You'd probably be better off running the other way...REO deals are rarely the good deal people think they are. Best of luck...
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Michael Brownstead answered:
I like Brad's point, researching other developments around Frisco may be beneficial, but it is wise to keep in mind what you are looking for in a subdivision, such as proximity to specific schools, work, shoppingm recreation, etc. In my opinion, most, if not all subdivisions in Frisco offer something for everyone. I wish you the best in yur home search and it is much easier when you are represented by a REALTOR if not already. ... more
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Matt Calloway answered:
I will be honest. I wouldn't let it scare you. Housing communities across from apartments in Frisco are holding their values. In a fast growing community like Frisco housing options are increasing due to needs. I understand your concern as a homeowner as there are negative connotations associated with renters and apartments. I would be more concerned if houses in my neighborhood were being converted to rentals. Potential home buyers will look at the neighborhood, not the newly constructed gated apartments across the street. Investigate the build out and see what level of construction they are. Hopefully that will ease your mind

Matt Calloway
Alpine Brokerage Services-Frisco
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Michael Brownstead answered:
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Bruce Lynn answered:
Foreclosures can be a hassle or they can be smooth. Very difficult to predict from one sale to the other. I always say be patient with these. Don't be in a position where you must move on a certain day. If you need to be out of a lease, or out of an apt, or move direct from one place to the foreclosure, these are not always ideal situations. Some banks are ready to close early, some have delays. Some introduce new rules at the last minute. If you can live on their timeframe and rules, that's can often get a better deal.
Also always use an experienced realtor who is familiar with Foreclosures and bank owned properties.
Here is a list of current foreclosures for sale in Frisco on the West side of the tollway.

Bruce Lynn
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Nov 14, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Frisco is a great area raise a family.

Many corporate headquaters are located on the Frisco/ Plano area

You will need have employment in order to purchase or lease difficult to determine your status. We represent both clients, know the area very well.

Are you transferred with your current employer?

Shopping you have mall located in Frisco and few others not far from Frisco in Plano

Assist with your search would need interview you for your short / long term goals determine what works best for all parties from professional obligations to school.

West Frisco many homes work with anyone's budget.

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Sat Aug 11, 2007
Bruce Lynn answered:

Typically around here the owners want 12 month lease on a home. Sometimes we can work them down to six, but there are very few that are furnished. Typically what we'd put you in for 3-4-5 month lease is corporate apt in this area or extended stay hotel. There may be some exceptions to short term lease in Frisco area due to the number of homes on the market. We'd typically need to be about 30 days out from the time you want to lease and then contact the owners to see if we can negotiate month to month short term lease. Some might accept to get you in the home. It is difficult for owners to do this because typically here they pay one month rent to agent at lease signing. So if they lease for 3 months, they have to put your price up so high to recover that it doesn't make sense for you. Also they'll typically have another vacant period after you move out, unless you're going to allow showings while you are there. Again, I'm not sure I've ever seen a home furnished here, but that doesn't mean you couldn't rent your own furniture. In my opinion though...renting a corp apt or extended stay hotel is the way to go for you. I think you'll just have less frustrations and spend a lot less time working that solution than trying to find a furnished home for that short period. One other idea is to be a home minder. We have some contacts who will let you live in a home for utilities if you will take care of it while it's on the market. You have to allow showings and be ready to move with 30 days notice. You'd also have to rent furniture in most cases. Let me know if I can help. ... more
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