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Home Buying in Georgetown : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 25, 2016
veloris v mckay answered:
Don't know your age but I hope to move to Del Webb Texas in Georgetown. I will be working with Cheryl Williams of ERA. She can be contacted at
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
veloris v mckay asked:
Two retired people. One on pension now (60) will also get SS at FRA. I am 66 and will apply for SS plus pull what I need from 401K. House proceeds will be approx. $200,000 (CA). Moving…
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Jim Ivy answered:
It makes sense for you to have a written agreement that the agent represents you and is not acting on behalf of the seller. The TAR form is common, but not sacrosanct. The terms of representation should be fair to both you and the agent. If you are serious about the home, don't get sidetracked. Have a phone or face to face conversation with the agent about your concerns with the employment agreement and get that out of the way. Then you can focus on getting the home that you want. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Samc asked:
Our home was purchased at the court house through a foreclosure by some real estate investers . They paid about $78,000.00 dollars more than what was owed on the note . We were able to buy…
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Sun Jan 18, 2015
Angie Chance Griffis asked:
I can't afford a house right now due to credit issues but expect financial gain in a few months. I would just like a mhome or pay 6 months worth of lease for a 3 or more bdr house. Small…
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Alan Parks answered:
I think you mean Tuscany Villas, since Tuscany Village is in Round Rock. The tax rate for Tuscany Villas in Georgetown (off Williams Drive, west of Sun City) is 1.9826% annually on the value of the home. ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
Berrydeb asked:
I finally found the almost perfect place for us after several years of trying to convince my husband that we need a place of our own.
So, the only short coming about this house is that…
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
Michael Hahn-Conti answered:

Your agent can call Trulia and have them remove the incorrect pictures and post the corrected versions. Call them, or call me and maybe I can help you out. -Mike 512-961-8748
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Laura Paro answered:
Hi Janet! Did you get your question answered? if not, or if you need additional assistance and are not currently working with another agent, feel free to call me: 512-661-8130. Happy Holidays! -Laura ... more
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Patricia Jumonville answered:
I'm not sure you could get a transfer into Travis County public schools while living in Georgetown, but those things change from time to time, so I'd check with the school in question if you're talking public schools and see if they are accepting out of district transfers or, if it's a popular school, any new transfers at all.

That being said, I don't know of anyone who does that except for private schools. There's really no other reason to.
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
Russ Phillips answered:
Hi Kevin,

Cash is king, but I can tell you that things are interesting in this price range. I office in downtown Georgetown and have closed 35 deals so far this year with an average price in the $400's. I work the market hard and know it. My listings that are in this price range have been mobbed with showings, and the last two have sold for full price. It really depends on the unique selling proposition of the individual property, as well as how they priced it to begin with....stuff that is priced right is selling. I know this is a bit ambiguous, but there's no general answer. What you need is a CMA on the individual property.

Appraisals are having a little bit of a tough time keeping up with rising prices lately too. It's an interesting time to buy, and being a cash buyer will take away appraisal fears a seller may have.

The good news is that this kind of money gets you a very nice custom home here, and many will be on an acre or more.
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
This is extremely common in Old Town GT where so many of the older homes had rooms added onto the original structures, often without permits.

Was the non-compliance noted in the seller's disclosure? Since I've sold a number of homes with non-permitted additions and never had a problem, even with FHA, I find this situation curious to say the least. ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
leeannmyrick answered:
Leander, TX ISD. It also offers everything that goes along with a good school district, i.e., police protection, good streets, etc.
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Mars Hill Realty answered:
Hi "judge" - The average $/sf for a 3400-3600 sf home that sold in Georgetown over the past 12 months is $106.79 and took an avg of 182 days to sell.

Coming up with a good offer is more than just number crunching though, you'll also need an expert who can help you determine the best sales price by factoring the seller's situation, agent's performance and other non-market factors. As a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, I can help you come up with an offer strategy using our proprietary three-part market analysis on this property to put our buyer system to work for you. Call or Feel free to drop by our offices too at 1627 Williams Drive in Georgetown.

Good luck!

Mars Hill Realty Group
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Greg Hodge answered:
Hello Cleopatra,

Please review my listing if you haven't yet settled on a place. I have one for sale now for $62,500 in an Equestrian Community. Cost just depends on how complicated you make it and whether or not easements/roads are available to both. A good surveyor can give you a quote on splitting things out and that is generally the first step.

Georgetown is a great place to live!

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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Kerrie Collier answered:
Welcome to Georgetown .. I am sending the mls and Fountainwood Estates has the acre lots and homes in the range you will want . What type of pool would you like .. so many different designs and custom designers .. I can send you lots of great custom pool designers .. ... more
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Kerrie Collier answered:
Hi .. will you be purchasing Va loan or Conventional . go to and the Yaupon and has the wrap around bar and kitchen and great big game room really decked out . 40 k upgrades . tiled 24 inch designer tile .. I have a list of upgrades for you ..
4/2.5 and 2827 and the 237 737 will be ready in last of nov ...and its giving 3000 plus title and also a discount of mcc extra 166 to lower the payment .. floor plan is online and i have photos of a finished home . i can send to yaupon photo . amazing home ...brand new Elementary there Mc Coy and Ms.Benold
tax rate is 2.3 and a community pool and playground and good for all five pools in GT ...
and i can do the payment for you .. if want
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