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Hays County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 29, 2013
Frank W. Cotter answered:
You drive right into the pool (and I think a splash pad) when you enter and have to turn in Post Oak.
Good luck in your search.
Not many leases on the market so if it works for you grab it. ... more
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Fri May 24, 2013
Cari Patterson answered:
Hey Crystal! That's a tough one to get approved by many landlords! Especially with that many people living in 1 house. I would suggest possibly renting a duplex and live side by side and that way it breaks the # of people and pets up so they are not all in 1 unit. Another alternative is living a bit further out in a rural area. Many Landlords outside the city are more open to more, more more! Hope that helps!

Please let me know if I can help with your real estate needs!

Vance Elliott Realty
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Fri May 17, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
You would have to ask them or your realtor.
Not trying to be disrespectful, but why would you give them an earnest money check if you didn't sign a contract? That seems very strange to me. ... more
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Thu May 2, 2013
herold_gomes answered:
A reverse mortgage enables homeowners age 62+ to convert part of the equity in their home into tax free cash without having to sell their home, give up title or take on a new monthly mortgage payment. No monthly payments are due on a reverse mortgage while it is outstanding - home equity is released in one lump sum or in multiple payments to the homeowner. I was able to help my parents find the best reverse mortgage. They are able to compare multiple banks/lenders so they were quick in giving me multiple quotes. They are really friendly and can ask them any question about the HECM program.

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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Ardis Barnett answered:
My email is and I will be glad to hunt one for you.
Bedrooms etc? Rental amount?

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Mon Apr 15, 2013
dubandlinda answered:
Thank you everyone for clarifying. It is disappointing that there are more photos of the river park than the actual property for sale. This misleads the buyer into thinking that it is a waterfront property. I suppose this is done to get more hits on the listing. ... more
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Investmentclub360 answered:
Hi Jesse,

There are various options for investing in Dallas such as Argyle/Double Oak area, Colleyville, Coppell, Flower Mound. Also the park cities of Highland Park or University Park, or north Dallas are the best places to buy a home. You can choose within by visiting the area or contact a local realtor for pricing options.

Investment Club 360
2943 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Patricia McCrite answered:
An alternative to what others have answered is, consult with your bank that you have a mortgage with. Ask what your payoff is today thru maybe 30 days out. Call 3 area realtors and ask what they think they can list your home for in its present condition and what you could do to maximize your selling potential without breaking the bank.

See where that leads you.... what they can list it for. what your closing costs will be. what your net gain will be....

then figure out what you may want to do.... if you can pay off your home with what it might sell for then all will be for nothing.

This way you are in the know and have some control.
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Frank W. Cotter asked:
Why buy new? I'm asked this often by my clients. (1) Cost less to maintain: newer building codes, better energy saving appliances, better quality insulation and wind bracing, roof is not…
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Dona Gonzales answered:
Elem - Susie Fuentes
Middle - Wallace
HS - Lehman

Call with questions...
Dona Gonzales
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Alice Lebkuecher answered:
There are two water systems in Wimberley; however, they are not City run systems. One water company is Wimberley Water and the other company is Aqua Texas. As for sewer, the only provider of sewer currently in Wimberley is Aqua Texas. These two companies provide service to only certain areas of Wimberley. If the property is not serviced by either of these two companies, then you will have to use a well and septic for your water and sewer needs.

Most of the condos in the Wimberley area are on Aqua Texa sewer.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Don Groff answered:
Hello Michelle,

If you would like to call or send me an email I can set you up with a leasing specialist that can help you.

Thank you,

Don Groff
REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Sherry Vincent answered:
Go on the FEMA website they have recently issued new maps for the area. You should be able to get the information on what flood zone Oyster Creek is in.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Barbara Latimer answered:
Taxes are about the same (around 1.9%) however there are certain areas in San Marcos where the rate is higher at 2.34%.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Maureen Shanklin answered:
I have a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom townhome coming on the market April 1st. Rent is $850. It is very cute and has a fenced in back yard with a deck. Let me know if you would be interested in it.

Maureen Shanklin, Broker
(512) 517-5735
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Maureen Shanklin answered:

Did you find something to rent in Wimberley? I have a 2 bedroom/2 bath townhome coming on the market April 1st. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in. I believe the rent is $850 per month.

Maureen Shanklin,Broker
(512) 517-5735
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Tommy Burris answered:
Most lenders are at 640 for 100% VA loans.

$0 down VA loans have AWESOME RATES..... You DO NOT pay high interest rates as suggested.

This is a VA Benefit.... We thank you for your service.....

Make sure you talk to lenders about rates and programs.... not real estate agents

Tom Burris
Mortgage Banker
(214) 763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends(Really!!)
Lending all across the entire Great State of Texas!!
NMLS# 335055
Search Dallas area MLS for FREE. No registration =>
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
kbrust answered:
Dear Maria, I have been looking for a house for over six months and the San Marcos home market is very slim !!!! Seems in a college town no one evers sells a house....they just rent it. Hard to find a nice home about 1,500SF, in decent condition, less than 15 yrs old, in an established nice neighborhood. Good luck with your search. New Braunfels is a much better marketplace,,,,, but I don't want to live there. I see your message is from July , 2012. Did you find anything? Blessings, Karen ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Michael Waite answered:
In front of Home Depot on US Hwy 290...near the SE corner of 290 and RR 12...their no. is 512-858-2062.
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