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Lake Houston : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Jewell Burroughs answered:
I have been a realtor for 40 years and have nothing but good things to say about M Street homes!
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Kathryn asked:
I'm relocating to Houston and I'd love to live on the lake. I noticed there weren't very many apartment complexes in the area and I was wondering if there are any good mobile home parks…
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Al Geffon answered:
The annual HOA fee is $1012, according to the listing. There is also a $200 transfer fee, which is traditionally paid by the buyer as part of closing costs. If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to get in touch.

Regards ...

Al Geffon
(713) 213-6350
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Mark McNitt answered:
Hi Mary,

There are many communities along Lake Houston on the northeast side of Houston and Lake Conroe to the north. A few have golf courses, but most do not have their own boat launches. One community that would fit the bill is Atascocita Shores just off of FM 1960. I sold one there to a buyer last fall with their own private dock on one of the canals coming off the lake.

This home you found is located in Waters Edge, a newer gated community along the expanded W. Lake Houston Parkway on the west side of Lake Houston. Other newer communities in this area include Lakeshore, Eagle Springs, Summerwood and Kingwood.

Most do not offer their own boat launches as this is an extra cost for the HOA plus issues of folks coming in and out that do not live in the neighborhood. The best boat launch for Lake Houston is Alexander Deussen Park on the south end near the dam. Very nice and large county park.

Let me know if you need assistance as I have shown most of these communities over the 20 years I have been assisting buyers and sellers. Good luck!

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jane Lindsey answered:
Agree with Andrea below. You won't be getting any discounts by not using an agent to represent you. Without an agent, they are indeed going to sell at the price they want and since you appear naive, he will take full advantage. Home builder salesmen are by far the worst high pressure salesmen around. Even as an agent, I sense this when i take my customers to look at new homes. And I'm standing right there!! They have no shame. You need a good buyer agent. Do you think an unlicensed salesman will tell you how much the surrounding homes sold for? Why do you think there are so many foreclosures in North Katy on new homes? All they need to do is sell new homes for the highest price. I can almost guarantee it's going to be over market price. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Heather Mackinnon answered:
M Street does have some nice floor plans. There are some lenders that will finance with 580 credit score but there will be some additional requirements for that such as a higher interest rate or down payment. The best way to go about buying a home is to repair your credit. You can do it yourself. There are books and websites to help you. You could also hire a reputable credit repair company. You have a goal now work towards it. Let me know if I can be of help. ... more
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Mon May 7, 2012
Mark McNitt answered:
We have agents that work with renters in various areas of Houston. I work in the northwest parts of town including Jersey Village, Cypress, Cy-Fair and Katy. We will need more information such as move in date, pets, credit issues, etc.

Let us know if we can assist. There are properties for lease. Not as many for sale by owners out there, and you really don't want to purchase those as they typically require a lot of money down and would charge a higher interest rate that you can get from a local lender.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty
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Wed May 21, 2008
Sherri Easley answered:
That means that those home have already mean sold or the people made arrangements with their bank to stop foreclosure. A lot of the third party companies such as RealtyTrac get their information a month or two behind our MLS system. This is the system that Realtors use and update daily. No third party company has access to Texas MLS, so they have to wait until it is available on public records. Public records are updates can take a month or so after a closing. You are welcome to contact me through my website and I will be glad to give you further information on foreclousers in the area you are looking into. ... more
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