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Home Buying in Humble : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 18, 2017
Wgexpress answered:
DR Horton, Meadows at Heath Brook Sales Agents SUCK! They are more interested in selling homes than taking care of the residents who live there. The Board and Management company want to try and help but Rick, Carol and Jacklyn, head sales director, want nothing to do with helping the people they have already sold homes to. They refuse to give us a copy in any form of the documents. Most of us have to ask the manager Charlie for a copy. I will NEVER buy a DR Horton home again! ... more
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
andrea shannon asked:
my husband and I are looking for a lease to own situation in KW. we are looking for a small home and one story.
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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. I'm the broker/owner of HelpUBuy America, an Exclusive Buyer's Agency serving buyers in Dallas and Houston. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is no conflict of interest. Give me a call or send me an email and I'll try to help you out. I have some great agents in that area.

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Fri Jul 1, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
There are many programs coming back that will lend to borrowers with little money down.

Am not saying that is a good move.

But it is possible again.
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Sat Jun 18, 2016
JandV asked:
sell it and just buy a house already built. It so happens that the market is up, and we stand to gain some on the property. Is there a way to get out of paying capital gains? We didn't…
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
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Tue May 3, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
You are going to have to find a credit union or small local bank that keeps loans in-house (meaning they aren't planning to sell the loan) ... that way they can set their own guidelines.

It is an option, but their rates are going to be considerably higher than a conventional mortgage.
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Fri Mar 18, 2016
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Sat Jan 9, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
As far as I know there are some exceptions. They are not going to announce it world wide as we are having a lot of investors purchasing a home to rent out here in Texas. Builders do not want investors or too many investors in their community as it will typically lowered the image, price etc of their community.

I would suggest that you work with a realtor and have your realtor discuss this with the builder. I've done it and that's how I know.

I hope this makes sense. Please give me a thumbs up or choose best answer if this answer helps you.

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Wed Dec 2, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Rent to Own is more urban myth than reality. There are only two situations where someone like yourself will encounter "Rent to Own" and neither is desirable.

In the first situation the Seller has been unsuccessfully trying to sell their property often for a year or more and they cannot find a buyer. The reasons for this can be many such as; high crime rates, terrible condition of the property, stigmas the house may have such as some one murdered in the home, or a home used as a meth lab for example. There are others but I'm sure you get the idea. In this case the seller is so anxious to sell their willing to do anything, but Buyers should ask themselves why would I want to inherit this Seller's headache?

The second situation is in my opinion actually worse: it's when very savvy Sellers set out to intentionally take advantage of less savvy Buyers. They never have any intention of the Buyer owning the home and the contract they prepare almost ensures that a Buyer will never be successful in meeting the terms. Their intent is to get above market rental income with the promise that one day you'll own the property and if by chance you actually were able to fulfill the terms of their agreement their OK as they got well above market price for the property, but what happens 95+% of the time is that they simply take the home back when a buyer fails to fulfill one or more of their contract terms and they then repeat the process.   I've been active in all aspects of residential real estate for more than three decades and can honestly report that I have never once met a single buyer who was successful with "Rent to Own" 

Right now we're in a strong sellers market, and frankly there's no reason any legitimate seller would offer a Rent to Own option, that said it's very possible given today's low interest rates that you may be able to buy a home.
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Fri Sep 25, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you signed a contract, you have to go by what is in writing. First you have to note that there are different jobs involved with selling and then another set of tasks to assist you in buying. You should never use the builders agent. You need your own buyer agent to help you buy, then you need your agent to help you sell. It can be the same agent of they are expereinced in both, just negotiate your commission in writing and stick with what you decide. ... more
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
No. Buying a home and renting a home are different things. Down payments are for buying - deposits are for renting. Contracts and mortgages are for buying - leases are for renting. It is much easier to rent, than buy. ... more
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Mon Aug 10, 2015
Maria Jose Cadena asked:
I'm interested in buying a house at Canyon Gate at Park Lakes, I like the idea that is a gated community but I have heard mixed feelings about the community and the surroundings. I'm new…
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Alexandra Malenkina answered:
Jose,

If you are looking for a cash purchase 10-20% below market value in Las Vegas. I can assist you.
702-417-3678. Our market still has some options to invest in.
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Alexandra Malenkina answered:
Christine,

My favorite would be KB Homes, I had a client monitoring every stage of the construction and bringing outside specialists for the third party opinion and heard only positive reviews. Their energy saving technologies are great. I have not heard any of my clients giving me negative feed back about KB.

DR Horton is one of the best builders in Nevada, I placed a lot of happy buyers into their homes. My fist question at any new home site is if they allow the buyer's to bring an inspector during the construction period. Only solid builders with good quality construction would allow you to do so and would put it in writing. If the builder doesn't allow my client to inspect the house in all and any construction phases, then we walk away.

Thank you,
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Alexandra Malenkina answered:
Kaydubois,

DR Horton is one of the best builders in Nevada, I placed a lot of happy buyers into their homes. My fist question at a new home site is if they allow the buyer's to bring an inspector during the construction period. Only solid builders with good quality construction would allow you to do so and would put it in writing. If the builder doesn't allow my client to inspect the house in all and any construction phases, then we walk away.

Thank you,
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Thu Jan 22, 2015
The Polomsky Team answered:
I show in Fall Creek and know all the communities on the North East Side From Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood and into Huffman, Dayton, and Crosby like the back of my hand. I specialize on this side of town right down to the quality of the school districts and what neighborhoods to avoid and which ones are on the up and up.
Feel free to give me a call anytime at 713-459-0220.
Jim
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
James L. Smith answered:
Generally, I have my clients become financial approved by a Mortgage company or local Credit Union. The financial institution will provide you with a pre-approval letter which will give you a maximum price range. This will enable you to know the price range in which to search for a home...saving time and energy for both you and your agent. Most sellers will want to see either a pre-qualification or approval letter from the buyer before accepting an offer. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
James L. Smith answered:
The Woodspring subdivision in Kingwood is a great place to live! The master planned community consist of a community pool, parks and recreation within the immediate area. The subdivision is located within walking distance to Lake Houston. It is a more recent built subdivision so, there is still a small amount of construction in the area but, altogether a peaceful neighborhood. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
James L. Smith answered:
The Woodspring Forest subdivision does have new construction builders. The subdivision appears to be close to 75% complete in their build out. There are definitely pros and cons to buying a new build in comparison the a resale property. One of the main issues I see in buying new construction is the structure may not actually be build which would give you a time frame of 4 to 6 months before moving in. Although you do have the options of choosing your own upgrades and floor plan. I have noticed from an appraisal standpoint that some subdivision do seem to inflate there prices significantly in comparison the the resale properties in the neighborhood that may only be 1 to 3 years old. Ultimately, it is really a unique decision left up the buyer's preferences and time frame. ... more
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