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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Homes that back to commercial property, apartments, busy roads, etc. are less desirable and harder to sell. If this home has been on the market longer than average, location is probably the reason.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Terri Hayley answered:
John,

The developer asks whichever builders they'd like to be in the community about a year before the community comes online. They work together to do lot splits, work with the Las Colinas planning and zoning commission, work with the Las Colinas architectural committee to get the surveys, exterior elevations approved, the floor plans and square footages approved for the build out of the community, etc. Unless the builder could not take their lot take down for some reason, other builders probably won't be invited to be in the community. There's a lot of excitement brewing about this community.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Jeff Kessler answered:
Home builders today are giving some great incentives. Best thing to do is just call and see what they offer. Usually they have better deals on the weekend.
Good luck.
J.
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Robert Overton answered:
La Villita is near a lot of commercial complexes, downwind from an equestrian farm, and built right next to a bunch of apartments and townhomes. I don't see a lot of upside in that area, and it's near the freeways and priced too high for the money. It looks nice in some respects, but I bought in such an area before and it doesn't hold value.
I found the homes near the 114 to be quieter and they have a nice lake. When I last looked, I think there were some nice homes in a gated community called University Park. Secluded and relatively new, but not next to a bunch of apartments and transients who run through Northwest Highway. I'll never buy near apartment complexes ever again.
With all of the borrowing in the U.S., inflation is bound to hit soon. This means higher interest rates and a devalued dollar. I'm doubling my efforts to find something soon before prices go up and money gets even more difficult to find.
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Kim Nwachukwu answered:
11 single family homes have sold in the past 6 months and none of them was on the market for over 100 days, with the average being 95 days. All of these homes were in superb condition and were priced right. Single story is attractive for many people, but just as many need the larger square footage that the two story models offer. I would be happy to swing by and work up an opinion for you regarding price and condition, both of which are crucial to today's market. Bruce is dead on with his comment about builder competition over there - price is king and you have to beat them just about every time. Why buy pre-owned if you can get new at just as good, or an even better, price. Best regards, Kim ... more
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Dixon Wong answered:
Hi there,

I would be happy to help you finding your home.

For a limisted time, I can get you a free move (within the DFW area) if you buy or sell via me.

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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Pat O'Reilly answered:
This is where a good local Realtor can help. No one knows exactly what will happen in the future but a good local Realtor with experience will (should) know the trends. Not all Realtors are the same. I would choose wisely. ... more
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Contact any 1 Realtor and work with them only.
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Sat Sep 14, 2013
Ron Ellis answered:
If a seller has an a home inspection done prior to placing his home on the market, any issues found can be repaired by anyone including the home owner and/or unlicensed or non-certified technicians. Repairs for inspections performed during the home buying process have to be completed by licensed and certified technicians. ... more
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
I'd probably stay with Frisco.
Dependis on your price range.
May depend on if you want to rent or sell.
The places between are Irving, Coppell, Carrollton, Plano.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Dixon Wong answered:
Hi Betty,

Bruce is right. You have to spend at least 1200 for a home in Irving.

You can visit my website at www.findyourtexashome.com/leasing for different options

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Tue May 14, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Did you ever make it to Texas?

If you still need help finding a new home to purchase or rent, please let us know.

Also let us know where you ended up and how you like the area.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Venkat,

Just a note to follow up with you and see if you ever bought a condo or townhome?
Prices are starting to go up again, so if you haven't purchased yet, now may be a great time to consider.
Rental demand is very high and many of the places rent very quickly.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Agent can show you properties. You just need to come prepared to rent when you look.
Rental properties move fast, so you'll want to come with your application filled out, letter of employment from your new employer, and your application fees and deposit.

There are not that many properties available typically in any one price range, so normally you can knock them out in 2-3-4hours.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Kim Nwachukwu answered:
McKinney and Las Colinas are 2 different markets altogether. You won't get that deal in LC - and bringing Sanders another builders deal won't help you either. The other builders house isn't their product. Sorry, but I completely disagree with what Lowell Sterling said about pricing, the mortgage lending part he stated is accurate, but the pricing part is way off the board for the Las Colinas market. ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Greg Jackson answered:
I have a townhome in Las Colinas that I would be willing to sell you as we are looking to move into a larger home. It is a 3 yr old 2 story 1750 sq ft townome with hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and many other features.

Let me know if you would be interested in more information.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
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As a Realtor I can help negotiate for you - although many strong and capable executives are able to haggle with the builder on their own, I know many of the builders and I also come armed with facts and information as well as the ability to talk with them objectively about the price. Most of the people I have spoken with paid a higher price for their home than their neighbor who used a Realtor. It is very interesting. I WANT to help you get the best value, as well as protect you throughout the contract. Also, if they see how much YOU want the house often, they have determined that by talking with you in less than 15 minutes, and they work for the builder, so their goal will be to obviously sell the house for the builder with the highest profit.. However, If you hire me, I am put to work FOR YOU, helping you all along the process. The builder includes my fee's in his marketing price, whether or not you utilize my services. Why not use me to help you get the best deal today?

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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Pat O'Reilly answered:
Marissa,
I would love to talk with you about selling your home. I know you are trying to sell by yourself. I do not blame you for trying to save money. It is a complex thing to do and can be very stressful. I would suggest you talking to a Realtor to get all the facts. A good local Realtor will be able to get you the exposure your home needs to sell, and give you the right information throughout the selling process to protect you and get you the most money in the shortest amount of time.
My information is on the material I have been sending you. If you would like to discuss your best options give me a call.

Pat
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
You would be required more than likely pay double to triple deposits lease. Apartments are much "kinder on your wallet for a family with low credit scores"

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Sun Feb 12, 2012
Pat O'Reilly answered:
It is hard to get an FHA loan on a condo. The rules have changed and this had hurt the condo market. Until the lenders and government figure it out I would stay away from condos..
Comfort..depends on what you prefer. Most townhomes are built with a shared wall and for the most part you will not hear your neighbor.
Maintain...the townhomes have less to maitain
Rental market in Dallas Fort Worth is HOT. Whether its a condo, home or townhome you will not have a problem renting it out in todays market.
Selling in the future...Single family would propably sell better in the future because more people are looking at single family homes.
Investment wise would depend on the area and the amount you pay today
Security. If you are talking about what areas are safe you would need to research the area and find out. A single family is not safer than a townhome etc...
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