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Katy : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Tameka_harrison asked:
Back in 2012, when I bought my first home (D.R. Horton), I looked at KB Homes and the sales person said for 10K I could get an oversized lot. I was wondering if that was still the case.
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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Jan1026 asked:
the 2nd appraisal was higher than the first and higher than the agree upon contract price. The seller now wants to back out.
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Benjimiles answered:
A builder will hardly ever discount a house because you don't have a realtor. The reason being the 1 or 2 buyers that feel savvy enough to handle the process on their own pale in comparison to the amount that choose to have an agent. The builder would be taking the risk of being shunned by the real estate community which would hurt sales way more than any discount would help. Most commissions are paid by the seller, in my area, so there is basically no cost to you. The house is appraised based on the value of comparable properties so to think that one can be increased in value to cover the expense of an agent would be incorrect. If the house isnt worth the asking price it isnt worth it and a good agent will help you find the answer to that question. ... more
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It depends upon the lake and how the house is situated. You could have a nice view from your home. I would suggest that you talk to your realtor. It's hard to give an opinion without looking at it. ... more
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Tue Jun 13, 2017
Faith T answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Sat Jun 3, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Find out what's important for you then interview as many brokerages as you can. Ask what they have to offer for a new agent. See whether the answer is what's important to you.

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Sat Jun 3, 2017
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Yes, most lenders have overlays but FHA and VA have no credit score requirements as long as you get through the approval engine. Would love to help if you are in Florida.
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you talk to your agent and express your concern. Also talk to your home inspector again OR you can hire a foundation company. What's written on the seller's disclosure? ... more
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Sat Mar 18, 2017
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Tue Jan 31, 2017
Alice Zou asked:
Dear Sir/Madam,
I posted the property 5306 Heatherdawn Ct Katy 77494 for lease. I saw the button
"Request Sent" is disabled, which means the visitors could not sent their…
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Wed Jan 25, 2017
Pedro2 answered:
Investors are buying a house and Flippin it . Can I use the same title that they used to buy the house. Can I close on they same day as they are selling it?
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Mon Dec 26, 2016
Ambrosia answered:
Good luck. There's not a lot of realtors willing to accept vouchers. Sad but true. You try to move to a decent neighborhood for you and your family but you're frowned upon once you inform them that you have a voucher. ... more
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Fri Dec 23, 2016
Gen asked:
hi, I currently own a condo in NYC out right with no lien, bank and credit union is willing to give me about 600k in heloc...
I would like to buy a home in houston area particularly sugarland…
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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

It appears that the property you are interested to is in foreclosure status on Trulia. Trulia is a platform for consumers to browse housing information as well as a tool for home owners and agents to list their properties. If a listing is foreclosure or not, it is up to the listing owner to update the status of that property. The status of the listing is unclear to us because it is in the hands of the listing owner.

If you want to know more information about the foreclosure property, you may check the county record where the property is part of or you may also contact a foreclosure specialist near your area for assistance regarding your concern.

You can take advantage of our vast network of agents here on Trulia. You may found the link below.

To search for a foreclosure specialist using our site:

1. Go to the link that I provided, enter the location where you're at and click enter.

2. Click the More filters button and choose Foreclosure under specialties.

3. Click the Search button.

We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.


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Mon Nov 7, 2016
Arturo.bustos asked:
rental home, would love to talk to some one about maybe get some business from your company thanks.
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Fri Oct 21, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Waibi,

The very first rule of house hunting is to get qualified by a reputable Lender prior to asking a Agent to assist you. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, this does not require us pulling your credit and will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted for a FREE no obligation consultation.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Paul answered:
I have been using to help me navigate all financial questions regarding purchase of a new home. It is great help to analyze ALL costs of home purchase and their effect on whether house makes for a smart investment- very educational + easy to use- learn about closing costs, initial renovation costs, Title Insurance + HO Insur, Real Estate Taxes, Mortgage Financing (how much loan$ do I qualify for? and can I afford monthly payments on my income/assets?), Utility bills, Broker commissions, etc. also helps Renters figure out if better to Buy v Rent, and explains financial reasons why with a great graph. This is an invaluable tool especially for first-time homebuyers. Get smart with biggest investment of your life... ... more
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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
There's no right or wrong answer to your question. Some sellers stay at home during showing but most don't, buyers feel more comfortable when sellers are not home.

I hope this helps!

Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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