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Home Buying in Keller : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Soul asked:
1. Does this require cash?
2. Does this require great credit?
3. Can you get pre-qualified for a mortgage and use a pre-qual letter as cash
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
Southtexasmgr answered:
You should hope that they don't.
Here is proof of a home that was built "as intended"(Meritage quote):
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bw2LL1ZhbA69VEYzbW5TSUtwSkk?usp=sharing ... more
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Sun Jan 1, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Keller is nice and it offers many good schools.

I'm a local realtor and if you are still looking for a home to purchase in Keller and are not working with a realtor feel free to call me or connect with me through my profile.

Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate Dallas
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Sun May 29, 2016
Kevan Pewitt answered:
You should probably consult with a real estate attorney on what you can to accomplish. Part of your lender's answer may have to do with the type of loan you utilized. It would need to have been purchased as an investment property with the lender knowing this at the outset. ... more
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Tyemenu asked:
Are the properties below still on the market? If so could you please provide me with the auction dates?

2209 Lakeway Dr., Keller, TX 76248
1805 Queensbridge Ln., Keller, TX 76262
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Rangerseqs answered:
Friendship Elementary school is just awesome, really the ranking is done by people out of touch with the school district, out of touch with the teachers and staff, and for you to know ask the parents who send kids there. The teachers are GREAT., as well are the counselors, the principal and all the staff.

You are close to Central High School a better high school then some of the others.

The HOA, is more laid back then others out there, the pool is always clean, the area is well maintained and you really do have a chance to get to know your neighbors.

You are close to so many activities, that it is a good neighborhood to be in!
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Mon Jan 11, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
What is the address of the property you are referring to?
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Fri Nov 13, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Nobody can predict the future. However, having said that, this area has seen quite a bit of growth including many newer homes and growth in high end homes. So in other words, they are growing to the right direction, not to mention a very desirable school district that will attract family with children.

Are you thinking of purchasing in this area? I just sold a home in Fort Worth/Keller area and I'd be happy to assist you if you are not currently working with a realtor. You can call me at 469-371-2899 to discuss.

Best,

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Jodysara,
The most activity of any listing is when it's brand new. It can be very busy the first week and sometimes through the second, but then it drops down as the existing buyers have already seen it. That's why it's so important to get things ready and right when you start. If you left projects undone, or over priced it, you've missed the largest batch of buyers.
The only solution is to resolve whatever was left undone and price it according to what's selling. Sometimes buyer's will circle back for a second look.
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Joshua Marriott answered:
If you have a contract with all signatures you have a contract. If you signed and were waiting on the seller to sign also you do not.
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Mon May 4, 2015
lynnnchase9 answered:
I think it depends on a couple variables mainly the service you hire, where you live, and the type of pool you have. I would try calling the services around your area and ask for their prices. This could give you a good idea of what you're going to be paying and what the services are going to cost. I would highly recommend doing this to start getting an idea of what this is going to cost. http://www.kriscoaquatechpools.com/services.htm ... more
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Ereka Jones answered:
Hi there!

I agree with Rick and other colleagues who have responded. If the home is priced right, the Seller will often receive multiple offers and will therefore not be willing to reduce the list price or give Seller concession, Home Warranty, etc.

Plan to bid close to list price after your agent confirms the comps and the sales activity in the area. If the sales are moving quickly, don't reduce your bid!

Good Luck!
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Ereka Jones answered:
Hi, there are located in area that I sell quite a few homes in.

Feel free to reach out to me for questions or just to chat about what I know.

Thanks!
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
david answered:
At www.FindaLandman.com you can hire a researcher to find mineral rights or title examination to help using Landman on Demand!
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
John Connor answered:
Well it depends if you have to repair it or not. If you have to repair it then I would get them to repair it and then you can talk about the price. http://www.myspafix.com/oakdale-ca.html ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
If you are worried about foundation problems get a foundation company to check out the home during the option period.

I can recommend someone if you like, they are reputable and they did the last 2 inspections free of charge for me and did not find any problems with one home and made some drainage/plumbing repairs recommendations on the other home. They said after the home settles in 6 or 8 months lets reevaluate. They have done foundation work for me in the past but they are reputable and have been around for years. In the early 2000 I flipped over 10 homes prior to becoming a real estate professional, so I know what a bad foundation looks likes. I also know what a good vs a bad foundation repair company looks like.

All homes can have foundation problems so there is no guarantee that at some point you will not have problems but with proper foundation care you minimize your risk.

If you need further assistance please shoot me a text or call me or email me.

Thanks,

Nathan P. Neely

Broker and Owner

Neely Real Estate Group



http://www.dallashomesrealestate.com/

Nathanpneely@dallashomesrealestate.com

phone 214-552-2273



fax 214-231-2837
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
I personally like Newton Ranch.

Nathan P. Neely

Broker and Owner



Neely Real Estate Group



http://www.dallashomesrealestate.com/



phone 214-552-2273



fax 214-231-2837 ... more
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
See below, let me know how we can help!

From my blog

http://blog.dallashomesrealestate.com/2012/05/10/why-use-a-buyers-agent/

What a Buyer’s Agent Can Do For You
The CostPurchasing a home is a complex and a significant financial transaction. The seller’s agent (the listing agent) is not on your side. He or she is legally bound to represent the seller. They are trained and experienced in how to protect their seller’s interests. Even with new construction, that sales representative represents the builder – not you. The legal designation of a buyer’s agent was created to put buyers on equal footing by giving buyers an experienced representative with a fiduciary duty to protect them.

Think you’re going to save money buy going at it alone? That’s not the way it works. The seller pays the full commission (both seller and buyer sides) to the listing agent/broker. The listing agent then pays a potion of their commission to the buyer’s agent. If you don’t have a buyer’s agent, the listing agent still gets the whole commission. And you open yourself up to making expensive mistakes.

Specially Trained and Certified
Not only do we provide experienced representation to buyer, I’ve been specially trained as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. The Real Estate Buyers Agent Council gives this accreditation to agents who complete dozens of hours of specialized training and have a required level of past experience representing buyers. Less than ten percent of Realtors nationwide hold this important designation.

Market Knowledge
Whether you’re moving to the county or a life-time resident, you likely do know have the detailed market knowledge to know what a home is worth today. There’s always lots of neighborhood gossip about what someone sold for, what someone else paid, etc., but these figures frequently do not include other accommodations between buyers and sellers or value adjustments for upgrades, amenities, deferred maintenance or other items. Plus, there are trends in neighborhoods, different long-term prospects and changes in surrounding areas that will affect value. We know these details and can help you be sure you’re paying the right price.

In addition to valuation, we know the neighborhoods themselves. Especially if you’re moving here, you’ll need someone who knows the areas so you are sure to move into the community that’s right for you!

Buyer’s Agency Agreement
The legal agreement that bounds your agent to you as your buyer’s agent varies by State. But, regardless of its name, this document is critical for you to understand your rights and to secure the legal and ethical representation. However, while it’s important to have an agency agreement in place, be sure to it gives you the right to terminate the agreement if you become unhappy with the relationship.

This agreement may state that you, the buyer, are bound to pay the agent. This exists for two reasons. First, by tying the fee to you, it binds the legal relationship between you and your agent/broker. Second, if you buy a home that is being sold without a listing agent (for sale by owner), you may need to pay your agent if he/she cannot structure a deal to have the seller pay a commission. The agent is providing you a great deal of value and is probably doing all of the seller’s work too!
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Kim Katsenes answered:
Hi Mark, I realize this is an old question but still one many of my buyer clients ask everyday. Cut/Paste the link below from MSN which provides 9 Reasons to Buy a New Home Over Resale...

"Newly built properties can offer fewer hassles, greater efficiency and more customization."

http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=25600868
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Lloyd Martin answered:
Yes...Aren't you glad you asked.
NO Down Payment Plan - Free Money
• No down payment for a TX Home Purchase
• You don't need to be living in Texas to qualify
• You Don't have to be a first time home buyer
• It is regular FHA loan and the State of Texas will pay the 3.5% down payment - for example on a $200,000 Home that is $7,000 Free Money!
• No restrictions on location, can buy anywhere in the state of Texas
• Only qualifying factor is a $54,000 Maximum income limit for the loan applicant only, NOT Household income. That means that if anyone in your household makes less than $54,000 they (you) can get the down payment free.
• Plus you can close in as quickly as 30 days
We also have a program for Credit Challenged Buyers where two different companies will buy Any home you want and then lease it back to you. You later buy the home from them, when your credit improves. Some Restrictions Apply
This home is really for sale but you buy ANY home you qualify for. Don't Wait!
Call me while this program is still available.
Lloyd Martin
Fathom Realty
817-471-0221
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