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Tue Jul 5, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Talk to some local agents about how this impacts your specific situation.

On the whole, I'd say that this is a huge issue. Major plumbing problems are scary for the average buyer. You're going to reduce the number of buyers willing to consider buying your property because as you clearly realize, it's not all that appealing to sink tens of thousands of dollars into a house at once.

Speaking as a buyer, I'd be wary of a 12 year old house that has already needed repairs to this extent.
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Thu May 12, 2016
Angie R. Flack asked:
Thu Sep 11, 2014
silentvalley answered:
Hello, We have 2 lots available for manufactured homes. $295.00 per month, $295.00 deposit. There are some restrictions. Please call us if you would like more info.

Thank you,

Jackie Rodriguez
Silent Valley Homes
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
luisianomi answered:
Hello Deb I you need a house for Rent You may call at James at 512 848 7477, He will be nice to show you a Just Remodeled House, Thanks.
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Ruth Wittenburg answered:
I live in Lockhart and rentals are WAY TOO HIGH for what you get and for the fact that most people don't have jobs that pay more than $10-12 so families have to live in dumps that they still want $800-1000. The rents they are asking are what you would pay in San Marcos and Austin and this is a much smaller town. Too many real estate agents who own property and drive the rents up beyond what most can afford. They still think that the construction workers who were working on Hwy 131 are still around and can pay their outrageous rental prices. Many of the homes are 3 br 1 bath and they still want $1000.00 ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Michelle Harmon answered:
Maybe you could get someone to take over payments or buy the mobile home. Could you rent out the mobile home to cover your payments?
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
lizziem333 answered:
I live in Lockhart and I've never heard of any violent crimes either. I feel perfectly safe walking my dog at night and leaving my door unlocked while I'm home all day.
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:

Depending on how they upload, you may see some solds. However, most public sites do not actively update and show solds. Please search my city for instance, as it is a large city with many transactions - San Antonio, Texas. It shows that we only had 33 solds in the last couple months.....we actually had over 160 in the last 24 hours.

My point is that public sites which are free are not the most accurate and if you are discussing "Solds" then they are pretty much useless. The MLS database is not free at all and agents pay fees to access it in order to provide a service to our clients. All transactions are recorded in the local MLS except for some for sale by owners.

Good Luck.
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Your loan officer or Realtor can discuss those particulars. Much applies what the purchase price will be, down payment and etc.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
No, not everyone can refinance their home, and since you asked this question over 6 months ago, I hope by now you have had someone analyze your specific situation.
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Wed Sep 8, 2010
Marta Mohan answered:
Texas is not a full disclosure state, therefor you do not have to let the appraisal district know how much you paid for the house.

If you feel your appraised value is too high, compared to the market value of your home, you can argue the value. You can hire a company that does this for you or you can do it yourself. If you would like to do it yourself, get recent sold information and take it to the district office. You may only do this during the first few months of the year. I am a Realtor in Houston and send my clients comparable sold prices if their appraised values are too hign. ... more
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Eloise Romo answered:
There several options in terms of owner financing in fact some work out great for you the buyer, if I could have more info from you I can check the inventory and see what is available and if it fits what you have to work with. Send me an email ... more
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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Tommy Burris answered:
Adding to Al

Deferred student loans do not count against your debt ratios if proven to be deferred for 12+ months.
This is an FHA guideline.

Conventional loan? It counts as debt regardless of deferment. ... more
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Tue Apr 21, 2009
Eric Thomson answered:
Emmanuel is right. If you could prove the previous owner and/or real estate agent knew of the asbestos then you could be entitled to be compensated in some way. If they received an inspection when they purchased the house that stated it had asbestos that would work...problem is obtaining a copy of that inspection, and as he stated it is not required for inspectors to determine this. ... more
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