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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Candace Pingenot answered:
There are plenty of different ways you can invite people to your open house! Your agent will have to list the open house for you on the websites they have your house listed on. And your agent should also be marketing and inviting people to your open house as well. A good way for you to invite people is to create an event through your Facebook and to let your neighbors know you're trying to sell!

Good Luck!
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
Carnleyjason asked:
THanks I"m trying to add my listing...3223 crested creek, new braunfels 78130 and for some reason it is not allowing me to do so.

Can you help? THanks
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Alex Marti answered:
Yes anyone can post a home for rent or for sale on Trulia. Good luck!
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Alex Marti answered:
It depends on the apartment complex and their rules internally. I would say your fine since you did all of that work to make sure it was re-leased ect. Good luck!
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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Alex Marti answered:
There are many of these types of scams going on daily now with rentals. Most of the homes are not even for rent they are in fact for sale. I would highly recommend you work with a realtor and you can cut out the liability when looking for a rental home. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Alex Marti answered:
It cost the realtors for their MLS dues not a seller. When choosing an agent make sure they are a member of all the MLS's in the area you live in.
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Wed Jun 24, 2015
Alex Marti answered:
If you have a current VA loan you can do a second VA loan but there are limits to the second loan. A lender will be able to walk you thru that process of questions. Good luck!
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Sun Jun 14, 2015
Alex Marti answered:
Sign up for a free account claim the home and you can then change your listing information by editing it and it takes 15 minutes to update. I can walk you thru it. Let me know if I can assist you thank you. ... more
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Thu Sep 25, 2014
Michael Mershon answered:
FEMA is generally the place that is going to have that information. There are ways your REALTOR can look it up specifically depending on the features of their particular service, but the search link below should give you a good idea. If I can be of any more assistance feel free to contact me at by phone or email and I will do whatever I can to assist you.

Phone Number
Direct: 210-422-6293
Mobile Phone: (210) 422-6293
Email Address
Web Site
Mobile Search
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Suzanne Kuntz answered:
There is a terrible scam out there. Always call a real estate professional to confirm that a property really is for rent. Unfortunately there are some not so honest people out there.
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
BHHS- Don Johnson answered:
If you use the Seth program or Bond 79 depending on your income level you likely will qualify for 100% loan to value and with the right negotiating by your Realtor be close to or at $0 out of pocket. ... more
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Don Groff answered:
Great question. Yes, you can roll in closing costs with a lender credit. What this is exactly is when you select a slightly higher interest rate on the loan and the lender pays you a credit that goes to your closing costs. This is very helpful in minimizing your out of pocket expenses.

Another option is to ask the seller to pay a portion of your closing costs. You do this when you submit an offer and write it into the contract. This can be helpful as well and you can use one or both of these options to help reduce your out of pocket expenses to just your required down payment.

If you would like to go over how these options work please feel free to call or email me anytime to discuss. I am also a mortgage broker and lend throughout the state of Texas and I broker with all of the top wholesale lenders in the country and offer much lower fees and better interest rates than any retail lender on the market.

Hope this helps.

Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 |
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Roy Bush answered:
I had a buyer that wanted to buy a home in Arizona, but he had a Chapter 7 bankruptcy 7 months ago. I introduced a loan program at, they allow a mortgage after a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy. There is only a six month waiting period. This is perfect for individuals looking to become homeowners again. ... more
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Armour answered:
I actually keep coming across this same question and can offer some great advice. I would list it on a mobile home website that is designed for the quick sale of mobile homes, across the nation. is a nationwide site that attracts buyers from all over the US. You will have options to list the home out to private buyers looking to move into the home, as well as brokers looking to purchase homes quickly and move them out of the park. Look at all your options and then decide for yourself. ... more
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Lisa OSullivan answered:
Would like to see it. Please call 830.708.2626 and we will determine the value and costs to sell. Thanks!!
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Gaston Lira answered:
What about a house in Walden on Lake Conroe?
5 bedrooms, two gameroons
huge back yard
Heated Salted water pool with hot tub
For only $289,900


(936) 756-8550
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Tamra Duarte answered:
Hi Sarah,
it sounds like you do not have a Realtor to represent you? Remember, a Realtor's services are free to you, so when purchasing the most important and most expensive purchase of your life, whether it is an older home or one to be built, don't forget to take your Realtor with you! You might want to interview a few Realtors over the phone or in person to find one who will be a perfect fit for you!
A good Realtor will find you a lender, help you get qualified to purchase a home; help you understand, and know what your payment will be before you even start looking at homes; understand your needs while showing patience and compassion; will be educated on the areas you are interested in and the inventory available; will be able to give you comparable home prices in that area to help you with your offer so that you are not bidding too high or too low; will negotiate the offer for you so you can get the best price the market will allow; represent and protect you; and give you very valuable advice throughout the entire home buying process. Your personal Realtor can show you ANY home; ANY new home, ANY preexisting home, or ANY "for sale by owner" homes in their area! So a very important rule of thumb, when going to look at ANY home, remember to take your Realtor with you! The Realtor on the sign represents the seller, not you, and the sales agent for the new home subdivisions represent the builder, not you.
When there is a contract involved, and YOUR money being negotiated, please make sure you have a Realtor, or an attorney, who will represent you, and ONLY you! They will help you understand the contract, help you understand what you CAN ask for from the seller, what you ARE asking for, what you are going to get, the amount you will be spending, what your payment will be, what amount you will be responsible for at the closing table, what the seller will be paying for, what an option period is, and keeping up with all of the very important dates and deadlines in the contract so that you do not lose your earnest money during the process, or any other important contractual items that will all need to be in writing before you sign!
So, my best advice to you is to find a Realtor you like, and one that will not only answer THIS question, but all of your home buying questions, and help you with the most important, and most expensive purchase of your life!
I would be more than happy for you to interview me and see if I am the right Realtor for you! I would love to show you this new home, or any home you might be interested in looking at! Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or if you would like to get out and go house shopping!

Tamra Duarte, Realtor ®, TAHS
Keller Williams Realty
Canyon Lake, Texas
(512)294-9583 cel
(512)857-8827 fax
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Pam Copeland answered:
Hello Anthony,

The lender you choose isn't the only factor in the process. You also need an agent that has the contacts with the lenders and that can point you in the right direction. It is easy to spin your wheels and get nowhere when you credit score is lacking. I can help you with your search for a home in an area where USDA loans are popular with no money down as well. Contact me. My phone number is 512-657-8827 and my email address is ... more
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