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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hello,

We’re excited you’re using Trulia for your home search process. We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the "Rent' tab at the top of our homepage.
2. Enter your desired city and state in the search bar and hit Enter.
3. Click 'Max Price' to select what your highest price would be to pay for a home. Click 'Min Price' to set the lowest price you would pay.
4. Click 'More Filters'.
5. Select your preferred property type, square footage, etc.
6. Click the red 'Apply' button.

This will begin to pull up listings that are more tailored to what you are looking for.

If you are interested in a listing, click on the "Contact the agent" button to get in touch with a real estate professional in your area. You can also take advantage of our vast network of agents here:

http://www.trulia.com/directory/

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


Jeo
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sun May 15, 2016
Davey5972 answered:
Sorry, real estate agents. I was born and raised in Dellview and still live here. It was wonderful in the 1970s. After all the old people started dying off, that's when it all started going to Hell. Yeah, I still live here. This once peaceful "Wonder Years"-like neighborhood has descended into a crime infested barrio from Hell. I had once hoped the area would revitalize, but that is just not going to happen in this lifetime. This place is scary and violence here is on the local news everyday. Funny, we never used to hear gunshots at night....To people who are interested in the area, come on and take a nice slow drive ANY night of the week.

High crime, new shady and 3rd world people, foundation issues, and the area is just getting worse. NOT better.

That's the reality.
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Libby Ross answered:
As a Buyer's Agent, I am doing several things to help make that search better and easier. A top notch agent is going to review all of the homes you have selected in your MLS search, look outside of the search and talk to other agents to see if there are any that might fit your specific needs/desires that are not being picked up by the search. For example, a "pocket" listing that may not be on the market yet but is coming soon. Looking on the internet is a great way to narrow it down. Frankly, if you are looking at more than 5 - 6 homes a day you are going to start confusing them in your mind, even if you take notes, which you should be doing. I would like to see you narrow the MLS and internet search down to your top 10 and look at those homes first. Decide if you like the areas, proximity to work, grocery, schools, etc... to help you at least find the area that works best. And Remember to keep an open mind! You may say you want a one story home and a big yard. But a two story home has a smaller footprint than a one story and typically has a larger yard. If that's one of your main wants, you may decide a two story could work if the master bedroom was down. your new home will NORT have everything you want or need. At the end of the day, you need to buy the home you like! Meaning, if it's the first home you see and it fits most all of your needs and a lot of your wants - write an offer! Too many times buyers want to see EVERYTHING before they make a decision. This is purely out of fear there might be something better. You will likely have to compromise a little. Focusing down your search to the top 10 or 15 is plenty. Go see them and then decide. Do I make an offer? Or do we need to change or expand our search? Either way, a quality Buyer Agent will help you immensely to narrow it down and keep you focused on the goal. Which is buying a home you will enjoy! ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Libby Ross answered:
Now is the perfect time to start looking at homes on the internet and get familiar with areas. A typical home purchase takes about 30 to 45 days to close once under contract depending on the type of financing used. However, as a relocation specialist with Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS my wife Libby and I would be happy to assist. You might even be able to be eligible for relocation benefits to help with the costs. As a top 20 real estate team in San Antonio we are extremely familiar with all of San Antonio and can help you make this transition as smooth as possible. To learn more about The Ross Group visit www.GetRossNow.com or feel free to contact us at info@getrossnow.com. "Unconventional Service - Unconditional Care!" ... more
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Frances Lopez answered:
That house was sold back on September 2012.

As far as being a safe neighborhood, we as agents can not comment. We do not live the areas and can not attest to that.

Do these reports share the address and maybe it is an isolated incident or duplicate information. Here are some additional places to compare the info you have inquired.


Google search: San Antonio Crime Rate Statistics

http://www.sanantonio.gov/sapd/CrimeandCallInformation.aspx

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/tx/san-antonio/crime/

http://spotcrime.com/tx/san+antonio

http://www.watchdog.com


If you need assistance finding a home, please give me call.

Frances Lopez, GRI
RE/MAX Exclusive
http://www.yoursatxrealtor.com



Texas Law requires all real estate licensees to give the following information about brokerage services:Http://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/contracts/OP-K.pdf
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Jose Novelo answered:
What house? Please be more specific, it will be easier to help you. Call me if you want tosee the house Today.
Thanks!
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

There is no FORM printed by anyone; there are just too many variables.
The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!

Good luck and May God bless
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Jennifer Duaine answered:
Chances are, if you give me the address of the property you are looking at, I can find one better that you will not pay above market. Let me know.

JD.
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