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Wed Aug 3, 2016
"Village of Carmel" Denton tx off of I-35 they are building homes over 3000 sf in the $270's price range
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
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Fri Jan 8, 2016
Jude Dodds answered:
Markets are local. It is often a challenge to explain to a seller that an area enjoying a 10% increase in value and is so popular they are writing offers on their car hoods, has nothing to do with the local market. Whether it is a buyers market or sellers market buyers drive the price.

What you NEED has nothing to do with the current value. If a house is priced correctly a low ball is an insult and may not get a counter.
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Mon Dec 14, 2015
Alysse Musgrave answered:
It's a seller's market in Plano, and It's difficult to buy property cheap enough to make the math work.

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Mon Nov 16, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
On an FHA Loan, probably not. I did both Loan Origination and Real Estate for a long time. I stopped in 2012, but FHA was never an option for me.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
LystHouse answered:
There are a few different times of year where the market picks up. Its mostly centered around times of the year that people have off. First is the obvious April - August, but another forgotten time are the months of December - January. Kids are off school, and activity picks back up. People also like moving into a new house for the new year. Another reason is people try to get in the Tax benefit for the prior year by moving in before year end.

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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Amy Arey answered:
Awe; I would be happy to help you if you have not found a house. There "are" options out there. Have you already began working with someone?

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor, CNE
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
garypuntman answered:
I'm sure there are a lot of different options for you. I've seen all sorts of stains in hardware stores. You can probably paint over it or use one of the stains and make it look however you want. ... more
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
heavenlymettle answered:
Some people truly enjoy this look but, then again some people like Lava Lamps! Don't forget to look into Laminates. Less expensive than hardwood flooring with a very good look as well. These days Laminates can look like a wide variety of hardwoods, stone, and tile. They will last for many years longer than carpet and are less expensive than hardwood. ... more
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Have you found a lender and discuss your situation? Were you able to get help? Let me know if I can assist you.

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
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Sat Mar 14, 2015
Gregnsusanm answered:
Would this preclude doing real estate law, as an attorney, on the side? For instance would it prevent me from drafting a lease for a non-related matter? Would it preclude me from doing legal research on a real estate dispute? ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Amy Arey answered:
An item like this will likely come up anyway during negotiations. If it's at the end of its life-span and your warranty will cover it, go ahead and get it replaced. If not, and you want to save the additional funds, in this market, you can stress to the other agent that you are offering a warranty (keeping in mind that for the new buyers...some of the warranty companies will not cover it if it's at the end of the life-cycle and the inspection recommended replacement ((and it wasn't replaced prior to the purchase)). If you are making a decent profit from the sale, you can also just offer an allowance so that you do not have to worry about the up-front cost of replacement.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Michael Brownstead answered:
Depending on your financial situation and the type of loan you are seeking, your required down payment may vary, it is best to contact a lender so they can further speak to you about your financing options. ... more
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Tue Sep 9, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
I've had this situation happen several times....
You can purchase if paying cash but as the others stated it may be very difficult to get a loan.
The first problem that may come up is the fact that when your credit is pulled, it may come up that you show no credit score or trade lines (and most lenders want to see an established history of trade-lines). Secondly, there are regulations relating to purchasing property if you are not a US citizen. Keep in mind that there are tax-advantages when you purchase a property when you ARE a US citizen. I recommend consulting with your accountant for specific details.

Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Poogle N answered:
Hi Farideh,

It all depends on your investment objective and the timeframe.

I own many single family residential and naturally based on my experience, I specialize in this area. Based on where you buy your investment property, it could be cash flow positive as well as allow you to increase your equity over the term of the mortgage.

Like any investment, there are risks but are manageable. If interested in discussing further, please contact me.

Good luck:)

Ph: (972)408-7402
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Mon Aug 11, 2014
Team Goldmark Realty answered:
Dear Matt,

Everything is negotiable....the "norm" is to offer buyers agents 3%...this is pretty standard. The other % amount would go to the selling agent. Personally, I offer to sell homes for 1.5% if I can also be the buyers agent for you on the purchase of your new home. I would not pay the selling agent more than 2%....anything more than this is just greed....there is just too much competition

Ron Smitheart-
Director of Operations -Goldmark Realty
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
State Laws vary, so it's best to check with the licensing laws for the state you are concerned about, but I see no inherent conflict, PROVIDED you disclose to everyone your dual relationship and allow flexibility of representation. If you built a plat and required everyone to use you as a lender, you could have an issue. If you provided quotes to all interested parties and allowed them to shop or bring their own lender, I suspect this would be okay. Just make sure with the authorities in your state to make sure. ... more
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
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