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Southbelt/ Ellington : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Dennis Smith asked:
Tue Jun 17, 2014
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Tue May 27, 2014
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Wed May 29, 2013
Lestine Lakes answered:
I have some time this weekend and would be pleased to assist you in locating a property. However, I need to know the area of town, price point, etc. In that regard, please give me a call or send me an email. My email address is My phone number is (713) 854-1638. Lestine Lakes, Realtor-Associate, Coleman & Co. Realtors ... more
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Tue May 31, 2011
Nancy W. Suarez answered:
Dear Home Buyer in 77089 looking to purchase home with VA loan in the Ellington Area.

I have been a realtor for the past 11 years in the Clear Lake Area.
What is the price range and amenities your daughter desires in her home? It is very important to understand the process and I like to introduce myself in an interview with all parties helping in this great important decision.
My businss has lead me to process several VA loans with different companies and buyers. We should look for homes that are marketed with ability to close a VA loan and the home would qualify. Please obtain your eligibility certificate from VA to discuss with the loan officer of mortgage companies. Do this quickly as the process can take several weeks.
Depending on the time for moving into the home, I will be happy to schedule an appointment to discuss more details of the home buying process.
Please contact me through my website below if I can be of assistance in finding just the right home for your dauther.
Thanks for the opporunity to service your real estate needs.
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
David Tansey answered: all tax records are public information
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Thu Dec 24, 2009
Stacy & Jackie Jones...The Jones Team answered:
Hi Sherry. You are correct about the property taxes being high. They offset a state income tax. When you consider the cost of living, most people find the numbers a little easier to digest. The high taxes do afford us some huge benefits, funding for public schools is an obvious beneficiary of a higher property tax.

There are strategies/tax breaks that will provide some relief. We have moved many families here from all over the nation, and the overwhelming response has been a positive one. The taxes are high, but you get what you pay for.
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Thu Dec 24, 2009
Bruce Lynn answered:
This is how we raise taxes in Texas. No state income tax like nearly ever other state.
Taxes should be based on market value. The problem is most tax authorities have never seen the house.
They have no idea wha the value should be. They use a complicated algorithm that they won't share to determine what they say is the market value. Often this seems to be based on the surrounding property values. You can protest values and have them reevaluated. Best to take lots of evidence. Pictures are worth a thousand words....but you will also need to take comps of properties in similar conditions and show the prices they have sold have to make your case why your property is not valued the same as others. Good luck
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