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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Sean D Minor answered:
Well Peggy, in the Spring, Tx market you have a lot of new construction that is competing for the resale market and vice versa. Even though inventory has been low for some time, there is some pricing competition. The homes that are priced right and in the best condition are going first. The question that buyers and sellers need to be asking themselves soon is, are they willing to take the risk of the eventual rate hike and the consequences that poses.

Peggy, please let me know if you have any neighborhood specific questions I can answer for you. I am local to the area and can offer some insight.

Thank you.
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider researching schools of interest on your own, don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you; perhaps the links may be of help...
http://www.greatschools.org
http://www.schooldigger.com
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Sun Apr 6, 2014
Scharlet Mauldin asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3150623563-83-S-Vesper-Bend-Cir-Spring-TX-77382
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Unspecified asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3075213991-3210-Forest-Glen-St-Spring-TX-77380
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps your question was cut off; perhaps the links below may be of help; perhaps contact the school directly with questions....
www.greatschools.org
www.schooldigger.com
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Scott Minchen answered:
There is not a house on the lot. I do not know what the insurance would be if you built a house. I would suggest you consult a insurance agent. Please email me if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Scott Minchen
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
David James answered:
If you want to rent in Klein Collins boundaries, try Cypresswood subdivision.
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Mon Feb 17, 2014
Melody Barlow answered:
I recommend that you get connected with a local Realtor that can help you find just the right property for your needs. You don't pay any Realtor fees as a buyer or renter, yet you get the same great services. ... more
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
onetexanforcats answered:
Are you looking for a place to rent in the great Klein Isd school district. I might know of one coming up. How soon would you need it, and what is your max rent you can afford??
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Sun Oct 13, 2013
Ellen Mangrum answered:
This one is not currently for sale. Unfortunately, Truila does not keep up to date information on all properties in the area. If you are looking for current listing information, you can visit www.har.com/ellenmangrum, and do a search, or you can contact me directly at 281-761-1633. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Sep 14, 2013
Cyndi Berg answered:
Builders generally have concessions to offer, closing cost are less for cash and generally sooner but this appears to be from ground up.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Looks like a beautiful home at a good price:
You buckin' for multiple offers?
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Frank Previte answered:
This house is close to lots of shopping, yet tucked away to not feel too busy. Great schools--I also live in Spring so my kids went to schools there! Houses do not stay on the market long so I recommend you be approved for your mortgage and are ready to go. I am also a long-time mortgage loan originator and I can get you pre-approved quickly; pre-qualified is worthless so don't waste your time on that.

Sellers usually will not consider a contract without mortgage approval, so that's an important part of being prepared.

We also help pay your moving expenses. Give me a call to discuss details.

Frank Previte
Homebuyers Realty Co.
voice or text: 281.415.4004
www.inside610properties.com
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Claudia Babb answered:
Out of pocket cost for buying a home :

- Option Fee/ option period -which is a fee you give sellers to temporary pull the house off of the market for you to do inspections, make sure everything is in working condition, ask for repairs and renegotiate the contract. In this time you can for any reason change terminate the contract. But if you terminate, you are not refunded your option fee or any money you spent on inspections. If you continue then the option fee is a credit at closing. ($100-$150 for 5-10days)

- earnest money - this Is deposited at the title company and let's the seller know you are serious about the property. It is usually 1% of the sales price. It is credited to you at closing. If you withdraw during the option period then the fee is refunded but after that then the seller gets to keep the money.

- home inspection - You always want to have a third party inspect the property to make sure there aren't any thing you didn't know about the property and to make sure things are working like the are suppose to. They usually range from $350-500 depending on termite inspection, pool, sprinklers, etc.

- closing fees - these are different for each type of loan but sometimes you can ask seller to contribute, roll a few into the loan.. But you would need to talk to a lender

- down payment - how much cash you want to put down, again you would need to talk to a lender for more info.


I have some great lenders that I work with and would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Please call or email if I can help!
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
You know whatever the end sale price is on a model Home, it has so many upgrades, that if you had to pay for them or ask for them on top of the basic home model, it would cost you a lot more.

And when you sell the home down the road, you can always say, this was the model home for the
subdivision and buyers will understand that there are upgrades in this particular home that the
others in the subdivision may not have.

So good luck to you.

EdithSellsHomes@gmail.com

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Sun May 1, 2011
Chess & Kim Scott answered:
Montgomery County seems to be much tougher to fight for proerty tax valuations than Harris County. The previous answers are correct in that they seem to want a true appraisel to determine value. However, a 30% increase in property taxes for the duration of the time that you plan to live in this home could be significant and it may be worth hiring an appraiser in order to fight them. Please contact me if you would like some contact information for appraisers in your area.

Good luck!

Kim Scott
Coldwell Banker United
Cell 832-244-1652
kim@movewithkimscott.com
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Kimberly Nicole answered:
Many reasons to make sure you are actually doing the right thing financially. You need to make sure that you are not too upside down on your current property, if your current home is so hyper inflated and I see it all the time in our market (Spring) you need to try to get your homes current mortgage down to reality if you at all can do so without moving. If you took out a second mortgage, home improvement loan etc....these are the problem right now. You bought when home prices were inflated and saw an opportunity to get a mortgage that rolled your credit cards inetc...and now you are hit twice as hard. If you can stay where you are discuss with your mortgage company options like reduction of interest rate if you have good credit, paying one note and a half will help to take a chunk off of your principal as well and save you THOUSANDS in intrest. Once you have your home down to market value or less then consider selling if you still want to that way you arent taking such a hit. Leasing your home is a wise choice if you need to move as well, rentals are flying off the market in our area and you can easily get what your mortgage cost you monthly if not more for rent, then list when the market is better and let the renters help pay down your debt.
But if you have to sell and have no choice it is a BUYERS market right now so make sure you are realistic about what you can sell your home for NOT what you want to sell it for or THINK it is worth otherwise you will have a listing get stale on this market and be out more money while it sits. So cut your losses and go forward you will get TWICE the house in our state now and fantastic deals are waiting to be had. I am a local agent always willing to give advise or help. Let me know if you should need anything in the future. Good Luck!
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Tue May 20, 2008
Mary Smitherman answered:
Many of my clients request to stay in Klein ISD, this school district has a great reputation and its popularity helps with resale. If your client prefers new construction, there is a lot of inventory in this area, particularly along Kuykendahl, which also has convenient access to Woodlands amenitiies. ... more
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Mon May 19, 2008
Wade Rice answered:
Spring is a large area to cover with price points all over the charts. It will continue to have solid growth with areas around louetta and Stuebner filling in with development. There is a ton of activity along 2920, especially at Kuykendahl where I a Super Walmart, Kroger 15 plus dinning establishments, and others are already in place. Construction on a 24 hour fitness and Loews. Now that is an intersection! I think the establishment of The Woodlands to the north helps and Tomball is poised to explode. This area will continue to hold its own. The best of the area is between I-45 and 249. Stay away from Spring ISD. I would mark this area as an investment to continue to outperform the competition. ... more
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