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Home Buying in Spring Branch : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 3, 2015
Bo Transou answered:
100-150 sq ft
is a good range, construction in Texas tends to run fairly inexpensive compared to the rest of the country.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
David Moore answered:
call vicki morgan at keller williams 14 prime acres at headwaters ranch at the headwaters of the little blanco river 10 miles out of blanco look at headwater ranch road and old blanco rd. springs lots of trees, electricity and septic already in place trailer pad in place old trailer needs to be removed building sites price 6-7,00/acre, tell her david moore sent you . i have 6.4 acres across the road no highway sounds nature at its finest, contact me at lonebarn@gvtc.com, david moore, there are no small lots and very few people , texas hill country ... more
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Bennie Brownlee answered:
Cypress Springs on the Guadalupe and Rim Rock Ranch in the Bulverde/Spring Branch Area.

visit www.texaslandteam.com then choose search by Subdivision to see availability.
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Kimberly Shoemake answered:
Hi Myron - Spring Branch is about a 30-40 minute drive from Wimberley. Fishing - we are about 20 minutes from Canyon Lake. Tubing - there are several drop in spots to get to the river depending on where you want to go about 15 - 30 minutes. Right in Spring Branch there is River Crossing golf club - private but open to the public. Also if you go about 15 minutes in either direction there is golfing in Stone Oak or go 15 minutes north to Blanco there is another golf course. Lutheran Churches - several to choose from in the area close by. Your in AP? I'm very familiar with AP - from when I lived in CC years ago - would go to AP for work sometimes. Feel free to give me a call direct if you would like more information about Spring Branch area - 210-716-8880. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Steve Johnson answered:
I can send you some lot listings that enable a moodular home. The utilities will come in to play though.

Thank You,
Steve Johnson
Relocation Specialist
Fine Homes International

Prudential Don Johnson
18534 Fourty-Six Parkway Suite 1C
Spring Branch, TX 78070
Cell: (210) 325-1833
Bus: (830) 438-5540
Fax: (830) 438-6730
sjjohnson@gvtc.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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Sat Sep 22, 2012
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Recommend to contact the tax office who are the experts for these types of questions.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
Multimillion Dollar Sales Producer

972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com

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Mon Nov 7, 2011
Country Gal asked:
I'm needing acreage to set up a small petting farm. Would be great if a barn, fencing, city water and septic already in place.
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Fri Dec 11, 2009
Jana Halverson answered:
Cash transactions have the lowest fess associated. If you are looking at a HUD owned home and want title insurance you will need to pay for that. Your REALTOR can show you a buyers net sheet for any home you are looking for and you will know what you will need. ... more
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Thu Dec 10, 2009
Robert Regan answered:
A short sale is a bit contrary to what it may sound to be. In fact, a Short Sale will typically take double or triple the time to close as a conventional sale of a home. To answer your question however, a Short Sale is an option a home owner would choose in lieu of having the bank foreclose on the property. A Short Sale usually begins by the home owner facing a loss of income that makes it difficult for them to keep up with the mortgage payments. In turn, the bank may offer a few solutions such as a forbearance (temporary suspension or reduction in payments) or a Loan Modification (their current interest rate may be lowered with an adjusted monthly payment). These options sometimes still fail to get the home owner at a comfortable monthly payment to where they are able to afford the mortgage and many times they breach the terms of the modification by sending payments late or not at all. Having no other solutions, they decide to contact a Realtor to try and sell the home in order to at least try and recoup some of their equity or at least break even and owe the bank nothing. Unfortunately with the market downturn, what many home owners find out is their property's market value is less than the payoff amount of their mortgage.
That's when the Realtor wisely suggests the home owner consider a Short Sale as an option to the homeowner to avoid foreclosure.

The gaining popularity of these types of sales was introduced in 2007 with the enactment of "The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act" or HR3648
You can view the actual wording of this bill online via the Library of Congress website.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h3648
You can also view more about it via the IRS website.
http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=179414,00.html
In short, when home owners made any modifications on their loans that resulted in a loss to the bank or the home was foreclosed, the reality was that it would reflect as actual income to the home owner in the form of a 1099 making the home owner's tax liability quite a bit higher than what they actually earned from wages. The bill resolved that under many situations, this debt could be forgiven and the home owner/taxpayer would simply submit form 982 with their taxes to take advantage of this much needed bill.

So if "The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act" forgives the debt whether the bank forecloses or the property is a Short Sale, why not just let the bank foreclose?
While a foreclosure and a short sale may in fact impact your credit score the same, the reality is that a Short Sale will almost always return a higher net to the the lender than a foreclosure (if you can get the bank to accept the Short Sale). This is important to mention because the home owner who does a Short Sale may be eligible to buy another home with an institutional loan backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac much more quickly than a homeowner who allowed the bank to foreclose.

If you or anyone you know is thinking foreclosure is their only option, please make sure to contact us first. We have a great deal of experience in helping home owners avoid the stigma of foreclosures on their credit & they will never pay a commission or fee for our services.

Robert Regan, Realtor ®
R. K. Regan Team
Rob@RKRegan.com
214-586-7224 (Office)
www.RKRegan.com
HUD Registered & Approved Agent
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