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Steiner Ranch : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Pauldavide20 answered:
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Sun May 15, 2016
vivianne dordea answered:
Steiner Ranch and all the areas around it are way above the price range you mentioned. $1400 barely gets you any home in the greater Austin area, maybe a 2/2 condo. If you can either change location or pay higher rent, I would be happy to help.

Vivianne Dordea, Realtor
Sierra Homes Realty
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Mon Oct 20, 2014
Ranee Bray answered:
Have you made it out to Austin yet? I have a friend who lives here who is from New York. She says the traffic is nothing here in comparison. It's all relative!

There are many nice homes for still $400,000. You can search for homes with pictures on my site. I have a spatial match on the front page that lets you circle areas, choose by lifestyle desires, etc.

Taxes vary here based on location. Anywhere from 2 to 3% of what the county appraises your property for. There are exemptions to reduce taxes, such as homestead, seniors, disabled, etc. In the end, it will vary greatly based on location and owner. Keep in mine we have no income taxes here.

Homeowners can be high. This varies based on your credit and insurance history. I've found online insurance providers who are very competitive. The hail damage from storms can be covered by your home insurance deductible under many occasions. This minimizes your costs to get a new roof. I have lived here since 2005 and haven't had to pay for a roof yet.... so have to take with a grain of salt.


Ranee Bray
TCP Realty
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Lara Pavanelli answered:
Everything can be negotiated at time of contract with the builder, that's why it would benefit you to have a buyer's agent (no cost to you) who knows.

Please feel free to call or email for help.

Warm regards,
Lara Pavanelli
Vox Real Estate
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
heather.jones answered:
I know of a great home that is not on the market yet and am happy to assist you on it. Call 512-694-8343
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Christi, I do not live in Steiner Ranch myself, but live nearby and have many, many friends and clients who live there, and I spend a lot of time with them and stay connected. They all seem to be very very happy with their decision and love living there! Overall, Steiner Ranch is an awesome master-planned community and there are many many benefits to that area, both within Steiner Ranch and just outside of Steiner Ranch. These include access to the lakes, nearby shopping, golf courses, an airstrip, etc. And there are also other SAHM's of course as it is a very large community. They also have a great wine club of which I am a member, Steiner's Winers...

If you're not yet working with a specific Realtor, I would be happy to help you as I do specialize in this area and have been doing so for many years. I am a top agent with the #1 rated Real Estate company in the United States and and Austin, Keller Williams Realty, and am a Master Instructor who teaches Buyer Representation, Relocation, Negotiations, etc. I also have a great team I have assembled of lenders, inspectors, etc. to assist us throughout the process. Additionally, I do not charge anything for my extensive services and work very hard seven days a week to exceed my clients expectations!

Feel free to call me and I will do all I can to assist. Joe

Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Ranked #1 by Buyers and Sellers (JD Power & Assoc. 2012) Call 512-261-4415
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Butch Patton answered:
You are right- to remote for shopping, malls,
Also only two ways in and out of neighborhood and lots of traffic and they are going to build 700plus apartments that will make traffic worse
Great place to live if you are retired or work from home and dont mind driving 30 minutes to shop or to go to movies, etc-
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Sun Jan 8, 2012
Paigep answered:
Are you still looking for someone to lease your house? I know you posted in October but thought I would take a chance. We are looking for a furnished rental till June 15. We rent in Steiner and the house we rent is up for sale. ... more
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Tue Jun 1, 2010
Bertina Schreiber asked:
How much does it cost for a sewer tap in Steiner Ranch and what authority?
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Wed May 19, 2010
Jared West answered:

Huge Difference!

Beautiful Appearance, newer structures, new roofs/systems in the homes, builder incentives, better insulation, less maintenance, maintained roads, maintained sidewalks, HOA, community center, golf, parks and master planned community! -Stenier Ranch

Lacking in many of the departments above- Back section

If enough people buy, remodel, flip, repair, and MAINTAIN, a 200k house could be a great investment!

Make sure you take advantage of the free buyer's agent services of a Realtor!

Jared West
Team West Real Estate

"When you want the Team West"
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Mon Apr 12, 2010
1st Zero-Emissions Realtor answered:
Hello Vegas,

Don't take this personally (because I'd really love to help you out) but - You are bound and destined to make a mistake by attempting to "purchase blind", I can tell because of all the info that is being bounced around.

If you have not hired a Rrealtor yet, I can understand your vision of saving a buck by attempting to uncover real estate values and handle the process yourself, but for the love of money, Vegas, do yourself a profitable favor and hire a strategic Realtor that specializes in getting buyers like your self great homes at great prices.

I just finished helping another couple (just like yourself) who thought they could benefit from going at it alone. They were just about to purchase a property where the seller gave them a price and told them it was negotiable. So they came up with an idea to offer a low offer and see what happens.

They were going to offer the equivelant of about 10% less than the sellers asking price with the thought of "negotiating from there".

Right before they made the offer, I told them that I would guarantee my results and my value in there favor. After hiring my services, I proved to them that the seller's price was 20% over priced. They were about to over-pay by at least 10% to start with, and if the sellers had received and countered their original "10% off", they would have paid well over 10%.over market value.

They couldn't be more shocked and happy when I showed them proof that they were about to make such a huge, costly, embarrassing financial mistake.

I'm certain you've wasted plenty of time and money trying to save a buck. Now, I encourage you to swallow it all and start making the right moves.

It's a nasty game out there and I see it all the time - buyers getting taken advantage of as they attempt their own theories, assessments, valuations, and judgements on the most expensive financial purchase of their lives. This is called "buying blind".

For the love of money, Mr. Vegas, do not be one of those buyers. Call now and hire correctly.

Don't just hire any Realtor, and certainly don't hire a Realtor that will give you some kind of cash back at closing (i'll tell you why later).

Ask the Realtor to tell you his/her success story with recent buyers. If they do not sound like the success you are looking for, then simply don't hire that Realtor!

There is only about 20 days left to secure the first time home buyer tax credit.
If you were to get under contract today, your inspector would be out there within three days, and have a report back to you by day 5 at latest. If there were any issues that couldn't be resolved, you'd have to find another home starting day 7. This would leave you only 13 days to find, negotiate, inspect, renegotiate, and secure the contract in Title which takes you about another 5 days. That would leave you with 8 days left...... if you were to go under contract today!

Since you are not going under contract today with enough days to allow for the above, I'd say you have about 8 days to find the right Realtor, then find the right home, then understand the facts that determine it's true market value (delivered by your strategic Realtor, not just any Realtor), then compose a winning negotiated offer based on a game plan that directly comes from multiple hours of due-diligence by your Realtor (composed from back-end info, market trends, features, earth, wind, fire and rain).

8 days, starting this morning.
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