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Home Buying in Sugar Land : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 5, 2017
Shenni and Sufiya Soofi answered:
Hello E,
If you are still searching for a home in the Sugar Land/Missouri City area, please send us an email at soofirealty @ gmail.com. We'll be happy to assist.
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Sat Mar 18, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should have checked the tax card before making an offer that would have showed this. Listing sheets do say subject to error or omission. If the house appraised for your purchase price or higher, than there is no harm if you still love the house. A buyer should always confirm data on their own and never take what is there without verifying. A 1 minute of time investment by your agent could pull the tax card. If the home is appraising under your purchase price, then you should try to negotaite price. ... more
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Sun Oct 9, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Tom,

Real estate is very local so I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you.
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Sat Feb 27, 2016
Ejsherrod answered:
Which sub divisons are in walking distance to the city parks in Sugar Land?
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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Typically you are not responsible for the deductible but you will need to read your contract again.
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Sun Aug 30, 2015
Rick Stevenson answered:
I wouldn't get that home and get into that potential headache. There are so many potential issues, honestly, unless you absolutely HAVE to have that place, I'd move along to the next house. Then again, I really am not all that good when it comes to dealing with huge headaches like what you're potentially facing. If you don't mind it, then sure get the house. ... more
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
Rashadraynor answered:
Judy kay can you contact me I'm also looking for a home in Sugarland my budget is between 190k and 270k. 8063410523
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Mon Jan 19, 2015
Gabriel Trevino answered:
My honest opinion is to stay away from foreclosures! 99.9999% of the time the homes are in bad condition. There is a reason why homes go to foreclosure. The owners simply can't afford it anymore. So if they can't afford the house, they can't afford the upkeep. Maybe the owners lost their job and are losing their house. The owners may be so upset by it, that they vandalize the house before they go and/or take everything from the house, from the toilets to the ice cube trays. The homes are also sold "as-is" and the banks won't make any repairs.

IF you are looking for your first home, then do it right, and find a house that is in good shape with little to no repairs needed. You home is not just an investment, but your sanctuary.
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Noelle Hsieh answered:
There are a couple of ways to go about purchasing auction properties. Traditionally, auctions take place on the first Tuesday of the month--rain or shine. The turnout to these auctions are very high, and many people get so caught up in the bidding rush that properties will be bought at retail value or higher. You can also take a look at auction sites to see if they have any 'web only' auctions in those zip codes. Those properties are more difficult to find. The most important thing to remember when purchasing auction properties is to verify what liens will be transferred to you when you purchase. If you overlook it, the lien(s) can easily eat up any profit you expected to make.

Best of luck!


NOELLE HSIEH

Realtor
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices
Anderson Properties

281.529.5174 Direct
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Stan Bilski answered:
You really want to consider what you are looking for in neighbors before you decide on which sub division to consider.
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Mon Jun 2, 2014
grace_139 answered:
1. Study the seller disclosures.
2. Get the proper inspection done.
3, Check if the house was properly maintained inside out.
4. Make sure of any termite infestation (existing or previously treated)

Age of the house is a factor but it is not the whole factor. You must know that over a period of time all appliances, HVAC, Roof, Exterior and interior sealing and paint must be replaced.

The property appreciation dollars will at the minimum nullify your maintenance investment dollars. Welcome to New Territory.

Sudershan Jambulapati
Trend Setter Realty
832-877-6564
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Sun Jun 1, 2014
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Sun Jun 1, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to schools, consider researching 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 and the links below may be of some help to you. Perhaps the links below may be of some help...
http://www.homefair.com/
http://www.greatschools.org
http://www.schooldigger.com
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Mon May 5, 2014
RonS answered:
as long as he doesn't have a gap in employment that exceeded 30 days, job hopping shouldn't be an issue. If he has jumped from one industry to another (Car salesman to rocket scientist) he could have an issue or, if he switched from one pay type to another (Self employed to W-2 to 1099) he could have an issue. If his income jumped, in another industry, he could have an issue. The job history demonstrates stability. Stability eases the mind of underwriters and investors.


At the end of the day, if he has steady employment with no gaps, reasonable and justifiable increases in income, and the requsite credit depth and score, his income should be as good as yours to contribute to the transaction.


If you approach this pragmatically and not emotionally, your chances of success are increased. you cannot change the lender's requirements to match your situation but often times, you can change your situation to match the lender's requirements.
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Gary Steuernagel answered:
I'll be happy to help you Mike! I've worked the Sugar Land area extensively over the last 12 years, all I need is the address. As your aware, you will need to be in compliance with City of Sugar Land zoning and the appropriate Home Owner Association Deed Restrictions if there are any for that address. Either call me at (832) 594-3655, or email me at GaryTX@KW.com and I'll be happy to help you out!

Gary Steuernagel
Keller Williams Realty SW
Broker Associate
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Judy Moore-Everett answered:
Sugarwood HOA /713-329-7100
Let me know if you need further information.
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Kevin Read - Houston answered:
Top school districts in Houston area are located in Spring Branch ISD(Memorial), Katy ISD and Sugar Land of Fort Bend ISD. If you are needing just an elementary school or Middle School there are other options available. The drive from Katy to IAH airport is about 35 minutes. From Fort Bend it's about 45 minutes. From Memorial it's about 25 minutes. These times however are not during rush hour. If you need any additional information or just wish to talk about the area feel free to call or email. My partner and I manage over 100 properties in Houston and find renovations for flips as well as normal sales. My partner was actually born in Houston near Memorial so we know the area very well. ... more
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Odell Dovai answered:
Your actual close numbers are $87-$98 dollars per sqft. For "move in" condition solds. Newer Homes and those with recent upgrades are getting $93-$98 per sqft.

Ready to Move?.....Go With O!
Odell 832-372-1361
Www.GoWithO.net
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Sat Nov 9, 2013
Judy Moore-Everett answered:
A buyers representation form means that the agent that shows you a particular home will be representing you in the event that you decide to purchase that home. Some agents require you to sign the first time you meet, but it is best to get to know that agent and make sure you are comfortable with them and their expertise in representation. I always take my clients out and if we get along and they want me to represent them, then I get them to sign the agreement. Most brokers require that the buyer signs this document in order for the agent to get paid his commission.
First and foremost, you should be comfortable working with the agent before signing anything.
Always get your own representation. The agent's name that appears on the sign in the front yard is representing the seller. The buyer should have his own representation. I would suggest that you speak to some agents and based on how you feel, work with one of them exclusively.. An agent can't do much for you if you are working with multiple agents. We spend time with our clients, learn what their needs are and search for a home that is a good fit.
Judy Everett
RE/MAX Fine Properties
281 799-6282
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