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Moving in Travis County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 4, 2014
fosterkicks99 answered:
I am with you on not having pests around. We had some problems with termites in the past and it was not fun to deal with. The best thing we did was call in someone as soon as we knew we had a problem to hopefully nip it in the bud.
Michael Foster
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Melissa Cox answered:
There are many single family homes in the 78704 location. I have seen quite a few for sale in my recent searches the last few months.
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
Let me know if you need to be connected to a realtor in Austin, I know of a good one that will be able to help you.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
S. Tony Pacheco answered:
I am from NYC, and though I am not Irish, I was raised by Irish in the Bronx. In the last 4 years weve settled in the Austin area after relocating from California, When we arrived here, the first person I contacted was Patrick Hoag, a local realtor, who actually told me that we could take as long as we want, and he could touch base with us until we were ready. I talked to many realtors since then, and was wary as everyone wanted me to sign an agreement that if I found something they would represent me.

Patrick never mentioned that, or even applied pressure for us to purchase quickly. He did keep us informed about the market and every holiday wish us well. He is like a good friend at the point where we finally started looking. Since we are empty nesters, we did not need the custom 5 bedroom when we had kids, he understood. He helped us find a nice up and coming area outside of Austin for Angie and I to enjoy.

I have to say, The luck of the Irish was with us when we met Patrick. He is a good man, a great realtor, and now a friend.
Tony and Angie Pacheco P.S. We close in 3 weeks!!
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Jaime, I have answered a couple of your questions already, but you asked them as a buyer from Pittsburgh. Are you from Pittsburgh looking to relocate, or are you a Realtor in San Marcos?

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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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Betina Foreman answered:
Yet another question that is a year old. Trulia can't you close the old questions? This one has been answered sufficiently. Thanks!
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Kristee Leonard answered:
Steiner Ranch is a very popular neighborhood and the schools are exemplary. There are three amenity centers, the UT golf club, Lake Austin access, shops and restaurants all within the neighborhood. Lake Travis and Eanes are exemplary ISD's and in gorgeous parts of West Austin with rolling hills. I am an Austinite and would be happy to answer any questions that you have about Austin. My cell is 512-695-5144 and my email is


Kristee Leonard, Broker/Owner
The Leaders Realty, LLC
512-695-5144 Cell
Finalist for Platinum Top 50 2013
Finalist for ABJ Top Residential Real Estate Agents 2012 & 2013
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Nín hǎo! I took a guess that you speak Mandarin as I speak Japanese and some Mandarin as well. My girlfriend is from China too. If you would like some help finding a rental home and a home to purchase, I will be happy to assist you. And if you are more comfortable speaking whichever dialect of Chinese you speak, I can probably get an agent to help us or translate.

I have a great team of lenders, inspectors, lease agents, etc. to help us out, and do not charge anything for my services. Please contact me if you would like further assistance. And of course, Happy New Year! (Xīnnián hǎo!)

Xièxiè, 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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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
If I knew about someone skipping out I would contact the owner or their Realtor. Put yourself in the owner/Landlords shoes, wouldnt you want to know this information. Good luck!

Austin Home Girls Realty
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Alley_73 answered:
You might want to rethink it considering they just found out Austin has been hiding some nuclear secrets. Breaking news today: ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
L. E. Green Schubert answered:
Looking at Marie's experience, I want to point out that she could have talked to different kind on agents. A listing or landlords agent is working for the property owner, and is trying to get you to rent from his propeerty owners, whether that is the best for you or not. (That's his Job)
A "Buyer's Agent" or representative works for the renter or buyer, and is working to find the client the best place at the best price, only gets paid if they find a place you are happy with and actually rent, ... Has your best interest at heart legally and ethically, owes your thier loyalty... And ... Still gets paid by the property owner of the place you finally get, for helping you.
Because we spend a lot of time on your behalf (the preparation and preselection of properties for an afternoon's showing can easily take several hours) we ask you to commit to work with us if we commit to work for you.

If you won't give a buyer's agent your loyalty, they are limited in the amount of service they can afford to provide... The Buyers agent usually will only get 30-40% of the first month rent. For this, they research on properties ( they pay for the right to get information on the property)...printing out information and forms ( they pay for the copies they make)... driving to showings, (they pay for gas)...unlock the home and take responsibility for going into some elses property... (they pay for the lock box electronic keys), and take on the responsibility of making sure you understand the lease you are signing... .

So, it's important you chooose who you are working with if you want to have a great experience!
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Marci,
Enclosed please find a list that I compiled of private schools in Austin along with their contact information and tuition. I hope you find it helpful.


Betina Foreman- Realtor, C.N.E.
Austin Home Girls Realty
1601 West 6th
Austin Texas 78703
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Ella,
You should check out the various local schools at these websites: and Then you can determine what school best fits your daughters needs. I wish you the best.

Betina Foreman- Realtor, C.N.E.
Austin HomeGirls Realty
1601 West 6th Street
Austin Texas 78703
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Sat Apr 9, 2011
Doug Vogelsass answered:
Do you like golf?

Peace in your home,

Doug Vogelsass
REALTOR :: Agents for Change

cell :: (512) 739-0457
eFax: :: (918) 513-5112
email ::

15% of our net agent fees at the closing of our client's property will be donated to a charitable organization of their choice. We do this with ALL clients. This is our way of expressing our appreciation to both our clients and the worthy causes dedicated to the betterment of our communities.

9600 Escarpment Blvd :: Suite 745-75 :: Austin, TX :: 78749
Sponsoring broker :: David Komie, Attorney-at-Law (License# 584762).
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