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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
It hurts your chances in any area. When a buyer is looking for a home if they have to make repairs or purchase appliances immediately after buying, that is an extra expense they may not want or be able to take on. In addition FHA mandates there is at least a stove in the property. you are limiting yoru potential buyers by not having appliances. ... more
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
The first thing you need is to have your listing agent complete a broker price opinion. you need to find out what teh value of your home is in todays market. it seems you already know the value of similar homes in yoru area, they key where you have low to no activity is the price. you are going to be one of teh best priced homes. The next thing is your agent advertising and marketing yoru property. is your home getting the exposure it deserves? the nest thing is walk back into your home as if you were a buyer, is teh lawn neat and trimmed. Is your home clean, free of dust and cobwebs, are the floors shiny and clean, carpets cleaned, walls painted and free of picture holes and scratches. You want to make it appealing as you can.

good luck with your sale and i hope this can help
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Don Groff answered:
It is not typically advisable to just go by price per sq ft. When a potential buyer is looking at a home to buy they are looking at the condition, presentation and value. People will often pay a higher price per sq ft for a home that has great curb appeal. Also, larger homes typically sell for a lower price per sq ft.

If you are not getting any showings the only reason it can be is the home is overpriced. This means that if you are listed in the MLS Realtors are finding your home and their clients are not wanting to view the property for some reason. When that happens it is always because of price. I would have your Realtor take you out to look at similar comparable homes in your area that are for sale. Take a good look at what is available and what is your competition right now. That is usually an eye opener for most sellers I work with. It also allows us to price the home correctly to start so that you can receive top dollar. When I take my clients to look at comparable homes before listing those homes have accepted offers in less than 2 weeks. In this market that does not happen very often... unless the home is priced right to begin with.

Best of luck to you.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
I represent many families DFW area for residential leasing. I need details of your requirements assist with your search.

Contact my office on Monday where I can interview you.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Dallas Texas answered:
You would need have your home comp'd than the raw data... board would not accept that as actually documentation due to Keller has many subdivisions .

Lynn911.com
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Without anything be considered hear say contact the county office on Thursday ask all your questions. Without reviewing what you are looking opinions my not be correct.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
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Tue Feb 2, 2010
Roger Vining answered:
Your Realtor can guide you throught the process.... various builders have various incentives, also Woodland springs is a young area, chances are there is a resale home that will be even less with more upgrades available. BTW having a Realtor as your buyers agent SAVES you money as they work FOR your best interests.
Roger Vining Keller Williams Realty Keller Resident
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Sun Jan 4, 2015
Jackie Rankin answered:
Well, here's an early welcome to Texas!! I cover all of the North Fort Worth area and live in the Keller/Grapevine area so know it pretty well. I find this link to be a great one to find out what other parents think about the different schools: http://www.greatschools.net/texas/ As far as old or new, I don't think you can go wrong. There are a lot of great incentives from the builders, and there are a lot of great deals from homeowners trying to sell. This area and the surrounding areas are great to live in! If you are interested or need any further questions answered, just email me offline at TruValueRealty@gmail.com I'd be happy to set you up with a list of homes that meet your criteria and send them to you several times a week, so you can start your search. Thanks!!

Jackie Rankin
Tru Value Realty
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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Never heard of Lionsgate....the trouble is with a lot of the small builders and these days even with the big builders, they could be out of business by the time you have a dispute. Almost all will likely have binding arbitration as part of their contracts. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Sheila Tucker answered:
Jaylen,

If you visit my website click on my homebuying section and fill in the blanks and this will at least give you an idea of where you are at in the homebuying question. www.SheilaTuckerRealtor.com

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions. 949-943-4934
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
DeDe Galindo answered:
Mark,
Instead of buying a book, you need a Realtor! A Realtor will help you choose the right lender for your needs. These questions that you are asking are better suited for a lender to answer. But why just trust any lender? Choose a Realtor that you trust and trust her/him to take care of you with quality referrals. You have a lot of questions, and you should. This is a big purchase! But especially since you are a first time buyer, you need to make sure that you are covering all the basis. It is my experience that the hardest thing for a Buyer to do is talk to a lender. It really is a 15 minute phone call and if you decide you don't like that lender, you will choose another one. You should always be able to have a consultation with a lender without paying anything. There are lenders on the internet and TV that seem great but I caution you on choosing them.

To answer your question: It is my experience that a lender will choose the middle FICO score and if you have over 620, you should be able to get a loan. Your time is limited to look, choose, and get closed before the $8000 tax credit time limit. One lender I like is www.innovativemtg.com. They have lots of answers on their site plus you can even do live chat.

Hope this helps, Mark. You can email me if you have more questions at dede@sodbydede.com.
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Dominick Dina answered:
Mark,

All depends...on waht your wife wants! Just kidding. There are several schools of thought on new vs. preowned.

NEW:

Brand spanking new! Maybe no trees though or bushes or flowers or grass. You run into some minor problems and have to call in the builder to fix/repair/replace/adjust. You hesitate to decorate because, well, the walls are NEW. And don't spill anything....ANYWHERE!

PREOWNED:

All the kinks are worked out. Trees, bushes, flowers and grass established. Painting and decorating are a must so let's get cracking.

An established neighborhood is usually more stable. In a new neighborhood folks will buy and then sell in 3-5 years. You also do not know how many new homes are being bought as investments and will have renters.

An established neighborhood can be pre-screened for owner-occupied vs. renters. Also is more stable because folks are settled in and may not move around as much. An established neighborhood may not appreciate as fast. A preowned home may not sell as fast as a newer one.

All depends on how the house will make you and your family feel and how long you plan on living there.

Best of luck!

Dominick Dina, Broker/Owner
Christian Relaty San Antonio
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Tamika Goree answered:
Good Evening,

I just read your post on Trulia. I specialize in the sales of brand new homes in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. I would be happy to assist you in finding and purchasing your new home and answering any questions that you may have.

I can get started on this right now, as well as, email you available inventory in those areas.

I always strive to meet and exceed your expectations, as well as, negotiate the best deal possible!

Please call or email me at your convenience.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Make it a Blessed Day!!

Tamika Turner
"Your New Home Specialist"
Cell: (972) 697-1178
Fax: (682) 222-1049
Email: Info@NewHomesInDFW.net
http://www.NewHomesInDFW.net
"Specializing in the Sales of Brand New Homes in DFW!"
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
Kyle Harden answered:
Xiomi, call me at 817-726-9663. There is an agent in my office that can assist you.
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Tamika Goree answered:
Which listing(s) are you referring too?

Tamika Turner,
"Your New Home Specialist"
Cell: (972) 697-1178
Fax: (682) 222-1049
Email: Info@NewHomesInDFW.net
"Specializing in the Sale of Brand New Homes in DFW!" ... more
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Lucy Puniwai answered:
Although as a licensed Realtor I cannot discriminate against any company, I would have some questions
such as: My Buyer's lender will send out an appraiser. The Buyer must use that appraisal if using FHA or VA for funding. When you asked about paying for Closing costs... you would pay your closing costs and perhaps a percentage of your Buyer's closing costs if that is what the buyer's ask for. FHA appraisals are now required to be farmed out to a Central Clearing house because lenders are no longer allowed to have a relationship with an Appraiser.

My company lists home for 5% of the sales price charged to the Seller. ZIP Realty keeps 2% to cover our costs and the other 3% is paid to your Buyer's agent. I sold my last home in 13 days and received 4 offers. My website will let you know how many buyers are looking for a home in your zip code and price point.
I typically hold an Open House within 2 weeks of having your home on the market. My colleagues are required by my company to preview your home within 3 weeks of your home being on the market in order to maximize your exposure.

I live in Keller and would be happy to give you a listing presentation so you can determine which service will get your home sold. Interviewing a couple of Realtors is considered standard in our industry. You will feel confident that you have enough information to make an informed decision.

If I can be of any assistance, feel free to research me at :
http://www.ziprealty.com/agent/lpuniwai

Best regards,
Lucy A. Puniwai
ZIP Realty
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Jackie Rankin answered:
Hi Bluesky! Are you stating that you definitely don't want the master bedroom downstairs or are you ok with that as long as you have the other bedroom down with the full bath?

Thanks in advance!


Jackie Rankin
truvaluerealty@gmail.com
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Mon May 4, 2015
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Without going to an outside service, you can buy the chemicals for about $30 a month, unless you have some incontinent swimmers. Chemicals to lower pH and prevent algae would run another $10.
Electricity, compared to your A/C bill, would be negligible (less than $5). Only a pool heater in winter would actually have an impact on your bill.
The big drawback to do-it-yourself pool maintenance is the time. First you need a couple of hours every week, preferably a little time each day too, to check on the skimmers. Weekly checks on chlorine and pH are required, and some adjustment is usually required. Topping off water level and backwashing doesn't take that long, but scrubbing any algae from the sides of the pool can take hours. So, keeping the pH and chlorine right takes periodic checking to avoid having algae.
Handing it off to a pool service, once you failed a couple of times, is what often happens. They charge anywhere from $100 to $200 a month, some including chemicals, some without. You have to negotiate.
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Tue Jun 2, 2009
Laura-Marie LoFrumento answered:
I would suggest you go to realtor.com or call your local Association of Realtors.

http://www.realtor.org/rofindrealtor.nsf/pages/FS_FREALTOR?OpenDocument

Good luck!
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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
This is a great question HOWEVER each home "stands alone" when a buyers agent determines how submit a sales offer Investigation is required . Dallas Fort Worth area(s) are not as distressed in residential sales as other areas of USA.

Happy to assist you direct link for all Keller homes for sale currently in MLS.
http://ntreislistings.marketlinx.com/portal/?PID=776835&MID=0542307&AT=1

CONTACT OUR OFFICE TODAY
972-699-9111
Lynn A. Crosby ~ National Featured Realtor
"...Specializing in Residential, Commercial Properties and Loans..."
Dallas Realtor, and Credit Repair Consultant -
The Michael Group - "Dallas Business Journal 08' list top realtors"
Dallas Loan Officer -
Dallas Real Estate Office: (972) 699-9111
Dallas Real Estate Website: http://www.lynn911.com 60,000 listings Dallas homes for sale
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