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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
That question is as useful as asking who are the best real estate agents. Every area has its own set of specialists, which may not be available anywhere else.
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Mark McNitt answered:
Your best bet is to speak to a CPA or financial planner.

You did not say where did the $45,000 profit come from? Typically, you don't have to pay capital gain taxes unless you gained more than $250,000 (as a single person, $500,000 married) on your principle residence. If the money is coming from a rental that your selling, the exemptionmay not apply.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Connie Holmes answered:
This home was listed for lease in the mls for $2,995 per month. It is already in pending status meaning they have signed the lease, the new tenants will be moving in on April 15. If you would like help finding a home in the area please give me a call.

Connie Holmes
Realm Professionals
832-640-5305
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Fri May 24, 2013
Kevin Sechelski answered:
Hey Abby,

Are you looking to Rent or Buy? There are lots of great Subdivisions in the NW West part of town! I grew up out there and do a lot of my Business out that way. When are you looking to move?

Feel free to contact me and I will send over a list of questions to try and help you out. Then I can send you direct links to properties based on the information you provide me.

Talk Soon,

Kevin Sechelski

Realtor

832.545.5503

Contact@HouseHuntingHouston.com

www.HouseHuntingHouston.com
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Vanessa Martin answered:
HI--

The home located in the link is currently listed as available. The true address of the homes is 11322 CREIGHTON CT. It is located in the Steeplechase Subdivision. THe home that you are interested in at 3502 W Airport Blvd. was leased out last December. Let me know if you would like any other information. Talk to you soon...V ... more
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Krystal Villarreal De'Newton answered:
A home's age does not have much influence its value in my opinion. Rather, the location of a home has much more influence on the value, and in some instances there are a large number of older homes in the more valuable areas.

Truly,

Brandon Newton
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Kevin Sechelski answered:
Contact me with a little more info on what your looking for and I will try and find something for you.

Or you ca search here www.househuntinghouston.com/search-all-mls-listings/


Let me know,

Kevin Sechelski

832.545.5503

Contact@househuntinghouston.com
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Mark McNitt answered:
Jennifer,

It does not work!

Rent to own is a very complicated transaction that requires attorneys, a FOR SALE contract with an agreed to sales price, closing date, temporary leasing for just a month or two before closing, a large deposits that are non-refundable if you don't close and more.

Most future buyers simply rent and then discuss buying the home later after the tenant has secured financing through their own lender. Getting owner financing is tricky and can be a possible rip-off to you as well.

If you cannot afford to buy due to a lack of funds, poor credit scores or low income, then don't do it. Get yourself financially prepared a good year before you buy. To see the steps, visit my buyer's page on my web site. http://www.markknowshouston.com/buyers_roadmap_01.php

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Patricia Isom answered:
I don't quite understand your question. Are you looking for a lender?
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Al Geffon answered:
If the home is in a subdivision (which will likely be the case) you'd need to submit detailed plans (including architectural renderings) to the HOA for approval. Some are more restrictive than others, so you'll need to do your homework. Be aware that properties within a given subdivision may or may not be in the 100 yr. floodplain, and that FEMA re-draws the maps periodically ... your home could be in the AE zone (the most vulnerable) one day, and X (out of the flood zone) when the maps are revised. Of course, the opposite is also possible.

If you're lucky enough to find something in an unrestricted area, you'd need to comply with the current building codes. That information can be obtained from Public Works.

I hope this helps ... best of luck.

Al Geffon
(713) 213-6350
al@geffon.net
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Alexandra Buysellforyou answered:
I always do. It makes the client feel special and gives the agent the opportunity to have an idea of major if any issues.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Chase Coleman answered:
Hi Cindy I have a lender with a program where he can qualify. Email me and I will get you in contact with him.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Carolyn Wolfe answered:
It is an available Rental in Shepard Forest. No Pets allowed, but we can always ask if you have a small dog. Will be ready to move into May 5th, but showings are by appointments only.


With the rental market being so hot, you are smart to work with a Realtor before giving any one money for Application Fees or Security Deposits.

Let me know if I can be of assistance, check out my website and send me an email.
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Don Groff answered:
Good question. I'm not sure you can get a totally accurate number because homes that people rent out themselves would not really ever show up anywhere that I can think of. Any source will not not be able to give you a totally accurate number I would think.

You can set up a specific search in the MLS for past lease sales in a specific neighborhood or community pretty easily and that will give you an idea of what you are looking for I would think. I would think you could add say 15 to 20% to those numbers to account for people who listed their homes themselves and did not use an agent or the MLS.

Hope this helps.

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Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | listings@dongroff.com
websites: www.AustinListed.com | www.360LendingGroup.com
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Joe Cano Jr answered:
Morning Nahan,

I lease for a living. Please, visit my web-site & contact us or call anytime. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
(281) 785-5132
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Gail Levin answered:
Its never too early to start shopping. I would suggest that you first start shopping around for a great Realtor who has your best interests at heart and one you can relate to. The market it very hot right now and being that there are multiple offers being given on all properties, a good agent will guide you in the right direction. Also, now is the time to find a good Mortgage Broker and start the process. I would be happy to help you in this regard as well as meet with you. Please contact me at gail.levin@kw.com. Looking forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Vanessa Martin answered:
Hi there!
My partner and I regularly work the area and would love to help. We have done lots of relocations, and can help introduce you to Houston! Let us know what we can do to help. Talk to you soon... V ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
You've seen 'do it yourself' home improvements, right? Well, a licensed agent is a professional. The difference between hiring a home improvement contractor and doing it yourself.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Joe Cano Jr answered:
I do most of my business here in the City, but on occasion I have move-ins out at Katy, the Energy Corridor, Sugar Land and Spring. Visit my personal web-site or call me. Thanks and have a wonderful afternoon.


Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
(281) 785-5132
joelocator@att.net
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
Justin Howeth answered:
Yes. Anything that involves real estate sales, the person must be licensed.
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