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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
Not enough information to help. As a buyer having a REALTOR work for you costs you nothing. I"d recommend connecting with one of us for an in depth analysis of the home and area SOLD comps.
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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Tim Moore answered:
It works the same as it does in all the other 49 states. Owner and buyer agree on terms, buyer pays owner agreed monthly payments for agreed term. Often there is a balloon payment after some amounbt of years because the seller does not want to play bank for 30 years. It is all in what you agree on and I would have it written up by a lawyer.

Unless there is some reason you can not get a loan, I would look at a bank loan because interest rates are ridiculously low and you can get a 30 year loan. You can also be looking at fha loans with rates under 4% which will be assumable in the years to come and after rates go up and up these assumable loans will be RED HOT and help you sell later.
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
I doubt anyone can, I can't. Why not contact a local agent by using Find A Pro above to find a local Realtor?
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
William Friedrich answered:
Hi Carla,

It is my understanding that an Investor has the same option period for inspections as Owner/Occupants. However, Investors Earnest Money (not Option Money) is at risk of being lost if they back out from the purchase, regardless of the inspection results.
AS-IS covers a lot.

Bill Friedrich
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Well, if typical of the law of supply and demand, then prices will necessarily rise. However, if anyone knows that for sure, they don't dabble in Real Estate. Anyone who can accurately tell the future about anything, is sitting on their idea of the perfect place to live and raking in money playing the stock market or some other gambling venue.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Scott R Hamilton answered:
Can you send me a link to the listing online? My first question would be, "How are the photos?"

Scott R Hamilton
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
vivianne dordea answered:
There is no secret, prices are what they are. Allandale is an expensive, desirable neighborhood and if you want to live there, you have to pay the price. If price is too high there, you can either look for a smaller property or change your search to a less pricey area. I wish there was a secret that I would share with you, but , alas, there isn't. ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Anna Culina answered:
You can check any area on

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Angele Moyseos answered:
Hi Sue,

South, north and east Austin is where the investors I work with are buying. They each have their set of criteria and stick to it and have been pleased with their purchases. Of course, student rentals are always great but you have to deal with warrantability issues so you'll be best paying cash for those. I saw your other question as to which is better? SHF or condo. To skirt around the warrantability issue you will have a much easier time dealing with single families (and duplexes, at that).

If you would like me to elaborate on any of this please feel free to contact me anytime and I would be delighted to assist you in any way I can. Thanks so much!

Angele Moyseos, Broker
Vox Real Estate LLC
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
It is more likely that a single family home would be a better investment over a condo in the long run. Monthly rent versus the price is only one factor to consider. I'd be happy to meet and discus the analysis of both.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
I'm not sure this is the end all be all list .... but here is a recently published article that might give you a start...

This one from Money is a little older:

Of course I like Texas....that's where I live so I'm probably biased...but rents are good, prices still low, lots of demand for rentals, and lots of people moving here. It is creating pressure and not enough money for apartments to be built to handle the demand.

Check out this article on why to invest in Texas:
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Janet answered:
You should check out craiglist's in the Austin area they normally have a lot of listings:)
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Vanessa Nunez answered:
In ALL of central Austin... but truthfully the entire Austin Metroplex is seeing a serge in prices being pushed. It is a Sellers Market! TIME TO JUMP IN.... I Look forward to assisting buyers and sellers in this exciting market.

Warmest Regards,

Vanessa Nunez
Goldwasser Real Estate
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Jeff Harris answered:
Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Lakeway
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Bill Wilson & Rise' Johns answered:
I have a townhouse for lease very soon in Lago Vista walking distance to (about 1 block) Lake Travis.
Call me at 512-663-8932

Bill Wilson, Keller Williams
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You can either ask one of the Agents involved, or, you can wait about 30 days, until the sales is RECORDED.
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Sal Zuniga answered:

It alll depends on your financial situation but in most cases, it is better to buy. Please feel free to call or email me so we can discuss in more detail how to get you on the path to ownership.

Sal Zuniga
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Kristee Leonard answered:
This is determined by months of inventory. 6 months is a balanced market. Less than 6 months is a seller's market and more than 6 months is a buyer's market. According to ABOR, November 2012 had 3 months of inventory which is indicative of a seller's market. The market also featured eight percent more new listings, 20 percent fewer active listings and 19 percent more pending sales in November 2012 compared to the prior year. On average, homes spent 67 days on the market, which is a decrease of 16 days from one year prior.


Kristee Leonard, Broker
The Leaders Realty, LLC
512-695-5144 Cell
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Dan, I may have a lender or two you can speak to. Email me at to remind me tomorrow and I'll make a few calls for you...

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 ... more
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