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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
Tulio,
Atlanta is a good market, Austin is a HOT market. While no one can predict the future I see a continuing "tight" market. $250K and under is the sweet spot and therefore the hottest of this hot market. The rental market is even tighter than the resale market.

When the time comes I hope you'll consider contacting me directly. Best wishes!

Bill
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Roger Buraimoh answered:
Distance is less than 10 miles, and should not take any more than 10 to 15 minutes drive time with traffic.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Hi Jen. Currently there are 8 properties that will take pets and are in the area you've indicated. When will you be planning to move in? The reason I ask, is that our market is so active, most properties (that are any good) go within two weeks. Call or E-mail me to talk it over. I'll set up the system to show you what is available and you can begin to find what you're looking for almost immediately.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
512-799-3239
austin_realtor@earthlink.net
www.austinonlinehomes.com
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
vivianne dordea answered:
Every time you do an appraisal you'll get a different number, unfortunately is seems that each appraiser measures a different way. If the tax record is different from the MLS sqft it's either because the home owner had it appraised and got a different number than the tax appraiser or the MLS shows what the builder said it is (if it's a newer home) and then the tax appraiser had a different number. However, 200 sqft is a big difference and you should probably renegotiate not for misrepresentation (it is not intentional) but just because you would pay too much per sqft. ... more
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Cindylou Hunter, Broker answered:
Mon Mar 25, 2013
Doug Vogelsass answered:
Try the Austin Tenants' Council. http://www.housing-rights.org/

IMO, they are the best deal going when it comes to assisting tenants with their rights.

Good luck, dude.

peace in your home,
doug
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
vivianne dordea answered:
it all depends on location, size and type of property
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Mon May 12, 2014
Joseph Casey answered:
Which county are you interested in living in?

Joe Casey
Goldwasser Real Estate
jcasey@gretx.com
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Brenda Sours answered:
I don't know what a container home is but would love to learn more about it! Most subdivisions have deed restrictions that might prevent you from building something like that in addition to the City of Austin building codes. It will depend on where you want to build it.

Brenda Sours
512/914-6118
austinhomesells@gmail.com
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
Iris,
I doubt you'll find a 3/2 or a 3/1 for anything near $1000/mo. More near $2000/mo might be more the range.
Bill
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
1. The home to still be there, i.e. not burned down
2. All items to still be acceptable, once you close its over
3. Ensure that everything contract is still there, i.e. no replaced light fixtures

Etc, etc, etc
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
On a pure financial cost basis, you'll pay less interest with the 15 year option. However, you gain additional cash flow flexibility with the second option. As for which is better, that's up to you. ... more
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
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Talk to the lender about 'non-allowables'

Some fees the veteran cannot pay. So the seller pays them. This will figure into your offer/negotiations.
The listing agent or your broker can help you with these too.


Tom Burris
Mortgage Banker
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Roland Vinyard answered:
It's legal. And it is not uncommon in some areas during certain market conditions. Where I am, the buyer would just walk away, shaking their head, wondering how he ever met such a crazy person as this. The seller should understand that in the case of a buyer making a full price, non-contingent offer, that they could be liable for a commission to their agent even if the offer was not accepted and there was no closing. Always read the fine print; that's one of the things attorneys do. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Michelle Adams answered:
Hi Sandy!

I would be happy to assist you in your search from afar, I specialize in assisting folks relocating, my most recent clients came in for a short visit at a fully furnished rental while we looked for the right home to buy. I have over 8 years experience in the real estate market here, I can create a search that includes only the top rated schools.

Looking forward to working with you!

Oh and by the way my services are FREE! I provide Comprehensive market analysis to save you time, money and stress.

Michelle Adams,
REALTOR® GRI, CNE
Real Estate Consultant
Ultima Real Estate
512.574.2969 direct | 512.852.4412 fax | 512.22CONDO Office
www.UltimaAustin.com
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Michelle Adams answered:
Hi Alexandra!

So glad you have chosen Austin!

Northwest Austin does have excellent school, as do many areas of Austin. I'd be happy to discuss with you further as well as assist you in your rental search for free. I've been partnering with clients relocating to Austin for over 8 years. I'm here for any of your questions or concerns!

Here's a link to my website, where you can search up to the minute accurate property information. If you'd like, I can set you up with a customized search focused on areas with the best schools. I can help you understand the market both leasing and for purchasing in the future.
http://adams.actris.fusionmls.com/?Page=129574


I look forward to hearing from you!

Michelle Adams,
REALTOR® GRI, CNE
Real Estate Consultant
Ultima Real Estate
512.574.2969 direct | 512.852.4412 fax | 512.22CONDO Office
www.UltimaAustin.com
Find me on: LinkedIn | Zillow.com | About Me |Trulia
Please review Information about brokerage services
Current Government Affairs Committee Member
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Sales | Leasing | Purchasing | Land
Search for active listings |
Accurate Property Information at Your Fingertips
The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) boasts one of the most technologically advanced Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems in the nation. This property listing resource network is managed by the Austin/Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABoR. Subscribers must be members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and adhere to the ACTRIS Rules and Regulations.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
JOSEPH E JARUSINSKY JR answered:
Not sure exactly what you mean by a turn key home, but the answer generally is no. A VA loan can be used for just about any property to my knowledge. If you would like, feel free to give me a call anytime tomorrow after 11 AM and I will ask one of my VA lenders. I do have a couple of lenders who specialize in VA loans and I actually have a special deal I offer to current and former military as well If you do not yet have a Realtor. And thanks for your service… My whole family, except me is military.

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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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Jon Kasner answered:
Water quality in Austin is good. There are some areas like Pflugerville where you will want a water softener because of the lime. But overall much better than Los Angeles for example.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Brenda Sours answered:
I'm helping a couple who has filed a business bankruptcy 3 years ago to buy owner finance or wrap properties. Call me directly or email me at AustinHomeSells@gmail.com or 512-914-6118.

Brenda Sours
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
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