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Home Buying in 78759 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
Backing to an apartment complex is a MAJOR issue, not withstanding the others mentioned. Just remember, you had better get this property at a major discount because you'll have to sell it at a major discount when you're in the seller's shoes. ... more
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Mark Garner answered:
Yes. The Lender and the Realtor are indivudual of themselves.
I would be happy to work diligent for you to get your offer in as soon as the property you are interested in comes to market.
Loan approval will not come from a lender until a house is under contract an appraisal has been complete and all necessary loan documentation has been prepared.
Please call me at your earliest convenience.
I am here to serve you.


Mark J. Garner
PFS Realty
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Tamika Goree answered:
Good Morning,

I have included a few home warranty companies. I would recommend to shop and compare to see who will give the home warranty that works best for you.

Home Warranty of America (
Old Republic Home Warranty (
2-10 Home Warranty (
American Home Shield (
Landmark Home Warranty (

I wish you the best in your home warranty search!

Tamika A. Goree
Broker | Owner
The DFW Property Shop
Cell: 972.697.1178
Fax: 972.665.7148
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Cindy Crawford answered:
Where the best places to live are and what each area had to offer.
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Beth Wood answered:
Yes, I think so. From personal experience a bad neighbor can make you reconsider your living arrangement.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
I would be honored to serve as your agent/advisor. My kids are grown so now I have a grandchild to help nurture. We are all christian folks. My son teaches at a private religous school.
If you choose to give me a call. References available.
Bill Austin ~ 512-709-6343
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
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!

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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 May 12, 2014
Joseph Casey answered:
Which county are you interested in living in?

Joe Casey
Goldwasser Real Estate
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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
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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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Sun Mar 24, 2013
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
(214) 763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends(Really!!)
Lending all across the entire Great State of Texas!!
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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 24, 2013
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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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 or 512-914-6118.

Brenda Sours
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Steven Nusinow answered:
Really, it is on a case by case basis. While there are areas where it is more common, due to the climate, geography, construction, foundation issues can occur anywhere in this area.

The best thing to do is look, analyze, and inspect. Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation consultation on the purchase of your home.


Steve Nusinow
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Sal Zuniga answered:
Hello there,

There are definitely plenty of options for you. I would love to elaborate more on specific options but I would need to know more about your home criteria. Please feel free to contact me so we can further discuss this. I work hard seven days a week so feel free to do so at any time.

Sal Zuniga
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Perry Henderson answered:
You can find some condos in that price range about 40-50 blocks outside of downtown Austin.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
James O'Donnell answered:
There are no active listing on Sierra Grande currently in the Austin MLS
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