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Home Buying in Allen : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 14, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
It's impossible to say.

My guess--a pure guess--is that you'll get the loan. But have your agent stay on top of it, and you stay on top of it, too. Don't just be passive and wait. the 40% down certainly covers Chase's position. And if the file gets bumped up to someone with enough authority, your prior work history, reason for not working recently, and your credit score should persuade him/her to approve the loan. But you have to make sure that the file is reviewed by someone with that authority...and in enough time for closing.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Tarique Malik answered:
Once your foreclosed, you can try calling your bank and see if they allow you to pay all your late mortgages and allow you to reschedule your mortgage based on your current financial situation, unfortunately there is no other way to stop it. ... more
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
You have posted in Allen Tx? What is your question?

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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Don Murray answered:
Allen ISD is currently registering students for the 2012-13 school year.
1. Please contact your school registrar to begin the process
2. Bring required documentation:
a. 2 proofs of residency (lease/contract or voter registration card and/or one current utility bill)
b. Latest report card
c. Birth certificate

d. Immunization Record
e. Social Security Card
3. Complete registration packet

To register in Allen ISD, a student must live within the boundaries of Allen ISD and meet state age and health requirements.
Registration packets for elementary students may be obtained from the front office of each elementary school and middle school.

Contact the registrar at Allen High School and the Lowery Freshman Center for registration procedures.

Enrolling New Students

Parents enrolling their student for the first time should contact the school at which their child will attend. A child must be five years of age on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. A birth certificate or hospital record from the time of birth that shows parent names - child's name and birthdate, two proofs of residency, the child's social security card and immunizations record are needed. All immunizations must be complete before a child can register.

A current utility bill may be used as one proof of residency; the other must be a voter registration card, an apartment lease, or the closing date on a house. (Closing date must fall within the first nine weeks of school to be eligible for enrollment.)

Contact the Student Services Office at 972-727-7115 to verify eligibility if you have any questions.
Parents may pick up registration packets in advance at the school office during school hours.
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Viren Shah answered:

It all depends. However, electricity may run around $250+ in summer months.
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Fri Nov 29, 2013
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
You posted this in the Allen, TX, area.
Please search for Cumming, GA, and post your question there.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Let's get it listed and see if we can sell it before you get a foreclosure.

Prices are up and we may be able to sell it.

We may also have to go the short sale route, that means a sale with some forgiveness of the loan from the bank. In most cases this will be better for you than a foreclosure.

You may also want to start looking for a place to move.

We need to get working on this yesterday though, so we don't have a lot of time to spare. The foreclosure can happen pretty quick or it could be another six months or a year, we just don't know.
While not proper and perhaps not legal we have seen foreclosures happen where the owner did not get notice of the sale.
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Andrea Brooks answered:
There are several in our area - some better to work with than others. If you would like help with this and your home search please give me a call: 469-450-1326.

Best regards,

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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Shila Ghademi answered:
Give me a call so that I can assist you further.
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Celisa Willson answered:
Even though you are able to do some pretty good research on builders and find any customer complaints online, my recommendation would be to have representation of a REALTOR® in any new home build. Often, consumers think that because you can go to new construction, see the model homes and speak to a sales rep onsite, you don't need a REALTOR®. I believe you have never needed one more. A REALTOR® will be able to negotiate and help you through the process while looking out for your best interests along the way. Do not underestimate the need for buyer representation on new construction. It does NOT add to the price of the home when you have representation and, often times, a REALTOR® can negotiate and get those extras the consumer doesn't even know to ask for. ... more
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
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Tue May 28, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Happy to assist

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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact my office today where I can show you many amazing homes work with your family specifications.

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Sat May 5, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Bank owned homes (REOs) are released through selected LISTING AGENTS when the Bank is good-and-ready:
The Bank works at their pace and will not be pushed.
Anyone calling the Bank, will be stonewalled!
You cannot deal with the Bank directly!

You can access the currently LISTED houses by contacting a Buyer's Agent and giving them your parameters.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Darrell Self answered:
When buying new construction you also want to be mindful that the builder will discount homes as they get closer to finishing out the subdivision so the new builds in your neighborhood are direct competitors with you.
If you purchase a new build you need to be aware you are most likely paying top dollar and if you want or need to sell before the subdivison if finished issues such as this can occur. You do need to work with an agent who will paint the whole picture for you given the possibility of needing to sell quickly. The marker in general over the last three years has declined in value and the amount of decline depends on the neighborhood.
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Nanci Zimmerman answered:
Contact the real estate agent and explain your frustration or contact their Broker and deal directly with the Broker.
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Terry Bell answered:
Good question, Jacqueline! I'm sure most agents will agree with you what the benefits are of working with an agent early on in the buying process. But my experience is that most buyers think of a realtor like a car salesman, talking to them is a sort of commitment to move forward, when basically they are not ready to make that commitment. Also, I've seen many buyers that don't understand the process enough to realize that the sooner you start working with a realtor and a lender, the more educated they will get about the process and more confident about their decisions. I always tell potential homeowners to remember that it is the seller that will be paying for my service, so you might as well get the maximum use of my professional efforts as you can! I've made a lot of good friends while on the journey to help a buyer find the perfect home! Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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Wed Jan 11, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Your buyers agent needs to assist you guide you for research

Against professional code of ethics for any Realtor to render an opinion

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Tue Feb 28, 2017
Andrea Brooks answered:
In the vast majority of cases, builders work closely with Realtors and their pricing will incorporate commissions. The big question is how do you know if you're really getting a discount if you bypass the Realtor?

Having worked with new construction we are familiar with pricing for many custom and spec builders. We can also access sales history to see what similar homes in comparable areas are selling for. We then negotiate with a builder just as we would when working with an ordinary home seller to get you the best possible price.

That being said, the benefits of representation go well beyond price. Builders are taking care of themselves in a transaction - don't you deserve the same benfit?
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Mon May 12, 2014
Patrick Jackson answered:
Pulte is a good builder. They are a national builder and have a long history in the area for building reasonably priced homes. Pulte bought Centex Homes a while back. Drees and Darling homes have also built in Waterford Parks. You will find that Pulte homes appear comparable on the surface, but won't have the detailing or level of finish out that these other builders include. This does not mean that Pulte is a lesser builder, just a different level.

A good agent can point out the differences, negotiate the best price for you with any builder, and provide referrals to inspectors and other vendors to help assure you of a smooth transaction. Builders pay our commission and respect REALTORS because we represent more than one transaction to them.

Patrick Jackson
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