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Tue May 14, 2013
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Yes, and the first thing I would reccomend to you is that you utilize the services of a mortgage lender who has extensive experience in this type of loan. It's really essential that they have both contacts in the FHA as well as local builders/inspectors to ensure that you don't run afoul of government bureaucracy.

Contact me for the name of one of the best. We would be delighted to help you in your search and transaction.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
512-799-3239
austin_realtor@earthlink.net
www.austinonlinehomes.com
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
Jeffrey Schnabel, Broker, Austin, TX
Hi Kezzalynch,

If you don't have any pets, and it's just short term, consider acting as a house manager. You get the benefit of really low rent, often times the home is already furnished, but you do have to put up with the home being shown to prospective buyers. That is, the home is for sale, staged by a third party, who also puts home managers in the homes to make them looked lived in. Besides the inconvenience of having to show the home, you also have to keep it relatively spotless.

If that doesn't float your boat, consider hooking up with a short term rental property, but be prepared to pay hotel rates (pretty expensive). Try HomeAway.com for some good options.

Or you might find an extended stay contract at a downtown hotel, or near downtown hotel, might also have side benefits, but be of similar cost. You get made service, but the space would be pretty limited compared to a house rental.

What would help is knowing the size of the space you're looking for.

Jeffrey
512-913-7480
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Marco Bolado answered:
Please call or email me with more details.

Thanks!

Marco Bolado
210-549-5777
marco@entrustequityfunding.com
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
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Tue May 21, 2013
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Victor, the only way to answer that question is to say "it depends." It depends on what is available on the market that fits your needs, vs what you would want to build and who you chose for your builder. The range of $/per square foot price depends on the following: Builder you choose, what their "basic" charges are and upgrades you must have in the home, over and above what they present to you in their basic plans.

I have quite a bit of experience with many builders in the area, and would love to help you make the kind of informed decisions you appear to be contemplating.

Please contact me to discuss all your options, and let's see what is best for you and your lady friend.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
512-799-3239
austin_realtor@earthlink.net
www.austinonlinehomes.com
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
Is there no way to convince them to do a deed-in-lieu? It would be much less expensive and much more timely. Fees can range dramatically but make sure your attorney helps you follow the letter of the law when foreclosing or you may be on the losing side of the equation big time.

As distasteful as it sounds, it is often less expensive to pay the borrower to deed the home back to you and avoid the time, energy and risks involved in foreclosing.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Alan May answered:
You can pitch the idea to any agent you like, and if they're agreeable.. then yes, you can have your decreasing commission.
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Bill Austin answered:
Crigsby,
Yes to some degree. Right now there I a shbortage of homes and builders are not making the discounts people think thbey should get or have a friend tell them about from months or years past. I'd be happy to assist you as your Realtor.
Bill
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Ernie Hatton answered:
Upstairs. Between bedrooms and across from loft/ living space. Enclosed with a high end finish out.
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Think of Trulia as an Internet Magazine; displaying pictures and figures of houses for rent and for sale:
Trulia is not a Real Estate Office, they employ no Realtors nor Brokers.

If you want to Buy or Rent a house, you need to contact an Agent in that city to represent you.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
John Crowe answered:
Try Jay Corder. Creative guy, excellent resource.
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
No professional can render any opinion UNLESS entire agreement is reviewed.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
Multimillion Dollar Sales Producer
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com

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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
Mandujano,
It is impossible to predict the future of home prices. In Austin however there is a shortage of homes right now. I see no reason to think the home values will drop. New homes have great advantages over older homes. The energy efficiency alone can make them a good value. I just advised and helped my daughter put a contract on a new build home.

I'd be happy to assist you too. As you agent I work for you but the seller pays my fees. Free is a pretty good price for professional guidance. The "sales associate" or "sellers agent" works in the interest of the seller NOT YOU. Their job is to get the seller the most money out of you as they can, that's all. No matter how nice they are and how big they smile at you.
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
David Drayer answered:
I think you're asking where are some more Liberal areas of Austin. You should consider the S. Congress area or 78704 zip or almost anywhere south of the River.
Cheers!
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
Kristn,
Finding a home that you feel safe in is important. Visit the Austin Police department website for statistics. I'd be happy to help you find a great home that meets your criteria and price. Overall Austin is a great place to live.
Bill 512-709-6343
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Anna Culina answered:
Melissa,

If you'd like information about crime in a certain area, you can check out this site http://spotcrime.com. If you'd like to get detailed information on schools, this the best site http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2011/index.html. I'd be more than happy to give you more information.

Anna Culina
REALTOR®
512.266.9022
www.AustinLakeHomeProperty.com
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Sal Zuniga answered:
Hello Melissa,

Congratulations on your move to the great city of Austin! Central Austin is a great place to live with it's rich architectural history, great schools and the best Austin has to offer just minutes away. I have helped several clients find their dream homes in this part of town and I know the area well. I think that what you are looking for and with your budget, you should have several options. I would love the oportunity to help you and your family make the move to Austin as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Please call me or email me with your information so I can set you up on a free market watch which will allow you to see everything that is available.

Sal Zuniga
Realtor
512-698-4800
Szuniga@gretx.com
AustinHouseReport.com/SalZuniga
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Perry Henderson answered:
Kevin Cottrell from REMAX Skyline knows that area better than anyone I know.

Tel: (512) 522-8470
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Julian Drakeford 5127515996 answered:
Hi Stacey,
Lake Travis or Eanes ISD are the best. in Austin ISD some good and not so good. SW Austin is good. Leander ISD is good so Cedar Park/ Leander might be a good fit. I'm happy to help. ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Bill Wilson & Rise' Johns answered:
Hands down is Trulucks on 183 near the Arboretum
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