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General Area in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Cindy Crawford answered:
Hi Mary,
Check out this sight for school reports, It is very informative:
If I can be of any help in finding the perfect home, please contact me.

Cindy Crawford, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty-Lake Travis
(512)522-5002 phone
(512)410-3458 Fax
1921 Lohman's Crossing #100
Austin, TX 78734
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Sat Jul 10, 2010
Laura Mcmillan answered:
Hello, Movingsoon!

Tree-lined streets are certainly something most of us love to live on! And I would recommend Central Austin. This area can be pricey -- certainly exceeding your desired range but with a little effort, there are homes to be found. Looking at the picture you provided through the flickr link, this area is a mirror image. The Arboretum area offers a wonderful selection of shops (not a strip mall) and The Domain might actually make someone salivate -- check out Gold Class Cinemas. Both are minutes away from Mo-Pac (Hwy 1). And lastly Hill Country Galleria is in the opposite direction in Bee Caves, 25 minutes away and offer an outdoor amphitheatre during the summer months.

I have been licensed for ten years and Austin is a wonderful place to raise a family. I am more than happy to forward you school information and anything else you may be interested in. If you wish, please forward me an email to and I could create you a list of homes fine-tuned to your wants and desires to view at your leisure. Another thing - I am surrounded by a team of people who can make your relocation from California very smooth:
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Mon Jun 21, 2010
Perry Henderson answered:
Mon Nov 24, 2014
John Watts answered:

I recommend you make a home search visit to the Austin metro area touring several areas of the city. At this point you want to familarize yourself with the area based on your needs and desires. In addition, you need to visit with a lender to get preapproved for a home. I would be happy to assist you in touring the area and helping you find a lender if you do not already have a lender. Finally, if you contact me, I will provide with a relocation package that will provide you with information about the Austin metro area. Refer to my web site for my contact information. ... more
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Brandon Faught answered:
Will you be attending UT, ACC, St Ed's or another local institution? The UT area is a great area for students of all kinds. There is something there for everyone. Lots of art, tons of music. The Downtown area is great for that lifestyle as well. Will you be buying a home or leasing? If you call me directly or emai I can tell you all you want to know.

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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Tim Thornton answered:
It may depend on which side of Avery Ranch. There are two sides that report to 2 different school districts. Send me an email: I can look up the houses that you want to see and let you know. Tim ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
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Richard, it seemed to be well funded when I attended the developer's presentation in the spring.

Mary Strickler
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Mon Sep 7, 2009
Anne Edwards Johnson answered:
This requires legal attention -- email Terry Belt at -- great guy and will answer your question without charge and offer guidance. Best of luck to you and I am sorry about your brother:( ... more
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
Adrian Lufschanowski answered:
Here is a home I have listed maybe 3 minutes from Crystal Falls golf course
Please let me know if you have any interest in viewing the property
Best of luck
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
April - August many home owners place their properties on market for sale, majority of time when families are searching to move.

Have you considered stopping by an interviewing residence who reside there?

Crime you can check PD website.

National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Mortgage Loan Officer, Credit Repair Lecturer
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
George Kiefer answered:
11102 Champions, Austin TX, 78747. Only $259,900. Home conveys with full golf and country club membership.
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Sat Jul 10, 2010
Tommy Burris answered:
'Salt Lick' in Round Rock
A few miles East of I35 on Hwy 79

Should be near the Round Rock Express baseball stadium.

Good stuff
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Tue Apr 28, 2009
Clauditx31 answered:
its very hard....the hardest part is knowing whom to contact at the bank..even if you already know a certain note is in default.

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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Julie,
That is the tip of the iceberg. You will spend about $1500 or more on education, then there is a fee to take the test, there are fees to join the Nationa Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors then there are fees to have a Supra key (what gets you into the listings), and seperate fees for the MLS for listings and for leases, then you spend money on business cards, letterhead, signs, and promotional items, the Broker that holds your license will take a percentage of everything you sell and may or may not charge transaction fees and desk or phone fees. Then you need to spend a couple thousand on a website so that clients can find you. I spent about $20,000 last year on my business.

Then as a new agent you may or may not sell anything for the first 3-12 months. I would say you need to have saved a minimum of 6-12 months of income before you think about this business. I have seen many agents try real estate thinking it is quick and easy money, but it is not. Right now there are many Realtors leaving the business as the number of transactions has gone down from last year. I suggest you proceed with caution. If your serious about becoming a Realtor call me and I will get you a meeting with my Broker. I wish you the best of luck!
Betina Foreman
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
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Wed Mar 25, 2009
Richard Haenke answered:

Congratulations on your decision to move to Central Texas! You have narrowed your choices to 2 great towns that each have a tremedous amount to offer in all areas.

You will find many similarities to both Round Rock and Cedar Park. Probably one of the biggest differences is the fact that they are in different school districts. RR is in RR Independent School District and Cedar Park is in Leander Independent School District. Both are outstanding and have been growing over the last several years. Both are great for resale which something that we are all concerned about.

Outside of the schools, you will find an abundance of activities, community offerings, access to transportation, healthcare, retail, etc... in each location. The one feature that CP has over RR is that they are apart of the Lite Rail Plain with Capital Metro Transportation. This is a new, yet to be opened (soon) feature in the greater Austin area. We are all very excited to see it arrive.

If you like to be outdoors, there are great offerings in both RR and CP. CP has the Brushy Creek Trail system with several miles of walking, hiking, running paths through the country - very cool. RR also has a lot of parks, outdoor places and also bills itself as the outdoor capital!

Each town has an abundance of affordable homes in a range of styles - single story, multistory and multi-unit - condos.

I am from Michigan - a neighbor to the North and absolutely love it here!!!!!

Hope this helps.

Ritch Haenke, Realtor
Coldwell Banker United
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
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Tue Jan 6, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Your best bet is to meet with a local and trusted mortgage company, try and avoid internet lenders. They will be able to provide you with a list of potential programs in your area that may suit your needs. Most of the programs are requiring you to sign personally however there are programs that will allow the llc to sign without recourse if teh credit and finacials are in order. good luck with your search. ... more
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Thu Dec 11, 2008
Jeff Kessler answered:
Hi Christopher,
What type of loft are you looking for? Do you want a one or two story? What price range are you interested in looking at. I can set you up to search through my website
Let me know if I can help.
Your e-mail doesn't seem to work.
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