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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Ashley Bynum answered:
The summer months are usually the best for home sales. In the current market in Austin homes have multiple offers the first few days on the market.
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Perry Henderson answered:
Mon Jun 4, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
If you GOOGLE;
"texas first time buyer"
you will find a wealth of information

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
1st Zero-Emissions Realtor answered:
look at the local tax rate and multiply it by the sales price.
Email.me.direct for the rate and ill look it up for you.
Shawn@shawnmon.com
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Fri May 18, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Best to confer to a title company they would be experts with these answers

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Tue Feb 25, 2014
Bruce Lynn answered:
My thought is you will have to pay off the judgement first.

You'll want to check directly with your lender first.
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Thu May 17, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Typically NO for fact lien holder of the judgement MIGHT be able to lien your home

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Fri May 18, 2012
vivianne dordea answered:
Hello, Dunya,

That is a very nice condo. The property tax is just under $6400, but that is without exemptions. If you buy any property in TX, as a homeowner you will get the homestead exemption, which will lower your property tax by a few hudred $$.

Are you planning to relocate to Austin? I would like to help you with your relocation and can send you any kind of information you need , whether it's property taxes, schools, neighborhoods, etc.

Please let me know if I can assist in any way.

Vivianne Dordea, Realtor
Sierra Homes REalt
vdordea@austin.rr.com
512-970-8814
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Tue May 8, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
It should say in the per diem section of your contract if it includes non business days which would be weekends.
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
George Kountoupis answered:
Most of those houses are not available now. If you're searching for property, MLS is the only accurate resource. Trulia doesn't update there database real time...in fact, it's not even updated daily or weekly.

Your best bet is to get a REALTOR to set you up with a client gateway into MLS. I'd be more than happy to help. Just call me if you're interested.

George Kountoupis
512 574-9100
www.georgekrealtor.com
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Bill Austin answered:
Isa,
It can be a god idea. Location is critical. 3 years is a short time line. Contact me directly for specific consultation.
Bill
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Sat Jul 30, 2016
vivianne dordea answered:
Yes, Elaine, you can purchase a home. Do you reside in the USA? Do you work here? Do you have a green card or a work/student visa? I am asking because in order to get a loan, you need to have work and credit history. If you paid cash, that wouldn't be an issue, but if you need a mortgage, you need to have established credit and income in the United States.

I'd be happy to answer more questions you probably have and see if I can help you buy a home.
Contact me by email or phone.

Vivianne Dordea, Realtor
Sierra Homes Realty
vdordea@austin.rr.com
512-970-8814
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Sun May 6, 2012
Steven Nusinow answered:
Hi Earl,

Short sales can provide a great opportunity, but the require a great deal of patience. And, even if with patience, the deal can fall apart.

Since this is an investment property, you are definitely in the right position to try and work a short sale deal.

I would be happy to discuss the process with you in further detail. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Thanks,

Steve Nusinow
(512)922-7588
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
Great question. Sorry for the trouble. This is indeed a strange situation.

I would be in touch immediately with the realtor, builder, and project manager.

Check your contract as to what their obligations are and what your rights are. You can also review this with the builder's rep and your realtor, maybe with all of them at the same time. Call both, tell them you want to schedule a meeting and request that the project manager also be there. Tell them up front you want to discuss completion deadlines. Take notes while you are in the meeting.

Discuss your concerns. In some ways you don't want to push your luck too far and have them rush the finish, but then again you expect them to meet their deadlines. Tell them about your expenses and ask that they discount the purchase price. They probably don't have to, but might in good faith.

In most cases for most builders I would think 6months is a very comfortable timeframe from start to finish, but of course depends on quality and lots of other factors....7months...that's a long time...unless you are in a highrise that had not broken ground when you purchased. Something seems a little off here, but of course, being very much on the outside of the whole deal we don't know all the details.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Sherry Stark answered:
Hi Joan, If you could give me the property address, I will look this information up for you.

Regards,
Sherry Stark, OPR-Realtor
512-965-1233
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Check with a lawyer. I'm not one, so this isn't legal advice. However, I suspect the answer is "no." Not unless the deed specified it. They could as easily be joint tenants.

Again, you'll need your deed. How does it present the relationship? ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Phil Rotondo answered:
An MCC is a IRS-approved tax credit, which reduces their federal income taxes owed as long as they keep the loan and continuously occupy the home as their principal residence. The tax credit helps the homebuyer increase their disposable income and therfore more comfortably afford their monthly house payments. The maximum amount of the MCC tax credit equals 20 percent of the annual mortgage interest paid on the homebuyer's first mortgage loan. ... more
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Scott Sutherland answered:
Membership in the Barton Hills HOA is voluntary. Dues are $10 per year. More information can be found at the following address.

http://bartonhills.org/about/membership/
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Dave & Linda Baird answered:
unfortunately you cannot apply retroactively for the mcc program
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
George Kountoupis answered:
Austin has a lot of great areas. Anything in Central Austin is great, but also comes at a premium. There are plenty of great areas other than just Central Austin. I would love to help you. Please call me if you have any other questions or would like to look at any property in Austin!

George Kountoupis
512 574 9100
gkountoupis@gmail.com
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