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Wed May 29, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there,

You can get started with your hunt here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/78108_zip/Cibolo,TX/x_map/

ALI, COMMUNITY MANAGER
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Wed May 29, 2013
Deborah Miller answered:
Hey Rey, If you will contact me I will speak to a couple of lenders I know who have a national presence for their peer counter parts that can handle USDA and less than the traditional in loans, I am in NC but certainly willing to help if you do not find someone local who has solved this for you.

Deborah Miller, Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker - Advantage
919-491-2826
DMiller.ColdwellBanker@gmail.com
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Best,
Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jason Cryer answered:
Jenn, There are lots of ways to go about renting a home in the area. the best is to go with a realtor who is familiar with the area and has access to MLS. the one thing to note is that homes for rent move FAST in that area so you have to be ready to sign and deliver once you start your search! I would be more than happy to help with your needs as I am very familiar with the area!
Jason Cryer
Get A Move On
210-587-5947
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Dasoret,
Chapter 7 only happens when someone gets over their head in debt. The reasons can vary from health issue, loss of job, failure of a business or divorce, but the one landlords fear is someone who just isn't responsible. Yes, you have no debts, but your previous creditors didn't get paid. It may not be your fault, but no one wants to line up to be the next one who doesn't get paid.
If you want to improve your chances, write a letter explaining what happened and that you have learned from your mistakes. If you truly have, you can recover and eventually get credit again, if not you may end up in BK again in 10 years.
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Wed May 29, 2013
Brad Marschall answered:
If I can be of any assistance, please contact me 210-421-0683. I am Realtor and actually live in that exact area so I am very familiar with the area. I would be glad to assist you in finding a home. Hope to talk with you soon. ... more
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Brad Marschall answered:
The house currently has a contract on it. Please contact me if I can be of any further assistance. 210-421-0683
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

That is so exciting! Congrats on the move. You can check out a directory of agents right here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/San_Antonio_TX---33044

Good luck,
Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jeanna Martinez answered:
There are currently 20 homes for sale in that particular subdivision, 6 of them are single story. If you would like me to send you the homes that are on the market in that area or in any other areas around Schertz, Cibolo, or San Antonio please feel free to email me a description of what you are looking for (size, bedrooms, bathrooms, price, etc.). My email address is jeannamartinez@gmail.com and my cell number is 210-833-2268. ... more
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jeanna Martinez answered:
I am happy to help you find a rental. If you will email me I can run a search for homes that meet your criteria and send you what I find. Feel free to call me as well! 210-833-2268, jeannamartinez@gmail.com ... more
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
tjbpalmer answered:
footnote...I'm looking at 3br, 2.5bath, +2000sf homes for 2 adults/2kids. On the high end of my home search I'm finding +5yrs houses w/no energy saving features asking $210-250K. On the low end, 2011-2012 new construction from $190-210K with many energy efficiency features. Why pay to install in old homes when I get more & for less, in newer homes? ... more
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
Brenda Mullen answered:
Hi Thomas,

Why do you think there is such a sharp decline in the median home prices in Cibolo? In some areas there has possibly been a slight drop but nothing that would scream sharp decline to me. Home prices have been pretty steady for the most part in Cibolo and surrounding areas for the past few months with some neighborhoods doing better than others which is the norm.

Anyway, since it looks as though you are a home buyer, whenever you decide on the home you want to buy, have your Realtor® do a comparative market analysis of the area so that you will have a general idea of how to place your offer.

Good luck and if I can help you at all, please feel free to give me a call or send an e-mail.

Brenda Mullen
Realtor®, ABR
Keller Williams Realty
210-807-0819
brenda.mullen@sbcglobal.net
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Nanci Zimmerman answered:
Perhaps you should contact a real estate agent familiar with the area to place the property in the MLS .
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Mike Smith answered:
Cibolo- New Braunfels is a larger area than you think! I can give you an average range for properties.
Currently the least end of the range on average is 89 days the high end of the average is 120 days.
if you are interested in selling I can help contact me for an appointment call me at 830-708-3007.
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Mon Apr 12, 2010
Doc & Ellen Stephens answered:
Before you ruin your Credit reputation and get yourself into a mess, you should confer with a REALTOR® who is well-versed in Loan Modifications and Short Sales. Letting it go could mean you will not be able to buy another home for 5 years or more.

Most banks will negotiate with you. They DON'T want your house - they have plenty already! If your financial condition is not currently sustainable, most of the time they will either modify the terms of your loan or allow you to sell it for less than the amount owed on the home. That's called a Short Sale. It has top be done proactively and properly to avoid any continuing liability after the deal closes.

Cibolo is a hot-area for home sales right now due to the large influx of new folks at Ft. Sam Houston. If you would like to talk about your individual situation, I would be happy to visit with you without obligation.

Best regards,

Doc Stephens, REALTOR®,
CDRS - Certified Default Resolution Specialist
Keller Williams Realty
(210) 696-9996, ext. 409
docs@kw.com
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Frank Bailey answered:
Hello Tony,

It's common for the short sale to pop up on the foreclosure list as most of the times the foreclosure resources and the short sale resources are in separate areas. The listing agent should be made aware and then they will in turn contact the bank to get it extended out. I hope this helps and good luck. ... more
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Thu Dec 24, 2009
Tommy Xintaris answered:
I'd say you'd have a VERY good chance. You'll get thrown in the shuffle of sorts (short sales are just like that), but nobody would complain at a full price offer.
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Fri Dec 11, 2009
Guy Gimenez answered:
You wouldn't buy a car without determining the value and you won't want to buy a house without doing the same. Consider the following:

1. What the house previously sold for should have no bearing in what you offer. That is the banks problem, not yours.

2. You should seek information on the actual market value. Interview some buyer agents since it won't cost you anything and you may even be able to get a rebate from the buyer agent's commission. Look for agents who hold at least a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. You should seek a buyer agent who has done lots of short sales, and make them prove it with hard data.

3. Remember this. If you want to buy the home more than the bank wants to sell, you will likely pay more than you have to. If you want the home regardless, offer full price, but only after you're sure the asking price is a good value.

4. Short sales are different animals. They're time consuming, convoluted and often stressful for all parties...mainly due to communication between the bank / agent. If you're looking to move quickly, a short sale is not the route to take. It is not uncommon to take months after your offer is submitted to find out that your offer was not accepted and another offer was. Fair? No. But it is reality in many situations.

A competent buyer's agent can be a great resource for you if you're able to find the right one.
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Fri Dec 25, 2009
Chris Mabry SRS,e-PRO answered:
Hello Meg,
I looked at the pictures of your home and it looks clean and well staged. I can't really offer any other feedback on how your home "shows." I would say that pricing is the single most important thing to consider when selling a home in this market. Do you feel as though your home is priced competitively? Speak to your listing agent about your concerns. Are you having regular showings? Have you made any price reductions? What feedback is being offered by buyers looking at your home? I understand your frustration. Try to stick in there and stay positive. The slow market is hard on a lot of people. Take a close look at your price and marketing strategy and see if there are some areas that need more consideration. Good luck! ... more
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