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Sat Nov 17, 2012
Al Geffon answered:
According to the Seller's Disclosure and most recent FEMA flood map, the property is not located in a flood zone. Of course, this is Houston, and anything is possible. The seller states in the disclosure that the unit has never flooded. The MLS number for the listing is 13536472. You can find more information about the home at www.har.com. If you'd like to pursue the matter further, I'd be happy to show you the unit. Please contact me, so that we may begin. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards ...

Al Geffon
(713) 213-6350
al@algeffon.com
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Steven Stoneburner answered:
Be careful in Texas we have community property and if it was their homestaed even though she is not on the note she should be on the Deed, the seller has to sign a form about martial status and if he is married and says he is not he has committed FRAUD. Make sure you close at a repatible Title Company ... more
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Natalie Bailey answered:
Absolutely we can find something that meets all your needs . Call me today and I will be glad to help!
Natalie Bailey
832-493-1239
Weichert Realtors
Wayne Murray Properties
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Paul Silverman answered:
That is a somewhat loaded question. For the few exceptions that don't apply, they should
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Paul Silverman answered:
It is always better to pay cash. There are so many fees you will save by doing this, less speedbumps that you could hit and a much easier closing. Let me know if I can help you in your search. ... more
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Eva J Lee answered:
Pearland and Friendswood are wonderful family communities with good schools.
Also, your Real Estate dollars will buy nice properties at reasonable prices.
Contact me if I can answer questions for you.
Best Wishes in your search.
eva
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Lance Loken answered:
For $65k? That is unrealistic. You cannot have all that you are looking for in that price point.
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Persis Behramsha answered:
Hello, where exactly in Houston are your looking? Are you specific about a certain zip code or schools? Is this for rent or purchase?

Feel free to call or email and I will be happy to help. I need more information in order to search the right homes for you.

Persis
persis.realtor@gmail.com
713-294-7747
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Lance Loken answered:
We recommend talking to a lender that can advise you based on your situation. We work with a lender who can take a look at your financial situation and recommend steps you can take to improve your score. It's not a quick process, but could really save you in the long run.

Message us and we'll put you in touch!

Hope this helps,

The Loken Group
info@TheLokenGroup.com
281- 861- 4624
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
Joy Brown answered:
Are you looking for a home or an apartment? It should not be too hard. I would be happy to help if it is an apartment.

Joy Brown
Smart Katy Locating
281-912-3323
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Al Geffon answered:
AJ ...

Price is affected primarily by condition and location. If the home is in great shape (especially if it's been updated) and in a desirable area, resale won't be affected a bit. I live in a subdivision of homes built in the '60s ... and even I'm surprised at the prices they command. If I can provide any additional information, drop me an e-mail.

Regards ...

Al Geffon
(713) 213-6350
al@algeffon.com
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Mark McNitt answered:
Any type of property in any price range tends to lease well in the Houston market place. A home in that price range could get anything from $2,000-$3500 a month depending on condition, location, etc.

Very hard to give you an exact number because there are too many variables. In general, inside the Houston 610 Loop located properties in Houston lease very well. However, most leases are $1000-$2000 a month. Higher than that are a little less common, but there is still a demand.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi melvinfuqua,

That's a good question! You should work directly with an agent who can 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 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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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Bobbie Wagner Persky answered:
The listing on HAR.com indicates that the monthly maintenance fee is $225. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Al Geffon answered:
Julie ...

Realtors cannot comment on the safety of a given location. This link can help you determine criminal activity by area ...

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/cs/stats2.htm


I know of many great locations. Are you looking to buy or rent? Do you have a budget in mind? Are there any pets? Does anyone in your household smoke?

As you can see, there are several matters we need to discuss. Please call or e-mail me, and we can begin the search for a home that will work for you and your family. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards ...

Al Geffon
(713) 213-6350
al@algeffon.com
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Tommy Burris answered:
Anything you are making payments on.... We do not consider electric bill, ect

Debt to income ratio is a big factor.
Good credit can withstand higher debt ratios to a point....

Apply, it is free ... more
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Heart Realty answered:
I run across this a lot. Make sure to know the area you are buying in well. The finishes and the interior of the home are a second priority to your neighborhood and proximity to work, family, lifestyle, etc.

Other items to consider, Am I prepared to handle repairs not under warranty in an older home? Can I comfortably afford the mortgage? Are there any situations that would force me to sell if I did not want to?

Feel free to call me, I've helped many many first time buyers and I can protect you through the process and make it fun and exciting for you.
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Sun May 22, 2016
Persis Behramsha answered:
Hi Julie, it depends on the type of loan you want to get. Do you have a pre-approval from anyone yet? If you have a conventional loan, typically 20% down is required, however, if you have an FHA loan, then you can put down 3.5%. What you qualify for, will give you options on what you can put down. Start with a good loan officer, they will run some numbers and checks and help you understand how much loan you can get and then you can decide the best option for you. If you are a teacher, veteran..... there are special loans as well.

If you need some loan references, let me know.

Persis
persis.realtor@gmail.com
713-294-7747
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Heart Realty answered:
My good bud Cinco can help with this..

Contact him at cinco@homeusamortgage.com
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Sat Nov 17, 2012
MK Smith answered:
Hi Laura, the best advice I give my Buyers is to request this information from the current homeowners. I usually get this from the List Agent and pass it along before making an offer. If it is for a rental, the property manager is typically eager to find this information out for you. Also, in our area, the power company will share an average power used if you give them the address.
~ MK Smith, Real Estate Broker, Weichert Realty Triangle Homes
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