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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Pat O'Reilly answered:
I would be happy to send you information but I need more data to answer. There are several great areas in Irving in the 150 to 165 range. Call me at 214-289-6176 or email me at Thanks ... more
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Is it a total teardown? if so, you should sell for land value. If not, what is the extent of the damage and can it be repaired? I'll be happy to discuss with you your options.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Jerry Holcomb answered:
As a Mortgage Banker I do have options for you.
Give me a call 214-680-4060 or e-mail
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Fri Mar 12, 2010
Irina LaMar answered:
Dear Kaku:

The sellers who really need to sell (relocating, downsizing, retiring, etc.) are selling now. If there is a real need for you to sell then go ahead. Otherwise, it might be better to wait. ... more
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Sat May 15, 2010
Michael Russell answered:
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
Kim Nwachukwu answered:
There are currently no built homes on the market on Seva Ct (Seniors Addition)- but if you will call me at 214-695-3015 I can get you in touch with the developer. Kim Nwachukwu, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS Hope to hear from you soon. ... more
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Tue Nov 10, 2009
Kim Nwachukwu answered:
Yes and I would be happy to provide a list for you. I may be reached at 214-695-3015 or at While there are not a large number, there are some. Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Kim with Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
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Fri Oct 23, 2009
Kathleen Hagler answered:
Shirley, Your best avenue of remedy is to contact a Real Estate Attorney. They can help you the right way legally.
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Tue Dec 29, 2009
Tommy Burris answered:
Yes, it is a must.

Builders like to make the buyer pay for these policies when they can get away with it although it is normal and customary for the seller to pay for it in Texas.

Do you have a realtor? Does the purchase agreement say who pays for this?
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Michael Russell answered:
Hi Chris, Between $1,500-$1,600 in coppell. These are 2005 year builds. In las colinas you have the older 70's build townhomes that rent cheaper. Las colinas and valley ranch have definitely had some high quality builds going up for well over $100 sq.f.t If you're looking to maximize upside I would recommend an 80's build single family in coppell at the right price of course. Look me up, I'm the servant. best of luck ... more
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Wed Dec 2, 2009
John Romeo answered:
Emerald Valley is an example of fairly new and brand new townhouse priced at at $110 per foot. This is a very convenient location for commuters, close to all sorts of shopping and also great schools. The rental should run about $.85 per sq st., a townhome with 2000 sq.ft. would be $1650 or so a month.
John Romeo Re/Max Las Colinas 214-223-8775
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
RJ Avery answered:
optinon basically means that they buyer in basically doing inspections and still can back out and receive earnest money. at the under contract or pending contract phase, basically all options periods have ended and the contract is waiting to close. if the sell is cancelled at this point it has to be mutually agreed upon or someone will be in violation of the contract

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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Nunzio Zappola answered:
Did you make and offer or sign a contract , What's Pending ?
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Michele Flory answered:
We stage every home that we list!

As a homeowner, you decorate to fit your lifestyle. As a home seller, you must decorate/stage to appeal to the lifestyle of a potential buyer. This includes arranging furniture and/or de-cluttering to maximize the open feeling of a room. For a potential buyer, they must be able to visualize themselves in your home; this is difficult with a wall of your family photos.

It is our experience that staged homes sell quicker and at a higher price per sqaure foot!
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
You'll probably be in the $130-150/sqft range in Riverside Village. Of course that depends on the upgrades, size, lot size, location, etc that you get too. You can spend more and perhaps less. You'll probably do better on a house that is built and someone didn't close, than attempting to negotiate a new build. The builders did pretty well in La Villita. The location itself is decent, but I'm not the biggest fan of the lot layout and all the big powerlines around it. They also seem to be building some pretty big houses on small lots which may give the neighborhood a funny feel. Time will tell. The problem is if you want new construction, there's not much to choose from. University Park may be an option...there's still a few new builds in La Villita.
My advice is always use a realtor to help you negotiate with builders. The builders pay us to represent you and fight in your corner. We haven't seen so many questions about problems with builders lately, but for a long time on this forum we saw problem after problem after problem of one time buyers. There may be some other options around depending on what you want to pay and what you want. Resales may also offer a better value...even after just 1-2-3 years old.
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

Agents that do open houses regularly will tell you that open houses are definitly beneficial. Selling a home is all about Price and visibility and a open house promotes visibility.

Experienced agents will take a copy of purchase contract with them to all open houses because they know there is potential to use it.

Open houses should be a part of every seller's marketing plan.
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
FYI based on MLS posted sales:
SOLD 105 homes past 6 months
NOTE: most likely these pending contracts will close within next 30 days

Add those 2 figures
148 homes would have sold since 2.09

If I can offer assistance please contact my office

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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Bruce Lynn answered:
None of us can predict the future, but remember it costs you 8-9% to sell, so you need to be in it long enough for it to appreciate that much. My normal advice now in Irving is I want to hear that you will be here 4-5 years and not too. My suggest would be to rent.

Very tough to guess at appreciation, but townhomes in Irving have pretty much been flat the past few years.

Remember tax values have nothing to do with market values. This is a good example. Market value below tax value is not an indicator of a "good deal".

Bruce Lynn
Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Pat O'Reilly answered:
Financing could take 30 to 45 days. Some lenders can do it in less that 30 days. If you go with a bank, Wells Fargo or Bank Of America, it will be on the 45 day side. It is not hard to buy an REO property but entails more paperwork. This is a great time to buy. ... more
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Mon May 25, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Comp's are based on past 6 months homes sold on market "like properties' given / specific area. Usually homes closest to date of appraisal used over other homes sold further away from current date.

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