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Katy : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Shama Sheikh answered:
The county will charge you the property tax according to the appraised value of the house and not the purchase/market value.
However, you can protest your property taxes. Also if you plan to make this home your primary residence, then you are eligible for the homestead exemption.

Please feel free to contact me for further details.

Thank you
Shama Sheikh
New Legend Realty, LLC
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Kyle Roesler answered:
If you do pay be sure to let the title company know. for they can expect a lower payoff. I would make the payment because if the closing does not happen on time you might get a late penalty. ... more
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Fri Jun 24, 2011
Jennifer Luftop answered:
Nike, I see that you haven't had an answer to this question yet. I would check with a local apartment finding service. They should not ask you for a fee or charge you in any way. They do the leg work and show you apartments that meet your price criteria as well as other things that you would need to know. If your children are school-aged, you will want to make sure that they will attend a school that meets your standards. Also, proximity may be a necessity if you don't have a car since there is no public transportation in Katy. Good luck! ... more
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Mon May 14, 2012
James Ward answered:
This offers more privacy to the family with the LR and Den in the rear. If there is a pool - it allows you to possibly watch the rear yard if you have children
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Fri Apr 29, 2011
Kyle Roesler answered:
Please send me your email and I will be glad to send them to you. Include your address for a more accurate quote.

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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Brian Rayl answered:
Hi Enrique,

I'm sorry you have not received a response to your question yet. Unfortunately, I am in the Dallas, Texas area and do not have access to the Houston MLS database so I cannot answer the question for you.

What I can do if you would like is to get you in touch with an agent who specializes in your area. They will be able to give you the information that you need and then list your home and hopefully get it sold for you quickly.

There are a few questions that I would have to get you to answer for me before I can set you up with the perfect agent. Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email with your phone number so that we can get the process started. It is possible to get your home listed by Monday if I can hear from you early Friday.

It's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
Keller Williams Elite - Dallas Park Cities
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Thu May 8, 2014
Larry Stovall answered:
It will vary by subdivision. Let me know your subdivision and I can tell you the range and
the average price/sf.

Larry Stovall
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Wed May 11, 2011
Vickey Wachtel answered:
Dear Info Seeker

The big difference between the Woodlands and Katy is that The Woodlands has trees and rolling hills where as Katy was once rice fields so the land is pretty flat. The Woodlands is a bit farther from down town Houston than Katy so drive time is affected. Both have great shopping and restaurants as well as social activities for the family.
As for the questions you have asked about crime, schools, gangs and enviroment those are questions you will have to do your home work to find out. Realtors are not allowed by law to answer such questions that would be considered steering. Most of the answers are available on line.

I would suggest long visits to both area's before making up your mind, rent a suite and live in the area for a couple of weeks if you can, drive around the neighborhoods. Check out all the stats then go with what feels right to you.

If you need assistance in either area give me a call, I would be happy to show you around.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Shehnaz Bidiwala answered:
It all depends what you are looking for, what area and how soon you need to move. I have gotten some really good deals from my builders recently, since I do specialize in new home sales. More homes I sell, better discount I am able to get from my builders to help my buyers. So I do have leverage. Please, feel free to call me on my cell at 832-563-2709 if you need further assistsnce. ... more
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Laura Feghali answered:
Your friend would have to check the loan documents or contact her lender to determine if her loan is assumable in order for you to take over the payments.
Another option for you would be to contact a mortgage broker to find out your eligibility to see what amount you would qualify for your own loan to purchase the home from her.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
Are you approved by a lender? If not that is 1st step work with any agent

Recommend have a Realtor interview fact find more details to assist
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
That sounds about right. I have found by doing the numbers that it takes 4-5 years to recoup the money spent to refinance.
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Amber Carrillo answered:
Hi Househuntingmommy!
You can find everything you are looking for in Cinco Ranch. It's a great master planned community with easy access to I-10 and Westpark Tollway. Hope that helps. Happy home hunting!

Amber Carrillo, Broker/Owner
It Homes
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Mike Luzzo answered:
Hi Rushkhan

Call your county tax appraiser’s office, they can help.
Good luck!
Thank you
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Mike Luzzo
Charles Rutenberg Realty
933 Lee Road, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32810
Office: (407) 622-2122
Cell: (407) 222-4545
Fax: 407-442-0615
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Sun May 8, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Tax reduction you need to consult with county office. Realtors are not involved with this
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
If you don't receive an answer here via your post Google search for Realtor who specialize in this service
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Mon Feb 21, 2011
Kim Johnson answered:
I list foreclosures west of town and every company that have worked with on trash out was either contracted thru field asset services or bank of america's field services except for one. I would start there and find out what it takes to become one of their contractors. ... more
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Thu Aug 18, 2011
Don Groff answered:
Hello Hank,

That is not the question you want to ask. Here is the reason why. Homes that sell below an asking price are typically overpriced to begin with. If you price your home correctly it can even sell for full value or more if you attract multiple buyers. I recommend to find a trusted Realtor in your area and find out where you need to price your home. Make sure it is super clean and shows as good as possible and price it within the competition and it will sell.

People can price their homes at whatever price they want. Unfortunately it's the market, not the seller or the agent that sets the true price of the home. I will even drive my clients out to visit the competition to help them get a better idea of where they should be priced. I suggest you ask your Realtor to do the same as it may really help you.

Because you in a position where you need to sell quickly you need to be especially careful to price and show the home in the best possible way from the start. The funny thing is this is always the best way to sell your home fast and for top dollar... and only about 20% of listings are priced this way. Now in an appreciating market it's a different story... in that case it could make sense to price ahead of the market if you have time and there are a lot of buyers. Don't make that mistake in this market.

Good luck for a quick and profitable sale.

Don Groff
REALTOR | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
Yes, you will pay a pro-rated amount of principal, interest, taxes and insurance for the month in which you close (plus water, sewer, HOA if you have one, etc. ) For example, if you�39;re closing on the 15th of the pay for 15 days or 14 in some states). Your title company should be able to give you an estimate of your closing costs. ... more
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