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Tue Jan 18, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Due to privacy reasons, not sure any agent will post a name on a public forum; you can however check local public records department, ask a neighbor(s), ask any agent offline...
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Linda Lorenzo answered:
No because they do not have any authority except what is specifically listed in the CC&R's. Anything else would be under whatever particular governing body that would apply - i.e. city codes, rules, etc. I was the President of my HOA and we carefully adhered to the rules & regulations as written. If you have a specific example it would be interesting to know what they are attempting. ... more
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to ask your question again and be more specific as to "hospital" information that you are looking for--in the meantime, consider a Google search.
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Wed Nov 17, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
If you have concerns you should hire inspector for those issues.

Scrape pop corn ceilings brings a home fashion forward expensive and time consuming project HOWEVER with all homes in time they need be brought forward same as fashions

Direct Link regards to home staging :
http://www.lynn911.com/Web/AR287090/CustomContent/index/5047510

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Fri Nov 5, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:
What does the listing contract say? You need to consult an attorney. Texas has a 3 day right of rescission, but an attorney would need to advise you as to whether the listing agreement qualifies. Owning a real estate agency myself, if someone wanted out after 24 hoursI would try my best to convince them to let us market their house, but if they really did not want us to I would let him out. It does not pay to have a unhappy client from the start. The link below provides some explanation on the Texas 3 day right of recision.
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/weeklyag/2005/0305contracts.pdf
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
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Wed Sep 29, 2010
Nanci Zimmerman answered:
You should consult a real estate attorney. Contact your local lawyer referral service (agency) to request a free consultation with an attorney.

Best of luck,

Nanci
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Don Groff answered:
Although probably not you have every right to change title companies or escrow officers if that makes you feel more comfortable. I would think the title company would also recommend using another individual as well. ... more
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Tamika Goree answered:
Hi Diane,

Right now is a great time to buy. Most builders are offering great incentives on inventory homes and interest rates are still pretty low. McKinney is ranked #5 by Money Magazine on the " Best Places to Live!" I will be happy to assist you on finding your new home! I can email you a list of available inventory homes in McKinney. As a thank you to my clients, I offer a 20% rebate of my commission that will be credited to you at closing. Again, it's my way of saying, "Thank You!"

Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I look froward to hearing from you soon!

Make it a Blessed Day!

Tamika Turner, Realtor
William Davis Realty
Cell: (972) 697-1178
Fax: (682) 222-1049
Email: Info@NewHomesInDFW.net
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Don Groff answered:
There are are programs via the USDA that allow for 100% if you buying in that area. You can even roll in most or all of your closing costs if the home appraises for enough. Also, many local areas in Texas have programs and grants for the down payment so you can essentially get 100%. You will want to speak with an experienced loan officer or broker in your area who understands those programs and can point you in the right direction.

Good luck to you.
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Against professional code of ethics for Realtors make any comment. UP to the family make that decision the two cities back up to one another not much difference

Both are top rated.

ISD - check their websites

Property taxes check Collin County Tax website

I have a great listing 4 bed 2 1/2 bath with amenity center backs up to elementary school on market for $185K

Direct Link: http://www.lynn911.com/Web/AR287090/CustomContent/index/5032547?IDXSESS=fl6cr0bl63hu81181hoet342u4

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
Patrick Jackson answered:
Hi Carol,

Your HOA and the appraisal district are separate inteties from your mortgage company and they can both file liens on your property and affect your credit rating. However, it sounds like you are approaching the point of foreclosure with the lender. If you are not already represented by a broker, I would like to talk to you about selling your property. If you don't have equity in your property, then I would like to refer you to a Short Sale specialist who can negotiate with your lender and sell your property without the level of damage to your credit that foreclosure will cause.

Patrick Jackson
REALTOR, GRI, ABR, E-Pro
patrickcjackson@gmail.com
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Mon Jun 21, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Before considering any mortgage loans--it's probably in your best to wait until your husband has found employment--however, you may wish to consult with any qualified loan officer, see if you do qualify for a loan and how much-- and have your credit score checked, as their scoring is often different. Currently FHA loans do require a minimum score of 620 and 3.5% down. ... more
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Fri Jun 25, 2010
Andrea Brooks answered:
No, but depending on the terms of the contract, the buyer is not required to purchase and earnest money is refundable. I'd suggest contacting a real estate attorney if there are issues resolving this.

Good luck!

Andrea Brooks
Keller Williams
469-450-1326
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Between the 2, I would pick Plano. Always in high demand. Let me know if you need help identifiying a good investment property.

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
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Sat Jun 26, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
You need to work with a consultant 1st prior purchasing any home. Therefore assist with a business plan PRIOR making huge financial mistakes many 1st time home investors do.

Question is what is your business plan? Can determine which city .

Buyers agent can't make these decisions for a client

If you are all ready a real estate investor the choice should be easy for you.

Are you qualified for a loan? If no you need lender approval in order to work with Agent and submit a sales offer makes a huge difference on how an agent can represent you with your search.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Fri Nov 5, 2010
Pelin Guzel answered:
Hi Yeager,
Unfortunately there is not active available homes for lease in Mckinney Valley Creek Elementary school in MLS.
If you want to see other homes let me know, I will be happy to help you.
You can also search online http://www.dallashomelist.com
Sincerely,
Pelin
http://www.dallashomelist.com
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
There isn't much of a difference. Depending on the type of loan you are doing, you would have to pay closer attention to the condtion of the home. Some lenders may not allow you to take an FHA loan even if most of the work needed is cosmetic.

While looking at the homes, your Realtor can help you determine if it would go through the financing you are considering or not.. Also note that you won't be able to negotiate repairs. They are usually sold as-is.

If you art not working with a Realtor, I'll be happy to help you. Give me a call or drop me an email.

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
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Fri May 14, 2010
Jason Peebles answered:
The contract you had was with the seller and not the Bank in the short sale process, even though the bank needed to approve the actual short sale. The bank can, at any time, move forward with foreclosure. When this happens, it's unfortunate obviously for the seller, but also for those like yourself. Those that have offers in that have been accepted by the seller and are now no longer valid. The bank does not have to notify you personally of the foreclosure. They do have requirements to meet when foreclosing, but to notify all parties, that is not one of them. It is an unfortunate situation, but I would suggest that if you really want the home, but not at the price they are planning on listing it at, then watch the home closely, banks drop their prices often. If nobody else jumps on it when they list it, be prepared with your buyer's agent (I'm hoping you have one, because short sales and foreclosures can be tricky) to immediately submit an offer. I would also suggest that the offer you do submit is a strong one with few to no contingencies. I wish you luck. ... more
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Wed Mar 24, 2010
Ronda Allen answered:
List and sell your home in Princeton first with a Collin County Realtor associated with the Collin County Association of Realtors. Once you have a contract on your home in Princeton, a seller in McKinney will be much more likely to accept your offer. If you're working with a full-time Realtor who is knowledgeable of the McKinney housing market, they can find you a home to buy in one weekend - while your home inspection is happening on the home in Princeton. Then, both contracts can run concurrently and closing dates can be coordinated to allow you to make once move from your old house to your new home. That's what we do.
It's a great time for local buyers to move up, cross, or down to accommodate their life goals. Interest rates are still low, and if we're dealing with local Texas lenders who do their processing and Underwriting in the state of Texas, we can still get you closed within 10-15 days of executing (both parties signing) your McKinney contract.

5 of the top real estate markets in the nation were in Texas in 2009, and we're even stronger in 2010. You're in good shape to start the process whenever you're ready. And, there are plenty of buyers looking to buy in Princeton. The schools have a good reputation and the area has been growing for several years. The home buyer tax credit incentive is still in effect until the end of April, so list sooner rather than later to make your home more attractive for a contract before the end of April and a closing before the end of June.

Have a blessed day!
Ronda
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