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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Patricia McCrite answered:
Austin is a wonderful area. Rivers and lakes close by. Its eclectic. The University of Austin is there and it has a big college feel to the area. Its kind of like San Diego - natural and organic vibe.

San Antonio is more culturally like Tex-Mex vibe. The riverwalk and the Alamo is a big attraction.

Round Rock is cool too. I like it there because the traffic isnt as congested as SA or Austin.

Every place you mentioned has outdoor things to do and you will love it. Texas weather is coastal believe it or not so be prepared for the crazy weather.

Whatever you choose - I hope you love it. Be prepared for great barbeque and funky mexican food. Its not like CA mexican food - its Tex Mex!

On the business side, if you are not working directly with a realtor and wants some information. Contact a local Coldwell Banker Agent and have them sign you up with our relocation service. They will help you with everything. Goodluck and welcome to Texas!

Patricia McCrite Realtor
Coldwell Banker Resident
214-862-2457
patricia.mccrite@cbdfw.com
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am not certain which type of tax you are inquiring . There are many different types... if you would like to log back on and add some details i can better try to assist you. I am not sure if you are thinking of the tax when you purchase or such? thank you ... more
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Aja Edwards answered:
Hi Michelle,

That's a tough question to answer, while staying inside all the legal lines. But here's what I can tell you.

New Braunfels is very family oriented. There's a ton of stuff to do with kids of all ages, from Landa Park to the rivers to the new Skate Park, and more, New Braunfels is known as a wonderful place to raise a family. Our school districts are also good. You can visit www.newbraunfels.txed.net/ and www.comalisd.org/ to see more about our schools.

This link will take you to the Comal County voting record from the 2008 General Election. I think it accurately portrays the most recent voting trends of our area. http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Vote/2008/November/November2008Results.htm

There are many options for places of worship as well. If you Google "churches new braunfels", you can browse the different demoninations and religions that have a local place to worship.

With regards to sports, camping, atv's, motorcycles, and hunting/shooting, that I can say without a doubt that you are coming to the right place! There are tons of beautiful spots to camp within 30 minutes of NB. I also ride motorcycles, and one of my favorite things about New Braunfels is that no matter which direction we choose to ride, it's gorgeous. I actually have a list of great rides that I could send to you if you want. And there are lots of spots to deer hunt, shooting ranges, etc here.

Because of equal housing laws and the Code of Ethics, I can't really say if you would be a good fit based on your description. But I hope that the above links and information will help lead you to your own conclusions!

If you have any other questions, I'm here to help!

It's a good life!
Aja
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Wed Nov 18, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
Liz,

Here in my market there is enough land on the market to last for like 5 years worth of buyers at the current rate.

If a local realtor chimes in, can you post up the number of settled pieces of land in say the past 3 months? ... more
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Tim Schlichting answered:
It is a buyers market. There are a lot of homes selling for much less than they would have 2 years ago. But, the tax value of a home is not the market value. We have sold homes recently below tax value, and much more above tax value. You actually want your tax value to be low, that is the value the government offiicals tax you on. To get the true value of your home, ask a Realtor to prepare a comparative market analysis, that will give you a true picture of what is going on in your neighborhood. Also, working with a buyers agent, make sure they also prepare a market analysis for the home you are planning to buy, that gives you a really good feeling about the offer you will be making. There are a lot of really good deals out there, this is the time to buy. Interest rates are at an historic low, and the amount of homes to choose from is enormous. ... more
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Frank Bailey answered:
Hello Donna, you would need to speak to a qualified loan officer to best answer your question and guide you in the right direction. If you would like to talk to one and I will have one give you a call.

Take care.
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Thu Aug 20, 2009
Deb Kempert answered:
go to your listing and click on edit...it should let you change it there! Good luck

Deb Kempert
ERA D Lee Edwards Realty
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Frank Bailey answered:
Hello Liltex,

How long have you been listed? Did your Realtor give you a market analysis of the homes for sale in your area? Although the market has slowed to an extent, we are lucky here in Texas to not suffer like the rest of the U.S. Exposure is a key, and price is a bigger key. You have to sit down with your agent and have them compare your home to the rest up for sale in your area. I love the New Braunfels area as I live near by. You need to set up an appointment with your Realtor and develop a good marketing approach to get your house sold, but if your overpriced and not willing to drop, their may lie your problem. I wish you the best. ... more
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Steve Johnson answered:
Mikey,
I think what you really need to know is where the flood plain is. Please feel free to use this link. This is the Sat mapping service for Comal County ans also shows where the FEMA flood plain is. You are right to be concerned because if you are not paying cash your lender will require additional fllod insurance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

http://www.co.comal.tx.us/gis/

Hope this was helpful
Steve Johnson
Realtor
Prudential Don Johnson
sjjohnson@gvtc.com
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Frank Bailey answered:
James,
In order to get the best and correct answer to your question, I would highly recommend you talk to a loan officer. There you would find the "right" answer to your question. If you would like me to have one contact you, just let me know either via email or call. ... more
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Wed May 19, 2010
Aja Edwards answered:
Hi Barbara,

That's a tough question to answer legally. We aren't really allowed to tell you if it's "great" or "safe". I can direct you to www.CrimeReports.com and you can search to see if there have been any recent crimes in the area. I can also tell you that it is viewed as a desireable neighborhood. We have had several clients buy homes in Oak Run (some who have children) and have been very happy.

I'm sorry I can't give you a more direct answer than that. I hope that information helps!

Have a great day,
Aja
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Frank Bailey answered:
Hello Barbara,
as far as your questions, what in particular are you wanting to know. I'm more than happy to answer. Just let me know what specific questions you have and I will do the research. I actually live just a few exits down from New Braunfels. Contact me and I can get you started. ... more
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Rob Purifoy answered:
Love New Braunfels, the Comal is a great river to tube down. Amanda, Realtors likely won't answer this question, no one is immune to theives, escpecially in today's economy. I live in a very nice planned development in N. Texas and someone took my Nav. system out of my car. You just never know. ... more
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Sat Nov 26, 2011
Aja Edwards answered:
There's a bunch! The Summit, River Chase, Royal Forrest, Texas Country Estates, Rolling Oaks, The Pinnacle, Havenwood, Vintage Oaks, Rockwall Ranch, TBarM, Newcombs, River Place at Gruene, Waggener Ranch, Riverforest, Eden Ranch, and many others. The prices vary greatly, and start at around $25,000.

If you'd like more information on a specific neighborhood or price range, just let me know.

Thanks!
Aja
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Aja Edwards answered:
Always! They vary greatly in price and condition. There's one right now listed just under $200,000 on the Guadalupe. If you are looking at the other end of the price range spectrum, there's one for $4,000,000 that's waterfront with 84 acres. There's also about 30 other homes available in between those 2. If you want, shoot me an e-mail with some basics about what you are looking for in a home, and I can send you back some options.

It's a good life!
Aja
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Fri Jan 30, 2009
Steve Johnson answered:
Looks like the listing has been removed. I could not find it in MLS also.
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Tue Jan 27, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Trulia does not have all sales in past 9 months, your listing agent would based on any home posted in MLS, request for data from the realtor. You can also search county tax records.
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Mon Aug 10, 2009
Laura MacDonald Garafola answered:
It sounds like it could be marketing and pricing, have you had a meeting wqith your agent about this? I know in my market, we need to adjust the price and not consider closed sales from the first quarter of this year; esp; since the market has corrected itself several times. ... more
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Sun Jan 11, 2009
Brice McBeth answered:
Not sure... but you should definitely give Havenwood (www.havenwoodtexas.com) and Vintage Oaks (www.vintageoakstexas.com) a look before you make a decision.
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Aja Edwards answered:
Hi Linda,

I did a search in the MLS (multiple listing service) to see if there had been other resale lots in Havenwood. There was only 1 -- it sold for $62,500 and sold in 79 days. It can be challenging when the development is still new. If you bought it early on and at a low enough price, you could be in good shape. I'd be happy to help you in any way I can. Our company does residential, land, commercial, farm and ranch, you name it.

Hope that helps!

Aja Edwards
Broker Associate
ERA D. Lee Edwards Realty, Inc.
830-620-7653
aja.edwards@ERA.com
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