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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
First time home buyers looking to purchase a new home
Don't settle on a real estate agent until you have thoroughly vetted several. Chances are, you will like most of the agents you meet. Selling homes requires people skills and communicat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:47am Home Buying in 77070
Yaw Anku, Other/Just Looking in
Yaw Anku answered:
Why are so few condos fha approved in Houston, Texas?
For an updated list of FHA approved condos in Houston, TX see http://homebuyerwise.com/FHA-Approved-Condos/city/Houston-TX_25799 . This link is available nights and weekends unlike the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Home Buying in 77018
Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
What are my chances of getting approved for a second home loan?
The only way to have a solid answer would be to speak to a lender.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in 77096
Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
Moving to Houston. Need a GREAT, but not huge high school (public or private), nice house, some trees. Space, just no houses too close.Best areas?
I would suggest speaking to a local realtor to assist in your search.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Great Uptown, Houston,...
Sahar Samadian answered:
If I buy a house which is livable in "as is" would it make more sense to do a rebuild or a remodel? What are the costs?
Depends on the current condition of the home, and size and your needs. If the house is currently in livable condition and can be enhanced through some remodel work then it may work out. ... more
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Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
Mortgage help in League City, Tx
Jennifer, were you able to get an answer on your loan information? You don't necessarily need someone in League City to work on your loan - anyone can help you.

Persis Behramsha
RE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
Negotiate with home builder
YES, you need your OWN representation to protect your BEST interest!!! The sales people for the builders work for the builders, representing them and their best interest. Find a local R ... more
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Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
Hello. I'm new in Houston (2 years living here) and would like to buy a house in the 77084 area. I have a credit score of 750.
Mr. Flores,

I see that you were trying to get information on a home purchase last year in July.

Were you able to get the help you needed?

Please let me know if you are still lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 77084
Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
I have a credit score of 514 or so. Credit was severely affected some years ago. The little bit of credit I have, I pay everything on or before time
Hello again,

Following up on my answer, do you obtain your free credit reports that you are entitled to every year? It would really benefit you knowing what is on the report. Some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 77084
John  W Barr…, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
John W Barrett answered:
It was necessary to file for bankruptcy after my husband died 3 years ago. It will be final around Feb 2015. I checked my credit it was showing 750.
I have sold houses to people who have been discharged for 2 years, and were able to re-establish their credit. The best thing for you to do is find a Mortgage originator who will work w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Can I buy a home in houston, tx with a 615 credit score using my VA loan?
Hi Geraldmakey,


Thank you for your service.

I specialize in VA financing and would be honored to help you with your mortgage.

FYI - Matthew is not a broker and doesn't send a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
gil42be, Other/Just Looking in Elk Grove, CA
gil42be answered:
In Texas, can an agent help the seller fill out the disclosure notice? Or advise them to change something the seller has written on the disclosure?
Great article. Thanks for the info, you made it easy to understand. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a TX form disclosure, I found a blank form here http://goo.gl/42BG0y. This site also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Tim Murphy, Real Estate Pro in 77459
Tim Murphy answered:
which are the places in houston for rental market? planning to buy a home and lease it out.
Do you plan to be hands on and manage the property when tenant needs require something, collect rent, find tenants as needed, and etc?

Is this your first rental property and are you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
how to know HOA maintenance fee paid or not ?
Title company will take care of this.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Home Buying in 77073
caaseyboostj…, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
caaseyboostjones answered:
I am a 1099 dentist with less than 2 years work history- can I get a home mortgage at a decent rate?
I would like to think so. My uncle is a dentist and in a situation similar to yours. He now owns his own practice but when he got his mortgage for his primary residence he didn't. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I'm 20 years old and I am planning to buy a house. My credit in the 700s. Will I be able to purchase a house in the next few months?
Go to the local bank, complete a home loan application, and discuss options with the bank.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
First time home buyer in Houston, Tx, credit score not good. Any help?
Save up for a large down payment and work on fixing your credit.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
What is the property tax of Des Moines ?
Hello Depe,

Property taxes depend on the area that the property is located in. If you are looking into a property in Des Moines, Iowa, it would be a good idea to find that informati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in 77081
Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
We are thinking about buying a home in the loop within the next year. What are your expectations on what will happen in the housing market?
Hello Kristen,

It really is difficult to predict the market. From the recent trends, it looks like prices are inching higher, however, in essence, the best time to buy is when you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
Persis Behra…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Persis Behramsha answered:
Planning to move from Los Angeles to Houston, TX - 1st time home buyer
Dear Paolo,

I just sent you an email commenting on your post. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions.

Persis Behramsha
REALM Real Estate Professionals
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in Houston
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