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Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Market update: In November 2014, home sales and median price were the highest ever recorded for November in the Austin area. Additionally, Austin-area housing inventory was 2.4 months in November 2014,… Read more
Blogged a few hours ago by Carlie Strickland Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
I'm going to have a carport built in front of my house. I live in central Austin right near downtown. Can anyone recommend a good contractor?
I would highly suggest using Angie's List. Have used it many times in the past always with 100% satisfaction.
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Remodel & Renovate in Austin
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How do I know if a listing is legit, before I agree to anything?
I would suggest working with a local realtor. There are plenty of scams out there!

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 1:17pm Rental Basics in 78745
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Need an affordable Landscape Architect for small home in Central Austin.
You should find out if any of your family or friends have had this kind of work done recently. Getting referrals will be the best way to put together a list of candidates for your work. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Curb Appeal in Austin
Todd Schneid…, Real Estate Pro in 91342
Todd Schneider answered:
Is it legal not to show a property even when that property is in the market?
If a listing agent has been told by his client, the owner of the home not to show it until a certain date then they will exactly that. Depending on what state you live in their could be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in Quail Hollow
John C Shepp…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
John C Sheppard answered:
We are thinking of purchasing a condo on W. Alpine Rd. , in between S. 1st Street and S. Congress. Concerned about crime rate. Any thoughts?
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/police/crimeinformation.htm shows "by the numbers", but like most things in Austin, it's getting better all the time...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Crime & Safety in 78704
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
what are your plans for selling buyer leads to RE agents?
I imagine he's referring to Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Agent2Agent in Austin
Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
foundation repair company In Irvine, CA
I would look some up online. I'm sure there are plenty of contractors that will do a foundation repair. You'll want to find an experienced and trusted company. The last thing you wan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 13, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
2tishnu, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA
2tishnu asked:
I took down a listing I had for a house for rent, but now need to out it back on the site. I'm having trouble finding the old listing. is the listing still archived?
I tried to recreate the listing, but got a message that said it had already beed created.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 13, 2014 For Rent in 78758
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
What are good home insurance providers in the Austin, Tx area?
I would suggest calling around and compare. Some people consider a home insurance good if it's cheap but some people prefer more coverage and are willing to pay more. You have to determ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Insurance in Austin
Frederic Fie…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
When you want to buy a home there are things to consider prior to even looking for a home.  Who will be the professional working with you?  Or a better question is: who will be the professional working for… Read more
Blogged Thu Dec 11, 2014 by Frederic Fiege Home Buying Home Ownership Military Movers
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Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Does removing the carpet and installing hardwood flooring in the bedrooms and living rooms as well as tiles in the bathrooms add value to the home?
More and more home buyers want to avoid carpet for reasons such as allergies, and they see more value in having hardwood throughout the house. These changes would also lead to a faster ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Buy a house with ITIN number.
I would suggest talking to a lender or two.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
What monetary value does a good working water well add to a country home on acreage?
I would say that if you have a big country property, it would be a good idea to get a well. Having well water helps the water to taste better and is good for the rest of the water sourc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house. They don’t find the right… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 10, 2014 by Carlie Strickland Home Buying
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Randy Tanner…, Real Estate Pro in Wellington, FL
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
My brother is a convicted felon and trying to find an apartment to rent in the Austin, Texas area. Do you know any place that rents to felons?
Some of us are not local and do not know the area. I would start with looking for an agent to help you, or ask around to some apartment complexes.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 For Rent in Austin
Ranee Bray, Real Estate Pro in 78613
This month marks the 175th anniversary for the City of Austin.  Boy, how the city has changed! Although the official date is December 27th, today there were many celebrations and educational opportunities… Read more
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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Recent college grad looking to buy first home
Hi Alcavaz23,

Congratulations!

The best thing you can do is apply for a mortgage to find out which programs you qualify for. In addition, if you end up not qualifying right now we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Buying in San Antonio Road
Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Homeowners are increasing their wealth, while renters are not.The recent housing crisis has prompted questions over whether home ownership is still aviable way toward greater wealth in this country. Confidence… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 9, 2014 by Carlie Strickland Market Conditions Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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