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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
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman 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 am going to have one built too. I want to find the best contractor for this. I want the carport to look as great as it can. I have some specifications for it. I will have to look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Remodel & Renovate 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
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
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
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
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
In Austin and need to sell 3bd condo but can't afford realtor fee's, any suggestions? Mortgage up to date and on time this past 5 yrs.
Short sales are always a viable option if you qualify. I have successfully completed over 100 short sales for sellers. If you are interested in a no obligation consultation I would be h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Selling in 78748
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
Hi Agents, I have a 1950's house that's in descent but not great shape. I'm wondering - how much fixup / repair should I put in -
I definitely think that some repairs should be done. I wouldn't worry too much about cosmetic repairs, just the repairs that affect the functionality of the home. Almost no one wants to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
wwest1980, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
wwest1980 answered:
In general, who should pay for pets control in rental property?
The homeowner or landlord is responsible for any and all pest control situations. My daughter lives in an apartment that has been having problems with racoons. All of the tenants who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014 Rental Basics in Austin
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
average annual heating and cooling costs in austin, tx
Things are pretty expensive in Utah. It's either too hot or too cold, like the planet Mercury. I have a hard time keeping up with the electric cooling bill in the summer, and it's just ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Home Buying in Austin
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How reasonable is it to make 100-200k in real estate, what time frame can you expect to get there?
Allen, there are multiple of ten ways to make money in real estate. But to be successful you really, really, really need a clue regarding at least one of them.

You would be well advi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Agent2Agent in Austin
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