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Robert ENGLI…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
One of the most common reasons buyers want to deal directly with the seller is because they feel they can save the commission.  It’s a valid consideration but interestingly, it’s the same reason the… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 26, 2014 by Robert ENGLISH Team Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Robert ENGLI…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Most taxpayers know that they will pay a 10% penalty if they withdraw funds from their IRA before they turn 59.5 years old.  There is an exception for first-time home buyers that allows a penalty-free… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 19, 2014 by Robert ENGLISH Team Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Robert ENGLI…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Serious shoppers wait for a 50% off sale to make the decision because of the bargain factor. Renters who are serious about lowering their monthly cost of housing should consider buying with today’s low… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 19, 2014 by Robert ENGLISH Team Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
Robert ENGLI…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Whether you continue to rent or decide to buy a home, according to recent Zillow 2014 housing projections, the cost is going up.  Zillow projects home prices to increase nationally by 3%, mortgages to… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Robert ENGLISH Team Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Tammy Sprack…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
It is very expensive to live in Austin, TX but it is increasingly becoming more expensive to rent a house or an apartment. Forbes included Austin in their top 10 best cities for employment and their… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 28, 2014 by Tammy Spracklen Home Buying Rent vs Buy Rentals
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E. Lee Smith, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
So you want to buy a home but... you don't have enough money saved for a down payment. You're not alone. According to Tulia's American Dream Survey, down payment remains one of the largest obstacles to… Read more
Blogged Sat Feb 8, 2014 by E. Lee Smith Rental Basics Rent vs Buy Rentals
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Douglas Goff, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Douglas Goff answered:
I would like to buy a townhome or condo but I am not able to right now. What is the process of renting to own?
Generally not a common practice in TX. Please contact a TX licensed Real Estate Attorney. As TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) advises all legal questions be referred to a licensed p ... more
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Stephen B. M…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Stephen B. Mcclain answered:
Buying a house outright versus renting cost effectiveness for 50 couple w/one teen, in Austin?
Good day to you Ruthe,

Thank you for the opportunity to answer an age ol' question. Actually your question is two- fold. Your specific question as it relates to property ownership a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Spencer Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery, AL
By Jessica Fiur, News EditorAustin, Texas—Greystar Student Living, the student housing subsidiary of Greystar Real Estate Partners, will manage The Crest at Pearl, a student housing community in… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 28, 2013 by Spencer Hayes General Area Rent vs Buy
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Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Your first step should be to locate and hire a REALTOR, not just a real estate agent on an exclusive basis. Be sure your REALTOR has a minimum of five years’ experience and 100+ transactions. … Read more
Blogged Sat Apr 27, 2013 by Bruce Ailion,CRS,CRB,MSRE,ESQ Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Joe Casey -…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Have you ever considered adoption?  I mean truly considered it... Perhaps your wondering... what would my life be like if I decided to adopt?  Well you don't have to wonder any longer because home… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 27, 2013 by Joe Casey - Re/Max Austin Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
Joe Casey -…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Over the course of a 30 year mortgage, at 3.5% interest (current APR), purchasing a $240,000 home with $5000 down vs. paying rent at $1500 a month for 30 years you would save approximately $193,505. And… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 26, 2013 by Joe Casey - Re/Max Austin Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
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Voices Member answered:
is there a demand for new condo's in the west campus area and what would be the cost to build in austin?
Always a demand in West Campus. $70+/SF.

Now, what you build will determine the demand. Are you building something janky, but with all the modern amenities students enjoy, and at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Austin
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Whether you're a reluctant landlord --- renting out a property that you can't or don't want to sell in this market --- or an investor considering adding rental properties to your portfolio for the first… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 13, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Rental Basics Rent vs Buy Rentals
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Jeff Harris, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
I am sometimes asked to help folks find a rental home in Austin.  The rental market is very tight and few homes come available.  Often, there is competition and multiple rental applications, especially… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 30, 2012 by Jeff Harris Market Conditions Home Buying Rent vs Buy
E-Team Austin…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Home Buying Mistake #2 : Not Defining and Prioritizing Your Lifestyle and Financial Goals   There is an old expression in business that says that for every one hour of planning/preparation you'll… Read more
Blogged Thu Mar 1, 2012 by E-Team Austin (512) 554-8554 Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Angie Noeth, Real Estate Pro in Steiner Ranch, Austin,...
Sophisticated Single-Story on HUGE LotA showstopper for sure, this lovely home features three bedrooms, two full baths, an office with French doors, a formal dining room with skylight and cedar beams,… Read more
Blogged Sun Jan 8, 2012 by Angie Noeth Market Conditions Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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DeeDee Kallam, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Starting from $174,990, Preston Village by Pulte is the Austin new home community you've been waiting for! This new community opened September 2011 and is located in North Austin close to I-45 and I-35.… Read more
Blogged Sat Dec 3, 2011 by DeeDee Kallam Shopping & Local Amenities Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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John Crowe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
What is history? Well, Webster’s starts with “a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes.”… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 6, 2011 by John Crowe General Area Market Conditions Rent vs Buy
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Trent, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
From the Austin Business Journal: April 28, 2011Austin apartment rates are expected to rise about 4.2 percent this quarter as construction slows and the population grows, Marcus & Millichap real… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 14, 2011 by Trent General Area Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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