You can find out mortgage balance, property tax, possible liens and even ownership history of a home by address at nextace.com - This is an online real estate information provider. The search is free and you only pay a small fee to download a report.... more
Would be advisable to meet with a Realtor face to face to start. There are many steps. Nothing too complicated, but things you would need to know and work on long before you present an offer on any home.
Understand how your relationship works with this Realtor. How they get paid? How long the process takes? How to get financing? And much more....
This should be an exciting time for you and your family. Let us know if we can help.
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I have family in Sinton as well as my grandfather is a broker there. Give me a call to better assist you. I can at least try and lead you in the right direction as I have access to different mls information.
aside from some cleaning supplies, garbage cans, disposal fees being covered and a vehicle to get you to and from the jobsite and disposal site... that's about it!
Heck you could even rent a moving box truck for the day if you didn't have a vehicle.
check out www.trashoutstartup.com for some more ideas.... more
I agree with all answers so far! There are too many variables that would make it difficult to give a clear answer...
Size, time, weight, location, steps between pile in backyard to your dumpster, etc.
check out www.trashoutstartup.com for some ideas.... more
I have searched the Multiple Listing Service for this property and can not find it. Where did you obtain the information that it was in foreclosure?
Womack Development & Investment Realtors
4412 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004
713-523-7402 - office
713-443-6824 - cell... more
What you saw was not a listing, but a foreclosure notice from RealtyTrac, a reporting service for financially distressed properties. They donâ€™t list or sell houses, but only compile data from public sources. Youâ€™d have to subscribe to learn more, but such information is useless when looking for a home.
As for that enticing number â€¦ no, itâ€™s not the price (as RealtyTrac would like you to assume), but the amount in default. It has no relation whatsoever to the propertyâ€™s value. If it were possible to purchase such a house for that money, it would be gone in an hour.
Infomercials aside, itâ€™s a myth that anyone can just pick up a foreclosure for pennies on the dollar. While they may be aggressively priced at first, the strategy is to raise the stakes through a â€œbidding war.â€ Most end up selling for more than the asking price and close to actual value. Nobodyâ€™s giving away houses these days.
Just about all of these places need work beyond cosmetic updates. Simply put, theyâ€™re best suited for investors with deep pockets. I work with several, and see what it takes to bring such homes to livable condition â€¦ it ainâ€™t cheap.
The terms should suffice to drive all but seasoned buyers away â€¦ â€œas-is, where-is, with all faults.â€ Bottom line: itâ€™s yours as it sits â€¦ although most contracts include an opportunity to inspect the property and void the transaction. These homes are usually in rough shape, so itâ€™s imperative to have them checked thoroughly â€¦ roof to slab. The cost is on the buyer and not reimbursable, even if the sale doesnâ€™t close. The lien holder/seller will make no allowance for repairs â€¦ â€œas-is, where-isâ€ sums it up.
Ironically, you can likely purchase a great home in better condition for about the same money â€¦ possibly less, given what it would cost to get most foreclosures into shape. It will be my pleasure to work with you toward finding that special place which best suits your familyâ€™s needs. There is no cost to you as a buyer. If I may be of assistance, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Trend Setter Realty
If the debt is not a mortgage, a borrower can request the lender to remove a cosigner. It is unlikely that they would appove this as it is not in the best interest of the lender, but is possible.... more
You should contact that attorney and ask to see what paperwork he'd/she'd be filing. Not only have I not seen anything like it, I've never heard of any lawyer charging by the month. There are several procedures in place to avoid foreclosure ... but once the process is complete, the home belongs to the lender. If I'm not mistaken, you'd likely be considered trespassing ... check with the attorney on this as well. As I noted in my previous answer to you, your best course of action is to move, so as to avoid embarrassment.... more
What you have linked to is a notification of a legal actions and not an offer to sell that house. Al Geffon (below) has nailed it!
You should seek the advice and help of a local Realtor in order to achieve your dream of home ownership.... more
If you want a list to buy foreclosure at the court house steps(the real thing) try this link:
If you want to know how to buy them without losing your shirt, contact Raul Morales, Southwestern Realty LLC, He's been doing it since 2000.
Tell him Maria referred you.
What you see is a notice posted by RealtyTrac, a reporting service specializing in financially distressed properties. It is not a listing ... in fact, the home probably isnâ€™t even on the market. It could be at some later date, or may have already been sold. This is nothing more than a notification of foreclosure.. RealtyTrac doesnâ€™t list or sell property, but simply compiles data from several sources, all public information. To learn more, youâ€™d have to subscribe, although I see no reason to do so. The likelihood of purchasing anything based on a RealtyTrac notice is near zero â€¦ and while these postings do serve a purpose for those following market trends, they have no value to anyone looking for a home.
As for that very enticing number â€¦ unfortunately, itâ€™s not the price youâ€™d pay (as RealtyTrac would like for you to assume), but rather the amount in default, which would explain why itâ€™s down to the dollar. It has absolutely no relation to what the property would sell for if it ever came on the market ... itâ€™s not even close. If it were possible to purchase such a home for so little money, youâ€™d have to get in line. While the attraction to a potential bargain is certainly understandable, if it looks too good to be true â€¦.
Contrary to what those late-night real estate hustlers spew forth, itâ€™s a myth that anyone can simply walk right up and purchase a foreclosure for pennies on the dollar. If it were that easy, wouldnâ€™t we all be doing it? While the homes may be aggressively priced when first posted for sale, the strategy is to attract attention to the listings, and raise the stakes through a â€œbidding war.â€ In so many instances, foreclosures end up selling for more than the original asking price, and closer to market value.
Just about all of them need considerable work, well beyond cosmetic improvements ... sort of fixer-uppers on steroids. In a nutshell, theyâ€™re suited primarily for investors with deep pockets. I work with several, and see firsthand what these places go for, as well as what it takes to get them into marketable condition. It can be pretty serious money.
The terms of a foreclosure sale alone should be sufficient to drive all but the most sophisticated buyers away â€¦ â€œas-is, where-is, with all faults and defects.â€ Bottom line: itâ€™s yours as it sits. In most cases, thereâ€™s an opportunity to inspect the property and void the transaction, but only after a contract is signed â€¦ and since the homes are generally in pretty rough shape, itâ€™s imperative to have all major components checked out by experts.. The cost of these inspections is totally on the buyer, and is not reimbursable, irrespective of whether the sale ever closes. Further, in virtually no instance will the lienholder/seller make any allowances for repairs â€¦ â€œas-is, where-isâ€ sums it up.
Ironically, you can likely purchase a great property in much better condition for about the same money â€¦ possibly less, considering what youâ€™d have to spend to get most foreclosures into shape. Iâ€™ve had many instances of buyers looking for bank-owned property. In virtually every case, they ended up purchasing a great home in a more traditional manner, and have never regretted it.
It will be my pleasure to work with you toward finding that special place which best suits your familyâ€™s needs. My services and expertise come at no cost to you as a buyer. I trust that this helps. If I may be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
We offer several programs for foreclosures. If it's a Fannie Mae foreclosure we have the Homepath Financing program and we also have the HUD $100 down program for HUD foreclosures. Please let me know if you need more information on these two programs.
Anna Maria Durr, NMLS 266699, TREC 596662, Codemark Financial,
2626 Richmond Ave., Houston, Texas 77098, 281-592-0667