Mark McNitt

Bernstein Realty

"Mark Knows Houston!! Put my +20 years of experience to work for you! Buyers, Sellers, Relocation Clients. I can help you!"

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Where can I check if any additions made to a home are legal?

If in the city of Houston, I would check with the Houston Permit office. I have attached a link to their site below.nnMark McNittnMarkKnowsHouston.comn832-567-4357nBernstein RealtyPosted 2 weeks ago

If the living area is different from the appraisal value, the actual size should be reported to the appraisal office?

I suggest to my clients to report the square footage of the home to the county appraisal district if it helps them. Typically if they have an appraisal that shows the square footage that is smaller than what the county is reporting. Why? Because the more...Posted 1 month ago

Helping renters find a home

Hello Donna,nnThere is no "standard" in regards to providing tenants rules which might include homeowner associations (HOAs) and their deed restrictions that all owners/renters need to follow. nnLandlords should be pro-active and provide this information more...Posted 2 months ago

Non Flooded communities in Houston

FEMA has posted maps showing individual dots representing homes slightly damaged to destroyed. You should be able to nnLet me know what area of town you're looking in and I might be able to assist you as I screen captured much of this map. If you need more...Posted 2 months ago

Fake Investor in the area posing to purchase 75 homes?

I have not been contacted, but not surprising if someone is going around looking for deals. As with any Seller, your job is to qualify potential Buyers, investors or 1st-time Buyers. If they are real, they should be able to provide bank statements more...Posted 2 months ago

What are the differences between option pending, pending-continue to show, and pending?

Hello Lauren,nnOption Pending (OP) - Home has a signed contract. Buyer has the "option" to terminate the contract for ANY reason. Typically inspections are done during this time period. Typically 7-14 days after a contract is signed is the length more...Posted 2 months ago

What is a good scoop

You are getting a full price offer!Posted 2 months ago

HOA's Addendum. What is the best strategy for the buyer?

If you're a Buyer, get them! You could pay for them or the Seller could pay...but get them!nnThe mandatory homeowners association addendum covers many topics and just one is getting copies of the deed restrictions. Of course, this is important for more...Posted 2 months ago

Lease with option to purchase.

It would depend on the wording of the contract. We recommend you DO NOT pursue this type of transaction financing UNLESS you have a real estate attorney involved. This is a complex transaction and there are many ways for a consumer (Buyer) to be taken more...Posted 2 months ago

Should I relist now or wait?

A lot will have to do with your location and price range. Some areas of town have been slow for Sellers as there is an oversupply of homes in certain price ranges. I assume since you have not gotten an offer despite positive feedback that this might more...Posted 3 months ago

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