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Briefly about me! After living out of the country for 12 years in Indonesia, Pakistan and Dubai, my husband and I returned to Houston. I opened a retail store in Old Town Katy "Imagine That Creations" a one stop decorating accessories center. I worked with clients and Realtors, decorating and consulting for 5 years before deciding to close the doors and get my license.
I enjoy being active in my associations and serving on committies: HAR 2013 Management Central Committee HAR 2013 Technology Committee HAR 2013 MLS Committee HAR 2009/2010/2011 Members Training and Profitability Chair in 2011, HAR 2010/2011 International Council TAR 2010/2011 International TAR 2010 Education TAR 2010 Regulatory Affairs Sub-Committee TAR 2009-2015 Professional Standards, CRS Lone Star Houston Finacial Chair 2010/2011
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$ 260,000 / Single-Family,
3 Beds , 2 Baths,
1,292 Sq.Ft. , Year Built: 1964 ,
MLS# 98187228 (HAR) /For Sale
Broker: Engel & Volkers Katy
$ 3,500 / Rental - Single Family Detached,
3 Beds , 2 Baths,
1,292 Sq.Ft. , Year Built: 1964 ,
MLS# 79424548 (HAR) /For Rent
2331 Monarch Terrace Katy, TX, 77494
MLS# 44749406 (HAR)
21330 Highland Knolls Katy, TX, 77450
MLS# 47840952 (HAR)
22143 Fork Katy, TX, 77450
MLS# 35227557 (HAR)
$0 - $10,000 / Rental - Single Family Detached,
4 Beds , 2 Baths,
2,038 Sq.Ft. , Year Built: 1993 ,
Broker: Keller Williams Realty
3 Beds , 2 & 1/2 Baths,
4,836 SqFt. , 130,680 Lot SqFt. ,
Broker: BHGRE Gary Greene
Sure he can, everything on the contract is negotiable except the names and legal description. But why would they? More details would have been nice. I have had properties under contract that were for investors where there was no option period so the buyers had to do the inspections prior to making the offer but it has been extremely rare.
Great question.... I do not like it when the inspector gives the buyer price opinions because like with everything the rates can vary depending on who you hire, so the inspector says it\'s going to cost $300 to fix something and then the buyer hires someone to do the work and it\'s more like $600... Now what? The inspector is hired to inspect and that is all. If quotes are needed the get then help the buyer get quotes from people that could do the work so they know where they stand for real. Now if the inspector is a General contractor and is willing to do the work for the price quoted that might be a different story because I would hope a contractor that went to the trouble to get a license with the state wouldn\'t take the chance of falsifying a report just to drum up business.
This is one question that comes up a lot. I used to go to every inspection for years when I was an active agent. A few years back legal experts advised against it and I fought the idea for a few more years...thinking it was my obligation to be there. Now that I have agents working under me it is an office policy that they cannot attend, they can go and open the door for the inspector if needed but to be there or to make comments on the report is not allowed. The relationship between the inspector and the buyer has nothing to do with the relationship between the buyer and the Realtor...no matter how we feel we need to be a part of it. Now, I will council agents/buyers to be aware of what should be consider...safety risk or items that could cost a lot to replace or repair...elec, roof, AC/heat etc. items of less value that the buyer could do themselves, well that might be left off the list so the seller can concentrate on the more important items. From the agent/Broker stand point it is all about limiting exposure to law suits when it comes to attending the inspection. We have been \"not attending\" for the past 6 years and has worked out great so far.
Awe...I want a pool... We get about 50% of the buyers coming to the Houston area wanting pools and it is much cheaper to buy one already in the ground...but with that there comes the chance that you might not be getting what you see. An Inspection of the equipment is vital!! That stuff is expensive and if you are going to put it on your home warranty then must have an inspection done. We bought a house with an older pool and lived there for 11 years, after about 10-12 years they start to need finish repairs ours was already there when we bought it, so had it re-plastered, new tile, added a little fountain and new coping the total cost around 10,000, we switched to salt water and that forced us to change out the filtering system, we replaced the Polaris parts a few times totaling less than $5000...total cost to bring it back to like new was a fraction of a new one. Get your pool, have it inspected and enjoy!!
Asking for repairs prior to inspection can be dangerous for negotiations, once the buyer has asked for something to be done the seller will in most cases consider it double dipping to come back and ask for more things after the inspection...even though the contract allows for this to happen legally it wont set right with the seller. Best to keep it all on one list. Also please try to make the buyer understand that what they are getting is not going to letter perfect and code violations do not necessarily mean there is something that can be done about it.
Congrats on starting your life as a landlord. It can be both rewarding and maddening at the same time. Good Luck!\n1. Use MySmartMove.com list the property there at no charge, the tenants then list their SS# and DL# and you will receive a credit report and criminal background report and the tenant is only out $25 per adult.\n2. Alway charge more for the deposit than the lease...example if the lease is $1200 charge $1400 for the deposit...this will help prevent them from skipping out on the last months rent thinking you can just keep the deposit..\n3. Consider Houston Housing Authority (sec 8 as it was called) It takes some time(about 2 months) to get it set up but once you are in you do not have to worry so much about the rent being paid and the house being damaged. Those that have waited sometimes years to get approved for the voucher are not as likely to take a chance on losing it. They inspect the property and if there has been damage done by the tenant the tenant can lose their voucher and they will cover the eviction cost as well. I just set up my first property and will add more as they become available. There is a real shortage of properties available for those that have been approved.
The answer is \"No\" you do not have to have 20% to purchase....but if you put 20% down you do not have to pay PMI and that will save you a lot of money!!!
IN a heart beat if it is the one!!!
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