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Old 09-11-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Ok so after submitting 5 offers and getting a lot of nothing we decided to build a new home. Any advice on this new process for us? Now we have to find a short term lease on an apt. If anyone can reccommend a good safe area on the nw side let me know
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Congrats on finding a home. I have never used one, but I am sure an apartment locator would know which apartments in your area offer short term leases. And from what I have heard, it's a free service.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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There is a great place on Bandera Road near 1604...at the intersection of Braun and Bandera...can't think of the name. My wife and I were in a similar situation...and the apartment complex there offers a short term lease starting at three months and up.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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TxSpark - Is it called Verde or something like that?
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Acire: Yes, I think so. we didn't actually rent there...we just went and looked at their model. It was a nice size and the rent was reasonable...compared to other locations. And, the complex is gated.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Get inspections!!! Get it at slab pour, framing and final punch. It's WELL worth the money and you'll be shocked at what it'll turn up. I've got recommendations for inspectors if you need one.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I second kevcrawford's advice! And-Congrats! Definetly get an inspector! You willnot regret the $ it takes to do it!
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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i third what kevin says --- dh and i are having a house built and we hired our own private inspector and we have had our first 2 inspections with him --- and honestly, it felt so good to hear him say on our 2nd inspection "they are building you a great house guys"...it gave us so much peace of mind to have him working for us, not for the builder --- he spent about an hour at the slab pour inspection alone and 1.5 hours at the pre-insulation inspection (frame inspection) --- he said the final inspection will be apx 2.5 hours ---

seriously, it's the best money we have spent so far...
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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So, if problems occur after the fact (that he should've caught) do you get to tie him up and slap him around with a wet noodle for 5 hours (sum of the time he spent on 3 inspections)? Just messin' with ya.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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you made 5 offers and none took the deal? i have no idea how that could happen in this market, unless your offers were way low. most people i know are begging for people to even LOOK at their home.

good luck with the new home though!
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