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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is it better to rent or buy a single family home if you're 10 years from retirement?
If you are planning on staying put int he area and home, I would definitely recommend buying. You will have greater stability and control over your monthly payments with a fixed rate mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Rent vs Buy in Sonoma County
Brandon T. D…, Real Estate Pro in 92373
Brandon T. Dotson answered:
what's the best public elementary school in this area?
I forgot to mention that Mr. Downey at Northridge is probably one of the best educators in the city. If you can get your kids in his class then they will love it. I believe he teaches 5 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Rent vs Buy in 92553
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
rent to own a good choice what are the steps to having my own home
I do not know about rent to own, But based on your income assuming that you do not have much debt. there are 10 properties you could buy, all with $2000 or less to move in.

The bad n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Rent vs Buy in 90810
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Hi there. I have been hearing about rent to own homes for quite a while. The more research I do the more confused some say it's a scam others
People who are offering the "rent to own" option, most of the time either:

1. Owe more on the home that it is worth.
2. Or the property is hard to finance.

So you if you can ma ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2015 Rent vs Buy in 92392
Alex Khalili…, Real Estate Pro in 91367
Alex Khalilifard answered:
how does rent to own houses work for single-mom of 1,works as a nurse but with bad credit rating looking for property in san dimas,ca?
Hi Brujilde,

You may be required to put more deposit down since you have bad credit.

Please let me know if you have any other real estate-related questions!

Alex Khalilifard | ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Rent vs Buy in 91367
Alex Khalili…, Real Estate Pro in 91367
Alex Khalilifard answered:
i been looking for a home rnt to own how this work?
Wanda, please speak to an attorney before you make any decisions. You may end up losing your deposit.


Please let me know if you have any other real estate-related questions!

Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Rent vs Buy in 91367
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
I'm looking to move out for the first time and am kind of unaware of all the processes and thing to start
Hi Macari,

I would recommend searching online for "real estate buying flowchart" under the image search.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Rent vs Buy in 90712
Paul Youssef, Real Estate Pro in Costa Mesa, CA
Paul Youssef answered:
I'm currently renting a 1 br apartment and have been awarded custody of my kids and now looking to either buy or rent a 3-4 bdr home in Irvine, CA.
If you find out you don't qualify for a conventional loan I can help you find a seller to finance up to 90% of the loan. So you'd need 10% down.

Check my website.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Irvine
Joe, Home Seller in Austin, TX
Joe answered:
Capital gains tax ? - are you charged capital gains on rental income and/or any profits made from that rental, along with profits made on sale of home
I'm not an accountant, but owning a rental home for about 10 years, here is how I understand it:

You pay INCOME TAX on rental income, and CAPITAL GAIN tax on the difference between P ... more
3 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Rent vs Buy in San Diego
Melany George, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Melany George answered:
I'm a college student looking to move to Sac this winter. Should i rent or buy? Property around Sac State is expensive.
I would say rent 1st. Check what areas you like best. Just because you are moving to a new town.
As a experienced Sacramento residence since 1988 I would say don't take too long to dec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Sacramento
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Looking for an excellent OC Realtor
You will need to contact a real estate professional.
If you read the questions other citizens have posted regarding rentals on Trulia you will realize you will be chasing vapors or cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Aliso Viejo
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
i am looking 4 bed 2 bath house rent to own 95834 or 95838 monthly $1000 to $1200
Rent to own is really not a good idea, therefore consider fixing whatever is preventing you from purchasing outright. Rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 95838
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
ARE THEIR LEASE/OPT. AVAILABLE ON THETREASURE ISLAND, AND HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THEM?
I believe there are a few rental properties available on Treasure Island in SF. I'd be happy to help you find some, but I would warn you that your budget is a bit low for what you're l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Treasure Island
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
I had an agreement with my father to rent to purchase. He sold the house how much time do I have before I have to move out? Fresno, CA
If you have a rental agreement, then that will preside in this situation unless a clause states that it is non-transferable. As long as there is no clause then you can stay until the en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 93722
Von Bonilla…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Von Bonilla Von007.com answered:
What is average rent for a 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath house with yard in Philadelphia 191125 area, please?
Hello,

You can search here http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Philadelphia,PA

I hope this helps!

Von
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 91125
Brian Graver, Real Estate Pro in 91362
Brian Graver answered:
I am looking to buy a house in westlake village ca - what would the average sq/ft price be for a 1978 home?
Hi Carysguy,

Hope you're well.

Taking a look at the past 6 months (which is the most applicable to current real estate trends), the MLS lists the following statistics for 1978 hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 91362
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Can I afford a home?
You need to consult with a local mortgage advisor to review your credit and income history. Once pre-qualified you can then start your house search
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 92253
pallen0901, Home Buyer in Rocklin, CA
pallen0901 answered:
IF THE HOUSE I'M RENTING IS SOLD HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MOVE OUT?
I am renting a home and my lease is up in June. The owner has a property management company managing the property. I asked the property management company if I could move out one mont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 5, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 92243
Taylor Cress…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Taylor Cresswell answered:
Want the apartment renting information for one of my friend who is going to study in David Geffen School of Medicine for a year from the coming July.
If you give me a call/text (424) 302-8008 or email me at (taylor@topsocalrealtor.com), I can get you a list of apartment within a certain mile radius, or pick a few out by amenities.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Los Angeles
Benny Chavez, Real Estate Pro in Downey, CA
Benny Chavez answered:
I want to rent, but should I buy??? This is build on from my last question I just posted. oops :)
The secret is to be comfortable with your payment. You've rented before so that is your proof that you can make a monthly mortgage payment. The difference is you will purchase at a set ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 5, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Long Beach
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