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Jean Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Jean Ryan answered:
cost of building a 4100 sq ft two story home in Dallas area?
Most expensive land in Dallas is Lakewood, Preston Hollow, Bluffview and Highland Park as the highest property values and most costly to build. So if you are planning on building in any ... more
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USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
Is there a possibility to get about 35k in grants and/or discount programs for a down pymt. Including disability & first time buyers? Is there a?
Hi WesleyWells2,

There is no such thing as a housing grant program. The state of Texas does however offer down payment and closing cost assistance through TDHCA (Texas Department of ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
what is the current average days on market?
Don,

Average days on the market for zip code 75209 is 48 days. However, having said that, this number is not going to be an accurate measurement on days on the market for a particula ... more
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Jesswrightde…, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Jesswrightdesigns asked:
How/where can I find the possible value of a 1963 $5.00 Water Guaranty Deposit to Dallas City Water Works Found the receipt among my parents' papers.
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
After getting a pre-approval home loan letter, will losing your job instantly disqualify you during the closing process?
Most likely. I have a friend who lost his job 4 days before closing and therefore, couldn't close on his home.
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Jeremy, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Jeremy answered:
Does anyone offer Stated Income Loans in Texas? I've been self-employed in the same industry for 10 years, have a credit of 730 and bank
I have stated loan programs in Texas. You can contact me for more info at jeremy@blueskymortgageloans.com
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Adrianne Hoo…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Adrianne Hooker answered:
I'm looking to purchase a home and this will be my first attempt at being a home owner. I'm 39 and my credit score is not the best.
Raymika~

Don't let the FHA scare you away from home ownership!

There are homes in the 75243 zip code that are FHA eligible.

In some instances, there may even be down payment gr ... more
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Beth Michaels, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Beth Michaels answered:
can you get approved for a VA home loan with a 430 credit score? I make a stable income just poor decisions were made when I was younger.
VA mortgage benefits that only come with a VA mortgage:

Easier qualification standards
Less strict credit and income standards
No down payment required
Bad Credit Score VA loans D ... more
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Cyrus Zadeh, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Cyrus Zadeh answered:
Are there any Bank in Dallas TX. area that will finance a home with ITIN number?
Try www.camden-homes.com or www.micasitahomes.com. They offer ITIN loans on new homes throughout the DFW metroplex.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in Dallas
John Olson,  in 75218
John Olson answered:
I am currently building a House in SC. I signed a purchase and sales agreement with earnest money cashed. I have the opportunity to get transferred by
If you would like a free consultation on lending options here in Dallas please feel free to contact me. We have a great one time close construction loan where you lock in a floor rate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2015 Home Buying in 75201
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
Roof replacement
Honestly, we're talking value here, Dustin. It seems like the hail damage would decrease the value of the house on the roof from the damage, therefore the value of the house would go do ... more
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Amy Arey, Real Estate Pro in Allen, TX
Amy Arey answered:
What can an agent do that a homebuyer cannot do for themselves?
I love this question.

Here's your answer--a home-buyer can do everything on their own that a Realtor can do. A person can ultimately do everything that their attorney can also do-- ... more
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Amy Arey, Real Estate Pro in Allen, TX
Amy Arey answered:
How can a home buyer sweeten their offer, without raising it's monetary value?
Hello,

There are quite a few ways to "sweeten the offer" (other than raising the sales price). With my own clients, I always contact the listing agent before writing the offer and ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Singled storied vs duplex house in DFW for investment
Typically single family homes will appreciate at a better rate then duplexes/townhomes. They are typically more expensive than townhouses, though. What is your goal for your investment? ... more
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Betty Apprill, Home Buyer in Maryland Heights, MO
Betty Apprill answered:
A lender is asking for an explanation for a gap in employment. I was incarcerated for that period. What do I say? HELP!
It is always best to tell the truth. In fact, if a person is incarcerated for two years, the person must have been convicted of a felony and that will almost always turn up anyway. Ex ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
where, and what day Naca have a meetings to obtain information that how can buy a house ?
There are many type of loans so besides NACA, I would suggest that you also contact a lender or two to see what options you may have in terms of loan.

Good luck!

Susie Kay, Realt ... more
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Kristi Nathan,  in Flower Mound, TX
Kristi Nathan answered:
Looking for a Realtor who knows the Dallas area and has investing experience
Hi Sarah, I am a realtor that really enjoys and specializes in helping investors find the type of properties they are looking for (buy and hold, fix and flip, wholesale, etc). I help ge ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Is there a legal way out of a timeshare contract?
I would suggest that you read your contract again. Another choice is to hire an attorney to assist you.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in Dallas
Tommy Lankri, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tommy Lankri answered:
11807-09 Garden Terrace, Dallas, TX 75243 Average sale price per Sq. Ft in the above location?
Ok my friend after running a deep search of comps in the area , the average price you looking at will be about $68.57, I can definitely sit down with you and explain more in depth abo ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
I want to refinance cash out property with lots of equity, I have no income, but good credit & SS# my boy friend with income, W2 and itin # Thks
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and talk to a lender.

Take care!
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in Dallas
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