There aren't separate rent-to-own brokers (or agents). Any licensed agent can rent or sell (or find properties to buy or rent).
What you're really looking for is an agent who does that regularly, who knows how the process works, and works at a brokerage where the broker permits agents to do that.
You may simply have to call around. Tip: When you call, ask to speak to the managing broker. He/she will tell you whether that's something the brokerage allows or encourages. If so, the managing broker should be able to suggest one or more agents who are skilled at that. What you DON'T want to do is simply call around, end up speaking to whatever agent is doing "desk duty," and asking him/her.
Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find rent-to-own properties: http://bit.ly/findaleaseoption Some involve agents; others don't. But you'll also get some insight into what sort of agents you might be looking for.
Hope that helps.... more
100 % or 100% Perm and Total service connected Veteran .
Always Call county for appropriate rating . In Virginia a 100% DAV PT is entitled to no taxes on primary residence and UP to one acre of land. If your primary residence is a mobile home ( trailer ) you are not eligible but may be entitled to some level of discount.. Each state has it's own interpretation and guide lines .
Go to PA dept of Veterans affairs for further answers.
If you exceed $85,168 gross income you may not be eligible. This is info from PA and VA county offices.
Again every state has it's own interpretation of this Federal mandate and may be be subject to review in 5 years.
You must read carefully all written related material and get first hand information from the county. Don't assume anything of or accept answers that are not absolutely official nature..
Veterans who are 100% can receive various sports permits but that will only apply to the state they reside in.
It is important to note that thousands of 100% PT Veterans were very seriously injured or experienced mental trauma and did not serve in actual combat. The general public is terribly naive /ignorant to this point. Hence many thousands of Veterans still to today who were victims to physical or mental injury are misinformed/mistreated and think that they can not apply for benefits and never do. WRONG !!!
Seeking assistance from a Service Organization ( SO ) such as the DAV, VFW etc etc is always advisable. It is CRITICAL that you speak to a well versed and Long term experienced National or local Service Officer. Some VAMC's have an SO located in house but not on a hospital salary.
local service officers are unpaid volunteers national service officers are usually paid positions
All Veterans who served in Vietnam were quite possibly exposed to Agent orange ( AO ) There is a Federal list of AUTOMATIC PRESUMPTIVE'S which countless Veterans are not aware of . Cancers and diabetes are high on the list. You also in spite of your condition (S) or no conditions at all ,, register at your local VA hospitals. As you get older health status always changes. You may qualify for certain benefits based upon your current income level and may even qualify for a Non Service Connected rating ( NSC ) See the Ways and Means dept clerks .
Realizing , most of us who served in Vietnam were badly treated by not only the general dense public but by the VA system itself.
The VA system is a good system and we must all realize that they also had to learn along the way and may not have been able to make all the right decisions. They are not the enemy and the system has greatly improved over the years. So forget all the horror stories and not so good memories and take advantage of the benefits YOU EARNED by serving this country.
Do not put off taking the above advice it is NEVER to late.
God Bless , and thank you for your service .
With your recent foreclosures, the only option for you would be a hard money loan.
I suggest you speak with a local mortgage professional in your area to discuss your options.
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Dear Laura, I suggest you first check out this site for crime rates is you have a concern: http://www.pccd.state.pa.us/pccd/cwp/view.asp?A=1406&Q=571399. There are some wonderful schools in our area so the choices can be confusing. Another site that can help is http://www.pde.state.pa.us/k12statistics/site/default.asp. Since two of the associates in our office have horses, we understand your needs for land and there are specific areas in the Poconos that would have more choices. The southwest quadrant of the Poconos seems to have the majority of horse properties. The eastern section of the Poconos would probably be most limited for the type of property you desire.... more
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)
Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!... more
The indoor heated pool is only open in July & August , with no heat . The exercise room has fell into disrepair , with outdated equipment . Tennis courts have to be repaved because of holes on the surface . Some hallways have the smell of cat urine , When I have my carpets cleaned I ask the guy to do the hallway and it does not help . The management will not spend money on these amenities because the say allot of people don't use them . Other wise if your looking for quiet living this is the place ........... more
The schools work closely with Step by Step, it is a counseling agency and they do have TSS's in the schools along with the home. Calling them or the schools is your best bet. You can call me and I will get more info for you.
Ed :) 570-242-8518... more
Dear W Barry,
I am a full time Realtor with the Company that sells more Real Estate in the Poconos than any other. I would meet with you about selling your home.
Keller Williams Real Estate
The statistics show % of risk larceny is high. There is a WalMart, Lowes, KMart and many other stores. Burglary and theft are lumped with shoplifting and are all theft and robbery larceny?. Are you trying to talk youself out of the area or trying to talk yourself into the area? Crime is everywhere. Have you ever visited Mt Pocono, and felt threatened? I never have. Call the Pocono Regional Police to find out the facts.... more
From my experience this is not a high crime area and seems to be very safe. There is crime every where and no where in PA is free of crime. I live in Tannersville and have friends in the area and have never felt threatened. If you are considering a home in the area and need help I would meet with you and discuss your options. It is a great area for vacation getaway or a full time residence.
Ed :)... more
The number you may be looking at is the listing price---Keep in mind that with REO's the bank decides to accept, reject or counter--some do sell over asking/listed price--in order to make an informed offer/decison, have your real estate professional advise you on recent closed similar properties in the immediate area, then consider the amount of work needed--cosmetic or extensive, etc.... more
A second home is a dream come true for many people. I would start by finding a good local realtor that services the location. I know that there are a couple of really good outfits there. RE/MAX has a strong presence. Thus, I would go to www.remax.com to search for a local agent and to search for properties. Or if you see a certain company have a lot of listings in the area that you are interested, I would suggest to find a buyers agent from that company as well. As far as property searches, feel free to use our website below to search for properties as well.... more