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CHRIS M.T. B…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
CHRIS M.T. BODDEN answered:
Rent or Buy on Oahu?
If you are planning on owning the home for atleast 3-5 years the BUY, BUY, BUY now before prices go up any more then they already have....Contact me today if you have any further questi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Honolulu
Lori Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Spokane, WA
Lori Thomas answered:
Moving to Spokane - can't decide whether to rent or buy. May not be staying in Spokane > 2 yrs. 3br 2ba south hill or similar. Thoughts?
I have a 4br 3ba home for sell on the south hill which I also would consider leasing. I also have a 3br 1 ba home on the south hill that I'm in the process of remodeling and could also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 17, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Spokane
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I'm looking to relocate from Pennsylvania to st. Augustine florida with two grandkids teen girl 15yrs old and a 7 yrs old boy.
Hi Boricuanellie53,

I have some great news. A large part of Saint Augustine FL is eligible for the no money down USDA mortgage.

Here is an example of a home that is in the part of ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Oct 17, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Saint Augustine
tom.mccollis…, Real Estate Pro in 46038
tom.mccollister answered:
Moving to Indianapolis to attend dental school for 4 years. Should I buy or rent?
That is a good question. As I believe was mentioned before no one has a crystal ball to know what a home you might purchase will be worth in 4 years when you're ready to sell. I helpe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Indianapolis
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
need help i am from buffalo ny and is looking for a home rent to own in 90278 los angeles ca .3 bedroom 1 bathroom 1 puppy
Kathy,
Rent to own's are rare and rarely work out of the renter/buyer. First, you are only a tenant until you complete the purchase in the future. The vast majority of people in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Rent vs Buy
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
What are some issues or scams involved with rent to own houses?
This question posted Jan 2011.

The Dobbs-Franks Consumer Protection Act has eliminated this source of home funding except in extremely rare cases.

Anything promoted as such, is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Rent vs Buy
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
I accepted a job an hour away from my residence. I want to move to the new area but have not had time to put my home on the market.
Congrats on the new job. Is an hour-long commute unworkable for you? Yes, it means getting up a little earlier, getting home a little later. But with the new job, it seems to me that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Columbia
Bosophiea, Home Buyer in Clarkston, MI
Bosophiea asked:
Buy or rent ---est price for sale $180,000. Rent for 1,300.00 Land contract terms ? I don't know if this amount will be affordable
I need to know all fixed costs . And I need to live knowing what's my budget ?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Waterford
Mike McEntush, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
Mike McEntush answered:
How do I find Houses for rent by private owner?
One of the best resources to find rental homes are through Craigslist
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Amelia
Wallace Ashby, Real Estate Pro in 97060
Wallace Ashby answered:
Looking with option to buy later on. Can somebody help me please with some assistance?
Are you looking for help finding properties that are offering this or help with the process? The question is a bit vague.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 4, 2014 Rent vs Buy
Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
I am looking to rent or buy a house as a first time home buyer in the 78209 or 78212 area. I am needing a 3 bedroom/2 bath. Can anyone assist?
Good Afternoon -

I would be happy in helping you find the home that is right for you. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way. I have lived in the Alamo Heights and Ol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 78209
Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
What are my options if I don't want to live in apartment or buy home?
When it comes to searching a home you have to stop and think what you are wanting most in your home.

Ask your self, do I want to live in a multi-family condo / town-house style with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Rent vs Buy in San Antonio
Denise Walsh…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield County, CT
Denise Walsh and Partners answered:
I need little apartament.buy
What is your price range? I'm sure we can help you find one. Have you talked to a mortgage broker yet? That is usually the first step so you can get pre-qualified. Denise. 203-650-15 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Fairfield
Valli Lopez, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Valli Lopez answered:
I am presently in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Can I rent / purchase a home now?
You can buy now!

We would require a good down payment, but I have two banks that would lend to you even 1 day out of bk. Of course the rate is higher than the average but you could ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Eastlake Greens
Tobi Enos, Renter in New Bedford, MA
Tobi Enos asked:
I am on section8 can I still buy or rent to own on section 8?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Rent vs Buy in New Bedford
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Our home is a two story and several walls have bad cracks. Best to repair or sell as is?
Visible issues like cracks or water stains are best to tackle prior to listing - agree with prior posters assessment that they will have one of two negative impacts - scare a buyer away ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 85138
Alison Rowe, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alison Rowe answered:
What is the most cost efficient housing option for a college student?
I always consider buying a more financially smart decision if you can find a home that is affordable and a good deal. Especially if you plan to get a job after you finish college you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 33634
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
do you have any rent to own home?
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
2 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Jacksonville
Harish Raut, Other/Just Looking in Bridgewater, NJ
Harish Raut asked:
Is it compulsory to stay at Bridgewater for getting or continuing admission at RVCC High School? Hi! I am presently staying at Bridgewater with my relative. My elder son is studding at RVCC High School. Now I am planning for rant a house for me below $ 1000.00 which is not available…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Rent vs Buy in Bridgewater
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