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Amy S. Arey, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S. Arey answered:
I'm 52, a veteran, first time home buyer. great credit, live alone. Should I buy a single family or a townhome? What are?
Single family homes (in most areas) have better resale value and overall lower HOA fees (so that more of your payment is going to your principal, and not just your HOA Fees). If you ar ... more
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Amy S. Arey, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S. Arey answered:
New homes in North Dallas & Far North Dallas
There are a "few" new construction homes in this area, but not many as there's not a lot of land left to develop on. By "far north Dallas" I am assuming you are referring to the area n ... more
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Jean Pasvar, Real Estate Pro in Carrollton, TX
Jean Pasvar answered:
Found a home which is not an open floor plan. Are these houses tough to resell?
There are some features that will appeal to the masses and others that only a few would like. It is difficult to say by the description which way this house would go. But, having said ... more
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Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
Why do so many contracts fail or get outbided?
We are in an extremely heavy seller market right now. Unfortunately, many buyers may be submitting multiple offers and having to terminate one if they get multiple accepted (buyers are ... more
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Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
I'm looking for a broker/loan officer that specializes in loans for self-employed. Any suggestions?
I work with a great lender at Cobalt Mortgage! You can see his informatio at Justinsteiner.com
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Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
How does a Quit Claim Deed work in Texas. Can I add my wife to the deed after closing or does it have to?
He probably figured it out by now, as this question is over five years old.
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E. Danette J…, Real Estate Pro in 76063
E. Danette Jones answered:
I am interested in lease to own option or renting a house$500-800/per month in northeast Dallas. I am a working professional and have good credit.
Hi there!

I agree with Jean. The price range you have indicated is very low for the Dallas area. Rental rates and home sales are all up this Summer due to high demand!

With rega ... more
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Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
my landlord asked me if I wanted to take over the payments on the manf. house I rent from him. whats the best process without new loan
Taking over the payments could be done a number of ways. The question is whether you want to take the steps necessary to insure you know the property's condition, get the ownership tra ... more
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RuralTxRE, Real Estate Pro in Carrollton, TX
RuralTxRE answered:
Looking for real estate agent with buying and selling land experience in Dallas Fortworth area.
1. you "Plan to build by buying land" - are you planning to buy a New Build from a developer?
Most of the available 'Land' in Carrollton, Plano and Frisco has already been bought by D ... more
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Jean Pasvar, Real Estate Pro in Carrollton, TX
Jean Pasvar answered:
Will houses in community with no compound walls/fences affect the resell price? The backyard has a fence and then a few ft away the road. (North Plano
Hello Sunny,

Yes, this would definitely affect the resell price of a home. Having said that it really depends on the Market at the time you plan to resell the house. With the curre ... more
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3chris7long, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
3chris7long answered:
I make $80,000 a year with around a 680 credit score. Can I afford a $200,000 loan.?
Having bad credit can negatively impact many areas of your life such as renting an apartment, buying a car, or even getting a job. But there is a financial option you can use even in t ... more
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John Broussa…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
John Broussard answered:
How much mortgage down payment is required to buy a investment property in Dallas, TX?
We are offering a Stated Investment Property Product that requires a 650 fico with 30% down, if this is of any interest contact me to discuss the program


John Broussard
Account Ex ... more
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Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
We are selling our house in canada in another year and moving to texas.. Wondering if we will need 20% down or can we do 5% down again??
It all depends on many factors. But a lender will be able to take a look and help you out. I work with a great lender and would be glad to help. If there is anything you need please fee ... more
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Jelena Petro…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Jelena Petrovic answered:
I just moved to Dallas and I'm considering switching careers to go into real estate. Where do I start?
Give me a call and we can meet for coffee somewhere and Ill answer all of your questions and give you some tips :)

214-714-3137

Jelena
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Nicole Fedor…, Real Estate Pro in 92866
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
I want to know which is the best area to live for a Muslim family with 2 kids ages 14, 19 in Dallas,TX. I appreciate any feedback you may have. Tks
As others have stated, it is unethical for Realtors to answer this question. You can conduct research on the Internet.

Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Realtors
714-914-5097
re ... more
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E. Danette J…, Real Estate Pro in 76063
E. Danette Jones answered:
houses owner to owner
Hi There!

What is your question? Would love to answer and help you.

Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Can Trulia help locate rent to own?
Don't buy a rent to own and possibly lose the house to fraud from the seller. Pay your bills on time, save your money and in a year you can qualify for a FHA loan. Talk with any lender ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in 75243
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Can someone explain to me how foreclosure works?
There very hard and very time consuming. Don't expect to get one for anything less then asking price either. Those days are gone. Just pic any 1 Realtor and work with them only and get ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
What is the process to purchase land or auction homes with real cash? Will this make transactions slower due to scrutiny?
Cash usually always is faster. As for auction homes, they are all and only CASH. No credit. You will have to register and be ready for the sharks who are pro's and will probably eat you ... more
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Adam Alexand…, Home Buyer in Irving, TX
Adam Alexander Green answered:
Can anyone recommend an ethical structural engineer? We recently closed on a house and learned that the sellers did not disclose foundation problems.
I can help. Give Adam Green, P.E. at Crosstown Engineering a call. We are independent structural engineers that focus on foundation assessments. I hope you were able to resolve the p ... more
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