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Cindy Brooks…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Cindy Brooks Johnson answered:
Tell me about the train tracks that run through the area. How often do the trains run and what is the noise like?
I lived in Forest Hills for 8 years. It is a lovely neighborhood with beautiful trees across form White Rock Lake. I barely noticed the train! Occasionally, if I was awake late at nig ... more
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
Are USDA loans easier than FHA and do they have less underwriting?
Why was your FHA a headache? They usually run fairly smoothly unless there is a problem with the borrower's qualifications or the condition of the property.

USDA's take a little long ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Resell factor of Master BR all by itself with a separate staircase....
We can never tell for sure what a Buyer will buy and not buy. So you will just have to take a leap of faith and hope that someone will also find it nice and unusual as you did when sell ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
I am looking to purchase a condo in North Dallas area for around 25k. I am looking to pay cash. What are somethings I need to do and ask for?
There are NO condos in any part of Dallas that are under $25,000. Those days are gone Tami.
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
First time buyers
Contact any lender of your choice for loans, fees and criteria needed to purchase a home, then select 1 realtor and work with them only on buying what you want.
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Can my father in law still by a second home even if he still owes $23,000 on his current home?
Contract any lender of your choice for real, hard answers on home loans.
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Self Employed Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of New Alt Doc Loan Program
If this is real, then it will help many buyers.
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in East Dallas
Micah Matson, Real Estate Pro in 35613
Micah Matson answered:
conventional over cash offer?
How much below asking price are they? If its close the cash is always better, but if it is too far off what they want/need to net they might take their chances with the conventional lo ... more
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Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE 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 R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE 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
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in 75254
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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E Danette Jo…, 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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Donald Crouc…, Real Estate Pro in 75010
Donald Croucher, Jr. 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
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
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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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
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Home Buying in Piedmont Addition
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
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