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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
is it possible to find an oak cliff home with low crime and good elementary school (or public charter) for less than $380?
You can....prices can vary greatly due to the age and conditions of the homes. Everyone from outside the area seems to believe there is a lot of crime, but the people I know who live ... more
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Michael Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Michael Brownstead answered:
Negotiating when the FHA appraisal came in low?
If they are paying your closings costs, which is not the norm in a seller's market, they may not be able to budge either! It is still a seller's market!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 27, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Diane Briggs, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Diane Briggs answered:
What down payment programs can I qualify for. First time home buyer. Good credit score checked credit score site in the upper 600's. Lo
Hi Elisa!
There are a number of programs out there that can help with down payments and closing costs, although they each have their own criteria to meet, in order to qualify. I have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Erica Texada…, Real Estate Pro in 76065
Erica Texada 214.680.4566 answered:
Looking to finance a residential lot in Midlothian, TX.
I'm a agent in Midlothian, who works closely with builders in the area. My office is right off of Main and 14th. I have a list of lenders that can assist you with financing on a lot, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Why won't my saved search retain my work address for commute time?
You can try searching through my website, www.dfwdreamhomes.net, as it has the most updated information on homes available on the market.

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Stager
Unit ... more
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
if there is a slab leak, is that a lender required repair prior to closing?
I think that it will mostly depend on your lender, but it would probably be a good idea to get it repaired. It's never good to have a slab leak, so if you want your home to be in good s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Buying in 75252
Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
Hi is it possible for me to purchase a home or should I wait it out, please advise
Tina,

I work with many great lenders in the area that would be able to take a look at your situation and give you a better understanding. If you would like any contact information, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Alex Travis…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Alex Travis ABR CRS Realtor answered:
Agents, I have an Uptown townhome buyer looking for a 2-3 bedroom newer construction home up to $400,000. Any coming soons?
I can put you in a "Hot Sheet" on MLS which will email you every day with a townhouse with your criteria.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 5, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Vino Alonzo, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Vino Alonzo answered:
My credit score is 623. i have a bankruptcy...2yrs 6mo old/discharged. im a veteran. 60% i receive $1047 xtra a month in disability. help me, please
You should speak with a reputable, knowledgeable lender.

It's very possible to obtain financing in your situation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Vino Alonzo, Loan Office ... more
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Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
Are there any good recommendations for investor friendly realtors? I'm a new wholesaler and looking for a great realtor to do business with.
Are you selling or buying (or both)? Send me a list of your non-mls properties, please! :) I have a handful of clients "flipping" properties right now!! :) Most of my rehabbers are i ... more
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Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
I brought a home back in 2012 from a relative
I"m not understanding the full question--you purchased a home from a relative then leased it back to them? (I'm assuming you were not occupying the property and this is how they made t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Chris Boying…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Chris Boyington 214-598-0221 answered:
How much mortgage down payment is required to buy a investment property in Dallas, TX?
consult a lender is the best place to start
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in 75206
Julie Boyd, Real Estate Pro in San Juan Capistrano,...
Julie Boyd answered:
I have submitted an offer on a short sale Seller's realtor demands my bank statements on top of my lender's approval letter. Why? Legal?
How to write a successful Short Sale offer:

In a short sale, the short sale lender is approving the short sale for both the buyer and the seller. The approval would come with your n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in 75206
Keith W Hefn…, Real Estate Pro in 75206
Keith W Hefner answered:
I am looking to get a old house University Park and get it torn down to build new. This is such that we can live in the neighborhood. Any thoughts?
University park can be a bit tricky to do a tear down in, you have to be sure of the age of the home, and I would recommend being sure of the permit during a lengthy option period befor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in 75205
Jeff Dean, Real Estate Pro in 75028
Jeff Dean answered:
Last year we bought a beautiful 5-4-2 2 story new build on a VA loan. I have had some serious medical set backs that have make things very tight
The best option is to talk to a local agent that can give you some honest answers about the value of your home and costs associated with possibly selling it. Please feel free to contac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
How good is the school district in 75206?
Here is a handy link on my website that will allow you to look directly at school ratings, community information and parent-input. Many parents opt for private school in Dallas, if not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in 75206
Chris Hutchi…, Real Estate Pro in 75067
Chris Hutchinson answered:
I make 53k a year how much house can I afford in Dallas area?
Yes you should be able to get a loan. Call my preferred lender Cory Rice with Evolve Trust & Bank at 214.390.2219. Your situation sounds bread and butter. Plus you only need between 0 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
how do you find a reputable buyer's agent?
Great question! Don't just search online. Ask friends and family for recommendations but do talk to several agents and determine whom you feel most comfortable with. You'll be workin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Buying in 75225
Amy S Arey R…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Amy S Arey Realtor CNE answered:
Help applying for fha?
I agree with another Realtor's answer--Rapid Rescore may help you drastically here. Based just on what you have told us above, you should be able to qualify.

You can go here to fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
What is the Bryan Place Area east of downtown like? I am looking at a Condo there.
No one can predict the future; however, many areas in and around downtown is revamping. Let me know if you need further help in finding a condo/townhome.

Take care,

Susie Kay
Uni ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Dallas
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