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Robert A. Ra…,  in New York
Robert A. Rabuttinio answered:
In our mobile society today, is it better to rent or to buy?
In my opinion it is always better to own than rent!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Rent vs Buy in 13601
Alma Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee answered:
Condo vs. Single Family House?
Condos will require a large downpayment so if you have at least 25% to put down...possibly more, then you can consider buying a condo.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Tampa
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
When buying a home, do you need to have a down payment?
Understand that having no EQUITY in your house, was the biggest reason why we had so many foreclosures.

There are programs; fewer than we used to have, and sporatic at best.

Also, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Cambridge
Tom Miller, Real Estate Pro in Lavonia, GA
Tom Miller answered:
Best Friend and I are moving in and want to rent. The houses that are for sale say so much a month. Isn't that the same as renting?
It could be but not necessarily. The monthly amount is probably estimating the amount of a mortgage. The amount of your down payment would affect the monthly amount. With interest rat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Rent vs Buy
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Is it cheaper to buy or rent in St.Paul-Mpls. Mn area?
Hi there-

Take a look! http://info.trulia.com/rentvsbuy

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Rent vs Buy
Katherine Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Mandeville, LA
Katherine Racine answered:
Cheaper to rent or buy in Mandeville, La.
That all depends on what you need. A single family home with 3 beds and 2 baths will run at least $1200 a month. If you need 2000 sq ft or so you can expect to pay $1700 or more easily. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Louisiana
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Do you accept section 8 vouchers?
Hi Patricia,

Can you please elaborate, what listing are you referring to?

Thanks,
Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Richton Park
Tracy Robins…, Real Estate Pro in Northeast Philadelphia...
Tracy Robinson answered:
Hse ownd by Deutsche Bnk. I wnt 2 buy via lease/purchase w/a 3yr opt 2 buy. Price droppng wise-for bnk 2 let me rent-own & lock in price-Is this poss?
Hello Mzjanea

It depends on your credit and the bank if they are willing to allow a lease purchase with the option to buy in two/three years. They might because you said you have a f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Rent vs Buy in 19050
Paul Paich, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, AZ
Paul Paich answered:
I want to buy a townhouse
Feel free to call me at 602 722 0026 and I will be happy to help answer your questions for you.

Kind regards,

Paul
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Glendale
Keith & Kins…, Real Estate Pro in Verona, WI
Keith & Kinsey Schulz answered:
Is it better to buy that I have VA benefits or to rent?
That depends an lots of variables other then VA. Obviously you have the VA mortgage option, but what other kind of benefits do you get as a renter or home owner? Other factors are your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 14, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Hemet
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
anybody know who i can talk to about getting a Rent -to-own home in Burlington iowa 52601
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Rent vs Buy in 52601
Daniel Alvar…, Real Estate Pro in Union City, NJ
Daniel Alvarez answered:
Are these lease to own rent to own options a scam?
Hi Andrea,

Sounds like you'd be a good candidate for NACA's first time homebuyer program. Check out their site: www.naca.com. There is no down payment and no closing costs. They do, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Apache Junction
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
Actually I forgot to say rent a nice house with a large yard in Novato that will that large dogs?
Hi Ferrisr001:

I help my clients with renting out their homes at times. I have to say that it will be difficult to find a nice house with a large yard that will take large dogs, eve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Rent vs Buy in 94949
Keith Keller, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Keith Keller answered:
Is it possible to find a 3 bed 2 bath house that will take large dogs in Novato?
Hi Ferrisr001, Of course it is! I will take it that you are looking to rent in the way you question is worded. So here's the deal. As a long time landlord I can attest to the difficulty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Rent vs Buy in 94949
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Bernardsville, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Continue to rent or break the lease and buy?
Much will depend on the very cost/benefit analysis that you have begun. I would suggest that you start by talking to your landlord who may be willing to excuse the penalty if you find a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Rent vs Buy
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the average rent for 1 to 3 bedroom apartments in minneapolis?
Hi Cheryl,

Take a look at the market trends in your area: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Minneapolis-Minnesota/

That should help,
Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Rent vs Buy
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Rent to Own apartment
Rent to own apartments in the area are rare; keep in mind that if interested in co-ops, each board does have their own financial requirements that must be met in order to be approved. A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Queens
Arleen Richm…, Real Estate Pro in North Attleboro, MA
Arleen Richman answered:
Should you buy or rent in North Attleboro, MA and the surrounding communities?
I've lived in North Attleboro for about 16 years, have raised 3 kids here. I love it. They have a so many activities for kids, great schools and a great commmunity. People are always ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Rent vs Buy in North Attleboro
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