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I have to warn you that what you want is very hard to find and filled with risk. Leasing a home can potentially have a risk in that if the homes owner were to stop making the payments and the home were foreclosed you would have to pack up and move. Add to this risk the fact that you are potentially buying the home and that maybe a portion of rent was supposed to be your down payment..... You can see where i am going and how disasterous this could be. The are a number of problems with lease to own scenarios If you still want to go this route you will need to find an attorney to represent you to prepare or at least check the contracts before you sign. Best of luck to you.... more
Do you know what your credit scores is? There are some lenders that can work with a 600-620. I actually live in the area you are referring to as I am in Grapevine and my child goes to Carroll ISD.
There are not a lot of foreclosures, but there are a few. What kind of price range are you looking to be in?... more
Renting until you know the area is a great idea!! An apartment may have a lower deposit than a home but no yard to play in. I would need to know more about your needs and your situation in order to help you further. Please feel free to contact me at 972-841-7880 if I may be of further service.Sincerely, Ginger Lesher Keller Williams Realty... more
The median sales price for homes in Grapevine TX for Jan 12 to Mar 12 was $197,288. This represents a decline of 65.9%, or $381,812, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 21.2% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 40.1% over the last 5 years in Grapevine. The average listing price for Grapevine homes for sale on Trulia was $288,155 for the week ending Apr 11, which represents a decline of 1.6%, or $4,763, compared to the prior week and a decline of 3.1%, or $9,361, compared to the week ending Mar 21. Average price per square foot for Grapevine TX was $105, an increase of 25% compared to the same period last year.
Standing on the road in a chicken suit with an open house sign.
What about standing outside your car every Saturday afternoon or some afternoon after 4pm with a big sign that says Real Estate information for this neighborhood....and handing out price sheets of what is for sale. You can catch people in the neighborhood and people looking to buy in that neighborhood. Hand out cold bottles of water. Maybe do it once a month for each of 4 decent sized neighborhoods.
Postcards can be pretty expensive....$1 each. You need to be committed to call each person you send one to. Send call send call send call. Probably 6-12 over a year to the same address.
Let us know what works for you.... more
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First and foremost call your landlord and explain why you want out. Has your financial situation changed or is it something with the home itself?
They may be willing to work with you if you agree to do the marketing to find the new tenant. Obviously, they will run the application, etc like they did on you. But, if you are willing to take the stress of sign calls, showings, etc off their hands, who knows.
Luckily, homes in Grapevine lease rather quickly, so securing a new tenant shouldn't take too long.
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What is stopping you from moving the Closing ahead 4 days?
Have you checked with the Title Company to find out if it is feasible?
Why wouldn't you co-operate?
Why do they want to move it? have you asked?
Communication is a wonderful thing.... more
I think it depends on the size of your property.
You own a lot of acreage and it could be big money.
You own 1/10 of an acre, then don't complicate things.
There are plenty of people who have retained the rights.
I guess I would look at it from the prospect of you as a buyer.
How do you feel about the property you are buying.....do you want them, do you care if the current owner keeps. Would you pay more or less for the property if they are there or not? Would you pay to have the mineral title searched if no one is sure?
I think it just complicates the transaction in an unneeded way for what is a little money in the scheme of things if you say you want to retain them. These days it is not always easy to sell, so even just putting that idea out in the listing might mean the difference between a sale or not. Are they that important to you?
If they are, they're worth fighting to keep.... more
Excellent question! The foreclosures could cause a drop in property values overall. However, when an appraiser is determining value for your property he/she will use normal sales (non-distressed). So you would be compared to other homes that were not foreclosures. BUT their is a second part to this equation. If the property values have started to drop because of foreclosures, the appraiser has to mark your subdivision as a declining market. If that happens then they have to make a time adjustment for the depreciating percentage. So, lets say all comps were sold between 3-6 months ago, then the appraiser has to determine how much they would have sold for the day of the appraisal by assigning the percentage that they would have dropped because of the declining market. So in essence, yes you could have some detrimental effects from the foreclosures in your area if they are prevalent and causing a drop in market prices. Hopefully, that was clearer than mud! :) Good luck!... more
If it is the one at 4150 Woodland Ct, it does have a contract on it. If there is anything else you need information on, please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much!!
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I don think you can do a rent to own with a sect 8 voucher but i would be happy to help you find a rental please email me how much your voucher is and what areas you are looking for.
There are a few great resources around. I think it is best to contact your Community Resource Officer or CRO at the police department. Just call the main non-emergency number and ask to be connected to the CRO. They’re normally very aware of the good and bad areas of the area and can normally give you local statistics. You can also check out http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ which provides stats based on the FBI uniform crime reports. You might also visit the FBI stats site at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius. Another place to checkout is http://www.Crimeweb.net . Hope this is of you to you.... more
I really like Cary Clarke homes.....about 3000sqft in Southlake should run around $450,000, but this can vary widely depending on your upgrades. That should buy a nice home with nice upgrades, but you can of course spend more depending on what you want and how customized you want to make it or if you buy a lot with a large premium on it.... more
You might get lucky with just that much information. Or you could try searching the databases for him.
The state site is for registering builders. No, they're not exactly licensed in the same meaning as licensed Realtor or licensed Loan Officer or licensed plumber.
This may get you started, at least.... more