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Terry Farnsw…, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Terry Farnsworth answered:
My credit score is 703 while my husband is 667. On what amount of house we should try to purchase?
Hi Sweet D,

Your credit score isn't really factored into what you can afford - it's mainly used as a qualifying factor. Your income, the ratio of your current debt to that income, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in Falcons Lair
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I have a credit of 520 , any one know of any good loans to try ?
not really, not with a score of 520.

You may not want to hear this, but..you shoud really be concentrating on improving your credit before even thinking of trying to borrow money t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 8, 2013 Home Buying in 75150
Brian Rayl, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Brian Rayl answered:
Are there any rent to own properties in Mesquite Texas around $700?
lholmes,

Unfortunately the state of Texas has made "rent to own" very, very difficult and as such, most home owners who are familiar with the laws will not do it.

Have you tried ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Buying in Mesquite
Becky Carr, Real Estate Pro in Dallas County, TX
Becky Carr answered:
need a house lease to own 3 bedroom
Rent to Own or Lease Option deals are pretty rare and must be drawn up by an attorney. There are no standard lease-option contracts in Texas. This kind of agreement is fraught with risk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Home Buying in Mesquite
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Looking to purchase a home out of town. Doesn't seem to be anything available. Any ideas?
Contact--or have your Realtor contact--absentee owners. They own properties in the area, but are probably renting them out. The pitch, basically, is: "You may have thought of selling, b ... more
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Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
how long is too long to close?
Was the property a short sale? If it wasn't then you should have closed by now. I would ask your agent what is going on.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Home Buying in Mesquite
MARQUIS HANK…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
MARQUIS HANKINS answered:
is this house on 2009 Lee Street is on the market or not?Just want to know if this house is on the market or if someone is still living there
I can't find it on the MLS do you have an MLS number or the city that the home is located in?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Buying in Northridge Estates
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
is this house on 2009 Lee Street is on the market or not?
I don't see where 2009 Lee Street ever been on the market in past 6 months in MLS

Contact my office today
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
972-699-9111
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0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Buying in Northridge Estates
Mike Papanto…, Real Estate Pro in Arvada, CO
Mike Papantonakis answered:
what is cap rate.?
A cap rate is simply what kind of return the investment has at the moment. It's derived by dividing the current net operating income, before debt payments, by the sales price. If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Home Buying in Mesquite
Brian Rayl, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Brian Rayl answered:
Im looking for a house to buy no more then 65,000 i have lived in a apartment for almost 2 years and have decided to buy a house in the mesquite area
Hey Phillip,

I think you have made a great decision. I happen to have a listing in Mesquite that is currently off the market but is still available and I can show it to you if you&# ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 8, 2012 Home Buying in 75149
Bruce Ericks…, Real Estate Pro in Mesquite, TX
Bruce Erickson answered:
Besides our current economy, is there a reason that the housing market is so bad in Mesquite? Seems that there are so many nice houses at a lower
Psk465,

Mesquite traditionaly has been an affordable community compared to others in the metroplex. And just like others Mesquite has experience a reduction in values because of for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2011 Home Buying in Mesquite
Bruce Ericks…, Real Estate Pro in Mesquite, TX
Bruce Erickson answered:
I'm looking for a Realtor in in the mesquite, Forney and Balch springs area. can someone please contact me?
I would be glad to help you find a good agent for your specific needs. I live in Mesquite for over 30 years and have been in real estate for over 20 years so I should be able to find t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Buying in Mesquite
Jared Groce, Real Estate Pro in Cooke County, TX
Jared Groce answered:
Can i get some information on MLS 11395483.?
2644 Cumberland Trail in Balch Springs in currently under contract.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 10, 2010 Home Buying in 75181
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I'm looking to buy an home from KB homes. Can the home prices and upgrade be negotiated?
Taurean,

Your best course of action may be to visit other builders and evaluate their offerings. Armed with this information, you will be in a good position to present your case.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 4, 2013 Home Buying in 75181
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Al Akerman answered:
Rent to own and owner finance, what is the difference?
Rent to own is where you move into a home as a tenant with the intention to eventually own the home.

You would pay rent plus a few extra dollars every month that would be applied tow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2015 Home Buying in Mesquite
Naima Sumner, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Naima Sumner answered:
i am behind on my mortage , due to the increase and it is ruining my credit what can i do?
The first thing you need to do is call your mortgage company and start communicating with them. Explain your hardship and see if they will work with you to do a modification. That mea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 11, 2009 Home Buying in Mesquite
., Other/Just Looking in Lewisville, TX
. answered:
I am only 18 and in august I will be turning 19. January of next year I plan on buying a house. I have been
Hi Caseyrai,

Buying a home in January, it will depend on the interest rates available then. If you'd consider buying a home/town home now, I can tell you that interest rates do vary ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2009 Home Buying in Mesquite
Tom Burris, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tom Burris answered:
I heard that VA loans don't work well when buying HUD homes or Forclosures. Is this true?
Depends.
If there needs to be any repairs, the seller(usually a bank) do not want to make any repairs.
I have seen some instances that they were done.
You need a good realtor with an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in Mesquite
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
if i dont like my financing terms, can i pay cash even though i stated i would get financing?
Yes, the financing addendum will need to be removed, the mortgage lender will need to be notified, the title company will need to be notified, the contract may need to be either rewritt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2009 Home Buying in 75149
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