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Tue May 9, 2017
Tammy Holly answered:
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I'm a local realtor and have sold homes in Sachse and McKinney. I'm not sure what you meant but feel free to reach out to me by phone and perhaps I can connect you with my client(s) with school age kid(s).

Susie Kay
Ultima Dallas
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Wed Mar 22, 2017
Durham.kendra answered:
My Loan Is Your Loan work with borrowers down to a 550 credit score for VA, FHA, and USDA loans. They have a direct lender who was able to get my loan closed fast. I would check them out. I worked with Brian Young at 2147973479 I would call him.
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Sarabeth Moffett answered:
There are several one or two bed/bath apartments that accept section eight just have to know where to look. Try narrowing your search by the parameters you described and hopefully you can find something to suit your needs! ... more
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Mon Sep 19, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Even with the best builders, building a home can be a gut wrenching process. You can reduce your risk and save money by buying a home that's a few years old. If you have your heart set on a brand new home, know that mistakes will be made and it's up to you to catch them. Educate yourself as much as possible and read your contract carefully. West Ridge is a nice community...if you can survive the process you'll be very happy there. Good luck!

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave

Best selling author of Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! US, Texas, and Spanish versions available.
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Hbrittain answered:
Great idea.If you're going to rent a house, you should try to post it on The site is free for landlords. Some of my friends rented out their properties with this service. ... more
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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Markzjordanz answered:
No credit check, 1 percent interest 30 year fixed, 4.5 proof of funds in which u can use vet status or 401k, the property has to be appraised at 350 k and up. 30 day close, 8037576801
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Tue Jun 28, 2016
Mhitt0421 answered:
I have would suggest Davis Realty. I am not sure of everything they offer, but the owner is top notch and has always helped me.

However, if you are in need of insurance monitoring of your properties, we can help with no cost to you. ... more
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Sun May 15, 2016
George Raymondo answered:
Are you planning to CA? If so, please click on my profile and shoot me a message and I will refer you to a couple of Realtors who specialize in VA deal. Also, I would be happy to assist you if you need some loan expertise.

Best wishes
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Samira2424 answered:
I have a great recommendation if your concerned about your credit report and score. Call 1-800-368-4193 make sure you ask for Alicia. Worked with her last year to help remove inaccurate items on my credit report. When I was first referred to her my score was 480, 432 & 466 after 1 month it went up 39 points and in about 5 months 109 points. She is very knowledgeable on ways to legally make both the credit bureaus and creditors do the right thing, and in doing so the items fell off my credit report its been 9 months now I'm at 755 750 and 720 with Experian, but I'm still a satisfied client all I did was follow her advice. Oh she also has portal access so I saw exactly what was being done with my credit and I was able to message her when I had questions from within the portal. ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Rick Baker answered:
I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker. We have a partner that offers a lease with purchase option that is both fair and transparent. The program was even featured on FOX News, The Wall St. Journal!

Give me a call and I can help.... AND you don't pay with a credit card.

Rick Baker
Coldwell Banker
7410 Preston Rd
Frisco TX 75034
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Rick Baker answered:
If the builder will not respond then you need to start documenting EVERYTHING in writing.
Especially since the home is less than one year. Send letters certified mail return receipt requested to have proof positive that this issue existed before the one year warranty expired. Before going the legal route which can be expensive I would recommend enlisting your Realtor and the Broker. The builder is always looking for more business and they view Realtors as their best advocates. No competent builder wants to develop a reputation as a bad builder with the Realtor community. It is the quickest way to kill off all sales.

Most Realtors strive to create a lifelong relationship that does not end at the closing... It begins there!

Rick Baker
Coldwell Banker Frisco
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Rick Baker answered:
There some public transportation options but they get harder the further out you go.
TAPS is a bus line and their is a taxi service based in Mckinney.

If public transportation is important/vital to you perhaps I can help you look for other options as far as a location that offers more of what you need. I personally live in Mckinney and with the distances involved taxis can get expensive.

Rick Baker
Coldwell Banker Frisco Realtor
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Rick Baker answered:
If you are speaking PURELY of price appreciation and quality of life for the average person then in my opinion you would be very hard pressed to beat Frisco. That is literally one of the hottest markets in America with prices that went up 15-20% last year alone. I personally live in West Mckinney which has a very similar feel to Frisco and even goes to Frisco schools but has a significant savings on purchase price.
I am with Coldwell Banker Frisco and have helped dozens and dozens of first timers. Also with Coldwell Banker we fund our own mortgages so it is much easier/faster to get approved and then close.
We are the only brokerage that funds the mortgage themselves and then never sells it! This allows us to be more flexible in the criteria for approval. When you go through a mortgage broker they are NOT the decision maker they are by definition a middle man.

You had asked though about just appreciation etc. I would strongly recommend that you sit down with an experienced agent to do a full Buyer's consultation. That is free with me and no obligation. There are SO many factors that will affect how happy one is with Real Estate that I feel it is crucial. 972-836-8880
Office is 7410 Preston Rd Frisco TX 75034
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Sun Dec 20, 2015
Davidhilldallas answered:
What is the latest on Waterstone Estates in McKinney? Look at buy in the McKinney and surrounding areas for a lot with 1+ acres, that is how I found this place. It still seems to have a number of lots available for sale. I read the back history, if its any better to build there? also have a few questions?
1. That area looks to be in the flood plains, where there any problems this past year with all the rain?
2. What builders are building there now?
3. And it looks like you can contract with any builder, if you buy a lot, correct?
4. HOA fees, I hadn't located that online either.

Or anybody have other suggestions for developments in the area of mcninney, allen, prosper with 1+ acre lots for around $500 or so.

Thanks in advance, David
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Rebekah Dugger answered:
There's no catch! At least with my agency there isn't. It's a high volume model. My brokerage will list your home totally free to you...we actually pay for professional pictures, listing and scheduling service fees as well. All that we ask is that you sign a buyer's representation agreement and allow us to help you out on the purchase of your next home. When you buy your next home we are then paid 3% of the home's value by the seller. We really do all of the same work for less money. It's just the model we chose to use. ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Amy Arey answered:

Most of this would depend upon what your SC contract states. (It could be very different from TX). I would need more information to answer / guide you properly. Here in Texas, if earnest money was cashed BUT you were still in your option period, you could opt out and only lose your option fee (and get your earnest money back). If you are beyond your option period, there is a chance you could lose your earnest fee. If just shortly over the option period, it may be worth having your agent discuss the situation with the seller's agent. Sometimes simply being NICE can go a long way. If they are understand and are wiling to "go against the rules" they "may" still be willing to refund your earnest money if it's in an area that moves quickly and would be easy for them to get another contract in this one's place.

Would love to help you in the event you ARE transferred to DFW in Texas!

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Jeff McCart answered:
with the right Down Payment you can get the money, Is the home for you to live in are is an Investment that you plan to sale right away?

Call me and we can talk about how to get funding!! ... more
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Janet Mitchell answered:
If you haven't yet started working with a Realtor, I would love to assist you. I come from a military family and my lender and I are both experienced with VA loans. I work in the Frisco, McKinney area with the builders and hold a Certified Negotiator designation. You can reach me through my profile: ... more
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