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Marcos Reis, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA
Sun Jun 5, 2016
Marcos Reis asked:
ello , my name is Marcos I need to buy a house, but I still am not have credit, will be that there was any way that you can help me buy my house, I am married have fixed work and my wife…
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Marcella Jam…, Home Buyer in Waxahachie, TX
Fri Nov 6, 2015
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Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Thu Apr 2, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would contact a local lender to see what loan options you have. Best of luck.
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Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Mon Mar 30, 2015
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Thu Feb 12, 2015
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Daniel Frank…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Mon Feb 9, 2015
Daniel Frankson answered:
Hey Jasmine,

In my professional opinion, I would advise you to avoid lease purchase situations. If becoming a homeowner is your goal, a lease purchase option is not likely going to help you achieve your goals. The reality of the situation is that less than 5% of lease purchase deals actually close. You would be much better off taking the time to put yourself in a better position to secure a mortgage (build your credit and savings, etc) and then jumping into the buyers market. Feel free to contact me at anytime to discuss your options in more detail.

All the best,

Daniel Frankson
Harry Norman, Realtors
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Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Gary Geer answered:

Normally the agent is paid from the commission paid to the listing agency. You can however have an agreement with your agent that may require you to pay them. Talk to your agent about your situation prior to starting your search. ... more
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Ashleigh Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Cumming, GA
Tue May 1, 2012
Ashleigh Bennett answered:
I sold a good friend a condo in that neighborhood 6 years ago. Two years ago she wanted to sell because she was moving out of the country and didn't want to hassle with renting. Unfortunately at that time, and even now ( I've done the research in that neighborhood recently), prices are far lower than what she owes. Unless you owe nothing on it and don't mind selling it for nearly half of what you paid, I would consider holding on or rent it out. There are some good property management companies out there. ... more
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Lee Adkins, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Mon May 23, 2011
Lee Adkins answered:
Justine -
Hello! I realize this question is older. If you have already found a home or someone to assist you, great! If not, I'm happy to help. To answer your question, any one agent can show you all of the listings you identify online. The owner/landlord typically pays us a fee out of the first month's rent so there's no direct (additional) cost to you. If you are still looking, feel free to email me more details on what you are looking for at and I'm happy help.


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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Tue Jan 11, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Tvalentine,

If you access the link below you'll see that we currently show this home as sold. It won't be included in any search results for active homes for sale on our site.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or feedback for us.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Thu Jul 29, 2010
Spirit Messingham answered:
I agree with other agents, I provide to all my clients a frequently called numbers list to call for gas, water and etc. Far as home security, that is a preference ?. A lot of company's are offering specials to install and etc, but find it interesting in a down economy that is one sector that has increased and picked up. If you are a DIY kind of person, Home Depot option might cost less. Good luck. ... more
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Maggie Hawk, Real Estate Pro in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Tue Jul 27, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
Before I moved to Florida, I had a radon mitigation system installed in the house I moved from. The home was built into the side of a mountain in Valley Forge, PA. Radon is actually quite common in that area, due to the seams of coal in the local rock strata.

The home was a rustic contemporary, with an A-frame at one end, and the rest (the majority) of the house a ranch-style with decks on the main level, and a daylight, finished basement, with sliders to the outside, +below.

The company that did the remediation drilled a hole in the floor, in the corner of the downstairs bathroom (for the intake). A vertical pipe was then inserted. It was not really very noticeable, since it was behind the door. Then the pipe was run into the space between the floors. Next, it was run horizontally to the outside wall. At that point, the pipe became vertical again, and was extended up, above the roofline, where a fan was installed to pull the air to the outside.

Our system was most likely the type that Robert Whitfield has described. It was a relatively simple project, completed in a day or two.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
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Other/Just L…, Other/Just Looking in Fleming Fitch Grant,...
Wed Jun 25, 2008
Other/Just Looking answered:
Depends on what you mean by "reliable".

My experience on a couple of loans with American Sterling was very good. Underwriting was faster than many lenders... partly because they aren't giant behemoths like a national bank or big lender.

They also were one of the last lenders willing to underwrite certain loan products that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac eliminated this year. That's where the question about "reliable" comes into play... the mortgage industry is going through massive changes - basically rolling back guidelines and credit risk to the more stringent levels on the late 90s and earlier.

Many borrowers have been left high and dry becuase guidelines changed while their applications were being underwritten. A rate lock can provide some protection, but right now the attitude of most investors in MBSs (Mortgage Backed Securities) is that only the simplest, "vanilla" risk is acceptable. It's not the lenders' fault, and they have little control over investors changing their minds, so to speak, with little warning.
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Will,  in Atlanta, GA
Thu Jun 19, 2008
Will answered:
Did you know that lenders determine their own rates on FHA? Perhaps this is why one lender's rates seem better than another's.
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