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78254 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
It will depend on your state laws. If you are advertising real estate services, most laws state you have to disclose who is running the page, the name of the firm, address, broker and some also ask for license number. Check with your state real estate commission what the law is in your state. I find it easier to write about different communities in my blog where i can easily put the proper disclosures. You can sign up for free at Active Rain, i put a link below ... more
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Mon Sep 4, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
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Sun Sep 3, 2017
Robin Coleman answered:
Try pmi, no closing cost, no down payment, does not go off of FICO score.
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Sun Sep 3, 2017
Robin Coleman answered:
Look into the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America at No down payment, No closing cost, no PMI, they do not use fico score.
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Wed May 10, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
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Tue Feb 28, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I have to agree with Alysse that you should do your homework before signing the contract.
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Fri Jan 6, 2017
Bernard G. answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Consumer Care Advocate
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Sun Jul 31, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you ask the property manager or landlord. Chances are they will want a secure payment such as a cashier check or money order.

Susie Kay
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Mon May 9, 2016
LystHouse answered:
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Sat Oct 3, 2015
Charmaine Smith answered:
Unfortunately home rentals typically require a deposit equal to the amount of one months rent. I can absolutely help your friend out. Have them contact me and we can chat.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Lapantera22000 asked:
anyone have any rentals in the area of 78254,78253,78251 without credit check under 1100? need in 2 wks for a family they have no pets.
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Tue May 6, 2014
Vino Alonzo answered:
A lot of homes in that zip code are eligible for $0 Down USDA Financing.

If you want to consider purchasing instead of renting, please give me a call.

Vino Alonzo, Loan Officer
NMLS# 184279
First Cal Mortgage
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Jason Campbell answered:
Be patient. Once school starts... things slow down for a bit while people adjust to that. If you feel like your agent is aggressive and is actively trying to market the property, other than just putting the home on MLS, than you should be ok. Give it a little time.

One of the questions I always encourage folks to ask when they meet with agents and interview them for the first time is to ask, "What is your home advertising budget?" and "Can you show me some of your ads?"

Most agents only do the "3 P's"

Put a sign in the Yard
Put the home on MLS
Pray that someone like me will come along and sell it for them.

But if your agent is a good one.. you shouldn't have much to worry about.

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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Sandy Mushinski answered:
If you would like to search on your own, you can go to There you can search for listings that fit your specific criteria. You can also set up listing alerts that will come to your email when a property that fits your criteria becomes available.
Good luck!
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Sun May 5, 2013
Vino Alonzo answered:

Before you back out, please contact me. I've been down this road before.

Switching lenders and possibly financing the cost of all of the repars is an option.

Let's do a through review of your file before you make any decisions. If it's best that you stay with your current lender, I'll tell you. If we have to tweek your scenario a little bit, I'll give you options.

Vino Alonzo, Loan Officer
NMLS# 184279
Castle & Cooke Mortgage
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Laila Abdulla answered:
For your pre-qualification needs, Keystone Mortgage can help you. We are a small boutique shop that can process your application/credit only once and then shop for the best product, rate, closing cost for several national lenders at our disposal. On trulia just click on my profile to read more and review recommendations from previous clients that i have helped. Also, you can search zillow profile
We go over every term and cost break down that you need to understand when it comes to getting the best home financing. Please call for a no cost pre-qualification. 210.535.1739
Laila Abdulla
Keystone Mortgage
Branch Manager- San Antonio, TX
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Christina Moore answered:
I just relocated to the same area and I do know that Jefferson Middle School will be in the new zone area for Folks Middle School but have been given the option to stay at Jefferson if the child is provided transportation. You might want to ask the school if they will allow your children to stay, as long as they are provided transportation. My 2 elementary children will also be attending the new school, Franklin Elementary as it is close to our home. It will be a big adjustment but once they make friends I am sure they will be fine. ... more
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Royce Simmonds answered:
I am sure many companies may differ, but we use an outside contractor to check credit on anyone applying for a lease. The company will check all three major credit agencies and send us a report with a combined FICO score and information about each account (such as credit cards, cell phones) the applicant may have on their credit report. This is for leasing/renting a home.

For mortgage companies, again each bank or mortgage company will have their own policies and provider to run the credit.

Royce Simmonds, Broker-Owner
Simmonds Real Estate Inc.

36 Years Air Force Service (15 Enlisted-21 Officer)
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Jose Novelo answered:
If you do not have evictions or broken leases and can prove you are employed and earn three or more times the rent, you can be approved.
Please let me know if you want my help.
Good Luck!
Jose L. Novelo
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