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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello M-simms, the inventory is quite low currently and the rentals start from $1,150 for 2bd 1ba townhome and $1,350 for 3bd 2ba single family home. The purchase start from 70k for 2bd 1ba single family home and an REO single family home from $81,900 which is as low as $410 down payment with a minimum 580 fico score.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Duretta Lorang answered:
This is not unusual, especially if the property already has an accepted offer on it. It is not kind to others not to respond, but sad to say, some don't. If I were the agent, I would now contact the office manager or Broker over the agent. Good luck to you on your next offer! Duretta ... more
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
Duretta Lorang answered:
Herb, the home is a short sale. The listing agent said the trustee's sale was set for 9.28.11, but it was postponed....for how long he doesn't know. The first buyer pulled his offer so the agent is looking for another buyer. This may be a very slim chance of ever being successful, with it having gone on so long. The listing has been posted on Trulia for 333 days. Over a year.

So, yes,it is available right now.

You can reach me at: 760-900-7888
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
groundsofhope answered:
This property still shows available as a short sale, waiting on the lender/seller approval. What kind of
proeperty are you looking for in Helendale?
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Tue Feb 2, 2010
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:

So you can receive answers quickly, you need to provide as much information as you possibly can to describe the property. In this case, you need to give a complete address for the home. ... more
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Wed Nov 18, 2009
Bob Weidinger answered:
Your credit score is everything; you need to protect it. I would advise reconsidering foreclosure.
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