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Addison : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Sandmirand asked:
Tue Mar 3, 2015
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Badly. Don't do it. Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.

Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.

Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Sarah Leonard answered:
I don't see that it is listed with an agent. It may be For Sale By Owner. If it is in fact for sale, the sellers may not have posted pictures for a number of reasons. They may have pictures scheduled with a professional for a future date, or perhaps the home is in need of repairs.

Good luck with your search!
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Sat May 10, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
In case you weren't aware Google Maps are wonderful thing for directions/distance, as is Mapquest...
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Darek Homel answered:
FHA requirements are simple. The property has to be in a livable condition and will have a FHA inspection/appraiser. All lights has to work, doesn't matter what fixtures as long as there is a bulb, dishwasher, washer, dryer etc. has to be in a working condition. ... more
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
You can visit for all school information by Zip Code. Good luck!
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Janet Baier answered:
The only area I've had experience with co-ops is in the city limits of Chicago. I've lived in DuPage County for 29 years and have never run into any co-ops out here.

Is there a reason you're looking for a co-op instead of a condo or townhome? Linda gave an excellent answer and any one of us on this list can arrange to set you up on the MLS (Multiple Listing System) to search for properties each day and send you updated lists of those homes that best suite you needs and wants. Most of the other big-named and well known sites actually feed from the MLS so this is the best place to get your information.

Let me know if there's any way I can help.
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
Where are you seeing the price? Sometimes Trulia and other sites show the judgement amount and it is not the list price at all. A Realtor will confirm it all for you.
If an association on the property, then be aware of the public act and paying the 6 months and late fees+-....also something your Realtor could explain to you. There can be thousands of dollars involved. ... more
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Darek Homel answered:
Sat Jan 19, 2013
Darek Homel answered:
about 170 properties 3-4 bedroom
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