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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Ian Lozada answered:
You can always offer the price and terms you feel a house is worth. The seller is under no obligation to take the offer, but you can bid what you want. Not needing a mortgage and being able to get to the closing table quickly are huge advantages, of course, and they will give you more leverage in a negotiation. ... more
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Fri Aug 19, 2016
Atxaviermartin answered:
Most likely, credit score depends on your credit report. 600 to 700 is an average score, 700 and above is considered a prime score.
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
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Wed May 11, 2016
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Wed Feb 3, 2016
Bickham.dickson asked:
Hi, looking to gain insight into the typical time houses can expect to be on the market for sale vs. how long they stay on the market for lease in Alexandria, LA. Assuming market rates…
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
By offering them too much. Most seller's need the equity from their home when they sell so they can buy the next one. Rent to own is an illusion of ownership that rarely works well for a renter/buyer. Most will never complete the sale and will lose their non-refundable deposit and over market rent.
A better plan; find the cheapest place you can stand to live in and use the savings to address your credit issues. Pay down your balances to 1/3 or less of their limits. Get some new "secured" credit cards with your current bank. Use them to buy gas & groceries and pay them off monthly. Set up some savings account, even if its just a few dollars per pay check to get into the habit.
Dispute any errors on your credit report with each agency that reports them. DO NOT pay off old collections unless specifically instructed to by your loan officer.
Find a local loan officer that assists with credit repair and let them guide you to more specific steps you can take.
Stay away from rent to own, it's more often a predatory trap than a beneficial option for most buyers.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Contact the following for Section 8 help in your area:

Alexandria Housing Authority
Type: Low Rent and Section 8, Code: LA023
2558 Loblolly Lane
Alexandria, LA 71306
Phone: (318) 442-8843 Fax: (318) 445-2529 ... more
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Matt Leighton answered:
Your best bet would be with an individual landlord compared to an apartment complex/management company. Breed restrictions are put in place on aggressive breeds so as I'm sure you're finding out, they don't even give you a chance once you tell them you have a pit.

If you rent through an individual, you have the opportunity for them to meet your dog and to create a relationship. This is much more likely in you getting a rental.
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Sun Jul 13, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
After you close there is no waiting. They want to see the money in the bank for a period of time BEFORE you close.
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Margaret Hickman answered:
I am a local REALTOR. I work with several reputable lenders in the area. One has a type of loan with a 580 credit score. I am not sure if it is FHA or Rural Development. Please contact me via E-mail at I don't want to post his information here. ... more
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps knocking on the door, mailing a short note to the address....
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Doug Rogers answered:
Both Noles Frye and Key Realty both have rental division. Welcome to Central Louisiana!
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
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