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Rentals in Antelope : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 23, 2017
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Hello Kathy, I am not sure why no one is calling you back but these are so you might call and let us know if you contacted them and had any luck...

Here are all 12 of the listings in the mls for rentals in Antelope. The inventory is quite low so you should also check with local rental management companies for their inventory as well. Most agents don't do rentals so you will have to call and go direct.

http://www.realtor.com/apartments/Antelope_CA/affordable

You should check if you could qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent with down payment and closing cost programs.

The purchase in Antelope start from 146k for 2bd 2ba condo and up and from 180k for 3bd 2ba single family home. How much are you paying in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to achieve? If you can buy with less out of pocket than first, last and security and pay less than rent, would you buy?

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in many local cities. You may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses, less than first, last and security with down payment and closing cost assistance programs.

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.

If you decide you want to buy you will need to be pre-approved to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. You will need to gather some documentation for each applicant.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

If you are buying a primary residence you could consider a down payment assistance program such as CalHFA or Sapphire Grant which can cover your down payment and closing costs. You may close with minimal out of pocket expenses. You may consider the CalHFA from a minimum 640 fico score and the Sapphire Grant from a minimum 620 fico score up to 424k.

You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down up to 424k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 424k.

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 any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Both rentals and purchase can be emailed to you to study and compare to consider...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran and VA or CalVet loan specialist
REO and Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
Go to www.crimemapper.com and check out for the zip code 95843. you can study crimes in certain neighborhoods, but past history is not always an indicator of future events.

Best bet? Visit the neighborhood at various times of the day or days of the week. Some indicators that concern me personally is if homes are not well maintained, or lots of cars are parked on the street, especially if they have cobwebs under the tires. Disuse of an area promotes vagrancies and less people that are watching out for neighborhood safety. That isn't a scientific approach but my personal assessment when looking for the safety and care in a neighborhood. When people don't care for their neighborhood, then crime is more accepted. ... more
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Noel Berrios answered:
Hi Stephania. Why rent when you can own? I help buyers like you and would like to introduce you to my team and show you what we can do for you. You will get a professional and honest assessment of your home buying potential and advice on your best course of action. Feel free to contact me..916-533-6149 ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
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