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Clark County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Genesismariomike asked:
Wed Jul 12, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this.


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Angelica
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Gracemroberts22 asked:
I am looking to rent a 4 to 5 bedroom home. I currently rent a 5 bedroom but two rooms do not have AC. I am fostering my siaters 5 kids and the government requires that I find a home that…
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You just made your situation 10x worse. Landlords refuse to rent to people with evictions because if you did it once, you will do it again. Evictions are expensive for landlords and they don't want to waste money fighting a tenant in court, so it's much easier to do a credit and background check for every tenant, then if you don't qualify, the landlord can legally reject you.

Evictions will stay on your credit report for years.
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Contact a local lender (use your bank since you're already a customer) and find out if you're allowed to use the equity in your home to reduce the PMI. From my experience as a realtor, you cannot use equity to reduce PMI which means you won't be able to refinance.

Your situation is a major reason why buyers should not buy homes unless they have at least 10% cash for a down payment. PMI is very expensive and a waste of money. However, too many buyers don't budget properly and spend money foolishly. Then when they want to buy a home, they're stuck paying PMI because they never saved for a down payment.
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Sat Jul 8, 2017
Kathleen Kancsar answered:
FHA will require that 1% of her loans be held against her, and that is not the case with an FNMA loan. If you are interested in lenders who can help, email me at kat@besthomesvegas.com. ... more
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Sat Jul 8, 2017
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
C7residences asked:
the 1st photo on Trulia. How do I push that photo back where it belongs as 18th. The 2nd photo needs to be the 1st. Thanks.
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Tue Jul 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your idea works nicely in theory but not in real life. The issue is let's say you found a rental that you can afford and is available. If you were to submit all your personal and financial information to a realtor or landlord and have him/her email you an application and you sign it, then the rental is yours. This includes you paying a fee for a credit and background check.

What's wrong with the above picture? You don't have a guarantee that the realtor or landlord will steal your personal or financial information for ID theft. Remember, you're out of town and this is how cons happen. If you're not there in person, you have no proof whether your information was stolen or not. It's your word against theirs.
Another issue - photos on real estate listings are typically stretched or distorted and never show or reveal anything that does not look good. When you see a rental in person, you will see everything - the good and the bad. When viewing listings online, all you see is the good pictures. You have no idea what is not being shown or hidden.
Finally, have you visited the neighborhood in person and visited the building from outside? Realtors and landlords are prohibited from giving opinions on categories protected by Fair Housing laws. Therefore, they cannot tell you what the neighborhood is like in terms of people living there, school quality and other issues that may or may not be important to you. You need to research the neighborhood you will live in. Suppose you don't like it? You signed a lease which means you're stuck living there whether you like it or not.
How does the building look from the outside? If it's not photogenic, it will never show up in real estate listings.

Back to your question. Hopefully I gave you a realistic picture why you should not sign a lease for a rental before you physically move to Las Vegas.
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Mon Jul 3, 2017
latenia worthy answered:
Yes they do if you call me i can assist you in finding section 8 properties Latenia Worthy 248.470.9664
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Sun Jul 2, 2017
Rick Boyd answered:
Extremely upper scale. It sits on the south edge of LV/Henderson off of Green Valley Pkwy.
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Gflore1010 answered:
As a tenant, I left my rental property in great condition with no damage or need for cleaning. The carpet was cleaned. My security deposit was returned minus quite a few deductions without receipts. The owner did not think the professional cleaning of the carpet met his requirements and said he had it done again. He has had work done made several deductions and not provided any work receipts . The residence is in South Florida. What must I do to get my full deposit back which I badly need. I assume I must go to small claims court. ... more
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Tue Jun 27, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Doll Wilkerson answered:
Hey my name is Dollwilkerson I just wondering how to get in one of those programs if is a programs that was for me and I have no clue where to go and get help see I have a appointment but living in poor condition live alone and do for myself I'm trying to get our please help me if you can thanks Doll ... more
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Emily asked:
I need downpayment assistance and would like to find a home under 200K. I make 60K a year. I don't have debt but do have a vehicle loan.
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