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Wed Aug 3, 2016
Christine Terry answered:
Don't do it!! It's most likely a scam. I've been looking at rentals and have seen at least 6 scams. If it sounds to good to be true or you think your getting a great deal. Don't do it!! I spoke to a landlord of a property that was being used to scam people and the landlord said unfortunately a few people had sent the scammer money . ... more
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Sun May 8, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Run, not walk, to a real estate attorney who can explain to you the pros and especially the cons of doing what this person is asking.
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Tim Nadem answered:
@Brian...First the city is going to ask you why you want to remove the pole, Saying " I don't like it " is not going to work, but health reasons you might have a good chance, but it will be expensive and you have to prove it. We had a tree that my wife was ellergic to because it was bad for our health it was gone. ... more
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
You need confer with you listing agent remove the pictures from Trulia

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Sat Jul 18, 2009
Leasing To Own Solutions answered:
I'm certainly glad that you're not like many of the other Agents I run into who are "unaware" that they have to disclose their license when doing their advertising. I've got no problem saying that I'm happy that my observations were a mistake and unfounded about the property you posted on Craigslist.

As for Lease-to-Own's....I would CERTAINLY hope that seller/landlords would screen their tenants before putting them on a Lease-to-Own deal. You would have to be crazy not to. If the tenant/buyers (who would be working with one of my Mortgage Lenders on my Team) don't have a reasonable chance in exercising their option at the end of the lease, then i'm not going to set them up to fail. I feel that I & my Lender have a responsibility to assist them throughout the entire Lease to make sure they are on the path to homeownership.

Also, I'm not looking for sellers who don't care about having their homes vacant for a month or two. And I certainly don't go out looking for just any ole "renter" who will trash the place. I want to lease houses from sellers who are in a situation where they have tried selling with an Agent or themselves for a while and are motivated to try something different. Secondly, I deal with tenant/buyers who will have a vested interest in the property and will be treating it as their own because why in the world whould they want to trash their own house?

You said that you understand how a L/O "could be structured under special circumstances that would mutually benefit both parties". Well......I insist on it. If it's not a win~win situation for both parties, I'm not going to risk my reputation for anything less.

The late, great real estate columnist Bob Bruss wrote many articles including a few great ones on Lease-to-Own deals. If anyone truly wants a compete picture on doing these type deals, I suggest googling his name and articles.

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Thu Mar 5, 2009
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:

Have you found your answer? If so, contact me, I'm a local broker. We can discuss business arrangements.
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Wed Sep 3, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
If he never signed the lease you should be entitled to a refund of your deposit. Ask for it in writing. In addition did he take the deposit as credit towards rent or security deposit. Check with your state law as there are specific rules and time frames for returning security deposits that could net you triple damages for him not returning it. Goo dluck ... more
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