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Tue May 9, 2017
LystHouse answered:
There are actually some credit unions, that have a loan programs which will do 103% of the loan - allowing you to actually get money back if you write the contract correctly and get he seller to pay some of the closing costs. The rates are a little higher than normal, but if you only plan to stay in the home for 7-9 years the numbers actually work out better than putting a large sum down up front. We have several lenders that we would be happy to guide you to who can do just what your looking for. In our experience, home ownership provides many benefits, including the ability to actually get some money back when you sell the home, as opposed to renting and not getting anything back. Sure you pay a little less when you rent - but there are also tax breaks. We have specialists who have dealt with many clients in your exact same situation. Give us a call and we would be happy to point you in the right direction with no obligation to use us, 855 866 8339. Best of luck! ... more
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Jim answered:
Watch out the guy named Ricard - EI Bey.
He is a fraud. He cannot get you any loan at all. What he does is cheat your money for appraisal which he will never done. Once if he got the money, he will not answer your phone or email anymore. You can search at Georgia License website, he does not have license at all. Just a fraud. ... more
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Sat Aug 9, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
Single family homes (in most areas) have better resale value and overall lower HOA fees (so that more of your payment is going to your principal, and not just your HOA Fees). If you are considering a townhome due to no yard or a smaller yard, perhaps also look at patio homes or zero lot homes. If you have aging relatives, you may consider a single-story townhome (they do exist, but are sparse and few) to avoid the stairs. The rest of your decision should be based upon personal preference.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Sat Aug 9, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
There are a "few" new construction homes in this area, but not many as there's not a lot of land left to develop on. By "far north Dallas" I am assuming you are referring to the area north of 635? Also, are you looking for homes already built ("spec" homes) or wanting to build a home?

Feel free to contact me if still looking. I would be happy to send you either --specs or new-construction in the area. Remember--you still need your own representation even if buying a new home. The sales person in the model homes represents the seller (not you).

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:

Pick a Realtor who works and is familiar with that area.

Good luck.

Turtle Creek Realty
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Fri May 4, 2012
Donna answered:
I have 2 small Kids 3 & 1. I've heard about South Dallas, Oak Cliff. Dont think thats somewhere I want To live. Plano,Rowlett,Sachse,Garland my be better for us. I need my rent to be around $800. ... more
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Sun May 16, 2010
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Crime is a recurring topic for people moving into an area, and personally I prefer the interactive maps that show up on and the Dallas city interactive maps on .

These may give you some sense of where crimes have been reported, but obviously some places are underreported compared to others. Since, as in most urban areas, neighborhoods can change quickly in only a few blocks, the thing is to learn which direction and how far from your center you go. Nearby is quite popular and reputed as very safe, as well as the precautions taken by the complex to afford a high level of security, but no guarantees.

Part of safety is where you go and how you act. Galleria is upscale but that shouldn't be an excuse to do stupid things. You'll find on your next visit that many people walk in the immediate vicinity, which is a good sign anyway.
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