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Home Buying in Denton : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 10, 2016
Osb1028 asked:
We are attempting to make an offer on a spec home with Innovations Builder. The home is 6 weeks out from completion. (So the only customization we can make at this point is adding wood floors,…
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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Jldeberry3 asked:
Three college students trying to find a convenient and affordable home for rent.
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Tue Feb 23, 2016
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Pj Lym answered:
I am having the exact same issue. One floor homes are really hard to find! NC is really lacking one floor homes. The few that they seem to have are much older homes. I'm hoping to have better luck in FL. ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Wilson Roberts answered:
The phnomneon of rebab restoration is just getting started in Denton. I would suggest the connector streets to down town like Oak and Hickory these homes are close to both the Downtown and UNT. There are several hot spots Contact me if you would like to see some great areas for this type of home. ... more
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
Lenders look at the overall picture and not only credit score and income. They will look into your overall strength of being able to pay off the loan. You didn't mention whether you are currently working etc.

Let me know if you need a name or two lenders who can help.

Take care,

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
Riley,

If you are not sure who these on line lenders are and you feel uncomfortable then don't do it. If are still looking for a local lender then let me know.

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Try Craigslist for this kind of thing. Depending on location you might find one listed with a Realtor on MLS, however this is very cheap. You might have to go up in price.
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Mon Sep 22, 2014
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
Marcus Williams answered:
I would be more than happy to help you find a house for rent close to UNT and to the downtown district where all the night life happens. Just helped clients last week find a rental home close to UNT. Please contact me if you would like my help. marcuswilliams@ebby.com ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Walter Madden answered:
Many statistics recently show that renting may cost more than buying. Working with a good agent will help you decide whether is is better for you to rent or buy. If you decide to buy, an experience mortgage lender can help you get prequalified and tell you how much you can afford. ... more
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Wed May 15, 2013
George Van Horn answered:
If the bankruptcy is the only blemish on your credit, I know a bank that will finance the mortgage for 2 points over the standard current interest rate. This bank has decided to offer "second chance loans" for individuals that have been through the tough times many have experienced over the last several years and are now able to afford to live in a better situation. All of the normal guidelines and rules apply. Also, after your credit situation has improved (and the best way to do that is to begin making and continuing to make house payments again) you will be able to refinance the loan at normal interest rates. Please contact me directly and I can put you in touch with my banker. Once he approves you for whatever the loan amount is then we can get you into the fixer upper that you are desiring. ... more
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Jonathan King answered:
Come find a good realtor who actually cares about your needs and can give you a good experience with buying your home after speaking with your current agent about cancelling the buyer representation agreement. If you are looking for a good realtor, please email me jkingtxrealty@gmail.com or call my cell phone on my profile!

Thanks,

Jonathan King
Real T Team Associates
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Holt Brian answered:
I am a Realtor in Denton. I'd say buying is your best bet. From what I've seen most lease options or rent to own do not give the buyer a good deal. If you can qualify for a loan you will be set up better. That being said there are some owner financed homes avaialble. Most will want 10%-20% down and give higher interest rates than the banks. If you want more specifics feel free to contact me. ... more
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
John Lyng answered:
Frank and Michelle,

I would find a Realtor that does deal in leases to assist with the agreement. Once you find a home and move in, make sure that you pay rent in check or electronic transfer from your bank account so you'll be able to verify the rent payments for a mortgage lender. Most will not allow the landlord to verify rent when they are also the seller.

Use the year wisely, and get as much cash saved as possible, and make sure all bills are paid on time to get yourself in position to buy that home.

Contact me with questions.

John Lyng
Mortgage Counselor-NMLS 280951
JLyng@NACA.com
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
christysone22 answered:
i have also looked at this home in denton. i sent the man a email after viewing the outside of the property & finding it was occupied. i asked questions and expressed my concern that he said it was unoccupied & move-in ready. he sent a very long email explaining everything about his life, religion & uk move that we had already established in the first email & not a single question or concern was addressed so i found another property.... i think its safe to say SCAM!!! ... more
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Amy Ly Schroeder answered:
We have a 3/2 house in Denton, 1300 sq foot that we are offering an owner financing option on. Asking $119,500. If interested, please reply back at amesly@gmail.com. It is move in ready and available now! Thanks, Amy ... more
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Don Groff answered:
Joe is right... this is a conversation you need to be having with your agent. Your contract spells out the details of any contingencies you have. This is a straight forward conversation with a direct answer. I always prepare a timeline of all important dates listed in the contract for my clients. It is important to understand these dates and understand what everybody's duties are so they can be held accountable.

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Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157
listings@dongroff.com | www.AustinListed.com
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