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Tue Apr 14, 2015
hopeforahealthiernworld asked:
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Tue Jan 10, 2012
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Wed Nov 2, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider inviting and interviewing in person a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like and who has the most to offer; you can find some area agents under the find a pro tab... ... more
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Maureen Cody answered:
For cable television providers in South Carolina, they are Time Warner and Comcast.

Click on the link to view all the contact information of the local providers in the Dillon/ Florence, SC area

Hope this helps!
Maureen Cody
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider a Google Search, local DSL providers will be found...
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Maureen Cody answered:
Dear J Coffey,

If you connect with a local Realtor in Dillon, he/she will be able to provide you with detailed info for the area.

If you are considering other areas, and would like info on the Charleston SC area let me know.

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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
For any crime statistics, your best souce of accurate and up to the minute information is your local law enforcement office--consider a call/visit and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand...
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Wed Feb 11, 2009
Dave Edwards answered:
The best thing for you to do would be to contact a local real estate agent who would be able to give you the service you need to find the right property. Thanks.
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Sat Sep 27, 2008
David Brewer - 406.532.5595 answered:
Hi Jodie,

What you need to use is a website that will give you a free list of foreclosures, bank owned homes, tax auctions, or pre forclosure homes

I have found a couple that will send you a list and wont charge you for it

Hope that Helps,

David Brewer
Prudential Montana
[d] 406.329.2060
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Fri Jul 4, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
I can't help with your specific property search. However, here's a way to find owner-financed properties...even when they're not advertised as owner-financed.

Here's a variation on an answer that I post when someone asks how to find a lease-option (or lease-purchase, or contract for deed). All of them have the same basic characteristics that you're looking for: An owner wants to sell, but doesn't need all of his/her equity out, and is thus willing to help finance the transaction. And a prospect who want to buy, but often due to either weak credit or an insufficient downpayment isn't able to get a mortgage outright.

So your task is finding people who want to sell, but don't need all their equity out at once. They may or may not have considered owner financing.

Here's how to do it.

To find owner-financed properties, you often have to use some creativity. Most aren't listed on the MLS.

There really is no "best" way to find them. It depends on your neighborhood, what you're looking for, what you can afford, your comfort zone. So, read through the list and pick 3 or 4 that make sense to you.

**Using a Realtor**
[Note: If you use a Realtor--which is fine--ask them how they'd find properties where the seller is willing to do some of the financing. If they can't come up with more than 1 or 2 of the answers below, find another Realtor.]

--Some owner financed properties (for simplicity's sake, from here on I'll call them lease-options--in other parts of the country, similar arrangements may be called rent-to-own, land contracts or contracts for deed) are listed in the MLS. Not too many, but some. That's where to begin. However, that's not where to end.

--Search for homes that are listed both to rent and to sell. There may not be any comment that the property is a lease-option, and maybe it didn't even occur to the seller. But a property that a seller is willing to lease, but is also willing to sell is a perfect candidate for a lease-option.

--Search for homes that are listed for rent, but were previously listed for sale. It's likely that the owner was trying to sell the house, but wasn't able to. Now he/she is willing to rent it. That's another perfect candidate for a lease-option.

--Search for homes that are listed for sale, but were previously listed for rent. In today's market, there will be fewer of them, but it happens.

--Search for homes with expired listings. The owners wanted to sell, but weren't able to. Many will consider renting the property, especially if it's vacant.

--Search for homes listed for sale that are vacant. The owners are hurting. They might appreciate the cash flow they'd receive from leasing the property.

--Search for homes listed for rent that are vacant. Again, the owners are hurting. And most owners of single family homes are "reluctant landlords." That wasn't their long-term strategy. Especially if they're bleeding, they may just want to get the property off their hands.

***Not Using a Realtor***

I'm not advising doing it yourself, but you certainly can. However, here are a few other ways to do it.

--Advertise on sites like CraigsList for a lease-option. Advertise under both the rental and purchase areas.

--Go through the papers and look for properties that owners are trying to rent out. A lot of them won't be listed in the MLS. Approach them and explain that you'd like to rent their property for awhile, then have the option to purchase it.

--Look for FSBOs. Same basic pitch to them. You'd like to buy their house, but would like to rent it first.

--Choose a neighborhood you like. Knock on doors. Ask, "Do you know anyone in this neighborhood who might be interested in selling their home?" Often, you'll turn up people before the home is listed. Again, you explain you're interested in buying, just renting awhile first.

--Put cards up in your local supermarket.

--Attend a meeting of your local real estate investors club. It may cost $10 or $15, or maybe nothing. There's usually a time near the beginning of the meeting when investors can stand up and offer or solicit deals. You can stand up, too, and announce that you're looking for a rent-to-own. Specify what you're looking for (number of bedrooms, baths), geographic location, type of property (townhouse, single family home, etc.), maximum amount you're willing to spend on rent and purchase, and anything else that's relevant. Print up some one-page factsheets with details. Make sure you put all your contact information on there. Go to for a list of investment clubs.

Hope that helps.
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Wed Jan 9, 2008
Christopher Webster answered:
Tonite is my first time here and I would love to help you out. Please contact me if interested.
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