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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Monica Villanueva answered:
Do you still have this? What city is this in? I live in Ennis, TX. What is the price and what is the price of the smaller home?
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Wed May 7, 2014
Kathy Willits answered:
Thank you for all you have done for us. Ennis is a great place to settle down. Great medical services and really nice low key environment. Please check out my home. 1101 N Preston. Unfortunately, I am leaving, but have worked here for a great MD that treats many Vets, check him out Blaine Laws MD. Thanks again,
Kathy Willits
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Linda Fisher answered:
I am sorry I do not know anything about the land in Ennis , Texas , However I do know Ennis , Texas is a really great place to live.

Good Luck

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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Richard A Perry asked:
Fri Jun 1, 2012
Don Groff answered:
You really need to forget about buying a home and work on your credit. If you look back at my previous answers I have went into great detail on how to do this without paying anybody a cent. Debi below is correct though... I don't know Joni but you should find a lender who will work with you for the next year or so until you can get your scores where they need to be.

Understanding how you got there is one part but you need to make sure you are not further hurting your scores with your actions and are doing things to help you get moving in the right direction.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
FSBOsuccess answered:
Sorry to be blunt, but.....if you have a credit score of 500, you have some rather large issues regarding your finances and paying your bills. Honestly, no bank will or should give you a mortgage on the biggest financial purchase you will ever make with such a low score. Spend time rebuilding your credit and in a few years, ask this question again with a much better score. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Awoods asked:
Hello, We just found out my husband's new job will probably put him at their Ennis, TX location. We are looking for homes in the area. I prefer to be around newer developments, like…
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Laurie Mah GRI CRS SRES CNE answered:
Which subdivision are you referring to? Sleepy Hollow Manor or Sleepy Hollow Estates? I've sold homes in both these subdivisions.
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Bruce Lynn answered:
You might try the architectural salvage yards in Dallas.
You might also check with your historical commission.
Good luck.
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Morrighu answered:
If you're looking for the "rent to own" you probably won't find it in Texas. Texas recently passed a bunch of new laws about "executory contracts" that largely does away with the concept of "rent to own" in Texas. In order for this to work, you and seller would have to agree to what is largely a conventional mortgage - downpayment, interest rate, escrow for taxes and insurance, the whole enchilada as the saying goes. The only difference would be that the seller would be the "lender". And you probably need to make sure that you ahve your own lawyer to review the loan contract to make sure that it's legal, binding, and protects you in case the lender does something drastic, like declares bankruptcy. ... more
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Sat Nov 27, 2010
Morrighu answered:
You can get tax data for almost any home in Texas by going to Select the state and county and search by the address. If you don't know the county you can google for it. ... more
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Sure. I wrote an entire e-book last year on that subject. (The link is below, if you're interested. Otherwise, I'm not going to promote it here.) The point is: Lots of ways.

There are plenty of sites, such as the one Dan suggests, to find FSBOs. There's also a popular military one: Plus Craigslist. Plus just driving around looking for signs. Plus looking on the MLS--some FSBOs will pay a fee (usually a couple hundred dollars) for their property to be listed on the MLS.

On top of that, there are many ways to find owners willing to sell their properties even if it's not listed as a FSBO. Look for some of my past postings on finding lease-options. The same techniques can be used to find people who'd like to sell their homes when their homes aren't listed on the MLS.

As for "not have it financed," I assume you mean not borrow money from a bank. Sure. There's seller financing. That can be straight seller financing, with a note drawn up. Or it can be in the form of a lease-option or lease-purchase. (Be careful: Texas law severely limits the ability to do lease-options.) It can be a land contract or contract for deed. It can be an equity-share arrangement, in which someone else (friend, relative, investor) puts up the down payment and sometimes part of the monthly payment. It can be a wrap mortgage. Or it can be a "subject to" in which case the owner deeds the property to you and you, in turn, promise to make the owner's mortgage payments.

Some of these techniques use Realtors--there are a number of ways to find possibilities on the MLS. Others don't. I'd suggest you find a Realtor who knows and understands creative techniques for finding and financing properties. One place to start are real estate investment clubs in Texas. You'll likely find some Realtors who know and understand creative financing and more. Here's a link:

Hope that helps.
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