I'm looking to purchase a few single family homes in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I'm primarily looking for

Asked by Mike J, Bay Area, Calif. Thu Mar 6, 2008

foreclosures. The problem is I live and work in California and I'm trying to find an experienced agent specialized in foreclosures as well as a reputable property managment company and a dependable rehab team.
Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated.

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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Fri Mar 7, 2008
I triple threat " realtor, loan officer, rehab properties" work with investors across the country specialize in foreclosures that are 30% or more below market value, some in move in conditions. We for our out of state investors and families tour the properties selected photo forward approx. 200 pictures with narrative and estimated cost of rehabing the property. We can work with you. We will also figure the comp's forward to your attention. Contact our office we can move forward. I have lived in Dallas since 1981 therefore I keep track of hottest trends better ares for investors 972-699-111 or 911@lynn911.com
Web Reference:  http://www.lynn911.com
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Thu Mar 6, 2008
I do sell foreclosures and have a couple of good rehab teams. I don't do property management, but I can refer you to who I consider the best property manager in Dallas with several hundred homes under management. I can tell you foreclosures are not always the best deals, especially purchasing long distance. In my experience, rehabbing is really a hands on experience and very difficult to evaluate and manage long distance. There are several different strategies though. Let me know how we can best assist you.
Web Reference:  http://www.teamlynn.com
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Scott Brown, , Dallas, TX
Wed Sep 17, 2008
I have actually traded the domain name TexasForeclosureList.com and now am using http://www.TexasForeclosures.biz to point directly to the latest foreclosure listings in the North Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth) area.
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Julia Turco, Agent, Plano, TX
Sat Jun 7, 2008
Hi! Visit my office website http://www.c21bowman.com. This is the #1 Century 21 in the world. We have a property management department and over 200 agents to assist you. On the bottom left there is the DFWmarketplace where local vendors advertise. You may find a rehab team on there??? Good Luck!
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Cyndie Gawain, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Jun 4, 2008
I would be glad to help you if you have not found anyone you are happy with. I have sold foreclosures for trhe last 7 years. My latest deal was a HUD foreclosure purchased for $60K less than appraised value that needed minimal rehab! These type deals don't happen every day, but you would be suprised how many good ones are out there if you know where to look...which I do.
I have a number of contractors who have worked on the home I am rennovating that do excellent work at a conservative price. I can also hook you up with my company's property management department. Call me or send me an email to find out more.
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Scott Brown, , Dallas, TX
Thu May 22, 2008
Hello Mike,

I am from the Bay Area myself, and have been in the DFW are for over a couple of years now. I am a Realtor in North Dallas, specifically focusing most of my time on the 75287 and 75252 zip codes of the city of Dallas, located in Collin County, in the Plano ISD (School District). I have found this to be one of the best places in DFW, however I cover the whole Metroplex, and there are many other great places. I am in touch with several investors who have properties already leased trying to sell them right now to purchase other commercial investments. I have a great network with other properties also vacant and property management and rehab companies as well.

If you would like to visit my website, it is http://www.ScottBrownHomes.com or you can search for some foreclosures which are updated daily (actually throughout the day also) at http://www.TexasForeclosureList.com. You can give me a call at 972-464-7799 anytime to discuss anything further. I hope I can be of service more. I am sure that I would be able to help you a great deal. I just got another list yesterday of dozens of other properties another investor has for sale on the MLS out here, who is able to get a rehabber to fix up some of their vacant homes, and do some managing for about 10%, they have a few left with renters in them already too. I am told you can get some positive cash flow right away on some of them, and they offer a multiple purchase discount.

Scott Brown
Dallas Texas Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
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Terri Hayley, Other Pro, Dallas, TX
Mon May 19, 2008

We can chat with you to determine what your goals are, identify properties for you and send them to you. Additionally, with the link below, you can click on that and see the updated foreclosures in whatever area you would like to focus on as they are updated on a daily basis. Additionally, we also have investors who have properties they are wanting to sell that send us lists of distressed properties that may be of interest to you. We preview these properties for you, will give you our assessment and send you a virtual tour we create for you of the ones you deem worthy of following through with.

Once you decide on the one(s) you'd like to purchase and we close on them, we have GC's and all kinds of trades we use reliably all the time that we can put to work on your behalf to get your home(s) ready to rent. We also have worked with several property management companies and can refer you to one that is awesome, has stood the test of time and down markets.

We're working with one investor right now who's doing a re-hab in an historical district just because that's his thing. They took this home down to the studs and re-did the foundation. It's a complete re-do. He's so pleased with the work of the contractors and we should be putting it on the market soon for a whopping profit.

Since you said any advice and help would be greatly appreciated, I just wanted to mention that builders are trying to get rid of their surplus inventory and you can get some really great deals on new homes, too. The nice thing for you about being an absentee owner of a new home is that someone else fixes everything for you for at least the first year. You've got an extensive warranty on all the major components - roof, A/C, foundation, etc., so depending on your strategy (how long you'll hold), you may not get dinged for any or much repair expenses. Just a thought, but you can get the same type of deals as foreclosures and not have near the expense.

We also work with you to make sure you are talking to your CPA or whomever does your taxes to fully depreciate your assets so that you'll get the maximum tax benefit from them as well.

Hope this helps,
Terri Hayley
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Mark Chovan, , Frisco, TX
Sun May 18, 2008
I would suggest working with an agent local to the areas you plan on acquiring properties. Example my focus is in Collin County.
Web Reference:  http://www.bigdrelo.com
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Ara Hunt, , 75087
Tue Mar 11, 2008
I have a up to date updated hourly foreclosure page directly fed from HUD forclosure list all over the Texas area.. on my website, its free and it has all the foreclosures.. check it out!
Web Reference:  http://www.TeamHuntHomes.com
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Julie, Both Buyer And Seller, Dallas, TX
Fri Mar 7, 2008
Hello Mike. I work for HomeVestors and we are a real estate investment company. We have PLENTY of properties that would fit your needs, three experienced rehab teams, and we also do property management. We can provide references. Please feel free to call us at 214-340-9300. Thanks!
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T.E. & Naima…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Fri Mar 7, 2008
Hi Mike,
I have investment properties as well and my husband and I run a property management company for investors from California to the UK, France and even some scattered around Asia. We also are very familiar with the section 8 process.

Obviously we have contractors that we work with constantly.

It is true that foreclosures are not always the best deal out there... but there are many that are.

I'll be happy to throw my hat in if you are interviewing agents that would represent you..

Naima Sumner
Web Reference:  http://www.sumnerrealty.com
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David Hitchi…, , 75252
Thu Mar 6, 2008

I do not specialize in foreclosures, however I do specialize in SHORT SALES! I have several properties right now and will be expecting more, that is what we market to specifically. I also have a management company that I utilize as well. They have over 130 properties right now and are ramped up for more. They can also oversee rehabs as well. Call me when you get a chance. 214-908-5080 David
Web Reference:  http://www.DavesHomes4u.com
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