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Sat Oct 28, 2017
Frank S. answered:
Hello Tricebryant33, rent to own homes require 10-15% non refundable deposits, do you have that? You may qualify for FHA 10% down with fico scores between 500-579 and from 3.5% down with a minimum 580 fico score.

Your scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

The 4bd 2ba 2 car garage single family homes for rent start from $1,095 up to $2,200 monthly rent. There are 31 rentals to choose from. Most all rentals want first, last and security deposits to secure a rental.

How much do you pay in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to afford? You may qualify to buy and pay about the same as rent in Mesquite and neighboring cities.

The purchase start from 222k for 4bd 2ba single family home in Mesquite, TX. You may consider FHA 3.5% down from a minimum 580 fico score and 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. You should study RENT vs BUY listings so check the web reference below...
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Mon Jul 17, 2017
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Sat Apr 22, 2017
Jeanetta Phillips asked:
I'm currently looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 baths, washer & dryer connections with a 2 car garage home in 75149 or in the area of Horn High School.
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Thu Jan 21, 2016
Chris Hutchinson answered:
The answer is yes and no. If you have enough cash on hand there are options, but if you do not have cash on hand and bad credit. No deal.

In order to purchase you will need to be able to put down anywhere from 10-30% on the property to make a deal. work. if you want to talk about options feel free to call me.

Chris Hutchinson , REALTOR (R)
The Michael Group, Bkr
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Sun Jun 7, 2015
Asher Almas answered:
Let me know the address and we can discuss your options.

Asher Almas
Keller Williams
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Fri May 23, 2014
Cyndi Morro answered:
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Fri May 23, 2014
Mario Rios answered:
I can contact one of my investors and see if they would like to purchase it

Mario Rios
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Fri May 23, 2014
Cyndi Morro answered:
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Fri May 23, 2014
Cyndi Morro answered:
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Cyndi Morro answered:
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Brent Rice answered:
Teressa, sellers will always tend to price their property at the highest price that they believe the market will pay. Certainly, if they are represented by a Realtor, it is much more likely that they are educated about local market trends and will price the property accordingly. If you do not have a Realtor to represent you, then you put yourself at a disadvantage. (To a large degree, by asking this question, you have evidenced that you are not represented by a Realtor.)

As my colleagues have suggested, the tax appraisal is not the best indicator of current market value, assuming that is the "recent appraisal" you are referring to. Also, the current tax value may not reflect the possibility that the property has been expanded and/or completely remodeled after being purchased by the current owner as a foreclosure....especially, if the property is owned by Ka-ching, Ka-ching. (When this property was only 940 sf it sold for $92,000. The garage has been coverted to now reflect more area.)

If the property is listed for $125,000 and does not sell, then is could be a result of it being over priced. Without a Realtor, you will likely not be able to effectively keep track of the "current" status of the property. Moreover, with a Realtor, you could prepare an offer based on an educated and supportable opinion of market value and have the opportunity to negotiate effectively, to the extent that you can afford it.

Oh by the way, being represented by a Realtor DOESN'T COST YOU ANYTHING. So, obviously, find one of the qualified Realtors here on Trulia and ask for assistance. After all, that is why we are here. :-)

Best of luck!!

Brent Rice, Trulia Top Recommended Broker (Pro & VIP)
The Rice Group, Inc.

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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Diane Briggs answered:
Hi Amanda,

I like to recommend Tammie Mitchell of Home Team Mortgage. Her contact information is available on her website at She is very personable and definitely KNOWS her stuff! I also have a couple more contacts I can refer, if you're interested. Shop around on loan officers, as their loan fees and rates can vary from one person to the next. Feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance to you!

Diane Briggs, REALTOR®
Asset Realty
(214) 289-0093
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Dixon Wong answered:
Hi David,

Here is a link with the picture.

You can also visit my website at to look for homes


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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Bruce Erickson answered:
Found 25 properties for lease between $650 and $875 with 2 or 3 bedrooms in Garland, Mesquite and Balch Springs. Give me a call and give me some more information and I would be glad to email you a list that fits your needs.

Bruce Erickson
Cell 214-213-6382
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Wed May 16, 2012
BEN Klutts answered:
Kluttsrealestate, Broker, Rockwall, TX

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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
Your name is likely still on the deed and you want to do everything you can to get off of it as quickly as you can.
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
Candy Hudson answered:
I have served Mesquite for over 28 years and would be glad to help you find a home. We are Century 21 Hudson Realtors and were formally Century 21 Larry Watson Realtors located at 190 S. Collins Rd. just south of Hwy. 80. We are the oldedst office in the Mesquite area and you can call me or stop in any time. I can help you get set up for a loan and go over home with you that might meet you needs and show you the homes that interest you. Call me at 972-285-8855 or email Century 21 Hudson Realtors We can guide you through the whole process. Candy Hudson ... more
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Beverly George answered:
Time on the market is determined by pricing, property condition and the motivation to sale. Properties have sold from 4 days on the market to 180 days within the past 4 months in Mesquite, 75149 low to medium price range.

Beverly George
Coldwell Banker Apex
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Margaret T. Hatcher answered:
You have a Third Party Financing addendum and you have a contract.
Did the contract say that the offer was subject to being approved?
Did the addendum say that you would apply for and then inform the seller of proof of financing with in so many days?
Don't worry about the terms at this time, that is just that is just to say the Max. terms you will accept, you can always accept better terms with out changing anything.
If you have the Third Party Financing addenda - If you did not let the seller know you were approved for loan you will need to have your agent let them know with an amendment that you are paying cash and show proof of funds.
If your contract said that the contact was not subject to loan approval, you are find just let your agent tell the title company.
At this time I don't think anyone can advise you not to pay cash, for the reasons one usually would. We don't know what is happening tomorrow and I sure would like to have at least one paid for home.

Hope this helps
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