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Chelsrc asked:
We bought and moved into a house where a neighbor had built a wood fence on their side of the existing chain link fence, which my survey shows as our property boundary. She is insisting…
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Fri May 19, 2017
Brookerpipes answered:
Clearpoint Crossing Apartments in Pasadena/Clear Lake allows all breeds under 100 lbs
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Thu May 18, 2017
Sdlynum answered:
Section 8 has done more harm then good. Their moving into the suburbs and bringing their problems/ways with them. Crime has increased. Their are 10-20 people living in one house. The streets which are for cars are their childrens play ground. They park many cars in the driveways, on the grass, and the cars clutter the streets. There is paper and bottles thrown every where. America is starting to look like a third world country. When President Obama made changes to section 8, he did not make changes that would allow them to move into his neighborhood. It takes hard work and endurance to obtain a certain life style. Should I be punished because I work, and take care of my home? Just so you know I'm black. I have had a lot of hungry and sleepless nights. I'm a child of a mother who was on welfare. This is a system that stinks, and where middle class people are punished. If you want a better life, make the right decisions, do the right things. Stop getting all these handouts! I'm talking to Mexican's, Black's, White's, and others, because they all take advantage of the system. The flood gates have been open for crime in my neighborhood. Shame on President Obama!.By the way I live in Humble. ... more
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Wed May 17, 2017
Newharvestinfo answered:
Have a church looking for a space to buy or lease ASAP. North Houston currently in 45N littleyork area now. Call or Text 832-736-7685
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Wed May 17, 2017
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Tue May 16, 2017
Digitaldart answered:
My impression is that rather than spend the time and effort building a soundly constructed house (as one would expect their mission to be), that they instead invest their greatest money in combating negative comments about them on the web. When we were looking to buy a house, we found all kinds of negative comments and such. Even heard about five deaths on the west coast somewhere, when a shoddy constructed balcony fell off a house they built. Only thing is that they all seemed to disappear after we found them (could not find again). This stuff disappears, and then it comes back somewhere else. They must sue people, or pay money to keep things quiet. In our case, we bought KB home, and regularly visited the property while it was being built. Spotted all kinds of things, reported them to our county, and the county investigated. Then the building manager told us, you are now on the county's radar, so all that free stuff we were going to do...we won't. Ok, but we wanted a safe house so... glad we are on someone's radar! We sent them a list of unfinished things in the house since the day we moved in. They fixed a few token things. After a year and a half of not finishing the work, they finally started telling us, you aren't under warranty anymore! Excuse me!? You don't even fix the stuff you're supposed to delay a year and a half, then tell us not under warranty? This is absurd! They were mad at us when we moved in because we got our own financing (it was a big difference in cost), and somehow they made us pay some bizarre $7,000 tax fee for the state. The state paid us back, so it was no real harm done, but it was such a petty thing for making us have to pay more because we didn't go with their finance... so petty. They even let their finance ping our credit once a month for the first year, and with all those excess pings to the credit, we could not refinance because of so many inquiries. Something really wrong about that one. Just beware. More interested in getting your money than in delivering a quality product. Funny thing is all the broken stuff is really simple and cheap stuff...would take any reasonable person 5-10 minutes for each thing, so nothing major or earth shattering. We were even replacing our sump pump once a month because they didn't finish hooking up the resivour and outside dirt kept running inside...thank god they fixed that one...I hope! ... more
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Tue May 16, 2017
Freelanddana answered:
I completely understand your situation. I was fortunate enough to offer one year rental, pet deposit, and 1 months rent up front. Very few people are able to do that.

You can try and work another deal that fits your budget. Can you offer 2 - 3 months rent up front? Just sit and put your mind to working and see if you can work out some kind of offer than a month to month pay your rent. Even to offering to do the landlord's lawn, and lawn of other rental property he may have. You can't do anything about your credit score. It takes offers on your part.

Sorry if that doesn't help. That was my way around my poor credit. Oh, if you are handy with plumbing, replacing floor or ceiling trim...just anything, it is something to offer.

Also, can you get referral letters from previous landlords....or "friends" that will write you a good referral? Is it possible for you to rent a room until you can build your cash flow up for a rental house.

I live in Spring, TX 77373 and this area has houses with lower rent like 1100 - 1300 got rent.
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Sat May 13, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a local realtor to assist you.
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Wed May 10, 2017
Darae McNair answered:
There is home available for that range on the Northwest side of Houston.
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Wed May 10, 2017
wealthgroup3 answered:
There is a spacious one bedroom apartment available for move in for June 1, 2017, You may be able to get it for $900. contact
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Wed May 10, 2017
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Tue May 9, 2017
Pkchan_67 answered:
My grandmother has passed on. She had a daughter (my mother) that also passed on. She inherited property in overseas. Before her last breath, she made her last will. In her Last Will, she assigned her property in overseas to his son even though she had five daughters.

Do the son still need to have Joint consent from his siblings to sell the inherited property and or do his siblings can file for partition ?
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Tue May 9, 2017
Elijah James Holmes asked:
Want to buy.
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Mon May 8, 2017
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Mon May 8, 2017
Donald D. Hensel answered:
Hard money lenders either lend up to a certain percentage of the current value of the property or they will lend up to around 65% of the ARV (after repair value).

Many of the hard money lenders who are able to lend 65% of ARV will require that the borrower has sufficient experience in these type of projects.

Your client will likely need much more than $5-6k.
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