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Tue Apr 25, 2017
Marie Holland answered:
Check out the house at 202 Franklin Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076. It's a great property and it's beautiful. I wish I could get it and it's reasonable price of $1050.
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Tue Jan 31, 2017
C5stephy asked:
Searching for a RENTAL wheelchair handicap accessible home - 3-4 bedroom 2-3 bath; single story w/garage & decent lot (shade trees helpful); Also have service dog, need fenced in yard.…
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Sun Nov 8, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.

Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.

Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
Yes, it should proceed although there will be more paperwork that needs to go the mortgage holder. It might add a delay, but that alone would not change anything unless that person that died left his share to someone else. Then that could be an issue. A lawyer would need to be contacted to be sure and I would suggest the sellers speak with one. ... more
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Well, as a first time buyer, only you know what your tolerance level would be if you buy a single family home where you are responsible for all the exterior upkeep.........versus buying a condo (either a town home or apartment style unit) where you pay a monthly maintenance fee, and pretty much only have to worry about inside repairs and maintenance (this can vary depending on the HOA rules).

A condo complex may also offer amenities (pool, clubhouse, gym, etc) that you won't have in a single family home.

My son and his wife were first time buyers last Fall - they bought a town home and are very happy with their decision. After moving out of a rental apartment in NYC, it was, at first, pretty overwhelming for them to no longer have a super to call in for repairs!

At least they don't have to be concerned with lawn care or removing all the snow we had this past this was a perfect first home for them.

Why don't you find an agent you can relate to..and let him or her help guide you.
Look at a number of properties...get the feel of the area you like...... and you will learn what works best for you!

Best wishes.........
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Linda Lorenzo answered:
There have been many recent scams with foreclosure cleaning businesses, so you may find agents or banks leery to use you. You may want to research it more, you can search that question here. Not sure about your area but here in Texas the foreclosures are not so many anymore. ... more
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Abu Musa answered:
You may talk to a mortgage banker about mortgage and a local real estate agent about finding a home.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Abu Musa answered:
You may talk to a mortgage banker to find your situation.
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Jennifer Lamb answered:
I have been working with a family in Fort Smith whose primary income is SSI an they got qualified.
I can recommend an agent in you area if you email me and let me know what you are looking for and give me a little contact info do they can call you. My email is in the meantime contact your local bank or mortgage company an talk to them about your situation. ... more
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Gita Bantwal answered:
You want to first make sure you will not be transferred in a couple of years before you buy.
If you are tansferred to another base , you can rent it out .
The advantages of buying a home are the prices are low, the rates are low and first time buyers can get a tax credit. ... more
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
CCC answered:
Hi ,there is no property on your question.
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