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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If the home no longer suits you, it may be the time to sell. Moving to an adult community can give you your own home but low to no maintenance depending. There will also be new people around to meet who may also face what you face. As far as trusting, if you would like me to look in my referral network i can find an agent in your area who can help you sell and buy a new home. Feel free to message me. ... more
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Sat Apr 29, 2017
Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Desarae!
It depends upon several factors, including:
- Credit Score
- Down Payment
- Other Debt
- Time at current employment

The best way to obtain the answer to your question is to speak with a local mortgage professional.

- Robert Greenblatt
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Thu Dec 15, 2016
Brittany Crowder asked:
Is there anyone that works with renting a home or rent to own near the South Atlanta area with a 2 year old eviction on rental history? Would like to discuss more privately. Thank you.
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hello Sophia

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address by replying to this email and we will be happy to assist you.


Thank you for using Trulia!


Jeo
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Wed May 18, 2016
Nancy Hamilton answered:
If you are in need of a good tenant, I am looking for a rental house. I have great income and no kids, just me. If interest, please reach out to me at nmarria1@gmail.com
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Who knows? Anyone can create a profile here. They agent you know has chosen to not be here for whatever reason. I know some agents are so successful, or get so much business through client referrals that they don't need to "advertise" themselves on this site. Others may not see this site as a valuable resource or a necessary part of their business. Maybe they are an "old school" agent who isn't on here simply because the internets are too complicated for them? Or maybe they just don't not want to give their advertising $$ to these sites.

Keep in mind that these sites (Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com etc.) are just for marketing purposes. They've done a great job at putting real estate info at everyone's fingertips. But honestly...consumers (people like you who are buyers and sellers) put way too much stock on these so called "real estate websites". The listings you see here are terribly outdated, the data is often incomplete, and the values they assign to properties are grossly inaccurate. Not to mention...these sites really exist only to make money off of us agents.

I wouldn't judge a Realtor by his/her presence on Trulia or not.
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Fri Feb 12, 2016
Aisha Ervin asked:
Is Jonesboro, Ga a safe place for my children who are 16 and 5 and how is the school district.
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Thomas,

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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Wed Nov 4, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Trulia doesn't have anything, Trulia is an Internet Advertising site, they do not know anything about any of the properties listed here.

Rent to Own is more urban myth than reality. There are only two situations where someone like yourself will encounter "Rent to Own" and neither is desirable.

In the first situation the Seller has been unsuccessfully trying to sell their property often for a year or more and they cannot find a buyer. The reasons for this can be many such as; high crime rates, terrible condition of the property, stigmas the house may have such as some one murdered in the home, or a home used as a meth lab for example. There are others but I'm sure you get the idea. In this case the seller is so anxious to sell their willing to do anything, but Buyers should ask themselves why would I want to inherit this Seller's headache?

The second situation is in my opinion actually worse: it's when very savvy Sellers set out to intentionally take advantage of less savvy Buyers. They never have any intention of the Buyer owning the home and the contract they prepare almost ensures that a Buyer will never be successful in meeting the terms. Their intent is to get above market rental income with the promise that one day you'll own the property and if by chance you actually were able to fulfill the terms of their agreement their OK as they got well above market price for the property, but what happens 95+% of the time is that they simply take the home back when a buyer fails to fulfill one or more of their contract terms and they then repeat the process.   I've been active in all aspects of residential real estate for more than three decades and can honestly report that I have never once met a single buyer who was successful with "Rent to Own" 

Right now we're in a strong sellers market, and frankly there's no reason any legitimate seller would offer a Rent to Own option
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
You cannot use your income and your husbands credit score. If it's your income then you'll have to be on the mortgage and your credit score will also be considered. Speak to a local lender to confirm whether you'd qualify or not. ... more
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Robert,
Rent or Lease to Own is more urban myth than reality. There are only two situations where someone like yourself will encounter "Rent to Own" and neither is desirable.

In the first situation the Seller has been unsuccessfully trying to sell their property often for a year or more and they cannot find a buyer. The reasons for this can be many such as; high crime rates, terrible condition of the property, stigmas the house may have such as some one murdered in the home, or a home used as a meth lab for example. There are others but I'm sure you get the idea. In this case the seller is so anxious to sell their willing to do anything, but Buyers should ask themselves why would I want to inherit this Seller's headache?

The second situation is in my opinion actually worse: it's when very savvy Sellers set out to intentionally take advantage of less savvy Buyers. They never have any intention of the Buyer owning the home and the contract they prepare almost ensures that a Buyer will never be successful in meeting the terms. Their intent is to get above market rental income with the promise that one day you'll own the property and if by chance you actually were able to fulfill the terms of their agreement their OK as they got well above market price for the property, but what happens 95+% of the time is that they simply take the home back when a buyer fails to fulfill one or more of their contract terms and they then repeat the process.   I've been active in all aspects of residential real estate for more than three decades and can honestly report that I have never once met a single buyer who was successful with "Rent to Own" 

Right now we're in a strong sellers market, and frankly there's no reason any legitimate seller would offer a Rent to Own option, that said it's very possible given today's low interest rates that you may be able to buy a home. The best way to find out for certain is to speak with a Lender to see if you could qualify for a mortgage.
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Wayne Clayton answered:
Hello MCESAIRE08,

I see that you are concerned about safety in the area. Please visit the Clayton County Police Department at http://claytonpolice.com and click Organization and then Quick Links. You will find the Crime Analysis Request Form. Please follow the instructions listed on the form. In addition, you can contact the police department at 770-477-3747 for additional information. ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Wayne Clayton answered:
Hello Sammykile,

Homes near and around 2614 Benton Drive, Jonesboro, GA range between $27,500 and $1,895,000. Please contact me if you need additional information about homes in the area. ... more
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Maxine Williams-Bahr answered:
Visit the local county recorder's office website - most counties have it listed online. Search the the name of the owner of the house you are looking for. The foreclosure notice will come up in the land records if the house is in foreclosure. ... more
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