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Home Buying in Lancaster : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 24, 2017
Zyre Sullivan answered:
We have a lease with the right to purchase program where we purchase homes in the top 50% of schools and lease them to you until you can get a mortgage. I would be glad to discuss in further detail. ... more
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Fri Apr 1, 2016
Shemika Medlock answered:
Going through those difficulties are never easy. If you haven't found a resolution, please contact me. I would love to offer my assistance.
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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Zyre Sullivan answered:
It sounds like you would prefer a bigger back yard. DO NOT SETTLE! Mortgages are a 15 to 30 year investment in which you need to be pleased with your purchase. Allow me to send some properties to your email so that you can weigh your options before you make a decision. ... more
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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Zyre Sullivan answered:
Many sellers will consider accepting an all cash offer that was slightly under asking price so that they will not have to worry about the possibility of financing not going through. How much they will consider would depend on the market conditions in the area such as comparable sales prices and days on the market. ... more
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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Zyre Sullivan answered:
I have a program where we buy the house you want for you and lease it out to you until you can assume a mortgage. You get a 3 year right to purchase.
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
As a Co-Borrower on a mortgage, that mortgage would be counted as part of your personal overall DTI (Debt To Income) ratios. If you are not occupying the home and can show that someone else is occupying the home and has been making the monthly payments then some Lenders will qualify you without that debt.

I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, (this does not require us pulling your credit) that will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted via my profile information for a no obligation consultation. My Office hours are 08:00 AM-08:00 PM Mon-Fri and Fri and Sat 08:00 AM-06:00 PM CST.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Capital One Bank
7933 Preston Rd
Plano TX 75024
Phone (469) 315-1709
EFax (855) 606-5476
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Tue Sep 8, 2015
Michael Abramsky answered:
According to the FHA, those who have only owned a mobile home not permanently attached to a foundation are also considered first-time home buyers.

Speak to a loan officer in your state to confirm that your husband qualifies for the program. ... more
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Ereka Jones answered:
Currently no one!!

Call me today for new areas in Lancaster.
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Ereka Jones answered:
Hi There!

You need an experienced Agent that has also been an "Investor".

Yes, this is a GREAT area to buy investment property in.

Call me today to talk further.


Ereka Jones

Best of Trulia Agent-2014
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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Brenda answered:
Hi Dee Dove, I am a licensed Realtor in the Dallas area and would be happy to help you and your family find a rental property that better accommodated your family. My service is free to you. Please feel free to contact me direct at to give more details of your needs.

GOD Bless!
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Wed May 21, 2014
Phillip Madison answered:

If you would like, contact me via email or phone and I will gather some information about the property and put together a rough CMA (comparative market analysis) based off recent sales and info about your property you provide. This will give you an idea of what it's worth.
Of course once you are ready to list, I would be happy to come out and give your home a thorough review and ensure the price is accurate.
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Dixon Wong answered:
I would say is credit score and employment history

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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Dennis Anderson answered:
Contact a lawyer and begin looking for another place to live.

Good luck,
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Don Groff answered:
Guy is totally correct. The seller does not have to do any repairs regardless of your financing requirements. While most buyer's and seller's work together to keep things moving forward all repairs have to be agreed upon by all parties.

In your case there do not even appear to be any homes where you have that option. When one does come on the market you may have more ability to get the seller to make necessary repairs due to what they are competing against and a willing buyer may be harder to come by. It all depends on the market. In the Austin area we are slowly moving towards that of a seller's market where willing buyer's may not have as much ability to force a seller to make necessary repairs as there are more willing buyers on properties that are priced correctly and in generally good condition.

Best of luck to you.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157 |
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Sun Jan 1, 2012
Guy Gimenez answered:
You can access HUD foreclosures at, however, you can't bid on a HUD property except through a HUD registered agent. You can find a HUD registered real estate agent on that site also. ... more
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Tamika Goree answered:
Hi Shantel,

Having a mid-score off 540 is low. I always tell customers you need at least a 620 mid. Good news is you can improve your credit score. I would either contact a good credit specialist or lender who can assist you. Let me know if you need a referral. I know a great lender that offers credit repair at no cost to the buyer!

Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. i look forward to hearing from you!

Make it a Blessed Day!

Tamika Turner
"Buyer's Agent - New Home Specialist"
Hendrickson Realty Group
Cell: (972) 697-1178
Fax: (682) 222-1049
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Sun Jun 6, 2010
Marketing land is not like marketing a home. It requires someone with the experience and expertise in marketing as well as real estate to sell your land and properly position it in the marketplace, beyond simply listing it on the MLS.

We create an entire marketing campaign around your land and can even provide you with free conceptual designs for the property (including house design, landscaping, etc.) as part of our agreement with you.

Give me a call if you would like to discuss this or email me at


Donovan Lord, Broker/REALTOR
Novanlord Realty
214.764.4309 x1001
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Mon Feb 9, 2009
Dennis Anderson answered:

By closing before January 1 you will be able to claim a Homestead Exemption on the property taxes. You must file this exemption before May 1. In Dallas County this should result in a 20-25% reduction in your total property tax obligation. Check or for more infomation.
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Sun Feb 8, 2009
Bruce Lynn answered:
I think it depends on what obligations you're thinking about. Your obligations to the contract may start the day you sign. The contract might require you be present at certain construction stages, apply for financing at a certain time, and other obligations. Typically your obligation to start utilities, care for the lawn, payment for the house, taxes, insurance, and most other financial obligations would start after closing. ... more
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