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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Deekdeek126 answered:
How do apply and qualify for housing
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Needremodeling answered:
It sounds to me that owner knows about a can of warms is about to open by having an electrician see electrical work done illegally in the past. Your electrician (I hope he is a state license electrician by the state of Louisiana, you need to ask him and verify by going to ) He will know what has been done wrong in the house. And how much will cost you. Also you need to have an inspector (neutral) not one recommended by ur real estate agent, needs to be neutral and license and with experience. by the way there is lots of inspectors out there that they only took an online 8 hr course and call them self inspectors.
Inspection needs to cover such as:
Water heater, how many years left of live, roof, AC, Heating, asbestos and led in paint.

good luck, Let me know if I can help
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Needremodeling answered:
BEWARE of buying a house in Leesville. All the houses are overpriced. Investors and real estate people take advantage of Military here. I am active duty army and I have been stationed in many places and I do have lots of experience in houses, new building and remodeling properly by construction codes.
I have been here for over two years, when first moved in I looked for USED houses. What a disaster. All the used houses have had work done (additions) to it improperly in violation to building codes. When a homeowner does a remodeling here they get a handy man to do staff they are not license to do. Example: Electrical work was all wrong, AC conduits were installed improperly form the outside AC unit to a outside hole to the second floor, Every house I did looked I came up with a list of about 30 building violations by the building code. Pluming a disaster (Missing P-traps on bath rooms) etc. big tress growing next to the house foundation (soon to crack house and brake building sewer), roofs w lots of problems.
You will find some very friendly realtors in this area, some even will tell you they are “CRISTIANS and We do support the military” (those are the ones you need to be very cautions, because they are used to illegal games) but the problem is that used house is nothing but junk houses in this area. Also lots of realtors will play trick (illegal games) to you such as:
Home Appraisal: every house need one before back approves loan. Well, They will get their buddy to do it and comparisons they look are the high houses for sale only. Then They will tell you that the house you want to buy already has an equity of 30,000 to 50,000 dollars, so if you buy the house by the time you PCS you can sale it and move on with cash on your packets. A lot of my army friends had fallen in this traps. By the time PCS come they put it for sale and no one will pay the amount they were told. I have seen NCO and even officers sell their home less the amount they paid. Also these area is well known for soldiers losing their homes and guess who buys the foreclosures here; the same realtors/ investors who sold you the house and they will sell it to another soldiers and you are back in the cycle.
Also another game they play is let see you like a used housed and you put an offer, and they take it. Then you have second thoughts because that was the 1st house you saw. Well you want to walk the house again & you feel kind of surprised they took your offer (you offer to high….). When you go to the house the realtor’s dad is going to open the door. The firs thing he tells you is that he told his daughter that if a house like this came up at that price range that he wanted to buy it. He will ask you how much you offer and then he would say “WHAT that is cheap” he want it for him. He calls his daughter on the cell in front of you and tells her that he wants the house, how come he did not know about it. And of course the realtor will tell dad she already sold it to you. You get excited and now you want it even more.
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Needremodeling answered:
BEWARE, Break............................................................................................................
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Kelly Miller answered:
Research well on that area to find out the best selling price and if possible,take quotes from the neighborhood. Buy only when you find the rate within your budget.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Daniel answered:
answer is YES, you can make any educated or uneducated offer you wish and the seller can accept or reject.. its really not that difficult..

Also let me ask you a question... you have a 4 yr old car for sale, you owe 15,000 on the note.... you are asking 15,000.... no takers..

What do you do???

Same thing in real estate
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Sun May 12, 2013
Carl Hanchey answered:
I'm sure there are homes out there with owners who would let you lease with the option to buy BUT is this the very best way to allocate your hard earned dollars. In situations like this the owners usually require a significant down payment & the interest rate they charge would be higher than conventional financing. Give me a call & we can discuss all the options that are available to you in the Vernon parish area.

Good Luck,,
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Wed May 1, 2013
Jeremy Jones answered:
Yes it can. We have had a home built in the area with that situation recently.
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Sat May 22, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to ask your question again and attach a link, or contact any local realty office and inquire--if you are looking at a RealtyTrac listing--keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information is not always accurate and oftentimes misleading--you could be looking at a lis pendens property--notice of default--some of those properties may not be for sale yet, and some may never be, if the default is satisfied by the owner. If you are interested in foreclosures, work with an agent--he/she will have access to reliable information--also don't overlook traditional sales as some may turn out to be a much better bargain than some of the foreclosure properties. ... more
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Thu Dec 11, 2008
Daniel answered:
many properties have been on the market for over a year.

call YOUR agent, ask for a CMA of the property and make an informed offer
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Mon Jul 14, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
You need to interview the property mgmt companies ask how long have they been doing this some realtors since residential sales have taken slump now entering the field its been a nightmare.
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