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Fri Mar 17, 2017
Carmine answered:
why is it necessary for one to pay a year of house ins and taxes up front at the closing while the bank still collects it monthly. Why not 3 months or less up front. Money is sitting there for the bank to use for what ever. In reality that person is out that money and it is there until you sell the house or die and it goes to family I guess ... more
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, you can. USDA loan doesn't require down payment.

Your best option is to talk to a lender or two and then select which loan is most suitable for you. Let me know if you'd like to be connected to local lenders that I typically work with. They have helped many of my clients obtain a loan, and they are very knowledgeable about USDA loan as well.

Best,

Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Rental is a very hot market now and many landlords are very picky in selecting a tenant. How bad is your credit? Perhaps you can work to improve your credit. Also I found apartments are sometimes more lenient in terms of rental compared to individual landlord.

Let me know if you are interested in being connected to local lenders who can assist you in improving your credit. In the future, you may be able to purchase a home.
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Bruce Lynn answered:
Just a note to check in with you to see if you bought a home?

To answer your question it depends on a lot more factors than citizenship.
All things being equal I don't think the rate would matter.
However can depend on income, credit score, etc.
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Kathy Lewis answered:
You answered the question correct... lack of experience many times on the loan officers part. USDA is really no different, it does take a few weeks longer to close.

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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Typically you would want to start looking at properties for rent 30-45 days before your current lease is up.
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Mon May 11, 2015
Rob Cox answered:
Originally, there was music in the park at Warren Park in Frisco on Friday nights in the summer. Bands would play at the pavilion, with families hanging out on the grass. It was somewhat of a reverse amphitheater, as the grass was down hill from the pavilion. Watched many a concert from there. Now theres music in the square, which is a great fun event as well

Check out the schedule at:

http://www.friscosquare.com/MITS
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Lisa answered:
Thank you to everyone that gave their input and advice!

I do feel confident that I will find a lender that work with me and count my rental income. I've already found one in the area that seems to agree with John and his findings of the FHA guidelines.

I hope to update everyone with good news later on this year. Thanks again!
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
Phillip Madison answered:
Sam,

I work with many investors in the area and would be happy to help. Give me call at 254-212-9186
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Janet King answered:
Not much of Paloma Creek would be Little Elm ISD, and it will likely be the far south part of the neighborhood.... Best to check on a specific address with the school district.
I see a few new homes listing the address as Little Elm schools.

If you don't have a Realtor, feel free to call me for more assistance.

Janet King, Raltor/Agent
William Davis Realty
Cell 972-658=4401
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you discuss that with your realtor. We won't be able to tell you whether it is a good idea to purchase a home at that price or not. What is your budget? Are you comfortable with the monthly mortgage?

Good luck!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Sun Jan 25, 2015
Laurie Ambrite answered:
You must have this property confused with another one. I am the listing agent and these sellers put the property on the market for the very first time one week ago. If you are interested in viewing this beautfiful home, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Thanks very much for inquiring. Laurie Ambrite, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / PenFed Realty Texas.
Laurie.Ambrite@bhhspenfedtx.com
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
This area is rapidly expanding and as Frisco expands to the point that there is no more land to build schools (or homes, or anything for that matter--16 new schools going up this year!!) you will likely feel the increased demand and appraisal values in neighboring areas (such as Elm).

I do agree with the other comment that Sunset Point is a great community (just showed there a few days ago)...especially if you are wanting something newer. Some aren't keen on the "Little Elm" address (even with Frisco ISD areas) but it does have its advantages--you get more for your money! :)
You "may" also be able to reap the rewards in the future, sell the home after the area grows and make a nice little profit, then move in to a home you like even better--especially if it's already in the school-district that you want (if that is even a factor for you).

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty
214.901.1341-Cell
www.Aarey.HaloAgent.com
www.MckinneyRealEstateInfo.com
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
In terms of a better "deal" with utilizing a broker....in Texas, the seller pays the broker commission (so FREE to you). Wouldn't you want someone in your corner to look out for you and your best interests..especially since the seller will likely have agent-representation? A real-estate transaction is relatively simple...if all things go according to plan (though they rarely do). Are you prepared to know what to do in the event something goes wrong? Are you aware of the various negotiation techniques that the other party may use and how to navigate around them? Using an experienced Realtor, you're not only protected but you have someone who is "in the field" every day ready to negotiate on your behalf and fight for what you want, as well as guide you through the transactional process. (Remember, we can all give ourselves stitches, or pull our own teeth...but do we really "want" to?).

Different lenders (small and large alike) both offer various incentives with programs that they have access to. My advice is to find someone you TRUST, that you enjoy working with, and remember: the most inexpensive option is not necessarily always the best option for you. The age-old saying sometimes holds true: You get what you pay for.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
Watters Creek | Allen
214.901.1341-Cell
www.aarey.haloagent.com
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Cindyloujacobs asked:
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
Extensions happen all the time as long as you have a good reason then it should not be an issue.

Nathan P. Neely

Broker and Owner



Neely Real Estate Group



http://www.dallashomesrealestate.com/



phone 214-552-2273



fax 214-231-2837
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Nathan Neely answered:
I can help, I sell to investors all the time. I flipped homes prior to getting my Brokers license, I know what works and what does not. I have an engineering degree so I am great with numbers.

If you want to look at foreclosures I am your man, I sold a home 2 weeks ago that was a foreclosure. I think it is one thing to say it another to have actually personally been through the process.

Nathan P. Neely

Broker and Owner



Neely Real Estate Group



http://www.dallashomesrealestate.com/



phone 214-552-2273



fax 214-231-2837
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
Lauren,

I would suggest calling the school or Little Elm ISD directly. Sometimes they rezoned and your may ended up in a different school.

Take care,
Susie Kay, Realtor®
GRI, CHMS, SFR
Residential/Commercial/Investment
English-Indonesian-Hokkien
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United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240
469-371-2899
susie_k@att.net

www.dfwdreamhomes.net

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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