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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Pat King asked:
Unable to remember or spell last name but she is in Austin, Tx. I need to talk to her please.
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Brian Nguyen answered:
What is your credit score? There are lenders like myself that are able to give out loans with scores as low as 580. If you are in this area or above then you might have a chance. Otherwise, I recommend that you work on your credit a bit. The simplest way to fix your credit is to pay off your debt and revolving credit balance on time. Either way, you should speak with a lender like myself that would be able to help you with your questions when it comes to financing. Well I hope this helps! If you have any other questions or if you would like a loan, feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Thu Sep 24, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Sally is correct, Trulia does not accept FSBO listings. There are sites that do, but if you posted here and on every other site that allows you to, you won't get the level of exposure that listing with a great local agent and appearing on your local MLS will get you.

A great agent is worth more than their commission, but a bad one or none at all can cost you way more than just a commission. Consider discussing your options with someone worth working with and then do whatever you feel is in your best interest. Best of luck however you proceed.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Best is if you contact a mortgage broker and find out if your credit is really that bad and if what you can do to improve your credit.
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Fri May 29, 2015
Shanquetta Lewis asked:
My boyfriend and I are planning on getting married. Before we do this we are cleaning up debts and trying to better our credit scores. Unfortunately I am the weakest link. I owe a previous…
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
Dick Peterson answered:
Manor Walmart opens mid February, 14 and so does another one just 8 miles away in Elgin!
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
A more important question to ask yourself, should you take on more debt if you haven’t been able to pay the ones you already have?

Second question, also for you, is it a good move to try and circumvent the system (mortgage guidelines) that is in place to protect you? Good luck,

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
I answer questions about financing real estate based on my decades of experience dealing with mortgage underwriters. This answer is my personal opinion, has not been reviewed or approved by the company I work for. I do not offer legal or tax advice, if you need answers from an attorney or CPA find one knowledgeable in your local market.
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
Yes! There are lenders like myself that are able to do loan without social security numbers and with ITIN. These types of loans have been used for people in your specific situation. I recommend that you speak with a lender like myself that would be able to do this for you. I would be glad to speak with you to help you get started on a loan for your new home. Well I hope this helps! If you have any other questions or if you would like a loan, feel free to contact me. Good luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
JACKIE BURKE answered:
Which house were you wanting to see? I'll be happy to show you. I am in Manor quite often.
Jackie Burke, Realtor
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Good afternoon Maria,

I’m no real estate agent, just a humble Mortgage Banker, but I can give you some guidance on your search for the right rental apartment.

In my experience in the real estate trade, I’ve discovered that the consumer is best served by adopting some simple strategies, whether you’re buying a home, selling one, or renting an apartment.

First: remember that real estate agents work on commission. The better quality agents---and those with the most experience---will be testing you from the initial contact to determine if you’re serious and will commit to using their services. Why? Because real estate is like any other business; you don’t sit at a table in a restaurant to read the menu without actually buying food at some point. It’s the same concept: the experienced real estate professional has to earn a living by renting apartments to serious and qualified prospective renters.

Therefore, the smart consumer should be well-prepared and committed to respecting the real estate professional’s time. Prepare yourself with three fundamentals: amenities, location, and price.

Know your requirements for the apartment you wish to rent in terms of amenities (one bedroom versus three bedrooms; elevator building or private house), location (proximity to public transportation or need for parking), and price. If you present yourself as well-prepared you’ll have a better chance of working with an experienced agent who will work hard to find you the right apartment.

Second, start with the internet---especially stay “local.” Here on you can easily find a local professional by clicking on “FIND an AGENT” at the top of this page. There you can hone in on a seasoned professional in exactly the area where you wish to rent your apartment.

TRULIA provides exceptional tools to help you as a consumer understand the quality of the professional you’re working with. Read the agent’s profile; check out the recommendations from previous clients; get to know the level of experience of the agent and the areas that agent covers.

Third, real estate agents are prevented by Federal regulations from answering certain types of questions. They cannot discuss schools or school districts, crime statistics, and a variety of other issues prohibited by Fair Housing regulations. If your agent is vague when you ask certain types of questions, now you know why.

Finally, demonstrate your level of seriousness to your real estate agent. Show up on time for your appointments to view apartments. If you’re required to submit documents for the Landlord to review with your rental application, get them into your agent’s hands pronto. Not only does this help you potentially get one step ahead of a competing renter, but you’ll be viewed by the Landlord as a responsible renter. Landlords prefer responsible renters, don’t they?

I hope that helps you improve the results of your search for an apartment, and helps you with a better quality experience.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Rosangely Hernandez answered:
It depends on the type of the loan that you qualify for. If you do not want to give a Down payment you may verify if you qualify for a USDA loans, type of loan that is Zero Down. This does NOT mean that is Zero Move-In since there are costs associated with obtaining a loan that you may need funds for unless... it's negotiated in the contract by an expert Realtor. There are other programs that can assist with Down Payment, but they all require higher credit scores than a regular FHA loan and your interest is usually higher. For more information you should get pre-approved with a Mortgage Banker, they will tell you what programs are better for you according to your specific situation. If you do not have a trusted lender, I will be more than glad to give you great referrals.

Suggestions before falling in love with a house to buy: 1-Find a capable Realtor you feel comfortable working with 2-Get Pre-Approved by a trusted Mortgage Banker.

Rosangely Hernandez
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Fri May 3, 2013
JACKIE BURKE answered:
Del Valle is about 20 minutes or less from Manor depending upon whether you take FM 973 or the newer SH 130 toll road.

Jackie Burke, Realtor
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Joanna asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Thu Oct 27, 2011
Tiffany Chance Stuart answered:
He's right those are all great things. Other area you can look at would be Pflugerville, Round Rock and even Buda and Kyle. These areas are also growing and have good rental rates.

Tiffany Chance, Realtor®, GRI, ABR, SRS, SFR, SRES
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Bonnie,
You can contact the town of Manor's building department to determine if the plans are there as the plumber may have had a permit for the addition.
It's possible that the name of the plumber is on file there who performed the work so that you can contact him about the drawings if the building dept doesn't have them.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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