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Mon May 22, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

Let me know if you have additional questions by replying to email I sent you and I will be happy to assist.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Mar 1, 2016
Karen Cropper answered:
DSHA requires a 660 to receive FTHB assistance and New Castle County is about the same.
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
cyndee_whittington_43@msn.com asked:
Fri Oct 24, 2014
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
fbcoleman4709 answered:
how do if find out when and where a property in Colorado is going to be auctioned off
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Tue May 20, 2014
Todd Guidry answered:
Lia:

New Castle is a pretty big area in New Castle County. As such, it has a wide range of clientele. Old New Castle is fairly nice if you're into the historical cobblestone-street thing. Other areas down Rt 40 towards Bear can be really nice. Most of the stuff on Rt 9 between 395 & Wilmington is a little rough.

I looked around in the area a lot prior to my purchase and there are some affordable starter homes in the area. There are also some neighborhoods with slightly nice amenities as well. Many of the neighborhoods in New Castle are post WWII rancher neighborhoods designed so every family could have a front yard, back yard and their own home.

Some have been kept up to date and other have fallen behind. I prefer Bear over NC.

I grew up in NC and have since settled down the road in the Bear/Newark area.
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Jeff Hoover answered:
Hello,

For crime in a specific area please check out the local crime maps.

http://www2.nccde.org/police/crimemaps/search/default.aspx

If you want to check out any local communities and homes, please contact me. I would be happy to help you. ... more
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Wendy Banner & The Banner Team answered:
1. Get pre qualified.
2. Hire an agent to represent you.
3. Pray.

First time buyers often think their best "deal" will be purchasing a foreclosure. Not necessarily true. Homeowners that could not afford to make the payment on their home often cannot maintain their homes. A good inspector may ferret out lots of problems with the home which you can then determine if they are insurmountable, but there could be latent defects that cannot be found until you have moved in.

If you don't have much savings for fix up, repairs and surprise expenses, a foreclosure could be a nightmare-in-the-waiting.

Many foreclosures/short sales in the Washington DC metro area are hotly pursued by owners AND investors with CASH, which usually trumps an offer by a first time homebuyer with financing. That's where #2 comes in - an agent familiar with foreclosure in your market will be able to give you a sense of whether you can be competitive or wasting your time and pre-approval by a competent lender could give you a chance to be successful.

A well priced "standard sale" in a good location and reasonable to good condition may trump your idea of a bid-up, poor condition home in foreclosure. Do your homework, and then do the math to see what makes sense.

Good luck!
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
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Mon May 27, 2013
Katina Geralis answered:
I have a couple of terrific ones that I refer clients to and they have been very grateful. Please contact me directly and I would be happy to pass them along.
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Thu May 2, 2013
vwollaston answered:
This is the safest area in New Castle County. The police is excellent in this area and the crime is
very small, if at all. I am a female and feel extreme safe walking in this area.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
John and Mary Luca answered:
Hello Selena,

I agree with Joseph - it's under contract - that appears to have just happened on April 10th. Here are more details about the home such as room sizes, market statistics, demographics and schools for the area if that helps in your research: http://www.lucateam.com/Home/6179884/TRN/36-E-VIOLETTE-DR-NEW-CASTLE-DE-19720/

Also here is a page I built for you just now which has ALL the homes currently for sale in the MLS (not just the ones uploaded to Trulia) which are in the price range and zip code you are looking at. It also gives all fo the details for each property as the link above : http://www.searchtristatehomes.com/prufoxroach/index.asp?p=findahome.asp&page=search&selected=qck is one way to view it and you can bookmark it and view it daily for updates being fed from the MLS. Here is another way to look at them http://www.lucateam.com/New-Castle-Single-Family-19720-150k-to-175k-min-3b.aspx.

Of course we'd be happy to talk to you to learn what your actual question was (it didn't appear to come through for any of us agents to see), and help you in your quest for information and a new home.

Please feel free to call our cell at 302-740-5872 whenever it's convenient for you. We are full-time agents with years of experience who are ready to serve you :)
John & Mary Luca
http://TeamLuca.com
http://www.LucaTeam.com
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Tamika Moulden answered:
Hi, I'm Tamika Moulden, a Realtor with Keller Williams. My cell number is 302 420 2361. Pleasee give me a call. I would be more than happy to help you.
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Karla Woods answered:
Nvanderella when you do search for a Realtor please make sure that they are patient and are used to working with first time home buyers!! I myself went through 3 Realtors when I purchased my first home!! I finally settled on the one that was interested in helping me... A naive first time home buyer!. All Realtors are NOT good with first time home buyers. Remember we work for you! Good Luck! ... more
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
As424 answered:
whats reasonable price ? you wont find much houses in old newcastle oustide about 15 min there are some around penwood pen acres i would highly recomend do not raise a family in collins park ... more
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Debbi Cadwallader answered:
TREND MLS 6085835
This is a gorgeous older home in Old New Castle, a half block from the River. Charming and renovated with additions for the modern family. Comes with a one year home warranty. If you would like to tour this home, please feel free to call me at 302-346-1935. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Jacqueline Roark answered:
Unfortunately most condominums don't have square footage recorded in the tax records and in looking at the properties that have sold in the last year, there is no square footage shown. If you would like to see what's been sold and get the information from the MLS on room sizes, etc., let me know and I can email to you. ... more
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