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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Julian answered:
I'm in agreement with a majority of GOOD renters. 3+x Rent/Income...Is a ludicrous "requirement"...
My family and I wouldn't even bother inquiring about a property(renting), if we couldn't afford the move-in cost...let alone the monthly rent & bills. Negating a potentially good client's chances has to be one of the more moronic fads I've seen take hold in the Real Estate industry. Be more personable, talk with your potentials before outright denying them, give them the decency of at least hearing them out and taking a look at maybe the past 1-2 years worth of bank their employers to verify their their prospective employers to validate their claim of a new job. ... more
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Mon Jul 31, 2017
I can't imagine any owner occupied hard money lenders providing a loan with only 5% down. There are few hard money lenders who will even consider owner occupied and the ones who do often require at least 25-30% down.

Owner occupied hard money loans are especially complicated currently due to the Dodd-Frank regulations.
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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a local realtor to assist you. Are you an investor? You can offer the realtor payment for doing the BPO's.
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Sat Jul 29, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes Quicken Loans, Lending Tree and other online mortgage loan websites do state in SMALL PRINT in their commercials that the low interest claims they make do not apply to everybody. They also state that the average buyer will see higher interest rates. Briefly, Quicken Loans and Lending Tree advertise low interest rates that only apply to buyers who have credit scores in the 800's, have 20% down payment and have 6 months cash reserves in their savings accounts. If you don't fit this profile, you will be charged a higher interest rate.

Quicken Loans and Lending Tree can advertise their low interest rates which only apply to very few people as long as they state the truth in writing. However, the truth is stated in tiny print which nobody bothers to read. I'm smart enough to read it fast during their commercials.

Stick with your credit union. You will do much better.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It depends on how bad your credit it, and every landlord is different. You may need to pay double or triple deposit.
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I'm not sure what you are asking. The landlord decides when to rent and when not to rent. Obviously the sooner it's rented the better as the landlord has to pay mortgage on the home. You'll probably want to start looking for house for rent late October. ... more
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
Pleasbox answered:
If I'm aprraised at 66200 and assessed at 48200 what should I do
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
Amy Bridges Leon asked:
I filed a ch 13 (and surrendered a property in Maryland) in 2010 (the home dropped over $100k in value and we "thought" it was our best option). We moved to Texas w my job and were discharged…
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Fri Jul 14, 2017
Susie Kay answered:

I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
They do not sell their own homes but hire one of a few national asset management company. Check the home for a notice of who to contact. If no notice yet, you may have to wait until it is assigned ... more
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Gloria Segovia asked:
This property is ready for development and I would like to know what investors would like to invest in this area. This land is zoned C2 across fromm the Lackland AFB Annex Gate.
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Mary C answered:

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.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Sun Jul 9, 2017
Karen Galvn answered:
Hi My is Sergio and my wife and i have been trying to looking a house to rent. We have four pets but they are not aggressive breed animals. My pets are very friendly and enjoy the company. However we been short handed by landlords only allowing two pets and that hurts us so much. Do you guys have any idea where i can get a house that allows up to four pets? Please let me know! I'm in need of great help. ... more
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Nlriggs92 asked:
Lopez Middle School and Ronald Reagan High School
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It's best to talk to a lender or two as every individual situation is different.
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
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