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Thu Apr 13, 2017
Marritha41 answered:
I would like to know can you buy a house while we are on Section 8
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Mon Jan 16, 2017
Lesliebean11 answered:
Hi Tanya, I'm wondering myself how one could go about buying free or extremely low cost housing.. I don't think the fixed income would matter as long as you bought a home within your budget. I also don't think it would be an ethical thing to do if it were possible. There are so many good hearted people doing more than their fair share to carry the burden of others... working nights, weekends, and holidays away from their families. They are the ones paying the taxes that go towards the living expenses of those who don't make those sacrifices. A lot of those paying for the cost of others healthcare, food stamps, and section 8 can't afford to buy healthcare, groceries, or homes for themselves. Why is that? I know each case is different. But.. Our system is flawed. So is our government. So is our people. It's time we all stop depending on, and/or supporting the system that by design leaves us all impoverished, meanwhile the 1% has the large majority of the worlds funds. I'll just leave this right here for everyone to think about. ... more
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Fri Apr 15, 2016
Kevan Pewitt answered:
This is a forum answered by other real estate agents and brokers. Trulia does not monitor it or answer questions here. You as a real estate agent can setup an account here on Trulia and either capture your listings from a MLS feed or post them yourself. It is possible that your broker does not participate with Trulia, so I would also check with them. ... more
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Tue May 19, 2015
Donspainting6311 asked:
Mon Feb 3, 2014
Elizabeth Van Blarcom answered:
It's my understanding that Section 8 cannot be used to purchase a home. This website should give you more information on purchasing income restricted properties. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Elizabeth Van Blarcom answered:
There are homes that are designated low or moderate income. For information on these options visit
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Mike Dell Elba answered:
The most recent taxes as of 2012 are $7,043.

The current tax rate is 3.27

Total assessment is $211,000 based upon the tax assessor. Which is normally below the market value.

The home is currently on the market for $238,000n and has been on the market at that price for 24 days.

Please feel free to contact me with any other questions.
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
Do yourself a favor; get a professional working in your best interest.

good luck
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Chad Barris answered:
I can help answer any questions you may have in the mortgage and loan areas. Please feel free to contact me anytime at

Thank you,
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Brenda Lee Zabriskie answered:
I don't believe replacing your countertops is critical. Switching your countertop to granite makes your kitchen show much nicer and makes your home more desirable to buy. However, your cabinets must be in excellent condition in order for you to do this. There are many discounters out there that sell granite for half the price of what you would pay in your chain stores. Shop around if you're planning on doing this. However, some of your chain stores do sell bathroom cabinets w/granite now for a decent price if you are looking to switch up your bathrooms. Be aware that this doesn't necessarily increase the value of your home, it just makes it more desirable to buy. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Sep 4, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
I want to say that you can, but that you can only sell it for 10% more then you paid for it.

But I will research that and get back to you it.
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