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Home Buying in Wilmington : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 20, 2017
Eceart answered:
I have the same issue. My realator was suppose to be my sellers agent. Then she decided to bring her buyers to buy my house and turned into the transaction broker for the deal. Little did I know that she would side with the buyers the whole transaction and treat me like the dirt on her shoes. She has called me ungrateful, said I absolutly will not do anything to help this sale and that I just don't seem to want to do anything for her buyers, and speaks to me with a condesending rude tone all the time. She emails me and expects and answer within an hour, if I don't answer her immediatly she leaves a nasty voicemail on my answering machine. I sold my home for $30,000 under market value, and will be paying $5,000 of the buyers closing costs. She still treats me like dirt. I am so happy to be done with her tomorrow and will never deal with her again. She's been nothing but horrible. All I can do is breath and be very happy I am almost done with her and her horrible ways. I will never allow a broker to just be my transaction broker again. Learned my lesson. I will also never do business with her or the company that represents her. Can't wait to be done with tomorrow. ... more
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Sat Sep 16, 2017
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Faith answered:

We currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Ken131 answered:
Sometimes it helps to just Google the building name and/or address and see if any companies or old listings come up. You could also try asking the residents who their landlord is.
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Mon Apr 24, 2017
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Ebonimicy answered:
Only USDA approved lenders are authorized to provide financing a rural home according to the agency's guidelines. For direct loans, you need to contact USDA directly. ... more
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Mon Aug 17, 2015
Jacqueline Roark answered:
I have a bank owned townhouse condo in Paladin Club. 2br/2b. If you are interested, let me know. John Wingle is a lender - 302-563-0352
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Sat May 2, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Always get pre-approved first before you put money on another house. The seller wants to see the pre-approval letter anyway.
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
This kind of question could probably be best answered by the contractor specifically. I would see if there are any contractors in your area. Give them a call, and ask them what you asked us. Also, you could probably find a knowledgeable real estate agent and ask him what he thinks. ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
garypuntman answered:
My sister is looking for someone to do this as well. She is going to be moving in to her own home soon and she needs to get everything figured out. Were you able to find someone that you trust? I know my sister is very particular about who she hires. ... more
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Joshua Sell answered:
Cool Springs has some beautiful homes. Wilmington, like many cities has good and bad streets. They transition from Gorgeous calm living to a little "less" within 4-6 blocks. I know the city of wilmington pretty well and it all starts with taking a drive thru the neighborhood to see what you think! Let me know if I can help in any way. ... more
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Tfhahn answered:
Wilmington is starting to gain some interest from investors. The cap-rates on rentals are in the 9 to 11 range, and if you can get a decent property manager, solid returns are possible. The bad publicity on violence has hurt some appreciation, but things are turning around and there has been some press lately on new development and new young professionals moving in.

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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Your best option is a FHA loan as FHA will allow lenders to lend down to a 500 FICO score. The challenge is finding a lender that will go down below 640 or 620 as that seems to be the cut off for most banks. I work for a private mortgage bank that services our own loans so we can follow FHA guidelines so we will do loans below 620 and portfolio the loan so we make the credit decision. Feel free to call me to discuss your particular situation to see if you qualify 302-703-0727.

FHA only requires a down payment of 3.5% of the purchase price and will allow you to negotiate the seller to pay your closing costs up to 6% of the purchase price. If your score is below 580 then FHA requires us to make you put down 10% of the purchase price.

If you want to use the Delaware State Housing Authority Loan Programs as mentioned already, they require a minimum 640 credit score. I would also recommend attending one of the monthly first time home buyer seminars. You can sign up online at

If for any reason you don't qualify, we can also enroll you in our Get Mortgage Ready Program which will give you a step by step action plan.

John R. Thomas
Certified Mortgage Planner - NMLS 38783
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
248 E Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
302-703-0727 Office
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Wed Sep 3, 2014
Michael Kelczewski answered:
I currently have a listing which might be of interest within the Trolley Square/Cool Springs vicinity. ... more
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Fri Jul 25, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Look it up online in the county records, tax assessors office.
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Tue May 20, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
trulia does not permit for sale by owner listings. If you want your home featured on Trulia you'll have to work with a Realtor. While I don't recommend discount brokers I also know they exist and I'm sure you can find one who for $500+/- will post your property in the MLS, Trulia and Zillow etc for you. ... more
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
corrie robinson answered:
There are both new construction as well as existing homes in 55+ communities. The there are pros and cons to both please contact me for further information 302-598-1708
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