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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Jason Campbell answered:
Some of those neighborhoods fall in the magic boundries... What can I tell ya.. San Antonio wants it's tax dollars :)

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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Justin Henry answered:
Depending on your true debts, we can use your 627 score and this should work for approval.

Best thing would be to call me and we can handle the particulars.
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Roger Weiskopff answered:
Hi you can contact me at
Roger Weiskopff
Re/Max Southern Shores
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Matt Laricy answered:
Get a good leasing agent. They will be able to send you everything, at no cost to you!
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Kevin Rathburn answered:
In every market and every economy, there are always home-owners that opt to market their homes "for sale by owner." As a real estate agent, I pay close attention to the market, including these homes.

In my opinion, I think owners should explore the option of selling their home by owner. The main reason owners try to sell on their own, is to save money on the commission. I understand that this can be an expense someone would like to avoid, but on the average, homes sold by owner sell for more than 10% less than a home sold by a Realtor. Successful home sales by owner make up a very small piece of the entire sales market, so you should know the facts before taking this endeavor head-on.

Here are some statistics for the National Association of Realtors:

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Statistics

FSBOs accounted for 9% of home sales in 2010. The typical FSBO home sold for $140,000 compared to $199,300 for agent-assisted home sales.

FSBO Methods Used to Market Home:

• Listing on Internet . . . 27%
• For-sale-by-owner Web site . . . 11%
• Yard sign . . . 46%
• Friends/neighbors . . . 39%
• Newspaper ad . . . 12%
• Open house . . . 14%

Most Difficult Tasks for FSBO Sellers:

• Getting the right price . . . 23%
• Preparing/fixing up home for sale: 18%
• Selling within the planned length of time: 14%
• Having enough time to devote to all aspects of the sale: 13%
• Understanding and performing paperwork: 10%

Of that 9% of national home sales, approximately half of those sales are made to a family member or friend. So, unless you know someone close to you that already wants your home, you have your work cut out for you. In fact, even the Founder of recently sold his home with a real estate agent.

I don't know how accurate these statistics are on a local level, but from my experience, homes sold without an agent involved are very few and far between. If you do move forward with selling your home by owner, here some tips, insights and advice to give you the best chance of success.

Price your home correctly for the market from the start. Research home sales within a 1-mile radius that are the most similar to yours. Look at your home as a buyer, not as the owner, and give an honest evaluation. It will save you a lot of time and money. Buyers looking at homes in the area, learn the values quickly. If you're over-priced, home-buyers will simply choose another home to purchase.
Advertise! The internet is your biggest source for buyers. Over 90% of home-buyers use the internet to find their home and 87% use a Realtor. That said, you may want to get your home into the MLS. In addition, use as many home sales sites as possible. My real estate team and I advertise on nearly 600 sites! Choosing the right sites, will bring the right kind of inquiries. Newspaper ads produce low response rates for the expense.
Make yourself available to have your home shown at anytime. Turning down a showing could lose a sale and extend the time you'll have to market your home. There are a lot of homes for sale, and buyers will typically just move on to other options.
Pre-qualify your potential buyers. Before you schedule an appointment to show your home, make sure they're approved to finance your home. This will save you time, in addition to ensuring you're working with an actual buyer, and not just letting some stranger into your home with no intent or ability to buy.
Complete the required Residential Property Disclosures and have them ready for buyers to review.
Contact a local title agency and/or real estate attorney to draw up the proper paperwork and complete the transaction. It is imperative you have the proper paperwork to write up the final agreement and account for all aspects of the deal's contingencies. Making a paperwork error can be very costly!

Kevin Rathburn, Realtor
239-269-4575 Direct Line Integrity-Diligence-Innovation
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Wed May 15, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright... ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Jeff Haring answered:
I would tend to believe that we have the same "snobby" factor in place here as well. We also have less manufactured housing in the Agoura Hills area (if any). In the neighboring community of Westlake Village there are some manufactured homes as part of a mobile home park and I don't recall being much more than that. (Any local Realtors can correct me if I'm missing something).
The thing about a lot of the current manufactured housing that I've seen is that it is hard to see a difference from these and wood-framed constructed homes. The quality has improved over the years.

If I can help you find a home in California - namely Ventura County/Los Angeles County - let me know.

Best of luck to you!
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Beth Jenkins answered:
Hi Alma,
Thanks for your question. I will have to say that the variables are too large to give a price, and can only give a range unless we could narrow things down.
Anywhere for 150.000 to the sky is the limit is how varied it can be. To be on the beach itself, you will need to allow 500.000, but to be near the beach or on the intercoastal you could be within the high 200.00 and into the 300.00 range.
The variables are size, building age, location on or near water, upgrades, etc.

The best thing to do is do a search on a website such as my companies site below, or contact me directly and tell me your criteria and I will send you a customized search. It really is up to your budget and we can custommize the search around that. There is definalty something fo every budget in the Miami Beach area.

I look foward to assisting you.

Beth Jenkins-
Souh Florida Brokers
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
OK sounds like you are in the Navy possibly like my boy. I wish I had the agent to have you call to help with a rental up there but I dont - I just wanted to say welcome to Oregon...I hope you enjoy it and are always safe! Thank you for what you do! ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Larysa Dombrovska answered:
Here is a link direct to the Las Vegas Metro Website.…

It is address specific and you can get neighborhood statistics for up to 60 days.

Feel free to call or email me if I can be of further assistance
Contact info is below

Larysa Dombrovska
Broker Salesperson
Toll Free: 1.800 CALL ZIP x5728
Cell: 702.379.3662
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Sat Dec 1, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Sherry Renfroe answered:
Hi Michelle-

You need an agent to help you. It doesn't cost you anything.

I can send you information daily on new homes that are listed so you can see them sooner than when they are posted on Trulia.

Text, email or call me and I would be honored to help you. Please visit my website to learn more about me!

Best regards,

Sherry Renfroe
Ebby Halliday Realtors
(214) 215-4145
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Jing Roachell answered:
Dear relocation friends, Germantown is a very nice place to live. It's next to Memphis. It has a lower property tax than Memphis does. It has very good schools from ELM to High. It has great library, sport center & perfoormance center that meet your needs. People love this city with great police officers, firefighters and learning centers for kids' music, dancing, sports, English & Math. Great community!!!

Germantown has very good home sales if you invest your money into the best school district. Renting will lose money, buying is better because of nice Germantown property value and many other reasons, like tax benifits, privacy, enjoying life with more space with more freedom, happiness and family love. You will gain money & happiness when you leave if you get a good deal home in a nice area in today's housing market.

Another city is Bartlett that has a lower city tax as well. It's a very nice city next to Memphis. You will get bigger home in Bartlett if spending the same money comparing with Germantown.

Smart home buyer should buy now. There has never been a better time!!!
Email me with Questions anytime for you and your friends.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
David Gibson answered:
Colorado Springs police report shots fired, multiple thefts from vehicles, multiple disturbances, a hit and run call for service, and more “activity” in the 700 block of Bonfoy over the past year.

Law enforcement web sites also show at least 3 sex offenders within a half a dozen blocks. Only you can make the call if that meets your definition of safe.

There are safety risks inside homes that may pose a greater threat than outsiders.

I would be happy to help you assess potential risks inside and outside a house.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Todd Berry answered:
Afternoon, fellow Texan! There are several great areas in Memphis. Feel free to give me a call anytime and we can figure out the best fit for you!

Todd Berry
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Thu Oct 5, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I have a simple question for you.........why do you want a "rent to own" arrangement?

If it's because you can't qualify now to buy a home, and you think all the rent you pay will be appllied to the purchase if you decide to buy the house...and if you don't, or can't, buy the house, you can simply walk away...........think again!

it's much more complicated than that.and you stand to lose your deposit.......make sure you understand what rent to own can mean.

best wishes......
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Myra Gouger answered:
I don't think too many investment homes are available in that price range any more. They did exist once back in 2009, but if you find a home in that price nowadays, it is usually trashed and you have to build it from the inside out.

As regards the financing, almost all of our buyers in all price ranges pay cash for homes in Las Vegas. Most of the time a bank won't loan money for a mortgage with lower than $65,000 as the mortgage amount. If you can find a bank to loan below this sum, then you might have to pay very high interest rates. So, to answer your question: if it is available, yes. If you can get it, No. Find a more expensive property so that you can get a mortgage and not have to pay thousands to fix up the property.
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Tue Oct 17, 2017
Bill Mccord answered:
Hello. At any time these kinds of options are very rare. nI todays booming sellers market where 99.9% of new listings are sold within days I do not think there is any hope of finding a seller willing to consider a Lease Option deal.
Can you please explain why you feel this is a viable option for you when there are so many great 1st time home buyer programs available for just about anyone who really wants to be a buyer.
Good luck,
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
I would suggest speaking with a licensed mortgage loan officer. In this situation, I would have recommended an FHA loan. Especially if you are buying the house together and you have tradelines on your credit report. If it will be just in his name he can use non-traditional credit. Rent payments and two other tradelines are sufficient.

Best of luck to you! Please feel free to call or email me and I can explain the FHA mortgage options you may be eligilbe for. Thanks.

Joseph S. Cordova
NMLS# 146855
Evesham Mortgage, LLC
22 South Maple Avenue
Marlton, NJ 08053
office: (856) 985-9944 ext. 103
direct fax: (206) 333-0946
cell: (856) 304-2381
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