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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Amaya Realty Group answered:
Maira, I have sold an Antares home. It has been a few years ago, but I know my clients where happy with the house. I have represented a lot of buyers who purchased new homes. It is just as important for you to have representation when buying new constructions as with an existing home. ... more
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Corinne.himmelman asked:
It seems nearly impossible to find affordable housing in Nova Scotia, especially with one indoor cat.Can anyone out there help me??
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Sloan Yorek answered:
I'd recommend speaking with DeAnna Morgan with Benchmark, she can probably work with this... 817-944-8094 or
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Don Groff answered:

Each home is owned by an individual and your best bet would be to write a thorough letter of explanation regarding your circumstances and what happened along with the corrective measures you have since taken to ensure those mistakes do not happen again. I am sure you will be able to eventually find some place to rent.

Hope this helps.

Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 |
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
75 homes have SOLD in the past 6 months

Contact my office today
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant
Multimillion Dollar Sales Producer
972-699-9111 100's of Dallas homes listed for sale or lease

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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Suzanne Parsons answered:
I can run that search for you! Plesae email me your information.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Stacia Burnham answered:
Finding a rent home or an apartment in today's rental market might not be a possibility. The rental market is crazy right now and the prices are climbing daily.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Debbie Scrimshire answered:
Do you qualify for Section 8 housing. I don't know that much about rentals but it would not hurt to ask.
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Enyinna Ezeife-Oshakuade answered:
Getting financing, appropriate for you needs, in place would probably be a good place to start. I have a mortgage person who does a lot of work with the 1st time buyer down payment assistance programs in the area. Feel free to contact me using the info. below let's discuss.

God bless,
Enyinna Ezeife-Oshakuade
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
Licensed R.E. Broker in MA & TX
*Making dreams come true.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
John Reaves answered:
Sorry, but your chances are pretty slim.

Most lenders won't touch you with a credit score under 640. That is the minimum score need to qualify for an FHA loan. The ones that will, usually require a credit score of 580. Also, it is going to be very difficult to find a lender that is willing to do a loan for under $50,000.00.

John Reaves
Keller Williams Realty
817-789-5542 (cell)
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Debbie Scrimshire answered:
Enlisting the help of a realtor will be the most accurate method. An appraiser can be of help as well.
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Brian Rickard answered:
Give ma a call and I can give you a list of some lenders that I have worked with before. We aren't a part of the financing piece but they can give you their expert advice and discuss all your options.

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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Rick DeVoss answered:

It will be very challenging for you to find a Landlord / Property Manager who will allow that many people to occupy one house. For example, I just looked up the largest house for lease in 76112, and they will not allow more that 2 people to occupy a bedroom. So a 4-bedroom house may be limited to 8 people.

However, if you were to buy a house, you can have as many people living in it as you like. (Providing you don't violate any city ordnances.) So, if you feel that your credit is good, and you have some money for a down payment, get in touch with me, and I will show you how to qualify for a mortgage loan. ~And then we can go out and buy a nice big house for your family!

Best of luck to you!

Rick DeVoss

ULTRA Real Estate Services

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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Rick DeVoss answered:
Dear Joseph,

Your question was not clear about the timing you are considering. Are you saying that you want to lease for "3 months" and then buy a house? If that is not the scenario, please write back and clarify.

I assume from what you indicated that you do not want to rent for 3 months, and then go find a house to buy and move into it. You want to make just ONE move. What price range are you qualified to buy in (?) will be the first question asked of you. Do you have any other options for the next few months?

You may find an individual owner who would do a "lease/purchase" deal for you, but not a Realtor. The Texas Real Estate Commission will not allow a Real Estate Agent to write the contract for a "lease/purchase" scenario. You will have to hire an attorney, and even most of them will not touch it with a ten-foot pole.

There is good reason for that. Most such deals wind up in such a mess that it is not worth it, and you, as the buyer, may wind up losing all the money you put into it, and stil getting evicted from the house. The way the Texas Laws are written, it is too easy for someone to file a lawsuit over it, and a lot more complicated than you could ever know. Do yourself a favor, and seek another alternative.

If you will contact me directly, I will do my best to help you get into a situation that will work for your family. Before I can start making suggestions, I would need to know more about your personal financial situation. I am available to meet with you this weekend if you like. Or any day you are off work. Give me a call, or shoot me an email.

Best of luck to you! ...And welcome to Texas!

Rick DeVoss

ULTRA Real Estate Services

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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Don Groff answered:
Unfortunately no, you will need to work on your credit to be able to do anything. Keep rebuilding your credit and keep using your credit cards but keep the utilization levels low at or below 30%. It just takes time for your bad credit to have less of an impact on your total score. Usually once it falls outside of 24 months it is not having a major effect on your credit if you have established good credit since.

Hope this helps.

Don Groff
REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros | 360 Lending Group
office: 512.669.5599 mobile: 512.633.4157 |
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Rick DeVoss answered:

You really need Three things to proceed:
> An experienced Agent who has closed houses with this program before.
> A loan officer who has closed with this program before.

> Steer clear of the big banks. You need to be working with a mortgage company, where the loan officer works on commission, not a salary -- like a bank.

Contact me if you would like to work exclusively with an Agent who can guide you through the whole process of buying a house. Send me an email at

I look forward to meeting you!

Rick DeVoss

ULTRA Real Estate Services


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Mon Feb 25, 2013
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Rick DeVoss answered:
What is it you are trying to do? If you want to buy a house, then you need to get your credit score up high enough to qualify for a loan. Do you know what your credit score is? Contact me and I'll show you how to get your score and how to raise it up. (No charge for my consultation.)

If you want to lease a house, then you need to find a landlord who will rent to you with the credit score that you have. Most people who rent a house would never want to buy it later, because they will find out everything wrong with it while they are renting it, and discover that the landlord won't fix anything.

But be VERY CAREFUL if someone offers to take a deposit from you and says you can "rent-to-own" so that it will someday be your house. Usually they get your money and you get the shaft. Such a contract is so complicated and fraught with pitfalls, that the Texas Real Estate Commission will not allow a Real Estate Agent to even write one. You would have to hire an attorney, and most of them are smart enough not to touch it with a ten-foot pole. There are so many loopholes, and ways that people could sue you in court over it, and WIN! ~You don't really want to go that route.

What's the point? If you will do the things you need to be doing, then you can buy the house you want when you get through renting the one you are living in. That's much safer, and your money is then wisely invested. If it is cash you are worried about, I can show you how to buy a house for the same amount of money that it takes to lease a house. And the monthly payment will be less!

So, contact me by phone or email, and I will answer all of your questions, and help you find the right house!

Best regards,

Rick DeVoss

ULTRA Real Estate Services

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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Lucy Puniwai answered:
Lease homes tend to go pretty quickly - particularly at this price point and location. I live near BNSF HDQ and between 3 rail yards. There are several nice communities available. I recommend you wait until you are ready to "sign on the dotted line". You will need to pay an application fee (usually $50.00 per adult). Upon leasing we must narrow our search to homes that allow pets. There will be a pet deposit fee. Typically that fee is used to clean upon move out - so I caution you deposit=$$$ gone. That fee depends on the owner - usually $100 or so for 2 kitties. Most leases in the Fort Worth area are NOT inclusive of utilities. (Just an FYI) Feel free to reach out to me in April and let's see what is available at that point in time.

Best Regards,


Lucy A. Puniwai
(214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
(682)224-8050 – Fax

In God We Trust
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