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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Don Groff answered:
Why would you not want to use a Realtor? Most homes for rent are in the MLS and they are listed and shown by Realtors. If you don't want to use a Realtor you should look on Craigslist for home being rented directly by their owners.

Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Yvette, the best way to find these homes is to contract a realtor and ask for their help. Otherwise you would need to pay for a full appraisal. Public websites data is notoriously dated as are county and city tax records. Do yourself a favor and call a realtor. ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
1. How many viewings have taken place?

2. How many sales in your community in the last 120 days?
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Voices Member answered:
The tax break for our disabled veterans is based on the % of disability your entitled to.
The higher the % your entitled to; the more of a discount you receive on your taxes. You can find the information on this site. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.

Ray 254-449-7196 or
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Bradley Nylander answered:
Hello Mam,

As a retired soldier I understand the needs of the military family. If you a few moments I would like to speak with you about your specific needs. There are plenty of great locations to meet your needs. I have time in the morning if you would like to give me a call. You can reach me at 254-681-0166.
In the meantime you can visit my websit and start your search by specific subdivisions or by school. I look forward to working with you.
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Brad Hammarlund answered:
Yes, if you take hwy 195 south from Killeen you will turn left on tripple seven right before you get to ding ding and follow to fire lane.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Barbara A Washington answered:
Unfortunately Killeen Texas's Economy reflects how the Economy is doing overall in the United States... Years ago it made sense to rent a property .however, rent prices are at a record high and are not declining..Have you considered buying a home? There are FHA Approved Home Loan programs that could prove benifical to you !!!

Contact me today 254-616-0311
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Charisse Reed and Jack Folsom answered:
Hi yes most loans require taxes and insurance to be part of monthly payment, any other questions just ask thanks, charisse_reed@yahoo. Com
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
So you want your daughter to buy the home with her credit an d rent it to you?
That can work, but typically she'll need 25-50% down payment as it will be a rental and not owner occupied. She just needs the bank to approve the loan.

Hope that answers your questions.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Brad Hammarlund answered:
That is how long the house has been on the market, the days from when it was first listed to today's date.
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Zina Rodenbeck answered:
There are MANY rentals in the Fort Hood area! Do you want to stay in Fort Hood? Venture further away from base, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Belton, Temple? There are also rental companies in and around Fort Hood that deal only with rentals. There are apartment complexes, duplex/tri-plex/four-plex properties, such as the one you inquired on. There are also many single family homes for rent. You have much to pick from in that area. It will all depend on your rental budget, size of home needed, amenities preferred, distance to Base. Please let me know if I can help you. Even though that is not my primary Market, I would be happy to point you in the right direction! Thanks ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Angie Gardner answered:
Hi there.If you will be moving soon, I would suggest listing it asap.It seems to me, after the Holidays people are looking.Just make sure you have a place for you to go in case you sell it before May/June, or put a contingency in the agreement that the buyer will move in around May/June.In the Winter time, there are less competition to so I think this maybe a great time for you! Good luck!

Angie Gardner, Realtor @ Chuck Fawcett Realty-Greenwood,Arkansas
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Sat Jun 22, 2013
Michele Isome answered:
If you are still looking to buy please contact me for current listings (see contact and bio information below)

Michele Isome is a realtor for Exit Homevets Realty. She serves the Killeen, Coopers Cove, Temple, Harker Heights, and Fort Hood areas. She specializes in selling, buying, foreclosures, short sales, first time buyers, relocation referrals as well as other programs to assists our clients throughout the entire real estate process, from beginning to the end.

As a prior service military veteran, Michele Isome is dedicated to serving the community and believes in putting clients first. For a professional and a friend contact Michele for all of your real estate needs!

My office and I participate in the i-FAStTRAC Program!


Direct: 254.247.4508

Exit Homevets Realty

2000 E Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX

Office: (254) 953-8387
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Jeanette Dempsey answered:
Please feel free to contact me @ jeanette@ and I will help you find a home.

Jeanette Dempsey
HB Sheppard
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Hi Gary,

I read your story and nothing pisses me off more than lenders doing this kind of thing to the people that have served this country. There is no excuse for lenders violating the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA) but they do it all of the time.

What I can tell you is this will be an uphill battle unless you meet the standard VA guidelines for a foreclosure which is 2 years.

It sounds like you may have a case for qualifying under the extenuating circumstances provision but I would need more information. The key to getting through the underwriting gauntlet with an extenuating circumstance like this is documentation and lots of it so be prepared to send copies of all of your legal correspondence from your attorney and Wells Fargo.

You'll also have to show that you've "re-established" your credit, meaning you haven't gone late on any of your other debts.

I'm willing to go to bat for you if you're willing to commit to the process.

Take a look at my recommendations from some of my past clients here on Trulia:

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help. You can also find info on my VA Mortgage website by clicking the link below.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Jessica Ibrom answered:
What is your monthly budget for rent?

Best Regards,

Jessica Ibrom - REALTOR®
StarPointe Realty Central Texas LLC
Cell 254-833-3486
Office 254-213-3290
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Gerald Mansfield answered:
I searched our MLS system and do not show that property listed for sale at this time. I would be glad to let you know if it does come up for sale or would be happy to assist your in your home search. Please email me at Gerald.Mansfield@CGRK.Net or call me at 254-220-8028 so we can talk about what you are looking for in your new home!

Gerald Mansfield - Realtor
Casa Grande Realty - Killeen
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
You have an agent who listed your home. They should be able to give you the local pulse of the real estate market and demand for rentals.

The question is what is your goal? Your house is paid off, so even though you are listing it for less than you paid it is considered an equity sale. If you are tired of paying the cost associated with holding the property discuss rent to own options with you agent. That could be a win-win in your situation.

Have an amazing day!
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Fri Jun 28, 2013
Jessica Ibrom answered:
Good Afternoon,
I am sorry to hear that there was a lack of communication with your former realtor. Communication is key in purchasing a home, especially for a first time home buyer. Give me a call and I can walk you through all of the steps to home ownership and ensure that the lines of communication are always open. Talk to you soon!!

Best Regards,

Jessica Ibrom - Realtor
StarPointe Realty Central Texas LLC
Cell 254-833-3486
Office 254-213-3290
Fax 254-213-3296
Licensed in the state of TX
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Allan Riddle answered:
There are no disabled accommodations although the previous owner was disabled.
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