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78212 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Trina Cannon answered:
Hello, I work very closely with a local lender specializing in First Time Buyer programs. I am also very familiar with working with first-timers to help walk them through the entire home buying process. If I can be of assistance, please let me know. Good luck in your home search.

Trina Cannon
Century 21 Northside
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jason Campbell answered:
Either Rent or Own... but Rent to Own in my experience has never worked out well. In fact, almost all of them that I am personally aware of turned into the buyer filing a lawsuit against the seller.

As an agent, I stay as far away from them as I can get!

Owner financing may be an option... but to be honest... with how easy it is to get a first time homebuyer loan, it makes no sense at all to go that direction. It's easier to get a new loan, and pick out a home you really like.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Vincent Arnall answered:
Mr. Burr,
Give me a call at 210-722-6243. I will run a search for you and send some properties.
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Joseph Roraff answered:
Sometimes with owner financing you just have to ask the owner if they would be willing to o it. Most owners aren't interested but it never hurts to ask when you find a property you like. ... more
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
No difference between the two(2) it both requires lender approval. Be prepared to wait both of these transactions can take months to close.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
Multimillion Dollar Sales Producer

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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Patrick Hammonds answered:
This is a great question. It can be a terribel idea, especially when planning to sell anytime in the future. On another note, once there are too many renters, the likelihood of a buyer being able to buy goes down tremendously, as most will be seeking FHA financing, and FHA will not back a loan ona complex that is more than 51% occupied by renters. If you plan to hold the investment and earn money on your rental froma tenant, then it could be ok. If you need help or have anymore questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks

Patrick Hammonds
Axis Realty Group/Apartment Hunters
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Jason Campbell answered:
Is there any way I can talk you into taking advantage of what will probably be the best buyer's market we may ever see in our lifetimes?

Prices are down
Interest rates are WAY DOWN
Sellers are willing to wheel and deal

If you buy a home now:

* You will get more for your money - Rentals never stack up to homes you can buy for the same payment

* Tax Write-off - You can write off the interest you pay on your mortgage, you can't do that with rent

* Build Equity in the home - Each time you make a payment, you are that much closer to owning it!

* Gain Appreciation - Homes tend to go up in value... the home is worth more than you bought it for!

If you rent a home: You get nothing!


Jason C Campbell
Option One Real Estate
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Carol Woodward/Darline Hoffman answered:
There is current no active listing on this street. Do you have an house number?
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Sue Baillio answered:
I will be happy to send you available rental property. I need more information on you personally and the type of housing you are looking for. If you would like to go forward, I ask that you call me so we can initiate the search. I will wait for your call.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
Credit scores are typically a reflection on your ability and willingness to pay your debts responsibly. Not always, but generally. So low credit scores overall make owners nervous about your future payments. They're lending you a prized asset they've worked hard to acquire, and a higher deposit normally helps ensure you're timely payment or that they will be compensated if you don't or won't pay.

Do your best to pay everything on time or early. Don't have collections. If you have credit cards pay down the balance. You never want more than 50% of the balance used. Always pay more than the minimum payment every month.

This should help improve your credit scores. As you can see they are vitally important.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Claudia McShane answered:
Dear Steve,

E-mail me all your criteria and I will send you search that will match what you are looking for.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Vincent Arnall answered:
I will be happy to help with your home search. Please give me a call at (210) 722-6243. Thanks, Vince
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Ramiro Burr answered:
We have a 2022 SF home in North Central, 3 blocks south of North Star Mall in a very nice, mature, quiet, tree-lined neighborhood.

Rent ranges $1250-$1400, includes 4-bedrms, 2 full baths, fireplace, pool, open-living space, laundry room, Central AC, kitchen bay window, brick exterior, complete privacy fence, outdoor storage shed, patio and separate deck. We can also owner finance.

Contact if you need more details.
Thank you,

Good luck,

Ramiro Burr
M 210-822-6089
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Vincent Arnall answered:
That is a great question for a qualified lender. Michael Kidd with Frontier Mortgages has helped many of my clients. If you give him a call I am sure he will easly answer your question. His number is 210-530-1246 or 210-789-5433. You can also check out his website at
Vince Arnall
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Brenda Mullen answered:
HI Sags,

This is a good question. Most lenders that I am aware of will not do a mortgage for that low of an amount. Your best bet is to get with a knowledgeable lender that can tell you who to go to. It may be that you need to take out some type of signature loan on that small of an amount.

Good luck with the sale of your home and subsequent purchase!

Brenda Mullen
Realtor®, e-Pro
RE/MAX Access
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Fri May 17, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:

While I don't work in your area as a real estate broker, I invest throughout Texas and I have a home in 78249 that is about 2 weeks away from a top to bottom rehab (lighting, plumbing, granite, flooring, appliances, fencing, etc.). It's a 3/2/2 with massive bedrooms, 2 living areas and 2 dining areas, and no neighbors to the rear of home...just open space. If you would like more info, please email, text or call me at your convenience. I can also introduce you to a fantastic mortgage banker who helps me with both my personal and professional purchases.

Guy E. Gimenez
Senior Managing Partner / Broker
Globe Assets
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Shail Patel answered:
Hello Adriana Arroyo,

I will be more than happy to get you any information on 810 Florida. Please email or call.

Shail Patel
Keller Williams Alamo Heights
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Pearce Walker answered:
Vanessa, I looked through my system and found a few RENTALS in that are. My name is Pearce Walker, I am an Agent with Keller Williams. If you would like my assistance in representing you as your agent, you can email me at and I will contact you through there.
Thank you and have a great day.

Pearce Walker
Keller Williams CityView
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Gregory Touchstone answered:
This duplex just hit the market today. It is the one rental showing up in Northwest Crossing at the moment for under $900. The comments in the agents remarks state that it will be available to view on February 12th.

Click the link below to view these properties:

Gregory Touchstone
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Reba Gandara answered:
Depends on the lender really. Mine can get you closed within 30 days. Some take 30-45, others 60. I prefer to stick with the answer of average of 30 days. Unless USDA, then 45-60.
Call me if you ave more questions or would like to discuss it further. I'll be happy to help!

Reba Gandara, Realtor
Keller Williams City View
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