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Wed Feb 27, 2013
sanabrias59 asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3032773344-10010-Bluelake-Ridge-Dr-Converse-TX-78109
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Bradley Boone asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3108043735-707-Meadow-Gate-Converse-TX-78109
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Alex Etheridge answered:
Yes of course I can show you this home. I'll need some contact info from you.
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Sun May 26, 2013
William Griffin answered:
Mr. Eby,
If you have not been assisted please contact me ASAP. I am Realtor, Resident of Converse, and an AD SM. We will find what is available and suits your needs. 210 238 5391. Wegriffin357@gmail.com ... more
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
You may visit www.homefacts.com . Also you may talk to the local police station.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
1.) Talk to a Realtor about LISTING the house.
2.) Have your Agent do a CMA
3.) Deduct the cost of repairing the Foundation
4.) Be sure to include details about Foundation in your Disclosures.
5.) LIST it for a very reasonable price.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
Are you an investor or are you looking to occupy one unit? If you are an investor, check out my blogs on investments and multi-family homes....

http://www.trulia.com/blog/dddrealtor/2012/05/reaping_the_rewards_of_long_term_gains_in_real_estate

http://www.trulia.com/blog/dddrealtor/2012/05/investors_corner_single_family_homes_versus_multi_family_homes

http://www.trulia.com/blog/dddrealtor/2012/06/managing_rental_properties_number_1_rule

Ok, I dabble in investment properties and love multi family homes as indicated in one of my Blogs. There are not a ton of multi-family properties in Converse, though there are some sporadic ones. There is a multi-family community of duplexes just outside Converse where I used to own a duplex.

If you move outside of Converse, but stay on the NE side of town, there are little pocket duplex areas in 78247, 78233, 78217 (I own one here), and 78218. The vacancy rate is relatively low since the rental market in NE San Antonio cannot keep up with the demand. Converse, NE San Antonio, and the surrounding municipalities are all in close proximity to Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base and the influx of military along with local non-military movers makes the whole area a hot pocket for quick turn arounds.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.


Darrell D. Drouillard
Home Team of America
16719 Huebner Rd., Bldg 4
San Antonio, Texas 78248
210-373-6160
210-881-6760 (Fax)

www.dddrealtor.com

'Serving all Your Real Estate Needs'
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey there!

Are you looking to stay in Converse?

Thanks,
Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Msjaz,
You will surely get some offers of help her. You can search the "find a pro" button on top of the page and you can ask friends, family and co-workers for some referrals.
Here is something important to know, your agent is critical to assisting you as a first time buyer. Their job is to educate you, advise you, assist you and help make your buying process as smooth as possible. I didn't say it would be smooth, but a great agent can help navigate some of the difficult portions and prepare you for what to expect.
I suggest you find someone who likes to work with first time buyers, who has experience and a track record of helping buyers in this market and who listens to your goals very well. If you search agent online you may find their answers on posts like this, a blog or website with many helps for the first time buyer.
I hope you have enough to start. Best of luck in your new home search.
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
A FSBO is a home where the owner is selling the house rather than using the service of a Realtor. It would be incorrect to assume that a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) house will be any easier or cheaper to buy than one listed by a Realtor, and often they can be harder and more expensive since you are dealing with an owner who is selling their own house. Do you think they have an interest in getting THE MOST MONEY ? Yes. Are they telling you the whole story? Are they required to work in your best interest, as your buyer agent would have to? No. Would you have to pay a Realtor to work for you to find a home? No. Are there many FSBO homes to choose from? No.

Are you sure you are not talking about a rent-to-buy home are you? These you rent but pay the landlord the normal rent plus an extra amount each month to go towards purchasing the house in a year. With poor credit these are going to just be a waste of your money since you likely might not be able to qualify for a loan in a year and if not you can loose that extra money you paid the landlord. Best to rent, save and improve credit - then buy.
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Thu Sep 30, 2010
Caroline Choi answered:
Hi Amcguire, without knowing the specifics of the situation, it sounds like you and the renter are now on a month-to-month agreement. Have they continued to pay their rent on time? Was it agreed to that they would leave at the end of the lease? If they were supposed to vacate, you can elect to go through the eviction process. It will take time and money, but if the tenant no longer belongs on the property and has violated some previously established terms, that's the way to have them vacate.

Best of luck,
Caroline
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Fri Jan 22, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
If you have been working on improving your credit things may not be as bad as you think. Our recommendation is to contact several loan specialists to get an update on your rating and find out if there are programs that will meet your needs.

Best wishes,
The Eckler Team
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Thu Sep 18, 2008
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
It doesn't sound like you will be able to afford both a home and repay debts. If you spent the entire $200 on a house, the price would be around $20 to $25,000. Since you have other debts to pay each month. You simply can't get much at all.
You can work on your bad credit and CCCS can probably help you with making payment arrangements. With their help you can usually improve your score and reduce your debts at the same time.
Visit www.cccs.net
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Valid question: You most likely wont find any negative information authored about a builder, realtor are examples due to fact could be considered slander. Investigating a builder search these areas: Better Business Bureau, county court house, stop talk with the residence in several of their communities.
http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
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Thu Dec 6, 2007
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
http://www.countyclerk.bexar.landata.com

You will have register (it's free) then you can search the county records
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