My name is Nicole Chervenyak and I am a USAA certified real estate agent which helps those in the military find homes. Have you heard of USAA they are a federal organization that gives you money back and other benefits for buying a home since you were in th military. I live in Northwest AR but would be willing to refer you to the right USAA agent that can help, please feel free to contact me at 479-633-3708 so I can tell what the benefits are, get some information from you and we can go from there.
Wishing you the best in your ventures...
Lillie, I am on about 10 crime watch listservs in WLR and I can tell you, it doesn't matter where you are in west little, the crime is about equal. One subdivision may experience problems and then it shifts to another. My only observation is Reservoir Rd seems to have the most problems in the area.... more
The link to the website that will give the best answer to whether a property is eligible for a rural development loan is
The site carries a disclaimer that each location is not guaranteed, but is the best screening tool available.... more
Sorry Mnt99, I didn't see any reference to Goss Mgmt in previous messages, but that's where I send al my clients. In case you don't have it, the info is Sally Goss, (501) 225-7968 and her website is http://gossmanagement.com/?page=about... more
Chris, that's a tough one. I'm assuming that purchasing is out of the question. You need to be aware that any "Rent to Own" is not going to be to the advantage of the renter and designed to just get more money on a rental. Personally I'd stay way away from those. As for Owner Financing...that's pretty rare as well in that a seller considers if a bank will not loan you money...why should he? If he does...you'll be paying an additional arm and leg on an interest rate which isn't worth it.
I checked our MLS for all homes for sale and there are 52 homes that potentially match your need, but none of them state they will rent or rent to own. I have one for $850 per month, but I don't think you'd define is as "really nice" as your wanting. A Really Nice is going to "start" at about $1,200 per month.
My recommendation considering your time crunch is to call or email Sally Goss at Goss Management. They are a rental management company and run a very good operation. Sally's number is 501-225-7968 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org She handles over 200 rentals and knows the market very well. If I can be of any help, just call me at 501-960-8601 or email at email@example.com Good luck and I hope you find something soon!!... more
Of course, "best" is relative, but West Little Rock is booming. All the neighborhoods of Chenal are newer and desirable. If you prefer older/historic homes, the Heights & Hillcrest are for you. They are bordering neighborhoods closer to downtown and have a "small town" feel. Leawood is in between both in age and in geography. North Little Rock is similar and the home prices are generally a bit lower there. Maumelle is also a consideration. It is a small town between Little Rock and N. Little Rock. It is entirely self-contained but also very convenient to WLR.
The weather is a bit crazy this time of year. Generally speaking, it is quite warm and humid during the summer and fairly mild winters with very little to no snow.
Please let me know if I can help you in any other way. I'd love to show you my home town!... more