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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Randy Mulsow answered:
You can start by looking at my website www.randymulsow.com and see if there are any homes that interest you. All the homes on the Lubbock Multiple Listing Service can be viewed there. But the best advice is to select a realtor and meet with him or her and discuss your needs. Getting pre-qualified for a loan so that you know the price range to look is also key to efficiently finding the right home for you.

Randy
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Elizabeth Arduain answered:
Hi Elroy Go to my website at www.lubbocktxhomes4sale.com and go to the 'Market Leader tab. It will give you neighborhood info & stats,& comparisons between neighborhoods in Lubbock such as income levels, ownership vs rental properties, school statistics Thanks ... more
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Brett Hunter answered:
Are you still looking? We have a few garden home options and our inventory is constantly changing. Visit www.LubbockRentHomes.com for more information. Thanks!

Brett Hunter
Leasing Manager
Lubbock Rent Homes
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Everything is governed by the executed lease agreement.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Charlene answered:
Hello! I have a house you might be interested in. 2412 Ave T zip 79411. Take a look at the ad and contact me if you have any questions. charlene.zubiate@yahoo.com
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Sun May 5, 2013
Joy Daniel answered:
Go to http://www.westmarkleasing.com and see our inventory of homes for lease. That area is very popular with students and professors and properties move fast. You can also call our leasing office @ 806-794-5800.
If you want a good investment consider buying versus renting...I can help you with that. You can reach me @ jdaniel@westmarkrealtors.com, 806-535-1206.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
Yes, that's what it's here for. For most, the MLS listing you enter in your home MLS will push right into Trulia, but if that's not the case for you, it can be done manually.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Val Smith answered:
You can check out the Lubbock Association of REALTORS web site. They have a link to search for properties - just make sure you click on the tab for residental rentals (far right). You can enter the specific information for what you are looking for and it will start you on your search. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Debora Perez-Ruiz (Lopez) answered:
I would be glad to do a search for you in our MLS system. Can you tell me how much you are wanting to put down? That information would help me in locating one for you.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Joy Daniel answered:
Go to www.westmarkrealtors.com, rental section. Our Property Management Division can be reached @ 806-794-5800. We have the best rental portfolio in town!
Joy Daniel
WestMark Realtors
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Kent Hebison answered:
Larry,

In that area there are many homes that sell every year and the majority are through a realtor. This is not to say that for sale by owners can't be successful, it will depend highly on your pricing and if you are wanting top dollar and are not able to give it the time and energy it requires to find that right buyer then you will have a lower rate of success. I would be happy to visit with you in further detail to see what option would suit your needs best. Best of luck and Merry Christmas.

Kent Hebison, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
806-577-3811
kent.hebison@kw.com
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Joy Daniel answered:
The internet is a great way to get started on a home search but nothing replaces an actual tour of the area and the specific homes that meet your needs. Although not intentionally, pictures can be misleading...some homes don't quite measure up in person to your preception and others may be "shortchanged" due to poor or no pictures.
For further discussion I can be reached @ jdaniel@westmarkrealtors.com or 806-535-1206. Would love the opportunity to work with you~
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Nicole Michelle Noseff answered:
It depends on your lender. It could just take 3-5 days. You can call me at 806-544-3143 in the morning and I can explain. No obligation
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Gary Owen answered:
Misty,

Everything starts with your credit score. Most lenders want a minimum credit score of 640 to qualify you for a home loan. There are a few lenders who say they can work with lower credit scores, but it depends on the details of your situation.

If your credit score isn't high enough to qualify for a loan just yet, lenders don't care how much you make or how much you have in the bank. A credible lender can help you with a game-plan to get your credit score up to the minimum required level, if it isn't there yet.

If you will shoot me an email, I will help you find a helpful lender who will explain the process to you and get you on the right track, if you are not already there. You can email me at gary,owen@coldwellbanker.com.
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Gary Owen answered:
I don't know that there is a good website to search that information by area. A couple of websites you might try are:

Texas Department of Public Safety: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/Index.aspx
Lubbock Police Department: http://police.ci.lubbock.tx.us/

If you call the Lubbock Police Dept., they can send you crime statistics by neighborhood. Their number is (806) 775-2865.

Let me know if I can help with anything else!
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
amee.fisher answered:
My husband and I have lived in Raintree for almost 12 years now. We were drawn the neighborhood as we noticed the level of care the neighbors on our block put into their homes and yards. We loved the appearance of the constantly updated homes, lawns, fences and trees. We noticed there was a nice variety of age groups and lifestyles on our block. One of the nicest elements is the camaraderie of our neighbors. They not only have cookouts, but they are constantly on alert. They will monitor the alley's, watching to see if there are new vehicles or new people on the block. They will let each other know when soliciting is on the block. The other element of pleasure was the school district. We realized we were one block away from one of the top ranked elementary schools in the district. The teaching staff and school staff are absolutely unmatched. We have absolutely loved living on this block and in Raintree's community. We feel comfortable allowing our children to walk home from school and ride their bikes around. We feel very blessed to have found this home and this neighborhood. ... more
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Paul Garrett answered:
VA Loan Assumption--What Veterans Need to Know - by Bruce Reichstein

If you purchased a home with a VA guaranteed mortgage loan, you may find yourself in a position someday where you need to sell. Active duty military members facing permanent change of station moves, or those who simply want to upgrade to a larger home in a different area must deal with the sale of a home before their VA loan is paid in full. In some cases, a VA loan may be assumable, that is the buyer can take over the VA loan regardless of whether they are civilian or military.

At one time, all homes purchased with a VA loan were considered assumable, but since then the rules have changed. Do you know the circumstances where you are allowed to sell the home and have the seller assume the VA mortgage?

In cases where a veteran home owner is getting a divorce, the VA allows what's known as an unrestricted transfer. This is allowed in cases where the military spouse and non-military partner are co-borrowers. The VA mortgage can be assumed in cases like these, but the VA strongly urges both parties to sign a release of liability so the departing co-borrower is not held liable for any credit issues that may come as a result of default or foreclosure should the occur. In cases of unrestricted transfer, the VA must approve the transaction, not the bank.

VA home loans may also be assumed if the loan closed before March 1, 1988. In these cases, the loan assumption is unrestricted--the buyer assumes the VA loan without requiring the approval of the bank or the VA. One caveat to this, however--the veteran remains liable for any losses the VA may incur as a result of the loan assumption. It's very important to get some VA advice on how to protect yourself before agreeing to this type of sale, as the purchaser may be allowed to sell the home once more and let a third party assume the loan, with the veteran still liable for losses to the VA.

In cases where VA loans were closed after March 1, 1988, VA loan assumption is not allowed unless you obtain prior approval from the lender. This extra step may be time consuming, but there is a benefit at the end of the process--the veteran is released from liability to the VA and doesn't have to worry about the sale of the home coming back to haunt them at a later date if the purchaser defaults on the loan.

The VA warns VA mortgage holders not to proceed with a VA loan assumption in these cases without prior bank approval. Those who do could get a notice from the VA that the VA loan is "due on sale", even if all payments are on time and current.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
You would require have city approval 1st in order to do this .

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