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Mesquite : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Linda Barrett Neal answered:
Wed Apr 3, 2013
Liz Renfro answered:
I happen to know of a home that is not yet on the market that will be available to rent very soon (April).
Owner may or may not want to sell eventually. Nice home has been updated. Give me a call if you are interested.

Liz Renfro
William Davis Realty
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Dixon Wong answered:
HI Ann,

You can visit my site at


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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Andrew Smith answered:
Martesha, have you already met with a realtor? I will be glad to help you find whatever properties you are looking for. You can email me at and we can discuss this further. ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Andrew Smith answered:
Hello Brianne, have you already met with a realtor? Are you going to be looking at buying a house or renting one this time? I show the house you were asking about is no longer available, but I will gladly help you find any properties that meet your needs, you can email me at and we can discuss this further. ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Hi Sweet D,

Your credit score isn't really factored into what you can afford - it's mainly used as a qualifying factor. Your income, the ratio of your current debt to that income, the amount of your down payment, and the taxes will play the most important factors in determining the total amount you will qualify for. You should sit down with a mortgage professional who will review your finances, run the numbers, and determine what you qualify to borrow.

Additionally, and more importantly, you'll want to run the numbers yourselves and determine what you can confortably afford based on your situation. What a mortgage professional advises you qualify for - might not be what you can actually afford to pay when you factor in all the other expenses of owning a home.

Hope that helps!
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Marquis Hankins answered:
Its a mixed community with all ethnic groups around.
I think if you go to the US census report you might find out more information that way about the demographics in the area of Mesquite, Garland, Rowlett and Dallas.

Let me know if you need help with anything else.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
There are numerous homes available in Mesquite (87), and 75149 has a few dozen (46) homes listed for rent.

Of these there are currently are only 14 for under $900, and 12 of these have 3+ bedrooms.

You are going to have some push-back on the credit scores. Scores below 600 generally show an inability or else unwillingness to pay bills. The property manager or owner will examine the credit history carefully to see if any of the dings on your credit relate to paying for house-related charges, such as utility bills, rent or the like. If any evictions are recorded or judgments for back rent appear, it would be unlikely to be accepted into an owner's lease property. The risk would be high.

Good luck with finding what you're looking for.
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
not really, not with a score of 520.

You may not want to hear this, shoud really be concentrating on improving your credit before even thinking of trying to borrow money to buy a home.

Come up with a plan............and have your goal in mind.
Speak to a loan officer to find out what steps you need to take to reach that goal.

Best wishes...........
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Brian Rayl answered:

Unfortunately the state of Texas has made "rent to own" very, very difficult and as such, most home owners who are familiar with the laws will not do it.

Have you tried looking for owner financing deals? Otherwise, you may just need to rent while you build your credit, down payment, or whatever is keeping you from buying at this time.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help,

Brian Rayl
B&B Realty Group
Keller Williams Elite
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Shelley-

Take a look at the school maps here on Trulia:

Hope this helps!
Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Nakesha Traylor asked:
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:
No property address is listed for any Realtor assist you .
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Dixon Wong answered:
Hi Zaira,

Another thing you can do is to report the condition of the home to the city. It is illegal to have mold in the home. You need to hold him accountable for what he is doing!

I hope it all work out for you!

JP and Associate
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Sat Aug 11, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods... ... more
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Bruce Erickson answered:
Found 25 properties for lease between $650 and $875 with 2 or 3 bedrooms in Garland, Mesquite and Balch Springs. Give me a call and give me some more information and I would be glad to email you a list that fits your needs.

Bruce Erickson
Cell 214-213-6382
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Becky Carr answered:
Rent to Own or Lease Option deals are pretty rare and must be drawn up by an attorney. There are no standard lease-option contracts in Texas. This kind of agreement is fraught with risk and liability and I don't know a REALTOR who will work one of these.

The cleanest way to accomplish what you want is to simply find a house that is available for lease that the owner would consider selling sometimes in the future. You can just ask them if they think they would consider selling at some point in the future. Some never intend to sell, but want to keep the property in their family as an asset. Others are open to it at some point and some may like the idea that you might want to buy it in a year. Go ahead and lease it and after your lease if up or in one or two years, then talk to the landlord about the possibility of buying it and whether he might give you a break on price since you've leased it or whether he might owner-finance it. If it looks like the owner is agreeable, then talk to your REALTOR about the next steps to take.

Bottom line, consider the process as 2 separate transactions. LEASE the house you want to live in for the next year or two. Then enlist the help of a trusted REALTOR to help you buy the same house or to help you find another home to BUY. What generally happens is that after a year or two in a leased home, tenants usually want to have the huge range of choices out there when they are really ready to buy. You can look at different locations, different amenities, school districts, proximity to work and play, etc. Tenants very rarely buy the house they lease.

I hope this answers your question, but if can help you further, please contact me as shown below:

Becky Carr
Coldwell Banker APEX REALTORS
214-918-1686 anytime
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