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Sat Oct 16, 2010
All Hauling Services asked:
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Thu Mar 10, 2011
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
This depends heavily on what the contract does and does not say. In the cases I've been in they have paid them, but I made sure that's what the contract said when I submitted the offer for the buyer. Talk to your agent and/or the title/closing company, they should know what the contracts and/or bank addendums stipulate. Good luck and I hope things get cleared up. ... more
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Brad answered:
They will stay flat until the fed starts to increase the fed funds rate. In doing so, it will cause the carry trade effect to be squeezed and institutional investors will start to require a higher return on investment from MBS. I did a short video (a few months ago) that explains the carry trade and why/how it is effecting current mortgage rates.
http://houstontxmortgagelender.com/rates-have-been-going-up-now-what/
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Sat Jun 5, 2010
Don Groff answered:
Yes you can. Just make sure your Realtor puts in the necessary protective wording in your contract so that you can get out if your home does not sell and not lose your earnest money deposit. Talk to your Realtor in detail about this because the listing agent on the home you will be wanting to buy will be doing their best to lock you in. So make sure your Realtor knows what he is doing when it comes to contingencies so that your best interests and money are protected.

Good luck in your search.
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Mon Mar 8, 2010
Texas Banker answered:
No not correct for a rate and term re-fi.

If it is cashout refi, you can have investor overlays for seasoning.
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Wed Nov 25, 2009
Cindy Whiteside answered:
Have you thought about contacting the local Senior Center or Craigs List and possibly finding a roommate? Westbourne is such a cute subdivision and the sales there are pretty consistant because the prices are very reasonable since most of the homes are less than 20 years old. There are plenty of places you can move to in the area in a lower tax zone but will not be as new. Trying to find a home in the 50k range may be a little tough though. Keep your chin up and let me know if I can help you.
Cindy
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Amanda Nicodemus answered:
The advantage of rent to own is better for a seller because the tenant will take better care of the house verses just renting. From my experience as a landlord, renters don't really take good care of the rental property because it's not theirs. Giving renters an opportunity to own, gives them a sense of ownership, therefore making them more responsible and accountable for keeping the house in good repair/condition. Another advantage of rent to own is that you can ask for a down payment. ... more
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Janine Love answered:
Depends on what price range the home is in, and where it will be listed market wise. It is really a renters market though, and having a rental is a great investment.
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Wed May 7, 2014
Don` Bell answered:
In htese tough times you have to stand out from the crowd. Not knowing your specific market it is difficult to answer that. One thing for certain, using a broker is top on the list. Depersonalize the home so that it looks like a model. Visit open houses to see what others are doing and improve on that. Offer information to 1st time home buyers about the 8000.00 credit. Do open houses that offer solutions, have a mtg. broker ther to per--qual people. ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2009
Margaret T. Hatcher answered:
Lindsay
Are the homes already foreclosed on or are they ready to be foreclosed on.
I work with the sellers on short sales if they are about to be foreclosed on, if they already have been foreclosed on a Realtor will be assigned to list them and you will want your own to represent you.
You will need one that is used to working with foreclosures and short sales.
I have a section on that on my web site.
Margaret
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Dana Schuster answered:
Your best option is to contact a local realtor who can locate these properties for you through the MLS(at no cost to you) and also protect your interests.
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Fri Oct 17, 2008
Josh Thomas answered:
Hi Cheryl,
If your lease was up, then they will usually raise the rent for renewal if you had received a discount before. Most of the time, apartments give discounts on "market rent" and gradually raise your rent each year as you renew back up to that market rent.

So, if you are given a document to sign and start a new lease, that is your notice. However, a lease renewal notice should have been given to you well in advance of your lease expiration. It sounds like the $30/mo is the rent you will pay if you stay past your lease agreement on a month-to-month contract. The $125/mo (a fairly steep adjustment in my opinion) is what they are currently renting the apartment for.

Based on my experience with apartment complexes, you should always do the following:
-Get everything in writing and read it before signing.
-Count on getting a rent increase upon renewal.
-Expect that they will find a way to keep some or all of your deposit (sad but true).

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Sun Jul 10, 2011
Janine Love answered:
We offer full property management services as well as Leasing Services Only. Please feel free to contact us at anytime.
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
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Wed Sep 23, 2009
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Here is a website that offers new townhomes in Tomball. http://www.americanhomeguides.com/apps/data/go/ahg_town/city/Texas/TX-East/Tomball.html
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Stephanie Edwards-Musa answered:
My clients like to use the website listed below. It is put together by Houston Police Department and covers surrounding areas as well. Such as Tomball. I hope this helps.
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