You have a lot of good advice already in answer to your question, so at this point it might be helpful to interview a few agents who work in the area so you can assess their qualifications and find a good fit for you. I work with both renters and buyers who come into Houston from out of the country or out of the state for oil & gas jobs in the area and have lived and worked in this area for more than 30 years. I would love to hear from you to discuss the particulars of your situation.
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Your first step should be to locate and hire a REALTOR, not just a real estate agent on an exclusive basis. Be sure your REALTOR has a minimum of five yearsâ€™ experience and 100+ transactions.Â
Whether you're a reluctant landlord --- renting out a property that you can't or don't want to sell in this market --- or an investor considering adding rental properties to your portfolio for the first
There are some good answers below that offer arguments for both of the options you mention. But no one really knows exactly your situation. So you almost certainly should talk to one or more trusted advisers. A good place to start is a HUD-approved counseling service (link below). This will be a free service. Don't go to anyone who wants to charge you money.
Your second step should be to talk to a mortgage broker who is willing to work with you over a longer term. The broker can look at your credit report and offer specific advice about improving your score during the short and long terms. Sometimes you can have a significant impact on your credit score by simply having items removed from your report because they don't belong there.
If you are interested in some of the basics about credit scores, you can look at this blog post in which I have compiled advice from a number of good sources. This was written a while back, but I don't think much has changed. http://www.trulia.com/blog/rovtar/filter/category/Credit_Score/56
At any rate, once you have more information, you will be in a much better position to make the best decision.
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Thanks for your inquiry about Brookwood Elementary School and homes that are zoned to that particular school. I am a former resident of Brookwood and have sold homes in both of the premier neighborhoods that attend the school = Pine Brook and Brookwood offer many great homes. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs in a specific home. I have helped several people buy in the area also. Being a resident in the Clear Lake Area for over 15 years gives me great insight to this community.
I have also volunteered at the elementary school as my daughter has completed her entire education through the CCISD and ejnoyed her years at Brookwood as a leader in many areas!
There may be other apartments and patio homes that are zoned to Brookwood also. Please let me know if you have an agent that is helping you find just the right home. If I can be of assistance, please contact me and I will schedule time to meet with you. Also, you will want to get preapproved for a mortgage to speed up the process. If you are hoping to get settled before the fall school begins, call me today!
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Yes you should be able to if you havea good employement history and rental history. I am a landlord myself and both of my tenants don't have credit score but they also don't have any recent criminal background which I check. So if your crimnial record is old enough and can support with good stream of income to pay the rent, landlord like me might be will to open and give a second chance.... more
Yes you can do it if you know the landlord. Most landlords needs a security before giving the property to renter so they can sleep better having the money if anything goes wrong in the future. I am landlord myself in northwest area and I had some bad experience with tenants so I wouldn't do it myself unless I know the person very well.
Talk to the landlord and show you can pay off by using your paycheck or some financial backing and give it a try.... more
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