Lease-to-own scandal leaves North Texans homeless

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Harris Pauley's President Michael Cary says families have not paid their rent - an allegation the families deny Lease to own - sounds like a great way to buy a house. Full Story
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RaiderAlum

Wichita Falls, TX

#1 Mar 21, 2006
Good lord what a scam. I hope they nail this company.
Roberts Dallas

Canada

#2 Apr 17, 2006
this guy runs a forum and claims these people are all deadbeats and that the reporter was second rate. itshappening.net
Beware the old adage that if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Still can the love of money etc do this to the soul?

I am sure it will all be resolved in court but buyer beware. That's another good adage
Alice

Wichita Falls, TX

#3 Apr 28, 2006
Isnt there a state agency that oversees things like this?
ANGEL Neclos-Propst

AOL

#4 May 7, 2006
My husband and i were living in one of the harris paulley homes in Frisco Texas. when it came time to move out, we cleaned the home and left it in tip top ready to re lease condition, and Mike Cary Promiced to mail our deposit back to us. We never got back our deposit, and after that, we could no longer reach him at the 18003091096 tel that was posted on all of his ads. it has been 11 months since we moved, and the home is still empty, i hope some poor investor isnt facing foreclosure without knowing it. I am hoping to file a class action lawsuit against this company. If anywone has a simular experience and is interrested in doing the same, Please contact me at Angelneclos@usairforce.com
Lefty tattle

Gardner, KS

#5 May 22, 2006
Roberts Dallas wrote:
this guy runs a forum and claims these people are all deadbeats and that the reporter was second rate. itshappening.net
Beware the old adage that if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Still can the love of money etc do this to the soul?
I am sure it will all be resolved in court but buyer beware. That's another good adage
He stole itshappening.net . Itshappening.com is the authentic site. Much scandal there also.
He's a liar and a fake online and off.
Lonegunman

Middleboro, MA

#6 May 29, 2006
This does not surprise me about Mr Cary one bit.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.co m/albums/v687/lonewarrior2004/ LeftyandJr.jpg[/IMG]
Exposed

Canada

#7 May 29, 2006
You can find Mike Carey here at his forum http://www.itshappening.net/forum/
Exposed

Canada

#8 May 29, 2006
He goes under the name Lefty..or Lefthome
Reese

Wichita Falls, TX

#9 Jun 1, 2006
This looks like a real nightmare for these people.
angel

Ellenwood, GA

#10 Jun 7, 2006
if we were all such deadbeat renters, why didnt he take me to court? Its a scam he is a scam and i stand by my word.
passing trade

UK

#11 Jun 10, 2006
lefty has handed the site to his admin staff
Proud Patriot

Newington, CT

#12 Sep 5, 2006
You couldnt squeeze a drop of honesty out of this guy if his life depended on it.
MJM

Lewisville, TX

#14 Sep 6, 2006
Sensitivity Trainer wrote:
Wow. This is what the Clintons did with Whitewater.
Yeah, but it hurt more people.

The cattle futures stole a lot of money as well. Good thing conservative media wasn't around until later or we wouldn't have warmongering Hillary in the senate to appreciate.
Hale Bopp

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Sep 6, 2006
I am in a different leasing to buy progam and it is the best thing that could have happened to me since my credit is screwed up.
Hale Bopp

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Sep 6, 2006
MJM wrote:
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warmongering
I don't think you spelled this right....I think you drop the 'a' and substitute a 'ho'.
MJM

Lewisville, TX

#17 Sep 6, 2006
Hale Bopp wrote:
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I don't think you spelled this right....I think you drop the 'a' and substitute a 'ho'.
That's her husband the whoremonger. She's the ho-monger.
BigFoot

Edison, NJ

#18 Sep 6, 2006
MJM wrote:
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That's her husband the whoremonger. She's the ho-monger.
I thought it was his musical instrument "the whoremonica"
Hale Bopp

Fort Worth, TX

#20 Sep 8, 2006
ellen wrote:
<quoted text>i ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL A SCAM .aRE YOU SAYING SOME ARENT?
No, actually I know others who have used the company I am using and have been quite satisfied.
MJM

United States

#21 Sep 8, 2006
ellen wrote:
<quoted text>i ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL A SCAM .aRE YOU SAYING SOME ARENT?
Ellen, I own 4 rental properties and I offer it to every renter. Usually, we do one year leases, but I have offered the rent to own or a lease to own. It involves a slightly higher payment, usually about 40 dollars a month. This is on monthly payments of $700-$1100 a month. The time of transfer is up to them, and is subject to whether or not I've locked in an interest rate or am doing an ARM.(Adjustable Rate Mortgage).

Your best bet is to part with about 500 dollars to get an attorney to check out the paperwork.
The benefit for me is that I keep the property at a lower rate/higher fee if they default, so that's my insurance. Your benefit is that if your credit is screwed, I can report to an agency in order to restore standing and guarantee you a lower interest rate than if you tried and might have dings on your credit report or just trasfer note to you.
help please

United States

#22 Nov 10, 2006
Hale Bopp wrote:
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No, actually I know others who have used the company I am using and have been quite satisfied.
can i get that info?

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