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Bill Burress, Real Estate Pro in 45069
Bill Burress answered:
buying home in good school district really that big a deal?
Buying a home in a good school district may help when you go to sell later. The main disadvantages to buying a home in a good school district is you may pay more for the home and you m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Home Buying in 27713
Vivian Olkin, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Vivian Olkin answered:
Good neighborhood in Durham
Hi there,

I'm curious how you came up with $150k--have you talked with a lender to find out what they will lend to you? Or is it that this is the number that makes you comfortable wh ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Home Buying in 27713
Margaret Moo…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Margaret Moore answered:
Looking into purchasing my first home and not sure where to start..Any suggestions?
Latisha,
In addition to the information you've already received, I'd like to suggest looking into the NC Housing Finance Agency. They have programs to assist first time buyers, such ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Home Buying in 27713
Michael Colv…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Michael Colvin answered:
How much money does someone usually have to put down on say a townhouse going for $150-160,000?
Hello
It looks like you have received a lot of good answers to your question. I would agree with get a Realtor to represent you and they will recomend several lenders for you to speak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in 27713
Alan Morris, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Alan Morris answered:
Can anyone refer me to a lender to purchase a second home or investment property for less than 20 percent down. I have good income and over 730 credit
We do 2nd homes at typically 90-95% Loan to Value. I am a resident of Durham and know the area well, plus 30 years experience in mortgage lending. Hope to speak soon. 919-906-1373
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in 27713
Michael Colv…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Michael Colvin answered:
We're wanting to buy a home somewhat near 40 or in 27713 but have to wait for our home in Charlotte to sell.
Hi Eileen
I just wanted to let you know I have a seller near the area you are looking in and they have been very proactive helping me sell their home, make sure your agent in Charlotte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 4, 2009 Home Buying in 27713
Rachel Leber, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Rachel Leber answered:
I'm finding a lot of homes in the 27713 zip have settling problems. Can anyone give me some insight on this?
If you find a specific home and feel that it may have structural issues - here's a strategy I've recently used. I hired a structural engineer do the home inspection instead of a typical ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2008 Home Buying in 27713
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