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Brian Martuc…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Brian Martucci answered:
Can I get a re-fi on my home that I've had financed with BOA for 13 years and never been late, but I have a chapter 13?
Is your BK 13 ongoing, or paid off? If ongoing when are payments up? You may be able to get an FHA loan.

Here is what Fannie Mae says on Conventional loans:

A distinction is made ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Financing in 28403
Irena Kohler, Real Estate Pro in 28540
Irena Kohler answered:
Does dropping the price of a house make the seller look desparate?
A good question - I believe that from the point of a buyer the answer is yes. From the point of an RE agent, it makes me believe that some one did't do the home wok well and didn't pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Home Selling in 28403
Irena Kohler, Real Estate Pro in 28540
Irena Kohler answered:
I'm selling a second home. Is it a good idea to sell the home furnished or does this just complicate the sale?
It does not complicate the sale, it just needs add a bill of sale. I would recommend to use the furniture as a negotiation part. Do not offer it for free right away.
I just recently ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Home Selling in 28403
Carly Gravel…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Carly Gravely-Forman answered:
How is the market in Village Square on Lamppost Circle? R3
Here is a link to the current listings in Village Park along with one that sold in the last year. Great location, right in the middle of town so you are close to everything. You see a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 3, 2014 Home Selling in 28403
Jeff Lesley, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Jeff Lesley answered:
The reason I like 2000 Maccumber Ln. is that it is in Maccumber Terrace. I am looking for a community to live in, not just a house on a street.
Hey Stacey,
As everyone else hit you have lots of great communities and neighborhoods in the area to choose from. If I can help you narrow your search just let me know.

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Quality of Life in 28403
Jeff Lesley, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Jeff Lesley answered:
rental homes in Issac Bear, Jt Hoggard and New Hanover School areas.
Check out our rental site at www.wilmingtonforrent.com, if I can answer any questions for you or if you don't find what you are looking for just let me know. Thanks -Jeff
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Rentals in 28403
Ian Rosenbaum, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Ian Rosenbaum answered:
Wrightsville Ave house (between Dock & Castle) has MAJOR water problems underneath since it was made one-way street..not disclosed to owner
Grace,

What type of water problems have occurred and can it be directly traced back to the city turning the street into a one way street?

Was this water problem not disclosed to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 5, 2013 Home Buying in 28403
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
When is the best time to put a property up for rent? Beginning of the year, middle, or end?
Hi Victory Realty,
If your rental market is as active as it is in my territory then anytime is a good time to offer properties for rent. Rental demand is high in my market particul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 19, 2012 Rentals in 28403
Irene, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Irene answered:
the home my parents built in the '50's and I grew up in was recently foreclosed after changing owners...how can I get info on it?
Hello Beachnut, I live in 28403 zipcode. If you give me the address i can find more information. Irene, broker Intracoastal Realty.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Foreclosure in 28403
Peter Sweyer, Real Estate Pro in 28405
Peter Sweyer answered:
I'm purchasing a short sale from a seller receiving an incentive from her bank. Can I ask for a portion of that incentive after inspection?
If, after your inspection, you have found that substantial repairs are needed, you can attempt to negotiate those repairs with the bank. They won't always go for it but if it' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 21, 2012 Home Buying in 28403
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is a longer term lease, such as 2 years, more appealing to renters?
It's really a matter of one's personal preferences, wants and needs, some may only need a one year rental, while others may prefer a longer stay...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 17, 2010 Rental Basics in 28403
El Brant, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
El Brant answered:
what is the asking price for 14 borden ave?
You are right, Pam, it is a "For Sale By Owner". I called and spoke with her in detail before I posted my response. She gave me an asking price of $374,500. I was not sugge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 28403
Seller, Home Seller in 28403
Seller answered:
What is the average real estate agent sales comission in WIlmington NC?
Thank you Charles - finally a real answer to the question!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 17, 2010 Home Selling in 28403
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Which would be better as an incentive to buyers - a reduction in price or an allowance for closing costs?
If you want to sell and your home has been on the market for some time drop the price. You may still be asked for some closing cost assistance, cross that bridge when you get to it. Whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 17, 2010 Home Selling in 28403
Gregory Masi…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Gregory Masi - 310.622.7488 answered:
If I offer the selling agent $5000, are agents more likely to show my house? Is offering a bonus worth it?
Just a quick thought- When I see an incentive to an agent in the private remarks of my MLS, it makes me think that there has been little activity on this particular property and that I ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 13, 2010 Home Selling in 28403
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
My home backs up to a noisy street and we have had no offers. Would it be better to add a fence to try to reduce noise or better to drop the price?
It is hard to tell without seeing the property, the neighbors' properties, how much noise and what kind, and is there any visual of the noisy street, you are not talking about a hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 10, 2010 Home Selling in 28403
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