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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Can you reduce your short sale offer?
Bank of America typically takes 2 months to respond to a short sale offer, so waiting 15 months for a response seems excessive. Who is handling the short sale negotiations, the listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 30, 2014 Home Buying in 30064
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Do you have to worry that a condo association is not solvent? How do you assess that? Can you have a home inspector do a condo?
As others have stated, the viability of the association is of crucial importance to you.

As a buyer, upon placing a purchase offer, are entitled to review the financials of the assoc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014 Home Buying in 30064
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
When buying a condo, how do you find out what renovations would be acceptable to the HOA-like knocking out a wall, adding a washer/dryer, etc.?
Things like painting, installing new appliances, updating lighting and plumbing fixtures are all generally acceptable condo improvements. However, major renovations like knocking down w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014 Home Buying in 30064
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm leery of 'special assessments' in condos for things like boilers. How do you know when big ticket items were last done-like a joint roof?
Gluchus,
Part of the process of buying a condo is doing a lot of due diligence. One report you'll get is called a Resale Certificate. It contains the meeting minutes, financials, CC& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Home Buying in 30064
Barry Wolfert…, Real Estate Pro in 30062
Barry Wolfert Lisa Wrenn Team answered:
can someone give me more info on rent to own i would like to buy but credit is bad. thanks
The best thing to do is work on your credit. Renting to own, also called a lease purchase, is not easy and the seller is going to want more security due to your low credit. Best thing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 30064
lecoolitguy, Other/Just Looking in Marietta, GA
lecoolitguy answered:
Am I about to pay too much for my new house?
When time comes to relocate, let James Moving Services in Atlanta, GA, be your first choice. Offering residential or commercial moving services, packing services, local moving. We are l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 21, 2013 Home Buying in 30064
Anthony Mill…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Anthony Miller answered:
We need some advice on generating traffic.
I am a new Realtor and I can speak from personal experience and tell you that anyone who views open houses and paper ads as a waste of time and money is wasting your time and theirs. A ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 1, 2012 Foreclosure in 30064
Dave Herren, Real Estate Pro in 30306
Dave Herren answered:
I don't have great credit but I am looking to settle in a nice with good schools and low crime. I am open to any location within the United
Really?

Let's turn your question around and then maybe you will get a useful answer. You will get as many suggestions as people who answer this question, so tell us, how will you de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 30064
Dave Herren, Real Estate Pro in 30306
Dave Herren answered:
From a realtor's perspective, how do you advice your client on a home that is significantly overpriced? Where do negotiations start with the?
In a nutshell, I advise my clients the same way whether the price is a little high or a lot high. I show them the comparable properties, inform them of the consequences if they are fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 30064
Dave Herren, Real Estate Pro in 30306
Dave Herren answered:
is their a way to find all the expired listings from the last 4-6 months?
All I would add to the comments below is that listings tend to expire without selling and without being renewed because the owner wanted more than buyers were willing to pay. Be ready ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 30064
Ken Cook, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Ken Cook answered:
Is there a program where a business can contract with a bank and remove abandoned personal property from a foreclosed home?
Mark is right. We hire local agents to handle the process. Sometimes they will do a "cash for keys" with the home owner to make sure all of the trash is gone - the property is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 16, 2010 Foreclosure in 30064
Walter Cronk, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Walter Cronk answered:
What kind of home can an annual salary of $39,000 get me?
Hi Ashlynnesmom,
First of all, that is a great idea. Instead of squandering money on stuff and trips etc- buy a home and build wealth. My suggestion is to first and foremost sit down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2010 Home Buying in 30064
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