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Frank Adams, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, MD
Frank Adams answered:
Is it true that real estate agents are suppose to talk about how they work and get you to sign something when you first meet them?
The State of Maryland requires that at the first scheduled face to face contact with you, the Real Estate licensee who is assisting you is required by law to provide this agency disclos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Buying in 71112
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
We are first time buyers and I have a friend who is a real estate agent.
As a first time home buyer you need an agent that is experienced in helping first time home buyers, that knows the ins and outs of financing options for you and has the time to devote t ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How do I know if the neighborhood is a good area for the price I am paying?
Great question!
There are no less than three dimensions in which you must evaluate a neighborhood.
#1. Is the location and nearby amenities offering the challenge and opportunity to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Bossier City
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
I am interested in buying rental property in the Shreveport/Bossier area. Any idea where good rental areas are?
There's lots of different types of rental properties, so that is why you should contact an agent in your area to help you get pre-approved and find out your price range, and type of uni ... more
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Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
What is a good % off list price for a property in the Shreveport Bossier area?
Every property is different, and not all properties are priced for an immediate discount. This is why you need a realtor to help you get pre-approved, and spend some time getting famil ... more
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Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Is this the way it works? I am a first time buyer. I called an agent from a magazine and ask to see a house.
I understand your disappointment as you were expecting to have the full attention during your appointment. Sometimes agents will try and accommodate new clients when they really are pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Home Buying in Bossier City
a_smith990574, Home Buyer in Shreveport, LA
a_smith990574 asked:
I am wanting to buy a house in the North Bossier or Haughton area. Some of the areas are in a flood zone. How do I know if the house I look at is in a flood area?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Home Buying in Bossier City
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
I am getting ready to move to a bigger house.
The buyer assumes all of the risk in a real estate transaction. The seller walks away from the property, usually with some cash in their pocket. It's the buyer that pays for inspections ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 17, 2015 Home Buying in 71111
Rhonda Alexa…, Real Estate Pro in Aledo, TX
Rhonda Alexander answered:
we are first time home buyers
Your first step would be to get pre-approved by a lender. The lender will address how much, if any you will have to put down on your home.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in 71112
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Credit Score Help
You do not need to pay anyone to increase your credit score. First do not open or close any accounts. Pay on time and get those balances below 50% of what your credit limits are. Only y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 22, 2014 Home Buying in Bossier City
Melissa Goss, Real Estate Pro in Center Moriches, NY
Melissa Goss answered:
I have noticed that prices seem to be going down is some areas. Is it a good time to buy or should I wait?
Awesome time to buy. Prices in other areas are on the rise... you see a good deal... jump... because everyone else is
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Carolyn Grim…, Real Estate Pro in Bossier City, LA
Carolyn Grimsley answered:
VA Loan Real Estate Agents in Louisiana
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The knowledge that you qualify for a VA loan is the first step. It is essential that y ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Carolyn Grim…, Real Estate Pro in Bossier City, LA
Carolyn Grimsley answered:
How long do you have to wait after bankrupts to buy a home?
If you can find an angel investor, you can buy a home quickly. Most lenders want the flexibility to sell the loan. That means they must meet certain lending rules. High credit score, ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 20, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Foreclosed or Short Sale Homes?
I guess my area is just active enough to prevent old questions from sitting at the top of the pile. Seems logical if there's a place that's less active...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Carolyn Grim…, Real Estate Pro in Bossier City, LA
Carolyn Grimsley answered:
how long after a foreclosure are you able to purchase a home?
If you are able to pay cash (I know it sounds silly), you can purchase immediately. If you are asking a “public” lender to invest in a property with you, likely 7 years. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 7, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Carolyn Grim…, Real Estate Pro in Bossier City, LA
Carolyn Grimsley answered:
What is the criteria for 1st time home buyers to qualify for a grant to be used toward closing and a 1st time home buyers FHA loan?
I get grants for my buyers on a regular basis.

It is a fact that, particularly, first time buyers have a difficult time coming up with the upfront cash to purchase a home. I tell m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 5, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Carolyn Grim…, Real Estate Pro in Bossier City, LA
Carolyn Grimsley answered:
Once you put in an offer to buy a home generally how long does it take before you can move in?
The short answer is 0 to 45 days.

Let’s assume the offer is accepted by the owner, or there is a negotiation period that results in an agreement. That starts the process. If ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 5, 2013 Home Buying in Bossier City
Southern Home…, Real Estate Pro in Bossier City, LA
Southern Home Builders answered:
I live in Bossier City, La but work in Shreveport, La as a police officer>. to use the officer nexted door program can i buy a house in bossier?
Madyline,
I did a little research and found this on the FHA website.

Following are the requirements that Officers must meet to use the program:

Officers must live in the prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in Bossier City
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