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Jane Dawson, Home Buyer in Sunset Hills, Lawrence...
Jane Dawson answered:
who to install wood privacy fence?
We just got a home and want to put in a fence. What installers are in the area, and any experience with any of them?
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gkcowell, Renter in Lawrence, KS
gkcowell answered:
Can someone give me advice on finding a rental around Lawrence?
I recently moved to Lawrence. I live at Park 25 apartments, if you want an apartment that is spacious, has new furnace/AC, new windows and door and has a wonderful staff then you need t ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
WHERE ARE THE CHEP HOUSES?
They are the ones found on the MLS printout, sorted from highest price to lowest, at the bottom of the page.

Most buyer start from the bottom and often never reach the top. That why ... more
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Brian Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Brian Boyle answered:
Are there any programs that will help with down payments for first-time buyers in Lawrence?
The Kansas Homeownership Assistance Program (KS-HAP) is a great program. It is a 'First-Time Homebuyers' down payment assistance. FHA requires a minimum cash investment of 3.5% of the ... more
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Ken Schmidt,…, Real Estate Pro in 66049
Ken Schmidt, MBA, REALTOR® answered:
Just moved to Kansas, and I work in Overland Park, I need to find a 3 bedroom for under $1000. where should I start?
Hello Todd,

Rob offered some excellent advice. I would add that right now is a great time to re-start you search if you took a break over the Holidays. Each day new listings are ad ... more
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Marcia Kelly, Real Estate Pro in 66614
Marcia Kelly answered:
What types of kitchen countertops are the most popular right now in various areas of the country?
I just wrote a blog article on this. Check it out:

Consider 6 counter-top materials popular on the West Coast.

Recycled Glass.

Colorful, recycled glass mixed with cement. Con ... more
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Marcia Kelly, Real Estate Pro in 66614
Marcia Kelly answered:
When using a transition broker, how much information do you disclose?
I assume you mean "transaction broker, " a form of representation in KS that is not "agency." Here's what the law says: The transaction broker protects the confidences of both parties ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 23, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Nathan Parad…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Nathan Paradis answered:
Retiring to Lawrence. Want a hilltop view. 3 bd, 2 bt, 2000 sq ft. $200000 to $350000.Deireable studio space on property. Any chance?
Hi there BXMASON.

What's your timeframe? Hard to predict inventory with any degree of certainty so you might feel out a couple of us local pros, find a good fit, and have your buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
where can I find free listings for rent ot own homes in or around Lawrence ks?
For the most part, rent to own homes have halted due to mortgage reform. Once you choose a REALTOR, he will show you what other options are available such as lease purchase, contract f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Mark Hess, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Mark Hess answered:
Hi, my husband and me are moving to Lawrence and we were looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment/townhome. Can anyone recommend any good apartments?
Try CraigsList since it is free to advertise in or try Ljworld.com which is the local paper and check their classifieds. We do have a few listings for rent in our MLS so email me at Mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Moving in Lawrence
Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
It is possible to buy a decent place (apt., home) for under 60K in Lawrence KS?
Mabelle,
In a word, no. I inform my out-of-area buyers that Lawrence is probably the most expensive place in the State of Kansas to purchase a home. With that said, no one complains w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Nathan Parad…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Nathan Paradis answered:
lived in Lawrence for 10 years in Foxfire and moved to NYC for past 2 years . Just retired early at 50 and looking to move back.
Hey Flyfish,

Congrats on early retirement and welcome back in advance!

"What does Lawrence offer folks like us now a days?" - Pretty dynamic array of properties w/ Home Owners As ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Brian Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Brian Boyle answered:
Buying a Home fully to help pay off mortgage
I would like to clarify my point. I would suggest that investing in real estate is a lovely proposition. There are phenomenal margins and return to be achieved. I am only suggesting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Investment Properties in Lawrence
Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
I do a search for "Farm/Ranch" and get listings for city lots. That is a form of spam that discredits the profession.
What website are you using to search listings? Perhaps I can be of assistance.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
Moving to Lawrence in June, will be there three years. Should we rent or buy?
Hi Brian,

You will not have an easy time finding a rental property with any pet no less two 50# dogs. Just check CraigsList for rental properties and search for the ones that allow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
cindyrquick, Home Seller in Lawrence, KS
cindyrquick answered:
How do I find out if a house in North Lawrence is in the flood plain?
They should have told you or should tell you. That is one of those things that we are in.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 8, 2013 Home Buying in North Lawrence
Sean Williams, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Sean Williams answered:
What is the best time to sell a house in Lawrence? We're not sure whether to take it off the market.
If you want to move to your new home and need to sell your home in order to accomplish a purchase, then marketing it now is a great idea. People will shop online for months before step ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Home Selling in Lawrence
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