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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
I am worried about snow load on a Fairbanks home roof - how many pounds of snow can a roof hold? Contractor recommendations?
Depends on how the roof was constructed. Most area of the country where snow load is a consideration have local building codes to address this. Your best bet is to have a local GC, a st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 4, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Dontbestupid, Home Buyer in Fairbanks, AK
Dontbestupid answered:
Does anybody ever purchase cheap dry cabins site unseen online - meaning all paperwork is signed online, payment is sent online, keys are mailed?
why would you want to move to Fairbanks period? does the cabin have a roof that can handle a 20 pound snow load? can you survive in -50 degrees or worse? DOES THE CABIN HAVE A GARAGE FO ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 4, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Fharkness, Home Buyer in North Pole, AK
Fharkness answered:
Hi, I want to Sell My House here in Alaska -" For Sale by Owner, Rent To Own, or Assume VA Mortgage. I am willing to sell Short Sale. Pay Off
If you are still interested in selling your house, please let me know. You can contact me by email
" akfrosty@yahoo.com " Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 20, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Sara.eva, Home Buyer in Menifee, CA
Sara.eva answered:
I fully qualify for a VA loan, however, I do not want to use the benefit at the moment for a primary residence. Can I get an FHA loan instead?
1.FHA mortgage insurance protects the lender if a borrower defaults on the FHA loan. Each FHA borrower pays a mortgage insurance premium. The premiums are collected and used by the FHA ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in 99709
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
We are Selling in a forthcoming Seller Financed transaction , Rent to Own, Otion to Lease Purchase the Property and want to Tranfer all Utilities ,
Carl,
What is your question? Whether selling or renting, the occupants generally pay the utilities as they control their use.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Elizabeth  S…, Real Estate Pro in Faibanks, AK
Elizabeth Schok answered:
Anyone know of any month-to-month rentals that allow two large dogs and a small dog? moving up end of Nov, need a place to stay while I house-hunt
I may know of a short term month to month rental that allows pets. What kind of dogs and are they house trained? If you'd like to call me we can ta
lk about it. (907) 322-9188.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Should we buy through the listing agent??
Hi Kate

You should get your Own Representation to avoid any Conflict
Of Interest.

Banks don't like to deal with Bueyrs directly.

Good luck
Ruth

www.ruthandperry.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
Are down payments a requirement for a home loan when you're a first-time home owner?
Hi Kate,
Unless you are a veteran of the armed forces (VA mortgage) or purchasing in a rural area (USDA), then you are probably going to need to come up with a down payment.

FHA wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Judy Somers, Real Estate Pro in Fairbanks, AK
Judy Somers answered:
are potential buyers allowed to get the average utility costs for properties they are considering buying? thank you.
In Fairbanks, most REALTORS will include utility usage - fuel oil, electric, water/sewer - in the disclosure packet of information. We ask the Seller to authorize utility companies to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Judy Somers, Real Estate Pro in Fairbanks, AK
Judy Somers answered:
Are there any local lenders who will lend on a log cabin -that does not have a concrete foundation? I have excellent credit.
Hello Miles!
Your best bet would be checking with Mt. McKinley Bank. They lend on cabins with post on pad foundations with one of their in-house programs.
If you need any further a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
None of the condos at 1701 2nd Avenue in Fairgbanks have 2 baths. They have 1 1/2 baths...
Thanks for the insight! Helpful :)
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Alaskabrat11…, Home Buyer in North Pole, AK
Alaskabrat110864 answered:
What is the best alternative fuel to heating oil in regards to price?
Firewood, unlike any other heat source it stays longer and great heat value, and it doesnt cost any electric to burn it. win win situation.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Beth Fread, Real Estate Pro in Wasilla, AK
Beth Fread answered:
Are there any private mortgage lenders in alaska or who do business here?
Most Definitely. Residential Mortgage, Preferred Mortgage, Homestate Mortgage and you might be able to qualify for Rural Development ... best wishes!

Beth Fread
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Alaskabrat11…, Home Buyer in North Pole, AK
Alaskabrat110864 answered:
what type of loan to get for lot/land to build a house on?
There are alot of lots situated in the fairbanks north star borough that are owner finance with a small down payment, dont get discouraged, the economy is slowly getting better, and peo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Kelly Pascha…, Real Estate Pro in Delta Junction, AK
Kelly Paschall answered:
Searching for remote recreation properties for sale that can be rented out in the summer. I live and work summers in AK and need a winter escape.
Lots of rural cabins available, both with water or without. As mentioned before, you will need to consider your area preference and how accessible you would like the property to be. Wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 12, 2011 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Dale Saari, Real Estate Pro in Florence, OR
Dale Saari answered:
How is the housing market in Florence, Or? Looking for retirement home possibly with at least an acre?
The Florence Oregon Housing Market has over 390 residential properties for sale at this time with excellent opportunities to get a really great buy IF you are working with a knowledgeab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 1, 2010 Home Buying in Fairbanks
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