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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Seller’s ConcessionsHow do they work and how do I calculate them? I think seller concessions or seller contributions is an awful term, as it is so misleading.  We all know there is nothing free in… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 28, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Who is your ideal client? Here is mine... I met Jennifer at my office one Saturday morning to help her get pre-approved.   One look at her finances and I knew this was not going to be a cookie cutter… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 25, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Losing clients is never fun…we have all been there!This week I had four different experiences of losing a client to a competitor. One specific example:  I helped Sarah back in November of 2013 get… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 20, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Agent2Agent Home Ownership
Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
One of my favorite emails to get! Another positive review from a satisfied client. You know, there really is no greater joy in business than to help a client reach their goals, whether that's purchasing,… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 18, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Credit Scores play a vital role in the homebuying process. Do you know if your credit report is reporting accurately? Are there tax liens or judgements against you that shouldn't be there? There is… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 17, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
DID YOU KNOW....USDA loans require NO DOWN PAYMENT, No PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance), and LOW interest rates? I know, it sounds too good to be true but it's not! If you love your space and want some… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 16, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Credit Scores matter, especially when purchase a home!How do you raise your score? How do you keep yours high? Let me share a simple tip with you. Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 15, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Credit Score Home Ownership
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Does it make more sense to rent or to buy a home? I tell you my opinion here! Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 12, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Rent vs Buy Investment Properties
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Credit Scores DO matter. Do you know what yours is? Did you know you can pull a free Credit Report for yourself? Check out how in my video below and contact me if you have any questions!518/417-4838… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Credit Score Home Ownership
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Mike Rankin, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Do Credit Scores matter when getting a mortgage?They do! But, they don't have to be feared so much. Let's sit down and go over your credit report together. We will make sure everything is reporting as… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 9, 2014 by Mike Rankin Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
how do you know when someone converted from oil to gas?
Several possible ways.

If it was fairly recently, check the age of the gas furnace.

If permits were required, check your local city permits office to see when permits were pulled ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Home Buying in Latham
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Christopher Mccabe answered:
Hello Can the landlord accepts rent ?I am ready to pledge real evacuation that I am ready to leave home after two months when he can sell it.
George,
Feel free to contact me so I can further discuss your situation. Chris McCabe 518-378-8756
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Buying in Latham
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Christopher Mccabe answered:
if i purchase a home for 300000 and a downpayment of 20%. After a year i sell it for the same price. How much equity would i have in the house?
Lahmed,
Like Debbie said you would get back the 20% downpayment, any principal that was paid during the year and prepaid taxes in your escrow minus closing costs and realtor fees (i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Buying in Latham
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