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Colleen Blatz, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Colleen Blatz answered:
Moving from Iowa City, IA and looking for realtor!
Hi Brady,
Congratulations on your move! As a Midwesterner myself I can relate to this move. I would love to show you around the Raleigh area. Smart decision on renting to get famili ... more
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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
We are looking for timber framed homes in the North Raleigh area, are there any for sale?
My new home that I am building is going to be timber framed. I prefer these type of homes. I think that there are probably homes in that area for sale with timber framing. I think yo ... more
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Sharon Webb, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sharon Webb answered:
Is it possible for my partner and I to buy a home with no money down?
Hi Elizabeth, there are still some areas of 27617 that you can get a USDA financed property as well as the neighboring 27703. You can check the address at the USDA eligibility page here ... more
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Louise Doing, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Louise Doing answered:
Any recommendations for 55 community under $300k?
Others have already mentioned homes in Cary and Raleigh, but Wake Forest has a great community too. Here is the link to that community http://www.cornerstonehomes.net/wake-forest/
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Louise Doing, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Louise Doing answered:
Need a short term rental that will allow dogs while looking for a new home. My CA home sold. COE is 7/11. Leaving within 2 weeks after that.
George-How many dogs do you have and what breeds are they? Some places will allow pets,but it depends on size. They usually require a pet deposit as well that is non refundable. How lon ... more
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Louise Doing, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Louise Doing answered:
Relocation from Arizona to North Carolina.. HELP!
All Wake County Schools are excellent and offer choices such as year round calendar and magnet programs. Something to fit every child and the way they learn. So, in order to make this i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Robbie Rikard, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Robbie Rikard answered:
How long should I plan to own a home before moving? If I get promoted I will likely move- and I am expecting this to happen anywhere between the next
Traditionally it has been estimated that you should own a home for about 2 years before selling to avoid "losing money." However, it all depends on market conditions. If home prices go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Caren Fried, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Caren Fried answered:
Can you get approved for a house through Habitat for humanity with bad credit and disability?
Habitat for Humanity has its own program requirements. There is an application process and pretty stringent rules. It would be best to contact them directly.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Brij Verma, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Brij Verma answered:
Rental Property in Raleigh
Investment in real property can be one of the wisest and most stable places to put savings, but it has to be done the right way. Your question itself gives me the impression you're appr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
AC Johnson, Both Buyer and Seller in Research Triangle Park...
AC Johnson answered:
We are a family of five relocating to the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area this summer from Germany. Will we be able to get a mortgage?
In addition, might you consider Leasing with an Option to Purchase? You'll be Leasing a property from someone and doing an option to purchase the property. In doing so, you will have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
emiwil, Home Buyer in Cleveland, OH
emiwil answered:
Does the listing agent get all the commission if we(buyers) dont use an agent?
If I found a home and I'm paying cash, how much commission should I pay a agent
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I'm looking for a house with a mother in law suite or and easy access room in the downstairs basement or garage.
I recently listed a ranch style home in Clayton that may have what you are looking for. What used to be the attached garage was remodeled to include a living area, bedroom and full bat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2014 Home Buying in 27615
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
If I agree to a purchase price of 100,000 but the buyer needs sellers assist which means I actually only get 95,000 then why should the realtor get c
Basically stated, the commission is based upon the negotiated sales price which includes any closing costs paid for by the seller as well as any other items such as home warranties the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Linda Morris, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Linda Morris answered:
ARE THERE INVESTOR -FRIENDLY BROKERAGE OR AGENTS WITH A NICHE ON WORKING THE HUD BIDDING SYS IN NC?
I have worked with quite a few investors with the HUD system. i have closed many bankruptcies and short sales too. Most investors go for the short sale/bankruptcy/HUD/REO homes to max ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Mary Ellen H…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Mary Ellen Holleran answered:
Family-friendly Community with great schools between Raleigh & Chapel Hill.
Hello Familygirl,
I know you will find a number of communties to meet your needs. The Triangle has a plethora of beautiful neighborhoods that are affordable. Please feel free to check ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Stevey41367, Home Owner in Williamsburg, MI
Stevey41367 answered:
Downside to Using a Buyer's Agent
Steven Shaw recent buyer Traverse City MI
I just purchased an $800K home not using a buyers agent. I found all of my own comps by searching online & contacting the local assessor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Buying in 27606
Karin0622, Home Owner in Hernando, FL
Karin0622 answered:
I live in NJ, and i'm planning to move to Raleigh NC and buy a house. I'm going to visit the state in april 2014, what are the best places to live in?
Rafael, I live in a beautiful town Wake Forest, in a community of executive homes called Heritage. Most are priced 400k and up. I have not officially listed with a broker so you an save ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 Home Buying in North Raleigh
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
First time Home buyer not willing to give Earnest money
Let give this a moment of thought......
If the VA backed loan is GUARANTEED you will have a 'Clear to Close' indicating the buyer has passed all the requirements of the underwriters fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
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