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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
My house is at 4931 Oak Park Rd. It is listed on For Sale by Owner and is being posted on MLS through Click It. It is up on Click It now. How can?
The problem we have here with the Triangle MLS is that they rely on a compay called ListHub to upload all the listings to other websites. ListHub had issues with both Zillow & Trulia a ... more
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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Very low income grad student renting at $765/mo. Mid score 611. 72% card usage. Are there any lenders willing to work with such bleak circumstances???
I believe you are unless you go with a hard money lender.

Good luck.
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Hannamiaa, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Hannamiaa answered:
What's the best way to find foreclosed homes owned by banks?
One way to find foreclosure listings, is call a professional Realtor and they can send you all the foreclosure listings. However, in today's market, foreclosure listings are not always ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
we are retiring soon and would love to purchase a townhome. what kind of deals are there from buying a new townhome from a builder if paying cash.?
I worked new home sales for many years and what was common was for certain upgrades to be included as specials or perhaps the additional appliances ( Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer). Bui ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Want to buy a home
Lisa.... sounds like you are working to do the right things.. remember you want NO late payments. That is more important than having money down especially since there are opportunitie ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Should I refinance my car now (July 2015) before applying for a mortgage in 2016?
Refinancing to lower should have no affect but eventual positive on your credit score...just don't go out and purchase new. Another good thing to do is get your credit cards to reflec ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I am a married 33/m with an 18 month old daughter and looking to grow my family. i love the prices but am unsure of the areas safety
I have been assisting people both purchase and sell homes in Raleigh and the surrounding area for 21 years now. If there is anything I can do to assist you let me know. Sean is correc ... more
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John McKeever,  in Raleigh, NC
John McKeever asked:
Is there ANY bank or broker willing to do a reasonable loan for a non-warrantable condo as an INVESTOR purchase in NC? I have a strong financial background with a great healthy credit score and income. The condos are currently 60% owned by investors, so that's why it's non-warrantable. I understand…
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
We put in a back up offer on a house and the primary contact fell through, so we're it now. House is 40 years old and being sold "as
I'm also surprised about your what your agent told you? You have verifiable documentation and there isn't any reason you can't go back and renegotiate...especially if you are within yo ... more
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jl.wilson.ho…, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
jl.wilson.houghtalen asked:
We had our offer accepted on a manufactured home that we wanted to purchase in Johnston County, an hour from Durham, NC the first week of April, 2015. Our loan officer caused numerous delays and missed 2 extension deadlines. Our latest extension is expiring today. Our real estate agent tells us if we back out of the sale, we aren't…
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Ray Gonzalez, Renter in Northeast Raleigh, R...
Ray Gonzalez answered:
I am from Chicago, looking 4 nice SFH or TH in a nicer neighborhood. Pl. help me..thnx..Bhanu Raval. 7736065424
What size home are you looking for? We are putting our home on the market soon in NorthWest Raleigh about 15 minutes to airport (not in flight path) and 15 minutes to the RTP, Crabtree ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Hi, I'm a 33 year old insurance claims rep. and I want to move from New Bedford Ma to Raleigh NC. My budget is 125,000 or below. with 3brs 2 baths
It is possible depending upon where you want to live... That price range may be more difficult with a "Raleigh" address but certainly is possible if you want to remain within Wake Count ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Are We Driving Our Buyer's Agent Crazy?
I can see your agents point as you must realize, most agents have multiple clients going on...however in a hot market, I can fully understand the need to see a home as soon as it goes o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
If a homeowner has a mortgage, can he sell you his property for what is owed on it without you having to get a loan? Is this Owner-Financing?
Most mortgages have terms stating you cannot convey or transfer ownership of the property without paying off the balance due (unless it is an assumable mortgage, in which case the buyer ... more
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R B Bob,  in Raleigh, NC
R B Bob answered:
I am 23 years old and make 30,078 a year. Do I even have the possibility of me even qualifying for a home around 170,000?
Jennifer: My apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this...I've not been on Trulia for a bit.

To answer your question, while it would be tight, you possibly could make it ... more
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Andrew Liebe…, Real Estate Pro in Sunrise, FL
Andrew Liebenhaut answered:
Down Payment Assistance Help
There is a program that I use that provides 10,000 towards your down payment and closing costs. It is a zero interest and zero payment loan that is only due when/if you sell the home. I ... more
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djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
We are looking for timber framed homes in the North Raleigh area, are there any for sale?
It's hard when you ask on an internet forum, because there might be gaps in trulia's listings. I'd recommend finding a local realtor and specifying that you're looking for a timber home ... more
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