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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
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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, Real Estate Pro 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 PA 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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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
What are the extra features you are asked for most often when people are searching for rentals or homes to purchase?
In the searing heat of Phoenix, a pool (private or community) is the most requested item.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I am looking to move from Boston MA to Raleigh NC area and looking for suggested neighborhoods/Suburbs to visit
Hannah had some great suggestions and there are many others as well. Staying closer in to one of the metropolitan type areas would be key. Would depend on what you are looking for in ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Ben Tate been living and paying rent and in a home found out in December that the house is going into foreclosure I don't know what to do
Thats tough...only real answer is to start looking for another home to either rent or purchase. If you need some help finding a home to purchase, please feel free to contact me . I als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I want to sale my home and purchase another. Is it better to sale my home first and wait to buy another?
I would tell you a good idea to place your home on the market first and see what type of activity you are receiving. If its busy, then YES, you should be looking at the same time. A c ... more
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Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
Do i have time to look for a home or can i stay and pay rent to bank, i have painted fixed ceiling from leaking. Etc. Please help us
This all depends on if the bank wins in court. Some banks can't provide all documentations. If you want to settle with your lender contact them, some banks even pay moving credits. But ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Foreign income means no W2 forms means no possible mortgage loans??!! WHAT?!?!?
I have never heard of this..many people do not have W-2 jobs..including REALTORS. Proof of income is always required but it comes in many forms. There has to be more to your situation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I would like to know if real estate agents use virtual assistants. I would like to start a business if feasible. Thanks.
Certainly would be nice to have someone to help out just not sure how the concept would work. Would love to receive an email from you describing what services you would expect to do vi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Are there any realtors in the Raleigh, NC area who specialize in investment properties that can also arrange for property management?
I do know a couple of Realtors who are property managers and I certainly can assist you in the purchase side. Use my contact link under my picture to send me an email with what you are ... more
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Marc Langefe…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Marc Langefeld answered:
Hi there, I'm wondering if you can tell me about the crime in Cardinal Grove neighborhood? I know it's near the New Hope Church Road area
Hi Ashley,

A great web site to look up crime statistics is www.spotcrime.com

Regards,

Marc

Marc Langefeld
Realtor

www.raleighcaryhouses.com
langefeldm@hpw.com
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Dianna Cole…, Real Estate Pro in Lillington, NC
Dianna Cole Speers answered:
Contract price plus repairs are higher then appraised value
I agree with Ernie and Dan, great advise from both. To answer your question, yes, it is appropriate to seek renegotiation. Depending on your loan type and Offer to purchase contract, ... more
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Dianna Cole…, Real Estate Pro in Lillington, NC
Dianna Cole Speers answered:
Seller switching the deal after signing contract?
It sounds like the seller is unwilling to make repairs or concessions. You should discuss the contract details with your Real Estate agent or Attorney you choose. Also, I'd ask my lende ... more
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Sharon Baldw…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sharon Baldwin answered:
how is Bayleaf church rd in carlyle subdivision in N Raleigh area ? is it a busy road to buy a home at ? property appreciation ?
It's a great area , I live a few minutes from that location . Not too busy in my opinion . Appreciation in North Raleigh has always been good .
Call me if I can be of help!
Sharon Ba ... more
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