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Stan Zimmerm…, Real Estate Pro in 66604
Stan Zimmerman answered:
Show the pool. When was it installed? How recently has it been maintained?
Maintained annually, service by reputable patio and pool.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014 Home Buying in Westboro
Marcia B. Ke…, Real Estate Pro in 66614
Marcia B. Kelly answered:
I want to flip a home in this neighborhood....wise move?? Yes or NO;;;;;;
First things first! Talk to an accountant about any capital gains taxes you have to pay. This can certainly be a shock at tax time and may spoil your estimated return on investment.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 27, 2014 Investment Properties in Chesney Park
Abtork92, Home Owner in Topeka, KS
Abtork92 answered:
Buying a duplex or converting a house in topeka
My personal opinion is that I would not purchase a duplex or home to convert into a multiple dwelling in “Old Town”. The crime rate in that area is high, most housing is “Section ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in Topeka
Robert Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Robert Hanson answered:
What is the best bank to get a loan at?
Like any other industry, there are good and bad players. Frankly the bank is sometimes less the issue than the representative that you are working with. You should find someone that off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Topeka
Ken Schmidt,…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Ken Schmidt, MBA, REALTOR® answered:
Steps in buying a home
To add to Miriam's response, the lending process is a bit easier now than it has been in recent years. Smaller lenders are bring new loan products on the market for all credit ratings. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Home Buying in Topeka
Ken Schmidt,…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Ken Schmidt, MBA, REALTOR® answered:
Adding Oomph to Open Houses
Very good observation. There is a reason that department stores spend millions of dollars every year appealing to all your senses, including smell. Likewise, there is a reason why Cin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Home Buying in Topeka
Debbie Gillum, Real Estate Pro in Topeka, KS
Debbie Gillum answered:
With all the financing changes, I was wondering if bridge loans still exist?
They actually do. In 2013 I had two clients who used bridge loans to help with purchasing their homes. I have names of the lenders if you ever want them. Hope that helps!!!
Debbie
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014 Home Buying in Topeka
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
Kansas: I am the only person on a mortgage that is in fault. Going through divorce and found out husband had lied about how we got mortgage.
How did you make out on the above? Give us an update!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Foreclosure in 66618
Paul Dwyer, Home Buyer in Topeka, KS
Paul Dwyer answered:
I want to know if Trinity Properties are or have bought any of the duplexs in my neighborhood
1337 clay Red brook Apartment's Look Up Fire Ambulance And police File's City Code and Robinson Middle School Area Violation's Unlawful Company

To Trinity Properties LLC M.T.J LLC A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Buying in 66611
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
A lender sent my customer to another agent, is this ethical?
I wrote, "I don't think a lender has an ethical obligation to protect our client relationship, Marcia."

Marcia wrote back, "Wait until it happens to you."

So, my reply is: I don't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Topeka
Patty Clark, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Patty Clark answered:
In a very difficult situation regarding an FHA loan, need advice on what I can do?
Find a portfolio lender. This means they make a case by case decision and don't sell the loan to an investor because they keep it. Therefore their guidelines are their own and not FHA's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Topeka
Patty Clark, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Patty Clark answered:
I have a credit score of 551 can i get a home loan anywhere?
You can get a credit card from your bank with a very small limit. Buy something for say $50.00 then pay it back on time. Do this several times and your score will improve.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Topeka
Patty Clark, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Patty Clark answered:
How do I find a good insurance company?
Interview the Insurance agent. Make sure they will take the time to sit down with your client and go over everything in the policy. I had one agent call me and wanted to meet up to st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Topeka
Raul Rubio G…, Real Estate Pro in 66614
Raul Rubio Guevara, ABR, CRS answered:
I would like to see the property 2670 SW Osborn Rd Topeka ks 66614
Hi Bob,

This is a Buyer's market with a large inventory of properties and mortgage interest rates are low.

It would be very helpful to me if you'd let me in on a little more info ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 Foreclosure in Topeka
Marcia B. Ke…, Real Estate Pro in 66614
Marcia B. Kelly answered:
What's the best high school in Topeka?
This depends on one's goals & values, among other things. My son went to Topeka West. He came from Calif. schools & his calculus curriculum wasn't in sync with Topeka West's. They g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 13, 2013 Home Buying in Central Topeka 2
Neva Smith, Real Estate Pro in Kansas
Neva Smith answered:
Who lives at 515 Southwest Clay in Topeka, KS?
There are places online that you can find this out, but I guess I am concerned, confused by several inquiries from different people asking questions on this site as to who lives at a th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in Topeka
Team Allison…, Real Estate Pro in Shawnee, KS
Team Allison Rank answered:
Who can I contact regarding vacant lots in the Elms off of Croco Rd?
I can assist you with finding out more information on those lots. What would you like to know? Please contact me at 785-691-7654 or at purcellteam@coldwellbanker.com.

Allison Purce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in South/Southeast 3
Joanna Morris, Real Estate Pro in 34450
Joanna Morris answered:
Mortgage upside down, house in disrepair. credit card debt, pay cuts. ANY IDEAS? I would like some advice from a nonprofit or govt funded entity.
I recommend you contact a local Realtor and see about doing a short sale on your house. You at least need the current value of the house.

You also have the resources of Consumer C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Foreclosure in 66618
Maria Glez-v…, Real Estate Pro in Topeka, KS
Maria Glez-vallejo answered:
moving to Topeka, need a rental home
Why renting instead of buying? Let me know your price range and I will send you information about houses to buy. If you have a job here, I will be happy to help you to get the loan. Her ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in Southwest
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