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Zachery, Other/Just Looking in
Zachery asked:
Young home owner, sell for career growth or stay and build wealth? I bought my house almost three years ago. I love my first home, and had taken out a low down payment loan at 4% interest. Thus far, I have about 11K in equity in the house compared to the…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Buying in 52001
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
please tell me the difference between a condo &town homes?
Same as the difference between a head of cabbage and a toothpick.

They're two entirely different concepts.

A condo is a legal structure. It describes what you own. In a condo, you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Dubuque
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
This isn't an accurate count of homes on the market! You are missing a good variety of FSBO homes! This is manipulating the market.
What isn't an accurate count?

Who is missing the FSBO homes?

And how is this manipulating the market?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Dubuque
Le Ann Dunne, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Le Ann Dunne answered:
How much/what kind of leverage does the average home price for a specific area provide for the buyer?
Very informative explanation. Thank you!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Dubuque
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
This isn't an accurate count of homes on the market! You are missing a good variety of FSBO homes! This is manipulating the market.
It appears Trulia gets its info from MLS feeds. FSBOs who list on an MLS will get their homes on Trulia. Those who do not list on an MLS do not have a reliable way to feed info to Tru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Dubuque
007lynn, Home Buyer in Dubuque, IA
007lynn answered:
Seller lied on P&S disclosure
There is Stucco brick not real brick on outside also
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2014 Home Buying in 52001
Robert J Run…, Home Buyer in Dubuque, IA
Robert J Runde asked:
When are they going to have outside fixed from the fire next door? --
This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3099828912-430-Clark-St-Dubuque-IA-52001
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in Dubuque
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
I have a credit score of 607. With our third child on the way my fiance and i would like to stop renting and buy a home. Is there anything i can do?
I suggest that you speak with a loan officer at 2 local banks. For the suggestion that one person recommended to check out a Land Contract or Rent To Own, you should consult with an at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in Dubuque
Nathan Boyes, Real Estate Pro in Dubuque, IA
Nathan Boyes answered:
How would I go about qualifying for a low down payment loan from a bank?
Zachery, just wondering if you ever contacted a loan officer and started on the path of home ownership?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in Dubuque
Nathan Boyes, Real Estate Pro in Dubuque, IA
Nathan Boyes answered:
I currently live in NY, looking to buy a home and move back to Dubuque. Realtor recommendations?
Angelique, did you ever make your move back to Dubuque? Just wondering how that went and if you had a good experience if you did.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in Dubuque
James Patter…, Real Estate Pro in Dubuque, IA
James Patterson answered:
where can i get a free list of foreclosures in dubuque, iowa?
You can go down to the county assesers office in the court house, and get a list from there. Once a home has gone into forclosure proceeding it becomes public record. You can also go to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2009 Home Buying in Dubuque
Eric Rechten…, Home Seller in Dubuque, IA
Eric Rechtenbach answered:
I am interested in purchasing a house with a streamline 203k loan
Not sure which home you are looking at - I live in Dubuque and am trying to sell a home and I think I know which one you are looking at - I work at a credit union that does a lot of len ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2009 Home Buying in Dubuque
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
I am wondering if there is any first time home buyer education classes in the Dubuque area?
Sara, occasionally one of the local banks will put on a first-time homebuyers seminar. If you're still interested in finding one let me know. I don't know of any scheduled right now, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Dubuque
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
where can i get a free list of foreclosures in dubuque, iowa?
ask any agent to run a mls search for "bank owned" or REO properties
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Dubuque
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