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Kim Carnagey, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kim Carnagey answered:
Featured homes are based on what?
Paid ad's if it's on Trulia, but if it's on the agents personal web site it is most likely their most recent listed homes or a higher value home.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in 70458
The Puckett…, Real Estate Pro in slidell, LA
The Puckett Team answered:
I am interested in buying a 2nd home & using my 1st home as a rental.
We don't know of a lender that will make an exception to use rental income without proven rental income history on the house. Is there a way to reduce your debt? You may be able to refi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Slidell
know1name, Renter in Slidell, LA
know1name asked:
Are there any rent to own properties in this area? I am looking for a two-three bedroom for about $800 a month if possible.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Home Buying in Slidell
Wayne Setliff, Real Estate Pro in 70458
Wayne Setliff answered:
I'm looking into buying a house in eden isles. is the neighborhood safe,quiet,good? are there any snakes or alligators in the canals?
The short answer to your questions is yes and yes. Eden Isle is a planned waterfront community that has a lot to offer for a homeowner. The easy access to both Interstate 10 and Highw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Home Buying in Slidell
Cynthia, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Cynthia answered:
Looking waterfont only...received listings that aren't waterfront.
Hi Sharon, are you looking strictly in Madisonville? Do you need a dock for a particular size boat? Please contact me with your specifics and I will be happy to help you with your sea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Tanesha Royal, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Tanesha Royal answered:
I have had a home forclosed on in 2008. I have paid my debts and or paid a settlement offer. I am a retired vet. Can i use my VA loan certificate?
Yes you can use your VA home loan to purchase a home as your primary residence. You must have suitable credit, sufficient income, and a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to be elig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Deborah Gran…, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Deborah Granier answered:
How is the possible dramatic increase in Flood Insurance premiums affecting home sales in the Quail Ridge, Paradise Point area?
The flood insurance questions hopefully will be cleared up October 1. Sales are steady in those areas. The home elevation is always a great source for premiums.
Buying or listing.
Deb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Misti Wagner,  in Benton, KY
Misti Wagner answered:
Seller did not disclose water intrusion. Is there any way to seek damages besides an attorney?
Your Realtor may be able to supply you with sellers disclosures that were completed upon listing. Any legal action would have to be obtained through an attorney though, once you can pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in 70458
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
If a house says pending can you still make a offer on it
Lildebb10,
In our area when a property is Pending the existing contract in place has met all contingencies and is just waiting for closing. Yes you can make an offer but the seller is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
David Stewart, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
David Stewart answered:
Why are there so many houses for sale in Turtle Creek?
Turtle Creek is a very secure and stable neighborhood. With the price ranges being between 300K- 400K there is a lot of movement from transfers and promotions. A lot of people upgradi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
David Stewart, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
David Stewart answered:
Hi I'm looking for a house 95k or under with owner financing I have 6k to put down. My credit is bad due to recent divorce but, I'm working on it.
It's very difficult to find a someone willing to owner finance. Most of the time the owner is only going to be willing to do it for 3-5 years with a pretty hefty down payment usually a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Joyce Albert, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Joyce Albert answered:
How do you appeal an appraisal?
I heard about this situation from your agent. We found more recent comps that would support your price. The information was provided to your lender, but it's up to that lender to insist ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Realtors tell me its buyers mark but sellers don't want to pay closing cost. Why is that?
This question is from February 2011. I suspect things have changed a little since then and this buyer has long settled on her property.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
I am the propert owner and looking to sell my home. I am not hooked up with an agent. How can I list my information to your site?
Listing a house is easy. So is listing a stove for sale on craigslist. One action can put you in hot water, and the other makes hot water.

Did you know 90% of people getting sued i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
We are so frustrated! I, and a family member, want to buy homes this year. We are both pre-approved. Our agent has over 30 years of experience.
Step back and when you make an offer on a house, submit a report that shows all the homes like the one you are making an offer on that have sold in the past six months.

If your offer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
What is the distance(mileage) from New Oleans La?
It is less about the distance and more about what time of the day to determine how long it takes to get there...and one has to consider where in the metro area....such as Metarie versus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
I am a widow who owns a home in another state but want to move my family to slidell, I think credit is ok not great not bad. Need 3 bedrooms fenced
As Daniel says...this sound like a conversation with a mortgage professional before you talk to a Realtor...so you can discuss your options based on your net worth and credit. Once you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
Michelle Joh…, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Michelle Johnson answered:
i am looking for sub divisions that are in rural areas in slidell,whats the easiest way to find them?
Go to http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do
If you know the address of the home you are wanting to buy, this site will help you determine if its in the RD ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Home Buying in Slidell
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