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John Ziemba, Real Estate Pro in Palatine, IL
John Ziemba answered:
Do you believe the outcome of the Mid-term Elections will 'Help or Hurt' the current Real Estate Market?
Interesting question. I don't think the outcome of the midterm elections will have any affect on the real estate market.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Market Conditions in Arlington Heights
Barbara Adam…, Real Estate Pro in Stockbridge, GA
Barbara Adamson answered:
What should I offer on a foreclosure listed at 159,900.00. The original listing price in August was 175,000.00 and dropped 15,000.00 in a month.
That question depends on what other similar homes in that area have recently sold for. It could be that the sold comparable properties support a full price offer...or it could still be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 1, 2010 Foreclosure in 30263
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Which political party do you think will be the winner tomorrow night and why?
Hopfully the voters will be the winners after showing these politcians that they are elcected to represent the voters who voted them in, those politicians who choose to vote with their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 3, 2010 Quality of Life
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
With the upcoming mid-term elections on Tuesday, do you feel that the outcome of those elections will affect the housing industry in any way?
No., I don't.

Of course, the elections are important, and of course, every pundit wants eyeball time which leads to more outlandish commentary, but the housing market isn't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 3, 2010 Market Conditions in Richmond
Stacy Carter, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Stacy Carter answered:
FSBO and sellers had an appraisal done a year ago. Now asking more than the appraisal. How long does an appraisal stay "current?"
The appraisal would definitely be considered out of date. 1- 3 months is ideal. Convincing the seller without an intermediary is a bit tricky however.

They aren't get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Buying in Doylestown
Sunday Steph…, Real Estate Pro in Helena, AL
Sunday Stephens answered:
What do you think is needed to stimulate the housing market and boost the economy again?
Bringing back the Tax Credit, putting a stop to Foreclosures, decreasing credit standards regarding scores and using the debt to ratio income instead.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 20, 2010 Quality of Life
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
is the stimulus over and is there other program to help me buy a house?
The stimulus is over ! Your best bet is to meet with a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can prequailify you at no cost, they will look at your credit plus your financials and let ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Buying in Spokane Valley
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I am a disabled vet who qualified for the $8,000 stimulus on purchasing a home. I've had the home for ...
Consider asking your question to your tax professional and or tax attorney--he/she can best advise--also see IRS link below, under repaying the credit. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 12, 2010 Home Selling in New Braunfels
Lisa Thorik…,  in San Diego, CA
Lisa Thorik Team answered:
Do home prices normally rise some with the spring market?
Normal has new parameters. What you need to find out are the current market trends for homes similar to yours. Interview several professional full-time Realtors. Case-Shiller reports fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Kevin Olson,…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Why buy a home in this market?
The number of homeowners currently behind on payments is terrifying, and things don't look great overall unless some of these programs manage to do what they are supposed to. One r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 24, 2010 Home Buying in Orange County
Bonnie Kulka, Real Estate Pro in Coto de Caza, CA
Bonnie Kulka answered:
Has anyone else used a VA loan to purchase in Talega? We need a Condo ID# for the VA loan to go through, and can't seem to find one anywhere.
Good evening,
I haven't worked in that tract, but my sister and I work with VA buyers. If you want to contact me we'll put everythings together for you.
Best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 14, 2010 Home Buying in San Clemente
Jennifer Buc…,  in Veneta, OR
Jennifer Buchanan answered:
If im from out of state and im looking to buy a home,should my realtor pay for my plane ticket?
Sorry Home Buying in Orlando...your Realtor probably can't afford your plane ticket. The market is tight right now and you shouldn't expect your Realtor to pay any money up f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 Home Buying in Orlando
Scott Miller, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Scott Miller answered:
What is the market outlook for the 4th 1/4 of 2010?
Hi Mary Jo. In my most humble and honest opinion? Down. All indicators show that the government programs are not working and it might just be better to let prices continue to fall. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 16, 2010 Market Conditions in 12549
John Barry, Real Estate Pro in Eagle Rock, VA
John Barry answered:
Which is better? lower the rate by pay fee and point or higher rate but no point and fee.
Hi Doug,

It really depends on how long you are planning to stay in your home and keep the same loan - you really need to work the numbers for your particular situation to see which w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 13, 2010 Financing in El Monte
Jerry Barker, Real Estate Pro in Atlantic City, NJ
Jerry Barker answered:
How do you sell a home fast?
Increase the curb appeal, stage the interior, offer a seller concession to assist with buyer closing costs, and price it right or a little below fair market value because the home buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Selling in Bedford
David Baker, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
David Baker answered:
Talk in Washington is on another stimulus for housing. That's right, maybe another surge and fall. Can ...
I think the answer really will be in jobs and stability for our work force. Currently many buyers are not feeling very secure to move forward with a purchase, thus many First Time Buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 21, 2010 Market Conditions in Longmont
Toke Ettehad…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Toke Ettehadieh answered:
Is this CRAZY or what?!!! So we offered list on a short sale and the bank came back and offered an outrageous amount back on the house.
Sorry to hear about your experience. Often times there are back taxes, HOA unpaid dues, etc that take the loan balance much higher than what the seller's note indicates. The List ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in Houston
Tracey G Ros…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Bay, FL
Tracey G Rosenblatt answered:
How many of you think as I do it was Mr. Bernake's failure to reduce fed funds rate .5 pt in 9/08 caused the RE market crash?
I think it was a mixture of:
A percentage of crooked lenders who lied on mortgage applications about the true income of the borrower (how a person earning $400 per week could afford a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 4, 2010 Market Conditions
Dianne Hicks, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Dianne Hicks answered:
Should the government allow seller assisted down payment programs to come back?
Hi Chris!
Some are coming back but as far as will this be what gets us back on track... Mmmmm, I think it is going to be a combination of things that include time. Every time I wrap my ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 24, 2010 Home Buying in Murrieta
Lisa Gray, Real Estate Pro in McDonough, GA
Lisa Gray answered:
what is an nsp buyer>?
NSP means "Neighborhood Stablization Program". These are stimulus dollars given to the state and administered by the local counties. These dollars provide down payment assis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Buying in 30548
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