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Benjamin Pas…, Real Estate Pro in 27519
Benjamin Passwaters answered:
What are the most important things to look for when buying a condo/townhouse in Raleigh?
Daniel,

I would make sure to look at the HOA fees. They can range from $60-$200+ dollars in Raleigh. These are monthly fees that are not a part of your monthly payment. Also ask to s ... more
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Larry Story, Real Estate Pro in 27408
Larry Story answered:
I am in the process of buying a house , i was told that it is best to buy a home that has a crawl space instead of a slab . Can you help me?
Telsa,

That is purely a personal decision. The foundation of a home can be built different ways. While some builders prefer to build on a crawlspace, many prefer a slab. If you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Christopher Trapani answered:
Is it possible to get a new home loan with a salary of 40k and a low 600 middle credit score?
Bryant, Yes it certainly can be done.

Very Important - If you pay off the collection accounts without getting them deleted, it will LOWER your FICO score. Either negotiate a deletio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in Raleigh
Michael Schm…, Both Buyer and Seller in 27601
Michael Schmitz answered:
We are looking for timber framed homes in the North Raleigh area, are there any for sale?
http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/listing.php?id=19065

This is a hybrid timber frame home for sale in Wake Forest, NC. It is hard to find one in North Raleigh but there is that one in ... more
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Linda Morris, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Linda Morris answered:
which area is best to raise small child
There are lots of great places to raise children in the Triangle. How old are we talking about? You can check out www.wcpss.net for end of grade scores and lots of other information o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
what area is best?
Hi Db,

Can you please specify what exactly you are looking for? To rent? To buy? With how many bedrooms? Near schools? etc...

Excited to help you narrow down your search,
Ali, C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Venita Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Venita Peyton answered:
my spouse has finally gotten a decent paying job is there any plce where you can get a 3br house we have no criminal record, or substance abuse
Congratulations! Your next step is to talk with a mortgage loan officer so that you'll know how much home you can purchase - and when.

In the meantime: enjoy looking around!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in North Raleigh
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Pros and Cons Forced Air or Central Air
Forced Air and Central Air are one in the same thing.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 12, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Tom Bohlmann, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Tom Bohlmann answered:
I was told by a rep with the city of Raleigh that the city doesn't require a minimum credit score for the $20,000 down payment assistance program
Best to go straight to the source. http://www.nchfa.com/

Best of Luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Brandon Will…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Brandon Williamson answered:
Can we get a mortgage in raleigh,nc????
call nick papadopolous at river communtiy bank 919-270-4147
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Sharon Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 27511
Sharon Lewis answered:
BUYER REFERRAL OPPORTUNITY: Raleigh, North Carolina. Please email me at Phong.Lam@c21ag.com if interested. Need a GOOD agent soon! Thanks!
35% on homes that are 50-60-seriously, that is really high.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Maria Gilda…, Real Estate Pro in 06040
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
My wife and I plan on retiring in 2 1/2 years, do you think it's too early to start looking for a house?
In my opinion, the housing market's landscape in 2 1/2 years would not be the same and if you are not ready to buy yet, looking for a house at this point is way too advance.

However, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Dawn Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Clayton, NC
Dawn Anderson answered:
how do you sell a house in this market? Seems buyers are looking for BIG homes with small prices...
Hi! There are still many buyers out there looking to downsize from their BIG home or new homeowners looking for a starter home - all depends on where you are and what you mean by small ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Linda Morris, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Linda Morris answered:
any possibility to have appreciated investment property for rental @150k price range?
There are lots of possibilities in the Raleigh area. Probably for $150K, it may be a townhome or small detached home. i can set up a search for you that would encompass the whole area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Sheri Moritz, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sheri Moritz answered:
is it possible to get in zero down?
There are several programs with zero down including VA if you qualify, USDA and a down payment assistance program. Where are you looking to buy? Are you working with a lender who can te ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Umstead
Tom Bohlmann, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Tom Bohlmann answered:
When getting an USDA Loan to buy a home, can seller pay closing cost?
If that is written into the contract, yes.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Venita Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Venita Peyton answered:
why are homes so much cheaper in zip code 27610?
Oh, I couldn't possibly answer it all in a paragraph.

I purchased my home here in East Raleigh about 25 years ago. East and Southeast Raleigh have always been treated as a stepchild ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Home Buying in Southeast Raleigh
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
How's the due diligence working for you? Do you think it favors buyer over seller?
I would say about 70% of the contracts I have seen include no Due Diligence money in them. The DD date is a mess because buyers agents are picking a date that is at or days away from th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 6, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Louise Lanth…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Louise Lanthier answered:
I thought the RTP area was supposed to have excellent schools? From what year(s) are the school ratings based on?
Check put Johnston scores. Youight like what you see.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Nila Kuchars…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Nila Kucharski answered:
What areas in Raleigh are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
Based on my observations and experiences in my 12 years as broker/realtor and 7 years prior as real estate investor, I tbelieve that the housing market areas in Raleigh that would mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
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