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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
I want my property tax lowered. How do I find comps in my neighborhood?
I try to fight mine each year to keep them from going up. I visit the local appraisal district and located "like" homes in my area for tax records. If you have a realtor friend, you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 30, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 66216
Shelley Trost, Real Estate Pro in Lenexa, KS
Shelley Trost answered:
What is the difference between a remodel and new construction on a private home in Johnson Co, KS?
I could better help you if you could be more specific. Are you asking about home costs or something else?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 66217
Adria Secord, Real Estate Pro in Leawood, KS
Adria Secord answered:
M home was just appraised for a refi. Is that appraisal the amount my home would likely sell for if I put it on the market?
Possibly. More often then not we are seeing appraisals actually be higher then market value. It really just depends on the home and neighborhood.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Selling in Shawnee
Shelley Trost, Real Estate Pro in Lenexa, KS
Shelley Trost answered:
I am trying to buy a house for my retired payment, can it be a conventional mortgage with her as the resident and me as responsible for the mortgage?
I assume that you meant 'my retired parent'? If so you have the option of either a conventional loan or a FHA loan. You will want to speak to a reputable lender to determine ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2011 Home Buying in Shawnee
Jerry Long,  in Topeka, KS
Jerry Long answered:
If your credit score isn't high enough (620-640) will mortgage brokers tell you what you need to do to help raise your score or do you have to
I'd recommend that you stay away from a mortgage broker on this and see a reputable local lender; they can give you this information and direct you down the right path.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Financing in Shawnee
Hannah Angert, Real Estate Pro in PHILADELPHIA, PA
Hannah Angert answered:
i have been in bankruptcy for two years going on three now. I am in a position to want to purchase a home. Im not sure if i have a shot due to the

To the best of my knowledge, because of your bankruptcy status, you would not be considered for a loan from any primary or secondary lender that I know of. Plan to give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2010 Financing in Shawnee
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood, NJ
Al Akerman answered:
My wife and I purchased the house we are living in one year ago (almost to the day). It was a foreclosure, and we bought it for close to 60k less
Please speak to your tax pro.

I believe you are referring to a 1031 exchange-where you sell one property and use the proceeds of the sale to purchase a new property and don't pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Home Selling in Shawnee
Sarah Klamm, Real Estate Pro in Wellsville, KS
Sarah Klamm answered:
Both of my listings have had price reductions. Why is it not showing up on this website?dwaters@kc.rr.com
If you logged into Trulia and changed them, go back and make sure you updated the screen. It can take a while for the new updates to show up, but I like this tool so much, I don't mind ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2009 Home Selling in 66217
Roderick Pit…,  in Kansas City, KS
Roderick Pittman answered:
My listing has had a price reduction. Why is it not showing up on your search? It should read $239,950.
Hi Dixie, I know that sometimes it takes a while for a batch of new data to get uploaded from MLS, at least that is what I was told when I checked into a similar situation.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Market Conditions in 66216
Joe Nernberg,  in Calabasas, CA
Joe Nernberg answered:
I have a 2 bedroom 1 bath home. I am thinking of doing a quality garage conversion.
Be certain your local building department allows this modification. You still need permanent vehicle parking. Car port? Will you be moving the furnace and water heater. All of these con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 66203
Chris Lengqu…, Real Estate Pro in Olathe, KS
Chris Lengquist answered:
I believe Johnson County Kansas government has assessed/appraised my home too high, resulting in an inflated
The most official source would be the Recorder of the Deeds office. But you can always have a real estate agent pull the mls "comps" and use those. Then you could challenge. From the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2008 General Area in Shawnee, KS
Cindy Johnson,  in Shawnee, KS
Cindy Johnson answered:
What is the status of 17 Cedar Creek, Shawnee, OK?
Dave, I just joined Trulia and noticed your question had not been answered. I tried to check on this property; however, there are no properties in this address range on Cedar Creek Rd. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2008 Foreclosure in Shawnee, KS
Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
rural land values Shawnee Oklahoma
Hi Nick,

The link below shows the lot and land listings in Shawnee that are currently listed on Trulia. Perhaps you'll be able to find a few properties similar to your own that you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Market Conditions in Shawnee
Chris Lengqu…, Real Estate Pro in Olathe, KS
Chris Lengquist answered:
how do i find houses for rent?
I recommend either contacting a property manager and/or visiting these websites:

www.craigslist.com (an excellent resource)
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Tech Tips in Shawnee, KS
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