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George Brain, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, WA
George Brain answered:
Which banks are offering jumbo mortgages with 90% or 85% LTV in amounts over $1M?
I have q great contact that can help.
Contact me directly for a referral.
George Brain is a Real Estate Broking Serving Seattle, the Eastside, and Palm Springs
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Buying in 98104
Ryan Duncan, Home Buyer in Dallas North Estates,...
Ryan Duncan answered:
Any investors interested in buying the house in Normandy Park for my family? We are interested in Lease Purchase. High income stuck in mort. crisis.
Yes! The Lenders Network did just that for me and my family, I picked out a few homes I wanted using their Realtor they game me. Have an attorney they got me with working on my credit, ... more
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Stephen Webb…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Stephen Webber answered:
Zillow price vs. selling price vs. price i should offer.
Good Morning
I think in todays market its critical to learn your market. Know which are the best buys in the price range and area you are searching. I have taught a process that will a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Bob Savage 2…, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Bob Savage 206-455-7225 answered:
Is it important if a pervious offer fell through on the house that i like?
Was the listing a short sale? If so, the most likely explanation is that the buyer got tired of waiting or found a more available property or the seller's lender did not approve a price ... more
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Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
What are the risks/benefits of using a dual agent single agent? Is this something to avoid or is it possible.?
First, I would totally ignore Zillow. It is not very accurate, so not something you should base any decisions on. Your ability to negotiate price will depend much more on the market i ... more
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George Brain, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, WA
George Brain answered:
How has this neighborhood changed in the past 10-15 years?
Hello Juicedformovin:
the general North end of Seattle has been evolving and changing over the past few years.
With the onset of the development of South Lake Union, the landscape of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Westlake
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Do you live and work in the same neighborhood?
Yes, I work in the neighborhood in which I live. After a 27-year career in real estate, my clients needs dictate where I work. In support of my long-time clients I've transacted busin ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Do you rely on public transportation?
As a Realtor, I rely upon my personal vehicle. You'll have to forcibly remove the car keys 'from my cold, dead hand'.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in Columbia City
amilda_betan…, Home Buyer in Ocala, FL
amilda_betancourt answered:
Was the culture of the neighborhood or its proximity to downtown/UW a main factor in you decision to live here?
It is the surroundings, the people, the beauty, the commodity of the property, the security, the availability of sources.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Buying in Fremont
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Do you enjoy a residential atmosphere and proximity to outdoor activities over urban areas?
In Seattle you can enjoy an urban lifestyle and be close to outdoor activities. You can walk along the shore, sail, jog, fish, or just relax and watch the sunset. Check out neighborh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in Greenwood
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How important is buying a brand new house vs. old structure?
I prefer an older neighborhood, with mature trees.
But this isn't about me!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
How much should the average home inspection cost?
Seanf,
Please don't risk getting an average inspection, get a great inspection. Prices vary, you can interview inspectors and review sample reports on their websites or by email. I' ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Has anyone heard of the Rent to Home buy Government scheme? I'm trying to figure out options because I really do see the value of buying over renting.
Be careful of infomercials and get-rich-quick seminars held at airport hotels. It sounds like you need the advice of an experienced agent. Start by asking friends, family, and co-wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Johan Tong, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Johan Tong answered:
Are there any home buying education classes I can take online?
I have been asking myself the same question for a while... and I have not found one. And there really can't be one since buyers' home purchase needs are all over a spectrum. I would sug ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
How much does attorneys charge during a home buying process- is there a way to research this?
In some states, attorneys play a primary role in real estate transactions. In Washington State, the law provides for licensed real estate brokers to handle real estate sales. Attorney ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
writing a VA contract for first time?
Trips,
Are you an agent? Do you have a managing Broker?
VA is a 0 down financing option available to qualified Veterans. The buyer or the seller can pay closing costs, but to the ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Is Auction a good way to buy homes in Seattle area if I’m looking for a good deal? Any particular factors I should watch for? Thanks.
In some cases, people get caught up in the auction bidding frenzy and pay more than a property is worth. With auctions, you often have no opportunity to inspect the home in advance. Y ... more
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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Best areas to buy condo/house around Seattle area under $150,000 range for future value appreciation?
A quick check of the NWMLS database shows that there are 71 properties in Seattle priced at $150,000, or less. Even with the soaring real estate market there are investment properties - ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Seattle
Linda M. Bag…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Linda M. Bagley answered:
Is it customary for landlords to bill tenants for the water bill in a 1 bedroom apartment?
Wow, $85.00 seems outrageous for a one bedroom apartment and I am surprised an apartment would have a separate water meter read. I have a rental home 2,600 square feet and the water in ... more
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