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Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
I'm looking into Cary and Raleigh as a potential place to relocate the family to.
Hi Johnny,

I'd love to work with you. Feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Regards,
Lizete
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 30, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
New construction townhome question....1-car or 2-car garage?
definately a 2 car if it is an option however 1 car is better than none. a two car garage on average will add more value when it comes time for resale.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 27513
Michael Colv…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Michael Colvin answered:
Can someone with excellent rental payment history, but poor credit (low 500's), be able to obtain a home loan?
Hi Clifton
It is best to improve your credit score if possible as getting a home loan with a score below 600 is becoming almost impossible now days. I would reccomend talking to a lend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 27, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Mike Jaquish, Real Estate Pro in 27513
Mike Jaquish answered:
Bank owned homes in Cary/Raleigh
Adel,

If you are a first-time buyer, or otherwise of limited means, I would suggest a very cautious approach to foreclosure homes.
Commonly bank REO (Real Estate Owned) properties a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Stanton Homes, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Stanton Homes answered:
How can one verify if a resale house is in good condition and if it would involve higher maintenance costs?
I would suggest hiring a home inspector before writing a contract.

Overall, there will generally be more maintanence issues on an older home. An air conditioning and heating unit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Erica McClen…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Erica McClenny answered:
Lennar Stonewater Terrazzo West Cary
There are some other communites nearby that have more amenities and "out sell" Stonewater. However, I know Lennar has some great benefits for buyers on the new homes. There is alos a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 31, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
I would like some opinions on Highcroft Village. The coomunity an homes are beautiful, but it doesn't seem
Hi Karen,

Highcroft Village is realtively new. They started building in January. It'll look very similar to Highcroft once it's completed. The subdivision has custom higher end h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 2, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Mike Jaquish, Real Estate Pro in 27513
Mike Jaquish answered:
I'd like to purchase a house and rent it out for the next yr Where can I find information on property managers
Most PM's will be forthcoming regarding fees and services.
You just need to ask!
Here's one link for a Cary/Raleigh Property manager.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2008 Home Buying in 27513
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
My family and I are looking to relocate from Fairfax, VA to Cary in approximately 12-18 months. We have two
Hi Kim,

West Cary is very nice. If you let me know what your requirements are I can send you the homes that are available for rent.
Also you can try craigslist.
Visit the followin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Jeffrey Schn…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
I am in the process of entering a contract with the realtor to act as my buyer's agent. At first glance I
Karl,

Several points to consider. You are buying the property. You are giving money to the seller for the property. All payments by the seller to other persons, are coming out of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
I am currently in Washington DC and relocating to the Cary area in ~6 months.
Hi Rob,

First you should get pre-qualified for a loan so you know exactly how much you can afford. It all depends on you, some clients can see ten houses and make an offer while oth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
My Husband and I are relocating to the Raleigh area. We would like to be in the Davis Drive Elementary
Hi Heather,

Wellesley and Upchurch Farms are two subdivisions that meet that criteria, they are resales. Are you looking for new construction or resale?
Let me know if you need an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Penny Parker, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Penny Parker answered:
We are going to be relocating to the Raleigh, NC area from the Silicon Valley in CA.
Sheena,

There are first time home buying programs here that are funded by the state. You would have to talk to a lender to see if you qualify. An agent in my office helped someone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Larry Story, Real Estate Pro in 27408
Larry Story answered:
Are there any 55 communities in the Cary, N.C. area. I am looking for that community and the home that I am
Pat,
There are some communities like that all over NC. In the Cary area I would suggest using a company I have dealt with in the past. They specialize in retirement homes and vacati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Cary
Michael Colv…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Michael Colvin answered:
I'm from Louisiana. Where are real estate transfers listed for Cary, NC?
They are not listed in the local papers, the easiest place to find sales is the tax records. If you have a specific address I would be happy to check it for you on the Multiple Listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2008 Home Buying in Cary, NC
Gary Smith, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Gary Smith answered:
Looking for a new 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo or townhome in Cary. Where is good location?
Maryann, Real Estate professionals are prevented by Federal and State laws from recommending a "good location". Perhaps a none professional from the area will answer. More information ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 5, 2011 Home Buying in Cary
Bridgette Ko…, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
Bargaining tips for new home in buyers market
John,
You showed your hand and have lost some negotiating leverage. But in a buyers market, it may not hurt you too much. Just be firm in your willingness to walk away. And mean it. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Home Buying in 27513
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