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Mike Jaquish, Real Estate Pro in 27513
Mike Jaquish answered:
Stormwater pools
Mike,
Some have shrubs and trees and even fences around them, and some are wide open to view.
And some retention ponds are quite attractive as they are designed to hold water all year ... more
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Sheri Moritz, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sheri Moritz answered:
All Cash versus mortgage
Dave,

This is a very complex question. With rates as low as they are you are right that you may be better off keeping your cash in your pocket and investing it in other ways if this ... more
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Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Resale versus new. Price seems be comparable
It depends on location/ personal / professional short and long term goals. If new home fits your requirements to purchase then go that route everything is brand new with no prior owner ... more
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Bo Bromhal, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Bo Bromhal answered:
Comparing Weldon Ridge with neighboring community
Mike -

There are many people - Realtors - in the Triangle who will be happy to provide you with good advice. I notice you have several questions about buying here, and I'm goin ... more
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Jennifer Her…, Real Estate Pro in Wellington, FL
Jennifer Hernann answered:
When buying a house from builder, other than the price negotiation, what other services does a buyer agent provide?
Hi Mike,
It is a good idea to have a party not affiliated with the seller looking over your contract and terms. A new home is exciting but you should always have your own agent in yo ... more
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Bo Bromhal, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Bo Bromhal answered:
Where do I find a list of new properties around Cary?
Not sure why this question didn't show up under your profile, but have just now seen it.

When you get this specific with your questions (same as the one on Weldon Ridge), then i ... more
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Bo Bromhal, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Bo Bromhal answered:
I am 59, relocating from NY, and would like your advice in renting vs buying. I want to rent to avoid having to deal with costs of upkeep and repair
If buying is what you want to do, then you can avoid the pitfalls of repairs and ownership upkeep with a condominium or certain townhomes. I would suggest meeting with an experienced R ... more
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David Willia…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
David Williams answered:
Lender in our situation
Andrew -

It can be tricky sometimes lining up financing when you have investment properties - but the good news is you have a rental history on both properties and i assume fully exe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 4, 2011 Home Buying in 27513
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Are the data for Average price per sqft for subdivisions in west cary accurate? If so, it appears that listing prices vs actual sales prices are
Carter,
Average Price per square foot is only useful when you compare homes that are largely similar in area, size & quality. List prices being higher than selling prices can als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Home Buying in Cary
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
HI! From STL looking to move to Cary in 1year. ?? about what type of loan we could get.
Was the bankruptcy discharged and just how bad is your credit.....consider visiting with any qualified loan officer(s), after reviewing your overall financials your loan officer can mak ... more
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Mike Jaquish, Real Estate Pro in 27513
Mike Jaquish answered:
In Wisconsin what is a realtors responsibility to a buyer. We were asked to sign form ,the realtor was required to act in the best interest of seller
Moleman,
Are you buying in Cary, or in Wisconsin?

If you are buying in Wisconsin, you probably should raise the question in a Wisconsin page.

If in North Carolina, unless you eng ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 6, 2010 Home Buying in 27519
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
i`m lookin for a lander that have a usda funds availble any on can help we have to close by october 29 and i`m too worry not to make it on time.
HUD rules are very strict now with GFE to close and underwriting hurdles. Not likely to close in two weeks sorry. Lender is the best resource but doubtful
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Home Buying in Cary
Kevin Olson…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Kevin Olson & Jessica Laude answered:
i`m the one who asked about the usda loan,but the seller said to save closing costs we have to use there lander
You don't have to use anyone's lender, so don't buy that. It is your choice, and if the funds aren't available then the seller can either wait or you two can work ou ... more
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Susan Crawfo…, Real Estate Pro in North Carolina
Susan Crawford answered:
me and my husband are ready to buy a home we found but we still waiting for the usda loan since june any one know why usda loan its not out yet
Hi there! The USDA loan is available now. If your lender says it's not, call or email me and I'll put you in touch with at least two different lenders that are closing USDA lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 6, 2010 Home Buying in Cary
Tracy Santro…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Tracy Santrock answered:
On a new home ( completed 7-30-2010) what do you do when the selling price is going to be $146,317 below the tax assessed value ?
I have had several clients appeal to the wake county tax assessor and they have not received approval. The tax value is based on what the home was worth when it was assessed in 2008. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 10, 2010 Home Buying in Cary
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Thinking of relocating to an area where the HS is Pather Creek. Can any one tell me the inside story about the crowding issues. I have a 7th grader
For an accurate assessment consider contacting the school district directly and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Buying in 27519
Drew Ludlow, Real Estate Pro in Apex, NC
Drew Ludlow answered:
Are there any communities in the Cary, NC area where we can buy a lot and have our house built with our blue prints?
Chris,

I think that the mere fact you posted this yesterday and there are no answers yet, many of us Realtors are hard-pressed to come up with any results.

Having said that, it de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 14, 2010 Home Buying in Cary
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We are looking to relo- to Cary and have done alot of research on schools. Davis Dr, Apex, Mills Park. My daughter has a speech and language disorder
Keep in mind that opinions are often suggestive, and what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another--consider a visit to the schools, ask for a tour of the facilities, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 21, 2010 Home Buying in Cary
Drew Ludlow, Real Estate Pro in Apex, NC
Drew Ludlow answered:
We are looking to buy 2 adjacent townhomes in Cary/Raleigh area. One that we can live when we visit on the weekends and the other to rent.
Susan,

I am happy to assist you. I am very familiar with the Cary/Raleigh area, as I have lived in both over the past 25 years. My contact information is below. Please feel free t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 18, 2010 Home Buying in Cary
Jim Laudate, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Jim Laudate answered:
We are relocating cary area . More interested in panther Creek School area. Are there other home communities in the area with homes in the 350-450K?
Hi NS,
As a long time home owner in Cary, I'm sure you will love the pace (calm), the fact that we have four seasons, Low property taxes. An outstanding Parks, Recreation and Cul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Home Buying in 27519
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