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Nathan Parad…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Nathan Paradis answered:
When using a transition broker, how much information do you disclose?
Re: Transaction Broker. Explaining your reasoning for contract terms shouldn't place you at a disadvantage. You'd really do well to consider hiring a buyer agent though - the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 23, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
Moving to Lawrence in June, will be there three years. Should we rent or buy?
Brian,
I have worked with a fair number of military personnel who rotate in and out of Lawrence. Most choose to buy because nice rental properties can be scarce and rental fees are hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
John Evans, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
John Evans answered:
Buy a property to live now and for rent later. What location is the best?
Annie, Lawrence has a fabulous rental market . The University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and being a bedroom community for Topeka and Kansas City creates good rental ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Banks with less than five percent dpmt and sellers pay up to six percent closing cost.
Almost any bank can work with you depending on your credit scores, and income. Your referring to FHA loans which are common.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
what did 1910 marvonne sell for in lawrence kansas 7 years ago to beth wigen?
Your Realtor can answer this question for you or you can go to the Register of Deeds and research the answer for yourself.

I would be happy to be your REALTOR if you need one.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 30, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Darren Abram, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Darren Abram answered:
Moving from one state to another & want to know if we will be able to buy a house right away.
Not having a job may present a challenge. The best bet would be to consult a mortgage professional first. Underwriting requirements have tightened and not having a job to go to may mean ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 5, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
how do you get mineral rights to your house and land?
If you buy a house with a general warranty deed you have the mineral rights, special warranty deeds and other types exclude, or can exclude, some things that are included in the general ... more
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Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
what is it called when you purchase a home and also get the rights to the land that the home sits on, how would i go about doing that?
"Clear title" to the land is the short answer. There are lots of variables to this. Mineral rights, gas rights, water rights, etc. below the ground will be variables. "Air" rights abo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Bob Kocour, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Bob Kocour answered:
Looking for a 3bedroom 2.5bathroom with a full unfinished basement under 200k
A quick MLS search came up with around 40 possible properties. If I can help let me know.
Thanks,

Bob Kocour 785-766-1234
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 5, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Marty Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Marty Henderson answered:
Does anyone know of any physician lender or programs for Kansas? Physician loans,Suntrust and Bbva none are in Kansas.
Sorry, those programs went away a few years ago...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2011 Home Buying in Lawrence
Toland Hippe…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Toland Hippe ABR answered:
Can someone tell me my options for free standing, maintenance free homes that have HOA in Lawrence Kansas?
Hello Daniel;

Right now there are 5 single family homes on MLS that offer HOA with exterior maintenance and further amenities for the HOA price. These homes range in price from $249 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Home Buying in Lawrence
Marita Topmi…, Real Estate Pro in Carmel, IN
Marita Topmiller answered:
How do I find out if a house in North Lawrence is in the flood plain?
Julie,

You can search the FEMA maps. Even better - call the local state house
and ask. The operator will direct you to the right person who can answer
your question reliably.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 8, 2013 Home Buying in North Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
Why are home so expensive in Lawrence as compared with other cities? The homes seem to be older, with outdated appliances, minimal upgrades, fewer
Hi L,

The prices are higher because the properties have appreciated in value faster than other areas in Kansas. The causes for faster appreciation is high demand due to 1) Being hal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 17, 2010 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
How do I find rent to own/ lease purchase homes in Lawrence?
Hi L,

As I mentioned in my answer to your other question, what you need is an excellent resourceful Realtor who will help you find the lease/purchase properties that are available. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
I am interested in maintenance free housing - specifically a single non-attached home that has an HOA (in Lawrence). Can't find any on the
Hi Mtynester,

Yes, there are villas like Miller's Glen in Topeka but they will be for the most part more expensive than the $300,000 villas at Miller's Glen. They range fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 9, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
can you get financing with fanniemaehomepath loans with 0 down?
Hi Marilyn,

Yes, 100% loans are still available and in some instances a 203k loan is available where more than a 100% loan can be granted.

You should contact your Realtor to discu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Home Buying in Eudora
Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in 70458
Dana Schuster answered:
1st Time Buyer Credit
If an unmarried couple buys a home and one is a first time homebuyer,you can buy the home together & the credit is allocated to the first time buyer.This would also apply to a parent/ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Dawn R Lindn…, Real Estate Pro in Topeka, KS
Dawn R Lindner answered:
I want to buy a house that has 3 bedrooms with non-egress windorws, what does this do to the value?
Very difficult to finance. You can get a loan, but not easy to finance. Peter Lindner- Valley Inc., Realtors
LindnerRealtors@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
how i could get information to bay this properties?
Hi Elias,

If you are looking for information on how to buy a Lawrence Kansas property, the best thing to do is visit some Realtor's website where you can search for information based ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
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