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Charles & Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Durango, CO
Charles & Mary Rigby answered:
Modular/manufactured home OK?
No modulars or manufactured homes are allowed in this subdivision. I do have other lots available that will allow manufactured or modular homes. I will e-mail you details on those lots ... more
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Kim Cofman, Real Estate Pro in Durango, CO
Kim Cofman answered:
are property boundaries every negotiable?
Yes. But both neighbors would have to agree on the new boundary and a legal process would need to be followed. It's not simple, but it does happen.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in Durango
Linda Crowth…, Real Estate Pro in Durango, CO
Linda Crowther answered:
What's the advantage of paying cash for a property, and what kind of negotiating leverage would you expect to get as a buyer doing that?
Hi, Bob -
I am assuming that your question is about what kind of "discount" would you expect to get as a buyer. So much of the offer depends upon more than just price. It is also ab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Home Buying in Durango
Boulder Suz, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Boulder Suz answered:
So many listings do not state whether a property has irrigation or not. Are irrigated properties difficult to find in higher elevation?
Great question. You're probably on target with your guess that they're difficult to find at higher elevation. There is, though, a way to get better than a guess.

We're always happy t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 Home Buying in Durango
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Are homes justing sitting on the market with inflated prices?
There are still a lot of Sellers who think that they can put an inflated LIST Price, and that either a Dupe will come along and pay it, or that Buyers will just make an Offer and they c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in Durango
Allison Fish…, Real Estate Pro in 48103
Allison Fishwick answered:
what is the best way to find a buyer's realtor?
I would first ask around to friends and family who you trust, and see if they reccomend anyone. If that does not work you can often times pull up local realtors and look at the differe ... more
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Leanne Austin, Real Estate Pro in 92508
Leanne Austin answered:
if i buy a home that is listed by my realtor, does the seller get a break on how much commission they have to pay?
The amount of commision that is paid out by the seller is always a negotciable item, but is decided upon at the time of the listing. Most agents will offer a price break to the seller s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Home Buying in 81301
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
John Juarez answered:
Are short sale asking prices negotiable? And in a short sale can you ask the seller to pay closing costs?
Yes, short sale prices are negotiable. Have your agent provide you with comparable closed sales in order to give a good idea of the prevailing price in the area.

Yes, you can ask a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in Durango
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
are realtors legally responsible to tell you if there are bank-owned properties in the neighborhood you are about to buy?
Hello Durango Resident,
I'm not an attorney but I don't believe that an agent MUST disclose that there are bank-owned homes on the same street or neighborhood. However; the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in Durango
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
is it reasonable to offer 80% of asking price?
It really depends on if you are offer market value. I suggest you contact a local Broker who is family with the market you are shopping in and get an understanding of what is reasonabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in Durango
Hollie Dowd, Real Estate Pro in Durango, CO
Hollie Dowd answered:
Is MLS 639223 still for sale?
I will check that out for you. It appears to have been cancelled. It still may be around. My email is holliedowd@gmail.com, and my phone is (970) 903-3276. I will see what I can do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Home Buying in Durango
David Burnham, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
David Burnham answered:
Can you legally get out of a buyers agency rep agreement if your agent wont release you?
Why are they saying you can not get out? If it is not working out, I can't believe an agent will not let you out. It is up to the contract that you signed, but at some pint the con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in Durango
Charles Moore, Real Estate Pro in 80211
Charles Moore answered:
Is it typical in Colorado to have a "fluctuating" compensation for a loan officer in regards to a loan origination fee?
Hi Pam-

You could say that a loan officer or mortgage brokers compensation fluctuates. As a mortgage broker I can get paid two different ways: charging the borrower on the "fron ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 8, 2011 Home Buying in Durango
Shannon, Home Seller in Durango, CO
Shannon answered:
What is the typical price per square foot for a used house in Durango, CO?
It all depends on the location - In town anywhere from $200/SF to $400/SF. Pricey place but oh sooo nice!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in Durango
Zfgag, Home Seller in Las Vegas, Oklahoma...
Zfgag answered:
We are looking to buy a townhouse in Durango as second/retirement home.
We are selling our condo in the heart of downtown. Walk everywhere! Without the 2-car garage we are asking 269K Look it up! MLS #632257
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 24, 2011 Home Buying in Durango
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