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Sharlyn  Fra…, Real Estate Pro in Champaign, IL
Sharlyn Franzen answered:
What options, besides renting, are out there for people with low credit scores to purchase a home. I would be a first time home buyer.
First of all, have you spoken with a lender and had them run your credit or did you just check your credit on your own? Sometimes a person may think their credit score is too low to pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Buying in Urbana
Darrell D. D…, Real Estate Pro in Schertz, TX
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
if a house is cheap as under 25000$(foclosure), is there hope to negociate for the price?
Sure. You can always negotiate prices. I have seen some foreclosures in my local area that were in the $25,000 - $40,000 range go for less than list price. Negotiation is always possib ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Urbana
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
65 year old house 1,900 sq ft needs alot of Updating asking price is 159,900 what would be a fair offer.
First, forget fair. Fairness has nothing to do with the transaction.

What would be a reasonable purchase? That's the question you should be asking.

Second, forget the asking price ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Home Buying in 61802
Mark Waldhoff, Real Estate Pro in Champaign, IL
Mark Waldhoff answered:
i am looking for a single family residence for sale between lincoln and Broadway no further north than Springfield and no further south than Florida.
Hi Gayle,
It's great that you have identified a specific location in Urbana. I'm guessing since you are on Trulia you are already aware of their map based search functions. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Buying in Urbana
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Is it better for the buyer to ask for an allowance in the purchase contract or to offer less money for the house?
Hello Soxy,
It really isn't a repair issue with the home that you are requesting the allowance for as not every potential buyer would want a fenced in backyard. I suggest tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 20, 2011 Home Buying in 61801
EdithKaroline…, Real Estate Pro in Glenview, IL
EdithKaroline Jasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
I have recently signed a purchase agreement recently. For home owner insurance purpose, I tried to ask the
Dear Home Buyer,
Well here it goes, if the Seller has lived in the home for a very long time, he or she should know when they put a new layer on the roof, or had a full tear off done.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2009 Home Buying in Urbana
Stephen Bohn…,  in Monmouth County, NJ
Stephen Bohnert answered:
I purchase a home in Il in Feb of 09 a first time buyer. What incentive is offered for me?
If you mean the February of this year that has passed...then you should have qualified for the $8000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. I have provided the link to government webpage.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 Home Buying in Urbana
Mark Waldhoff, Real Estate Pro in Champaign, IL
Mark Waldhoff answered:
Does anyone have advice on purchasing a cottage in the Fairlawn community in Urbana? We need a small place
Jim, to confirm, are you looking at the renovated homes and not the new multi-unit buildings?
They are in a pretty good location, especially in relation to campus. What is your time ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2009 Home Buying in Urbana
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