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Jessica Schr…,  in Wilmington, NC
Jessica Schreiber answered:
What is the phone number for the home owners association for the smithcreek village townhomes?
Cepco (910) 395-1500
Call me if you, or anyone that you know, is looking to buy or sell a home. I would be happy to help!
Jessica Schreiber, Broker/Realtor
Century 21 Sweyer and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 14, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Why are the houses in the downtown (28401) area so over priced?
How do you know that they are OVERPRICED?
Have you had a Realtor do CMA's on them all?
Or is it because they have been on the market for almost a year?

You are probably right! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 4, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Dee Halterman, Real Estate Pro in Ozark, MO
Dee Halterman answered:
What does active temporarily off market mean?
In our local market, Temporarily off the Market simply means that the home is removed from active showings for a particular period. It could be done for remodeling purposes, a vacation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 4, 2011 Home Buying in 28412
scott farmer, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
scott farmer answered:
I am looking to retire and work part-time, where is a good place?
Nevada and Arizona offer very nice alternatives to the humidity and storms of the South East. Prices on real estate are at an all time low and the AZ economy is showing signs of steady ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Home Buying in Wilmington
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Does anyone knows where a buyer may apply for a loan with W-7 In North and South Carolina?
I'm interested to know what "W-7" is.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 21, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
What are the SAT scores for the Wilmington area highschools for both private and public?
Barlow,

It's unlikely that anyone on this site will be able to provide you with accurate information on area SAT scores. We would recommend that possibly the best resource would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
My family is considering a move to Wilmington and need to find a home for 100k or less. We have 3 children ranging in age from 15 to 1yr. Which
Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 1, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Mike Malina, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Mike Malina answered:
where can i find listings for houses on property of at least 5 acres?
Hey Michael,

If you are able to give me a more specific location and if equestrian, be glad to assist. You can also, search on the site by map and differing criteria. Asked develop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 10, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Diane Moore…,  in Wilmington, NC
Diane Moore Steelman answered:
I see on crime rate websites that wilmington has a very high rate of crime for its size any comment from the locals?
There is some in pockets in the downtown area - as in most cities. Our rate is affected by the thousands of visitors in the summer. I feel very safe here - especially after living in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Home Buying in Wilmington
Erin Gora,  in Wilmington, NC
Erin Gora answered:
Does anyone know of ways to buy foreclosures either from HUD or auction without paying more than 20% down?
You can use a traditional mortgage to buy a HUD foreclosure - I sold one like that a few months ago. Your best bet to find an answer to your question would be to talk with a few mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 12, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Mike Malina, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Mike Malina asked:
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
!,  in Wilmington, NC
! answered:
I am looking to buy a condo I can easily rent out and use the investment for cash flow. Anyone out there have any good thoughts on this? Thanks and I
Steve,

Try to make it atleast 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Near the hospital is good for getting reliable tenants. Also, low HOA dues make the price point marketable. Low HOA means low ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 14, 2010 Home Buying in Azalea Trace Condos
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
How to use assessed value as a guide?
The rule of assessment is plus or minus 10%.

When was the assessed value done? Prices have changes greatly over the past few years both up and down.

You could offer x% over or un ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 2, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
We have a home which we made an offer with a contingency that we sell ours. We don't want to lose our home if the buyer doesn't accept our
Suggestions?.........there is only 1 suggestion..........Get your home listed as soon as possible.

Can you blame the seller for not wanting to take his home off the market, at " ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 12, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
My husband and I would like to lease a home in Wilmington for at least 3 years. How do we find a fit for our criteria?
Determine your criteria. Write them down and rank them from most to least important.

Then contact a Realtor. Show him/her the list. View the properties, and then make application wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 17, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Aaron Catt, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Aaron Catt answered:
My husband and I are renting the house we currently live in in North Carolina. We have rented this house for the past three years so it is my
Ali,
Ownership of a vacation home or rental property not used as a principal residence does not disqualify a buyer as a first-time home buyer.

On the other hand: The law defines a t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Philip McCol…,  in Long Beach, CA
Philip McCollum answered:
If you are looking at short sale or foreclosure properties, is it important to have an agent who specializes in these areas?
In order to find short sale or foreclosure properties, I don't think you need a specialist.

If you are trying to sell a short sale property, you probably do want a specialist ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 7, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Andres Gomez,  in Charlotte, NC
Andres Gomez answered:
We were thinking about lease to own option or trying to buy a house. Is there anything out there that will help us without getting screwed?
There are many options available. Because of the market. many sellers are offering lease/rent to own deals. You should have a Real Estate Lawyer that works for you review the contracts ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 11, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
Caroline Dug…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Caroline Dugas answered:
How does one find a seller that would be willing to lease/option or lease/purchase?
Most active full-time real estate agents have a lot of knowledge about properties that have been on the market for a long time and based on the motivation of their sellers (and what kin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 10, 2009 Home Buying in Wilmington
Agent,  in 10256
Agent answered:
How long after a full-price offer is made should we hear from the listing agent? It's been two days.
No, your realtor is giving you as much information as ethically possible. He cannot tell you what other people have bid only a wise guess on the amount you should offer whether it be co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 18, 2010 Home Buying in Wilmington
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