I think your best answer might be to talk to a loan officer. He or she will be able to prequalify you for a loan and, if that is not feasible right now, help you plan for your eventual purchase. If you like, I can give you the names of two or three experts in situations like yours and get you started, When you know what you might be able to buy and when, the hunt for the best house possible begins! Of course, I will keep in touch and make sure you have up to the minute information. Liz, 612-986-4105... more
The color to be used is far contextual than anything else. A good place to start might be to look through the color palettes for Behr (or insert brand name here) paint at The Home Depot. Try to pick a palette that will look good on your house. Whatever you do, don't mix and match the colors, they have been selected to work together and compliment one another.
"Green Roofs" can mean two different things these days. Green (the color) shingles is what I presume you are talking about and again it will depend more on the overall package of the home. Shingles are very expensive to replace if you are simply trying to change the color and chances are slim that you will return dollar for dollar what you spend.
"Green Roof" can also refer to a type of enviornmentaly friendly roof primarily used in commercial architecture. Unless your house is ultra contemporary I would not even consider this type of roofing system and even then only if you really care a lot about the enviornment.
I hope that helps.
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If you're new to RE investing, you're probably better off with an experienced realtor who doesn't go out of bounds. Frankly, you should put in the time yourself and get comfortable with the basics before asking a realtor to bring you investment deals that you can't properly assess yourself. I work with investors and the cardinal mistake any of them make, after learning from the school of hard knocks, is to put money into a deal where they're not absolutely confident and comfortable.... more