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R Allison Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Blacklick, OH
R Allison Hall answered:
how do i go about performing a reverse MLS search?
Reverse MLS Prospecting is a powerful tool that proactively locates potential buyers looking for properties such as yours. Find out how much your property is worth:
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 27, 2015 Investment Properties in 43219
jooncee, Home Buyer in Dublin, OH
jooncee answered:
are their any homes for sale that's under 10000?
Their, their now! How about, are THERE any . . . ?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in Columbus
Ryan A. Hets…, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Ryan A. Hetsler, J.D. answered:
am i allowed to call right now?
Hello Hasabangura,
You can call me any time between 9AM - 11 PM. I am a busy person, but if I can't get to my phone, please leave me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I'm f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Home Buying in Strawberry Farms
Ryan A. Hets…, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Ryan A. Hetsler, J.D. answered:
What should my average utilities cost per month for my 1,114 sq. ft pad in the Columbus area?
Hello Mrcarter1219,

It's tough to estimate utility costs without knowing characteristics of the home. The age and insulation of the home, windows and doors, efficiency of heater, wat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Home Buying in Columbus
Andrew Huber, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Andrew Huber answered:
My daughter stopped paying her mortgage in 2008, shortly thereafter the lender filed for foreclosure. 3 months later the bank stopped the foreclosure
I am not sure what you mean by "stopped the foreclosure". She should contact her lender and ask them how they are dealing with the issue and see if they will compromise in some way that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Foreclosure in 43207
Robinritaa, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Robinritaa answered:
How long does the owner occupancy rule apply for first time buyer FHA loan? What if I need to move due to job and need to rent my house?
My advice was to contact your lender (not FHA) and ask them to tell you their policy regarding renting out your home after you purchase it. There really are no FHA guidelines that spell ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Financing in Columbus
Bobbie.tony, Home Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
Bobbie.tony answered:
Can an investor get an FHA loan for non owner occupied property?
FHA allows owner occupants only. If you are are not going to actually live there and use it for investment purposes you do take the risk of being prosecuted for mortgage fraud if you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Financing in Columbus
Kelly Marcan…, Real Estate Pro in Reynoldsburg, OH
Kelly Marcantonio answered:
Can the amenities search also include Starbucks locations ?
Wouldn't that be awesome. I am a hughe starbucks fan. You can always download the Starbucks app on your phone and only search homes in that area.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Home Buying in Columbus
Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Jeri Patrick answered:
Looking to buy a house in ottawa county ohio the seller has stated there is no leach field. Is it her responsiblity to have the work done? Or ours?
I would talk to your real estate agent so this will be added to the contact of who is responsible for it. Best of luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Traffic & Public Transportation in Columbus
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I make $70k salary. Whats a realistic house/condo price range for me? First time home buyer. Debt: None Cosigner avail FICO Score last month: 736
Hi Rafa,

It's going to depend on how much money you have to put down and the loan program you qualify for.

For example: If you go FHA you'll need a down payment of at least 3.5% a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in Columbus
Brian Martuc…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Brian Martucci answered:
Is it possible to get a home loan with a credit score of 513? if so, does it make a difference being a first time home buyer?
We require 620 credit scores so we cannot help directly. I do know there are lenders that will do loans down to a 580 score. But the terms and down payment may be higher. It may be wort ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 18, 2015 Financing in 43230
Cyndi Stone, Real Estate Pro in Grove City, OH
Cyndi Stone answered:
Why is this listed as Canal Winchester when it is in Columbus? It only has a Canal Winchester mailing address.
Hi Marshall! I hope I understand your question correctly...there are pocket subdivisions around the city that have Columbus taxes, but mailing addresses of the subdivision they are clos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Home Buying in Schirm Farm
Thomas Vaugh…, Real Estate Pro in 43085
Thomas Vaughan answered:
How much $$ to tear down a garage?
This can vary based on the materials used in your garage(dumping fees), whether it is attached or not attached. might be a good source to find a reputable contractor.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 7, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 43221
Thomas Vaugh…, Real Estate Pro in 43085
Thomas Vaughan answered:
I don't understand condo fees and what they cover.
Fees correspond to the individual utility bills you pay on a home, along with maintenance work such as window cleaning, snow shovelling, housecleaning, gardeners, and so on. Fees are ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 7, 2015 Home Buying in 43214
Aimee Soward…, Real Estate Pro in Grove City, OH
Aimee Sowards-Mounts answered:
I am looking for a small-time local builder of homes (i.e. not M/I, Ryan, Maronda, etc.) on the lower end of the price spectrum with a good reputation
Hi, I am a real estate agent that spent over 15 years working for local builders. I have learned through work and personal experience how builders compare in all aspects (price, qualit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Buying in Columbus
RonS, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
RonS answered:
Short Sale vs. Forclosure - What should I do, and where do I start?
Contrary to Diane's opinion (We all know what those are like) are NOT eligible for ANY refinance considering you've let your loan go into default. You also aren't eligible for any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Foreclosure in Columbus
grandmarita7…, Renter in Columbus, OH
grandmarita721 answered:
Why do people call Columbus a cow town?
The following information was obtained from a PBS program:

Back in the day In the South end of town was one of the largest dairy farms in the country if not the world. That is how Co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 29, 2015 General Area in Columbus
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