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NACA Online…, Other/Just Looking in Charlotte, NC
NACA Online Operations answered:
My husband and I want to buy a home, neither of us have good credit. Is there any programs that we may qualify for first time home buyers?
NACA will be happy to work with you. NACA does not use your credit score in any manner, though we do work with you on resolving any charge-offs or collections that have happened in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 18, 2015 Home Buying in Greensboro
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Does anyone know of a mortgage lender that does not require proof of a "seasoned" downpayment in your bank account?
Hi Erinmiller1714,

Sally is right for the most part but it is possible to buy a home without providing proof of seasoned down payment funds IF the down payment is a gift and the dono ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2015 Home Buying in Greensboro
hefavorsme7, Home Owner in Greensboro, NC
hefavorsme7 answered:
What can I expect to pay on average for HOA fees for $115,000 - $120,000 (20 yr-old) townhouse in Greensboro?
What can I expect to pay on average for HOA fees for $85,000 - $110.000 (15 y- old) condo in Greensboro
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Home Buying in 27407
Margie Harwi…, Home Buyer in Trexlertown, PA
Margie Harwick answered:
Overall, which do you like better for searching real estate? A Realtor would like to know: Zillow, Trulia, or Realtor.com?
Realtor.com because I've asked many questions on trulia and it is rare that someone actually write me back with an answer. I get a "form" email which addresses nothing I asked or nothin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2015 Home Buying in Greensboro
Amy Gonzalez, Real Estate Pro in 27455
Amy Gonzalez answered:
Are there any lake-front homes or condos suitable for kayak or small boat?
There are several areas in Greensboro. However, it depends on your price point. The Bur-mil area is fantastic and includes access to the greenway for cycling, running etc.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Buying in Greensboro
msgtbruno, Home Owner in Greensboro, NC
msgtbruno answered:
I am thinking of purchasing a house taht has a paved driveway but no garage. I really want a garage, any ideas on the average costs to add? and tax
There are 3 new homes in our neighborhood that have both, selling around 259-299K depending on the one you like. 700 Beckwith, 703 Beckwith and 628 Beckwith Drive Greensboro.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 31, 2014 Home Buying in 27410
Mike McClana…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Mike McClanahan answered:
where is the best high school for a arising freshman?
Northern High school is one of the highest rated in the state.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
David Lanzi…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
David Lanzi Team answered:
Selling a home in Guilford Hills
Questions to ask your agent-

1. Where do you advertise?

2. Do you prospect for buyers?

3. What is your sales history like?

A great agent will tell you things that you may no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
David Lanzi…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
David Lanzi Team answered:
Has anyone built with regent homes? if yes whats your experience been like?
One of my clients has built with Regent Homes.

They were very professional, got back to us quickly, and were easy to work with.

Please let me know if you have questions about bui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in 27410
David Lanzi…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
David Lanzi Team answered:
My credit score is (Good) based on my report but my husbands is fair. We are currently renters but would like to buy in the next couple of years.
The best way to find out what interest rates would be is to contact a local lender.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
David Lanzi…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
David Lanzi Team answered:
Even though an agent takes me out to see homes - he seems bored and barely helpful. Can I switch to another agent who seems interested in what I need?
If you have signed a "Buyers Agency Agreement" then you will have to speak with your current broker about terminating that agreement. After termination, you can find another agent who w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
I would like to flip condemned houses in the Greensboro area.
Who condemns houses in your location?
Most likely it will be the city.
Contact the Dept of Housing and advise them you want to buy bunches of condemned houses. They will make you a 't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
How can I buy a house within the next 2 years?
When you want to buy a home the best place to start is to hire an EXCLUSIVE Buyer Agent, not just a Buyer's Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
Ayesha Mintor…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Ayesha Mintor Richardson answered:
I would like a list of condemned house in the Greensboro area.
Hi Marcia,

I can easily get you on my site to view homes that meet a specific criteria, however, condemned is not something that I can search for. We can narrow by: price, size, ye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
Ayesha Mintor…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Ayesha Mintor Richardson answered:
What is the trend for prop. values in Westerwood in G-sboro, NC? Ex,, a house with a market value of $150,800 Jan 1, 2012 would be worth what now?
Hi sdtk,

the value would depend on what you have done to the house (updates, maintenance, etc). An approximate answer would be approximately 5-7% up from then. I would be happy to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in Westerwood
Al Rodenburg, Other/Just Looking in Houston, TX
Al Rodenburg answered:
Is that possible to buy a house with down payment less than 20% ?
NEW! Zero Down is possible on Conventional loans: we will now do 95% financing and allow a 5% Gift for the down payment. This is new and our MI underwriter has approved this program. Fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Home Buying in 27407
Joe Bullins, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Joe Bullins answered:
Considering relocating to Greensboro. Want to live in a walkable neighborhood.
Hi Donna,

I would look into the Lake Brandt area. There are many townhomes, condos, and single family residences all within walking distance to the Guilford Courthouse Military Park ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 4, 2014 Home Buying in Fisher Park
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I need the name of a Jewish Realtor in Greensboro, Nc area. Anyone know of any?
In defense of Jennie - it says she is a Broker. I don't think she is looking for an agent to work with herself.

She may want to make a referral from IL to NC.

She may have a clien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 4, 2014 Home Buying in Greensboro
Al Rodenburg, Other/Just Looking in Houston, TX
Al Rodenburg answered:
I'm a current homeowner, no mortgage (owned outright), interested in buying a home, but I have no money for a down payment...
There are a lot of high LTV (Loan To Value) options that we can help with:
-FHA 96.5 financing allows 3.5% gift - so no down pmt
-Conventional 95% financing; we allow 5% gift; so agai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 27407
Al Rodenburg, Other/Just Looking in Houston, TX
Al Rodenburg answered:
I would like to buy a home, but haven't the slightest idea where to start. Is there anyone to hold my hand from the beginning to the end??
All the below apply; getting PreApproved is critical in today's real estate market - regardless of what State you live in.
Al Rodenburg, NMLS # 272775
Sr. Loan Officer/Certified Mortg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 27407
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