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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Lawrence ks FHA loan
Hi Laurabarnett2012,

I can do FHA down to a 580 score.

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Jane Dawson, Home Buyer in Sunset Hills, Lawrence...
Jane Dawson answered:
who to install wood privacy fence?
We just got a home and want to put in a fence. What installers are in the area, and any experience with any of them?
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
WHERE ARE THE CHEP HOUSES?
They are the ones found on the MLS printout, sorted from highest price to lowest, at the bottom of the page.

Most buyer start from the bottom and often never reach the top. That why ... more
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Brian Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Brian Boyle answered:
Are there any programs that will help with down payments for first-time buyers in Lawrence?
The Kansas Homeownership Assistance Program (KS-HAP) is a great program. It is a 'First-Time Homebuyers' down payment assistance. FHA requires a minimum cash investment of 3.5% of the ... more
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Marcia Kelly, Real Estate Pro in 66614
Marcia Kelly answered:
When using a transition broker, how much information do you disclose?
I assume you mean "transaction broker, " a form of representation in KS that is not "agency." Here's what the law says: The transaction broker protects the confidences of both parties ... more
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Nathan Parad…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Nathan Paradis answered:
Retiring to Lawrence. Want a hilltop view. 3 bd, 2 bt, 2000 sq ft. $200000 to $350000.Deireable studio space on property. Any chance?
Hi there BXMASON.

What's your timeframe? Hard to predict inventory with any degree of certainty so you might feel out a couple of us local pros, find a good fit, and have your buyer ... more
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Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
where can I find free listings for rent ot own homes in or around Lawrence ks?
For the most part, rent to own homes have halted due to mortgage reform. Once you choose a REALTOR, he will show you what other options are available such as lease purchase, contract f ... more
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Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
It is possible to buy a decent place (apt., home) for under 60K in Lawrence KS?
Mabelle,
In a word, no. I inform my out-of-area buyers that Lawrence is probably the most expensive place in the State of Kansas to purchase a home. With that said, no one complains w ... more
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Nathan Parad…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Nathan Paradis answered:
lived in Lawrence for 10 years in Foxfire and moved to NYC for past 2 years . Just retired early at 50 and looking to move back.
Hey Flyfish,

Congrats on early retirement and welcome back in advance!

"What does Lawrence offer folks like us now a days?" - Pretty dynamic array of properties w/ Home Owners As ... more
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Brian Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Brian Boyle answered:
Buying a Home fully to help pay off mortgage
I would like to clarify my point. I would suggest that investing in real estate is a lovely proposition. There are phenomenal margins and return to be achieved. I am only suggesting ... more
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Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
I do a search for "Farm/Ranch" and get listings for city lots. That is a form of spam that discredits the profession.
What website are you using to search listings? Perhaps I can be of assistance.
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Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
Moving to Lawrence in June, will be there three years. Should we rent or buy?
Hi Brian,

You will not have an easy time finding a rental property with any pet no less two 50# dogs. Just check CraigsList for rental properties and search for the ones that allow ... more
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cindyrquick, Home Seller in Lawrence, KS
cindyrquick answered:
How do I find out if a house in North Lawrence is in the flood plain?
They should have told you or should tell you. That is one of those things that we are in.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 8, 2013 Home Buying in North Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
Buy a property to live now and for rent later. What location is the best?
Hi Annie,

I agree with John's assessment but would add a few more things. I would definitely go with 3 bedroom because they sell much faster than 2 bedrooms because most buyers do n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Banks with less than five percent dpmt and sellers pay up to six percent closing cost.
Almost any bank can work with you depending on your credit scores, and income. Your referring to FHA loans which are common.
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Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
what did 1910 marvonne sell for in lawrence kansas 7 years ago to beth wigen?
Your REALTOR should also be able to tell you about the exclusion on this property, that they bought the property on 06/14/2005 from the Bradley's, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 30, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Moving from one state to another & want to know if we will be able to buy a house right away.
Hi JD,

Unfortunately your husband will need to have a job and at least 30 days worth of pay stubs in order to buy a home unless he's transferring with his current employer to a new l ... more
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Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
how do you get mineral rights to your house and land?
Tim certainly has everything well spelled out below. The only thing I would add would be to ask the title company to let you know which rights were transferred to you when you bought y ... more
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Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
what is it called when you purchase a home and also get the rights to the land that the home sits on, how would i go about doing that?
Getting it right:

Your question illustrates a great point. Real estate is so much more than just legal terms and jargon. It requires that Realtors are attentive to detail and, as req ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Martha, Home Seller in Kansas
Martha answered:
Looking for a 3bedroom 2.5bathroom with a full unfinished basement under 200k
We have a 3/2 bedroom with a large unfinished basement in a great area near ku and downtown. Bug lot separate garage. You can contact me if you are interested martha945@gmail.com. Thank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 14, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
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