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Sweeter1974, Home Buyer in Clarksville, TN
Sweeter1974 asked:
We are wondering if there are any lenders out there who will work with bad credit for a 2nd VA home loan in Madison/Huntsville area. We really don't want to rent an apartment and will be needing a home soon. Our credit is not good but the income is there. We have $185K that we can use with our VA. This would be a 2nd…
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Chasiti Scal…, Real Estate Pro in Madison, AL
Chasiti Scales answered:
Need help finding section8 HOUSE in madison/harvest. Its where i grew up and feel most safe. No one will accept my voucher! Please help
From my understanding any property that accepts Section 8 Vouchers must be approved by the local Section 8 office. Each property that is in the program must pass all inspections/requir ... more
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Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
How common is it for a seller to pay the closing costs? It happens often on house hunting TV shows, but how realistic is that for Huntsville?
Seller paying closing costs depends on the real estate market you are working with. When there is more supply of houses than buyers the sellers tend to offer Buyers Closing Cost (BCC) c ... more
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Forest Knowl…, Real Estate Pro in Huntsville, AL
Forest Knowles answered:
My house was recently added to the flood mitigation plan. Does being in a flood plain lower the value of my home?
From a marketing standpoint the simple answer from un-informed buyers is probably yes, but it is not a simple question. What you are saying is that your home was determined by recent st ... more
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Jeff Baker, Real Estate Pro in Huntsville, AL
Jeff Baker answered:
What does this mean - "Occupant status varies and buyer assumes responsibility of occupancy." Does it mean the buyer must evict the current occupant?
Sounds like standard language applied by the vendor who lists these foreclosed properties at auction. They are doing a little CYA just in case the foreclosed owner is still there. If yo ... more
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Kat kkatria, Renter in Madison, AL
Kat kkatria asked:
I am looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, minimum house rental with a minimum sq. ft. of 1895 and available for rent for 2 years in Madison, Al. I have no interest in buying because we're a military family and have no interest in residing in Alabama. It seems as if realtors wants to sell...and lose interest in giving availability…
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John Hook, Real Estate Pro in 84770
John Hook answered:
Purchasing a home and would like to know if person who did a lot of building had the proper permits. He may not have. Would like to find out.?
You need to check with the county or city recorders office and or building inspector. If the additions were permitted than the permits will be on file. If not you have to assume the ro ... more
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Carson Valley…, Real Estate Pro in Gardnerville, NV
Carson Valley Land answered:
When purchasing a home with a VA loan, does the buyer or the seller pay for the termite inspection.?
Seller should provide a clear termite report or make certain the home is clear or appropriately treated.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Selling in 35801
awallace13, Other/Just Looking in Madison, AL
awallace13 answered:
I am planning to move from Rochester NY to Madison Al. Please help me with the best apartment/house/area to live.
Shelton Park Apartments in Madison Al (256) 772-0314
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Jayne Meaut, Real Estate Pro in Mobile, AL
Jayne Meaut answered:
Does the seller have to provide a termite letter? The buyer is wanting us to pay for the treatment but I thought it was the buyers responsiblity?
In Alabama it is the seller's responsibility to provide and pay for a termite inspection letter. In order to complete approval for the buyer's mortgage loan, lenders require the termite ... more
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Victor Engle…, Real Estate Pro in Huntsville, AL
Victor Englert answered:
My wife and I will be moving to the Huntsville, AL area. I would like to find an agent that is well versed in VA Loans.
I have been a realtor in the Huntsville/Madison County area for 20 years now and am well versed in VA loans. I worked with several lenders with equal experience who can make your exper ... more
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Victor Engle…, Real Estate Pro in Huntsville, AL
Victor Englert answered:
Why live in Research Park near Huntsville AL?
It is the 2nd largest Research Park in the U.S. so there are many employment opportunities within and connected to Research Park. Bridge Street, a shopping, dining, and entertainment co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 27, 2014 Home Buying in 35806
adampeterfan…, Home Seller in Harvest, AL
adampeterfanos answered:
Just getting divorce looking for something smaller for me and my daughter. We have 2 small dogs and so we need something that is pet friendly
I have a 4 Bedroom 2 bath home I am selling in Harvest area. I use to rent it for $1050 per month. I would accept dogs with a larger pet deposit and size of dogs. I maybe renting the ho ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What do I need to registering him in school in Lacey springs Elementary?
Contact the school directly, or check it's website....
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in Huntsville
darrendevan, Home Owner in Huntsville, AL
darrendevan answered:
I'm concerned about tornado activity in the immediate Huntsville area. The areas just south and west of there seems vulnerable; I may relocate
Huntsville is an amazing place to live! We have a large, underground, storm shelter in our garage for times when we need it. It offers a lot of peace of mind.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 General Area in Huntsville
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