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Louisewatts, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Louisewatts answered:
we are retiring soon and would love to purchase a townhome. what kind of deals are there from buying a new townhome from a builder if paying cash.?
When I was looking , I was offered some nice upgrade options but no discounts.
I decided to go with condo to avoid stairs (for my dog... and for me!)
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 1:09pm Home Buying in Umstead
Louisewatts, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Louisewatts answered:
Is any utilities included in the rent such as cable and internet?
Water, trash and most of your insurance... (since it's a condo-- you only have to insure your contents -- saves, maybe $100 a month.)
No lawn, pest, exterior upkeep at all.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 1:02pm Shopping & Local Amenities in Umstead
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
My house is at 4931 Oak Park Rd. It is listed on For Sale by Owner and is being posted on MLS through Click It. It is up on Click It now. How can?
It flows automatically with whatever is in the MLS. Any updates have to be done by Click It who will most likely charge you extra since they typically aren't know for doing full servic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Selling in 27612
KC, Both Buyer and Seller in Raleigh, NC
KC asked:
Are the mortgage lending scores on myFico the real scores used by lenders? I am just wondering if the mortgage lending scores on myFico are accurate. My middle score is 686 and my other half middle score is 668. We need to work on increasing his scores above 680…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 18, 2015 Credit Score in Raleigh
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Should I refinance my car now (July 2015) before applying for a mortgage in 2016?
No, your credit FICO won't drop.

Good idea to do so. $250 is a decent amount.

Start paying your credit card bills 2-3 times each cycle, rather than once only.
Each payment boost ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I am looking to buy a $250K 2nd home in raleigh, NC. I still have mortgage 1st home. What are the required DTI, asset, income?
Hi Matrix4749,

It depends on several things.

Will this be a new primary residence or is it a true 2nd or vacation home?

If it's a new primary, the answer will depend on the loa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Financing in Raleigh
Jconfrey, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Jconfrey asked:
My house is at 4931 Oak Park Rd. It is listed on For Sale by Owner and is being posted on MLS through Click It. It is up on Click It now. How can? How can I get it listed on Trulia correctly? thanks. my email is jconfrey@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Buying in 27612
Ed Groussman, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Ed Groussman answered:
We are interested in buying our first home. My husband credit score is 598 on transunion and 587 on equifax. We have 1 year one our lease and we are
I can help as long as your score is 580+

Please email me at egroussman@homepointfinancial.com

Thanks
Ed
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2015 Credit Score in 27614
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
We put in a back up offer on a house and the primary contact fell through, so we're it now. House is 40 years old and being sold "as
I'm also surprised about your what your agent told you? You have verifiable documentation and there isn't any reason you can't go back and renegotiate...especially if you are within yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Afripino, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Afripino answered:
Should we upgrade our appliances while selling our home?
If the appliances look that bad, you could look into renting appliances or buying some cheap alternative ones from craigslist (just reduce the appliance allowance by the amount of your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2015 Home Selling in Raleigh
Melissa N Jo…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Melissa N Jones answered:
Section 8 listings
There are a couple of apartment communities in the Raleigh area. One is Overlooke at Simms Creek, please feel free to check them out!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 In My Neighborhood in Raleigh
Lisadean575, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Lisadean575 asked:
Want to buy a home We are interested in buying our first home. My husband credit score is 598 on transunion and 587 on equifax. We have 1 year one our lease and we are hoping to get ready to purchase by the…
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Ray Gonzalez, Renter in Northeast Raleigh, R...
Ray Gonzalez answered:
What wake county school does this neighborhood include.?
Leesville Schools (less than 2 walking blocks away)
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2015 Market Conditions in Northeast Raleigh
jl.wilson.ho…, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
jl.wilson.houghtalen asked:
We had our offer accepted on a manufactured home that we wanted to purchase in Johnston County, an hour from Durham, NC the first week of April, 2015. Our loan officer caused numerous delays and missed 2 extension deadlines. Our latest extension is expiring today. Our real estate agent tells us if we back out of the sale, we aren't…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 3, 2015 Home Buying in Raleigh
Mrscapricorn…, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Mrscapricorn1308 answered:
Where can I find a nice house in Rock quarry area in Raleigh nc?
I am looking for a 3 bedroom, I have a section 8 voucher.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2015 Rentals in Southeast Raleigh
Ray Gonzalez, Renter in Northeast Raleigh, R...
Ray Gonzalez answered:
I am from Chicago, looking 4 nice SFH or TH in a nicer neighborhood. Pl. help me..thnx..Bhanu Raval. 7736065424
What size home are you looking for? We are putting our home on the market soon in NorthWest Raleigh about 15 minutes to airport (not in flight path) and 15 minutes to the RTP, Crabtree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2015 Home Buying in Northwest Raleigh
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