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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
First time Home buyer not willing to give Earnest money
Let give this a moment of thought......
If the VA backed loan is GUARANTEED you will have a 'Clear to Close' indicating the buyer has passed all the requirements of the underwriters fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:23am Home Buying in Raleigh
jeff, Other/Just Looking in Raleigh, NC
jeff answered:
Any recommendations for 55 community under $300k?

I have closed a few loans at the Carolina Preserve at Amberly. This is a very nice place.
I would love to help with your financing and I can give you my Realtor that knows ab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Melissa Lewis, Real Estate Pro in New Bern, NC
Melissa Lewis answered:
Downside to Using a Buyer's Agent
no, the seller has committed to paying 6% whether you use an agent to represent your interest or not. Not having a professional represent you does not save you or the seller any money, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in 27606
Brady, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Brady asked:
Moving from Iowa City, IA and looking for realtor! My wife and I are moving from Iowa City, IA to Raleigh area mid-May. We have not ever been to Raleigh, but lived in Charlotte for a few years and loved it. I have a unique request/situation.…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Cwilliams129…, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Cwilliams12962 asked:
is there a lot of crime? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3116544092-4204-Labrador-Dr-Raleigh-NC-27616
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Crime & Safety in Raleigh
Ryan Cassidy, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Ryan Cassidy answered:
Are there any ranch type homes around Raleigh being built?
Hi Sharon,

I have created a whole webpage about ranch style homes in Raleigh and the Triangle. There are a ton of options!


Thanks and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 20, 2014 Home Buying in 27615
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How good are there schools?
The question is subjective and why entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you; therefore research on your own; consider ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Market Conditions in Southeast Raleigh
Irene Higgin…, Real Estate Pro in 27615
Irene Higginson answered:
I'm looking for a house with a mother in law suite or and easy access room in the downstairs basement or garage.
There are several options depending on your price point. Raleigh is big on 1st floor guest accommodations with full en suite baths!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in 27615
Caren Fried, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Caren Fried answered:
What are common closing costs for a seller besides commissions?
In NC sellers pay deed recording fees, commissions, anything from the repair request, maybe a home warranty if it is in the contract. They may also have to pay for attorney's fees for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Selling in Raleigh
ncsujunkie, Home Buyer in Turlock, CA
ncsujunkie answered:
This same house is listed on Hotpads for 900 a month by Andy Williams am confused.
This is the real person who is renting it. Not sure what's going on, but someone took all the info and reposted it. It's $1,050/mo and a $1,050 deposit. Be careful of scams out there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Rentals in Southeast Raleigh
angelakillpa…, Other/Just Looking in Rapid City, SD
angelakillpack answered:
Is there a better option to replace my concrete driveway that needs repair?
You can either try to fill in the cracks or take the whole driveway out and lay a new one. Another commenter mentioned that it could be because of movement, which makes it harder to rep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Curb Appeal in Raleigh
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
SCAM ALERT!!!! Scott Rickey, (415) 325-3672, has posted my listing for rent on Trulia, for $500 using Postlets. 6504 Valley Estates Dr.
Dean - what you need to d is "Flag" the listing and trulia will remove it.

Look under the address and select "FLAG".....then look at the drop down list and select "Possible Fraudulen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Rentals in North Raleigh
Pat Price, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Pat Price answered:
NC State would be the closest public college to here, although the Triangle has many, many colleges and universities within 30 miles from here. Along with State, you've got UNC Chapel H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Market Conditions in North Hills
Ashley Phill…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ashley Phillips answered:
Seeking seasoned agent/broker for relocation assistance to the area. Interested?
Hello Michael,

I would be my pleasure to help you find a rental or a property to buy. It is always a good idea to speak with a mortgage broker in order to see what price range you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 For Rent in Raleigh
Ashley Phill…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ashley Phillips answered:
Looking for a three bedroom home in a good area in or around Raleigh. My son will be going to the sixth grade in the fall and plays football!
Hello Patricia,
My son loves football too and really enjoyed playing for the North Raleigh Bulldogs! Good luck with your home search, please don't hesitate to contact me if you are st ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 For Rent in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I guest my question is very hard to answer since no one has given me an answer as yet, thanks for not considering in answering.
Alice..I'm so sorry about the lack of responses but to tell you the truth, this is the first time I have even seen your question and went through about a 10 day period when I received n ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 For Rent in Raleigh
The Jim Allen…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
The Jim Allen Group answered:
Anyone familair with the Union Mortgage Group?
Hi Melissa,
Yes, we work with them all the time. They are fantastic. Please feel free to call me at 919-780-9533, or you can email me at Vicki@JimAllen.com.

Kind Regards,
... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Kara Blader, Home Owner in Salt Lake City, UT
Kara Blader answered:
In North Carolina, what appliances (if any) automatically convey with a home purchase?
That seems like a sticky situation. Was there nothing in writing stating who the appliances would belong to? How long were they there after you moved in?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Eleanor Thor…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Eleanor Thorne answered:
Hello, I am looking for referrals for financing.We would like to become first time home buyers, looking for someone that has knowledge of different
Tanya, many loan officers in North Carolina don't offer all of the Mortgage tax credits and NCHFA Grant programs that we do. The MCC (Mortgage Tax Program) can reduce the housing payme ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Financing in Raleigh
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