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Rita Stolp, Home Buyer in Stockton, CA
Rita Stolp asked:
Looking for a very CLEAN rental home in the Inland Greens area. Patio and 2 car garage preferred, no smoking no pets a plus!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2015 Investment Properties in Inland Greens
MichelleinNC, Home Buyer in Wilmington, NC
MichelleinNC answered:
How do I chose a buyers agent so that I can be sure he or she is representing my interests and not just interested in making a commission?
A buyer's agent has an interest in making a commission because it is their job. It is their income and livelihood. If they are a good agent they will represent your interests and do a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in Wilmington
MichelleinNC, Home Buyer in Wilmington, NC
MichelleinNC answered:
Can I list our home for sale by owner on Trulia, or must we go through an agent. If can, how? Are their fees?
I recently sold my home. I had it listed fsbo at first and got some interest but no offers. I listed with an agent (same price) and had an offer above asking price within 2 days.

I f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 24, 2015 Home Selling in 28411
Christine Ka…, Real Estate Pro in 92592
Christine Kankowski answered:
Have you used a rently lock box on your property that you are trying to rent? If so did it increase traffic/secure a tenant faster?
IT does save time by not having to go to every showing, especially for homes that are off the beaten path.
It is great when someone is out front and wants to see it asap.
I do verify ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Rentals in Wilmington
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
Im looking Realtors who need someone to clean their move in- move out properties
Ask the local realtor board if they allow you to hand out flyers or drop flyers off at the real estate offices.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Foreclosure in Wilmington
Sandycaldero…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sandycalderone answered:
Help, I am so confused about safe-ish neighborhoods in the Wilmington area.
did U Move To wilmington? I am seriously considering it but came across some scary crime stats
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Crime & Safety in Wilmington
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
Should pest control be tenant or owner responsibility after the tenant has moved in?
In my opinion, it depends on the contract signed beforehand. I would review the contract and see who's responsibility it falls under. If you can't find anything, I would suggest calling ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 23, 2015 Rental Basics in Wilmington
NACA Online…, Other/Just Looking in Charlotte, NC
NACA Online Operations answered:
Credit scores: 527, 563, 572. Paid over $50,000 in rent w/in 6 yrs.Makes me want to vomit. Over $50,000 in student loans.What kind of shot do I have?
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 28412
Todd Weber, Real Estate Pro in 32413
Todd Weber answered:
What is the percentage that you as an owner plan to spend on maintenance for a rental home each year?
I do a standard 10% estimate and slowly improve the property with additional funds.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Rentals in Wilmington
Todd Weber, Real Estate Pro in 32413
Todd Weber answered:
If you were looking for a rental property, what are the factors that immediately would make you decide not to rent the property?
Location, neighborhood, community, employment opportunity, condition (liability), Age of property (lead paint). If these factors are good or bad would weigh in looking at rental possibi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Rentals in Wilmington
Todd Weber, Real Estate Pro in 32413
Todd Weber answered:
Do you find that furnished properties are more or less attractive to prospective tenants?
More attractive to short term renters and less attractive to long term renters depending on furnishings. Its hard to hate great furniture
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Rentals in Wilmington
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
In your opinion, should a property be repainted after each tenant?
Only if it needs it, usually there is always some small items and will matter of they smoke or had pets,
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Rentals in Wilmington
Brian Martuc…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Brian Martucci answered:
Can I get a re-fi on my home that I've had financed with BOA for 13 years and never been late, but I have a chapter 13?
Is your BK 13 ongoing, or paid off? If ongoing when are payments up? You may be able to get an FHA loan.

Here is what Fannie Mae says on Conventional loans:

A distinction is made ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Financing in 28403
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