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Sarah Klamm, Real Estate Pro in Wellsville, KS
Sarah Klamm answered:
How much above county appraisal (percentage wise) are most of the houses in Lawrence, KS selling for over the?
I read an article recently that said on a national level about 25% of tax appraisals are too low, 50% are in a reasonable range and 25% are too high. Sold comparables within the last 3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Selling in 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.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 5, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
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
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 2, 2012 Home Buying in Lawrence
Marty Keating, Home Buyer in Topeka, KS
Marty Keating answered:
who can give a repair estimate on the foundation of 410 Nebraska Street, Lawrence KS?
I personal looked at the house. The dirt could be dug away from the walls . The walls could be pushed back and held in place with beams. It should be waterproofed an drain-tile put in. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Lawrence
Laura Chaney, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Laura Chaney answered:
Has anyone contacted an auction company to accelerate the sale of a clients home? This would be an option if the client has to sell to relocate !
ERA Sellers Security Plan guarantees the sale of your home. Laura@laurachaney.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Selling in Lawrence
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
TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY answered:
How safe is it to rent a home off of craigslist in Lawrence, KS?
If it sounds like a scam it probably is a scam! Work with a Realtor! Do not fall prey to someone hiding behind a computer saying they are doing mission work in another country!!! Thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Rental Basics in Lawrence
Stan Trekell, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Stan Trekell answered:
State of Lawrence housing market
Good morning Jennifer,
As pointed out by my colleagues below, the marketability of your home depends on many inter-related considerations. Assuming that what you are seeking is accura ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Market Conditions in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
I noticed some train tracks close by, how bad is the noise?
Doing a drive by a house for sale and listening to sounds over 15 minutes, talking with neighbors, seeing if there are times of day such as a school dismissal that affect traffic, check ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 66044
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
Toland Hippe…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Toland Hippe ABR answered:
have a ranch in lawrence on eaton street near the river and need to do something with it. It needs updating,
Regina:

I'm not sure whether you have received any help with your question. If you would like to email me your information I would be happy to pull together some comps for you. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 7, 2011 Market Conditions in Lawrence
Emily Erekuff, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
i am trying to sell my home by myself without a agents help. Can i list my home on trulia? S
Hi Shaun,

As others have mentioned, Trulia does not accept FSBO submissions directly from property owners at this time. However if you choose to work with a flat fee broker or agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 21, 2011 Using Trulia in Lawrence
Toland Hippe…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Toland Hippe ABR answered:
Does anyone know of any physician lender or programs for Kansas? Physician loans,Suntrust and Bbva none are in Kansas.
Dave:

Indeed, it is Bank of America that I am referring to in my earlier post. I have been in contact with them and have received the basics of the program which are as follows:

... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 15, 2011 Home Buying in Lawrence
Toland Hippe…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Toland Hippe ABR answered:
Can someone tell me my options for free standing, maintenance free homes that have HOA in Lawrence Kansas?
Hello Daniel;

Right now there are 5 single family homes on MLS that offer HOA with exterior maintenance and further amenities for the HOA price. These homes range in price from $249 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Home Buying in Lawrence
David Addison, Home Buyer in Pinckney, Lawrence, KS
David Addison asked:
is there any hope for some commercial development in Pinckney? it just looks so quiet and deserted, in danger of become seedy, IMO.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 12, 2010 In My Neighborhood in Pinckney
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