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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner 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 ,
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 ,
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
Rob Lang :), Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang :) answered:
How do I find home rentals in 66006?
Hi David,

Below are places where you could look.

www.KSLease.com
www.LJWorld.com
http://lawrence.craigslist.org/apa/

Thanks and "Don't keep me a secret--I'm ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 18, 2010 Rentals in 66006
Nathan Parad…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Nathan Paradis answered:
What is the name of the countertop that fits over the present top, looks more updated, and easy to install, and of course cheaper. I'm trying
Granite Transformations does have a showroom in Lenexa. They work in Lawrence all the time and I'm sure they'd be happy to give you a free estimate.

Here is the URL to an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Curb Appeal in Lawrence
Mexicovsafri…, Other/Just Looking in Lawrence, KS
Mexicovsafricao answered:
Any builders using concrete board in place of OSB sheathing on new construction?
Hello everyone I am new here. Forum looks good.
I just wanted to make my first post and Say "Hi"
And I am pumped about the World Cup..First game is South Africa vs Mexico ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 10, 2010 Curb Appeal in Lawrence
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How do I get a listing removed that RealtyTrac has on your site with the wrong house pictured? I have asked RealtyTrac to remove but no response.
Realty Trac is not a listing or selling firm, they simply take information from foreclosure notices and public notices and compile them into what you see. They are in the business of se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Using Trulia in Baldwin City
Gene H,  in Lawrence, KS
Gene H answered:
How do I find rent to own/ lease purchase homes in Lawrence?
are you still looking for a leade to own option and interested in moving to lawrence? It is not out of the question with the property we have listed. It has been a while so please email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 24, 2010 Home Buying in Lawrence
Bob Kocour, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Bob Kocour answered:
Why are home so expensive in Lawrence as compared with other cities? The homes seem to be older, with outdated appliances, minimal upgrades, fewer
For many years the size of Lawrence has been restricted by the KS Turnpike on the North, the Wakarusa river on the South, Farmland Industries fertilized plant on the East and our City C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 17, 2010 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang :), Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang :) answered:
Im a single mother of three I dont have good credit but most of it is from year ago Ive found a brand new home I can buy for what the contractor has
Hi Paizley79,

Harold Arnold from Chicago is correct. Find a local Realtor who will help you get pre-qualified so you can obtain financing. There are several financing options besid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 22, 2009 Financing in Lawrence
Rob Lang :), Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang :) answered:
I am interested in maintenance free housing - specifically a single non-attached home that has an HOA (in Lawrence). Can't find any on the
Hi Mtynester,

http://tinyurl.com/RobSellsHomes is a link to the the 23 properties that meet your criteria for city single family dwellings with maintenance free living. They range i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 9, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Lynn  Crosby, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn Crosby answered:
Showed W-2's, gave work info, told loan officer I had accts. with her bank and discussed how long I"ve rented. Says prequalified, Shouldnt
It depends on how term(s) are used. Have you been issued a lender letter of statement of what type of loan, % as down payment, interest rate and etc.

It can take approx. 4 -5 worki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Financing in Eudora
Keane Ng, Real Estate Pro in Tukwila, WA
Keane Ng answered:
can you get a mortgage with 0 down?
I'm happy to see the Q&A in this area is helpful.

Marilyn, great answers below.

Rob, the 203k does finance above the value of the home BUT the buyer needs to put 3.5% o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Financing in Eudora
Luke Allison,  in Asheville, NC
Luke Allison answered:
can you get financing with fanniemaehomepath loans with 0 down?
I believe that the maximum HomePath financing is 97%. However the rates are good and there is no MI so it is well worth it.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Home Buying in Eudora
Laura Chaney, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Laura Chaney answered:
Are you willing to lower your commission?
Are you willing to discount the price of your house by a comparable percentage that I am willing to discount my commission? In other words, if I discount my commission by 20% will you d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2009 Home Selling in 66049
Rob Lang :), Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang :) answered:
1st Time Buyer Credit
Hi John,

Thanks for your question. Your answer is the first scenario on the IRS Q&A website regarding the first time home buyer tax credit.

The answer given on http://www.irs.gov ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Edwin Ramos, Real Estate Pro in Junction City, KS
Edwin Ramos answered:
Are commercial real estate values in Lawrence falling over the last year? What do you project those values?
The Commercial world is a completely different animal. The question is a little bit to vague, because there are many different types of commercial structures, retail, malls, multifamily ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2009 Market Conditions in Lawrence
Rob Lang :), Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang :) answered:
I want to buy a house that has 3 bedrooms with non-egress windorws, what does this do to the value?
Hi Kellen,

I have such an earth berm home listed right now (see link below). Local banks may loan money on these homes but it is considered a non-conventional loan.

For expert ad ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
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