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Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
How do I find rent to own/ lease purchase homes in Lawrence?
Hi L,

With the $8000 tax credit gone now and because some house lookers simply cannot get a loan at this point in their life, lease purchase/rent to own options, while very few in nu ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 13, 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 The homes seem to be older, with outdated appliances, minimal upgrades, fewer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:
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
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
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
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
is the land surrounding this property for sale?
Hi Mc,

I would be happy to email you a plat or aerial view of the property with its boundaries so you can see how much land goes with the Lawrence Kansas real estate that you referen ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
WHat is the price and financing package for a newely built home in Lawerence Kansas?
Hi Saeed,

Thank you for your question. My website reference below will show you prices of new construction by both price ranges as you have mentioned and by geographical areas and f ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2009 Home Buying in 66044
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
how i could get information to bay this properties?
Hi Elias,

If you are looking for information on how to buy a Lawrence Kansas property, the best thing to do is visit some Realtor's website where you can search for information based ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2009 Home Buying in Lawrence
Robb Spearman, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Robb Spearman answered:
What is a HUD home?
You need to work with an approved HUD broker. I would highly recommend that the approved HUD broker is a Realtor which means they are members of the National, State and Local Associati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am legally married to my husband. We have always filed our taxes together. He currently owns a home with
I dont see why not. Your best bet is to find a trusted mortgage broker, and not an internet lender and ask them what programs they have to assist you. There also should be a state housi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am legally married to my husband. We have always filed our taxes together. He currently owns a home with
I dont see why not. Your best bet is to find a trusted mortgage broker, and not an internet lender and ask them what programs they have to assist you. There also should be a state housi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Chris Lengqu…, Real Estate Pro in Olathe, KS
Chris Lengquist answered:
A good in-between for Lawrence, KS and KCMO?
Marisa did a great job of breaking it down for you. You're going to have to decide between a little more urban and a little more rural. Have fun and good luck. Let me know if I can h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Michael Mcgr…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Michael Mcgrew answered:
Lawrence lending
There are a variety of loans available for those with good credit. The Lawrence area is lucky to have quite a few good competitive lenders. FHA is an option and lower down payment con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Dan, Real Estate Pro in Just Us, Atlanta, GA
Dan answered:
my credit score is 541 can i buy a house in lawrence mass
It depends how much money you can put down for a downpayment. If you can muster up 20%, you should be fine.

Try seekingagents.com to find a real estate agent who'll help you find a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Rob Lang, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Rob Lang answered:
We recently visited Lawrence scouting for relocation purposes. We loved the feel of Mass Ave and Lawrence in
Hi Fostermamas,

To answer your question would be steering. As Realtors, we are only allowed to provide you ALL the houses that match your search criteria, your price range, and geog ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Pam Winterbauer answered:
why no phone numbers?
Phyllis.....

Did we determine which area you are looking in?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2008 Home Buying in Lawrence
Chris Lengqu…, Real Estate Pro in Olathe, KS
Chris Lengquist answered:
I want to purchase a house close to university of KS for investment purpose. What kind house would be better?
A lot goes into that answer. Much depends on your financial situation, cash on hand, risk tolerance and so much more. Be very wary of working with agents that don't specialize in inve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 28, 2007 Home Buying in Lawrence
Lorie Gould, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Lorie Gould answered:
Where can I find info on new home builders in the Lawrence, KS area?
You can obtain a list from the National Association of Home Builders whose website is www.nahb.org. A local agent can provide you with a list of builders and a lot of information on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2007 Home Buying in Lawrence
Jason Todd, Real Estate Pro in Lawrence, KS
Jason Todd answered:
How do HOA work and what are property taxes on Townhomes and Condos compared to single family houses?
Sarah -

As a Realtor in Lawrence I am confident in my responses to your questions. All of the answers below are quality answers to your questions. If you desire specific informat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2007 Home Buying in Lawrence
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