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Arthur, Home Buyer in 29483
Arthur asked:
What is my best option for my situation??? Continue to rent, rent to own, foreclose, or short sale??? I bought a house in Florence for 92,500 in 2006. I was unable to sell the house when I moved 100 miles away to Charleston. I now owe $76,000 and I still have 22-23 years left on my loan...
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Selling in Florence
Richard Trap…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
Richard Trappier answered:
I'm getting married in September. looking to rent inHartsville, Darlington, or Florence area. I'm a teacher in Darlington County. Can someone help us?
Congratulations on your up coming wedding, I can help you find rental property in any of the cities that you mention in your question. I need more information to better serve you, i.e. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Rentals in Florence
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
what are the schools like in the area? what is the demographic in the area? what is the crime rate in the area?
As Realtors we are by law not allowed to give town or neighborhood information about good or bad, as it could be perceived as steering, i.e. guiding clients in or out of certain areas, ... more
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Richard Trap…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
Richard Trappier answered:
My husband and I are relocating to the Florence area. Looking to lease a home with about 2000 sq ft of living space. Can anyone help us? Thanks
Hello my name is Richard A. Trappier and Florence has large selection of homes for lease or sale that meet your requests, please give me a call at (843) 610-5561. Thanks and look forwar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Rentals in Florence
Pam Bass, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Pam Bass answered:
Interested in putting our house on the market, possibly leasing it out- any suggestions/recommendations on which agent or company to use?
It is usually a good idea to interview a couple of agents. It is important to ask them how they will market your home and also how often they will be in contact with you. Century 21 is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Selling in 29505
Richard Trap…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
Richard Trappier answered:
What questions should I ask potential listing agents?
You need a Realtor who is open and honest, one who is know the area and the resources that are available that fit you and your families needs. If you have any other questions please fe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Home Buying in 29501
Tallon R. Te…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
Tallon R. Temple answered:
Considering a move to the Florence SC area soon. Can you help us locate a home in the $200,000 to $275,000 price range?
It would be my pleasure to help you. Please feel free to contact me at 843.615.2537 to discuss. Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Buying in 29501
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Voices Member answered:
I make onley 8.50 hour and i have one child and i pay 575 in rent and i won,t to know if i can buy a home off 8.50 hour 107 a month in child care?
You may be able to qualify for USDA Rural Development.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 For Rent in Florence
J. Dennis No…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
J. Dennis Norman answered:
What are the particulars if buying a foreclosed home thru a short sale?
Actually, you can only do a short sale prior to the foreclosure being finalized.

If you would like to know more about short sales and how to handle them, please contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 13, 2012 Home Buying in Florence
Dan Mengedoht, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Dan Mengedoht answered:
my usda appraisal is more that the rural housing loan amount
I don't know everything that I probably should about the USDA program, but in terms of a conventioanl loan, you are in a good position. This is a good thing. It means you are getting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Financing in 29501
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Does anyone know how to get the floor plans of a house you know the address but cannot find the builder of the home?
You answers may be down at the County Recorder's Office or the Building Permit Office:
If the house is less than five years old, they usually keep copies of the building plans (bluepri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Florence
Austin, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
Austin answered:
I grew up in a house on what is now Palmer Drive in Florence SC. At the time I lived there our house was 1 Drayton Avenue and it was the only house
Google the address and drag the little orange "man" icon to the map. This will allow you access to google "street view"
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 29, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 29506
J. Dennis No…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
J. Dennis Norman answered:
Yet another pre-closing occupancy questions..
You mentioned that the Realtor and lawyers all agree that it will be resolved. Assuming you have a Realtor representing you, you should have your Realtor ask the question.

But, the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 5, 2011 Home Buying in Florence
Tracy, Both Buyer and Seller in Oakland, CA
Tracy answered:
Can you purchase a home with a credit score of 550?
Not anymore. Unless you have a sizeable down payment and an excellent job. But if you did, your credit score would be better.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2011 Rent vs Buy in Florence
J. Dennis No…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
J. Dennis Norman answered:
did some one buy 315 sam harrel road house yet.
It went under contract on 6/22/2011. It has not closed yet. Have a great day!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 21, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 29506
Shanice, Renter in Florence, SC
Shanice answered:
what is the very first thing i need to do to get in the process of buying a house?
what is the very first thing i need to do to get in the process of buying a house
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 8, 2011 Home Buying in Florence
Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
I have 5 kids and I'm a single parent, my oldest son get a diable check and I get a warefare check. I live with my mom and my credit isn't
Sounds like you are in a very difficult situation. But everyone deserves a second chance. There are ways to do that, but you will need commitment to your goal.

It is difficult to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 For rent in 29501
Monica White, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
Monica White asked:
Looking for down payment or closing cost assistance to help with your purchase? Ask me about your options! Free Money is out there! There are several programs that are federal, state, and local that can assist with your down payment and closing cost. Need an additional $5000? Worried the seller won't pay all ...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in Florence
J. Dennis No…, Real Estate Pro in Florence, SC
J. Dennis Norman answered:
I have recently paid off negative things on my credit report but my score is still 548. Can I get a home loan?
Jessica, I recently received some information from a bank that has an FHA program for scores between 500 and 579; but, it requires 10%down and there are other qualifications. If you se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 24, 2011 Financing in Florence
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