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Sabid Velic, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Sabid Velic answered:
is this home still available in the market?
What home are you asking about? Street?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 14, 2012 Market Conditions in Louisville
Mary Beth Va…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Mary Beth Vanmeter answered:
is there any future developments around 1039 Baxter Ave Lou, Ky 40204?
Hi,
If you live near the intersection of Baxter and Winter, you know this is an ever evolving area for both residential and commercial Real Estate. It's hard to tell just what you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Cherokee Triangle
Louise Venet…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Louise Venettozzi answered:
Is the Louisville housing market in the sweet spot?
It depends...while I agree with the previous answer and feel that the market is improving gradually, I also see a glut of homes on the market & a significant amount of REO/Foreclosure/S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Fred White, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Fred White answered:
What areas in Louisville are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
All areas should appreciate. Obviously, the places that will appreciate the most is where the building is going on (when there wasn't much there to begin with), and that IMO would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 18, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
I have been trying to purchase a home do anyone know about the 203k financing program can anyone help thanks
The 203K is a program that allows you to buy a house for, let's say, $100,000 and mortgage in $20,000 for repairs making the total loan $120,000. There are loads of rules and hoops ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 8, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Kim Kramer, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Kim Kramer answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
A great buyer’s agent will take you step by step through the real estate process from finish to the closing table and beyond. They will be one step ahead of items that are to be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 18, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Neil Blumberg, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Neil Blumberg answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
(1) Get details of bank account into which your escrowed money will be placed. Don't back down on this.

(2) Your escrowed money is for certain purposes ONLY. Contact a realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Louisville
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
im looking for a house to rent found one on craigslist. The owners are trying to convince me this is not a scam. But, they are not in the US.
it's a scam. run, don't walk, in the opposite direction. Whenever they want you to Western Union money to a landlord you haven't me, for a house that you haven't be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Louisville
Fred White, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Fred White answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
Your two questions go hand in hand. One of the major pitfalls is how long it can take. The other pitfall is that it's possible not to happen at all.

Basically, you make an offer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Joe Hayden R…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Joe Hayden Real Estate Team answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
That's funny you asked... I'm updating that page on my site now... Please see the link. You can also read a few blog posts on real estate education - http://www.joehaydenre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 17, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Ronnie Bramer, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Ronnie Bramer answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
If you are going FHA you can ask the seller to pay up to 6% of the sales price in your closing cost. As far as actual fees each bank mortgage can vary in each region of the country . Co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Laura Oatley…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Laura Oatley-The Oatley Team answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
The most important item I would suggest you can do is have a professional stager or realtor come by your home and give their thoughts. Staging a house is important for photos as well as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Selling in Louisville
Brian Taylor…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Brian Taylor Clark answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
There are always going to be things that arise, whether you are a first-time home buyer, or a seasoned vet. A good agent will help minimize and mitigate these items, but no transaction ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Arlington, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
self employed barber, booth rent same shop 16 yrs. 30000.down pay. previous home owner. what are my chances of getting a loan. great credit.
There are a lot of factors that go into getting approved for a mortgage. Really the only one who can tell you is a mortgage lender. I don't mean a big bank, but a bank that speci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 24, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Mary Bishop, Real Estate Pro in 40118
Mary Bishop answered:
I haven't done much since moving to Kentucky. Are "subject to" purchases commonly done here? What do I need to be aware of?
Usually " subject to" ... are short sales. In this instance properties are in preforeclosure and are subject to the seller's mortgage co agreeing to take less than what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Michael Thac…, Real Estate Pro in 40059
Michael Thacker answered:
Are you taking full advantage of the opportunity to visit open houses on Sundays?
I LOVE open houses on Sundays! I go to them even on days that I am not "working"!

Great question!

Michael
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Home Buying in Louisville
Cammianne, Other/Just Looking in Louisville, KY
Cammianne answered:
To the buyers in Louisville, Ky, what issues are preventing you from buying a home in next 4 weeks?
Bad credit, mostly, LOL.

We're currently renting and love the neighborhood, so we'd like to stay here. We found a home we like, but it's in pre-foreclosure. We hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 18, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Are most buyers in today's market interested in a move in ready home vs a fixer upper?
Out here in SF Bay Area it seems that way. Prices are high and most 1st-time homebuyers can't afford to work on the property after purchase. That makes move-in-ready properties muc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Mary Beth Va…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Mary Beth Vanmeter answered:
What are the three most important traits that an excellent realtor should possess?
I agree with the three items you selected. Three things that I believe help me stand apart from other agents, prompt professional communication, educating the client as to what to expec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 1, 2012 Home Buying in Louisville
Allison and…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Allison and Chris Eagan answered:
is the house hounted , what was here before the house was build?
What house?
No address here-
Thanks
Allison


Allison Scott-Eagan
Eagan Team Realtors
Distinctive Property Specialists and
Real Estate Investment Consultants
Accredited Plati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 17, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 40208
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