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Elizabeth Ne…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenixville, PA
Elizabeth Newcomb answered:
What areas in Summit County typically have lower taxes?
If you visit this website, http://tax.ohio.gov/online_services/thefinder.stm, you can look up the tax rate for any tax district in Ohio.

Hope this helps!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Home Buying in Akron
Home Buyer 4…, Home Buyer in Akron, OH
Home Buyer 44320 answered:
will home buyer be interested buying at a term; down $500. monthly $300. for 20 years; by owner finance? In West Akron?
I would definitely be interested, but it would really depend where the properties are located in West Akron.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Selling in West Akron
So Cal Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Hemet, CA
So Cal Homes 951-821-8211 answered:
If you buy a home for lets say 75k and the taxes are 3k a year. But the 3k a year tax rate was based on an old appraisal when homes were worth more.
Hi Darius,
I dont know if it works the same in OHIO as it does in California.
If it does, you request the county tax assessors office to re assess the property.
It usually takes a fe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 12, 2010 Home Buying in 44306
Dianne Hicks, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Dianne Hicks answered:
i signed a buyers agreement on a short sale property. There will probably be about a 90 day wait for the lenders approval. Is this property still?
Darius
Here in California the answer is NO, the property is not considered available. It can be listed to accept backup offers but if you have a signed offer by the seller then it shou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 3, 2010 Home Buying in 44306
Mark Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, OH
Mark Ryan answered:
i signed a buyers agreement on a short sale property. There will probably be about a 90 day wait for the lenders approval. Is this property still?
Depends on what you and your agent put into the contract... Agents view this situation differently. While the seller can only sell the house one time... BUT if there is nothing in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 2, 2010 Home Buying in 44306
Dianne Hicks, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Dianne Hicks answered:
If I make $60,000 a year, does that mean I can look for houses that are $180,000 and below?
Cj,
You really should go meet with a lender and they will tell you exactly what you can afford. The factors vary and that way you are not guessing and you will need the pre approval le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 2, 2010 Financing in Akron
Beth Campbell, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, OH
Beth Campbell answered:
How do I find lease with option to buy homes?
I have one in Alliance that is open for land contract or possibly lease with option.....very nice home, 3 BR's, 1 bath, formal dining, double lot & 2 car garage. Please contac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Rentals in Akron
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How to structure complex home purchase?
Sure. Lots of ways.

I'm not a lawyer or accountant, so this isn't legal or accounting advice. For that, you'd need a lawyer or accountant, accordingly.

One potentia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2009 Home Buying in Akron
Keane Ng, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Keane Ng answered:
I would like to know someone in Akron Ohio who is experienced in Owner financing procedure
You mean you intend to sell and provide financing to your buyer?

If you're new to this, it's definitely a unique scenario and is often only done between parties who have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Financing in Akron
CCC, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
CCC answered:
I bought two houses in the past. One house I only need $2000 down and the other was $750. My friend asked how come I didn't put 20% down.
It is because the lending guidelings have changed. In the past there were ZERO down payment on conventional mortgage but now those are not that easy to find or qualify.

There is a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 2, 2009 Home Buying in Akron
Alice Keife, Real Estate Pro in Parkersburg, WV
Alice Keife answered:
How do you determine a house value when it is the biggest home in the area?
If you are working with a Buyers Agent then he/she can give you comparables with adjustments for the differences in square footage and ameneties as well as advice on what to offer.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 2, 2009 Home Buying in Akron
Mark Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, OH
Mark Ryan answered:
i made an offer on a house and it was accepted, i walked thru again the next and dont want to purchase property am i obligated to purchase property ?
Danscar,

If the offer was accepted as written with no "counter offer" then yes you are obligated to continue... If you really do not want to and there is a good reason I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 19, 2009 Home Buying in 44305
Don French, Real Estate Pro in Canton, OH
Don French answered:
If my husband filed bankruptcy this year, and I have a foreclosure from 2 years ago, when would we be elgible to purchase a home?
Hi Cj - Minimum 2 years for FHA so long as there are 3 established trade lines of credit still open and current with no late pays after the bankruptcy; 4 years for a conventional " ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Financing in Akron
Cece Fox, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
Cece Fox answered:
what is % increase in value of all brick home compared to brick clad home?
there is no set value for brick versus brick clad. total overall value is determined by sales of similar homes in your area as well as the quality of the exterior siding and overall ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 21, 2009 Home Buying in Akron
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
RYAN HOMES IN SPRINGFIELD.ANY INCENTIVES, COUPONS, ETC. TO GET FREE UPGRADES, APPLIANCES OR ANYTHING?
Cindy get your Realtor® to go with you on the first visit. Sometimes we can get things by playing one builder off another. I closed on a market home a couple of months ago that the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Home Buying in 44312
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
RYAN HOMES IN SPRINGFIELD.ANY INCENTIVES, COUPONS, ETC. TO GET FREE UPGRADES, APPLIANCES OR ANYTHING?
Cindy,

A local real estate professional may be able to provide you with the information you are seeking as well as representing your best interests through the buying process. Even w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Home Buying in 44312
Mark Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, OH
Mark Ryan answered:
why are closing costs so much higher on a new built home than on a lived in one of the same price? like 2000
Cindy,

There is no reason AT ALL that a new build would be any higher than an existing home... either you are being taken advantage of, or just mistaken on the difference... what amo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 17, 2009 General Area in Akron
Ken, Other/Just Looking in Akron, OH
Ken answered:
Akron area south of Market Street
Hi Joe-

Yes, this has always been a very stable area and the homes are great back there. Akron in general is pretty stable compared to the rest of the country. We don't see the steep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 15, 2010 General Area in Akron
San Diego Re…, Real Estate Pro in 92130
San Diego Real Estate Agent answered:
What can anyone tell me about a lease-to-buy? Who does repairs? (large and small). It is a smart solution
I would personally stay away from a lease to buy situation. Repairs are negotiated in the lease to buy contract. I have never seen a lease to buy be beneficial to a buyer. Good luck and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 29, 2009 Home Buying in 44301
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