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Ken Landolt, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
Ken Landolt answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
I would love to hear this answer from buyers.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 11, 2012 Home Buying in Omaha
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How do you find out who is investing in detached housing?
Where I am, that's easy. Not sure about your MLS.

On our system, you can search for cash sales, or sales without mortgages. That's not perfect, but it will help identify a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in 68104
Jan Nicola, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, NE
Jan Nicola answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Ask for a copy of the lease beforehand so you have time to read it over. All leases I have seen are very clear and easy to understand. If you are paying utility bills, it would be a g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Omaha
Cindy Andrew, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
Cindy Andrew answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
Every short sale is different, so there really is no "typical" short sale. Expect a longer closing 2 to 4 months minimum. How smoothly it goes, depends a lot on the agents inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Home Buying in Omaha
Jan Nicola, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, NE
Jan Nicola answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
Work with a good Realtor, one you are comfortable with and one who is working for you. Decide what you want in a home such as # bedrooms, bathrooms, garage space, location, etc. Look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in Omaha
Jan Nicola, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, NE
Jan Nicola answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
When making an offer, you can ask for seller paid closing costs, pre-paids and escrows. If it's an fha loan, you can ask for a maximum of 6% of the purchase price. If it's a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Omaha
Cameron H. T…, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
Cameron H. Thomas answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Honestly there are a lot of things you can focus on. The easy items are staging have a home stager look at your home to make it show its best. Also deep cleaning - have a company come ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Selling in Omaha
Fred Collins, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
Fred Collins answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
How much upfront costs there can be which can include appraisals, down payment, inspections etc. The amount of time it can take to find the right home. Being beat out on a deal. There m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Buying in Omaha
Jan Nicola, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, NE
Jan Nicola answered:
we are wanting to sell our house but our realtor doesnt think we can get what we owe. what do you suggest. we filed bk 2 1/2 years ago
I would suggest talking with your Realtor and your lender about a possible short sale. The bank does not want your house back and they may work with you to get it sold. It will affect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 19, 2012 Home Selling in 68105
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
I received a three day notice to quit after they told me what I owe it says that they elect to forfeiture my lease
Wendysue, it sounds like they want you to pay your rent. If you don't, then they will start eviction proceedings.
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Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Will Lender's Appraisal report Require Submit or reported To county (sarpy) in omaha, ne?
When you refinance an appraisal is needed most of the time, but it is just between you and the lender, it does not get forwarded to the county.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 24, 2011 Financing in Omaha
Billie Atkin…, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
Billie Atkinson answered:
homes sold in 89014 june 1 to june 5 2011
Hello,

If you would email me, I will send you the sold MLS listings.

Billie
batkinson@npdodge.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2011 Using Trulia in 68120
Karen Parson…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Karen Parsons-Fiddler answered:
This is more of a comment. I would like thank each and everyone who answered my questions. I am very grateful
Hi Ms P,

This can be a great resource! I don't know what your questions were....but I'm so glad you feel they were answered!

Best to you,

Karen
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2011 Foreclosure in Omaha
Paul Cummings, Real Estate Pro in 68154
Paul Cummings answered:
Can the bank force a tenant out on a foreclosed home before the 90 days?
The tenants do have rights, some of which were extended in recent years to cover this specific situation, so it's not a cut and dry answer. They really need to talk to an attorney. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 6, 2011 Foreclosure in Omaha
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Where can I file a complaint against a mortgage company?
Sorry, but that happens all the time.

A witness means nothing. Do you have something in writing from the lender saying that a foreclosure would be delayed?

As a practical matter, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 4, 2011 Foreclosure in Omaha
Cynthia Cont…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Cynthia Continillo answered:
If the bank does want to sell it to previous owner or anyone realted to them, would that be considered discrimination?
No it isn't. These are the factors for discrimination:

Discrimination in housing is prohibited by the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA) and its amendments. The conduct prohibited ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 4, 2011 Foreclosure in Omaha
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I was the owner of a property that was foreclosed on by Suntrust. I would like to buy it back. Who do I contact?
You may wish to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, have all documentation reviewed and see exactly what options you may have....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Foreclosure in Omaha
Beth Lube, Real Estate Pro in Omaha, NE
Beth Lube answered:
what are the average days on market for omaha, nebraska?
There is no exact answer available. The statistics you may see for Days on the Market are not accurate because we can only tell the days on the market for a house that is currently li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Market Conditions in Omaha
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am a first time home buyer. I saw a house that I REALLY like and it was 30k below its assessed value. My agent just told me it went into foreclosure
Keep in mind that assessed value has no bearing on market value; therefore review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area and then make a determina ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Foreclosure in Omaha
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