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Roy Dawson, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Roy Dawson answered:
I would like to have some info on 1815 Amber. What is a contingency?
Possible the home is under contract with a contingency to close. Thanks, Roy Dawson with keller Williams
realty. Carrollton, Texas 972-661-1498. http://RoyDawsonHomes.com Call me to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in 75007
RJ Avery, Real Estate Pro in Forney, TX
RJ Avery answered:
Is the f.h.a. stipulation 10 year warranty on new homes gone?
I never heard of such a stipulation to begin with. I know there is one required with VA, but have not heard of such a thing with FHA. However what builder doesnt offer a 10 year warra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 28, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Why bash obama; isn't the housing market improving?
Michael, the truth is that no one really knows what the housing market is doing. It was just partially removed from life support. What will it do now? Will it thrive and revive or go in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 2, 2011 Market Conditions in Carrollton
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
When is it o.k. to just let the sellers agent assist you when purchasing property?
Regardless of whether or not the seller's agent can reveal certain info about the seller, a well informed buyer can interpolate or extrapolate that info anyway using a variety of m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 25, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
When is it o.k. to ask for more than market for your property?
Any time.

However, if it's "more than market" and being marketed on price, then it'll be difficult to sell.

If something's being listed for "more tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Home Selling in Carrollton
Chris Rooker, Real Estate Pro in Harrisonburg, VA
Chris Rooker answered:
Is it possible to sell your home without a marketing plan and c.m.a.?
Anything is possible, but I wouldn't recommend selling a home without a marketing plan. Sometimes sellers will have an agent simply put the listing in the MLS and call it a day, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 24, 2010 Home Selling in Carrollton
Joan Braunsc…, Real Estate Pro in Morris County, NJ
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
What is a successful open house?
Well, one in which the house is sold.
Doesn't happen very often though.
Most agents I know look at open houses as opportunities to find buyers for themselves to work with, know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 17, 2010 Home Selling in Carrollton
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
Want to make a new incentive to buy and reward great credit?
The mortgage crisis has caused most lenders to retrench - and become over conservative in response.

The pendulum always swings beyond what is reasonable in reaction to this type of c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Charles Dail…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Charles Dailey answered:
Can the lenders(some of who are running skeleton crews) handle the large volume of transactions which are likely to happen in the next few weeks?
What a thoughtful question! No. They can get them funded but expect hiccups. The problem here is that hiccups can cost a boat load of money over the next 87 days. As a lender, my re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Financing in Carrollton
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Are updates necessary in preparation for a residential sale?
So much goes into sales of a home, it depends on price, area, competition of other homes on the market.

HOWEVER a home updated within reason will bring higher offer, less time on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 3, 2010 Home Selling in Carrollton
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
we are looking at refi have property values dropped in 75010 should we do a HARP refi we are 90% ltv and are also looking to put a pool in
Best have a mortgage broker review entire file. If the home dropped in value ARE you paying cash for the pool? If not then more than likely you can't receive a loan install a poo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Financing in Carrollton
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Should a home buyer pay full asking price, ever?
Some agents will say to buy a foreclosure in their area you must bid above asking price to get it.

For my own buying. The answer is no. Always go low and prepare to walk away if they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Was the $8,000 incentive one of your main incentives to buy?
CLOSE! The $8k was one of the biggest reasons I chose to wait to buy. I know that and low interest rates are artificially holding house prices up. When they go away I am sure better pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 17, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Krista Abshu…, Real Estate Pro in 27540
Krista Abshure answered:
If your next home could be a custom build what two common upgrade features would you most like to include?
I would definately want to see REAL site finished hardwood flooring throughout the first floor and gorgeous upgraded kitchen cabinetry with Under Cabinet lighting and Crown Molding arou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 16, 2012 Home Buying in 75006
Michael Russ…, Real Estate Pro in 75006
Michael Russell answered:
What is the current average selling price per square foot of homes in Castle Hills? I'm looking at one with all the bells and whistles except
All sold 4 bedrooms minus one short sale are $116.32 average $ sold/sq.ft. This includes golf course lots. Not including golf course lots the average for a four bedroom is $104.63 You&# ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Jill Fisher, Other/Just Looking in Miami, FL
Jill Fisher answered:
First time homebuyer
FHA Home loans are great for First time homebuyers.
We offer 97% financing in all of Florida with a 530 Minimum FICO,

Most banks and other lenders now require a 620.


FHA loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Home Buying in Carrollton
Coqui, Other/Just Looking in Boerne, TX
Coqui asked:
Does homes in Miami Fl, have foundation problems? flat land/ lots of land fills/ weather
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Home Buying in Carrollton
Dani Hanna (…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Dani Hanna (214) 293-2104 answered:
House financing
You can have the title company write the note and use only your family member as the lien holder. You are likely to lose any application fees, appraisal fees etc that you have already ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 16, 2012 Home Buying in 75006
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
What's it like to own and maintain a residential pool in N. Texas?
My guess is that is about the same.
Maybe the main difference is that most people only swim from May to September and don't heat during the winter....Heating could cost several hu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Home Buying in 75007
Janine Love, Real Estate Pro in 92590
Janine Love answered:
Im currently in iraq under a military contract but wish to purchase a home back home in texas. my mother has a general power of attorney with the
It's not very difficult. The worst part is normally for your mom, as she will help you make the decision on a home, and then have to sign all the paperwork for you. Most Realtors ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 15, 2014 Home Buying in 75006
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