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Garrett Thill, Real Estate Pro in Brawley, CA
Garrett Thill answered:
What is most important for homeowners to do to improve curb appeal this spring?
Colorful flowers, repaint the fascia with a fresh coat, and trim overgrown trees!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Curb Appeal in Iowa City
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
If I am a considering buying my first home, where can I find my credit score so I know where I stand before I visit the bank?
I think you should talk to the mortgage professional who will pull your credit and if you have negative information on the report that should be addressed he or she will show you what y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Credit Score in 52240
Kathleen Wha…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
Kathleen Whalen answered:
What would you recommend as the top four items a seller should do to improve curb appeal when preparing to sell their property?
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Kathleen Whalen, Broker, Winnetka, IL
When you recieve a wedding or party invitation, the first thing you do is judge the invitation itself. For example, You may say, oh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 Home Selling in Iowa City
Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Le Ann Tyson asked:
Sellers funds are limited.They want to prepare to put their home on the market. What is the best use of cash to maximize their selling potential? Would you suggest spending more money on general maintance or curb appeal?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Curb Appeal in 52240
Gina Burns, Real Estate Pro in 52641
Gina Burns answered:
Who determines a foreclosed home has been abandoned?
Typically the bank she has the loan through would put in that order to see if the property has been vacated or abandoned. She needs to contact her bank and find out what is going on.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Foreclosure in 52240
Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Le Ann Tyson answered:
Who determines a foreclosed home has been abandoned?
It sounds like your daughter is taking all of the correct steps to help her situation. It is important to stay in close contact with attorney to try to resolve matter.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Foreclosure in 52240
Lee Huedepohl, Real Estate Pro in Coralville, IA
Lee Huedepohl answered:
Where can I find a 1-2 bedroom Condo, townhouse, apartment that allows a small dog and cat for around $400-$700?
I know of 2 apartments that rent for $550.00/month that will accept pets. Please give me a call at 319-325-7222 for more information.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Rentals in Iowa City
Nimira Dhars…, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Rapids, IA
Nimira Dharssi answered:
is there any rent to own houses here in Iowa city IA?
What type of house are you looking for? I have one mind and the owner might work with you. Its in a 200K range!

Let me know
Ndharssi@iowarealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in 52245
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If a property is owned by a bank can I make an offer lower than what the bank owes on the property?
Jncgarten,
Yes, your offer should have nothing to do with the debt on the home, but on its value. A good agent will perform a comparable market analysis and give you an idea of the v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Lucas
Kyle D. Von…, Real Estate Pro in Tiffin, IA
Kyle D. Von Stein answered:
Is southeast Iowa CIty really that bad?
If you have concerns about a particular neighborhood, any neighborhood at all, you can call the Iowa City Police Dept for a list of calls that they have taken in that particular neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Iowa City
Kevin Hanick, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Kevin Hanick answered:
demo old rental .. land offer price.
you must check the underlying zoning of a particular property. Duplex zoning requires a minimum lot size, off street parking, minimum frontages/sideyards, etc. Kevin Hanick, Lepic=Kro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 30, 2011 Home Buying in 52240
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Is it OK to buy new furniture or a car before I close on my new home?
While I feel most will likely say "No!", that isn't always the correct answer. While I admit it'd be foolish to do in a lot of situations, there are some situations ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 15, 2012 Home Buying in 52240
Tom Kaut, Real Estate Pro in 52317
Tom Kaut answered:
If my boyfriend is the sole owner of the house and he wants me to added, how does this happen?
Added to the mortgage or just the deed? Contact your attorney and that person can add you to the title.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 26, 2011 Home Buying in Iowa City
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Number of Days Listed Until Sold- Is it possible to find out how many days a home was on the market before it sold in "recently sold
Not sure what site you are referring to, however any local realty office has access to that information, consider a call......
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 17, 2010 Home Selling in Iowa City
Rex Brandsta…, Real Estate Pro in 52240
Rex Brandstatter answered:
what is the average square foot price for commercial property in downtown Iowa City?
Of course it 'depends', but low would be $23 and HIGH might top $40.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 27, 2010 Market Conditions in 52240
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
Will a broker list my house on the MLS for a set fee and do nothing more? My house will be underpriced and in great condition. I don't mind
You can ask an agent to do an "entry only" listing for you. Many will do this for a reasonable flat rate fee of a few hundred dollars. However, they would not be representin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Selling in Iowa City
Dianne Hicks, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Dianne Hicks answered:
I have credit scores of 663 & 640, will i be able to get preapproved in today's ecomony for under 100K with 10% down?
Talk to a lender. You should be able to even go FHA with 3 1/2 percent down. But it depends on your debt ratio. If you debt ratio is too high maybe take some of the money and pay your d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in Iowa City
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
If we're searching for homes in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids should we use two different realtors?
No Realtors work hard represent you locate a local Trulia agent who works both areas.

EXAMPLE: I am a Realtor in Dallas which has approx. 50 cities. In most instances with 20 year ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in Iowa City
Jason Herten…, Real Estate Pro in Champaign, IL
Jason Hertenstein answered:
I would like to rent a farm house in Johnson county. I need a fenced in yard for my dogs.
You may want to try Cazoodle Apartment Search to try and find that rental you are looking for. I found 83 listings in Iowa City alone.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 For rent in Iowa City
Nostartnoend, Other/Just Looking in Spokane, WA
Nostartnoend answered:
How can returning expats get a mortgage on US property?
... my additional info got cut off, it seems. It should have read:

After living abroad for the better part of a decade, my wife and I are looking to buy our first home. Unfortunately ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in Iowa City
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