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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
is it expected to give an ernest money check with a home offer even if you are getting 100% financing through the va?
First of all; thanks for serving!

Now, consider that you make an Offer, get accepted, and you'all open an Escrow:
Then, three weeks from now, you see another house that you like bet ... more
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Gary Bell, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Gary Bell answered:
how does online auction work and is it safe to give out your credit card info???? and what are good auction sites if recommended
I am not sure why an auction site would ask for your credit card. Money usually doesn't change hands until closing. If you are in the market to purchase a home you should consider worki ... more
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Leigh-Jo Anz…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Leigh-Jo Anzures answered:
Can a short sale bank ask the seller to pay more money 3 days before closing?
It's not uncommon for a bank to do that in a short sale. They could also terminate the deal prior to closing. These type of properties can be a challenge.

Leigh-Jo
Syan Real Estat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 15, 2013 Home Buying in 88011
Ron Chorey, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Ron Chorey answered:
how safe is the area? looking a house Gallagher sw. area
If you need safety information you should call the Las Cruces police department at 575-528-4200 or check out their web site here: http://www.las-cruces.org/Departments/Police.aspx

I ... more
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Leigh-Jo Anz…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Leigh-Jo Anzures answered:
what is a shot sale?
A short sale occurs when the lien holder, often a mortgage lender, settles on a loan for "short" than the balance owed. For more information on short sales, go to http://www.syan.com/s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 Home Buying in Las Cruces
Gary Bell, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Gary Bell answered:
average rate per square foot
In Las Cruces it varies a lot. It really depends on the neighborhood you are looking at and the size of the home. If you give me a better idea of what you are looking for I will give yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Financing in 88005
Tod, Other/Just Looking in Crownpoint, NM
Tod answered:
How long does it take to get an approval for a bridge loan? What is involved?
If you need a bridge call 417-217-2995 I have bridges in New Mexico and can finance one for you. Thanks Tod
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Financing in Las Cruces
Leigh-Jo Anz…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Leigh-Jo Anzures answered:
I've seen that this house may be for rent, if true, how much ?
Hi Brenda,

Which home are you referring?

Leigh-Jo
Syan Real Estate
Call/Text: (505) 730-8181
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 18, 2012 Market Conditions in Las Cruces
David Staffo…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
David Stafford answered:
Financing with poor credit.
With a good down pmt (10%+) and adequate documentable income, you should have no problem buying a home on a real estate contract, where the seller finances it for you. There are pitfal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in Las Cruces
Peter Shoberg, Real Estate Pro in 87111
Peter Shoberg answered:
Looking to purchase a R1 zoned home in Sunland Park, NM and run counseling business out of it and not live there. Can this be done?
Short answer: NO (I really doubt it)

Long answer: The zone code for the municipality specifically identifies allowable uses in each zone.

I did not see a link to an online ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 9, 2011 Rentals in 88011
Elaine Rude, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Elaine Rude answered:
how do i find an agent in las cruces that will keep in touch daily and know all programs for first timer and i want a lot and a bargain in a home..?
Dear Lillian
It can be frustrating. I know as I went through many real estate transactions myself before becoming an agent.. Unlike many Las Cruces agents I do not have zillions of lis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in Las Cruces
Kris Mager &…, Real Estate Pro in 07748
Kris Mager & Amy Wright answered:
what are the rules for letting go of a realator and going with a friend to build your home?
As long as you dont have a signed contract with the realtor, you can part ways at any time. However, if the realtor did a good job for you make sure you send him or her referrals, they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in 88011
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is the typical down payment in today's market?
Much will depend on the type of loan; FHA is 3.5%--visit with any loan officer to determine qualification and down payment amount.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in Las Cruces
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
rent v buy formula
Maggie,

There is no such creature as a "rent v buy formula." But if you can buy a home and pay the annual taxes for less than your annual rent, wouldn't it make sense ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 20, 2011 Market Conditions in 88001
Dolores Deme…, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Dolores Demers answered:
I am interested in moving from NJ, My credit is not good for I have a house in foreclosure now. I have been renting for 1615 a month here and fine
Cheryl,
I would like to help you. I several rentals available and one might be a great match for you. Please contact me at your convenience.
Dolores DeMers
RE/MAX Classic Realty
5 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Rentals in Las Cruces
Jim Starwalt, Real Estate Pro in Grayslake, IL
Jim Starwalt answered:
what is the percentage of sale price to list price?
Hi Susan, the percentage you are looking for can differ greatly from area to area. Your local Multiple Listing Service has those statistics. I see you are an agent, you should have acce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2011 Home Buying in Las Cruces
Carl Topley, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Carl Topley answered:
Moving to New Mexico...stationed at Whitesands.. any suggestions of best area to live. We are a couple mid 30's no children- thinking Las Cruces.
There are a number of options for you along the highway 70 corridor. Depending on your objectives, there are brand new homes in the 88012 or 88011 zip codes starting around $130k. It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 6, 2013 Home Buying in 88011
Christie Anne…, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Christie Anne Brown answered:
Is the large old adobe home at the northeast corner of North Alameda and West Picacho, I think the address is 920 N. Alameda, for sale? Who's
Hi there! There are a few listings on Alameda. Check out my website for more details on any homes for sale on Alameda. www.huntforhomes.info
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 General Area in 88011
Cosette, Real Estate Pro in Las Cruces, NM
Cosette answered:
Is Huntington Drive close to the Telshor area? Is it considered a relatively safe area for retired single female?
Hungtington Drive is in fact in the Telshor area - I live in that same area, and am a little partial to it! The hospital is nearby, and fire department, paramedics, etc. respond quite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 3, 2011 Home Buying in 88011
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
Where are the best schools?
Dear Bonita,

It is always difficult to answer when asked what are the "best" schools since children's needs and school offerings can be varied and subjective.

Her ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 Home Buying in Las Cruces
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