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Mimi Francis, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Mimi Francis answered:
We are considering relocating to Raleigh, Durham, CH and looking for neighborhoods that don't require a car.
Congratulatons on considering the Triangle area. My family moved here after many years in the NY/NJ area and we *love* it here! My parents also live in the area and - in their 80s - d ... more
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Mike Jaquish, Real Estate Pro in 27513
Mike Jaquish answered:
Can someone tell me why the house at 7117 Anglesey Court in Wake Forest in the Galloway Subdivision has been?
I can't answer specificly about this property.
However, broadly speaking, it is a difficult time for sellers at price points above $500,000, due to excessive inventory and difficulty a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Sheri Moritz, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sheri Moritz answered:
With HomePath I'd like to know what type of renovations are covered?
You will most likely have a contractor create a bid to know what renovations will cost and they will do an ARV (after rehab value) appraisal as well. From that the list of items you wi ... more
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Sheri Moritz, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sheri Moritz answered:
How does the typical list price differ from the final sale price of a home in Northeast Raleigh.?
Those zip codes tend to have a much different price range for the homes that you can get. The final sale price compared to the list price really depends on what the initial asking pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Home Buying in 27616
Tim Burrell, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Tim Burrell answered:
Anyone an expert on Wake County Public Schools inside the beltline? We are trying to focus a house search
Go to www.FreeSchoolinfo.com and it will tell you everything about the schools. You can also look at www.WCPSS.net .
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 28, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Mimi Francis, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Mimi Francis answered:
I just sold my home in D.C. and am moving to Raleigh, NC area. I have been following all the layoff news and
Hi, Ken - congrats on your decision to move to our area. While it's true our local economy is not as strong as it was a year ago, we're faring better than most areas during the downtur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Erica McClen…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Erica McClenny answered:
can anyone give me a good, tactful way to switch realtors? I am a first-time home buyer working with an
If you have not signed anything with the other agent, I'd have a nice discussion or email them a letter explaining your feelings and feedback.

If you are under a buyer agency agree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Mike Jaquish, Real Estate Pro in 27513
Mike Jaquish answered:
What's involved in purchasing a foreclosure? Sure it's not for everybody.
Donna,

No additional fees.
Often, however, the home needs a great deal more work than similar homes that are not foreclosures.

That can affect the real value of the deal.
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Sheri Moritz, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sheri Moritz answered:
Can sellers refuse to honor cost of repair contingency?
Do you have a buyers agent?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Michael Colv…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Michael Colvin answered:
where can i live in north carolina that is not infested with cockroaches (aka palmetto bugs)? i refuse to buy
Hi Katneez
I have been selling Real Estate here for years and have not experienced any? If you give me some info for what your needs are I would be happy to send you some properties.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Craig Fox, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Craig Fox answered:
Do I need a septic inspection on a new home? The listing agent says it's not needed on new construction. My
In general, inspections are always a good idea, even for new construction. However, there isn't likely much a septic inspection is going to tell you. If you want to be completely saf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in 70458
Dana Schuster answered:
How do I purchase a home in Raleigh, NC with my Section 8 Voucher?
Your Section 8 voucher is a rental subsidy. it is a program to assist low income people in renting homes.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
What was the selling price on the home at 2113 Summer Azure Way in Raleigh? It was listed at $550,000 and
Hello,

It sold on 3/ 27 for 540K w/ a concession of $460 (probably a home warranty).

Regards,
Lizete
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
Could anyone here list all (if any) resources available for first-time home buyers in Raleigh, NC?
Hi GF,

There is the 8K tax credit available for first time home buyers ( anyone who has not owned a home in 3 years).
The first thing you should do is speak with a lender and ascert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
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Voices Member answered:
Is there any site that lists all the different neighborhoods in Raleigh and has information about them?
Mark, Give this a try it is all based on the public county records and can be broken down into neighborhoods or zip codes.....http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Views/Look/Default.aspx

Goo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Sam DeBord, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Sam DeBord answered:
USDA Loan Question
I hope for your sake that they do, but you'd better be prepared to dealy things. No one will be able to give you a definite yes or no, except the lender. Cross your fingers, but prepa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
I am a dual agent on this deal, appraisal came in at contract price on fri, I notified all parties
Mary you have run into the main problem with dual agency. Who do you represent? That is why I will not do dual agency.

Good luck with this one you need to make your attorney aware of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Yelena Tsula…, Real Estate Pro in 07005
Yelena Tsuladze answered:
When a home has been on the market for over a year and it has no problems and the listing price has only just?
Hello! I am not is NC, but in NJ. My personal professional opinion, that you should make any offer even if it is a low-ball offer. If sellers are motivated they will talk with you (I th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2009 Home Buying in Raleigh
Melissa Albe…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Melissa Albert answered:
Is looking at foreclosures a good or a bad idea? We have just moved to Raleigh from Philadelphia and want to
Hello Taylor,

It's totally up to you about looking at foreclosures, but they may take longer to close, but you may also find a great deal that fits all your needs. I take it you woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in 27606
Joe Ward, Real Estate Pro in 27615
Joe Ward answered:
We are interested in a home inside the beltline in Raleigh, 4 BR or larger, in the 800-900K range.
Yes. I personally done several high end lease to purchase. 2 things sellers are looking for in this price range is a pretty sizable deposit in the 10k range and closing to occur within ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 27607
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