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Michael Dots…, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
Michael Dotson answered:
Can a former meth house be renovated to be safe to inhabit?
I am not an expert in the matter, but I believe so. Depending on the extent of the contamination though, it can be more expensive than the price of a demolish and rebuild. You would n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Salt Lake City
Connie Erick…, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Connie Erickson answered:
Fair business practice? Out of State Referral Company collects fee from a seller to advertise their property on MLS, then splits w/ Local Broker?
I would think that the "referral company" would have to be licensed in any state in which they place property on MLS. Also, they may be required to be members of the local an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 18, 2010 Home Selling in Salt Lake City
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is it too easy to become a Licensed Real Estate Agent?
Standards differ greatly from state to state. One common thread seems to be that agents functioning as "independent contractors" provides a great deal of individual freedom as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Home Selling in Salt Lake City
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
If Seller is upside down in their property Should they direct their Monitary payments to other areas such as automobile etc.?
Is there any way at all to pay for your mortgage? Could you do it if you really tried?

Assume yes, then keep paying it.
Assume no, (loan reset, job loss etc.) go to your lender. A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 24, 2009 Home Selling in Salt Lake City
Andrew Stone, Real Estate Pro in Utah
Andrew Stone answered:
How much does it cost to demolish a home in Salt Lake City? And what is the average cost per sq ft for a new home in Salt Lake City, (holladay) UT?
Demolition costs can vary greatly depending on what you want to have done. I have seen prices for demo and haul-away range from around $10,000 to $50,000+. They best thing to do would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 23, 2009 Home Buying in 84109
Tom Winand, Real Estate Pro in 84105
Tom Winand answered:
Can the mortgage company force you to short sale if you are NOT in foreclosure?
No you can only sell your home. Mortgage companies and only execute their right to foreclose. I assist with an organization that helps people in that situation. See http://projecthope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 30, 2009 Home Selling in 84116
Jane Herron, Real Estate Pro in 84129
Jane Herron asked:
Who do you know who LOVES to SKI--BIKE-HIKE-SWIM and wants to live minutes from Snowbird--Alta Ski Resorts? I have a fantastic Mountain Home for sale at the BASE of Little Cottonwood Canyon, only 8-miles away from Snowbird - Alta Ski Resort(s).Please visit this LINK for details: http...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Parks & Recreation in Salt Lake City
Jane Herron, Real Estate Pro in 84129
Jane Herron asked:
Want to live near Snowbird Ski Resort? WHO do you know who loves to SKI-BIKE-HIKE & SWIM in a gated PUD? I have a fantastic Mountain Home for sale at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon, only 8-miles away from Snowbird Alta Ski Resort.Please visit this LINK for details: http://...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Parks & Recreation in Salt Lake City
Becky Nay-CNE…, Real Estate Pro in 84065
Becky Nay-CNE, e-PRO, GRI, SFR answered:
Are there Realtors having success in finding Buyers by holding Open Houses?
Hi Tim,

I know it's difficult to get buyers to come to an open house but if it's advertised everywhere. Ex. post on the MLS, KSL, craigslist, trulia, postcards to neighboring homes, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 General Area in Salt Lake City
Jeri McKendr…, Real Estate Pro in Salt Lake City, UT
Jeri McKendrick answered:
I'm looking for foreclosure houses in this zip 84102. If you got a list handy you can fax it to 801-585-0677
Do you invest in properties in this general area?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in 84102
Diana Holbro…, Real Estate Pro in Bountiful, UT
Diana Holbrook McKee answered:
We're considering a move to the Salt Lake City area and could use some advice on where to look for homes.
Hi Peter,
I recently moved from Austin to the Salt Lake City area. I chose Bountiful but any of the areas you have chosen are nice and would meet your criteria. There are some newer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 13, 2011 General Area in Salt Lake City
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
How can I get a home loan if identity theft has been a problem?
Pat,

This is a most unfortunate situation, however, you are the only person to travel this road. Others have found it beneficial to provide documentation of this problem and submit i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Financing in Salt Lake City
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Voices Member answered:
How can I find foreclosures in Utah?
Pat,

The Banks/Gov have created sites to give the public access to the information on the REO/Foreclosures they have listed for sale and the sites also have all the info on the bid/p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2009 General Area in Salt Lake City
Becky Nay-CNE…, Real Estate Pro in 84065
Becky Nay-CNE, e-PRO, GRI, SFR answered:
Moving to Salt Lake in 9 days. Is there a good resource for all utility options (& phone, cable, internet)?
Hi DJ,

Qwest & Comcast have packages including all you have asked about. I feel that comcast is more $$.
I have Qwest but do not have all that is included in the package. We just ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 13, 2009 In My Neighborhood in Salt Lake City
Becky Nay-CNE…, Real Estate Pro in 84065
Becky Nay-CNE, e-PRO, GRI, SFR answered:
My condo hasn't really depreciated this year- but houses in my area have. Is this a good time to upgrade?
Yes, this would be a good time to move up because the smaller homes haven't lost as much value as the larger homes. The larger and/or the higher price range the more that they've come d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Selling in 84107
Paul_loefler, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Paul_loefler asked:
Any retirees who have been especially hard hit by housing crisis? I work on behalf of Trulia and I'm interested to know if anyone who is retired has been especially effected by the housing crisis. How has gone/about to go into foreclosure? Difficulti...
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2009 General Area in Salt Lake City
Guy Adair, Real Estate Pro in Hooper, UT
Guy Adair answered:
I would like to sell my house at 2880 Easr 3220 South, salt lake city ut. 84109 I would like to know the
That depends on a lot of criteria. How big is the house? How many bedrooms does it have? How many Baths? What kind of condition is it in? Are you in a hurry to sell or are you willing t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 24, 2009 Home Selling in Salt Lake City
Scott, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
Scott asked:
WE JUST SOLD LAND (7/2008) ON 6775 CROY RD, MORGAN HILL. IS THERE ANYWAY TO DETERMINE SELL VALUE IN 1993? I JUST NEED THIS INFO TO DETERMINE CAPITAL GAIN FROM 1993 WHEN LAND WAS GIFTED TO ME AGAINST THE AMOUNT LAND SOLD FOR IN 2008
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2009 Market Conditions in 84123
Guy Adair, Real Estate Pro in Hooper, UT
Guy Adair answered:
Let's say I bought a house as a shortsale. Can I refinance within a month of buying the house to get some?
Typically you will have to wait up to 6 months before a lender will consider a refinance. I have seen some lenders do a refinance in as little as 3 months but it depends on the lender. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2009 Home Buying in Salt Lake City
Valencia Bra…, Real Estate Pro in Salt Lake City, UT
Valencia Bradley answered:
I am due to receive my section 8 Voucher for Salt Lake County, in Utah, next week and I need to know the
Hud.com should have the most updated general information. Each county specialist should be up to date on there areas of service so the information I have for Davis county also is $1095 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2009 General Area in Salt Lake City
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