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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
I got an appraisal that says there are obsolete improvements on the property - how can I get those removed
Hi flagcarol,

If FHA won't finance due to 'obsolete improvements' you won't be able to finance FHA. The owner would have to remove the obsolete improvements and they most likely won ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Selling in Sandpoint
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
home rent or lease to own up to 1500.00 month
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2013 Home Buying in Sandpoint
Allison Fish…, Real Estate Pro in 48103
Allison Fishwick answered:
How do we advertise our furnished rental or sell our "high end" home to individuals who live out of state that want to move to our area?
Hire a realtor and they will list your home through the MLS as well as through sites such as Trulia and Zillow.

When potential buyers or renters are looking for a home they will be s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Selling in Sandpoint
Erik Envik, Real Estate Pro in 83864
Erik Envik answered:
i would like to see the area of 125 brookridge rd.how close is it to the high school?
Take Hwy. 2 West to Brookridge Drive on right (just past W.Pine ). First house on right,
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 83864
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
What is the average price per square foot that homes are actually selling for in Sandpoint?
Price per square foot is a horrible way to value a home since a home is not a commodity! That would be like buying your car by the pound or your clothes by the yard of fabric used.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Home Buying in Sandpoint
sam_whiskey, Home Buyer in Sandpoint, ID
sam_whiskey answered:
What best describes your last experience with a Realtor?
Last used in 2005. Our agent was great..sellers agent not so great...extremely slow response.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Home Buying in Sandpoint
Sherry Wood, Real Estate Pro in Grass Valley, CA
Sherry Wood answered:
Moving to Sandpoint.Income 50k-60k,credit 625-650,Ch.7 discharged May2010. Since then perfect payments. Rent or buy?
Dawn,
You have several options. I would explore an "Owner Carry Option" where you can be evaluated on your payment history and character. Your credit scores are good, so a loan is an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in Sandpoint
Judy Bistline, Real Estate Pro in Idaho
Judy Bistline answered:
what is average temp in summer and winter?
Hi Jon ~ Our winters are normally very mild but chilly. We do not get too much snow but cold winds are normal.
Are you living outside Idaho and are considering moving here? I would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 83864
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
I use to live in Sandpoint. My son and I want to move back. I am hoping and praying to find somewhat of a (please don't laugh) rent-to-own
620 is a high enough credit score to buy a home so why do you want to start with a rent to own? There are plenty of horror stories about people trying to do rent to own only to do ever ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Home Buying in Sandpoint
Linda Tolley, Real Estate Pro in Sandpoint, ID
Linda Tolley answered:
Is the property listed for $119K on Sitting Bull Rd. available for a 203k or USDA loan?
Greetings Marc,
This home may be eligible for for USDA or FHA. There is no HOA or additional fees that I am aware of. It is a nice home with lots of potential especially for the price. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Sandpoint
Chuck & Chri…, Real Estate Pro in 83814
Chuck & Christina Ethridge answered:
What is appropriate compensation for tenants whose landlord decides to sell regarding open houses and showings?
Well - there is no "appropriate" compensation. Depending on what the lease agreement says, the owner can show the property with 24 hours notice, whether it's convenient ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 17, 2013 Home Selling in Sandpoint
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
I am from the east coast and was thinking about buying in sandpoint but I still think the prices are way over valued. I lived within 30 miles of NYC
Sandpoint is a resort area and many of the homes are price accordingly. I think of the entire state of Idaho (for the most part) as a resort so it is hard for me to pay a premium in on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 General Area in Sandpoint
Kathy Weber…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber (951) 551-7587 answered:
What is a better loan, FHA or conventional, and why?
Viki,

In this market, a Conventional loan is usually the best way to go.

The way the loans are looked at and ranked is: 1. Conventional 2. FHA 3. VA - and then there's &quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Buying in Sandpoint
Marla McWill…, Real Estate Pro in Coeur D Alene, ID
Marla McWilliams-Lopez answered:
what are my options if the second mortgage holder on a foreclosed property is trying to collect on their outstanding balance??The house foreclosed in
The lien "should have been" wiped out when you took title to the house.

Check with the title company that covered the property with title insurance, they can answer your qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 18, 2010 Foreclosure in Sandpoint
Douglas Land…, Real Estate Pro in Bayview, ID
Douglas Landwehr answered:
We have 2 five acre propertys, 1 with a 3 story home and the other with a modular.we split the property
Hi Larry,
What is the address? Are you thinking of selling? Are the properties all ready listed?
Doug and Lorraine Landwehr
Century 21
208-660-4378
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2009 Home Selling in Sandpoint
Aaron Catt, Real Estate Pro in Boise City, Boise, ID
Aaron Catt answered:
who are the re company's that handle sales and renting your home while for sale?
Larry,

It sounds like you are asking for a company who can do real estate sales as well as manage your property as a rental while its on the market correct?

There are a few broke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2009 Home Selling in Sandpoint
Aaron Catt, Real Estate Pro in Boise City, Boise, ID
Aaron Catt answered:
I have a 5 acre water and mountain view home. 5 bed,3,5 bath high ceilings throughout,lots of tile,1.000
Larry,

You would be doing yourself a very big favor and potentially saving yourself a ton of money by having a qualified professional not only physically look at your place, but to d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2009 Home Selling in Sandpoint
LAWRENCE &am…, Real Estate Pro in 11787
LAWRENCE & SHEILA AGRANOFF answered:
whos buying homes
Yes, this market is different from all other markets we have had, but homes are selling! Relocation will always bring in buyers, baby boomers are downsizing, larger families still want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 20, 2009 Home Selling in Sandpoint
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
3 bed,water access,1/3 acre home for only $269,000.00,plus $4000.00 towards buyers downpayment. and my home
Stephanie
Is you home listed with a REaltor? Is it in the MLS?
How many homes have sold since your's hit the market?
I expect 10-12 showings in the first 2-3 weeks. If I don't see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2009 Home Selling in Sandpoint, ID
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