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Stanleymasters17 answered:
SHOULD HAVE DOWN PAYMENT MONEY
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Jocelynjshaw answered:
I am very interested in your home at 4655 Dortches Blvd Rocky Mount, NC 27804 but it a foreclosure home for 72,565 and wants to know can you rent it out about 300 to 400. I am trying to find a home for my parent and they want to relocation from Roanoke Rapids to Rocky Mount, NC. So if you can that will be great email at jocelynjshaw@yahoo.com. ... more
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Vintagefindings answered:
It depends on your property and your needs. Most Realtors will avoid showing your home but will obey the laws, as they will not be forced by the Seller's agent to accept what they are willing to pay for their services. A good real estate agent is worth their money to most of the selling and buyers. Flat fees are nothing new. I talked to an agent about flat fee agents and she avoids their listings because she is tired of doing their work for them. Too often, the "other" side is calling her because they have not done their homework, thinking technology is the main ingredient in selling a house. With this philosophy, we don't need an agent at all. I would not consider it, but then your house may be perfect. I can't help wonder how much these flat-fee agents really make before they joined the flat-fee world. Did they do it because they did not think they were earning what they worked for or were they not earning much at all? I am sure they all felt greedy and just wanted to give you a "fair" deal. That does not make any sense at all. On certain properties, it may work, E-trade is a stock trading company that offers a flat fee. Does that mean you shouldn't use them.? of course not. If you know a lot about stocks, a particular company, that may be a good choice. However, I would prefer my company not use them for its pension plan, or my employer uses them to manage the company's contribution plan. To think a realtor just shows off your house acting like he or she knows more about it than you do is a reflection on how much you don't know about the whole industry. To think that all savings of real estate commissions are what you would have saved is not is not real. It just shows you know how to add and subtract. There are statistics that prove otherwise. I am not a realtor. Just know some of these assumptions are simply not true, not matter how much you wish them to be. Your sale of your property is most of America's main asset. ... more
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Robert Stone answered:
Hello, folks in search of an alternative to selling low to flippers should consider Legacy Navigator (www.legacynavigator.com). Legacy Navigator offers financing to folks with distressed homes in order to clean them up and maximize their home value - at no up-front costs to your family. Families approved for financing can pay when the house sells. ... more
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Rick Walsh answered:
cost of drilling water well in Elwood, ILLinois
6 people in house
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Aileendcalderon asked:
Our agent is a dual agent and had initially agreed to pay closing costs and we were responsible for 3% of the house which they put a price of $310,000. The house appraised at $291,000 and…
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Victoria Dennison answered:
Well, I am considering moving to the Clearlake area. Actually, Lucerne looks good. I am working with an agent who sold my current home. I'm moving there because of the housing prices. I am retired. I did my homework and I looked up the crime stats on a regular crime stat website, not the ones through R.E. Companies. The crime scores are horrid. as of 2015. The overall score was 356.04 which is 256.04 times higher than the national average. Violent crime is a big horror at 411.00 which is 311.00% higher than the National Average. It's only 100 lower than New Orleans, LA. where I once lived and at least there were things to do there. What a shock! I suppose it is from all the meth use in the area. I mean really, for a rural area the crime is atrocious. So, I am trying to stick to a few areas such as Clearlake Oaks, Northern Lockport, and Lucerne. I was absolutely shocked though when I went over the real crime data. I assumed that the bad people were like around 20% and were in a specific area, but now I guess they pretty much flooded the area. I suppose you have to be really careful where you move if you value your person and property. I'm a good shot (had a concealed weapons permit in NOLA), but I sure don't want any crazed tweaker bum rushing me or crashing through my front door. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Earnest money is meant to prove to the seller that you're a serious buyer and intend to go thru with the sale and close. Buyers who do not give earnest money can easily walk away or lie to the seller. There's nothing to stop the buyer from moving forward and completing the sale. Earnest money means that a buyer cannot just leave because they felt like it or for some other foolish reason. You need to understand that once a buyer and seller sign a contract, the seller needs to take their home off the market. If the buyer wants to walk away, that seller just lost time on the market, potential buyers who could have submitted an offer but didn't because the home was not for sale anymore. This makes every seller furious.

Therefore, yes you need to submit earnest money once you sign a contract - in ALL 50 states in the U.S. To PROTECT your earnest money and to ensure that you will get it back is buyers do submit a list of contingencies in their contract, so buyers can use one of the contingencies to back out and get their earnest money back. Examples of contingencies:
home inspection
financing
appraisal
sale of the buyer's home

You can add as many contingencies as you want - there is no limit. However, beware that if a buyer submits an offer with fewer contingencies or better terms, that buyer will get the house and you will lose.
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Brad Bergamini answered:
Are you the buyer or the seller? If you are the buyer are you paying cash or mortgage? Also, it will depend if you are on city utilities or not.
Let me know if you need help. You can call me anytime. ... more
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Brad Bergamini answered:
This is totally a syndication issue. The Prescott MLS doesn't syndicate all listings correctly and Realtors do not keep up with the statuses.
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