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Tikrid answered:
The local building department should have all that info, especially for a reasonably new house, such as 10 years pld.

What you might be more interested in though is the name of the architect/designer. The builder might have the rights to a design, but a design professional usually stamps plans to say that the design is only good for one building at one specific location. The design professional might be able to crank out a duplicate quite quickly and at minimal cost, but that also might be a matter of the contract they signed with the original client. ... more
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Tikrid answered:
Having a new house built for you is most likely more expensive than buying a used house, though lately that can be a function of the market. Some houses were previously bought when housing prices were high, so even buying/selling used to cover the remaining mortgage might be more than what a builder is currently offering for a new home.

Time frame to build a home is going to depend on how custom the house is. It could be many months just to get through design and permitting. Actually building could take anywhere from 3 months to 3 years.
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Elainewill_981 asked:
th st broker, the house isn't advertise on the Mls,the broker have him sign a contract for 1 year is this LEGAL?what step we need to have my husband opt out?
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Vkrish7 asked:
We just signed a contract on a new home construction and just heard there is a transformaer box buried just at the back of the home outsie our yard that supplies power to another 8 homes…
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Josephbatiste answered:
Check out my listing, I rent individual rooms. 4518 Y A Tittle Ave Baton Rouge, La 73505
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Yesterday at 8:46pm
Eric Kratzer answered:
Check out It cross references the address of the homes ownership record with the social security death index. It can give you a clue if a person was the owner when they died. The downside is it only goes back for a few decades. We did it before buying our home and it's been useful more for House genealogy reasons than any other that we have found. Happy hunting! ... more
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Yesterday at 8:03pm
Keyreader answered:
We recently sold our home in one day. Nine families and their agents came by one afternoon at 30-minute intervals to view the home.

We were present during the showing of our home, met all potential buyers and real estate agents, and answered questions posed to us. We had an formal written offer to purchase the very day the house went on the market - for more than the asking price and "as is" with no contingencies.

I guess some real estate agents don't want the owners present because they can "blow the sale" by giving too much information. That might be true in some circumstances, but we sold our house just fine.

About half of the real estate agents who came in our house did not know the neighborhood, or the most basic information about the property. We did not expect this, because our town is so small. We also noticed that when an agent did not know the correct answer to some questions, he/she made up an answer. Some agents actually made a point of listing the negatives of the house to the prospective buyers. We noticed that some agents arrived late and rushed their clients through the house. Our experience may have been the exception, but the only people who seemed nervous were the agents. Most agents seemed angry that we were home. The professionalism of the nine agents in our house that afternoon varied widely. Some were friendly, helpful to their buyers, and knowledgeable. Others were not. Other agents kept us busy with small talk while their clients explored the house.

Prospective buyers asked a lot of questions about the neighborhood and the house. Some did not like the paint colors in some rooms, and others did not like the shower in the downstairs bath. Others asked about the large dog next door, and still others wanted to know about the hiking trails behind the house. The people who did not like the house gave us clues as to what we could do to spruce up in some areas, or make changes. Very revealing experience, and interesting.

We do live in a very competitive housing market. It is a "sellers market." Maybe the standard rules don't always apply when people are desperate to purchase a home.
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Yesterday at 7:57pm
Nkundemwase asked:
But nothing is listed and just have the home for sale

1622 montello ave ne Washington DC
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Yesterday at 6:54pm
Mk280000 asked:
Landlord decided to give us 30 day lease cancellation of month to month because she wants to sell and show at any hours of day and night. Real estate broker pulled up our driveway, got up…
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