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Sarahlinda321 asked:
Hi! I'm a fairly new real estate agent in Texas. I'm currently working for a small brokerage firm, but was thinking of maybe applying at KellerWilliams since I heard they pay…
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A few minutes ago
chrissy asked:
As I am also trying to sell my home theres low inventory in the community i live in too and the very first day I have it listed the buyer walks in the door makes an offer wanting all…
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A few minutes ago
Alan May answered:
Lenders do not look favourably on 60-days-late on your mortgage. That's one of the big no-nos in this business. I think you will be hard-pressed to find any lender who will re-finance you.

Good luck.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You can't. Buying a home means you need to have cash for a down payment + cash to pay closing costs + moving expenses. If you qualify, there are down payment assistance programs provided by your state / city or county. You need to look on your local government website to research this. Another option is you are active in the military or a retired military veteran, you are eligible for VA loans which have 0 down payment. The last one is USDA loans which have 0 down payment. USDA loans are for rural properties and they have income and credit requirements.

For all of the above, you still need cash to pay closing costs (lender fees, appraisal, home inspection, taxes, etc.)
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
DON'T AGREE TO THIS!! I agree with you that this is a bad deal. I'm familiar with VT and I know your home will sell without a buyer waiting 6 months. First off, if these buyers don't want to move in the winter, WHY are they interested in buying a home in VT?? To live anywhere in New England means at least 4 months of brutal winters and residents don't stop their lives in November. I know residents go about their daily lives all winter long - whether they are moving or not.

Explain to the buyers that you REFUSE to accept a 6 month extension and if they don't accept, you will move on and find a different buyer. If these buyers want your home badly enough, the will accommodate you and close within 1 month. Convince the buyers that the roads in VT get plowed quickly and there is such a thing called salt spreaders. Also tell them if they wear solid winter clothing they won't freeze to death moving into their new house. I'm just north of NYC and I went to work all winter long even in the snow.
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A few hours ago
Roxannereeves answered:
What happens if your renting and seller decides to sell. How does that impact the lease?
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Have you contacted the lender and asked your question? Lenders are happy to work with you and find an easy solution PROVIDED you call them immediately when something is wrong. Lenders hate it when the owner stalls, let things go downhill, then calls 3 months later. By that time, why should the lender help you? You waited 3 months before calling or emailing the lender, so most lenders will tell you..."Sorry, but you're too late. Don't expect me to help you now."

Do yourself a HUGE favor. Call the lender, explain your situation and insist that they work with you to come up with an easy solution. WARNING: As long as there is a lien on the home and the loan is outstanding, the lender can take legal action and foreclose on your house and you will need to move out - eventually. This is why it's critical that you call the lender IMMEDFIATELY!! The earlier you do this, the easier it will be for the lender to work with you. In the meantime, make sure you pay the mortgage loan on time every month. Do not be late. This will hurt you big time.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Typically when you're hired by your brokerage and first sign the independent contractor agreement, at that time you either give your brokerage the routing number for your bank account (where your commission checks are to be deposited) OR you tell your brokerage who to make the check payable to.

At the closing of a real estate transaction, ALL commission checks are payable to the brokerage itself - NEVER the individual agent / realtors. The brokerage deposits the check into their account, then cuts a check payable to you depending on the split between you and your brokerage. Because of the split between the realtor and the brokerage, this is why commission checks at a closing are payable to the brokerage. Your brokerage takes their split upfront.
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Masterpiecemastiffs asked:
The roof is gambrel style with 3 dormers on the side of the roof that is leaking, I know this requires a professional as I have a barn with gambrel roof, and no dormers and it was done poorly…
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Roselynjanetrosa answered:
There is a woman living in the South Valley she is owner of our house and she has an illegal tenant living in the back in a shed that is not paying rent I believe that if they would go out there and see that there is someone living in there and is not registered by the text she's not paying on the house but yet someone is living in the house in the back in the shed the landlord's name is Renee and she is renting to a Boyd bullens isn't this considered illegal how do you send someone out there to check on the property and to see that this person is living in that shocked that is illegal the address for this place is 2723 Barcelona OK Albuquerque Sw87121 no taxes has been paid on this property and this man has lived there for the past 14 years ... more
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Info answered:
No. Show me a MN or ICC code section that requires a closet in a bedroom. While there could be the rare potential for a local ordinance to make that requirement, I have never found that to have happened in Minnesota. A lender may require a closet in a room for that room to be called a bedroom. My research would seem to indicate that Realtors mistakenly brought up this closet requirement. ... more
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A few hours ago
Porter264 answered:
I am looking for a home with in-law cottage on property.
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Stuffgoes2 answered:
I have build 2 megatel homes now. Honestly, I have been very satisfied with the end product of our home. They have been fair priced and had no issues with our first home. Let's fast forward to now - I am currently in the process of building another home with them - price again, fair. Salesperson, again nice courteous. Owners, again very supportive. Everyone at the corporate office, again nice courteous and responsive. For the builder that is building my home - completely different story! If you get assigned Clint Miller as your builder of your home respectfully ask for a new builder. I honestly cannot believe megatel has this guy on their payroll. He has ZERO customer service, ZERO professionalism, and honestly doesn't give 2 cents about you as a paying customer. For starters, he won't give you a number to reach him at only his email - that's fine, I get it - but do expect a hateful email back when you do need to reach out. If you ask about anything, he will respond with "you don't have to email me, let me do my job" - ok, if you would of done your job right the first time I obviously wouldn't be emailing you. If he messes something up that was agreed to in the contract, expect and email back that states "sounds like a personal problem, not mine". I have never sent a nasty email to him, but get nasty emails back. I have never responded negatively and have always been very respectful - don't expect the same. At the end of the day, megatel needs to do something about this guy. He needs to understand, we as customers are paying him. My home is not cheap, when you have a customer paying close to a million dollars for a home, typically you are dealing with a professional, successful individual. Regardless of the cost of the home, customer service should be a priority. If any of my employees treated any of my clients like Clint Miller does, you would be searching LinkedIn for a new job, regardless of how good you are. This is honestly the only complaint I have with megatel. I strongly recommend you build your new home with them, just make sure Clint Miller is not your builder. ... more
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Spooby.42 answered:
So called private information is easily aquired about anyone like co-workers, your boss, that hottie you met via a friend! And then twist the search into what about property information... So use publicdata.com to see all people tied to an address. Then you can use the county CAD website to see the property information, like how much is the house your boss lives in or how long has he lived there? Is he being a honest citizen my paying the actual amount of property tax each year? Or are they letting the lazy govt appraisers allow the value of the home to drop so they can cheat on the amount of taxes they pay each year? I wonder how much trouble can be stirred up for the owner that cheated the govt out of the tax $ they should have been paying when their house sells for a significant amount more than what the CAD site shows? and to those who knew about these people that cheated the govt of taxes? guilty I say is anyone that justifies a lie is ok ever for any reason! Your lies will be what haunts you some day unless you are a sociopath! Good luck trusting an agent that is trained to withhold information and also feed buyers bogus lies. You agents that are totally honest, I would say you will be rewarded for your honest heart! I wish no ill-will to those that choose to sin, i just wish that you would change your ways , thus being the change that that you want to see! Leak Project is the way the unknown becomes known and the future will be better for all no matter how hard some try to resist the change for the better good of all people! Remember what it felt like to give to someone that really needed help and was ever so thankful without saying it out loud, yet you could see it in their eyes? You that have so much to share ... more
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