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Sara Blackwell answered:
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roxase.libra answered:
yes I believed so, I was able to buy my townhouse in 2006 without a downpayment, it all depends on the negotiations between seller and buyer with the help of your agent.
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Terri_oneil answered:
I can only speak for myself. I don't know how much upgrading to hardwood flooring would increase the sale value of your house, but I know I will not consider a house that lacks it.

My S.O. and I have purchased just two houses. Of course, we also lived in houses growing up. With hardwoods, a carpet or rug can always be used as well. When only sub-flooring exists under the carpet, the carpet has to be periodically replaced or, well, another type of flooring has to be installed. There are few things nastier than a decade old carpet a family can't or won't replace. Even a new carpet is abysmal for children with allergies and asthma - especially in the bedroom. So, I see carpeting, without hardwood floors beneath, as an attempt by a builder to sell an incomplete house. Since I've never been privileged to shop for a house while I was confident I had the money in my pocket to complete the construction of a house by installing hardwood floors; I just skip those houses. ... more
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Mbd-esq asked:
How do I make it more attractive to buyers.
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Robert Quinn asked:
I purchased a forclosure that has been on Trulia. I have refurbished it and listed it for sale. The Trulia listing still shows it as a forclosure. How can I change the listing to show the…
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Tanya Megan answered:
I have seps I’m looking for a apartment in queens anyone can help
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Powellcleopatra041 answered:
Looking for a rent too own home in zipe code 27265 high point area
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D B asked:
Prevailing rent will be about $100 short of monthly mortgage.
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Vgetting answered:
Everything in moderation the minimalistic look is the rage, no clutter! Too much of anything makes it look less attractive and like it was on sale for a quick fix. Clean and tidy is the best seller! A new coat of paint brighter and happy colors! Preferred by clients: open spaces, bright, hardwood floors and ceramic tile, quartz, marble and granite on counters with under mount sinks. Adding fresh flowers never hurts. ... more
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Bill Dunn answered:
This is an old question but it has some new answers so I'll pipe in my 2 cents.

I started paying a few dollars a month for zip codes on Equator a year ago (early 2017). I figured for a few dollars it couldn't hurt. I've never paid the $400 fee for the Agent Elite due to skepticism. Since then I've received at least 15 listings in part due to luck (and I am not a lucky person). I got started when an asset manager called me to ask if I was interested in working with them. She said their current agent wasn't doing the reports and that cost them money because they get penalized ($$$) by the lender when the reports aren't completed on time.

I watch the foreclosure list at the courthouse each month. I usually receive listings shortly afterward. However, due to "right of redemption" the listing may not hit the MLS for 6 months.

Now, let me share with you the most frustrating aspects of these listings. These foreclosures involve a LOT of work. For example, biweekly inspections. With my biggest lender's listings I have to visit and photograph (with datestamp) each house every other week and complete a report on Equator. I have to do an initial BPO and sometimes a BPO after 3 months DOM. These are not paid BPOs. I have to do occupancy checks after the home has sold at the courthouse and inventory the personal belongings so the asset manager can determine if a personal property eviction is necessary. They expect me to pay for the utilities and they reimburse me. For any needed repairs (like a broke sump pump to keep the basement dry) I have to get quotes, pay for the repair and then they reimburse. I've learned to keep my mouth shut. The reimbursement isn't speedy either. After many repairs and utility bills I have a small nightmare to manage for which I am not compensated for except with more listings and that isn't guaranteed.

And if that isn't enough the granddaddy of them all is the listing agreement includes a fee paid to Equator at closing as a "technology fee". That fee has gone from $150 to $200 on each listing. Even the listings that had an initial tech fee of $150 have an increased tech fee of $200 when they lower the price on the house. Asset managers like Carrington include a referral fee which further reduces the net pay. A lender I've had two listings with on Pyramid wouldn't even let me work with buyers when we listed a home.

One more aspect is that some of the asset managers, the companies themselves, also have their own title and property management companies. One of them even has an online auction website they use to sell these foreclosures in addition to, or instead of, using the MLS. So then I have an auction aspect to deal with. This garners a lot of attention but auction buyers don't bid much on these houses so they don't sell due to the minimum reserve and I've wasted my time. They don't even send me a yard sign that says "Auction". Working with their title companies can be a nightmare. An absolute nightmare. I had one of these title companies acknowledge they knew the taxes on the closing statement were wrong but their policy was to "use last years taxes" and refused to correct it. The tax assessment had nearly doubled since last year. Also, one of the asset companies files the foreclosure deed filed at the courthouse only after they get a contract on the house. Then they have to do another title search to ensure it has a clear title. All of this usually delays closing because they do all of this this after the home goes under contract.

The thing about these low paying foreclosure listings is that if I don't do them, someone else will, unless ALL the Realtors in my area stood up against this low pay... which is unlikely.
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Magnifico_gal asked:
We are currently renting. We had some rowdy neighbors move in and they wake up my 4 month old during the day when we are trying to nap. Long story short we want to move.
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