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Annette Dixon answered:
Your credit score should be in the 700's or better
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Yolanda Gay asked:
Realty Inc We need to take a property out of your system, house was off the market a long time ago, and seller is upset
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Barbara Stam answered:
Wow. Well are they good tenants or do you just want to gauge them because you can? What type of jobs do they have? Do you even see them as human beings or just as "market value?"
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Kathy Condit asked:
I plan to BUY a home in Spfld Illinois and in researching home buying (I'm a first-time buyer), I ran across the term "flat-rate listing agent" Does that any impact on me as a BUYER?…
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Rachael Bubash asked:
My family and I are looking to move into a bigger house. We have three adults and 2 kids. We have poor to fair credit that most Real estate will not rent too. We have 2 years of good rental…
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Ramo_bajric asked:
My dad is cosigning for me because he has a good amount of income which I believe would help me get a loan. Please if anyone can help it would be really appreciated. We are in St. Louis…
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Dancingeye asked:
1214 Quebec Court
Bowling Green Ky
Property is off the market!
REMOVE HOUSE PICTURES PLEASE
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Mycrazylife681 asked:
The builders did not realize they needed to get a master plan on the new elevation we purchased and the permit has been delayed for 6 weeks .
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Scott Godzyk answered:
If you like, i could look up an agent in our referral network who can answer questions about the area? Just message me direct if so and i can get a name and contact info to you to assist. sctprop@aol.com ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to contact a real estate attorney. The issue is real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia pay 3rd party vendors to copy public information from counties (sales of homes, property taxes, lot size, square footage, etc.). This is the information websites use to calculate estimated values for homes across the U.S.

You should also visit the local counties where you plan to buy. Ask them if it's possible after you buy a home to remove your name & address from the public information database. Also find out if when a deed is recorded with the county if it can be deleted from the public information database.

You should also know there are states that do NOT provide information to websites. Examples: Texas and I believe others are Missouri, etc. Google this.

I sympathize with you. I had a stalker also so I know exactly what you are dealing with. My incident happened decades ago (before the internet age) and I went from a rental to another rental. The issue is rentals do not have public information databases and websites estimates are way off because they rely on active listings to get estimates. I currently own a co-op in the New York City area and co-op ownership is not recorded the same way as a deed. It's recorded more like a rental - so public information is very difficult.
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Team answered:
The appraisal process is based on looking backwards and in hot markets, it is hard to find comparable sales. I wish I had a better answer.

As a seller, one of the keys is to make sure the purchaser is less sensitive to a missed appraisal. If a Buyer A is putting down 25% and Buyer B is putting down 5%, you might be wise to select Buyer A and try to get them to waive part, if not all, of any appraisal contingency.

Similarly, as a buyer, don’t get in bidding wars if you are a Max FHA buyer. You will cost yourself inspection and appraisal fees, as well as time, and likely miss out on other opportunities. The lack of inventory is driving pricing up but unfortunately, sometimes the rising prices outpace the appraiser’s ability to find the supporting sales.

With anything, preparation is key. Knowing when an appraisal is likely to come in low allows you to put contingency plans in place to handle it if/when it happens.
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