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Susie Kay answered:
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Susie Kay answered:
Here in Texas realtors charge a percentage based on how much you can lease the apartment for.
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Derek answered:
U.S. median size of new homes built now is 2,430 SF, Los Angeles' new homes are only at 1,800, according to PropertyShark.

Average lot size is a bit more difficult to find.
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Shermanspann1489 answered:
If I've filed homestead and my house burns down to I have to file again for homestead
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Jeff Brow answered:
free is worth what you pay for it.... Other sites charge starting at $35 for the name and address of the owner along with the phone #. all information you already have i assume.


Go to the county records and work there or hire a reputable local company / atty to get it done.
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Shirley Nah asked:
Hi, I am listed with Zillow as Owner selling. I was wondering how come a search for renton houses for sale, even under for sale by owner, my home don't show up.

Pls adv what I have…
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Martha Fierro asked:
I hope is not from my old bank , because is only like 400dlls , I don't think that is from my old bank.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is this mobile home on a leased lot or inside a mobile park or is this mobile home permanently attached to the land underneath. The difference is mobile homes on leased land or inside a park is considered personal property - not real estate. If the home is permanently attached to the land underneath, then it is considered real estate. Realtors cannot assist you with mobile homes on leased land where you pay space rent. Those types of mobile homes is the same as buying a car. They are registered by your state motor vehicles department. A great website to get more information is http://www.mhvillage.com. This website is for manufactured and mobile homes on leased land.

Realtors can only assist you if you are buying or own the land underneath the home.
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Atkinsonsm answered:
They generally don't sell as quickly. If The Seller WANTS IT Sold CHANCES ARE HE'LL TRY REDUCING IT A LITTLE OR JUST TAKE THE PROPERTY OFF THE MARKET
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Christina Jeferson answered:
Am truely happy to find out that there are still honest people online emilier just gave me a $30000 loan for me and my family her email is emilierguidoty@outlook.com
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Since renovations are costly, have you invited a few realtors or an appraiser and asked them if the renovation addition will increase your equity or the value of your home. You need to find out what similar homes have sold for recently - for ranch homes like the one you own currently and for homes with the added addition. You can also pay an appraiser for their opinion of value.

It is better to have knowledge than renovating and finding out later that you won't get any additional value to your home.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Before you closed on this home, were you given a time period for due diligence? Typically, before a buyer signs closing documents, there is a time period of a few weeks where the buyer can have inspections done, research the neighborhood, schools, commute to work, etc. During this period of time, the buyer can back out or cancel the transaction using one of the contingencies in the contract. Typically, once you close and the title or deed transfers into your name, anything that happens after that day is your responsibility.

As Solomon said, you can sell your home the day after you close. There is no wait period. However, in most cases it takes a period of about 3 - 5 years for a new owner to gain equity in their home. If you sell before the 3 year time frame, you will need to pay cash to sell your home. Buyers will see what you paid for your home and will offer less than what you paid.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
What is your residency status? Lenders use your residency status to determine loan qualifications. Foreigners can buy real estate but you may need to have a higher down payment than U.S. residents do. Also some loans with little credit history is for U.S. residents only. If you are here on a visa, your visa will determine what you qualify for.

Most owners need to sell and cannot carry a loan.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Landlords see an eviction as somebody who doesn't pay their rent on time and if you did it to your current or previous landlord, the odds are you will do it again. Landlords see this as too risky so they will turn you down. You need to convince a landlord that you will pay your rent on time no matter what. No excuses. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Rent To Own was popular during the last recession because many owners were underwater, meaning owners owed more on their mortgage than what their home was worth. However, in today's real estate market, homes have regained their value and owners can sell to make a profit, so Rent To Own is not worth it for them and owners don't want to be landlords.

In a Rent To Own situation, owners had tenants like you sign a contract for 2 years, give a down payment of 20% or more, pay a monthly rent + pay a premium monthly amount towards the price of the home. The contract also stated that if you don't buy the home for whatever reason, the owner will keep all the money you paid. It was a huge benefit for sellers and a poor choice for renters.

If you are in college, it would be in your best interest to continue renting, wait until you graduate, then see what your financial situation is once you get a job with your degree. You may qualify for something better like buying instead of renting. In the meantime, work on keeping your credit score high because it will count when buying your first home.
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