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Kb.email answered:
If the color is unacceptable and doesn't compliment the neighborhood I will deduct the cost to repaint from my offer. I find the correct color draws me in and allows me to picture myself living there thereby increasing the price of my offer. ... more
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Zaginutz asked:
I understand that "public record" is just that, but I do not believe that interior and layout photos are necessary online. It is a hazard and risk. As the new owner of the home,…
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Txsmidniteangel asked:
can not find the deed to parents home. need a new one. need to know where to go to get it and if we need any identification to prove we are kin, like a birth certificate showing they are…
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Unfortunately your landlord and home owner failed to pay their property taxes or mortgage loan or both for a long time. You need to do the following:
Go to the county tax assessor's office or see if you can find it online. Find out if the property taxes are paid up to date or if you landlord / owner failed to pay taxes for a number of years. If the taxes are paid up to date, then it's the mortgage loan that is delinquent.

You should also call the county tax assessor's office and explain your situation. If the county is foreclosing on the home, ask them what the timeline is. How long do you have before you need to move out.

Bottom line - your landlord was pocketing your rent money and spending it on other stuff instead of paying the mortgage loan and property taxes. Do you have a signed lease? If you have a signed lease, the new owner will need to honor your lease until the expiration date. If you don't have a lease, you have 30 or 60 days to move out according to your state's laws.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Nobody online can give you legal advice or an opinion. This is a legal matter and you need to talk to an attorney about this. There is probably more to the story that we don't have knowledge of. ... more
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yvonne answered:
hello iam looking for a two bedroom accepting section 8 iam allow $1,650 a month can you please help me with that i would love to stay in queens thank you for any help can can give
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Ryank answered:
It's an advertising model for folks who do by homes. There a ton of different investment strategies to find typically distressed houses that need to sell right now. They will buy your home but they will do it for pennies on the dollar, wether the home needs a full remodel or it's 100% move in ready. If they can make money they will buy it. Your best best is to get in touch with at least one realtor to find out what your home is worth right now as is and what it would be worth completely repaired and updated if needed. This will give you a really good idea of fair market value. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You're doing this the wrong way. I'm a recently retired realtor and life long NYC area resident so I know the process. First, you will need TONS of patience and perserverance going thru NACA. The timeline is about 2 years, so don't think you are moving into a new home anytime soon. You need to plan on living where you are for the next 2 years. My warning to you is keep all your paperwork organized and available. You will be asked for document after document after document. Yes, it's a never ending cycle of paperwork. Also there will be weeks or months that pass by where you don't hear anything. This is why I said it takes about 2 years. If you need to buy something immediately, NACA is not for you.

Next - You need to know that the maximum amount to buy a home with NACA is not what the average home in Queens sells for. NACA does have amount caps or limits. Because of this it will restrict you to low income neighborhoods or co-ops, etc. Don't think that NACA will allow you to buy a $600,000. home in Bayside - they won't. It will more likely be Jamaica instead or nearby.

Finally - Realtors will not work with buyers receiving NACA assistance because the amount you are allowed to spend is much less than what regular buyers can spend. Realtors need to work with wealthy buyers who can afford a lot more money to buy a home. Their commission fee is not enough with NACA. Example: 6% commission fee on a regular home selling for $800,000. = $48,000. 6% commission fee on a NACA home selling for $400,000. = $24,000. Any realtor will go after the buyer getting a $800K home instead of a NACA buyer getting a $400K home.

One bright spot - Westchester County (above the Bronx) was forced to build affordable housing by the Federal Government. Many of these homes were approved by NACA.

Hope the above information helps.
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Fairybee_5642 answered:
No planes but there is A LOT of gun testing noise. I just moved here and the level of noise was NOT disclosed. Unfortunately, my brand new neighborhood is far too close to Eglin, and we are plagued with booms until well after midnight during the week and it is powerful enough to shake windows and walls. Eglin also has yet to provide any sort of test schedules to let you know how late they plan to test too. :( ... more
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Alan May answered:
curb appeal can affect the purchase price, and the colour the house is painted can be part of that curb appeal.
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Alan May answered:
Not every house has a driveway. the lack of a driveway doesn't necessarily reduce the price. You can offer whatever you'd like... there's no guarantee the seller will accept.

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Jake Ewonus asked:
My fiancĂ© and I are moving to the Atlanta area for my work later this summer from out of town, and we would like to come to town for a weekend and take a look at several houses in one weekend…
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Isaiah Y. answered:
Well now that's it's 2017 and mortgage rates are where they are.....I'd say now is the time to buy. Rates have gone up and they've gone back down. Before a spike in rates again.......buy! I'd recommend talking to Home Loans For All. They have been excellent with forecasting etc. We also have been sending clients to them when they come to us and they do not have a lender yet. Home Loans For All has a massive network of lenders they work with. I'll include a link to them.

Hope that helps!
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Brandiehaynie1 asked:
I am the owner of 2006 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta, GA. You have foreclosure information listed on this home. This home is not in foreclosure. all that has been remedied. I would like you to…
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