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Durham : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Pc135 asked:
I have been looking for an apartment in Durham where I won't have to hear my neighbors but all the buildings I have seen so far, even those that advertise themselves as "luxurious",…
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

The best thing to do is to get a pre approval.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
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Fri Mar 24, 2017
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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Constance.sf answered:
I'm seriously considering leaving San Francisco in hope of finding a progressive area, art centric, farmers markets and all within walking distance. Being born and bread in sf I know I was spoiled but I'm hoping to find a place to purchase that will be centrally located to amenities. Anything comes to mind? Thank you!

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Tue Feb 28, 2017
John Burke answered:
Hi Rob,

There are two things that factor into whether or not a debt will be excluded when there is less than ten months remaining.

The first one is are we talking about a car lease? If so, an underwriter will not excluded it because they know once the lease is up you are going to lease or buy a car to replace it so you will still have a payment.

The second factor has to do with the actual payment. The exact guidelines state:
If the amount of the debt will affect the borrower's ability to pay the mortgage during the months immediately after loan closing, especially if the borrower will have limited or no cash assets after loan closing.

As you can see, this is not as simple of an answer as it seems.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
NMLS# 787231
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Chris Hageman answered:
I'm not familiar with the houses in Chapel Hill, NC but we do have PB piping in Arizona. All I can tell you is, after the Class action lawsuit of Cox v. Shell Oil in 1995 was enough to make it no longer useable by U.S. building code standards. It last anywhere between 10 to 15 years after that it starts to leak from the inside out causing catastrophic damage. I recommend you negotiate with the owner to replace it with copper piping instead. ... more
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
Lorrie Bumpers asked:
Living at the Loft's at Southside at this time been here for 3 years. And previous resident was 7 year's Colonial Townhomes .
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Thu Dec 29, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Kat asked:
Just wondering if I would get enough rent to justify the cost of such a unit. Looking to make a steady stream of income to live off of.
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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Kat asked:
I'm looking at the possibility of investing in a couple rental properties that will provide me a steady and good income with future return on investment. Need someone that has extensive…
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Thu Sep 1, 2016
Steph asked:
In the state of NC. Long story short, the original developer went bankrupt and there are amenities that were lost like a neighborhood pool. Plus the parking situation in the townhome community…
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
A buyer agent should be well experienced with new construction. The easy part is finding a neighborhood and builder. The hard part is negotiating a great deal for the buyer with upgrades and extras. The hardest part is making sure the home is built to specification. Many builders only pay a small amount to buyer agents. There is not much to split. You may find many discount agents willing to split are not that experienced with building, listing new homes or selling new construction from start to finish. You should ask up front what experience they have, what they can do for you and what they may charge ... more
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

I was able to email you about this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Neil R.
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Maricris A answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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