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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Get familiarized with various Lending Institutions and inquire about their current mortgage rates.

Go to the bank or credit union where you already have a checking or savings account and ask what types of mortgage deals they offer current customers.

Ask friends, family members and your Real Estate Agent for referrals to loan officers and mortgage brokers who gave them good, professional service and helped them find a competitive loan.
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Steven Epstein, P.A. answered:
1st there are national & local Furniture Rental companies that do sell their best returns. 2nd Goodwill Thriftstores, 3rd Habitat For Humanity, 4th Google real estate staging companies and see who can help you. Best Regards ... more
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Tamika Moses answered:
Hello DJ , The building should be well aware of the disabilities act. Title II prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs, services, and activities provided or made available by public entities. HUD enforces Title II when it relates to state and local public housing, housing assistance and housing referrals

Thank you,
Tamika Mose
Keller Williams Realty Partners SW
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
O. Kheir answered:
We sell oceanfront condos at The World's Most Famous Beach, our customers walk around in bathing suits, shorts, T shirts, flip flops ... they can wear what ever they want - I choose to wear khakis and golf shirts for comfort although on hot summer days, I have been tempted to join my customers on the beach in my shorts.

When I was consulting on Wall Street, a suit and tie was "professional attire" - and I am glad to be doing what I love - helping people to buy their dream condo at the beach.

No matter what, you should what something comfortable, a REALTOR with heat stroke can't be of service to their clientele.

Just my humble opinion,
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
O. Kheir answered:
Call, email, text or Facebook - all are acceptable in today's wired world. If someone takes offense to your method of communication, they will let you know. If the broker has a showing service, that is the method I use, I get automatic confirmations, showing details, and I can easily click on a link and provide meaningful feedback. Recently, I completed a deal with another agent who does not use email ... I must say, it was one of the least efficient uses of my time, faxing and meeting him at the office with hard copies. ... more
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
philip boyd answered:
just rent a room by the month in the area. that month will give you plenty of time to look around and decide where exactly you want to live.
you can find lots of room rentals on ... more
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
Voices Member answered:

Great Job on passing the exam!! I bet that is a load off your mind.

I will tell you what I did so you know how I came to Exit Realty. I went out and found 10 brokers in my area that have very good reputations. I interviewed each one to find out a couple things. The first question I ask is, "Why would I want to work with you". The second question I asked is, "What type of training do you offer to help make me achieve my goals". Make sure it is a very good mentoring program and they do not do the old school and say, "Here ya go find deals". The third question I had is, "What are the expectations for me (goals)". Make sure they are believable and achievable for you do not want someone setting you up to fail. The forth question I asked, "Who is in charge or the go to person for the office to make sure things get done". Always make sure you know who will help you and make sure you go. The last question is about how much you will get paid. Every broker/owner or franchise has different splits for commission. Most people got into real estate to make money so you need to know. I took it one step further and asked about retirement. You will find out you are only as good as your last close. Meaning you are done when you are done. I joined Exit because of the 10-7-5 program.

You really need to find a broker you like and trust. They have got to want to train you and you have got to want it.

Also, if you want my 20 questions I asked brokers for my interview email me.

Tony "The Tiger" Cady
Exit Realty Connection
1001 9th AVE SE
Watertown, SD 57201
605 237 1421
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
You need to find a local realtor that has extensive knowledge of the area where you wish to be. It doesn't cost you anything. The seller normally pays the first months rent as a realtor's fee. Take advantage of their knowledge and save yourself some valuable time and headaches. If you're moving to CT, you can always look me up!! Good luck! ... more
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Tue Mar 9, 2010
Erebolledo810 asked:
I am a single mother of 2 girls that live at home and one son that lives on his own and I have several medical problems and am currently disabled. I basically need something to get me from…
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
x answered:
Are you looking for the owner's policy?
If so you can search the tax records on the appropriate county website, find the owner's name, then go to the county clerk of court (online) and search public records using the lastname, first name format. Search for the deed (warranty deed). Typically the title insurance company name is on the recorded document. You would find the deed has the right title company, because it would have been recorded at the time of purchase (unless it is a quit claim deed, which could be filed later) and that is when the owner's policy would have been purchased. You can then track down the owner's policy through the title company.

If you were trying to do somethign else, please shoot me an email or a call and I would be happy to help you as best I can.

Ryan McPartland
Co-Owner / Licensed Mortgage Consultant
Primary Mortgage Group
239-206-4439 Direct
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Murray Balkcom answered:
I like Mark's answer. Consult an attorney if the condo docs don't address it. We are Realtors, and cannot give legal advice.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:

There are many websites that may offer this data. My first thought is to seach the County site- there is a plethora of information to be found- if you look thoroughly. Another option may be - I find this site very helpful as well. If these tips don't meet your desires- contact a MAI- or Senior Appraiser- They will have the scoop, for sure!

Mott Kornicki, Broker
Miami Real Estate, Florida
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Sun Apr 19, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
This is a very difficult time to consider leaving a paying job for a career that is seeing more people leaving the profession than are entering it. This departure is because they are not only are agents having a difficult time selling but being in the business costs you money. Advertising, fees, dues, insurance, gas, etc. are difficult expenses cover when you aren't making sales.

Our recommendation is to maintain your current job and ease into real estate. The best sinerio is to have a job that feeds you real estate contacts. Thinking outside the box could land you a paying job that contributes to your new adventure.

Move forward cautiously.....

Good luck
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Wed Jan 28, 2009
RN answered:
You can either go to the county's tax collector's office, or subscribe to a service called RealtyTrac, which for a fee will send you a list of properties in default.
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Sun Aug 31, 2008
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
Check with The Florida Department of professional Regulation and The Miami-Dade County Occupational License Authority. Property management has many various elements; yard maintenance, rent collections, home improvement, etc. Some of these duties may not need licensure. Home Inspectors will need to be licensed in the near future. ... more
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