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Sat Nov 21, 2015
Videotransmission asked:
When I click on (Buy) Veteran Home Buyer Central there is no information. Where is this important information?
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Fri Sep 18, 2015
Nora Moore answered:
Curb appeal does have some influence on a lot of home buyers. Having a decent driveway, weeded yard, and new paint can do wonders for a place. The curb appeal is the first impression that people have of a place, so while it doesn't have to look like a resort, it has to at least look nice. ... more
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Mon May 4, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
absolutely, it is always a good idea to fix as many things as possible before putting your home on the market. It will effect your price an time on market.
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Wed Mar 11, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
There isn't any reason you can't contact a Seller with an expired listing or just any home owner that isn't for sale, but keep in mind just because you don't want to use a Realtor doesn't mean they won't want too. ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Kelly Pessis answered:
Properly furnished (i.e. "staged") is preferable. Look at what new home sellers and investors (flippers) do - they stage and for a good reason. Ask your realtor to assist you to find a good stager or to re-purpose what you have. Best of luck! ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Ryan Walley answered:
Answering 4 years too late but... I would ask your question in the Las Vegas forum, not Upstate WNY... And also your local housing court.
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Gary Geer answered:
Before talking to an agent who would need that information to help you find a home.
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Shane Milne answered:
Maria Cipollone how do you, a real estate agent for many years, not know this?
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
As an agent why do you call it what it "was" and not what is "is". It was a foreclosed house, now it is a bank owned home. The bank got it back at the end of the foreclosure and is now selling it. The ONLY time proof of funds is requested is in a CASH deal to prove to the bank that the buyer has the cash needed. ... more
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Maria Cipollone answered:

Contact a real estate agent in your area for the right advice. He or she need to know all the details about your financial situation.

Best of Luck,

Maria cipollone
J C Realty group, Inc
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
The Maxian Culeton Team at Hunt answered:
Credit score isn't the only thing that lenders look at, so contacting a mortgage banker is really the best thing to do at this point. If you are already working with a Realtor, he or she should be able to refer you to someone who can review your financials and pre-qualify you (or help you develop a plan to get your financials where they need to be).

If you need a referral to a great mortgage banker who is great at finding the best mortgage loan products for each buyer, let us know!

Jennifer Maxian and Michael Culeton
The Maxian Culeton Team at HUNT Real Estate ERA

Jennifer - (716) 946-6112 -
Michael - (315) 402-0208 -
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Gary Geer answered:
If you have executed all the conditons of the contract including any lender required addendum, and your loan has been approved you can usually expect to close sooner than most other sales. What date does your contract show for a closing deadline? You can usually close sooner if all parties are prepared to close. Talk to your attorney and agent. ... more
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Khalilah Reese answered:
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Craig Johnson answered:
In order to do a RTO you will have to be able to pay for whatever the expenses is on the property plus the cash flow that you SHOULD be looking to receive. Otherwise, why are you investing?

IN other words you would need to be able to see a profit at the end of the transaction. You spell that out when you buying the property. You just collect most of it on the back end(when you sell the property)

There are other options in the area to homeownership.

contact me if you need more information
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
As already stated below, at this point it's really in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, most professionals do offer a free consultation, or contact your local Legal Aid Society for a pro attorney, free. ... more
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Nobody here can answer that question. You need to read your lease and consult with an attorney.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010
Anna Campbell answered:
I would seek legal advice after reading through your lease contract to see if it specifies how you are to communicate any extensions of your lease.
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Thu Mar 18, 2010
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
There isn't a time line for FSBO or listed by a realtor you can count on. In general, you are at a disadvantage as a FSBO seller. But I also will say a lot of agents are at a disadvantage compared to my team when listing a home for sale. We do a lot more than other agents in marketing, spend a lot more money advertising in the proper places and have the latest and greatest tools to sell homes. That doesn't always equal a quick sale either. Market conditions, area for sale and most importantly the price can affect how fast a house can sell. We get the most exposure as possible to get your home seen by as many potential buyers as we can. Plenty of people will argue with me here and they may have the same marketing skills as me and not have any problems getting their FSBO sold. It's all about knowing what to do and how to do it. Do you have the time to sell your own home? The patients to deal with buyers and the paperwork? The negotiating skills to get the most money for your home as possible. Will you be able to be there during working hours let a person in to see your home. Every time a buyer can't get in to see your home is another day without an offer and another day on the calendar increasing the average days on the market. There are a lot of lawsuits and paperwork involved in buying a home in California so most buyers don't want to deal with a Seller directly when buying a home so there are less people looking for FSBO in my area. Your area may be a lot different. If you are advertising on the MLS be competitive with your buying commission rate. Low balling a commission will get you ignored by an agent with a buyer increasing your days on the market.

Just all things to think of and keep in mind all areas are different. There are fees and expenses selling a home and it just all part of the process FSBO or not.
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Tue Nov 24, 2009
Pat Settar answered:
This is known as a "hand shake" lease. I have known some investor/landlords who have done this. I really do not know why a landlord or tenant would not want to sign a lease. I was told by this landlord that he wanted the flexibility to "unload" the tenant if he was not working out. However, based on the landlord tenant laws I believe that your "lack of written lease" indicates an assumed lease which would mean you have to give 30days written notice to vacate. If you did not have a carbon monoxide detector in place I would assume your lazy landlord did not get a certificate of occupancy either. I would put a letter to vacate in writing and send it certified receipt requested. Please remember to sign a lease and always make a paper trail in the future! Good luck. ... more
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