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Sun Jul 9, 2017
Just15in asked:
What makes that area red compared to the surrounding areas with similar numbers or crimes?
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Sun May 15, 2016
Trish answered:
Hello community I am look for an agent in Saginaw MI, I am a first time home buyer. Please help me.
Thank you
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Robert Pickles answered:
WhatIWant -

Great nickname. I have clients that decide to rent for various reasons, some to continue building equity, some because they can't sell without bringing funds to the table . . . Many of these clients are able to purchase. Like Dan said, your debt-to-income ratio's will be a factor, as well as the loan type you are using for your new home purchase. Also like Dan said, the best person to address with with would be a loan officer. I highly reccomend Brad Schloss of SimonTowne Mortgage. He has helped hundreds of my clients with their purchase, several of which had a home that they did not, or could not sell. His contact information follows:

Brad Schloss
Assistant Vice President
SimonTowne Mortgage - Your Hometown Mortgage Lender NMLS Company ID # 875022
NMLS# 206808
600 22nd Street, Suite 303
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Cell: 757.589.8872
Fax: 1-866-281-7457
Phone: 757.687.5095
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Fri Aug 8, 2014
Yvonne Hagaman answered:
Yes! Absolutely, this is simple it's a matter of selecting the proper criteria when setting up the search. If you would like some assistance please feel free to give me a call or email at any time.
Yvonne Hagaman with Rose & Womble Realty 757-309-1647 or
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Fri Aug 8, 2014
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Jo-Ann Vass answered:
I believe it's hard to say because it seems that all areas are going to be affected. The tunnels where the tolls are being placed are already backed up and when tolls are put in place alternative routes will be taken which will cause more traffic. ... more
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Barbara Randall answered:

The homes that I have shown have been somewhat presentable. The problem that I have come across is the pricing of the homes. You either have short sales and foreclosures that are affordable, but there's the risk of extreme delay for an answer and/or closing or you have a home that is not a shortsale or foreclosure that extremely overpriced. ... more
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
whytelyon2 answered:
I have lived here for the last 9 years. The area has alot of military personnel. The crime is the same pretty much everywhere. I believe there is a condo fee there as well. The only really bad area is Holly Cove across the street, But at the same time it is being built up. There are several 200,000 homes right behind Holly Cove. Good luck. We came here from NY and we are very happy here. ... more
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Fri Feb 10, 2012
TDodle answered:
Total lies- there are documented burgluries and vandalism and I documented more than two myself!!!- check the police department for the real situation. There are some military but not mostly military. No one on our street was military. The vandalism and roving 20 or more packs of basketball players and trouble makers are a regular occurance. And truthfully if you think Western branch is the best school system in the area, you must be lacking on what a school is supposed to do.
SOL test do not make them great schools and that's all your kids will learn- the SOL test. We had friends who were brand new teachers and did it only one year since they weren't allowed to teach the students ANYTHING that wasn't SOL related. These are the same BS lines that the builders fed us that are being regurgetated here again. Also every single HVAC units in River Breeze were 1 to 2 tons undersized for the homes. Being that these are two story houses with almost no insulation in them they are grossly undercooled. How do I know this- because the day we moved in the AC would not cool the house below 89 degrees, and I'm HVAC trained. Just watch how many heating and cooling service trucks you see out there at any given time. These were built by BEekO construction- and these were the first houses they ever built. A total failure on their part as you can do reaserch and see. Surrounding areas look like Hell and if you enter into this area without researching first, you will be sorry. Run away from this place and any realtor or person who tells you otherwise! They also said it was going to be a gated community- never happened nor did the security- River Breeze is total BS
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Sun Jan 29, 2012
Mark Edwards answered:

I'm sure you've seen the news reports about how we are at the lowest inventory of available homes in years. New construction activity is up, consumer confidence is up, and interest rates are at the lowest in our history. Prices have been adjusted and now is the perfect time to buy before you start seeing the new construction increase in pricing. Drywall, plumbing, and roof shingles are heading up this spring, and now's a great time to purchase a brand new home.

Please check out our list of available new homes in Eagle Harbor in the Carrollton area (15 minutes from I-664), New homes start in the $300's.

Thank, and good luck!
Mark Edwards
East West Realty
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Tue May 3, 2011
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
Charlie, real estate agents do not handle the financing. You need to speak with a lender that can give you details on how a VA loan works and what your actual expenses would be based on your sales price. A good loan officer will provide you with a good faith estimate and a detailed loan cost worksheet that will give you a detailed itemization of every fee involved with the transaction and who is responsible for it.

As a lender I would never try to represent you when negotiating an offer/price of a home and you don't want an agent trying to handle the mortgage for you.
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Thu Aug 5, 2010
Lynne Munden Frailing answered:
Many of the homes in this area are very well kept and many residents have owned their homes a long time. The houses are made ok but to flip a home here you need to be under 100 for a purchase and certainly a 2 bedroom is best for resale. ... more
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Fri Jun 26, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
In Virginia, "usually" a lease supersedes a sale, meaning the lease and all related agreements transfer to the new owners. However, if you're the tenant, review your lease just to make sure there isn't something in it to the contrary. ... more
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Wayne C Melton answered:
Yes. Most court records are online. They will not only show the sales date, name of principals, and other information, but they may also indicate the type of sale being fair market or non fair market. But what does the history of a 1950 or 1980 sale have to do with curent value? Current conditons? Current market?

Even a sale date of yesterday may not indicate the true market value of a property! With mortgage fraud creating over inflated prices and distress sales under market prices. Historic sales is not a good measure for determining value. Did the buyer yesterday install all new appliances, roof, paint, inground pool, and a sunroom since closing? Did the new owner burn it down yesterday? The sale may or may not reflect true market value depending on too many variables than just a date.
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