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Kathy, Renter in Durham, NC
Kathy asked:
I am designing/building a 400 sq ft cottage/home in Orange Co. NC to also be "re-saleable". Is there an appraisal ck list, for an optimal? design? Want to maximize my mortgage appraisal (land home = appraisal value)
EX; # of bedrooms/corresponding closets, laminate vs. carpeting, loft vs no loft, covered porch.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2016 Home Ownership in 27514
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Missing listing
Susan, check your MLS listing input first, maybe you or administrator missed to put a check mark at this particular option. If it doesn't show contact Trulia or input yourself by click ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Selling in 27514
Vivian Olkin, Real Estate Pro in Carrboro, NC
Vivian Olkin answered:
Seeking Buyer's Agent for Investment Property in Chapel Hill/Carrboro

I am surprised that you haven't received many responses. I own and manage my own properties except for some I bought in a transitional area of Durham. I've sold several that I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Investment Properties in 27514
Ed Billings, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Ed Billings answered:
I have heard about houses in Chapel Hill having foundation stabilization problems. How can I tell if the?
Certain locations within Chapel Hill are known for having a history of soil movement, while others are know for being "rock solid". If you suspect their may be a foundation issue, I've ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 27514
Todd Neal, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Todd Neal answered:
Can anyone comment on what it it's like to live among student houses in Chapel Hill?
I own several student rentals and have at different times lived temporarily in them between tenants. It varies by neighborhood but you cant count on this:

Students pay a premium per ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 13, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 27514
Christy Kimb…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Christy Kimbro answered:
How do I auction my house?
Hi Kelly, I hold a real estate broker's license as well as an auctioneer's license with AuctionFirst NC. A discerning piece of info with regard to whether to AUCTION versus a CONVENTION ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Selling in 27514
John Goddin, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
John Goddin answered:
My siblings and I rental property from my father. I want to be bought out. What has to happen in order for me to get my share?
I would start with the other family members and see what they want to do with the property. If everybody wants to cash out, you sell all of it and split the proceeds. If one or more wan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012 Home Buying in 27514
Vickey Wacht…, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Vickey Wachtel answered:
Generally, can a buyer back out of a contract if the seller does not agree to move the closing date up from the agreed to "close on or
Here in Texas the buyer can get out of the contract for any reason if they have agreed to an Option Period, usually thats 10 days after the signing of the contract...this time is for in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Buying in 27514
Rebecca Neig…,  in Durham, NC
Rebecca Neighborgall answered:
What is the minimum expected earnest money for an offer in Chapel Hill? 1-2% at these prices is alot of $$$.
1% is a rule of thumb, but it can vary depending on how your contract is designed. A buyer's agent ,who represents your best interests, will be able to help you negotiate the contract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in 27514
Stanton Homes,  in Raleigh, NC
Stanton Homes answered:
can you please tell me what's the property tax in Orange County? thanks
Here's an explanation of how to use the Orange County property tax site. Property tax depends on assessed value, not purchase price.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/552449/Orange-Co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 15, 2009 Home Buying in 27514
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