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Home Buying in 28027 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 27, 2015
Stacey Fitch answered:
If you are working with an agent, they should be able to provide you with the sources to look up information that is important to you.
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Cheryl Powell answered:
Congratulations Kay! I hope everything goes smoothly and that you close in September as expected.
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good afternoonk, Christina:
You might want to review the Trulia Real Estate Blog "I have bad credit and no savings. Can I get a home or am I stuck renting?" If you meet the criteria there, you should be able to get a loan. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Cheryl Powell answered:
Hello, The new construction market is HOT right now and most builders aren't negotiating at all on to-be-built homes. Some builders will negotiate a little on inventory homes, but there just isn't 30% negotiation room built into the price of these homes. The average sales price in the entire Charlotte MLS area is less than 5% lower than the list price. A builder sales representative probably wouldn't even write an offer of $240,000 on a house listed at $340,000, because it is just not reasonable. I would recommend looking at homes closer to your maximum price point, because low ball offers just aren't being accepted anymore. I'd be happy to help you find nice communities in the Cox Mill school district that are within your price range. If I can help in any way contact me anytime. Best Regards. ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Cheryl Powell answered:
Hello Christina, Please be VERY cautious when considering a "Rent to Own" property. I've heard many horror stories from people who decided to "rent to own". They invested a lot of money and ended up with nothing to show for it. I highly recommend that buyers rent until they can qualify for a mortgage, instead of entering into a "rent to own" agreement.

Lease with Option to Purchase is a little different than "rent to own", in this case an attorney draws up the Lease with Option to Purchase agreement once you find a property, the Offer to Purchase and Contract would also be prepared & signed at that time. You can use a Realtor to locate potential Lease with Option to Purchase properties or find a property yourself. An "option fee" would be paid directly to the property owner, which would be credited toward the purchase of the property at closing, but is typically non-refundable if you don't purchase the property. Under a Lease with Option to Purchase agreement, you would rent a property for a specific amount of time, then at or before the end of the lease term you can exercise your "option to purchase" the property. If you decide not to purchase the property you would move out at the end of the lease or renegotiate terms with the owner.

If you have any questions or would like more information contact me anytime.
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Heather Hopkinson answered:
Hi Colleen
Well, I can tell you that if your home has been on and off the market for 3 years and you still have no offers, then NO your house is NOT priced to sell. Of the homes in and around your price range and area, how many of the showings that are happening weekly are you capturing (this is something your agent should be telling you)? There are MANY factors that will determine your homes list price if you want to sell, and all of these factors should have been discussed with you by your agent. Price is VERY important, but there are other factors. How does your home show? How does it show in person verse the pictures? How well is your home marketed online? How many people are viewing your home online and never coming to see it? Are you in a neighborhood still selling new construction homes? How is your lot compared to the competition? All of these factors (and others) are also VERY important to determining the best price to get your home SOLD.

If you would like an HONEST analysis of your home, I would be happy to help. I am known for not giving any fluff and telling it like it is, so if you want my professional opinion, feel free to give me a call (704.562.2071). Check out my reviews and profile online, and if you feel I would be a fit to help, I am here. I am never too busy to help, but always to busy to bother you!

Best of luck with your goals to move back up north!
Heather Hopkinson
RE/MAX Executive Realty
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Sun Jun 27, 2010
Tony Orefice answered:
Dear Scarlett,

Give me a call or drop me an email. Let me know what your search criteria is and I will be happy to help you find a rental home in the Cox Mill HS area. I happen to own a home there as well.

Thank you,

Tony Orefice
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
Tony Orefice answered:
Hi CRichard,
You need to speak with a Buyer's agent. He can do a Comparable Market Analysis to tell you how much other similar homes have gone for. I'd be happy to help you with this.

Tony Orefice
Wilkinson & Associates
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Mon Oct 5, 2009
Neal Pender answered:
I haven't heard about Beckwith's financial situation, however I recommend you keep looking at some other neighborhoods. Riverwalk has lots of strikes against it for resale potential. It overlooks the new ZMax dragstrip, it shares a two lane road with an elementary school, it is next to rental duplexes and condos and there are just too many good choices to settle on this particular neighborhood. ... more
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Sun May 10, 2009
Cindy Snyder answered:
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