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Fri Jun 28, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Depends on the lender. The better ones get it turned around in 48 hours, but if you're working with one of the big banks it could take a week or more.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

There is no FORM printed by anyone; there are just too many variables.
The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!

Try the Navy Federal Credit Union; they serve all four.
If they won't come thru; you might be better toughing it out for a year, to get your s--- together.

And thanks for Serving
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Christy Crumpler answered:
As both a Realtor and Landlord, I see some great suggestions in the previous replies, and would add just a couple more.
#1 If you haven't already, establish some new credit. Something small. For instance, get a credit card and use it - maybe just to charge your gas - then be sure to pay it off each month. But don't run out and buy a new vehicle with a large monthly payment.
#2 The typical security deposit is the same as 1 month's rent. If at all possible, be prepared to offer 2 month's rent for a deposit. We've asked this of some prospective tenants when they've been border-line, and have only been disappointed once. Even then the deposit was enough to cover the damages.
Good luck!
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Team Forss, #1 in SoCal answered:
In our area, most buyers want at least 2 bathrooms, but we just sold a 1 bath home for $10,000 above asking price. It is of course based on local demand. Yes, check recent sold comps.
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Mac Nelson answered:
HI Vicky
Employment opportunities depend on your experience and field of expertise. We have medical opportunities both in Morehead City and Jacksonville, and also education opportunities at our community colleges. There are two military bases who hire in different capacities, I would suggest you get on their sites and get a feel for what opportunities there are. As our population grows and it certainly has recently! The opportunities for employment grow as well. ... more
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Tue Oct 6, 2009
David Sobotta answered:
Unless it is not listed in Carteret County MLS, there is not one. I just did a map search on Club Ct. and there are no listings there. I will drive by tomorrow and see if there are any signs. Sometimes foreclosures are listed in other MLS systems. ... more
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Melanie McDuffie answered:
I would be more than happy to get you that information. If you would like to contact me, I wil scan the documents and email them to you. I can also give you information on other homes/subdivisions that are going to be built in the Swansboro area with the plans as well. I hope to hear from you .

Thank you,
Melanie McDuffie
Melanie.McDuffie@yahoo.com
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