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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Cinnamon Reed answered:
Hi Vincent,
Here is a great resource:
You can look up any county and get the description of what is allowed and not allowed for that zoning. Of course, to go straight to the horse's mouth, so to speak, contact the county in queston. Hope that helps. ... more
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
Legally yes, but realistically as your befitting from the fence being put up incorrectly you should be doing this. Remember unless you have an encroachment agreement between the two of you, he could demand you relocate the fence along the property line. Seems like cutting the grass for them would be a better arrangement. ... more
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Wed Jun 25, 2014
I lend down to a 530 middle credit score on VA loans. Let's discuss your VA loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My name is Bart and I am a proud vet that has been offering VA loans since 1987. I am happy to answer your mortgage questions, 7 days a week and review your loan scenario. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.

Bart Gabe - Lending Nationwide Since 1987

800 315 8803 - 7 days a week
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Why do you want to know is my first thought..... Are you a buyer a seller in the area?
Here is what you need to do, whether you are a buyer a seller or both, connect with an experienced, local Realtor, be loyal to one, and he or she will be committed to YOU and get you all the information you are interested in. By the way a Buyers agent if you are a buyer is free to you as he or she will
most likely be paid by the sellers side out of the proceeds, if you are a seller you need to sign a listing agreement with his or her brokerage.

Sincerely yours,
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Sun Feb 26, 2012
Michael Benavides answered:
My name is Michael Benavides with Coastal Zone Properties, LLC and I grew up in Cantonment and now specialize in real estate in Cantonment. About 60% of my sales in the last few years have been helping buyers with new construction, both spec home and pre-construction.

With a pre-construction home, I have found that most builders rarely discount the base price of the home. They cannot upset the pricing of the already sold homes in the community by discounting your home. What most builders do is offer a discount on the upgrades by either offering so much money towards upgrades or by offering a discount on certain preferred upgrades like counter-tops or fencing. Basically, the builder is offering these specials by leveraging their relationship with the vendors of these products. It helps you get the upgrades and keeps the community pricing stable.

With a spec home, it is much different. No builder wants their money tied up in a finished home. They set their price, which is the base price plus the cost of upgrades, and I help you negotiate from there. At $279,000, I would start about $265,000 and I would think you could settle in the high $260's or low $270's. Every builder is different, but I am never afraid to try and get my buyer the best possible deal. If the builder is stubborn, then I try to get you after market upgrades, either for free or at a drastic discount - fencing, fridge, etc.. The builder will take a look at its spec sheet and add up all the upgrades. For whatever reason, this upgrade amount seems to be the amount they can negotiate with. They will typically never go below base price so that they can maintain the property values in the community.

As for giving you money back, the lender will never let it happen. If you are a cash buyer, they may give you an additional discount, but it is usually 1-1.5%, if at all.

Jim, I am here to help. Representing buyers and new construction are what I do most and what I do best. Call me.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Preston Murphy answered:
The house sold for $300,000. It was closed 8/1/2008.

If I can be of further assistance, please call me at 850-380-0571 or email me at

Preston Murphy
Weeks Realty, Inc.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007
Ginger R. answered:
My in laws live in a paper mill town and asthma is very prevalent. It is also more difficut to sell a home because of the smell. The town economy is precarious because the mill has difficulty staying in business. People keep moving away and even in a good real estate market, home prices are depressed due to poor local economy. I would consider this in my purchase decision. ... more
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