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Thu May 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
YES! And it's called Fair Housing laws. It means realtors and lenders are prohibited from giving opinions on neighborhoods, schools, demographics, places of worship or religious places, etc. Both realtors and lenders can lose their license immediately if caught. There are undercover testers throughout the U.S. who pose as buyers, sellers and renters and ask realtors specific questions to detect if they are violating Fair Housing laws.

What realtors and lenders CAN do: They are allowed to provide published articles, websites, etc. since they did not write the content - somebody else did.
Buyers and renters are told to do their own research instead of asking realtors questions on Fair Housing topics.

Briefly, if you are unfamiliar with a location, I find the Census Bureau's website gives detailed information on every neighborhood in the country. Also you will need to talk to parents, school officials, visit the local police department or go to their website, talk to people in local parks, playgrounds, Little League, grocery stores, etc. People love to talk to new buyers as long as they are not in the real estate industry.

As for the websites and other published information that realtors give you - skip it, it's totally useless. That information is based on public information. Much better to talk with local residents who actually live there + the police department.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Denise McNally answered:
I show this home is still owned by original owner. I am not showing that it recently sold. Do you have interest in the property? I could check with owner if you are interested in buying this home. Please contact me if you are. ... more
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Trance325 answered:
12,500 for a house in Bippus. Clean title and no liens or back taxes owed. Sewer is paid monthly. Handyman's Special.
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Denise McNally answered:
Could you give me more info please? How soon do you need the home in Huntington? Any certain school district? How much funds do you have to put down for a contract and how long a term? Have you spoken with a lender to see if you qualify for a mortgage?

I would be happy to help you in your search. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to go over these questions.

Thanks!

Denise McNally (260) 519-2161
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