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Tue Aug 30, 2016
Velmarodriuez answered:
I am renting a two bedroom does not have a egress window so legally it is not considered a LEGAL BEDROOM she is charging me LEGAL?
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Fri Apr 8, 2016
Denisemorrisette asked:
Thu Jul 23, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Hello Sharithoson,
Good morning.
Did you ever sell your house? Were you able to get it posted online on this site? If not I can get you in contact with someone with Trulia who can help you. Do you have a realtor yet? If not we have preferred ones we can get you in contact with. I would like to see if I can help you out with a sale and then maybe then a home mortgage. I will try and make this a very easy process. Please let me know how to help out.
Thanks much.
Josh Lund
MN District Branch Manager
NMLS # 387408
Gold Star Financial Group
Mobile: 612.802.3265
Office: 952.884.5442
eFax: 877.666.0007
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Rachel Broach answered:
In Atlanta the anwer is a resounding YES! There are numerous builders with inventory on the ground right now and they are selling out fast. We also have several new companies coming to town. Fischer Homes and LGI Homes. ... more
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Mon Jan 2, 2012
Susan Hofflander answered:
Hi, Newmnbuyer!
I suppose you've already got the answer you need by now. But, it's always a good idea to see the evidence the builder has that this location is not going to pose water problems. They will have test results of the soil and so forth.

Failing that, if the deal is really good, you could always invest in having your own tests done if the builder will allow it. That way, you've got results independent of what the builder is providing.

Let us know how this turned out for you!!
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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Cindy Hanson Welu answered:
Hello Home Buying in 55446! That is a tough one that only you can answer. The first question to ask yourself is how long will I be at this property? Location is one of the largest considerations for buyers and that a seller has to consider for re-sale. If you think you'll only be in the property a few years, it better be a fantastic value in the current market to try and re-sell if the location is challenging to the majority of buyers. If you love the property, the road does not bother you, the property is priced right and you plan on staying there long term - hey, you know the best home for you and your needs!

Find a qualified and experienced realtor to go over sales trends of the area, sales trends of similiar homes in similiar locations and than make your decision based on those and your personal situation.
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Fri Aug 5, 2011
Amy Watton answered:
There is no right answer. BUT, my husband got a mortgage less than a year after his foreclosure through his CREDIT UNION. He got approval for conventional with 3% down, it took four months to get the approval. This is virtually unheard of in the mortgage industry, but credit unions have different rules than other lenders. If you belong to a credit union check there first, if not shop every credit union out there and shop a few mortgage brokers also. Changes are slim to none, but it does happen. I am not a lender and cannot give lender advice, but I wouldn't recommend closing your IRA unless you know there is someone who will pre-approve the loan. ... more
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
The Surgeon General of the United recommends mitigation if the level is 4 or higher. Here is a link for a home buyers guide.
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Thu Feb 18, 2010
Kate Walsh answered:
You say that the place you bought has a finished LL and that the one across the street is a different model without a finished LL. Did your base price include a finished LL? If so, your home appears to have more finished square footage based on your description. You say the builder offered numbers to account for the pricing difference. Are you in disagreement with the builders numbers? Can they show you how those same numbers justify the price you paid with your model and finished square footage? Did the appraiser use comps with finished LL (like your home) since the three in your subdivision had unfinished LL? The issue seems less about the appraisal and more about the builder selling the home across the street for $65K less with an unfinished LL and a different model that may be a smaller footprint, fewer windows, lower quality finishes, less appealing floor plan, etc. ... more
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