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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Angelique asked:
If interested, please answer the following questions.
How many homes have you sold this year?
Have you helped any out of state owners, and if so how many?
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Steve Smither answered:
Two flats are a great opportunity to get a nice home and have rental income to help pay the mortgage.
FHA loans are great for 2 flats but just know that if you decide to buy a 3/4 flat the guidelines do change. 3.5% down and low rates in the 3's make for a great deal. I also agree with Judy that you should check on the idea of a rentable basement just to make sure your in compliance with local regulations. Good luck in your search. If you have more questions do not hesitate to contact me anytime.
Sincerely,

Steve Smither
Senior Loan Originator
Milestone Mortgage Solutions
847-942-5151 Direct
847-458-9300 Office
ssmither@ardain.com
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Dennis Barnes answered:
Find a real estate agent that works with you, instead of trying to make a quick deal. Find a great house you want to live in for 10 years or so (big enough for kids or planned kids, close to school, shopping, etc,). Try to extend your finances with the nicest house you can afford. Agent should guide you through the lending process - shop around. Once the house is chosen hire a thorough home inspector and if report is fine - BUY. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can visit www.homefair.com and www.spotcrime.com for in-depth reports on any area.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Fri Nov 14, 2008
Cheng answered:
It is very easy and affordable to turn kitchen cabinets into morden and shine by just "refacing" it...

Also, new appliances these days are so DIRT cheap! no wonder GE do not want to do that any more...

Also, new material for bathroom is quick, one day job to have a brand new bath tub, shower, ...etc they do not need to be removed, the new face just be added on top of it and regroud; it is amazing!

Who knows, may be after doing all these, you will decide to stay, home sweat home ...
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