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Tue Sep 1, 2015
Harley Mcpeek asked:
Thu Jul 16, 2015
Amy Quimby answered:
Take a look at www.FloodSmart.gov. If a house is in a floodzone, even if it has not experienced a flood, the homeowner's insurance will be higher.
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Amy Quimby answered:
If I were you, I would list through Postlets.com. It is a free service and syndicates to Zillow, Trulia, HotPads, and several other great sites for FREE.

I understand you not wanting to spend money on an agent, but let me ask you this... When buyers walk through your home with representation and a laundry list of comparable homes, who will represent your best interest and defend your asking price? ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Jessica Bateman answered:
I work with a lot of people who have less than perfect credit. I tell all my clients that need a pre approval to visit The Lenders Network, I have seen loan approvals from them even with scores under a 600. So if anyone can get you a loan they can...

Good luck!
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Michelle Johnson answered:
A property's listing price is set by the market conditions in the area that it’s located in. Its list price depicts the active and recently sold properties in that area and what they are currently listed for or recently sold at. If you have a Realtor he/she should have given you a list of comparable properties in that neighborhood that are similar to the property you want to buy. From there, you determine the price you think you should pay for that property. Most of the time it’s around the same price as the other ones are at. If you need more information please contact me and I will be more than happy to help you in any way possible. michelle@abek.com ... more
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Thu Jul 7, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible, either contact the listing agent, or any local agent/realty office can also help...
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Thu Apr 21, 2011
Connie De Groot answered:
Without knowing more about the situation I would say that a buyer could think that they over-paid for that property and may ask for an adjustment of the sales price. Sure, another appraisal could be ordered but I don't think that the Buyer will want to pay for another since they sit is a good position to renegotiate. Appraisers are usually selected by the bank and there isn't much we can do- we get whomever we get. If you are the Seller you could pay for another or try to speak to that appraiser but it is a tricky place. If that bank's appraiser under valued the property then that means they will not loan enough for the buyer to purchase. The buyer will have to come up with additional funds or start over with a new bank. Tricky situation and I have been in it and it takes careful thought to hold it together. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
Joyce Albert - Buyer Specialist answered:
Dear Cheryl -
Are you sure this is the correct address? This property last sold in 2006 and is not currently on the market. However there are currently 5 other homes on the market in that same subdivision. If you give me your email address, I'll be glad to send you the information on them.
Thanks -
Joyce Albert
504-451-8343
Prudential Gardner Realtors
Slidell, La 70458
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Tue Sep 21, 2010
Melissa Blackwell answered:
Sam it seems as though you were burnt or wronged by people and you feel everyone wants to take advantage of you, we are only here to help. sure there are agents out there that only think of the money and it is their job and lively hood. For some it is a way of survival. There are also alot who will work from the heart and will get the job done. I do hope the best for you.Choose an agent that you connect with that has your interest at heart and you feel like you are both on the same page. May you have good luck in the sale of your home. ... more
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
Gail Ross answered:
Cross Gates is a large sprawling subdivision with some homes that are only 2 years old and the majority closer to 30.
In the last 18 months there have only been 36 homes sold in Cross Gates. The 11 that are under 15 years old had an average sf/sp of $107.92. The homes age 16-30 had a sf/sp of $89.52.
In the 18 months before Katrina there were 88 sales, so the market is definitely on the slow side.
19 homes that were 9 yrs old or less had an average sf/sp of $102.15. There were 45 homes,aged 10-20 years old with an average sf/sp $89.58. An additional 23 homes aged 21+ had an average of $79.51 sf/sp.
The values have definitely increased but the number of homes that have sold are much lower.
For a list of homes that are currently on the market please give me a call or email me.

Gail Ross ABR, CRS, GRI
RE/MAX Real Estate Partners
803 Brownswitch Rd
Slidell, La 70458 USA
New Orleans Northshore

Direct: 985-641-9563
Office: 985-690-1529
Cell: 985-640-2239
Fax: 985-690-1501
TOLL FREE: 800-239-0549
email: GailRoss@remax.net
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