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Tue Sep 27, 2016
Ttoya1133 asked:
What does a commom duplex look like?
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Ebonimall answered:
Light wooden framed structures were first created when some bright carpenters realised that the light partition walls they were putting up inside large heavy timber houses were capable of forming a construction system by themselves. The system was a skin made of timber members covered inside and out by sheeting.

This happened approximately a century ago. The process was accelerated by the widespread availability of cheap machine-made nails, and properly cut and planed pieces of wood produced by water-powered saw mills.

The american tradition of do-it-yourself also played a large role in popularizing this style of construction. Unlike heavy timber or brick masonry, wood framing does not require a special set of skills acquired after years of practice.

Equity is the difference between what your home is worth and how much you owe on it.

For example, if your home is worth $300,000 and you owe $100,000, you have $200,000 in equity. Over time, as you reduce the amount you owe on your home or the value of your home grows, your equity increases. It's that simple.

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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Cory Fitzsimmons answered:
Just because you submitted the first offer does not guarantee your will be first position. Time doesn't matter if both offers were presented the same day. The bank will look at both offers and go with the best one. Perhaps it takes the bank 2 days to review all the offers, there could 3 more to consider. There is NO norm when dealing with banks. They all differ and all follow a differnet protocol. Get a good agent and stay updated on your file. ... more
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Mon May 28, 2012
Elizabeth Daniel answered:
Hi Seg,

Sorry to hear about your situation :( I understand your frustration but it truly is not personal, as was stated by other members. I think Shanna had an excellent point of having your agent do a CMA (competitive market analysis) for you in order to submit an offer likely to be accepted by the bank if it is a property your son has his heart set on. If you do not have an agent and the "broker" you are referring to is not working with you as a buyer's agent, it is in your best interest to work with someone you have a contract (or buyer's agency agreement) with so that you are promised they are working with your best interests in mind. They have a fiduciary responsibility to you/and your son to even help recommend a price, which is acheived through considering many things, including the CMA Shanna referred to. Have you signed a buyer's agency agreement with the "broker" you referred to? I strongly recommend signing one with them if you have been working with him or her... ... more
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Fri Aug 19, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
FYI -- you posted your question under Colorado/Pueblo County/Pueblo, but the property you're referencing is in AZ? You might get a better response if you post under AZ. Better yet, just check on the county's website! The internets are a wonderful thing. :-) ... more
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Sat May 28, 2011
Knowlton Amanda answered:
I'm unfamiliar with CA counties but I would suggest googling the county's "public trustee" and they likely have a website that will give you the answer you seek. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Oct 5, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Tue Oct 5, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Sometimes county tax records for the property will show if there was a sale date.
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Wed Sep 22, 2010
William Squires answered:
Contact your local county sherriff. They should have that information. Also contact your lender, they would have any auction date.
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Wed Sep 22, 2010
William Squires answered:
Contact your local county sherriff. They should have that information. Also contact your lender, they would have any auction date.
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Wed Sep 22, 2010
William Squires answered:
Contact your local county sherriff. They should have that information. Also contact your lender, they would have any auction date.
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Wed Sep 22, 2010
William Squires answered:
Contact your local county sherriff. They should have that information. Also contact your lender, they would have any auction date.
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Fri Mar 12, 2010
Bob Movin-On answered:
There are three ways to find out:
Call the lender
Check with the courthouse where the foreclosure was filed
Go to city/town hall and look at the land records
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