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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If you are buying, your realtor is paid from the seller's profits of the home you're buying. If your realtor is greedy and wants more money than what the seller is willing to pay, then you (the buyer) will need to pay the difference. ... more
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Just because their aren't any, doesn't mean they are illegal. A real estate agent should be able to set you up with a MLS search for properties with MIL.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Kedesh Ortiz answered:
I highly advise that you contact a Local Septic company and request a free estimate for a Septic to Sewer conversion. If you were he in Orlando we would have sent someone out to help you.
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Jacqui Rum answered:
It's FREEEEEEEE to work with a Realtor if you are looking to buy (or even rent)!
Seriously, totally free.
Because when a Realtor works with buyers, they get paid by the seller. That's why you should always always always work with a Realtor if you are looking to buy!

If you are a seller, that is negotiable. But keep in mind that whatever you agree upon, 50% of that goes to the buyer's agent. So if you agree on a very low commission and have to split it, the buyer's agent may be less incline to show your property if they see that they will only be getting a very small commission. It's mean, but it most likely happens.
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Thu May 22, 2014
Brian Graver answered:
Like many of the other agents have stated, poor credit can be an issue, but it would truly depend on how bad the score and the reason for the score. Apartments will likely be easier than private homes and private homes leased directly by the owner will likely be easier than a private home leased by a management company.

I have several credit repair professionals that I am happy to put you in touch with if you would like to explore your options there, so please feel free to contact me anytime.

Good luck!

Brian Graver
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi N. Robertson,

Notwithstanding an agreement to the contrary with your Landlord, in my personal opinion, your Landlord is the one dropping the ball on notification and He/She bears the consequences of inaction regarding notice to you.

I like Linda's idea; however, I would take a more formal step by sending certified letters to your Landlord and the HOA stating you will not be monetarily responsible for any compliance fines unless notified in writing by your Landlord or the HOA.

In addition, this might come in handy:

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Fri Nov 2, 2012
articalaugust answered:
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Barry Shapiro answered:
Professional Secret: If you are in a competitive buying situation, we recommend you write an "emotional letter" to the seller, telling the seller why the property you've selected is so well suited for you. You'd be surprised, but we've seen our clients beat other buyers out because they connected with the sellers on an emotional level -- but ULTIMATELY it's all about the money that the seller will net. If it's a corporate-owned, investor or REO property, don't waste time with the emotional letter. When you offer amount (net) is similar to the other competing values, the NEXT best way to get an offer accepted is to appeal to a seller's emotions. Why? Because residential real estate transactions are put together -- and sometimes blow up -- over emotional hotbeds of insanity, lunacy and what often seems to be bipolar mood swings. So it may help if you can give the seller a reason to care about you. Or, it may actually hurt your chances, if you happen to hit a hot button with the seller. •To make a seller receptive to your offer, make the seller feel a connection to you. Showcase your vulnerability and sincerity in a letter. Make the seller feel as though you are the perfect buyer.

Include the following details:

1.The names, ages and relationships of all occupants.
2.A little history about your previous homes and how that relates to this home.
3.Your occupation, education and struggles to get to where you are in life.
4.List the specific reasons why you fell in love with this home.
5.Explain why you deserve to live in this home and how you will care for it.

A seller's house is a place where joy is shared, sorrows are expressed, hopes and dreams are crafted; it's a place of treasured memories. If it's not a happy situation (divorce, etc), then forget the letter approach entirely...

Good luck -- and remember CA$H is King! ... and COMPASSION is Queen :-)
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Curt you were thinking wrong, most asking prices aren't even accepted, that is because the Realtor that listed it had to come up with a price, and that price was not necessarily one the bank agrees to except but rather a teaser price o bring interest to the property! The fact that you are paying cash has nothing to do with thinking you can get a discount! ... more
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Sat Mar 20, 2010
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hello Tt,
We have posted a plethora of information on our short sale website, aimed at providing the information Ventura County homeowners need to make a prudent decision on their future financial situation. About 67% (two-thirds) of all home sales in California last year, were distressed property sales. There are 100 homes in Thousand Oaks currently listed which are Short Sales. You are not alone. Find foreclosure help online and in the privacy of your own home. There is a new HAFA program rolling out next month, which will streamline the process and enable homeowners to both save their credit and avoid lender recourse after the short sale. Please take the time to do your research. ... more
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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your best source of information regarding crime is the local police department; why not call/visit and ask all your questions--hear all there is to hear firsthand--or chat with the locals when the opportunity arises. ... more
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Fri Aug 28, 2009
Richelle Briasco answered:
You will need to move out when the Sheriff puts a notice on your door to vacate the property. Why is the house in foreclosure? You can do a short sale and it would be more advantageous to your credit. It is more advantageous in 2009 and 2010 because Obama passed legislation to help people losing their homes. I would be happy to explain all the details. I can help you, just give me a call.
Richelle Briasco
RE/MAX Estates
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Bonnie Sterling answered:
The only thing I would add is that if you dont have your 3-6 month safety net savings, I would probably put the "ponts" into a savings for your safety net. I am often surprised how little people have saved for a rainy day. I'm a Realtor, not a financial planner, but I really think, especially in these times, that the safety net savings should not be neglected, especially by homeowners. Good luck! ... more
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Sun Jun 14, 2009
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Tue May 13, 2008
Ted Mackel answered:
Sabine certain REOs are selling with multiple offers right now and this will continue and not let off. The REOs I am seeing go out fast are priced aggressively and tend to have good upgrades and look to be in decent condition. If you want to find an REO that does not have multiples offers then you are looking at a serious fixer and it will be locationally challenged and the neighborhood may have some issues.

Example I have buyers in escrow now this current escrow and the two other REOs we wrote on, all had 5-6 competing offers. Good property is not sitting on the market.
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Sat May 3, 2008
Ted Mackel answered:
Hello Connie,

Unless the remote possiblity that county transferred the plans to the city.................

There is enough software over the counter that you could measure and draw the rough plan yourself. What are you planing to do? The last house I lived in I was planing a major remodel before truning it into a rental and I bought drafting software for like $75. I measured and drew the house then drew the second floor. I have a background in construction so this was a little more natural for me, but it really gave me an idea of what I could do.

The house I am in now I measured out the entire outside of the house in relation to the property lines and drew the plot plan on Adobe Illustrator, I set the grid to calculate scale. I am doing a major landscape project and was able to figure the new hardscape and sprinkler system much easier this way. You can check out the project on my youtube channel (tedmackel). My 14 year onld son and I tore out the front yard last weekend with a Bobcat.

If you are working on a project to upgrade your home or yards, drop me an emial and I can show you how I am saving a ton of cash on my upgrades. Upgrades to my last two houses and this one were all done by myself and my wife. I've installed windows repaired the stucco, , electrical, plumbing, done rough and finish carpentry, woodfloors, brick work......the list can get pretty long. I just put 4 yards of fresh base in the the walkways for the front yard for the interlock pavers I will install myself.

If you need a copy of the plat map in a PDF file I can email it to you.

Have a great rest of the weekend.
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