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Home Buying in Ames : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 5, 2015
onybillas asked:
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Tue May 5, 2015
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure what you mean by "buying a home on contract"? Whatever type of contract you may have -- nobody here is involved with your transaction, or has reviewed the terms of the contract. I suggest you talk to your Realtor about it. Or a real estate attorney. ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Tom Randall answered:
Good morning, the first step would be to talk to a trusted local lender or mortgage company. They will be best equipped to assess your ability to finance a home. Some of the items you will need to have ready for them are 1) W-2's for the past two years ( or complete tax returns if self-employed) 2) Most recent pay stubs covering last 30 days 3) Last 2 months bank statements of all checking, savings and asset accounts 4) Names, addresses & account numbers of all creditors. Having these items ready when you meet with a lender will speed up the process of determining your eligibility. Good luck and if you have any further questions, you can contact our office 515-232-5700. K'Lynn Lynn, Buyer Specialist, Tom Randall Real Estate Team, Ames, IA. Licensed in Iowa. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Kristin Studer answered:
It's possible, I would be more than happy to get you in contact with a loan officer. If you would like to give me a call at 515-341-1820 I can have some lenders contact information available. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks! ... more
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
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Mon Jul 12, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If your property is listed with an agent, your agent can update your information--just ask--or try contacting Trulia's customer service at
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Fri Apr 3, 2009
Brandi Nelson answered:
Generally, we try to educate both buyers and sellers that the inspection report is not a "to-do" list for the sellers. We focus mainly on major mechanical or structure issues and/or safety related items. The inspection is another point of negotiation between the parties. Buyers can ask for or sellers can offer for items to be repaired or replaced or they may ask for/offer a monetary allowance in lieu of the repair. Every situation and property is different but this is how we generally approach inspection requests.

Brandi Nelson, Realtor
Century 21 Signature Real Estate
306 S. 16th Street, Ames, Iowa
Licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa
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