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Sun Apr 9, 2017
Eccid answered:
TO CLARIFY my question above: I'm asking about an agent for BUYING the new house. (I would already have one for the selling of my house). Thank-you
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Fri Oct 16, 2015
Hi Danette,

You're considered a 1st time home buyer if you haven't owned a home in the last 3 years.
Typically the only time it even matters is if you're going to use a down payment assistance program.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
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Great Plains National Bank
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Wed Jul 15, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Rob,

Unfortunately you cannot. You can with Zillow, though.

The NAR states that FSBO homes typically sell for an average of $184,000 compared to agent assisted homes at $230,000. That's a big difference! So selling with an agent will usually get you more money in the end, and it will sell faster with less hassle on you.

We created our service for home sellers looking for the best deal possible. Agents will compete against each other to earn your listing, so you're more likely to receive a great commission rate. You'll also be able to compare agents so you can select the best agent possible! There's no risk to try us out, and it's completely free for you!

Good luck!
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Mon Jul 6, 2015
Deana Theriault answered:
You absolutely can be released from the contract. She must change the price- its her fiduciary duty.

Deana Theriault- | 603.682.3440
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
I noticed this conversation dates back to 2009, but as it's very relevant to our service, we wanted to chime in for anyone else that comes across this thread.

Commission is always negotiable, and the Department of Justice even condones it as good competitive behavior among agents. So 6% commission is almost always the normal rate but that can really vary depending on the location and price of the home you're wanting to sell.

Many agents are willing to be flexible on commission rates, but it's not something they like to advertise. And most clients are not very capable or comfortable negotiating rates.

At UpNest (, we created an online marketplace where home sellers can confidentially submit their homes, and multiple top local agents will compete to obtain your listing. Some agents lower their commission rates to stand out, and every agent that submits a proposal is an experienced agent, so it's not the same as working with a low grade discount brokerage.

Take care!
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Charlotte Marrocco-Mohler answered:
You would have to ask an agent to show you the differences on rentals and selling. Let me know if I can help you.
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Charlotte Marrocco-Mohler answered:
There are not many rent to own options in Bedford. Choose an agent from trulia and read their testimonials and have them sort out the best listings that fit your needs and take a look at rentals and for sale properties. You may find your perfect home that fits your needs. ... more
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Charlotte Marrocco-Mohler answered:
Check agents and read their testimonials and interview agents and choose the best agent for you.
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Fri Mar 13, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Rent to owns are rare and even more rarely are they a good deal for the renter/buyer. The vast majority of rent to own renter/buyer's never end up buying the house. They are a great deal for the landlord/Seller as they get to collect large up front deposits and over market rent only to do it all over again in the same house. I consider it basically immoral and predatory in most cases.
Resolving credit issues isn't rocket science and a local mortgage lender can and often do assist buyers with this. Many things you can do yourself, others the lender can direct or assist you with.
Most people in this position are far better off renting the least expensive place they can stand to live in and save up some down payment, get on a budget and fix their credit. Once you are qualified, you can select any listed property in your price range and you've fixed the issues that hurt your credit.
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
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Tue Dec 2, 2014
Scott McCauley answered:
I'm not sure if you received the help you needed, but I am more than happy to give you a free pre-qualification to see where you stand. Please lfeel free to contact me any time.

Scott McCauley, NMLS# 174108
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Regency Mortgage Corp., NMLS# 1938
40 Congress St, 3Rd Floor
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Office: 603-610-8852
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Mon Nov 10, 2014
Jennifer Delisle answered:
I would guess it would cost between $8000-9000 depending on a few factors. Good luck!
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Sat Aug 9, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
Our area was hit with 2 giant once in a hundred year ice storms, a halloween blizzard and Superstorm Sandy that took down trees and power the last 7-8 years. Many people on the outskirts including me went out and got generators. It is also anywhere in New England and New York that were affected by some these abnormal storms. Homes with generator hookups a re a plus but any home can be wired for $1500 to $2000 plus the cost of a generator. If you have other questions or would like some help in finding a home in our area, please feel free to contact me.

Scott Godzyk
The #1 Trulia Agent in NH
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Thu May 1, 2014
Gsally08 answered:
We are going through the same situation. Did you eventually close on the house? If so how much longer did you wait?
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Sat Apr 26, 2014
If you both apply, the lender will use the lower of both your credit scores (630). A 630 credit score puts you in FHA range. The question that you have to ask yourself is: Do you want to qualify for a lower priced home with a conventional loan using only the person with the 790 credit score and 30% of the couples income, or do you want to qualify for a higher priced home using the lower credit score and both your incomes, but with an FHA Loan. Obviously there are other factors to take into account that I cannot determine from your question.

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