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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Jlynch answered:
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
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Sun Sep 8, 2013
Julie Davis Team RE/MAX Alliance answered:
This is something harder to come by with the market being good and homes selling fairly quickly. It will be on a case by case basis and takes a Realtor that knows the market well. I may know of one or two available. Please contact me personally through my website juliedavishomes.net or 601-259-5169 ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Julie Davis Team RE/MAX Alliance answered:
Always, always with a foreclosure. Sometimes folks being asked to leave may damage the property thinking they're hurting the bank. It's actually going to cost the buyer sometimes a huge amount of money to make those repairs, not the bank. I've heard tales of cement in the pipes, cutting the electric and pipes below the home, and even worse. YES, get an inspection and be sure to turn on all the utilities. ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Julie Davis Team RE/MAX Alliance answered:
Both answers below were excellent. In the local Jackson, Ms area there are pockets of neighborhoods where many homes have had foundation work and seem to continue the trend. A structural engineer can only tell you what's there currently, not what can happen in the future. I'd recommend checking with several neighbors as they may add some insight into how often and how severe the repairs have been in the past on not only the home you want to purchase, but also on many of the neighboring homes. People are usually very happy to talk with future neighbors and may be apt to give you a big picture. ... more
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
Mindy Dotson answered:
Metes and Bounds is the search criteria for a home search that you can do yourself at www.buyinmississippi.com. Go to the site and put your information in the search.
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Julie Davis Team RE/MAX Alliance answered:
I'd give it a few weeks then hire a good professional that specializes in Brandon. The market is busy right now and usually when school starts it slows way down. Realtors on average negotiate a higher price than an owner to buyer does and it reduces your liability and chance for error. I specialize in Brandon, have a full-time partner, advertise extensively and have closed over 50 homes since 2012. Give me a call when you're ready. Julie Davis RE/MAX Alliance 601-259-5169 ... more
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
Mindy Dotson answered:
Anything can be repaired, but the dirt under the home will not change. When you say serious foundation problems, that raises a big red flag. No matter how much foundation work is done, the likelihood that you may have more work to be done down the line is pretty good. You may want to reconsider this home choice and look for a home with less issues, at least not major foundation issues. There are so many homes on the market now and great deals to be had. It may pay off for you in the near future to not have to deal with ongoing foundation problems. However, if you think this home is the one for you, then I agree that an FHA product called the 203K is just about the only route to take besides paying cash. With the 203K, you loan amount will be over the sales price by the amount of repairs needed. You will be paying for the repairs in your loan payment. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Diana Britt answered:
If you haven't gotten an answer to your question, I'd be happy to help as well.

Diana Britt, REALTOR
Century 21 Maselle
601-613-9400
dianabritt@frontdoorkey.com
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
Julie Davis Team RE/MAX Alliance answered:
Great answer by Mindy Dotson. Exactly right. Find a good local Brandon Realtor.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Morton Floch answered:
My suggestion would be to go into a bank where you do business and have them find our for you. If you were applying for a loan with them, they would have to have your mortgage balance to see what you debpts were. I'm sure they would have a way to get the information.

Mort Floch, Broker/Owner
Premiere Properties Real Estate
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Terri Vellios answered:
Intereting question. Interest is paid in arrears. Here is the example:

Loan Amount $100,000
Interest (assuming fully amortized over 30 years. 5%

Loan Balance $100,000 x 5% interest = $5,000 yearly divided by 12 = $416.67 interest per month
Monthly payment (assuming it is $700.00) Payment $700.000 - $416.67 = $283.33 applied to principle
Loan Balance $100,000 - $283.33 (principle) = $99,716.67

Repeat above. The interest each month will decrease at your principle applied will increase reducing your loan balance.

Or simply, look at an amortization schedule. There are several of them free on line.
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Sat Dec 19, 2009
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Fri Feb 6, 2009
Eleanor Dean, Realtor answered:
I am a Realtor in Brandon, MS and would suggest you go to:
www.annual Credit Report.com.

As long as your name is on the mortgage, this report will list the Mortgage company, the amount of the loan, the account #, and the telephone # of who is monitoring the account. This will cost you but this is far less expensive than an attorney, the information is immediate, and a credit report is always something you will need to know in these economic times ... more
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