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Home Buying in Branson : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 30, 2016
Steve Russak asked:
Fri Dec 18, 2015
Jeanie Short asked:
I am a widow of a Veteran WWII and Korean War. He served 9 years, honourable discharged, wounded, yes, but, was not discharged because of disability. Whilst alive, took out VA home loans.…
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
golden1sun answered:
Because a condo is like or similar to living in an apartment complex (some better than others of course).
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
lendersnetwork answered:
Yes it is I know of at least a few lenders that should be able to approve you on your own. Visit our site or email me I would be glad to help out.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Jordan answered:
I've seen the house at 253 Bingham, and I can pretty much say, be prepared for what you'll see. It's very much damaged by wood rot, and is FAR from the business sector of Branson.

I expected something very different... we ended up being chased away by hundreds of wasps. ... more
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Rodglaze answered:
Did you ever by a house, I have a cute little place on about an acre...but no other house around. rodglaze@yahoo.com
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Sat May 18, 2013
Jim Robertson Team answered:
Great property. HOA fees are $231 per month. I suggest that you call the listing agents, Joe and Billie Ccockrell, to see this home while it is still available. Their phone number is 417-880-3988 ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Jon Hulsizer answered:
Yes this property is still listed. It is 1400 sq ft for $84,500. It is located close to the lake, just outside Branson. If you would like to see this property or you would like more information please let me know.
Thanks,
Jon Hulsizer
Century 21 Integrity
jon.hulsizer@century21.com
417-230-9628
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Jim Robertson Team answered:
I have a weekly listing of job openings in the Branson area. Most are in the retail and service industry both management and labor related. Send me your e-mail address and phone number for the most current list. A list of affordable houses available in Branson can be seen at www.BransonListings.com . 1204 Blackner St is still available if you are still looking.

Jim Robertson, Broker/Sales
Keller Williams Realty
417-337-3794
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Kelly Grisham answered:
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Jim Robertson Team answered:
Branson is no different than the rest of the country. Many former contractors are now working for an hourly wage. A skilled remodeling contractor can still find work and a builder with financial support can still do well building affordable spec housing (houses under $150,000). Demand for new inventory is rising as existing eventory is limited to stripped foreclosures and homes needing a lot of repair. Skilled workers that are fair in their dealings are always a sought after commodity so come on and make the move but you will need some staying power. ... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Tue Apr 24, 2012
Brenda Di Santi answered:
Our firm is the only company in our board to offer the traditional marketing of newspaper, magazine, websites with 400+ syndicated sites and exclusive Cable Channel 63 which also is seen in the area hotels when visitors are in the Branson area! With a sales force of 50 agents adn growing...you get the whole Keller Williams team network at your service! We also have a worldwide relocation presence which gives us additonal opportunities to bring buyers to your home! Tha't just the beginning....a long lasting relationship with outstanding service is our goal!! Thank you for asking a great question and giving me the opportunity to share! ... more
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Sat Dec 24, 2011
Elizabeth Sibet answered:
After helping clients & other Realtors with HUD properties & contracts for several years I've noticed this year Best Assets really has cracked down on late contracts or extensions not turned in at least 24 or 48 hours in advance, even if the extension is for no fault of the buyer. They used to give second chances for "one more day" for documents or call to ask the Realtor for the tracking number. They have been known to cancel contracts for one error on forms as well. We've come a long way since the "blue ink only" days, but even with all the supplements, videos and conference call opportunities to have questions answered, many agents don't pay attention to or understand HUD's very strict documentation rules or policies. Unfortunately, there is not likely anything you or the Realtor can do in order for Best Assets to reverse awarding it to the back up bidder if they have already moved on. You could wait and see if the buyer goes through with the sale but hopefully there is another house out there for you. Best wishes! ... more
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
S answered:
I have had them close in 45-90 days on the average, depending on escrow and other factors involved, do not be suprised if you hear of them taking over 6 months on rare occasions though.
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Sat Jul 23, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
In some areas, there's a sizeable transfer tax, typically imposed by the county or state. It's not unusual for it to be in the range of 1% of the purchase price. On a $200,000 purchase, for instance, it could be $2,000. Your Realtor will be able to tell you what the tax is where you are. Or just check with the local tax assessor.

There may also be property tax for the amount already paid by the seller. For example, let's say that property tax on the home is $2,000 a year and it's paid semiannually--January 1 and July 1. So the seller paid $1,000 on July 1. You buy the property and close on it on August 1. You'll have to repay the seller the prorated portion of the tax--for the months of August-December that he's already paid for. In this example, it'd be $834 (5/6 of $1,000).

For your own protection, you may want title insurance. And then there's the cost of the title attorney.

Hope that helps.
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