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Fri Jun 9, 2017
Business asked:
Before this never had a eviction.
Please I need a 2nd chance ..Looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom. I was paying a 1000 per month unable to pay due to lost job.
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Qulia Bryant answered:
HI there, it looks like your question went unnoticed but in case you didnt find an answer yet I can help. If your credit score is at least 580 you can qualify for an FHA loan. If your score hasnt gotten to a 580 yet I may be able to point you in the right direction and give you some tips on how to raise your credit score. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you, Qulia Bryant ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Terry McDonald answered:
All real estate is very local... a city wide average is just that, an average, so your neighborhood will almost certainly be higher or lower than the average. To find out how you are doing on a specific property, do yourself a favor and skip the generalizations like Case-Shiller, skip the online valuations like Zillow, and ask a local Agent for to determine an estimated value based on recent comparable sales, what we call a CMA.

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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
Cash purchases can be done very quickly. Here in my area they can be closed in a week.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Lane Jones answered:
Linda, obviously finding a home to rent to own is tough in a seller's market like we have now in the Charlotte area. A couple of options would be to connect with a real estate agent with access to the MLS and see if there are any Rent to Own listings in the past year or so that have expired or been withdrawn that have not yet rented or sold, utilize Craigslist but be cautious of scams and sign up for properties at Most rental properties are being rented quickly so if you find a listing that has been on the market for awhile (6 plus months approx.) a landlord might be willing to entertain the idea of a rent to own our of desperation and cash flow requirements.

I am not sure if you are a first time home buyer but there are some great programs out there...FHA, conventional loans, 3% down payment, $100 down HUD properties, etc.... I know that Charlotte mortgage banker Cunningham & Co currently has an incredible program for new home buyers only (have not owned a home in the previous 3 years) of a locked in, long-term rate of 3.25% with up to $8,000 down payment assistance for closings in September, the good neighbor program through HUD offers homes to teachers, police, fire, EMS, etc...for a 50% discount as long as they are in the home for at least 3 years. Speaking with a knowledgeable Realtor in the area you are considering living or a mortgage banker are great places to start. I hope this is helpful.
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Keith answered:
Hi Laura,

I live in that area and I am also an Allstate agent. It is a nice area you may also want to lookin the 28278 zipcode, there are some newer subdivisions there. If I can help in anyway let me know, and welcome to Charlotte.

Keith Franklin 704-527-3434
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Mon May 7, 2012
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:

Definitely get yourself a commercial agent. Won't cost yourself anything to use a buyer's agent and they'll be able to get you where you need to go.

Also, if you're looking for any residential real estate, contact me at 704-458-1843 or

John Siddons
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Fri Jan 6, 2012
tabjordan33 answered:
Hey James, Happy New Year!

I have lived in the Yorkshire community near Carowinds and the Rivergate Shopping area for 18 years. I have seen many, many positive changes! I love this area! We are now close to everything so I don't need to go into town for things. The highways are close by which connects you to everything. The public schools are great!! My son graduated top of his class and went on to be awarded a full acedemic schoolarship to UNC! Having Carowinds close by is great too, and you can see the fireworks free in the area neighborshoods! There are activities all the time in this area and about 5 miles away at Lake Wylie. I have great neighbors and feel very safe! Definitely give this area some consideration!! I think you will be very happy!! ... more
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Wed Jun 8, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Rimp the budget you give is not one that is going to get you anything. You need not tell people by the way that you are Indian or that you are vegetarian, but the budgeted amount in this case explains all and I doubt you can make do on such a small amount! ... more
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Wed May 18, 2011
Sondra Blaser answered:
I have two listings in Lions Gate, and have listed there before. I would love to help you. Call me Sondra Blaser 704-281-1865. Broker.
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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Jeff Furr answered:
I agree with the previous posts. Get in touch with a Realtor who you feel comfortable with and give them your parameters on homes and locations you would like to see. They will do a thorough search for you and show you homes that fit your needs. During this process you need to provide financial data to a lender so they can pre-qualify you so you know your buying power. This will give you confidence in making an offer and knowing that you can afford the home you seek. ... more
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
*Lisa Archer answered:
Did you sell it yet? Online presence is key. Having a knowledgeable salesperson is so important. Give us a call if you still need to sell.
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
*Lisa Archer answered:

Based on the last 6 months of data, the average priced per sq ft is 72-77. There are different determinations on sizes though. Smaller homes sometimes sell for a little more per sq ft etc. I would love to give you precise information based on your home. Contact our team today. ... more
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