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Egwim_michael answered:
Mls 2903064 still in the market
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Sat Sep 23, 2017
Wesos16x asked:
I already contacted the VA and they stated that I can have up to four homes with the VA Home Loan at the same time, it just depends on the lender.
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Fri Sep 22, 2017
Westpalm answered:
I may have a 2 br that might interest you.
if you are still looking.
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Thu Sep 21, 2017
Terri ONeill answered:
In some cases where the seller is selling on their own and absolutely refuses to pay a buyers agent anything, the buyer will be asked to pay 3%. However I will rarely advise that a buyer I am representing do so and suggest we find a more reasonable seller, unless they absolutely have to have that place in particular.

A had one case where this happened and the Seller's did not understand many aspects of the contract and I had to repeatedly take hours of my time helping them to understand their rights and zero cost to them. Not fair to buyer or me.
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Thu Sep 21, 2017
Dwilliams123474 asked:
This a spacious single family dwelying 2ba, 6br
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Thu Sep 21, 2017
Dwilliams123474 answered:
I have a Room to rent you may contact me at 312 544 0545
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Dockgiv answered:
I am a realtor in Texas. I have access to multiple ITIN lenders. Some are banks, brokers, private. Give me a call to help with your real estate needs. I also have access to off market houses. ... more
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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Carol Roeske answered:
I work for a 100% commission brokerage. Advertising a lower commission rate works well for me. I would rather have more listings at a lower commission than less at a higher rate. I keep busy and I work with many different people which has turned into many referrals. Although, when I work for a lower commission, I take the lesser part of the cut. I know it should not happen, but I do not want to take a chance that a buyer's agent will skip my listing because of the commission. I may give a discount commission but I am very clear, that is where the discount ends. My service, professionalism or marketing strategy is not discount quality. I am trying to benefit both myself and my client. Face it, we all have to make a living and save where we can. Real estate is not hopping 12 months out of the year, we have our slow season and this helps me through. ... more
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Sat Sep 16, 2017
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Alan May answered:
According to the MLS, 13320 S. Carondolet Avenue in Chicago is under contract with an attorney review, and inspection contingency.

You can contact Bill Kornblum (the co-listing agent) at 219-308-9629 with any questions. ... more
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Thu Sep 14, 2017
Tommygavin99 asked:
I live in a 3-flat condo building in Edgewater/Andersonville.
I'm hoping you can help me find the right person/people for the job.
We need:
Cement work - repair front stairs,…
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Thu Sep 14, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your best method is to call several brokerages in that zip code or even nearby zip codes and ask to speak with the Office Manager or Broker in Charge. Then ask them to be connected to an experienced realtor who specializes in investment properties / property development. ... more
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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
It is a Fair Housing violation to discriminate against race, gender, religion, family status, etc. If you want to work with a realtor of a specific race, gender, etc., your best method is to go to the local brokerage websites and see if they have pictures of their agents. Otherwise, on the listing pages, agents who pay monthly fees to advertise will have their pictures.

Realtors cannot tell you the name of a reputable black agent. They can only tell you the name of a reputable agent - no race included.
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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Chiefski2 answered:
What happens when a home is bought from a trust of one person. Is the other able to get half of the value in a divorce?
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Tue Sep 12, 2017
Alan May answered:
You're correct. You have a problem.

Your credit score is an indicator as to how seriously you take your financial obligations. A few months rent in advance doesn't cover-up the probability that your credit score tells potential landlords that you don't always pay your bills on time.

A low credit score tells landlords that you will not be reliable.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017
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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Carried201 answered:
I'm? a 58 year old Christian woman I have a section 8 voucher I also receive disability and and as of June went back to work looking for a 2 bedroom house with washer & dryer hookup my credit is not that great.Is there anyone that can help me. ... more
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