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Home Buying in Clayton : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Ken Perrin answered:
Trulia is worthless if it can't look for homes in the town you are searching. It is now spam.
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
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Sat Aug 15, 2015
Sean Walker answered:
The newer the neighborhood, the more likely it will have an HOA. If you wish to avoid an HOA, then you will need to look at neighborhoods that are older, or homes that are not in a subdivision. Condo's and Townhomes will always have an HOA, no matter the age. ... more
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Sat Aug 15, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Typically I don't find condominium communities detract from a neighboring community. As long as they are well maintained is the key. If you feel uncomfortable in a neighboring community, then most likely others will as well. That may have some affect on the overall scheme of things and home values. ... more
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Sun May 17, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Problem with short sales is you just never know when an offer will be approved.
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Sun May 17, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I would suggest Riverwood in Clayton. The developer donated land for schools to be built right on site so all children K-8 can walk to school if they want. Plus the family amenties are among the best in the entire area. ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Ernie Behrle answered:
As you have seen, Clayton is in Johnston County. Clayton is a great place to live and I've sold many homes there. If you have not yet made a move or need more information, feel free to contact me or check out my website below.

Best wishes, Ernie
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
julielotten answered:
Typically is a home has not sold or had offers within the first 30 days, its because the sales price is too high. They may want to consider lowing the price or selling it in a different way. For example, selling it Rent to Buy.

This is how I sell all of my properties and it works great. I get a good tenant/buyers and they pay me full market price for the house within 1-2 yrs. Or another way to get it sold fast and out of your way is to have an investor like myself buy it Subject to. I take over the loan and you can move on with your life. And I can close within about 5 business days. Should you want more information, please email julielotten at GMAIL dot com
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Do you have your certificate of eligibility? Or are you currently enlisted? As a veteran who has been offering VA loans since 1987, I like to discuss your VA loan scenario in more detail. Contact me at 800 315 8803. My name is Bart and I have been in the mortgage business since 1987. I am happy to answer your VA mortgage questions, 7 days a week and review your loan scenario. You will only deal with me from start to finish during your loan with me. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.

Bart Gabe - Lending Nationwide Since 1987

800 315 8803

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Sat Oct 19, 2013
Jenni McKnight answered:
I know this answer is getting to you late but also wanted to add something...You cannot just combine lots, even verbally. You could have the two properties re-configured and recorded as one lot.
You can sell them two for the price of one, but you would need to include the lot number or address for both at question.

I'm sure you've had great success with North Fort!

Jenni McKnight, REALTOR®
Fathom Realty NC, LLC.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Charlotte Rybinski answered:
I specialize in the Clayton area. Unfortunately this property is no longer available however, I have several others similar to this home that you might be interested. Can I send you some of them to look at? ... more
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Jenni McKnight answered:
I'd love to help you figure that amount out but I need a little bit more information first. How large is the lot, is it updated or is everything original to the house, and is it in the 27520 or 27527 zip code?

You may also call me to get a more detailed response at 919-628-9936. I would love to meet with you to give an exact opinion.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Fathom Realty
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
It's hard to say with any real authority but having built many homes over the years as well as done many extensive renovations similar in scope to what you've described I'm leaning toward building new as more practical and economical when the finished product is considered.

One thing you need to think about is whether if you stayed and renovated/rebuilt your home if you might not end up as an over improvement for the neighborhood . If you feel like you may end up as one of the more expensive homes in the neighborhood this would definitely indicate you should not proceed with this plan.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Rose Hammond answered:
We can find you a builder for USDA in Johnston County or find you a new home. Please call 919 965 0223 or go to our web site at We would be happy to assist you. Email me at so I will email you listings from TMLS to ride by or show you. Looking forward to hearing back from you. ... more
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Ah, what an exciting time to you! And what an opportunity as well - with relaxed prices and amazingly low borrowing rates - it's a good time to be a buye.

The resources you choose to work with will make a huge difference to the success of your home buying process. As a first time buy, you'll be well served to align yourself with an agent that has strong market and inventory knowledge and the patience to educate and guide you. She will likely be able to recommend a like-minded mortgage pro.

A good way to start is to sit down with your agent for a buyer consulation - she can review the process and introduce you to a trusted mortgage pro who can qualify your budget to ensure that you looking in the right range and positioned to act when you find the right home.

Good luck and have fun!
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
David Flack answered:
I am a Clayton Based Agent...Depending on where this lot is it might be worth it...Might be way overpriced. I can give you an opinion of value for free. Call or email me 919-633-2891 or ... more
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Carmine Bondatti answered:
Call me at 919-255-8986 and I will be glad to help you find a house in thet price range.

Carmine Bondatti
Coldwell Banker Advantage
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Linda DeRusha answered:
You should have no problem finding a home in the Clayton area for around $100,000 to $115,000. This is a great time to buy a home. It is becoming more difficult to get qualified, but when you do become qualified, there are some wonderful buys out there. ... more
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