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Tue Mar 28, 2017
Sherri Putka asked:
Sat May 21, 2016
ryanhomes answered:
Yes $84 per sq ft is fantastic Except it's RYAN . They are making their money on the land they are selling you to build your house . They vinyl side the house BUT paint the soffits (overhangs) They dont case the windows to avoid air & weather infiltration to the sheathing . EVERYTHING is an upgrade = more MONEY ... more
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Sun Mar 13, 2016
Antonioruizjr asked:
Wed Feb 18, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Too many factors involved for an answer, so for an accurate picture of costs contact a few local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates based on your needs...
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Mon Oct 21, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Many agents deal with rentals. You will want an updated list sent as some go quickly.
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
New rentals come on the market daily and some go quickly. You will want an agent to send you properties daily as they are listed.

If you haven't found something yet, I'd be happy to help. ... more
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
It looks like you will have many cities to choose from. If you want to let me know more about the type of home you're looking to rent and price range, I can send you properties that match.

You may also want to check Parma, Strongsville, etc.

Cecilia Sherrard
RE/MAX NE Ohio
216-323-4620
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Great advice below!

It's likely not going to happen. You may be in luck in a few months though. Everything you do to your credit should take 30 days or so to report. Some things like debt ratio can boost your credit score significantly. You need to pay down debt. Do NOT close any accounts, even if you're not using them. Don't buy a car or apply for any new credit lines. Keep paying off debt. Make all payments on time. Never be late. If there are lines of credit, revolving accounts like a department store, etc. and you have a $0 balance on them. Buy something every few months or so and then pay it off immediately. This will also help boost your credit score.

In the meantime, save all you can. Save for your debt pay-off and also for your down payment. You can also possibly look to someone in your family to co-sign or buy a home for you and you can buy it back in a year or so. It's a possibility.

If you'd like to discuss this further, feel free to contact me anytime.

Cecilia Sherrard
RE/MAX NE Ohio
216-323-4620
http://www.YouShouldOwn.com
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
lkazen answered:
Buying and selling a home can be a very stressful process. I will be able to assist you and place the responsibility on myself to make this process as smooth as possible for you. I will guide you with what needs to be done with your home to make it marketable and assist you in prioritizing your needs and wants in a new home selection.

Please call me so we can get started on this new adventure.

Linda Kazen
Classic Realty Group
Broadview Heights
440 221-4725
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Daniela Maragos answered:
Hi Lisa,

Don't be nervous, buying and selling can seem stressful. Although working with a realtor you are comfortable with is the first step. Make sure the realtor you choose makes the efforts to conduct open houses for you along with Brokers opens. It's a fantastic market.. Showcasing and properly marketing your property is key. On a purchase.. you will be amazed on what you will gain, plus interest rates are at a record low.

If there is anything I can do to help, Please call me
Daniela- Keller Williams
440-292-5656
or email me luxuryspecialist@kwrealty.com

www.luxuryspecialist.kwrealty.com
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Daniela Maragos answered:
Hello Neha,

I would love the opportunity to discuss your needs. There is no fee for me to show you units that match your needs. I have great luxury apartments to show you. Please call me to discuss. I will need a little more information from you such as city, access to free ways and type of apartment.

Please email me at:

luxuryspecialist@kwrealty.com
440-292-5656
Daniela
Keller Williams
The Real Estate Design Team
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Bob Kienast answered:
I have found that people's ability to tolerate traffic noise varies a LOT. I had a couple buy a townhouse right next to the train tracks in Berea and it didnt matter a lick to them.


I would advise setting up an appointment during the evening rush to see if it's tolerable or not.

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to move forward on this matter.
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Thu Feb 3, 2011
Ray And Karen Levy answered:
Gordy,

This exact question came up today.

In the end it is really the seller that gives the approval.

Because it is a short sale the home is still the property of the homeowner.

The reccomendation is usually based on recent sales of similar homes.

When the offer is received the bank will send an independant firm out to determine the value.

If the offer is too low the offer may be rejected.
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
Donna Toth answered:
I have attended almost all of our inspections over the last 11 years and this cerainly has happened before. On most contracts, after the inspection process is completed, the buyer has one of 3 choices: 1 Accept the home in its "as is" condition(you may have gotten a great price!) and assume any repairs; 2. Have the seller fix any or all items found during the inspection, or negotiate the cost of the repairs; 3. terminate this agreement if the written inspection report identify material latent defects not previously disclosed in writing by the seller and any cooperating real estate broker. In other words, if the water problem was not disclosed on the Residential Property Disclosure, you have the right to terminate this contract, both parties sign a mutual release and both parties move on.

Should you allow the sellers to obain estimates to repair? To be fair and if you really want the house, this would be appropriate and you may want to get your own also. The repairs can be done by excavating on the outside of the home or have the systems that drain the water on the inside of the home(Ohio State Waterproofing, B-Dry to name a few), so the cost to repair will vary. So this too can be negotiated.

Finally, we usually do not change the sale prce to reflect and repairs but usually leave money in escrow to do this. Or once agreed upon, to avoid all the mess of the repairs, have them complete this before title transfer and have a Walk-through to reinspect this. And include the permits from the city of said repairs.

Alas, there is no easy answer and this in another reason you need a seasoned real esate agent to help you with problems such as this. Septic systems are similar to this, but that 's another story.

Best of Luck,
David
The Toth Team
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