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Thu Jul 27, 2017
Prpo672612 asked:
Tue Jul 25, 2017
Joshua Brown answered:
Polybutylene pipes leak because the chemical composition of the material breaks down over time. higher levels of chlorine and treatment chemicals accelerate this process which results in pipes eventually bursting or leaking. some think it's just at 'connection' points but thats not accurate. leaks can happen ANYWHERE in a polybutylene pipe system.

now "PB" pipes when written could also be confused with LEAD pipes since the chemical and elemental symbol for Lead is "Pb" which is also a problem but usually more of a health concern rather than a water damage issue. be sure to read your home inspection report carefully to determine the "PB" type being referred to.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
What you see on Zillow or similar sites has no bearing on what your home is really worth. They use automated programs that do not always take into consideration location, extras, upgrades, condition and such. A good local listing agent will tell you what your home is worth in todays market based on fact ... more
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Abel Bautista asked:
time new bid came and seller went with the other buyers. The earnest $ was already cashed. Do we get that $ back or do they have to sell to us now?
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Fri May 26, 2017
Charles Richardson asked:
I claimed my home on zillow and changed my profile information. That new information is reflected there. I created a for sale by owner listing. A few days later I went to Trulia and found…
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Wed May 10, 2017
Chpsych asked:
Sun May 7, 2017
Sharon davis answered:
I am looking for a home to rent to own in area code 27705 or 27713 price range less than 1200 hundred I need at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom You may contact me on phone number 919 536 8402 ... more
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Pc135 asked:
I have been looking for an apartment in Durham where I won't have to hear my neighbors but all the buildings I have seen so far, even those that advertise themselves as "luxurious",…
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

The best thing to do is to get a pre approval.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Annieajohnson13 asked:
Fri Mar 24, 2017
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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Constance.sf answered:
I'm seriously considering leaving San Francisco in hope of finding a progressive area, art centric, farmers markets and all within walking distance. Being born and bread in sf I know I was spoiled but I'm hoping to find a place to purchase that will be centrally located to amenities. Anything comes to mind? Thank you!

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Tue Feb 28, 2017
Hi Rob,

There are two things that factor into whether or not a debt will be excluded when there is less than ten months remaining.

The first one is are we talking about a car lease? If so, an underwriter will not excluded it because they know once the lease is up you are going to lease or buy a car to replace it so you will still have a payment.

The second factor has to do with the actual payment. The exact guidelines state:
If the amount of the debt will affect the borrower's ability to pay the mortgage during the months immediately after loan closing, especially if the borrower will have limited or no cash assets after loan closing.

As you can see, this is not as simple of an answer as it seems.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
NMLS# 787231
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Fri Dec 30, 2016
Lorrie Bumpers asked:
Living at the Loft's at Southside at this time been here for 3 years. And previous resident was 7 year's Colonial Townhomes .
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Thu Dec 29, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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