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Home Buying in Durham : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 10, 2017
vankent answered:
I bought a home with PB piping and had several years of leak repairs. Ultimately, after renting the home out, I paid 5K to have the piping replaced throughout the home so as not to have my tenant deal with issues. I am told that some last a long time without needing repair. This was an 25 year old home. ... 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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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
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
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Fri Sep 2, 2016
MG asked:
Just wondering if I would get enough rent to justify the cost of such a unit. Looking to make a steady stream of income to live off of.
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Fri Sep 2, 2016
MG asked:
I'm looking at the possibility of investing in a couple rental properties that will provide me a steady and good income with future return on investment. Need someone that has extensive…
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
A buyer agent should be well experienced with new construction. The easy part is finding a neighborhood and builder. The hard part is negotiating a great deal for the buyer with upgrades and extras. The hardest part is making sure the home is built to specification. Many builders only pay a small amount to buyer agents. There is not much to split. You may find many discount agents willing to split are not that experienced with building, listing new homes or selling new construction from start to finish. You should ask up front what experience they have, what they can do for you and what they may charge ... more
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Sun Jun 19, 2016
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Mon May 30, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
What is your question exactly?? You shouldn't pay any attention to what a seller bought a property for. It has zero to do with what its value is today. If you're a serious buyer, then you should hire a Realtor as your Buyer's Agent. He/she can help you find properties that fit your budget and search criteria. They can also create a market analysis for the property to determine "fair market value". ... more
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Thu May 26, 2016
Sharleenahryel asked:
I am told by realator that I need an attorney to conduct my title search in NC.
I am buying a brand new home from a reputable home builder ...shouldn't it be a simple title search…
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Tue Feb 9, 2016
Vin answered:
I bought a cimarron home because I read so much good about them online. I bought in 2008 and have had nothing but problems. Mainly with drainage and nail pops.

Now... I know all new homes have nail pops and cimarron did fix them (at first). Initially we had more than 400 nail/screw pops (not kidding). they fixed them and within weeks there were more... hundreds more within months.

I met with the owner of the company who came to my house. He saw how bad it was and said they would fix them again. I said,"but there's a problem. this shouldn't happen. they're gonna pop again." His response was, "I will keep coming back to fix them until you're happy."

That made me feel good. So I didn't worry about it for a while. Around a year later I contacted the office and was told they would NOT be fixing them anymore.

So... basically I've spent thousands on drainage... thousands more on spackle and paint and my ceilings still look like I live in a warzone.

I just find them to be dishonest. And I would never recommend them.

I will again spend thousands on spackle and paint, right before we try to unload this house. But never again will I buy from them.
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Sat Jan 30, 2016
Ebony Andrews answered:
I reside and work down the road from where they are building creek side at bethpage. All I can speak to is the neighborhood. I haven't been inside any model homes but I drive by there everyday. The area is quiet, convenient to brier creek which is where you'll find shopping, dining, movies etc. There's an elementary school being built also down the road. In my opinion this is an area that is up and coming. There's quite a bit of building and construction going on throughout page rd. which is a good sign that the area is growing which means homes will probably appreciate very well. And the airport is 10min away. Definitely worth visiting for sure. Hope I was able to help a bit. ... more
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