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Home Buying in Elma : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Ali asked:
I have a vacant duplex for rent and I need someone help getting it rented & managing it
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Cheryl Messer answered:
We built our Elma home in 2003 with a local Elma builder (TNT Construction) and are very happy with the results.
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Kary Krismer answered:
Rob, $200 an hour! Lawyers must be cheap in 98225! ;-)

Jared, your question is not very clear at all. What is going up? The amount you have to bring to close? Keep in mind that if you're going FHA the minimum you have to bring to close is 3.5% of the purchase price, so on a $200,000 house that would be $7,000.00. There is no way around that (sort of). So if you were expecting less than that number, someone didn't explain the process to you. I would also note that in many transactions that's exactly what the buyer brings in to close.

Also, as to lack of clarity, you don't say what is being back dated.

As to your question about getting an attorney, I'm one of the first here to say people should get a lawyer, and this certainly sounds like such a situation. Keep in mind though that your remedy at this point might be to back out of the deal. So I doubt you're looking at a heck of a lot of attorney time.

One other option might be to find a new lender. It sounds like at the very least they are not very good at communicating. That would probably require the seller to consent to the change even if you could still close on the same time deadline. The need for seller consent would also be a question for a lawyer. Once when one of our buyer clients came to us with a lender in tow, and it became apparent that they totally sucked as a lender, we sent them to one of our preferred lenders even though it required a week or so delay in closing. Something like that might be an option for you.
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Wed Feb 22, 2012
Jill Warne answered:
I have one at 414 N 6th Street, Elma listing link below

Click the following URL to see the report:

Let me know if you'd like to schedule a walk through please.

Thank you!

Jill Warne
Century 21 Real Estate Center
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Mon Apr 12, 2010 answered:
Building costs per square foot vary widely in any area of the country. I've seen homes built for $100/sq ft and luxury homes built for $400/sq ft. Those kind of calculations won't help you really find the value in a home unless it's the same builder and new construction in the same development. ... more
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Tue Nov 24, 2009
Debbie Parks, CRS, CRB, ABR answered:
The McKinney family had the peacocks, they sold their home within the last 5 years, I'm not sure who now lays claim to the peacock population. I'm not sure that they are really encouraged. Sorry, Debbie Parks, CRS, CRB, ABR, GRI Parks & Associates, Montesano, WA ... more
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