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Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Wed Jun 5, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Reta Todd, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Sun Jun 2, 2013
Reta Todd answered:
Actually, I live in one of the condos . The only time I've heard noise from adjoining homes has been when they were having some construction done.

We are very satisfied with our condo. I have one listed that is around 2000 sq ft. And there are three or four others available.

Please contact me at either retatodd@gmail.com or 70-0100.

Reta Todd
North Eastern Group Realty
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Chip Perry, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Fri May 3, 2013
Chip Perry answered:
Best way to accomplish your goal is to get a FHA 203k loan. I have helped other do this For more information or help with this, call, text or email to chip@chipperry.com or 260-341-5038.. ... more
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Christiansen…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Sat Apr 13, 2013
Christiansen Team answered:
Hi Ciara!

Amanda and I would love to help you with your home search. Feel free to call us at 260.704.0843 or email us at Amanda427@gmail.com. We can talk about your wants and needs, and also let you know what we have to offer you. Hope to hear from you soon!!

p.s. If you want to know more about us first, just google our names. We are an open book.
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opondomusa, Other/Just Looking in 10020
Sun Mar 17, 2013
opondomusa answered:
Your First offer should be lower than what you intend to pay to allow for some room for negotiation.This is because the seller will make a counter offer.
Your offer however should not be so low as to offend the seller and turn them off, especially if there is likely to be numerous offers on the home.
To get a good estimate of the home's value it would be prudent to get a Realtor to assist you.

Below is a link with some tips that can help you fine tune your negotiation skills.

All the best.
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Sun Mar 17, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
ok, so let me add my 2 cents...........overall - don't you think it is better to advise someone who has "credit problems" that they should work on improving that situation first before taking on added debt in the form of a home loan, even if it were possible ?

and I had to shake my head in dismay when it was pointed out that by "staying in a property rent and/or mortgage payment free", they were able to SAVE money!

So by selectively ignoring their obligation to pay one debt......they were saving up so they could borrow money and create a new debt from a new source..........sweet!
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Mon Mar 4, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
To begin with you need to understand that all properties require maintenance and not performing it as needed only makes the final bill that much larger. If you aren't prepared to maintain your home then you should not buy one yet.

The reason people should buy in an Association is . because they want and put a value to the amenities that may be offered, (pools, gyms, running trails, community, etc) not because of maintenance. The maintenance that various associations offer (exterior, lawn care, trash pick up etc) can always be had for less than you'd be paying in HOA fees. You can hire people to mow your yard, and do other maintenance jobs for you. Some people like the community environment offered by an HOA others do not. There's no single right answer it comes down to what you like, but if cost is what you've chosen to focus on then you should avoid buying in a development that has HOA fees.
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Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in Commerce Township, MI
Mon Mar 4, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
It means the sellers have an signed offer that most likely has the buyer wanting to sell their house first. So if you offer the first buyers either have to release the contingency to sell their home first or they must release the home to you the next buyer. ... more
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Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in Commerce Township, MI
Mon Mar 4, 2013
Russ Ravary answered:
Wow you still have houses like that. We don't have many of them any more in Michigan
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Chip Perry, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Chip Perry answered:
http://irmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=943c27a0-e58c-49bb-89bd-f4fbfaa76553&Report=Yes

The above url gicves you three that meet your requirements or more. For more information, or real time information, call or email me & I can make sure you get the most up to date info. Things change daily. If you would like to see any of these, allso let me know & I will get you into them for a closer look.

Chip
Remax Home Connection
260-341-5038
chipperry@remax.net
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Justin Herber, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Justin Herber answered:
No long speeches from me, but I can answer all your questions. Call me. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you!

Justin T. Herber
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
jherber.cbrwg.com
260 413-4942
jherber@cbrwg.com
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Ken Richards…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
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Ken Richards…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Ken Richardson answered:
Please visit my free informative website:
http://www.kenrichardsonrealty.com
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Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Thu Nov 15, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:
With mortgage rates historically low and home prices down 30 percent, this a good time to buy if you can qualify for a mortgage loan. Contact a mortgage broker that can explore your financial options and advice you.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
Century 21 Tenace

www.Flahomesepcialist.com
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x,  in Fort Wayne, IN
Wed Nov 14, 2012
x answered:
Strongly consider renting. First of all, you are going to throw money away on interest payments. Don't forget to factor in closing costs such as loan origination fees and closing costs that you will have to pay when you sell. Factor maintenance costs, too.

If you hire a listing agent when you go to sell, prepare to pay up to 7%. Property taxes are another consideration. You need to assess your own situation to determine how much not having a mortgage deduction will affect your income taxes. But all things considered, the housing market here would have to improve drastically for you to break even. Ask yourself if you want to take the risk of the house not selling or of ending up with a loss.

No one can offer any assurance that home values in the area will even remain stable, let alone increase. I don't have a product or service to sell; I just want to help others with lessons that we learned the hard way!
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Sheri Ricket…,  in Fort Wayne, IN
Tue Sep 4, 2012
Sheri Ricketts answered:
I've recently moved out of the Willows of Coventry apartments, which are located in Southwest/Aboite Fort Wayne and in the Aboite Elementary school area. They are very nice units and do offer short term lease options. There are a few more apartment options in the area as well. Feel free to give me a call with any Southwest living questions, or if you would like a map of the school zone areas. You may reach me best at (260) 479-9952, or sricketts09@gmail.com. ... more
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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Sun Jul 22, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
ISC,
HomePath is an excellent option to snag a great value.
As you have observed, these homes are placed on a scheduled price reduction program. The price will be consecutively reduced until it sells. Your real estate professional will be able to advise you regarding the reduction intervals.

You need to complete a comprehensive analysis of what you believe the property is worth in it's present condition. This number will very likely be the very same number all the other potential buyers have calculated also. The consequence of this is the home will sell for 15% above this value.
Too many HOMEPATH buyers don't grasp this sufficiently early and watch as some great homes get purchased by others.

If the current price is 40% above the calculated value, you can anticipate another reduction, but if you wait for the price to drop 40%, another buyer will purchase the home with only a 30% reduction. Fear of overpaying often becomes a road block to a truly great deal.

Best of success in your home purchase,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
727.420. 4041

Chat with me on: www.RealEstateMadeEZ.us
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Nick Staker, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Wed Jul 18, 2012
Nick Staker answered:
Try realtor.com or get set up with a good realtor. I am not a realtor but anyone you feel comfortable with can help you out. Most of the people who post on here are solid referral sources. ... more
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Nick Staker, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Wed Jul 18, 2012
Nick Staker answered:
In May of 2013, the new, lower tax bill will come and your payment should go down at that time, significantly. You will also receive a refund from your escrow account due to overpayment of the artificially high taxes.

This is actually a benefit to the new homeowner due to the large proration at closing. As long as the borrower realized the higher payment will go down and the overpayment will come back to them, it is a win-win for the bororwer.
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Tom & Katrina…, Real Estate Pro in Elkhart, IN
Sun Mar 25, 2012
Tom & Katrina Canarecci answered:
You can't renegotiate the price without canceling your existing contract. Then you would need to wait until bids are open again and place a new bid. As far as the lien is concerned, if that was missed during the foreclosure there is a legal process to clear the title. That process will most likely take at least a few month to even over a year. ... more
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