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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You determine what the home is worth on todays market, deduct for repairs and make an offer keeping in mind how bad you want the home and if there are any other offers. A good buyer agent can easily assess this. ... more
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Fri Mar 13, 2015
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Sun Dec 14, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Yes, the mortgage company is not going to lend you the money for a house that is a very bad state of repair. You CAN, however, switch to a renovation loan, such as an FHA 203K or the new Fannie Mae Home Style loan, which will allow you to purchase the home and finance the repairs in the same mortgage. Talk to your lender about options. ... more
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Jeff Lurie answered:
Hi Emily,

I was following up on your question and wanted to pass along a resource while you're still searching. There is a "Full MLS Home Search" function on my webpage. Feel free to use it to browse the most up-to-date property listings in Franklin and all of Hampton Roads. The search function is updated hourly and has the most current information possible.

Jeff Lurie
Wainwright Real Estate
Specializing in Suffolk, Franklin, Smithfield, Chesapeake, and Isle of Wight County
Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia
"Let's Make Moves Together!"
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi maxworkfromhome,

DO NOT buy anything before your deal closes. Some buyers figure since they are either pre-qualified or pre-approved, they're fine and they purchase furniture, cars, etc. Your lender will pull your credit right before funding your loan and if you make large purchases, you may not longer qualify for your loan in which case you would not get the house. So, to be extra safe, don't purchase ANYTHING that could potentially affect your loan.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sat Mar 19, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent advising--in order to establish value, do review comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, then make your determination.
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Sharyn Willard, SRES, ABR answered:
I am very blessed to be a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Select. They have their own. I hear that Top Producer Software is great. One of the top producing agents in the Tulsa Area swears by it. Here is a link for you to check it out...Good Luck in your decision making...
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Tue Jan 4, 2011
Lana Cary answered:
Dear Christina,

As a full-time agent with 17+ years of experience, I feel that your initial training is of utmost importance. I have been an agent with William E. Wood and Associates for approximately 9 years. Their training is superb and will contribute to and accelerate your ultimate success. New agents are very "dangerous" when lacking knowledge of the industry. Although your initial training "investment" may require driving to a classroom, it will pay off for you later in a big way! William E. Wood has an excellent office located in the heart of Franklin. However, one benefit of working with the largest. most successful real estate company in Hampton Roads is that you will have access to every William E. Wood office... Making it very easy to conduct business in a variety of cities. You may wish to speak to Susan Harwell, Director of Recruiting, William E. Wood: 757-499-9663 (O), 757-572-3936 (C) or email She can explain the many benefits of our company and why William E. Wood is indeed, "The Best In The Business".
Best of luck!
Lana Cary
William E. Wood and Associates, Realtors
4598 Broad St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-729-5724 Cell
Licensed in VA
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Sat May 22, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
The $100 spent on the services of a tax professional may turn out to be money well spent--IRS qualifying codes oftentimes can be tricky--it's always best to use professional help, especially when one feels it's needed. ... more
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