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Thu Jul 21, 2016
K Reev asked:
Thu Jul 21, 2016
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
You should plan on offering pretty close to what the list price is. Banks don't budge much from what they're asking under most circumstances. You will want a buyer's agent for this if you don't already have one because buying from a bank is no simpler than the SS process. ... more
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Sun Feb 7, 2016
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Thu Nov 26, 2015
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Intent to defraud is extremely hard to prove. Have you closed on this house? If not, your loan will be denied if the roof is not insurable. Go back to the seller and negotiate a new roof.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.


Alysse Musgrave
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps your question was cut off, what information are you seeking...for school information perhaps the links below may be of help, or better yet contact the school(s) directly for any necessary information...
http://www.greatschools.org
http://www.schooldigger.com
http://www.homefair.com
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Domenic Zappia answered:
Regina, A home was just listed in Hidden Lakes, please contact me for more info. Thanks, Domenic Zappia, Platinum Realty 816-835-0289
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Zachary Haney answered:
You have to also think about what is cheaper? Renting provides you with an employee, your landlord to work for you in certain cases, while owning you will pay other costs.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
William Robison answered:
I provide a real estate service where my negotiated commission rate is often between 4-5%. For more information, please contact me directly. We still offer a full exposure listing.


William Robison
Storybook Realty
william@storybookrealty.net
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Sat May 4, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
FYI the USAA Realtors are paying part of their commission back to USAA when you use their preferred Realtors. You may want someone who is independent from the company providing you a loan. ... more
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Sharon Kaiser answered:
Boy oh boy! I couldn't agree more. We have a renovation project waiting to start for a new roof - and I mean completely new: rafters, trusses, decking, the whole shebang - and with all the snow and rain and cold, we have been at a standstill for a number of weeks. I am going crazy about this. We need to GET STARTED!!! aaacccckk. :-) And NO, I don't want Mother Nature to shift right over to 100' either. I LOVE SPRING, but where is it? ... more
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Connie Covert answered:
Your buyers agent should of been a help to you. In the real estate contract it states seller is responsible for property until closing. But, when moving out, it could be a little bit different. Look through your contract and contact your agent.

If you still have an issue, let me know and I'll see if I can be of assistance.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
J Cruz Insurance answered:
Rent vs buy depends totally on your financial conditions. so you are the best person to decide.
You might want to keep a few things in mind, though. While you are paying quite some money over rents, wouldn't it be better to spend that on mortgage loans? Even if you pay an interest on the loan, you still have the satisfaction of owning the property. you know you are using your money for yourself. Also, if you own the property, you can be almost sure to get some extra bucks when you decide to sell it. So i would say buying a home is a better choice than to rent one. ... more
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Fri Jul 29, 2011
Michael Pierce answered:
Yes, but I agree with Brad.... it is best for the Seller to not be there if at all possible.
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Sat Apr 16, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
As James pointed out, a TERRIBLY low compensation situation creates COMPLICATIONS. Which is the opposite of making it easy for a buyer to purchase a home.
Two steps are added to the process. I advise my buyer I will submit their purchase offer with the provision the seller compensates me adequately. After all, they may be testing the water and trolling for a naive agent and gullible buyer. Failing to do so my buyer must make up the difference. This WILL put the seller in a difficult situation and may prove to be a more costly outcome than the result had they heeded their agents advise. I know sellers are in a very difficult situation, but it is very important for listing agents to communicate that a home not sold save no money at all!

Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Rsmsaw if there is no problem with the downpayment or deposit why not make good at where you are at?
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Thu Sep 9, 2010
A F R answered:
Not sure what your Q is, but when we do comparables (COMPS) CMA (comparable market analysis... which is similar to an appraisal, but not official as realtors are not licensed appraisers), we SELECT homes that have SOLD in the recent 3 - 6 months (due to the distressed sales, it is not unusual for an appraiser to go with the recent 3 months as opposed to 6 months, esp. on VA Loans). The objective is to locate recent sales of SIMILAR (LIKE) properties to get a realistic CURRENT VALUE of your property. The numbers do not lie for the most part, what causes the problem is REALTORS who are desparate for a commission check who will let a property go (convince a seller) at a below market price. If a SELLER can afford (and the Realtor can afford to wait for their commission check... realtors work for commission only, so if the Realtor drives up in a Mercedes or a BMW, they NEED THE CHECK!) to WAIT for the TRUE MARKET VALUE (which would be NON-DISTRESSED SALES, do not compare a owner/occupied, move-in ready home to SHORTSALES OR REOS which are usually trashed, dead lawns, stripped of appliances, etc.) our ECONOMY willl RECOVER much sooner instead of FORCING the USA into the DOUBLE-DIP RECESSION which we are headed for. ... more
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