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Tue Oct 18, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Alexis Rudolph answered:
Hi Kelsey,

I know this was an old post but for some reason it popped up on my sidebar and I feel for you so wanted to respond! Carrboro is awesome, I hope some of the rough edges of your move have already smoothed out.... and it should make you feel better to know that our soils here have a very high clay content, so homes often settle unevenly and cause cracking and floor sloping; a fair amount can be present and does not affect the structural integrity of a house at all. Carrboro is not in extraordinarily high clay content areas present in east Chapel Hill and southwest Durham (where houses really sloping and are still OK) - your home is most probably fine! As far as your lot and life, with a little creative planting, you can create a backyard oasis - try talking to the folks at Southern States right on Greensboro St., they are so helpfu! Ask for screening shrubs - best time to plant them won't be until fall at this point. And remember, it is hard to move! It is a big change and I bet you will like it a lot more in time, and probably already do. If not, you might be surprised if you got a good deal on the house (which you probably did) you might be able to sell now without loosing your shirt. Inventory is low, and people love Carrboro - if you truly aren't happy, you have choices! Be in touch if you want to find out the value of your home or other local questions! Wishing you the best! ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Karry Webb asked:
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Gregorio Denny answered:
The lowest median (not average or medium) score is what will be used. If you need his income to qualify (it sounds as if you do) then his credit score will be used and if it's lower than yours, then his will be the one that the loan is based on.


Your scores:
Experian = 640
Transunion = 658
Equifax = 665

Your median score = 658

His scores:
Experian = 519
Transunion = 530
Equifax = 555

His Median score = 530

His 530 is the credit score that the loan will be based on.
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Oakwood Homes Of Burlington N.c answered:
Good Day Ameera,

Oakwood Homes in Burlington may have some programs that could assist you with concerns such as this. If you have not purchased as of yet, please contact us at your earliest. 336-228-7844! We would be delighted to help. We work with many customers who are in the same or similar situation to what you are currently in. However we do our best to help them with a New Home.

Mckisha Ramsey
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Tue Oct 5, 2010
906keck answered:
I have a 3 bdrm, 2 bath, with double carport, storage building and fenced yard for $750 a month. 706 Rolling Road, Haw River.
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Tue May 25, 2010
Barrett Powell answered:
According to Trulia,

"Average price per square foot for Graham NC was $87, an increase of 6.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Graham NC for Feb 10 to Apr 10 was $135,000 based on 31 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 14.4%, or $17,000, and the number of home sales decreased 27.9%.

There are currently 461 resale and new homes in Graham on Trulia, including 1 open house, as well as 54 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Graham NC was $178,736 for the week ending May 19, which represents a decrease of 2%, or $3,671, compared to the prior week. "

Concerning your storage building, I would be careful trying to give it value. Here is why. If you are selling your home, and you are selling it to someone that is getting an FHA loan (most likely), and the storage building is given value on the appraisal for the loan then the storage building MUST be at or better than FHA standards. In some cases, this means you may have to spend more money to bring the building up to FHA standards than the value that was placed on the storage building.

So unless the storage building is more along the lines of a finished shop, I would be very leery of trying to put a value on it. I would leverage the storage building more as a selling point to help sell the property quicker.

Barrett Powell
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Thu Nov 12, 2009
April asked:
for 3 months. Now, my husband is no longer working. I have been sent a final loan modification offer and the payment is now $400 more than what the trial period amount was. I cannot afford…
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Thu Feb 19, 2009
Sharon Trenary answered:
Hi Mary,
There is good news and there is not so good news. FIRST the "not so good"....Countrywide is the most difficult of the lenders to deal with. Why is anyone's guess but they are just plain difficult. SO...yes unfortunately they are going to make you m,iss up to 3 payments before they will talk to you about a new loan....HOWEVER
>> under this new "stimulus" package of the President's IF YOUR HOME IS WORTH LESS THAN YOU OWE...they may be required by law to work with you BEFORE you 'tank' your credit. SO watch the news like there is no, I mean NO tomorrow....I am in the same boat. So that is (1st) possiblity.
>> A second possiblity (2) is to be late on one goes against your credit because they will turn you in immediately (as if they get great pleasure from ruining people) to the credit reporting co...and it will be a "ding" in the grand scope of things but then ON YOUR INSISTANCE ("things like: Let me speak to your manager!" and then speak to not whim...just state the facts and be sure to get their names, etc. and keep a record of time, date and who you spoke with in all this.....because now you are going to send your Congressman/woman a report of how you are being treated and the answers you are getting from these 'lenders"....and do not be afraid to be stern, (not angry, not nasty, just stern) DO NOT FORGET how much of our tax money THEY got just to stay in business....remind your public officials about this too. This is not the easiest road to go down but it is one of the only ones available until we get more information. Get to is terribly time consuming but to my way of thinkin' it is the only PRO-ACTIVE avenue we have. If the public officals don't know about the problems they can't try to fix them....and right now they SAY they want to fix them. (I have my doubts but eventually we may get SOMETHING done and honestl.y that is all we have. better to be in 'action' than to sit on our collective hands and cry about it!)
Good Luck

Sharon Trenary, Broker-Associate
Allison James Estates & HOmes in FLorida
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Sun May 27, 2007
J answered:
Hello Nakula,

I would advise that you research, find and contract with a good realtor first and foremost. To start with, an important aspect of investment property is knowing appreciation values based on a 5-year period or longer. If a property can hold or exceed values through the current shifting market (12 months) then you can bet you've found a nice property that will benefit you in the future. Your realtor will be able to access information relating to rentals in any specific area you choose. Properties near a school or college is advantagous.

Your choosen realtor can pull data based on sold properties within an .8 mile - 1 mile radious of the subject property to include seller concessions and incentives which impact the final closing price of a property. These comps should include only sold properties over the past 7-8 months. The appreciation analysis should include 5+ years of information. Knowing all the facts of how a property performs is key to making a great investment.

I love real estate!

Best of luck to you
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