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Agent2Agent in Grand Rapids : Real Estate Advice

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Shirley Kappa, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Thu Sep 22, 2011
Shirley Kappa answered:
I expect an honest and thorough inspection from an expert who can give advice and recommendations as to how serious or how expensive any repairs might be...but I don't want an inspector who scares my client out of buying the home. I usually advise my clients and the inspector that we are not looking to "nickel-dime" the sellers to death with cosmetic issues...but are looking for serious or potentially serious issues with the home. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Jun 7, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask your clients to consult with their tax professional....also see IRS link regarding Repaying the Credit.
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=206293,00.html
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Cicely Brook…,  in Birmingham, MI
Tue May 10, 2011
Cicely Brookover answered:
If it is a primary residence, the first $250,000 for one person, $500.000 for married couple is excluded. With our "wonderful" market the last 10 years, this usually is not a "problem" ... more
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Pam Bava, Real Estate Pro in Rochester, MI
Sun Mar 27, 2011
Pam Bava answered:
@Linda

I know, it makes me mad when I think about it. They make more money on foreclosures then they do writing mortgages. Not too mention they don't want to write them.

I need to start about that.

Pam
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Team Forss R…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Sun Mar 20, 2011
Team Forss Realty Group - #1 answered:
The ipad is a nice complement, but it doesn't replace the laptop. We recently switched everything over to apple and it's been working great with exception of Equator for our bank listings (BPO and monthly report). We have iphone, ipad and Mac. They're all synchronized so that all devices are always updated. If you update a contact or an appointment on the laptop, all other devices are also updated. We also use drop box for all our photos and document so that we have access to everything from any device. One drawback so far is that I still don't type as fast with my iphone as my old blackberry (i had blackberry for 12 years!). ... more
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Jeffrey Ferr…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Wed Sep 1, 2010
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Melinda J. R…, Real Estate Pro in Hudsonville, MI
Tue Aug 31, 2010
Melinda J. Robison asked:
Portland_Rea…,  in 97236
Sun Jun 28, 2009
Portland_Real_Estate answered:
Trying doing bpos and sign up with asset management companies.
Heres a place to start.
http://bpo4agent.com/
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Alan Lacey,  in Grand Rapids, MI
Thu Aug 14, 2008
Alan Lacey answered:
A land contract technically violates the due on sale clause of most mortgages including seconds. So I doubt the would allow the seller to do that.

Also because most of these second mortgages are upside down ( the owe more than the home is worth) I really doubt they would allow that. They (wells) may be a in a high risk situation now, but this structure would exponentially increase that risk. ... more
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