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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Dc23626 answered:
Great location and units.. BUT:

1) TOO many bought as rental units (there is no limit in by laws) resulting in increase of irresponsible college students living there who have no regard for rules. Many have huge dogs and they crap all over the what once were beautiful grounds (not any more) loudness complaints and property damage by renters and their guests have been increasing in the past 3 years

2) HOA Board (specifically the president) takes forever in making decisions on general, routine maintenance and projects resulting in projects taking extremely long time to begin or complete. The wooden walkways and stairs are completely in disrepair.
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
What is your question specifically? Are you a seller, trying to sell your townhome?? It's already listed, but you haven't been able to sell it? What does your REALTOR say??
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Cheree Tate answered:
Another area to consider would be Prairie Village! Great restaurants, shops, services, movie theater, coffee shops, etc all within a short walk or quick drive. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

Cheree Tate
913-626-4121
cheree@tatehomeskc.com
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Janie Schoonmaker answered:
Good Afternoon, I"m a full time realtor in the KC Metro area, with Reece and Nichols . I would be happy to meet with you and go over the pros and cons of renting, renting to own, VS purchasing a home.

I"ve been a realtor for 13 yrs. and have a good storehouse of knowledge and practice from which to advise.

Please feel free to call me at 816-665-4317.

Janie Schoonmaker
Reece and Nichols
5000 NE Lakewood Way,
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64064
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Jason Kinsey answered:
It also depends on what type of loan you have now, if you have an FHA loan, or a Conventional owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae you may be eligible for a streamline refinance, which can waive the appraisal. If you don't know or would like me to look into it for you I can be reached at jkinsey@stonegatemtg.com. ... more
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Beckyrm answered:
I know the train you are talking about and live in the area of 59th and Norfleet. From our house on a clear, calm night we can hear a slight sound of the train if we are outside, no whistles or anything like that though. During the day, never. Inside the house at night, not that I can ever recall hearing. ... more
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Thu May 3, 2012
Cheryl answered:
Well If Debbie Peters screwed everyone around like me then thats why. After dealing with that crappy place and the time and money just for them to blow you off I ended up in foreclosure which I ended up taking bankrupties. Thank you home free usa for the total crap you added to my life.. I hope that answered your question.. ... more
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Ed Rippee answered:
From your question, it sounds like more information is needed to really formulate a good, clear and concise answer. In general, I would suggest you speak with your bankruptcy attorney for the answer to your question. If s/he doesn't know, perhaps a better question can be produced that will enable the Trulia community to better answer your question or point you toward the appropriate expert. I also apologize for this "non-answer." ... more
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Ed Rippee answered:
The Oaks Team answered very well...what type of classes are you looking to participate in? Every REALTOR will be more than happy to provide you with one-on-one instruction through your home-buying or home-selling process. If, however, you aren't looking to buy or sell just yet, one of the places that you can look for classes is the community education classes that school districts offer. For example, Leslie Lowery with First Federal Bank is offering a First Time Home Buyers class via Park Hill School District's community education program. You might find what you are looking for simply by googling the school district closest to you and seeing what they offer or by googling the type of class that you desire. ... more
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Mary Fox answered:
Dear Loretta,

After twenty years in residential real estate I think I know quite alot about the process of buying or selling a home. The best way I can serve my clients is to become informed about their situation in life at that time. If you think I ask to many questions, please believe me, I'm not the the perswon to guide you thru buying or seeling a home. I have no doubt you can find some other agent to assist you in your endeavors. Best of luck.

Yours in sevice.
Scott Buckley
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Michael Diggs answered:
First thing is you might check with your bankruptcy attorney. There is a lot of these that can come into play.
In addition there are some programs that you might qualify for like HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) & HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program both are part of the Making Home Affordable Program that was introduced in February 2009. I would be more that happy to discuss more with you. Thank you much Michael Diggs Realty Executives 816-863-7797. If you would like you can email directly at michaeldiggs@realtyexecutives.com ... more
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Jim Simms answered:
If your concern is about being able to buy another home it doesn’t matter if they do or don’t. If title is in your name they still need to foreclose unless you offer a deed in lieu of. Either way will restrict your ability to make another purchase. ... more
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Sheila Vardakis answered:
As hard as it may be to do, contact your lender and let them know that you are going to miss a payment and find out what your options are from there. Depending on your financial situation, they may want to offer you a loan modification which would keep you in the home and hopefully lower your house payment. All banks typically go this route first because it is the least amount of cost on them.

If they don't offer you this and let you know that they will give you cash for keys, you need to know that this is the same as a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure (DIL) aka Voluntary Foreclosure. Your credit report will reflect a foreclosure. I would recommend you try and sell your home as a Short Sale. This is the right thing to do and all parties benefit from this transaction, including you the homeowner.

I specialize in Short Sales and have 4+ years experience. Let me know if I can help you!
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Michael Diggs answered:
This sounds a lot like one of my old tenants.... I evicted them & won back rent & a judgment against them. For about the last 8 months of there lease they would not pay there rent but in the mean time they were buying a foreclosure just up the street.
They will find out soon that I will have a lien on there new home the amount they owe me. Doesn't mean that I will get it.
I would evict them now.. cut your loses... We have had tenant drain us for over $14,000.00 just because we would feel back for them. At some point you have to watch out for yourself. Make sure when you file you also allow them to do the right to post or this will delay the court date & cost you more filing fees.
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Ben Edsall answered:
My office is just North of Oldham Farms, I am very familiar with it. Please feel free to call me and discuss your needs.

D. Ben Edsall
Broker
Turn-Key Properties LLC
816-313-8876
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Rich DeGeorge answered:
Give me a call or email and I'll be glad to discuss real estate training with you. Keller Williams has a high quality training program.

Rich DeGeorge
Keller Williams Realty
Office: 816-268-4405
richarddegeorge@kw.com
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
Ben Edsall answered:
Here is a link to a great source for crime stats online.
http://www.crimereports.com/map?search=64116

You can also find information on the Kansas City Police Departments site, http://www.kcpd.org .

D. Ben Edsall
Broker
Turn-Key Properties LLC
http://www.turnkeyproperties.org
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