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Tue Oct 18, 2016
Rob.lane asked:
how c how can I become viewable, interact, helpful to clients looking to shop rates, find loans, mortgages/questions, etc.
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Lillytena answered:
There really is no way to get close to a number per square foot with out seeing the home, understanding what needs to be done, etc. Building costs for homes can range anywhere from $60-$200+ per square foot depending on many, many things. If you were to build a very simple, slab on grade, with minimum code requirements, I'm confident you could come in at the lower end of the spectrum.
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Charles Bondi asked:
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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Raharrin answered:
I know this is an old thread, but here is a twist. What about if the roads are private and owned by the community?
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You're talking about two different things. Looks like you posted your home on Zillow as "Make Me Move". This is a feature unique to Zillow only, not Trulia. If you're wanting to SELL your home, you'll have to list it for sale, in your MLS with a Realtor for it to show up here. ... more
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Amber Johnson answered:
My husband and I would really like to build a luxury home for our family. The home that we are in now is lovely, but is too small for our growing family. We would love to be able to build our own perfect home. Thanks for sharing this information! ... more
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Pure Real Estate answered:
I would advise including an inspection of your own prior to closing. Get everything on your list done before you submit payment for your house. Your real estate agent should have someone that they trust. Best of luck! ... more
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Bobby Wright answered:
Depending on how bad the situation is with the rodents it could be a simple trip for $150 or multiple trips running you in the $1000's
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Tue Jul 8, 2014
Leslie Goulden answered:
Call the utility companies and find out how long it will take to schedule the utilities to be turned on and plan accordingly. Then, if you need extra time, you can easily explain why.
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
Kary Krismer answered:
To go a bit further into the pre-foreclosure, actual foreclosure auction situation, you also need to make sure that you're buying the house free and clear of all liens. If it is a second position deed of trust foreclosing, you would still need to deal with the first position creditor, and it's very likely they have a due on sale clause (although they might not enforce that clause if you bring the debt current). And in any case, any delinquent real property taxes and the "sewer capacity charge" (if any) will need to be brought current. Finally, in the case of an actual foreclosure sale, your inspection rights will be nil, and even if it's a bank owned REO listing, your inspection rights may be a bit more limited that of a normal sale. ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Jessica Bateman answered:
I would recommend finding a broker or service to help you locate a reputable lender that can approve your loan at a decent rate. I have client's who have got approved and received a good rate at The Lenders Network ... more
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Kary Krismer answered:
I'm glad you spoke to some attorneys. Yes you can change lenders within the 5 day period, but not loan types.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Pba03 answered:
I live in the recently incorporated section of Kirkland. I connected my sewer last year. The permit from Northshore UD was about $7000 based on the size of your water line. Then I needed a permit for $300+ from the county to dig up the 10' section of MY driveway that fell on county property. Excavation was $10000 for about 60' but 14+ feet down. Then the section of my driveway that fell on county land had to be backfilled with 3/8- crushed rock (14' of it!) and topped with 4" of pavment. Then you have to actually connect the house to it which will require a plumber or, if you are handy and get a permit, you can do it yourself. I did and it was fairly easy. Then you get a monthly bill for about $50 and a bill every three months for about $150 for the "Brightwater" plant...for 16 years! I only did all of this because I was planning an addition to my home that would add 2 bathrooms. Otherwise I would leave it alone and just take care of your septic system. ... more
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Suresh asked:
just for estimation purpose, looking for the construction cost for a exhibition hall per sqft in Milan Italy
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Larry30241 answered:
I just acquired a colonial style house built back in 1840. The house sits atop huge 12x12x25' beams and has a ton of very old artifacts still inside. Being that the house was given to me, i would like to sell the vintage lumber to a company that can dispose of the 5 bedroom mansion. The wood, french doors, etc are worth tons of money. Can anyone direct me to a company that may be interested in purchasing the house for the materials and would be willing to remove it? Selling the materials for a reduced price and not having to do the demolition is my ultimate goal. ... more
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Fri Feb 10, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Denny - Call a few agents in your area directly. They can provide you with this info.
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Fri Sep 30, 2011
Karen Mcknight answered:
Hi Laertnom,

I recommend you talk to a great mortgage broker / banker with at least 10 years experience. I highly recommend Deborah Still, a certified mortgage planer, of Sterling Savings Bank. Sterling can broker to many lenders and can also portfolio loans that make sense. Contact me at and we can talk in more depth to see if Deborah or another lender is the best fit for your needs.

Warm regards,
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Mark Carter answered:
The view is more the key than the corner location. You may not get as much as if it were mountains or sound views, but should definitely help move the offers along.
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