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Home Buying in Manhattan : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 16, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Submit the review through zillow and it will show up on both sites.
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Loren Pepperd answered:
That is an FHA question that must be answered by the bank that is holding the loan. There is usually a "Due On Sale" clause meaning anytime ownership changes on a loan that it must be paid for before you can sell any portion of it. You can also talk to the title company, however, the title company will tell you the same thing about the "Due On Sale" clause. Credit could also be a problem in this transaction, especially with FHA. ... more
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Loren Pepperd answered:
What you will need to do is contact local banks in Manhattan. They will be able to assist you much more than a national out of city bank. Usually, banks will want to see at least three years of income tax returns to verify any income and will need a letter of your intent to either work or where you are going to get your living expenses at. Individuals with technical skills such as nurses, engineers, accountants, and lawyers will usually be given consideration for loans. ... more
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Loren Pepperd answered:
Kelly Drive is under contract, however, our company developed that particular subdivision. We will have several more townhouses coming on the market this summer. If you are interested, feel free to contact me and I can put your on a waiting list for North Point Townhomes. ... more
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Sun Sep 14, 2014
Alkmbk asked:
How long time, you think it may take to close a house purchasing deal in manhattan , ks???
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Patrick Thein answered:
If your build does not cause any further infrastructure to be build then you will not change the current specials assessed or not assessed in an area. Should future infrastructure be developed later new special assessments can be added to the area. ... more
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Ken Schmidt answered:
Your observation is right. Most lenders have overlays, which are institutional guidelines directing the lending process, which require credit scores of 620 to 640. In many cases, local lenders have more room to work with special circumstances, as long as they meet the federal FHA guidelines. Those overlays are normally implemented to avoid buy-backs of defaulted loans.

I am not in Manhattan to assist, but you might contact your local Board Of REALTORS® and ask for names of local agents who specialize in FHA loans. In most cases any agent should be well versed in area lender offerings and will have contact numbers on speed-dial to assist.

Good luck!

-Ken Schmidt
McGrew Real Estate
Lawrence, KS
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Tamren Sturges answered:

I would love to assist you in your search for a home with a basement. I need some more criteria to assist you in this search, please give me a call or send me an email.

I look forward to hearing from you.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Daren Lee Lewis answered:
It looks like Scott and Suzanne did a good job of answering this question. However, if you'd like to speak with a Manhattan, KS Realtor about homes Manhattan has to offer, please give me a call at 785-341-6037. ... more
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Rick Vice answered:
how would this size be for a lot? 14,374 sq ft, 0.37 acres, hilltop view..
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Julie Jones answered:
Mary, you could currently purchase a home already built in the Bald Eagle Subdivision for less than building a new home.

The price to build a new home would have so many varialbles, cost of the lot, upgrades you put into a home, etc.

So, a more solid way of asking this question would be.....what do you qualify for and then you put $160K down, would the houses already on the market meet my needs?

Taxes would be different, specials would be different, 5024 Bramblewood is a new home without an established yard.

Is location you're more vocused on or price?

Send me a reply if you'd like more answers.

Julie Jones
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Claudia Luthi answered:
Yes we have several lots to choose from in this area and others where we could build that home or one similar to it.. Just let me know if you would like to take a look at them.

Claudia Luthi
Landmark Real Estate
785 410 0209
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Tiffany Teel answered:
1100 Oaktree Place was withdrawn from the market on 5/28/2011. Are you looking for a townhouse? Do you like the Miller Ranch area? I would be more than happy to help you! Please don't hesitate to contact me- 785/410-5046 or ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Adam Bonewitz answered:
It is still currently for sale, though it is under contract. The current buyers that have a contract on this home have a contingency that they must sell their home first. This being said, if you do NOT have a contingency like that, an offer could be placed on the home- and I would be more than happy to help you! Please don't hesitate to contact me- 785/341-7976 or ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Adam Bonewitz answered:
It is absolutely possible! I am currently working with a client that has a VA loan on 2 homes, and is buying a 3rd with a VA loan. There are a couple lenders in town that are very knowledgeable regarding VA loans, and I would love the opportunity to get you in contact with them.

Please don't hesitate to contact me! 785/341-7976 or
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Mon May 21, 2012
Summer McClure (Hamil) answered:
No, Im sorry 2519 Nutmeg has sold. Would you like me to send you other homes similar to this one that are for sale?
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Daren Lee Lewis answered:
The buyer under the current contract may have made a contingent offer with a kickout option, providing the seller a short while to receive a back-up offer. Another scenario where this may be happen is in a development consisting of essentially identical units, as in duplexes or town-homes, and the existing unsold units may not be finished enough to show. The only other reason would be if the home went under contract and the advertising for the open house had already been submitted and the Realtor feels obligated to proceed with it regardless. ... more
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Bob Brackney answered:
In Kansas Real Estate contracts have to be in writing. I never count it a deal until it is written and fully executed, even then depending on the contract contingencies don't count on it as a done deal. ... more
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