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Thu Sep 14, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
First - DON'T believe everything your realtor tells you. All they need is a high school education to get their state license. Many realtors are ignorant, lazy and don't know what they're doing.
Next - call the title company yourself and ask to get a copy of the title. If you don't have the company name - demand it from your realtor or call the lawyer who charged you. The lawyer will know. If the title company refuses to give you a copy - demand an explanation.
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Sat Jul 1, 2017
Alan May answered:
I'm not an attorney, so I can't address the legality of it, but I can't see any reason why some old liens would interfere with rehabbing and renting?

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Thu Nov 17, 2016
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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Andrew G answered:
Depends on the type of crime.

Crime to vehicles is very low. Most vehicles around here aren't worth it.

I do not believe violent crime is terribly high. It seems to come in spurts, starting randomly and ending due to the diligence of Mansfield PD.

It appears much of the crimes are committed by people who know the victim, or even live with them.

In my experience, you cannot leave anything unlocked. Don't leave a car unlocked, window cracked or the classic Mansfield plasticwrap over a broken window.

It used to be that you would feel safe walking at night alone anywhere in the entire city. That is almost still tue; however, when those random burst of crime flare up... this is almost always someone "new" moving into the area, and a month or so later, you will be treated to the sight of Mansfield PD. It's usually a group of the same people, and Mansfield is too small for them to hide.

Mansfield is a safe place with some diligence on your part. You are far, far more likely to have a run in with a heroin addict than anything else.
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Chris Varjan answered:
HI Kathleen,

A great place to start is to get in touch with a mortgage broker to see what type of house you can afford. Then we can go together to look at houses in your price range to find a place that you love. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Barry Stewart answered:
Tammy,

Your age should be an advantage, not a disadvantage. Imagine meeting you realtor for the first time and he or she turns out to be 19-year-old kid. You will probably be thinking "what does this kid know about buying and selling home?" At 40+ you should prject that you have been around a while and you have probably bought and sold a few houses of your own. It does not necessarily have to be true, just beleivable.

I say it "should be an advantage" because you do need to be able to learn a new skill set, and quickly. If you are an old dog lacking the ability to learn new tricks, this is probably not the business for you. I think the fact that you are asking the question, however, is a positive sign.

BTW....around my office you would be called "kid."

You have a lot of great information below so in the interest of not piling on I will just add a simple list of reasons I think real estate agents fail.

* Not willing to work hard enough, espeically in the beginning, to get their business off the ground. Think of starting your new business as flying a plane. It is going to take more energy getting that plane off the runway and reaching the desired altitude than it will be to cruise once you get there. I think a lot of people come into real estate not understanding how much work is involved.

* Lack of self-discipline. This will be your business where you set your hours and you crack the whip. Most people can't handle this.

* Run out of money. The average agent sells less than 2 houses their first year. The average agent also fails so you better plan on being outstanding. The point remains, however, that you better have some back up fundage.

* Can't prospect. In just about any sales job, you better know how to prospect. If you are not cmfortable with this, this may not be the career for you.

* Thin skin. If you are the type of person that lives and dies with each deal, this is either not the career for you or you can do it but you will need a lot of Tums. Real estate, like most sales, is a numbers game. The vast majority of clients you talk to will never talk to you a second time. The majority of people you talk to several times will never get around to seriously looking at houses. A large percentage of people you show houses to will end up not buying. Even when you get houses under contract, some will fall apart for reasons beyond your control. I am almost at two years so I am new enough that I hope experience will make me better at turning contacts into closings. The point still remains that for even the most experienced agents, you have to be constantly farming and you have to have a short memory when it comes to clients that did not work out.

Good luck.

barry
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Steve Parsons answered:
To become a licensed real estate agent in Texas you have to first take a class in real estate. The class consists of 160 hours. Then you have to pay for your licensing exam, fingerprinting, background check, license application fee, and recovery trust account. You also have to have to have an active licensed broker sponsor you as a salesperson. This will make you an agent.

You'll then have to register with the National, State, and local associations of REALTORS to become a REALTOR.

All this information can be found on the Texas Real Estate Commission's website. I've included a link below. :)
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Adria Thompson answered:
Hi Melissa,

Please feel free to give me a call. I am a local Realtor serving Mansfield and surrounding and would be happy to help you!

You can view homes in the area at my website as well. www.adriathompson.com

Look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks, Adria Thompson
Phone: 740-777-0914
Email: email2adria@gmail.com
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Adria Thompson answered:
Hi Keith,

I would be happy to help you and/or point you in the right direction with regard to your question. If you still need assistance; please contact me directly via the information below! In addition, you can search for your perfect farm and home in Wooster or surrounding counties via my website below!

THANKS!
Adria Thompson
Phone: 740-777-0914
Email: email2adria@gmail.com
Web: www.adriathompson.com
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Adria Thompson answered:
Hi Amanda,

I am a Realtor serving the Mansfield, Ohio area. Please feel free to send me an email directly or you can contact me via the information below and I would be happy to help you schedule a showing! You can also view more Mansfield homes via my website at www.adriathompson.com

THANKS!
Adria Thompson
email2adria@gmail.com
Direct: 740-777-0914
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Adria Thompson answered:
Hi Gita,

I just came across your post. If you are still looking I would be happy to help. I grew up in the area; I am a licensed Realtor and would be happy to help!

Thanks!
Adria Thompson
Phone: 740-777-0914
Email: email2adria@gmail.com
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
SIX YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Chris Zarebi answered:
Cash can take about 3 days, when you start dealing with mortgages it takes 2 or 3 weeks to set things up with your lender.
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Thu Aug 18, 2011
none answered:
You are another victim of the current real estate market in the Mansfield area.
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Sun Apr 10, 2011
none answered:
Call me for more information. 419-543-2627.
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Don Edwards answered:
The main concern is the rest of the living areas. If they are in good condition and the house is structurally sound there should be no reason it would not sell, providing the listing price is reasonable. The upstairs or attic does not have to be finished. It would help if it is well insulated.

Don Edwards
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Lgeorge19320 answered:
As an Ohio appraiser, the basement is never considered in the overall square footage if it is below grade. NO below grade rooms are included in the square footage. However, a finished basement DOES add value to your appraised value, but it must be liveable all year round, meaning it needs heat. You do not need to add vents however. You can install some baseboard electric heating, which is much cheaper and then it will be considered finished from an appraiser's standpoint. ... more
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