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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Paul Larsen asked:
Tue Jun 16, 2015
Brandilynncook asked:
(preferably 4 or office area), 2 bath, garage, central ac/heat, decent basement and not on a busy street.
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Thu Jun 4, 2015
Jessica Kyle answered:
Also, a bedroom wall is just boards painted white and the other side is the aluminum siding of the porch. It will need dry wall and insulation and some serious help. There are trees that surround the property which will have to be removed/trimmed to prevent further damage to the gutters. I loved this house the first time I looked at it but after it sat for 2 months while my loan was closing the house suddenly got very gross and overgrown. I live in Ohio and viewed the home in February and final purchase/closing happened in May. ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Franklin Schnabel answered:
I have several contacts who do this type of financing. Give me a call at 330-705-6137 and we can talk.
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
If a community has a HOA then it most likely also has deed restrictions.

Deed restrictions are limitations written into a deed to restrict the control, occupancy or use of a property. Because these restrictions are written into the deed, they transfer with the property from the previous owner to the new owner when the home is sold.

Many subdivisions, especially newer ones, have deed restrictions to control the look and appeal of the neighborhood. The deed restrictions are recorded.

There are also typically a set of by-laws for the association, which set up the rules for running the homeowners association. These usually cover definition of who are members, how voting will be done, rules for meetings, Board of Directors defined, powers and duties of Board of Directors members, rules for fiscal management of the association, parliamentary rules for meetings and rules for how amendments can be made to the deed restrictions.

Back to the deed restrictions. These contain the rules and regulations for land use and property standards for the homes in the community.

Typical restrictions would include how the property can be used. Here are some common items covered by HOA deed restrictions: what changes you can make to the exterior or your home, if you can put sheds in your back yard, fencing, what types of vehicles you can park on your property (boats and RVs are often forbidden) and rental restrictions.

These homeowner associations will also charge dues or fees on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis to maintain the common grounds and run the business of the HOA.

Some people hate deed restrictions, they feel they restrict what they can do with their property. Others like deed restrictions because they do give an overall standard for the subdivision that all homeowners must maintain, thereby keeping up the property values as a whole. Homes in deed restricted communities tend to sell for higher prices than homes in neighborhoods without deed restrictions.

Some people want to park their boat or RV on the side of their home, or their work van on the drive, hang their laundry on a line behind their home or park cars in their front lawn. Others find those things an eyesore and don't want to look at them on a daily basis.

The bottom line is, if you are looking at homes in a subdivision with a mandatory homeowner's association, be sure to get and read a copy of the deed restrictions and by-laws before you write an offer so you know what you will required to comply with should you purchase there. I'd also recommend getting a copy of the most recent budget and at least the past 3 months minutes of the Board of Director meetings so you can find out what issues they are discussing.


Diane Christner, Realtor, GRI, SFR, CNE
Bright Realty
Sarasota, FL
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Cary Brooks answered:
I have the same question and i feel like what Dan just said is what people always do which is frustrating because just like myself I am sure that she has fully thought this thing out and like myself it may take even longer to clear her credit than she would like. My husband and I both have bad credit my husband is a 55 year old veteran, and before you say it he used his verteran loan when he was younger and still owes them, his credit will be approvable for a loan this time next year however we have four children that we want to put in a good school and if we are going to pay thousands of dollars for rent I would much rather have at least a small portion of that going towards owning the home I want to raise my children in. The question that was being asked is not should she do it but how and where should we go about searching I have actually found quite a few just none in areas I liked or that I could afford. ... more
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Fri May 30, 2014
Shannon Culberston answered:
do you accept section 8 vouchers?
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
katieharmanson answered:
I am trider paying rent I like to find something to rent to own and it can be my ok.
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Tom Manolas answered:
Your best bet would be to go to, which is the local newspaper and search for a one bedroom apartment, in the ads section, or go to Google or Bing. Canton has a variety of gym facilities available, and I am sure that you would be able to obtain an apartment near one. ... more
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Stacey Mariani answered:
Working with an agent would be an option. We can talk more if you would like to call me @330 265 0437 or email
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
lccsmhheinbaugh asked:
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
I would recommend you work directly with an agent:

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Sun Aug 4, 2013
navyww answered:
I live in Jackson Township. High School is highly rated. Excellent area all-around. Nice parks. Best of both worlds, live in nice quiet suburban area and you're 10-20 minutes away from most of Stark County. 5-10minutes from I-77.
I own a rental in City of Massillon, if I could pick it up and plop in down in Jackson Twp. value would double at least. Good luck!
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
edkpk1542 answered:
Much of Massillon, OHIO is in the Jackson School District not Massillon City Schools.
So do not loverlook Massillon mailing address when searching for houses.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Matt Helpling answered:
Mortgage Application? visit at the bottom of the front page is my on line application.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Ed - JACKSON TWP answered:
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