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Home Buying in Murfreesboro : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 4, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
It's possible - depends on how far back the bankruptcy was. I can connect you with a lender in the Murfreesboro area if you are interested. Contact me through my website, ... more
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
This isn't publicly available information at this time, so finding it on a website like Trulia or Zillow is unlikely unless the homeowner provided it independently. You could get permission from the homeowner and conduct a measurement test yourself: ... more
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
Pre-approvals may only be good for a given period of time, depending on your lender. As long as nothing changes, it's no trouble to update your pre-approval if you need longer to find your home.

Your post is tagged for "Mufreesboro, TN". In this area inventory is currently low. So, I would schedule your lender interviews now. Once you have your credit/lending situation in order, then start interviewing agents.

Depending on your price range, type of financing, size/type of home, etc., you could close in 3-6 weeks. For your peace of mind and lifestyle, I'd start looking in February or early March. It's possible you could get under contract before your lease is up and have to pay an extra month's rent, so prepare for that. Bidding is competitive and inventory is low, but not putting an extra timeline contingency into the offer is an easy way to make it more attractive. Your Realtor should be able to help you through this one step at a time.
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Fri Jul 29, 2016
Clmccallftb answered:
yes. closed sale 7/29/16
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
It's not your Realtor and it's unlikely that the sellers are prejudice. It's a strong sellers market. Inventory is low and there are more buyers than sellers. You're not alone!

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Sat Nov 7, 2015
Kathy Lewis answered:
Please contact us below for assistance.

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Wed Sep 2, 2015
Will Johnson answered:
Some areas or neighborhoods do have regulations on things like fire pits and fireworks. Could you clarify the exact area that you're talking about? Thanks!
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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Magda Pierce answered:
You can always negotiate for upgrades, in fact, as hot as the market is in the Middle Tennessee area it may be your only option. The builders are pushing it to keep up with demand and houses are not lasting long on the market. Most new homes are sold before they are completed! I would suggest comparing builders regardless to see what upgrades you can negotiate.

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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Bradley Neumann answered:
I have helped many families purchase homes through this program. It is a great program for people that have got back on the right track. I know all the details about the program as we have been offering it for over a year now. You are welcome to contact me and I will be happy to let you know if you can get approved for the loan.

For mortgage help, call (855) 893-1177 or email for a free pre-approval in less than 10 minutes. We lend our own money and are licensed in 49 states and you can apply online at We can do: FHA, Conventional, USDA, VA, HARP, Interest Only, Home Equity, Fixed, and Variable. Find out which product is right for you by calling Brad at (855) 893-1177.

Brad Neumann
Branch Manager
Crosscountry Mortgage Inc.
Phone: (855) 893-1177
NMLS# 948036
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Jesse Bogar answered:
There are several neighborhoods that meet this criteria. Can you define newer? Also, would you rather be in a single family or town home? Feel free to answer here or contact me through my profile. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Tommy Davidson answered:
It depends on how long your foreclosure has been removed. There are local banks that may be willing to do an in house loan on that, but there are so many different circumstances and lots of different things that banks look at. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me or a member of Team D.A.R.E. at 615-867-3020. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Tommy Davidson answered:
I would say most programs start at 620 and although there are some banks may do it at 600, there may be some high cost in doing so. It would probably be better to save the cost and work on raising your score to around 640 in order to get a better interest rate. Should you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me or a member of Team D.A.R.E at 615-867-3020. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Tommy Davidson answered:
One of the best ways to protect yourself from a storm is to have plenty of notification that the weather is getting bad, especially in the middle of the night when you are asleep. There are several apps available for your smart phone, one of which is the stormshield app. You can also invest in a NOAA weather radio that will alert you of storms.

Other than a basement, a storm shelter is a good investment to make in order to keep your family safe during a storm. Storm shelters can be put in under the garage floor or somewhere on your property.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office and ask for Tommy Davidson or another member of Team D.A.R.E. at 615-867-3020.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Pat Warren answered:
Rutherford County has a very diverse and interesting population. You'll note that not many (actually any) realtors jumped at answering this question. Ethically, "steering" a client into a particular neighborhood is illegal. However, yours is a great question.

Realtors will be happy to show you homes that reflect the specific characteristics of a home: number of bedrooms, age of the home, rural v urban, price range, etc. From there, I always recommend that my clients go view the home, talk to the neighbors, do some online research into the demographics of the area for themselves. Or do an online search for different kinds of restaurants, markets, churches, etc. That will give you a great idea of the cultural influence in the area.

As for me, I love the diversity that Rutherford County has to offer! One of the many benefits I believe for being in an area with so many universities. Particularly today as I'm watching Vanderbilt leading in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Go 'Dores!
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
tmyers answered:
John Burke is absolutely correct. There are several ways to get your home refinanced while still in Chapter 13 or even after it has been discharged, so long as it was not discharged due to non-payment. Also, if you use a Fannie, or Ginnie Direct lender like Cross Country mortgage, there may not even be a minimum required credit score.

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Mon Dec 9, 2013
tmyers answered:
There are are other ways than just using Realtors as well.. I can help you sell the home as a For Sale By Owner. We have various tools at our disposal including open houses and top of the line web marketing. Feel free to give me a call for a no cost, no obligation consultation.

Travis at Cross Country Mortgage
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
confibox12 answered:
No. I wouldn't sell unless it was for a specific reason. All you will do is churn taxes. Owing that little should mean you can:
1) finance to low rates if you have not already.
2) live in the home with low payments if you wish,
3) rent with position cash flow if you want to live elsewhere
4) sell it when ever you have sound reason to do so.

You're in a strong equity position which gives a patient person lots of options and opportunity.

Enjoy . . .
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