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Sat Jul 2, 2016
Dwight Geer asked:
My home was listed on Zillow and by default came to be on Trulia. I have taken my home off market on Zillow and would like to do the same on Trulia. Property address is: 508 Wilma Court…
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Sun Feb 15, 2015
George Porcella answered:

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Thu Oct 23, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
It's been six months since you posted your original inquiry. What's happened in the meantime? Did you purchase that lakefront property, and have you had it torn down? Are you now looking for a builder? And did you get the answers you needed from the Codes Department? Keep us posted; we care! ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Becky Ramos answered:
The best way to keep track of any home, subdivision or zip code is to sign up for my property alert app. This program will send you emails as soon as any changes occur in the area you are monitoring. ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Hi Mia,

Unfortunately it doesn't really matter what the FHA guidelines are because lenders are free to add their own requirements on top of FHA's. In this case it kind of makes sense when you think about. The lender has to document that you meet the 3 year requirement and one to do that is with the public records that document when the sale date occurred. ... more
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Carol Perdew answered:

Today’s market has wonderful opportunities for home buyers in buying homes. Foreclosures are usually listed at market price but do adjust down if the home fails to sell. Short sales may be listed at low market value to attract buyers to wait through the short sale process.

You may find fantastic deals in the real estate market, but your decision to buy should be based what is the best time for you. Don’t just base your decision on the great deal you may be getting, but choose a home that you like and will work for you. Don’t rush in to a buying decision, but make sure your home sale is the best for you.

Carol Perdew
Prudential California Realty
(209) 239-7979
DRE 985176
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Robin,

If you can provide us with a link to your home on our site, or the complete property address, and let us know which information is incorrect, we can do our best to help get it corrected. Please feel free to post an answer with that information here, or to send it directly to our Customer Service team via the link below.

Thank you,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Sun Jun 19, 2011
Sharon Wayman answered:
Did you purchase the home in Old Hickory? Two months isn't long at all to be on the market.
Hope it works out for you.
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Rickie Mcqueen answered:
There are two tax rate in Nashvile/Davidson County - urban district rate and general district rate . Old Hickory Vilage is in general district. To give you an idea of what property tax would be on a house, a 1518 square foot house I have listed n Old Hickory has a property tax of $1,193 annually. Feel free to call me - 615-738-0401. Peace. Rickie McQueen with Village Real Estate Services ... more
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
CCC answered:
Please keep posting your questions.

NACA requires all utilities to be on for inspection and appraisal. Make sure that that will be done by the seller.

I do not know how cold is TN but here in Minnesota, most properties are winterized. Some seller will charge the buyer for de-winterized it.

NACA is a normal and rehab mortgage. It is required to do an inspection ( have to, it is not optional( and pay for it and a pest (termite) inspection too.

Do the inspection ASAP, do not waste any time.
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Tue Oct 27, 2009
Kevin Pellatiro answered:
Well, it looks like we are going to see a $7,290 version of the tax credit through April 30th of next year (contract date; can close by the end of June 2010). This new plan would be for move up buyers’ too, not just first time homebuyers. The new agreement - which is still being negotiated and may change - would grant the credit to borrowers who have lived in their current home for at least five years.


Are you looking to take advantage of this credit in the next 6 months? Or do you know someone who may need help in finding the right home at the right price?

Kevin Pellatiro
Hoping to help you take advantage of the market – when you are ready.
(615)714-7918 | |
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
Jackie Thomas answered:
Dear Ann,
While all the advice is good . The most important questions are.
1. Is this an investment
2. Is this for a rental.
3. Is this a great location.
4. A second Home or 1st Home
Once you have answered this question , then go to comparables ,condition , resale or rental value. All of these will also play a part in the process of how much your willing to spend.Then once you have all the facts , make the call to a realtor and go over the process.If you don't have the time, contact one now and allow them to do the work and go over it throughly with you before you submit an offer.
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Fri Jun 12, 2009
Marilyn Bell answered:
Those are all great answers, but I'd like to add that if the finishing of the basement was done with or without a permit can affect how an appraiser looks at it. Sometimes things done without a permit can lead to a deal falling through in the inspection contingency phase because things may not be up to code. Sure, it's heated and cooled, but the duct work was done improperly, etc.

Also, "in-law suites" in the basement can widen your buyer pool. Not necessarily that everyone has an in-law moving in, but some view it as a great space for a teen or adult child and some view it as an opportunity to rent the space out. I currently have all bedrooms on one floor, which worked for me at the time because I had a baby on the way, but these days I'd probably prefer my master in the basement! One caveat here - losing the garage will minimize your buyer pool!

If you'll get good use out of it, you should do it. As long as you don't go crazy on your budget, you should recoup your investment easily (although that sq. footage probably won't bring the same dollars as the upper floors). I make all my improvements based upon what will work for me first, while keeping in mind effects on resale since I know I won't live in or keep any property forever.
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Thu May 21, 2009
Kevin Pellatiro answered:
Clyde, this is true. Probably no square footage value on appraisal, but that doesn't mean the market wouldn't pay more for the house with this basement, than for similar house without. Still, be careful if the discussion turns to price 'per square foot' for the home.

How does the overall price feel to you (YOU are the market)?

kevin pellatiro (615)714-7918
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