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Home Buying in Overland Park : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 7, 2017
Eric W Vander Werff answered:
Could you use a program like FHA that allows for a credit score down to 580 and has some more flexibility? I help folks in that situation all over the country. Maybe your situation would work now, maybe not - but I would recommend a well reviewed loan officer to review your credit, income, assets, etc and double check what you may or may not qualify for. ... more
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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Erik Jon Dunwell asked:
It is on the corner of 95th St. and Lowell, there is a 4 way stoplight here, the house sits on the southwest corner. I would love for someone to tell me who owns it or how to find out who…
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Deb answered:
I don't typically recommend buying points or paying bank fees. Have your loan officer do the math for you. Example $250,000 loan amount 4.75% = $1304 P& I $250,000 @ 4.875% = $1323 P & I the difference $19 per month - if the cost of the point as an example is an additional $2000 in closing costs, that takes almost 9 years to recover that $19 per month in additional costs.. keep the $ ... more
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
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Tue Feb 23, 2016
Dhcol asked:
Any Kansas or nationwide lenders for 553 credit score with several 30-60 lates in 12 mos? Debt-to-income low, rent on time for 3 years. Auto loan with 1 30 day late in 12 months. Worked…
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
Dottie James answered:
Hi Bharthi,

I would love to get you the info on homes and let you know what others are going for, Give me a call today and we can go over the process!

Angel Berry Realtors

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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Joe answered:
already done. You cant rent any of the homes they show in this area for these prices. Somebody is having a good time wasting peoples time.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Keri Janda answered:
There should not be an issue, however it would be ideal to connect your with a lender to go over specifics of your situation. Then you will have a better idea of where you stand. Feel free to call me so we can discuss.
Keri Janda
Keller Williams Realty Partners
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Staci Moeller answered:
I have a son with special needs in the blue valley school district. I may be able to give you some suggestions depending on your situation.
Send me an email and I'll do my best to help.
-Staci Moeller, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Partners
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
Trulia offers a rental search:

Also try, Zillow.
You can never go wrong contacting a real estate agent in that area. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sat May 25, 2013
Sheree Thein answered:
Typically, the single family homes have yearly HOA fees. Townhomes, villas and condominiums in maintenance provided areas are generally listed with monthly HOA fees. There are a few exceptions, such as a subdivision like the Cloisters in Leawood, KS, where the HOA pays to have the lawns mowed. There, the dues are paid monthly by the owners, even though these are single family homes. A few maintenance provided communities pay their HOA dues quarterly. ... more
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Maria Morton answered:
Your Visa has nothing to do with a mortgage. You do not need to be a citizen of the United States to buy a home here. A lender will determine if you qualify for a mortgage based on your credit scores and rating. Contact a local real estate agent and/or local mortgage lender to find out what you can buy. ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Travis Vogt answered:
I may be able to help. Are you still looking? I have a contact that has been very impressive with another client, I believe that they can help you. Let me know if I can help.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Erik Collier answered:

All the answers below are correct. You have to decide what's best for you. I have worked with many buyers, who are very nervous about making the wrong decision on a home when it could be overpriced. Sellers of these homes sometimes are unrealistic and why in the world would you want to get bogged down with a seller who has no desire to play ball.

Remember, your safety net is both your Realtor and your Bank. Both parties should provide you with a solid idea as to the current market value of the property you want to buy. I have seen cases in which the bank appraisal come in under the sales price and the seller is forced to lower the contract price.
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Betty Simmons answered:
I work with lots of investors that rehab properties, and the first thing that I assist them with is determining the value (comps) for similar homes in the neighborhood (i.e. Lexington Park)..Once you determine "sold" home values (within past 6 months) based on number of bedrooms, baths, garages, whether finished or unfinished basement, and condition, etc. Schedule to tour of all the available homes in the neighborhood and compare "active" homes to the “sold” comps. I assist my buyers to calculate how much it will cost to get the home they are buying updated to their liking..
If the home has the layout, size, and is structurally sound...we do a "rough" guess” of what the costs would be for upgrading the home they are most interested in. Also, a major factor to consider is how "handy" you are in doing the work or if you will have to pay someone else to do all of the repairs. That will make a difference as to how much "sweat" equity would be needed.
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Betty Simmons answered:
This is just to ensure you have the work is done prior to close and if you are getting a loan, your lender would probably require the work to be done prior to close too. Once the work is complete, the vendor sends their invoice to closing and the money in escrow is used to pay the vendor the day of closing. I would clarify specifically what the $4500 is to be used for. If they are paying $4500 for a new roof, they would not allow the money to be paid for a hot water heater or air conditioner. These are details that your real estate agent should help you deal with. ... more
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Sun Jul 17, 2011
fix n flip answered:
hi Michelle. I am sure you have received a lot of answers by office at Keller Williams in Overland Park does more NACA deals than anyone else, and has for some time now. As they say.... ... more
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