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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Cbarkley asked:
Is it possible or even advisable to buy a house for cash without going through a realator? What would the procedure be? We would want an inspection and some paperwork, a title search and…
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Fri Mar 13, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
I know it just depends on the area you live in. There are some areas where hardwood floors sell a lot faster than those with tile. Some people have an idea of what they want their kitchens to be and that idea doesn't always include hardwood floor. It just depends on the person as well. ... more
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Mon Mar 9, 2015
The Graveline Group answered:
Understand that ANYONE can post a rental. Trulia is only displaying 3rd party info, and there are ways for scammers to post fake listings on other websites which then get mirrored on trulia, zillow, realtor, etx.. When a deal seems too good to be true, it is.. ALWAYS verify EVERYTHING you see online with a local Realtor. Realtors adhere to a strict code of ethics which offers you consumer protection and piece of mind. Flag the listings and email Browse the agent directory to find a well reviewed local Realtor. ... more
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Tom Sommers answered:
Possibly if you need to buy the appliances new. You could see if you qualify for a FHA 203K loan. Not sure if you could do the mower.

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Sun May 19, 2013
Bronwyn Estes asked:
Looking for a 2 bd 1-2 bath home to rent. Non-smoking preferred and a cat OK, looking at Ozark areas near J Hwy or around there!! Need to move in ASAP, $600 or less. Thanks!
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Tue May 7, 2013
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi there Kevin,

This would be a great question for the listing agent of the property. I recommend that you reach out to them directly using the orange "Contact Agent" button on this page:

Good luck with your search,

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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Michele Ward answered:
Yes, it will. . Are you a first time buyer? And I am assuming you are pre-qualified since you are asking about FHA. Here's a good link for you:
~Michele Ward
Murney Associates, Realtors
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Sherry Fury answered:
2,500 sq. ft. is not too much for a 3 person family. As your child gows, you will use the space for an office room, game room, exercise room etc. The question is do you want to spend the extra money for maintaining a larger home? You can even close off heat/air registers to part of the home until you need it to hold utilitiy bills down. However, maintenance costs, utilties, insurance etc will be higher than in a smaller home. It is a choice. Location, whether the home "feels right", and quality of the home are important. ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Birmingham & Associates answered:
Our pet policy is no cats, only 2 small dogs (about 20 pounds and under full grown). From what I've learned, it's an extremely common pet policy in Nixa/Springfield/Ozark.
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Tue Feb 7, 2012
Jeff Sims answered: Hard to explain but had to take off market. Government wants me to list under there seller criteria due to recent transfer in job. In Nixa vs Ozark better schools and excellent neighborhhod. Send me an email for additional new photo's. ... more
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Sun Oct 16, 2011
Mtwheeler3 answered:
There is a nice hobby farm with an 1800 sq. ft. home (all updated recently) and a 2-car detached garage plus a new 50' x 50' metal building - all on 12 acres. It is about 14 miles west of Ozark in Clever. Go to for pictures and details. Call to see the property (407) 951-0800 (FL cell phone). ... more
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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Gina Roblin answered:
Relative to Lina's input and Murney's solid record of listings and sales, we just want to let you know about our exposure on the internet. In my office, we advertise in the REAL ESTATE BOOK, and all our listings are also put on; in addition Murney's listing feed to many other websites - besides our Our homes can also be found on craigslist, zillow, trulia, google,, Unique Global Estates,, The Housing Pages,, cyberhomes, yahoo real estate, and Murney has quite an internet presence itself. ... more
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Mon Aug 16, 2010
Bob Hashbarger answered:
If it's properly stages, priced at market and heavily promoted on the internet as well as locally our average is 40days on homes under $200K. Over $200k the average is 90-120days. Many sellers make the mistake of pricing high and thinking they can come down. For example if a $150K house is put on the market at $160K buyers will be comparing it to properties that really are worth $160K and they will offer on the better proerties. It's best to price the house fairly close to what you will take and have an agent who is a good negotiator to get you that price. ... more
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Sun Jun 27, 2010
Ed Westerman answered:
The deposit the day of the sale is ten percent of the bid price. It must be in certified funds by close of business the day of the sale. You then have thirty days till closing. Lina is correct that you do not get a warranty deed. The property will be clear of all incumberances except some mechanics leins, and IRS leins. A title search and title insurance is a must. If you do not close, you lose the deposit.
FHA is currently the only institution with a flip restriction. (for financing) The government is supposed to be correcting that? This can be overcome by a lease/purchase or lease/option and closing after 90 days. Or the buyer can finance with Rural Development in most of Christian County with no restrictions. RD and VA are still 100% financing. Most, if not all closing costs can be wrapped in the loan. You could sell conventional and carry a second for the down payment and get enough on the first to pay off your expense. Then put in a three or five year balloon payment for your profit. The buyer would be allowed to refinance anytime after a year or when their loan had no prepayment penalty. This generates income and future principal payments to use for re-investment.
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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Noel Rogers answered:
Depends on particular location and then whether there are recorded restrictions.
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
Ttextyler asked:
are there any city zoning laws about parking a rv beside your home
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