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Pickerington : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 18, 2016
Mrsmartin0892 asked:
Fri Oct 2, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
They will charge you for any damage to the unit. It could include something as small as a nick in the wall to a stain on the carpet. If anything is missing from the unit since the time you moved in, you could be held liable for that too. That could include light fixtures, curtains, blinds etc.

The landlord can charge you for the replacement item and the labor to have it installed, patched or repaired. If you believe that the charges are excessive, you can contest the charges but you would have to check what the law allows in your state.
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
We always request a copy for the seller and listing agent. It's important and pertinent information that all parties should be able to refer to. They are normally sent via email so it's not difficult to add a couple of additional senders to the list. ... more
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Tue May 5, 2015
Alan May answered:
Call a local Realtor and ask them to show you the property.

if you're going to wait for some online stranger to call you back, you may be waiting a very, very long time.
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Drew Hensel answered:
Typically, agents will list the home at the starting bid.

Please let me know if I can assist you further

Thank you!
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Thu May 29, 2014
Hi Kari,

It depends on the circumstances surrounding your short sale. For example: If you did not got late on the mortgage payment leading up to the short sale you maybe eligible for an FHA mortgage right away.
Another option is if you qualify under the FHA back to work program which is just an exception to the standard 3 yr requirement and would allow you to buy 1 yr after the short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy.

If you have decent credit scores and you qualify for an FHA mortgage, you should get a good rate.

Check out my recommendations here on Trulia from some of my past clients by clicking the following link.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help. You can also find info on my FHA Mortgage website by clicking the link below.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Great Plains National Bank
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam answered:
If you already have a Realtor then you should have them do a specific search on FlexMLS for you.. They can pinpoint homes with a first floor master and den or ranch for you with no problem.. if they don't know how to do that, then I would suggest looking for a new Realtor!.. homes that come from flexmls have the most up to date data... if you look for homes on various online websites (like this one) most of that data is going to be very outdated.. I had a client send me 26 properties that they found on this online website site that they wanted to look at.. when i plugged them into flexmls only 4 of them were actually still in Active status.. ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Melissa Adams answered:
Hi there,

You might consider buying a home instead of renting or a lease with option. We have programs for lower credit scores down to a 560 score. We also offer no money down loans and first time homebuyer loans.

Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your options. You never know you may be ready to buy now. If not we can get you on the path to homeownership by advising on what to do.

You can also visit our site and apply on line.

Melissa Adams
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Melissa Adams answered:
My son recently used Eric Russell from Carlton Realty. He is very familiar with the area and was quick to get him out to see the properties to put the offers in quickly. Which is key in this market. Literally my son called and within 2 hrs he was viewing the home he wanted to see. Thats impressive. Not only that with me being in the business I thought I would be able to pick out any issues on a house and I was impressed he pointed out things I would have never thought of . I loved his style and we were very comfortable with him representing our son. Plus he always picks up the phone when we had to call him.

His phone # direct is 740-953-1134
His email is
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Okie dokie, three Jims agree, if you do not qualify for arranging a new loan the lender is probably not going to allow you to assume an existing loan. If you try to take title “subject to the mortgage” there is a due on sale clause that allows the lender to call the loan. Fix whatever issue you have then apply, good luck,

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
I answer questions about financing real estate based on my decades of experience dealing with mortgage underwriters. I do not offer legal or tax advice, if you need answers from an attorney or CPA find one knowledgeable in your local market.
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Peter Purdom answered:
I am in the Pickerington location working for Keller Williams. You've had a lot of information and mostly I agree with them - find out your credit score, search for a loan - but in Pickerington keep in mind that some of these homes may qualify for the USDA loan which means 0 down and 0 PMI - if you don't ask specifically for this your bank may not be providing this info - also not all banks do this. There are all kinds of loans so before you actually go seek one - I recommend that you call me or a realtor who has knowledge of some of the best loan options for consideration. Then you can speak to a banker confidently. By the way, I have all kinds of contacts for mortgage lenders with some being right in my office - one stop shopping! Good luck to you regardless of your realtor choice!! ... more
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Thomas Caine answered:
Within the Pickerington North school district there are a number of options. Lets make an appointment so I can show you some. Call me @ 6143746466 I'm at the Keller Williams Greater Columbus office on 256 ... more
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Chad Shirer answered:
The advise given by Molly is correct, it is also my understanding that the house must be in the district or area served that you are a teacher in as well.
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Alan answered:
Westport Homes works with a lender that is willing to walk you through the process. They will provide you with a FREE copy of your credit report and give you a plan of action to guide you through exactly what steps to take to improve your credit score so that you can qualify for a new mortgage. ... more
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Alan answered:
If you are paying more than $75 per square foot in Pickerington you should be considering Westport Homes. Almost all of their floorplans price out with options included between $70-$80 per sqaure. This accompanied by their exceptional financing options, down payment assistance, closing cost contributions and flexabilty to customize their plans makes them a great value. ... more
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Mike,

You can learn about the school district here on Trulia:

And even find homes to rent here too!:,OH/

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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