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Sedgwick County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Todd Beals answered:
House values are based on what the market in your neighborhood is bringing within the past 6 months. That is the time line that an appraiser goes back. If you are on a lake lot your house will bring more than the houses in your area that are not on a lake lot. ... more
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Jamie Hanson answered:
Hello. There is also an incentive for 1st time homebuyers in Kansas right now. This could be a great option for you. I work with several lenders that can qualify you. Feel free to call me And I will explain in depth the entire process. 316-253-3573. I specialize in the area you are wanting to buy in! ... more
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Matt Messman answered:
I agree! Oaklawn is actually an area that was "temporary" housing for military families years ago. It was not intended to still be a developed area but rather, replaced with newer homes...well, that never happened and now its one of the higher crime areas in the Wichita suburbs, and would NOT be a place I would ever desire to raise MY kids. ... more
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Lynda fairley asked:
Add some detail about your question
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
ajeffrey85 answered:
Briggs Basement. I have used them on dozens of projects for multi family townhome community with 126 basements to keep dry!
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Charlyn Lewis answered:
Hello, Cherie! This is a very sharp property! The taxes are as follows:
Assumable: N General Taxes: $993.82 General Tax Year: 2012
Yearly Specials: $5.70 Total Specials: $5.70

I am a licensed Realtor with Century 21 Grigsby Realty and am very familiar with homes in this area. Please don't hesitate to contact me at 316-210-9045, providing you are not already working with another Realtor. ... more
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Marcia Kelly answered:
In what city are you looking?

Marcia Kelly, CRS, Real Estate Consultant
Keller Williams, Legacy Partners
Topeka, KS
(785) 249-3989
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Tammy Schmidt answered:
It appears you are looking for Rentals in Wichita. Very few agents deal with rental properties, in this area due to the face there is no compensation. I would advise calling off the sign in the yard or contact a property management company. Let me know if you need any help getting in touch with one.
Tammy Schmidt
Prudential Dinning Beard
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Tasneem Ismail answered:
Answer to your question is that there are lots of formalities when it comes to a Bank procedure but as soon as an offer is accepted ,they say it is sold but sometimes due to some hidden reasons the property is back on the market and to avoid that kind of situation they let the house to be on the market until each and everything is taken care of.But I would request people trust you Trulia then you should update it as fast as you can as I have the same kind of experience and it really makes me upset sometimes. ... more
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Neva Smith answered:
Where abouts are you looking? Where I am located has several - check out an agent in the area you are wanting. Good Luck.
Neva with RE/MAX Connections
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Janice Trammell answered:
Your Realtor. You need a Realtor that will represent you, the buyer. If you don't have one, ask people you know who they've used with good results.
Best of luck.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Rebecca Oberly answered:
You can see our 5 bed, 3 bath home on Trulia and
1005 Beau Jardin Ct.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Coole Home answered:
The VA certificate has nothing to do with credit. However, if you have any late payments within 12 months before you apply for a VA loan, your loan will be denied. You can get a copy of your certificate of eligibility from VA Home Loan Centers. ... more
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
LewJene Schneider answered:

Home values depends on a number of factors including location (school district and shopping would be factors here), the value of comparable homes in the area that have recently sold, the overall condition on the house, any upgrades/amenities in your home compared to upgrades/amenities in comparable homes, and even the specific neighborhood in which your home is located (for example, whether the neighborhood has a home owners association and how well it helps to maintain the quality of the neighborhood plays a role in the overall value of a home). So the short answer is that yes, school district and shopping do help to maintain value and demand, but many other factors also play a role in determining the value of a home.

Usually, when only one figure is provided regarding the square footage of a home, it does include finished basement area, but does not include any areas of a basement that are not finished. In other words, square footage usually includes all square footage of finished living area regardless of which level of the home the living area is located, the keyword being FINISHED.

Hope this helps to answer your questions!
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Diane Paul answered:
We are having 408 N College - a Nice 2 bedroom with full basement and 2 garages. Priced at $111,900

Also open is 745 Rivera a Super sized family home with inground pool on . 43 acre lot. Price at $214,900.

Diane Paul
Realty Executives Suburbia Real Estate
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
Tim is right - your real estate agent will have the forms you will need to sign. I wouldn't rule out looking at regular listings as well as short sales. I handle a great deal of short sales in Florida and you can end up getting a great deal but I am also seeing regular listings that are priced very well also so it won't hurt to look at both types of listings. ... more
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Mon Jul 29, 2013

No it is not necessary to be in the state for 2 years prior to applying, as long as you have sufficient employment history. You will more than likely have to have at least 1 computer generated paystub from the new employer, possibly a verification of employment and/or an employment letter as well. Other than that, it is business as usual.

You are more then welcomed to go to, and use the "Apply Now" feature to get a quick response on any and all other questions you may have along with getting pre-approved to buy with confidence!

Hope that helps, and happy hunting!
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Jessica Bateman answered:
FHA really isn't credit score driven, it's the Banks and Lenders that set those score requirements. There are a few lenders that go down to 580 with FHA, I personally have closed on several homes with clients around and under 600. I recommend all my clients that have credit issues to check with The Lenders Network, check them out. If anyone can get you approved they can! ... more
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
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