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Mon Nov 7, 2016
Michael Herkenhoff asked:
Wed Apr 27, 2016
Rgerth11 asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
Hi Anthony,

There are USDA options down to 550. The late payments may be an issue though. You can only have one 30/60/90 late on a USDA app. I am in bellingham washington and can answer questions you may have. give me a call or shoot me an email

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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Ah1jock asked:
We are selling our home and would like to generate traffic to our trulia page via craigs list.
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Sat May 23, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
The bank is technically not a party to the contract, just the seller and buyer. However, as a buyer you cannot purchase a short sale without the agreement of the seller's bank. Until the bank sends out a letter in writing with the specific terms they have agreed to accept in order for the seller to close (which both buyer and seller signs), then yes, they can keep changing the numbers on you. One of the many pitfalls of buying a short sale. ... more
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Fri Apr 3, 2015
Kary Krismer answered:
In Silverdale, Washington, where you are posting, or in Huston, Texas, where Trulia says you live?
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
If you are under contract with a Realtor this is a contract that needs the approval of both parties. Talk with your agent and explain what the issues are and attempt to resolve. If not solution, ask to meet with their Designated Broker and see if this rectifies the situation. Simply wanting to use another Realtor is not a good reason for terminating the contract with your Realtor. There must have been a reason you chose them in the first place and you may find you can get back there with a little communication. ... more
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Kary Krismer answered:
Assuming you're talking about properties in Western Washington (98383) and specifically a property listing in the NWMLS, then this presents a good example of why agents from Florida should not be answering the question. They probably should not be answering if you're asking about Alaska either, but I don't know that.

To answer your question, in the NWMLS it means that the sale is contingent on the buyer being able to sell their existing house. You can put another offer in on the property, and if that offer is enticing to the seller, they will give the original buyer notice of your offer, and that original buyer will have a limited time (default 5 days) to decide whether or not to waive their contingency. If they don't waive their contingency, then their contract terminates and yours will proceed.
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Kary Krismer answered:
Mack, there was a local agent who almost always had only one listing photo. I viewed that as an opportunity because for that agent it didn't mean that the house was in bad condition.

This photo issue though is similar to others situations where the property is misrepresented. Years ago there was a 2 bedroom house with a detached garage that started out being listed as a 4 bedroom w/ detached 2 car garage. Eventually it became just a 3 bedroom listing, and eventually it became a 2 bedroom with detached one car garage. It took it forever to sell. I knew the tenant living there, and he said buyers would come buy and go in and out real fast. It's because they were disappointed and/or that the property didn't suit their needs. Even worse, listing a small square house as a four bedroom probably discouraged a lot of buyers interested in a two bedroom house, because they probably thought the rooms were very small.
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Mon May 13, 2013
Jim Simms answered:
Only if you qualify for both mortgage payments.

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
Elizabeth Haney answered:
Are you working with a realtor? Shoud be! If not, try a office supply store that has generic forms. Good luck! Elizabeth Haney Reid RE Silverdale
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Rich Jacobson answered:
Linda, the quality of life here on the Kitsap Peninsula is wonderful. We have the best of both worlds by having quick access to the Seattle city life by ferry boat, and the more relaxed slower-pace of life in a more rural setting here in Kitsap County. Silverdale is the retail mecca for the area, with the Kitsap Mall and many big box stores like Costco, Best Buy, Trader Joes, etc.. Chico Beach is a nice area along Dyes Inlet with Eastern exposure. As is rather typical of our area, there is an eclectic mix of homes along the water, but overall, it's a very nice place to call home. Chico Way used to be the main north/south road through Central Kitsap until Hwy. 3 was constructed. There are lots of great waterfront homes and neighborhoods surrounding the Kitsap Peninsula. Poulsbo (called Little Norway) is a very popular community just north of Chico, with a fun, artsy Scandanavian downtown area. Seabeck is situated along the shores of the Hood Canal with amazing views of the stunning Olympic Mountains.

About the only drawback of living here is getting used to the amount of rainfall we have. Most of its simply a slight drizzle, with lots of overcast days. But there's typically around 3 to 4 solid months of incredible weather that more than makes up for it.

Feel free to ask me any additional questions. I've got loads of photo galleries on my website and blog - and

Rich Jacobson
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Wed May 25, 2011
Rich Jacobson answered:
what Shane said! He is an awesome mortgage lender, and I would highly recommend any VA Buyers use his amazing services!
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Wed May 26, 2010
Jean Bradford answered:
My suggestion is that you go directly to her broker, without wasting any more time!! Oversight is part of her Broker's job!! You have important deadlines in your contract on this home that are too important to leave unattended! You need the assurance that SOMEONE in that office will see to the details until this closes!

Good Luck,
Jean Bradford
Associate Broker, ABR,GRI,CRS,CRB
John L. Scott
Silverdale, WA
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
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Fri Oct 26, 2007
Brenda Prowse - Voted Best Agent in North Kitsap, 2008 to Present! answered:

February's closed sale price in Kitsap County was down 14% from the February median a year ago. There are a number of different ways of looking at prices, and they vary from area to area in the County. Please take a look at the market information section of our web site, where you can find graphs, tables, and commentary updated several times monthly relating our local market to the real estate national news. I'll post the link below. This drop in prices coupled with the drop in interest rates has significantly improved affordability in our area for qualified buyers.

Brenda Prowse
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