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Home Buying in Spokane County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jun 17, 2017
Fundsfred asked:
Thu May 11, 2017
Jody Chandler answered:
Yes. Depending on other factors obviously, but those credit scores alone will not stop you from getting financed.

If your income is high enough you could look into just putting the mortgage in your name and having your wife only on title. If you both need to be on the loan, typically FHA programs will go down as low as 580 for minimum score. ... more
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Fri Apr 28, 2017
Berry327 answered:
Same here and South Florida super duper overpriced!
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Fri Apr 28, 2017
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
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Mon Feb 27, 2017
Bootsnbuck asked:
Why has Saved Homes stopped allowing inputting into a selected board, that process is not working and homes of interest are being stored in random boards . . . very difficult to know where…
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
I don't know that there's good data on that, but it sure seems that way. The more suspect new appliances seem to be washing machines and dishwashers. The 20-30 year old Kitchenaid dishwashers were bulletproof.

That said, I have Jenn-Air kitchen appliances which are only about 3-4 years old and the stove and refrigerator have both needed repairs--the stove within one year. Jenn-Air/Whirlpool is a somewhat annoying company in that it is constantly trying to sell you warranty service and never once ask for feedback on how you like their product or what you dislike.

We have an LG washer and dryer that are about 8 years old and they have not needed repairs (knock wood), but the front load washer does require periodic cleaning of the seal.
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Dbnspokane asked:
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Art asked:
I am interested in buying a home not playing auction games. I simply want another option on your site that allows me to block auctions just like I can block Foreclosures or Lots/Land.
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Mon May 9, 2016
Heather Pauley asked:
Mon May 2, 2016
Mareapp1 answered:
What would be the best to pay off on my credit report to raise it fast. Thank you for your time Rickey and Margie Rhoades
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Tue Mar 22, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
That estimation would disappear if your house was listed for sale with a real estate agent. The active listing info replaces all of the Tulia-provided content. I'm pretty sure Zillow's Zestimate (which is equally stupid and unreliable) still shows up on active listings but Trulia's does not.

For what it's worth, the only people who care about online real estate valuation estimates are *sellers* whose online estimates are grossly higher than the real-world market value and refuse to believe that a human who works in the local real estate market every day could possibly be smarter than a computer that is trying to claim their house is precious, golden snowflake.

"But what do you mean we should list my house at $250,000? Zillow says it's worth $425,000!"
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Sat Mar 12, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
I don't remember if Spokane is part of the NWMLS area, but the NWMLS does not directly feed to Trulia, Zillow or Individual firms or even brokers have to get the information to those companies. That means their listings will be out of date and incomplete. In the NWMLS area you're better off looking at broker sites. Many are better in other regards too. ... more
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Sat Feb 27, 2016
Lindershan08 asked:
I have clicked all over the little photo box, the big original photo of the house, the two arrows up in the right corner (individually), and absolutely nothing works. Can you please tell…
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
Hi James,
AS long as you have not owned a home in the last 3 years, you should be good to go.
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
I agree that you should look now. As a lender, I can use your schooling along with a letter from your employer to justify your new pay. GO ahead and give me a call or shoot me an email and i can answer any other questions you may have and look at your options. I am in bellingham, wa and can help from here.

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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Ted Clevenger answered:
For a government loan in Washington state, the debt of the spouse will have to be included. You can have title and loan just in the name of the one buyer, but as a community property state the spouse would assume ownership as well. Is the idea to not have to stick the other spouse with debt or are you trying to secure the property from the spouse so that they have no ownership during divorce? Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email if you would rather discuss this in confidence.

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