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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Jmodene.elliott asked:
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your question is confusing. Are you paying 100% cash to buy the home in full OR are you paying $15,000. for a down payment towards the purchase of a home and your son will need to qualify for a mortgage loan for the balance.

The best method would be to contribute towards a down payment, then allow your son to contact a lender and see if he can qualify for a mortgage loan. You can also contribute towards closing costs. It will be more complicated if you pay 100% cash for the home, then transfer title to your son afterwards.
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Sat Jun 3, 2017
Marcyannsmotherman asked:
If chase was who we were paying and loan was sold how can we owe prior lender and the current financed originally108,000 but we owe chase $154000
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Sat Jun 3, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Are you moving from Texas to Washington? If yes, I looked up Fredericksburg and notice it's near San Antonio and Austin as opposed to Dallas which has seen a huge increase in housing prices. The reason you are having difficulty is because the cost of living and housing is much higher in Washington than it is in Texas. Example: You can buy a brand new 5 bedroom home that has high end finishes in your area of Texas for $$400,000. In Olympia, WA $400,000. will only get you a 4 bedroom home built in 1970 that needs renovations.

Therefore if all you can afford is $350,000. you need to look at condos, older homes that may or may not need work, etc. Sorry but Texas and other southern states have the cheapest housing in the U.S. Once you head north especially states along the Pacific or Atlantic coasts - you need a reality check that housing prices are much higher and you get much less house for your money.

Hoping you negotiated a high salary before you move. You will need a higher income in Washington that you currently have in Texas.
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Tue May 16, 2017
Arendsmith asked:
Sat May 6, 2017
Annarebroker answered:
If you are still in need of an Olympia agent, I am here to help! I also come from Beaverton, Oregon, and used to sell real estate at Equity Group on off of Cornell Rd. before coming to Olympia. I began my real estate career in 1990. I always answer my phone and return emails within hours. I am extremely detail oriented as my reviews will attest to. Please feel free to give me a ring! Anna-Lisa Schorn, Broker, Van Dorm Realty 360-701-9239,, 1530F Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502 ... more
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

All you need is 5 more points then you can get a mortgage that would only require 3.5% down payment. You can even roll closing costs into the loan.

We have a credit rescoring program that can help you raise your score quickly, usually wiithin a few days. 5 more points should not be hard to get.

The best thing to do would be to have a pre approval done then I can see what we need to do to get your score up.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me.
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Sun Feb 26, 2017
Alan May answered:
The best way to determine if anyone has good communication skills is to "communicate" with them. Call them, talk to them over a period of time, and see how they do. Give them a trial period.

In fact call several and give them a trial period, tell them they're competing, and whomever performs best, hire them to be your buyer's agent.

Good luck.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017
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Tue Aug 16, 2016
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
James Hagarty answered:
hello Birdman2110 -

It appears that that property is currently owned by Bank of America and is not listed for sale. It was listed as recently as March of this year. Also, it does appear to be in a flood zone area.

Hope that helps!

source: Realist - Thurston county records
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Fri May 13, 2016
Dan Covey answered:
While the transaction states commissions are paid by seller, where do you think the money for the commissions comes from? It's a cost of the sale paid by the proceeds, and therefore, the buyer really ends up paying all the fees, it's baked into the market value. So when you are looking for a home with your "buyer's agent" remember their fee is ultimately coming out of your pocket. ... more
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Sun May 1, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
It is typically some sort of centralized furnace system which uses a fan to blow air to various outlets around the house. Hence the name forced air.

The heat source is typically gas, oil or electric. They can be used in conjunction with either a heat pump or an air conditioner unit, although that is not all that common around Des Moines.

There are some very old style central furnaces that are not forced air. They are typically called Octopus or Gravity Furnaces, the later because they work off the concept of heat rising. They are in less than 1% of local houses, but they do give you some insight into how the name "forced air" came about.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Agree with Kary. It's like giving the Seller a blank check.

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Wed Apr 20, 2016
Charity answered:
I'm looking for the same information! How do I claim my home? When I click 'sell' it sends my information to an agent. I don't want that. I'm listing my home for sale by owner.
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