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Umstead : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 5, 2016
Linda Burns asked:
Sat Aug 22, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I worked new home sales for many years and what was common was for certain upgrades to be included as specials or perhaps the additional appliances ( Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer). Builders aill also typically advertise all or some amount of your closing costs will be covered if you use their lender......although if you showed up with a pre-approved loan, you would also possible get those anyway.
I would suggest not to discount looking at resales either as you can get some good deals on them and they are more negotiable.

If I can be of any service to you, I have 21 years of experience helping people like yourself purchase homes in Raleigh and the surrounding Triangle area. I know you will love living here as my wife and I have since 1993. I may be contacted by using the information under my picture or through my personal website shown below.

Best wishes..Ernie
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Tue Jul 28, 2015
Louisewatts answered:
Water, trash and most of your insurance... (since it's a condo-- you only have to insure your contents -- saves, maybe $100 a month.)
No lawn, pest, exterior upkeep at all.
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
This is certainly illegal. Fair housing laws protect familial status as one of the protected classes.
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Mon Feb 17, 2014
Thomas Bohlmann answered:
If the landlord does not respond, move on. Chances are the property has been rented.

Be careful, the Craig's list rental scams are popping up on trulia, zillow and other web sites.

Never send money always meet ppl in person at the rental agency or at the property. Bring a friend too.

If the rental price seems to good to be true it might not be real.

Rental rates in the Raleigh area are $300-$400 per bedroom is a very good gide. Some a little less some a little more. Several areas are in high demand that rental prices are $100-$150 more per bedroom.

There are many good rental agencies around. May I suggest that contacting a rental agency is a good option.

Best of luck
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Dawn Anderson answered:
Hi! I moved down to NC from NY as well. I love it here i am familiar with both the city and the country here in Wake and Johnston county. I would be glad to speak with you further on this. Let me know a good time to talk. You can email or text me your number and ill be glad to help you further to find the best area for what you need. 919-452-9379 Dawn Anderson C ... more
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Scott Cox answered:
Very nice area!

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Sat Jan 18, 2014
JoAnn Knorr answered:
call me:

JoAnn Knorr, Agent
Coldwell Bankers, Howard Perry & Walston
5000 Falls of the Neuse, Ste 100
Raleigh, NC 27609
cell 919-607-4869
office 919-926-3239
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Thomas Bohlmann answered:
Many great answers here.

However, Zero down loans can be quite expensive. Working with a Realtor and a Mortgage Specialist can help you with your best options.

Work history, Credit history / score are all part of the process.

Best of Luck
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Brandon Williamson answered:
No one is going to show your home if it is not listed on a multiple listing service.
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