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Washington Heights / Brainerd : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 14, 2016
Portfolio707 asked:
Sun Jun 21, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
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Best of luck!
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Opportunities do exist to purchase distressed properties. Work with a Realtor to assist you.
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Stephanie Scott answered:
As a member of nationally recognized real estate brokerage, I am part of a vast referral network and would be more than happy to put you in touch with a Realtor who works in that area.
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
Always work with a local broker. You will get the most accurate information.
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
wells_lema answered:
how much dothis house for cost rent.................thank you ms.wells
please email me wells_lema@yahoo.com
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Trulia often does not have up to date information. Work with a Realtor to make your search more efficient.
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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
1. The first step before you do anything is to find out how much money you can borrow from a bank/mortgage company. Check with different lenders to see who can get you the best deal. Once you know what you can afford, then you can begin to plan.

2. Determine what you need in a home, not necessarily what you want in a home. Make a list of those needs to give to your Realtor. When you are searching for homes you will find that it is very rare to find a home that has absolutely everything you are looking for. If you stick to what you actually need, you will have better success in your search.

3. Research areas/communities that are of interest to you. Determine what things are important such as schools, proximity to shopping, restaurants, and local activities. Drive through the communities to get a feel for what they are like.

4. Learn as much as you can about the process of buying a home. Some local Realtors or lenders will offer first time home buying seminars. If you can find one in your local area it would be helpful to attend. If you cannot attend a seminar, look on the Internet for a home buyers guide such as the one at Bankrate.com - http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/real-estate/BuyerGuide2004/fthb-blog.asp.

5. Select a local Realtor to help you begin your search for a home. You can search Internet sites such as Realtor.com or Homes.com, but a Realtor has access to all of the homes in the local MLS. They can provide you with information on the home, the area and answer any questions you may have. A Realtor can show you properties of interest.

6. Learn about the contract and what is involved. Your Realtor can take you through step by step the process of a contract. After it is signed by buyer and seller, it is called an executed contract. Then you would want to get a home inspection. If everything is fine with the inspection, then you can go forward towards closing.

7. Know what happens at closing. Again, a Realtor can walk you through what to expect at closing. You will need to have money for closing costs such as title search, processing fees, taxes, and insurance.

Buying your first home is an exciting and overwhelming experience. So make sure you are prepared.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Joe Schiller answered:
The showings are arranged by a realtor..this is a realtor site - you need to call an agent who can look up the property. I need the address.. there are 5 properties located in the area..I need the exact address- this link says nothing. ... more
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Sat Jun 4, 2011
Evelyn S. Fred answered:
Hi Wintersrenita,

Like any neighborhood there are always positive & negatives, what's important to you may not be to me.

With that in mind, I always recommend you drive by the neighborhood at different times of the day/week to check out the life style and the comforts that are important to you, i.e. proximity of grocery store, pharmacy, schools, transportation, etc...

Check out this website for detailed information about this or any other neighborhood, just so happens this link is for Washington Heights: http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Washington-Heights-Chicago-IL.html

Good luck!
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
Shelia, when I looked up this listing on Trulia, it says "not available".
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