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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Jeri Lehmkuhl asked:
I am not getting notified of available houses in my search criteria . I am also getting notifications for rentals and I did not check this box.
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The purpose for an appraisal is to verify the value of the property for the lender. Therefore, the buyer pays the appraisal cost because the buyer is the one asking the lender for a mortgage loan. Lenders will not finance a loan unless they know the value of the property. The appraiser is hired by the lender - not the buyer. Laws were put in place that the appraiser has to be an independent contractor not involved with the real estate transaction. This is why a lender cannot choose which appraiser they want. Appraisers are randomly selected. Because it's up to the appraiser to determine a value for the home for the lender, it is critically important for realtors and owners to set a fair and realistic price from the beginning to sell a home. Realtors are always concerned when they take a listing, they want to sell it at a price that will be approved by an appraiser - somebody they have no involvement with.

For cash buyers (no lenders involved), it is up to the buyer whether they want to pay for an appraiser or not. It is not required but buyers who are not knowledgeable with the neighborhood will pay for an appraisal to verify the price they are paying for the home is fair and realistic.

If sellers are asked to pay a buyers closing costs including paying for the appraisal, this is up to the seller. Sellers do have the right to refuse. As a seller, it tells me that the buyer is not financially prepared to buy your home in the first place and should buy something less expensive.
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Snopro148 answered:
I know of a 3 bed 2.5 bath available and a 3 bed 2 bath available what is your pricing criteria ? I could also locate a 1-2 bedroom have some other agents that might have some options available. Any other criteria other than 1 - 2 bed? Also what is your approximate move in dates? ... more
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Snopro148 asked:
that is necessary for me to list it properly what do I need to do ?? Contact me at or call 907-775-3627 thanks
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Mon Jan 4, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
She probably just needs to sign a Quit Claim Deed removing her from having any interest in the transaction. Escrow companies regularly request these as a protection measure for all involved. Double check with them to make sure. ... more
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
triested asked:
I? I'm selling a 2BR, 1BA on 0.5 acres home (built 2000) in Knik-Fairview area. I've been renting it out for the last four years. My buyers are interested in owning it as an…
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Fri May 1, 2015
Ervin Brandy Malcuit answered:
The MatSu valley is practically the residential new construction capital of the US with 308 residential new construction listings sold/closed in the 2014 calendar year and only 21 expired or withdrawn. There are currently 114 pending and 139 active so this year is off to an excellent start! This year's numbers may be indicative of sustained growth and vibrancy for residential new construction in this area. Last year, some new construction homes sat for a bit, waiting to sell. - This is great for buyers, and perhaps, not so great for builders. However, others sold faster and this is a testament to marketing, location, & price range. This year will be no exception: with a great number of new construction homes on the market, buyers will have wide selection and prices will most-likely remain affordable so as to be competitive with each other. EVERYTHING HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING NEGOTIATED.

Regarding your question about what is a reasonable and fair price:
Find a REALTOR(R) you trust to give a Comparable Market Analysis for any home, new or used, that you may be interested in purchasing. Buyers Representation is free to the buyer and paid for by the seller. Ultimately, what is affordable and well within your financial means is the most reasonable answer here.

Happy home-hunting from Malcuit Duo!

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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Kelly Thomas answered:
Salterytd, average sales price of homes (purely residential, single family) in Wasilla was around $250k.
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
Assume that all rentals here are scams. They will want you to send money to them for some reason. Don't!! Those are the scams and they are abundant here.

To report a scam listing:
Go to the listing - find the link named MORE, under it is a drop down menu with FLAG - Click it

Also - Never Ever send money = those are scams. Never pay for an application = those are scams
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Ryan,

Thanks for your service to our country from one Veteran to another. First off the very last thing that you want to do is rent to own Financing. I have seen so many time that this blows up and never in the renters favor. What is your current score as I can loans down to a 620 but i also know of others Lenders that will do VA loans down to a 560 FICO.

I recognize that you are very busy, so I am only asking you to spend 6 minutes with me to discuss your needs so we can determine if we can be of service to you. After answering just a few simple non-credit related questions (I do not need to pull your credit report in advance) I will be able to email you some options that will allow you to immediately determine if we are the right choice for you and your family.
I look forward to working with you to make your dreams a REALITY.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS# 968898
The Federal Savings Bank
Mobile: 469-347-3572
Direct: 512-717-0403
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Alisa Parrent answered:
This is the time of year many homes that haven't sold during the summer are possibly looking got rent out until next spring. You might not get a full year, but it might be wise to hood up with a Realtor to see if there are Sellers interested in at least a 6-9 month rent option until they list again next spring. Send me an email and I'd be happy to send out a request for you to Realtors to see if anyone has any clients interested in renting until next market season. When will you be arriving? ... more
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Wed May 14, 2014
Kristan Cole answered:
Hi David!

Pease visit my site! You might find what you are looking for there! =) Thank you!
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
DeboMe answered:
You should ask on TUGBBS or Redweek, there you will find many timeshare rentals by owner
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Patty Bauer answered:
No, enjoy the day!
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Erica Thynes answered:
Beth provided some good info. I though it was first $150,000 (every little bit helps) of the assessed value for your primary residence, aged 65 years and older, or a disabled veteran with a service disability of 50% or more. You do have to apply with the tax assessor's office for this exemption. ... more
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
My name is Ali and I am Trulia’s Community Manager. I was a bit confused by your question in Trulia Voices, can you please provide a bit more information and I would be happy to try and help you- or find someone else who can.

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