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Mon Sep 25, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, one method is to call some of the brokerages in your area and ask to speak with the Office Manager or Broker in Charge. Then ask that person to connect you with their best agent who has sold several homes in West Columbia within the past year. Once you get a realtor, ask that person for the price history of their sold homes. You want to see the date it was listed, how long it was on the market, the date it went to contract and the date it was sold. Do the same for homes under contract now. Also ask to see the pictures of the sold homes, How similar are these homes to yours?

Finally, you need to ask about your realtor's budget. Does your realtor have the money to pay for all the marketing he / she tells you about? Realtors pay for the marketing upfront since they will collect a commission check when your home is sold. HOWEVER, not all realtors have the money upfront to pay for everything they "promise" or tell you about. Many times, a brokerage (especially the national brand ones) have plenty of tools, software and marketing campaigns for their realtors to use. The issue is it costs money and not all realtors have the money upfront to use it. So you need to ask yourself, what good is signing with a brokerage that has all the bells and whistles if your own realtor can't pay for it?
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Jill Murty answered:
Your best bet is to work with a lender who can help you with strategies to build your credit.

A couple of suggestions to start:

- Pay your bills on time.
- Do not exceed 30% of the available credit on your credit cards.
- Do not open new lines of credit.

Start saving aggressively for a down payment as well as a emergency fund.
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Tue Apr 7, 2015
Michael Limina answered:
Yes. Purchasing with an FHA loan only requires 3.5 %, some conventional loans are only 5%. Be aware that you will be paying PMI since you are not putting 20% down. As always, the best way to learn your options is to speak with a lender. There is no obligation to purchase anything just by speaking with the lender and learning about the lending process. ... more
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Sat Apr 4, 2015
Hi Rogerswilliam,

Yes, as long you're looking to buy a primary residence.

FHA only requires a 3.5% down payment and a conventional loan can be done with anywhere from 3 to 5% down.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
NMLS# 787231
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Deedeelove71 asked:
I moved from my house of 9 yrs due to mold coming up the drain pipes from a septic backup. We left the home and put everything in storage. Need a home immediately.
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Diane Keifer asked:
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Wed Nov 19, 2014
Archie Moore answered:
Yes, the listing is pet friendly and it has a fenced yard.
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Wed Nov 19, 2014
Archie Moore answered:
After being off the market for a while, the house was re-listed to reflect more recent market value trends. The current list price for this house is actually below recently sold averages for the vicinity. ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Dan Lang answered:
Other houses for sale in your neighborhood will help bring traffic into the neighborhood and to look at your property. Buyers, just as you were when you bought the house, are going to be looking for the best value home for their money. You can help that, with the assistance of a good Realtor, by ensuring that the house puts its best foot forward. Curb appeal, maintenance, get rid of clutter, etc. can all help attracting more people to your home and better offers so you can attain your goal of not losing any money? ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Dan Lang answered:
If you want to keep it rented with quality renters I would recommend going with an established Property Management Company with a good reputation. A large percentage of quality renters go to these companies as well because they know they will have quality rentals to lease. ... more
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
Trulia now has a crime map that is in Beta testing here: .Good luck !
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