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Thu Feb 9, 2017
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Williamsjerome662 asked:
Is there anyway to collect a donated car fast do that i can get back to work? Or is there anyway to get help with fixing the car that i own? Please contact at 304-901-9999. Ask for Jerome…
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Fri Jan 27, 2017
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Angelica
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Sat Jan 21, 2017
Kb asked:
Anyone who saved our listed property has been informed that it is no longer available. We informed our realtor. Who is doing this?? We live in an isolated gated community. This does…
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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Hoping your real estate business suffers under President Trump because you West Virginia people were stupid enough to vote for him.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Angelica
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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Angelica
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Maricris A answered:
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Mon Dec 26, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You cannot do this on any real estate website because they are limited with search filters. the MLS systems which are owned by licensed realtors have far more search filters than websites do. The reason is realtors have the right to limit the information that is sent to websites like Trulia, Zillow, etc. Realtors want buyers to contact them - not get all the information online.

You will need to contact a local realtor and have them send you listings by email.
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Mon Dec 26, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
All VA loans require the buyer to pay for closing costs. In some cases like your new home builder, the seller will pay for it BUT they can increase the sales price to add in the closing costs. If the home does not appraise at the new higher sales price, either the buyer must pay the closing costs or the seller must lower the sales price.

However, with all new construction, builders have a clause in the contract that states the buyer will pay all the closing costs if the home does not appraise. Therefore, if you don't have any cash to pay the closing costs, you will not qualify to buy this house. Your lender can increase the interest rate on your loan to pay for the closing costs, but that is really stupid because you will be paying for closing costs over a 30 year loan term. Your lender knows it will be difficult for you to refinance because interest rates have been going up and they will go up more. Therefore if your interest rates increases on this loan, when you want to refinance in a few years, you can't because the higher interest rates will be the same as what you are paying now.

The best method is if you cannot save enough cash until Feb. 1, 2017 to pay for closing costs, then say goodbye to this new house and tell the builder you want to cancel the deal. If the contract has been signed by both parties, hopefully you have a contingency that will allow you to cancel. Otherwise, you are stuck.

Finally, you are also overpaying for this new house because builders charge premium prices for new construction. Once you move in, your home is not considered new anymore and it takes about 5 years or so to build any equity.
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Lee answered:
I solved my problem with a German made electronic anti-scaler. It works great and its very popular in farming applications, preventing hard water problems related to well water. My house is in Round Rock TX that has a hardness of 11 grains per gallon average, which is considered hard according to USGS standards. Hard water scale in pipes will surely occur in the long run, but problems with your sprinkler valves due to calcium scale are absolutely common in this area mainly because of high evaporation in the outdoor summer heat. Hard water will also cause common ice maker and dish washer related issues. I always say preventive maintenance is an owners choice. I personally dislike dealing with calcium deposits around my faucets, showers and sinks, but above all, the thing I dislike the most is the slippery feeling in your body, after taking a hard earned shower, at the end of the day with softened water. Its like washing yourself with sea water. The sodium added to the water just wont allow proper soap rinsing and you never get to feel really clean. My house came with a huge Salt Water Softener, with two big tanks that took a lot of space in my garage which is not huge. After a long research, I decided to replace our salt softener with a Vulcan-Texas Anti-Scaler from Techno Mechanical Solutions in Austin. An affordable and eco-friendly way to prevent hard water issues without using salts. I was able to do the installation myself over the old softener pipes. The Vulcan requires no maintenance, just install and forget about it. No more salt buying trips to Lowes and carrying those back breaking bags. No more slippery feeling after taking a shower. No more calcium buildup around my fixtures or sprinkler valves. Water treated with Vulcan is safe for garden irrigation, your sprinkler system may also be protected. Vulcan dismantles prior limestone accumulations. Any pipe material may be treated up to 20 inches in diameter. The maintenance free Vulcan is very compact and sits of top of your pipe, saving all garage floor space for your favorite toys. Great for eliminating water lines and improve filtration in pools and spas. German engineering with 10 year warranty. Treatment for a normal size house with up to 1 1/2 inch pipe around $1000. Vulcan-Texas is space saver, effective, simple and affordable. Forgot to mention, my morning coffee tastes better without salt. ... more
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Sun Nov 27, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Sorry but criminal histories are not part of the protected classes of the Fair Housing laws. Therefore landlords can legally discriminate against felons even if you paid your debt to society. You will have to talk to landlords in person before filling out applications and see if they will bend the rules. ... more
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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Gayallen60 answered:
I going through the same exact thing i would like to know what to do because I put everything we had on this business
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Mon Nov 14, 2016
Christina.n.stran asked:
My Daughter and son in law are purchasing my home, and we have put an offer on our new home, there finance company sent over an appraiser to my house. He was there less than 10 mins. He…
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
NO, with FHA you need 3.5% of your own money and need to have it in your bank account before making any offers. It does not seem you are pre-approved or they would have confirmed you have the money needed to buy. You may need a new local and trusted lender. Your buyer agent should be assisting you with this ... more
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There are 2 huge mistakes: 1. You did things backwards. You should have secured the financing first, then look at homes. 2. The seller screwed up by not verifying that you were qualified.

As for you finding a lender that will finance your new home, understand that lenders need a guarantee of income for the next 3 years and a guarantee that you will pay the mortgage loan on time every month. So as a sub contractor, this tells lenders that your job is not permanent and since it's temporary why should they loan you money? What will happen when your USPS contract ends? How will you pay the loan on time? Lenders don't know if you will be able to get another job making the same or better salary.

Like I said, you screwed up. Try a hard money lender however, that will cost you greatly with high interest rates and high fees.
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