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Wed Nov 30, 2016
Ramona asked:
I have a part time job, which is my primary employment for the past year. I work a set 28 hours a week and make $28,000/yr. This is not a second job, this is my primary job. Will I still…
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Lori High answered:
if an agent helps a buyer sell and purchase a home also, we referred our daughter and they signed a contract the very first time out, what would be a fair negotiable commission?
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Cathy asked:
my rebtal listing is 233 racine drive Wilmington 28403. I have 16 photos with the rental listing. The 16th photo (the balcony shot) is coming up on the rental listing instead of the 1st…
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Thu Nov 26, 2015
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I would ask your agent for clarification. Short sales can take a few months to over a year. Being in a backup position in a short sale situation isn't too appealing to most people.

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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Brian Martucci answered:
Is your BK 13 ongoing, or paid off? If ongoing when are payments up? You may be able to get an FHA loan.

Here is what Fannie Mae says on Conventional loans:

A distinction is made between Chapter 13 bankruptcies that were discharged and those that were dismissed. The waiting period required for Chapter 13 bankruptcy actions is measured as follows:

two years from the discharge date, or
four years from the dismissal date.
The shorter waiting period based on the discharge date recognizes that borrowers have already met a portion of the waiting period within the time needed for the successful completion of a Chapter 13 plan and subsequent discharge. A borrower who was unable to complete the Chapter 13 plan and received a dismissal will be held to a four-year waiting period.

Exceptions for Extenuating Circumstances

A two-year waiting period is permitted after a Chapter 13 dismissal, if extenuating circumstances can be documented. There are no exceptions permitted to the two-year waiting period after a Chapter 13 discharge.
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Fri Nov 28, 2014
Irena Kohler answered:
A good question - I believe that from the point of a buyer the answer is yes. From the point of an RE agent, it makes me believe that some one did't do the home wok well and didn't price the property right from the beginning. If your RE agent comes two months after listing your home and asks for a lowering the price, I would advice to look for a different agent. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Nov 28, 2014
Irena Kohler answered:
It does not complicate the sale, it just needs add a bill of sale. I would recommend to use the furniture as a negotiation part. Do not offer it for free right away.
I just recently had a sale of a lot with a bill of sale included for a mobile home and an RV.
Good luck!
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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Carly Gravely-Forman answered:
Here is a link to the current listings in Village Park along with one that sold in the last year. Great location, right in the middle of town so you are close to everything. You see a lot of college students rent in this area because it is so close to UNCW. Let me know if you have any questions. 910.228.4333
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Jeff Lesley answered:
Hey Stacey,
As everyone else hit you have lots of great communities and neighborhoods in the area to choose from. If I can help you narrow your search just let me know.


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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Jeff Lesley answered:
Check out our rental site at, if I can answer any questions for you or if you don't find what you are looking for just let me know. Thanks -Jeff
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Ian Rosenbaum answered:

What type of water problems have occurred and can it be directly traced back to the city turning the street into a one way street?

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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Victory Realty,
If your rental market is as active as it is in my territory then anytime is a good time to offer properties for rent. Rental demand is high in my market particularly if the property has a desirable location and the unit is in good condition. I've seen many units rent after receiving multiple offers even in the traditional slower summer season.

Best wishes to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Tue May 1, 2012
Irene answered:
Hello Beachnut, I live in 28403 zipcode. If you give me the address i can find more information. Irene, broker Intracoastal Realty.
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Sat Jan 21, 2012
Peter Sweyer answered:
If, after your inspection, you have found that substantial repairs are needed, you can attempt to negotiate those repairs with the bank. They won't always go for it but if it's significant enough that you would terminate the contract, the bank may be willing to do something for you. Discuss these options with your realtor. ... more
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
It's really a matter of one's personal preferences, wants and needs, some may only need a one year rental, while others may prefer a longer stay...
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Mon Nov 8, 2010
El Brant answered:
You are right, Pam, it is a "For Sale By Owner". I called and spoke with her in detail before I posted my response. She gave me an asking price of $374,500. I was not suggesting that anyone should buy the property at that price, simply relaying the price as stated by the owner. I appologize if there was any confusion.

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Tue Aug 17, 2010
My NC Homes Team answered:
If you want to sell and your home has been on the market for some time drop the price. You may still be asked for some closing cost assistance, cross that bridge when you get to it. When it's a tough market the only thing you need to ask yourself is how badly do you want to sell? Good Luck! ... more
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Gregory Masi answered:
Just a quick thought- When I see an incentive to an agent in the private remarks of my MLS, it makes me think that there has been little activity on this particular property and that I have a better chance of negotiating a stronger deal for my buyer. I think you will get a better result to reduce the price of your property to fair market value (or little under) to stimulate interest and solicit offers from buyers. Check with your local professional to see if this technique is effective in your market, but I know it is extremely effective in my market.

Good luck!

Gregory Masi
Gibson International
C: 310-488-4880
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
It is hard to tell without seeing the property, the neighbors' properties, how much noise and what kind, and is there any visual of the noisy street, you are not talking about a highway....right
So potentially, putting in a nice big fountain, and have some inside outside music going for showings
should really help.... and birdfeeders will attract a lot of singing chirping birds

and setting up the backyard in a way that it looks like your are using it all the time.... If the new buyers
see that you are out there, with a nice table and chairs and a lovely bright colored large Umbrella and beautiful blooming flower pots surrounding the area.... just make the outdoor space look inviting...

and discuss with your Realtor if you should offer something to the buyer for installing a fence, get an estimate
for a fence in the back towards the noisy road.....

Hope that helps a bit...
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