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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Jenet Levy answered:
Hi, Raffles,
It's great that you know where you want to live and what your budget is. There are two things to do now. You need to be pre-approved by a lender and you need to begin working with a skilled, experienced agent to assist you with your purchase. The reason having your own buyer's agent is so important is because the listing agent works for the seller. You really want a pro on your side, looking out for your interests. We streamline your search, negotiate on your behalf, take you through each step of the buying process to a successful conclusion.

Best,
Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
jlevy@halstead.com
212 381-4268
http://jenetlevy.halstead.com
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
And if you list 40% higher than the current marketplace I believe you are unrealistic.... Only hope you would have is to get a ALL CASH Buyer and I consider that unlikely. Best of Luck ... more
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Ahmad Zeki answered:
Hello Sohelkauser,

Thanks for your question!

There are advantages of buying a new home vs. a new home. First, you are buying something new (never been occupied before). Even though it is new, however, you will still want to obtain a home inspection. Another advantage is that you are likely to get a home warranty from the builder. One of the key factors in buying a new home is to determine who the builder is and do some research on their homes and where they build. You can typically go to their website and view this information. You may also want to tour the neighborhoods to get a general idea of how the homes compare to other neighborhoods. ... more
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Douglas Robnolte answered:
There is not one that I know of but we aleays have buyers do home inspections and any proplems like these are easy to spot.

The year in which it was built can be an indicar=tor.
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
The biggest mistake I see people make is 'over improving' a home. I don't care if you have granite counter tops and travertine tile floors, the home will only sell for what the neighborhood will bear. Remember that kitchens and baths sell a house, but if all the other homes in the neighborhood have lower end ceramic tile and formica counter tops, then those, or something of only slightly higher quality should be your choice.

And remember, a good cleaning, fresh paint and a little landscaping go a long way.

In my opinion, It's not so much the age of the house as bringing it up to neighborhood standards.
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
David Cooper answered:
A 10% down loan from Fannie Mae will get you a nice 3 bed, 2 ba house with a yard for $100,000



DAVID COOPER investor and buyers agent for 35 years at Since 1917 Realty 702-499-7037
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Konstantin Zaliznyak answered:
Lucy, there are always options available. First step is to speak to a mortgage broker and find out what kind of mortgage you can qualify for / afford. Once we have that we can start looking for a home.
Additional monthly expenses to consider ( any good broker will do that for you) are property taxes and maintenance if getting a condo, or carring cost for coop.

If you want to discuss it further feel free to reach out.

Konstantin
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Mon Feb 1, 2016
Nell Hanson answered:
I would have an agent to represent you. We can give you statistics and what we know about the builder. Thank you! NellHanson@jbgoodwin.com 512-426-5080
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Karen Anderson answered:
That depends! Is it a single home built in a pre-existing neighborhood or is it a home in a new subdivision. More information would be helpful. I'm assuming you can qualify for $120,000 so perhaps the seller would be willing to buy down the interest rate in order to reduce your monthly payments so you would be able to qualify. Feel free to call me. I expect there's a way to structure the transaction or at the least, provide you with a plan of action. I'm happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with better direction. Best of all, it's free advice! Feel free to call me! ... more
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Rhonda Brinkerhoff answered:
The price range will fluctuate depending on the subdivisions or neighborhoods in those areas. I can give you a better idea if you let me know more about your criteria, including your price range. Please feel free to email me or call me an7ytime, even if you just have questions.
702-239-6900 Rhondasellsvegas@gmail.com also my web site WWW.AllLasVegasHomes.Com. I would love to talk to you.
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Buying the home is no problem. Financing the home is more difficult. You may be able to gift her the downpayment and have her qualify for the mortgage (assuming she is employed here). You can always be added to title later. If you need to be on the loan also, it is best to get with a lender who can help you through the process.
Good luck,
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Wed Aug 10, 2016
Skeeter Wilson answered:
I personally don't know of anyone who would do that. I know I don't
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Jeff Strand answered:
Just be honest with the seller and try and sit down face to face to work something out with all parties being present.
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Joseph Domino answered:
The question is "How will anyone know that your home is for sale if you do not market it?"

You do not have to list it with an agent, but that is the most effective way to sell. You can try advertising yourself in the local paper or on the internet, but you cannot just sit and wait for someone to knock on your door. ... more
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Tue May 8, 2012
Dan Bolin - 575-937-0600 answered:
This is Dan Bolin with A Mountain Refuge, AMoR Real Estate.
You live in a nice area that is favorable to many buyers for vacation and year-around use. Easy access and not far from town. I can give you a rough, ball park figure of averages based on area, size and location. The features of your home will determine the price range your home will sell for in this market. Prices are all over the page from very low to record setting highs. I owned a house just a couple of lots down from you. If you like, you can call me to make an appointment to give you a free comparative market analysis for your home.
Cell 575-937-0600, amor@windstream.net
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Mark Malave answered:
I think your post presumes that agents think that way. Frankly it's insulting that you imply that agents would have you pay more money for a property so that they can make a few extra dollars. Do you assume that with a doctor or a lawyer? Most of the agents still around are good. The bad ones have been weeded out by the market. ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Lorrie Feld, ABR,GRI,SRES, answered:
Since you don't have communication with the lender yourself, you are relying on the listing agent and their experience. Depending on the bank and how many loans there are will usually determine how quickly or how long the process will take. Also will depend on if there was already an approval on it and the buyer walked. In general the process most likely will take at least 90 days to receive approval. If you have the patience and don't mind waiting, you can get a good deal. The pitfall would be that you waited all this time and the bank doesn't approve the short sale and it ends up going to foreclosure and you wasted all that time. Today many of the banks would rather do a short sale than a foreclosure, so hopefully that won't happen as long as the offer price is pretty close to fair market value.
Good Luck in your search
Lorrie Feld
Keller Williams Integrity First
480-570-1074
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Sun Feb 26, 2012
Bryan Brickman answered:
The county will most likely appraise the home at the sales price you purchase it for. The first year will be less as it was appraised as vacant land on January 1st. Does that make sense? I can explain it better on the phone of you need me too. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Rich Bennett answered:
Hello-

they're very different areas. One big question is: what kind of neighborhood are you looking for? No agent can predict or guarantee value. We've seen values go up and down in Sf over the years.

Potrero is a beautiful old beighborhood where SOMA is more industrial and dense. Mission Bay is contemporary. Does convenience to mass transit or the highway play a role in your decision?

I'd be happy to talk to you more about what exactly you're trying to archieve.

Thanks!

Rich
415.305.4911

Rich Bennett, Realtor in SF since 2002

Zephyr Real Estate
DRE#01358540
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Daniel Di Matteo answered:
Contingency means that an offer has been accepted by the seller and are awaiting approval by the bank/lender (typically in a short sale).
Escrow and/or your agent should be abvle to pull up tax records and confirm taxes have been paid. Typically they are prorated.
You are going to find it very dificult to find anything at that price range.
Good luck!
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