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Kamerin Vince, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Kamerin Vince answered:
Right now there is a perfect storm with low interest rates and low prices, so if you can qualify for a loan or have the cash absolutley it is a great time to buy. Just realize that there are many others out there who have that mind set also so you need to get set-up on listing alerts and work with a local agent who can help you sort through the inventory and save you tons of time. ... more
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Kathy Weber, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Sat Mar 19, 2011
Kathy Weber answered:
You may have already done this, but I would contact another outside agent to ask for comp's. The answer may come in differently.

Another option is to find an Appraiser that will do a "Desktop" appraisal. In our area it's about $100.
It won' be as in depth as one done by a lender, but the results are basically the same. We've had them literally come in for the exact same appraised value as the lender. Again, this is a Licensed Appraiser that
performs these. It's definitely worth the $100 & we actually do them quite often before we open escrow so our chances of falling out over the lender's appraisal is basically eliminated.
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Brianna Rogan,  in Friendswood, TX
Thu Feb 28, 2013
Brianna Rogan answered:
Its great that your are seeking advice on your first step many buyers dont and waste their time. Your first step is checking into to financing to make sure you know your buying power before you start the search. This will ensure your looking at exactly what you can afford. You second step is getting a good realtor that can advise and assist you with this search. Please review my page I would love to help you with this search I have several years of experience working almost exclusively with first time homebuyers. Also Zip Realty website is a great tool for your search it's the #1 real estate website. In addition we offer a 20% back rebate on my 3% commission. If you would like me to set you up a profile so you can utilize our website let me know!

I hope this has helped!
Brianna Rogan
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Craig Pattbe…,  in Midvale, UT
Fri Mar 23, 2012
Craig Pattberg answered:
I'm not in your area, but if I were you I would interview a couple of Realtors that you pick.

It is not easy to evaluate who is a good Realtor. The answers you receive here though will help.

They you might want to go to the website below to get helpful questions to ask any Realtor that you end up talking with.

Good luck,

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Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Marge Bennett answered:
It all depends on the house. Location, construction, size, etc. You really need to call an insurance agent with a specific address.
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Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Wed Jan 16, 2013
Spirit Messingham answered:
This is a tougher one and might need to speak with current home owners that live in the area. Is there a park close by, could ask some other parents there. Here in Tucson, AZ I have all clients review and sign the Buyers Advisory, in which contains a wealth of information on where to view current school statistics, crime rates, and etc.

That might be one other option, find out about the local schools, which one you would be sending your kids too based on the homes location and ask the school too about it. Finally, if you have not, please consider working with a local agent or Realtor as they should have other sources of information for you to consider as well.

Best of luck.

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Steve Busse, Real Estate Pro in 33708, FL
Sat Aug 6, 2011
Steve Busse answered:
Good morning
If you can provide a price range and type of home please
I then can provide the info you have requested
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Rene Gonzalez,  in San Diego County, CA
Sun Feb 27, 2011
Rene Gonzalez answered:
There are Public records or talk to you Real Estate Agent. REALTOR.

Rene Gonzalez
Prudential California Realty
940 Eastlake Pkwy
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Office: (619) 778-5397
Fax: (858)435-7677
Lic #01271386
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Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Wed May 18, 2011
Terri Vellios answered:
It wasn't only Palo Alto people bought into. Everything just kept appreciating so quickly buyers jumped on the band wagon.

The reality is Palo Alto is a very desirable area and will hold value to those who had the means to purchase. They will be affected by the buyers who should not have been purchasing - on margin - outside of their income (interest only).

When you are looking at prices the value is what a ready willing and able buyer offers. An appraiser can also help a buyer understand the value along with their agent.
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Ian Starowicz, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Ian Starowicz answered:
Hello Lovelyelena,
I have been a part of Charlotte for almost 15 years and have seen it expand and grow in a very positive way. Most neighborhoods put a strong emphasis on social offerings, aesthetics, and sense of community. You can't just narrow down one neighborhood, but if you would like to check out my website, you may be able to find what you are looking for. Please contact me if you should need further assistance - ... more
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Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Adar,

Without question, you want to be anywhere that is a comfortable commuting distance to the new medical city at Lake Nona on Orlando's southeast corner (near the airport). $100,000 will get you a good townhome in this area, that will rent well. If you want a single family house, there will be some opportunities as well, but not a lot.

Let me know if you could use some help.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
Find your next house with the click of a mouse.
Search the MLS without obligation or registration from my website.
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Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in WHITE PLAINS, MD
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Tony McMahon answered:
If you are new to the area and not sure which location would be best for you, and you are not sure of how long you will be living there, renting may be the route to take. At first maybe a short term rental until you familiarize yourself with the area. ... more
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Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Sat Feb 26, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
In the specified area that may be all that is selling. If that is not the case you can have your Real Estate Agent challenge the appraisal by providing better comparable properties.
Also some appraisals are "drive-by's" as opposed to going into the property. You can have your agent request that an interior and exterior appraisal be performed.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sat Feb 19, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Capitalization rate is the ratio between cash flow produced by the property, and its market value.The cap rate is used to estimate the purchase price of income producing properties; it is also used to estimate the investor's potential return on his/her investment--done by dividing the income the property--after any costs incurred-- by the value of the property. ... more
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Stephanie Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, GA
Fri Feb 18, 2011
Stephanie McCarty answered:
Dear Jeanni. There is no predicting when we will hit bottom or when the real estate market will stabilize. There are encouraging signs in the general economy and in real estate right now. Depending on where you are located the market may have already found bottom - in some areas like Vegas for example they are saying it's pretty much bottom, in Atlanta it's pretty much bottom - this doesn't mean that there will be some fluctuations but that holds true for any time in real estate.
The rate of foreclosure at this time is directly linked to unemployment at this point. 99% of the people who bought in over their heads or took out bad loans are behind us. Now we are seeing foreclosures forced by people who have lost jobs in the ailing economy and have run out of resources to pay their mortgage.
As the economy grows the foreclosures will get back to a "normal" rate.
Be positive - we should all be positive and responsible consumers and this country will get back on its feet soon.
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Guy Gimenez, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Tue Mar 8, 2011
Guy Gimenez answered:
I wouldn't even consider it unless you can afford to lose money. The chances of you paying retail for new build and then selling it 3 years from now without bringing cash to the table are slim and none.

There are thousands of homes available in Austin where you can buy at low retail, or at times even at wholesale, and do some updates to increase the homes value dramatically. And rest assured, there will tons of foreclosures coming on the market this year in all price ranges. Also expect prices to remain flat or drop some more as indications are we'll see another dip later this year or in 2012.

Too many deals out there to spend good money on a new build where you're sure to lose money in 3 years when you sell.
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John Morrison, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Fri Feb 25, 2011
John Morrison answered:
89131 is part of the Centennial Hills area of Las Vegas. This particular Zip Code has quite a diversity of property types with a lot of open space that gives the area a much less congested feel than may other parts of the valley. The area is a popular area for renters as it has tremendous amenities, and is convenient to both Nellis AFB and Creech AFB making it popular with the military. I both own and live in this zip code, and have a rental property in this zip code. My rental has never been vacant for longer than a few weeks. There are currently 596 leased properties listed in MLS, with an additional 57 available. The average rent is S1400, and the median rent is $1295.

John Morrison
Realty One Group
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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Fri Feb 11, 2011
Lee Taylor answered:
That's an easy commute. 20 minutes. Maybe 30, Just a bunch of F150's haulin' bass boats, some light load Duelies, and an array of Saabs, BMWs and Civics...
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Baruch Rosen…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Baruch Rosenberg answered:
Hi Mercedes,

Good morning, there are some great loan programs out there right now, for example FHA loans require only 3.5% of the purchase as a down payment and there is even 1% down loan programs for first time home buyers. Call me if you would like more details, have a great day!

Baruch Rosenberg
Keller Williams Realty

Hablo Español
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scott farmer, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Mar 22, 2011
scott farmer answered:
In todays market as a buyer you have a lot of purchasing power. Find out from a qualified loan officer what you can be approved for price-wise, then look for a SF home that meets your requirements. In the long run you will find that a SF home will be a place that you can grow into and stay longer and won't have to move a few years down the road because you've out grown it.

Good luck in your pursuits!

Sandy Farmer
Realtor, GRI, CSSN
John Hall & Associates
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