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Fri Dec 9, 2016
A. Edwards answered:
HUD guidelines say 580. Most lenders are going to require 620. If credit is iffy, I head up the credit coaching effort at my company and I would be happy to help you assess your situation. ... more
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Priscilla Beggs answered:
A HUD home is a 1-to-4 unit residential property acquired by HUD as a result of a foreclosure action on an FHA-insured mortgage. HUD becomes the property owner and offers it for sale to recover the loss on the foreclosure claim. ... more
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Mon Sep 22, 2014
Bob Rouse answered:
Because we have it and no one else does. It's one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Jenny answered:
Greenwich, NY is a very nice town. They have a Hannaford, video store, Kmart, McDonalds etc. They have a great sense of community, and everyone comes out for the farmer's markets etc. There are some very nice houses for sale as well. I hope this helps. ... more
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
That's an easy one to answer. Buy a house!
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Keep in mind that real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Geoff Ommen answered:
Stressed

There are several communities to choose from with those general parameters. Bollingbrook has several, including Fairways of Augusta, Oak Lawn has Eagle Ridge. Lemont has a few as well.

If you are working with an agent, they should be able to easily pinpoint these areas for you and help you focus on what you specifically need. Homes in this age/price range can be getting ready for various levels of updating, depending on the quality of the original build. Agents don't cost the buyer anything, and will ultimately help you get the fair price and cut down on your stress time!

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
847-271-2622
geoff.ommen@bairdwarner.com
www.geoffgetsit.com
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Nanette Kunewa answered:
This question poster LOVES to sponge as much free info as he can from the agent/broker community...

Please don't feed the Trulia trolls!
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Richard Matus answered:
Take a look at what's available on Craig's List, that is where all property owners go to advertise their available rentals. You can get a pretty good idea of what your competition is doing by looking at other rentals in your area.

Another good site is Rentometer.com . You can put in your bedroom count, prospective rent and see what this site says. I'm not sure if the other rents are just other people putting in their prospective rents or if these are real rents but it does give you an idea of what rents are in the area.

You'll also know when you put your available rental on CL. I had a vacancy recently, put it on CL on a Sunday morning and had to stop answering the phone that evening, it rang almost non-stop. I ended up having two showingstimes with lots of people there and rented the apartment in just a few days.

If you put a good ad on CL with photos and a good description and your phone is not ringing, your rent is too high.
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

I would recommend working directly with an agent, get started here: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Grand_Prairie-agent--16508

Ali, Community manager
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Many times landlords can look past credit issues as long as you have never been evicted, have a good rental history and a good job. Write a cover letter to them with your application.
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
I am guessing you think it should be free. What difference does it make what happened there?
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Best,
Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
Nick & Trudy Vandekar answered:
Banks will accept reasonable offers. But you usually need to pay both sides of transfer tax and u and o permits plus any repairs. Short sales are moving a little quicker. Some of the issues are condition of home. ... more
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Mon May 6, 2013
Kimberly Lawson answered:
Thing is, source of income. You have now told the world that you are about to lose your job. If we called to verify your employment they would answer that the probably of continued employment is less than good. You will have to have your new job in place plus at minimum one pay stub. If the new job is a different line of work, you Maurice to wait two years.

Bottom line is, you need a source of income that is likely to continue at the time you apply. Should you have any questions, my contact and licensing information is in my profile.

Best,
Kim Lawson
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Rhett Winslow answered:
Greetings
most condos (privately owned) include water, basic cable & trash removal - so all you need to pay is electric & internet etc…

Most apartment complexes charge separately for water, trash removal, cable etc…

so, be sure to ask what's included as it can vary from place to place.

good luck

regards
Rhett Winslow
Real Estate Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker Boca Raton

rhettwinslow@me.com (direct email)
561-809-6565 phone or text
linkedin.com/in/rhettwinslow
561-395-2297 Fax

Office & Mailing Address
Rhett Winslow at Coldwell Banker
1 S. Ocean Blvd. Suite 2
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

2X Sterling Award Winner | Top 3.3% nationwide | over 151 Closed
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Curly Sue answered:
They should pay what they can afford. Whether it's $50,000 or $5,000,000 - Is this some kind of trick question?
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Rhett Winslow answered:
Greetings
location*3 + school district, water & sewer (city or well), age of property.

be sure to check the Roof & Air conditioner, as they tend to be the most expensive suprise fixes.

take care

regards
Rhett Winslow
Real Estate Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker Boca Raton

rhettwinslow@me.com (direct email)
561-809-6565 phone or text
linkedin.com/in/rhettwinslow
561-395-2297 Fax

Office & Mailing Address
Rhett Winslow at Coldwell Banker
1 S. Ocean Blvd. Suite 2
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

2X Sterling Award Winner | Top 3.3% nationwide | over 151 Closed
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