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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Steve & Judy Del Viscio answered:
It is going to be very difficult to find anything worthwhile in that price range in the area you refer to. I looked very quickly at the MLS & the only properties are 2/1 homes under $250K. You can go east of the Trail and find some homes in your price range but in all honesty, west of Trail is out.

If you would like to meet, please contact me by phone or email. I do have the SFR designation which refers to short sale & foreclosure specialist.

Steve Del Viscio, MBA
RE/MAX Alliance Group
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider inviting a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are provided free of charge by most agents. ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Rob Burns- Your Realtor answered:
Jacksonville is a BIG place...many would say the beaches for a layed back atmosphere, or the Town Center for a business professional feel and some would say Avondale and Riverside for a trendy artistic area. Just depends on personal taste. ... more
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Fri Feb 10, 2012
Tom Lewis answered:

I answered your other question and wanted to get to you on this one too. Most banks, the few lenders that are still doing condos, are typically requiring 20% down and rates range from 4-5.5%. However, most lenders are only willing to do Adjustable Rate Mortgages. I'm willing to work very hard with you every step of the way to get your investment up and running.

Tom Lewis
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Lyle Wolf answered:

It is not about which town is best, the above are all good. Others towns like Mountain Lakes and Westfield are good also. The real issue is what kind of lifestyle are you looking for?
My team and I would be glad to help.
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Mon Feb 29, 2016
Terry Bell answered:
A homeowner can set the terms of the sale! Perhaps the owner is not in a rush, or perhaps wants only serious buyers coming by! From what I hear, there is probably lots of other homes to see! ... more
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Sun Nov 30, 2014
Chris Eisenhard answered:
In almost all cases the seller pays your buyer agent's commission so it doesn't cost you anything to use an agent as a buyer. I can't think of a reason why you wouldn�39;t want to use an agent. The idea that not using an agent will allow you to negotiate a lower price has never rung true on any deal I have ever come across. I suppose if you buyer agent is worthless at negotiating this might be the case. A good agent will be a huge help in advising you along the way of the home buying process. Best of luck! ... more
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Sat Dec 31, 2011
Patrick Fields answered:
Hello Robert,

There are many ways to answer and advise on your question. In many ways, choosing a buyer's agent can be much like you would choose to hire an employee for a small business.

You want to know that the agent understands the market/area where you are buying. This will save you time, and better ensure that you receive reliable opinion and advice.

Interview the agent. Find out about the types of deals he/she has completed, how problems have been resolved, how quickly you can expect responses to your questions and what specific level of service you will be provided.

Ask around. Find out who has handled deals for friends, family and co-workers. And finally, trust your gut. If you meet an agent and after talking, you don't feel a sense of comfort and trust, continue looking.

Remember that you can always terminate an agreement with your buyer's representative if you are dissatisfied. You hold the cards and can always correct a selection mistake.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Scott Cotton answered:
It certainly won't hurt.

If you are competing against distressed properties in your area, another thing you can do is make your house as move-in ready as possible. If a buyer can get a move-in ready house for only a little more than a beat up foreclosure, they will usually do so.

Good luck,
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
Richard Regalado answered:
Good morning,
Yes, it is possible. I would have some additional questions for you. I can be reached at your convenience through my contact info listed below.
Richard Regalado
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
You'd certainly be able to find something in those areas in the upper end of your price range. I would be happy to assist you.
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Tue Feb 28, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:

This depends on the buyer's needs. In our location we have a lot of international buyers that because of their situation prefer property that is furnished. In this scenario, at a later date they can update furnisings as they go without being inconvenienced initially.

The fact of the matter is that most buyers owning their own furniture prefer buying a property that is empty and waiting for them to just move their things into.

Don't be fooled by "estimates" offered by any company ....even though they can be fairly accurate...on the other hand they can be very far off the mark. Your best approach is to seek and wouk via a licensed real estate professional that can guide you through the process and look out for your personal interests.

Good luck,

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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Susan Uribe answered:

The short sale process can be time consuming. If you are a buyer that needs to be in a home within a certain period of time a short sale may not be the way to go. However, if your urgency to purchase is not a factor, then a short sale could certainly be considered.

The seller is requesting their lender to accept less for the home than what is owed. The home is put on the market and once an offer comes in on a property the seller would sign the contract and it would be presented to their lender for third party approval. The short sale lender would do an independent evaluation of the property to determine if they would be willing to accept the offer as is or counter the offer. Once the offer is accepted by the short sale lender, a written approval is provided. Based on the terms and conditions of the approval, the seller signs off on the approval letter and it closes just as a normal sale would. The buyer would get clear marketable title. This process can take between 45 days and 6 months depending on the lender and circumstances of the seller's loan.

I hope this answers your question regarding a short sale. If I can be of assistance in achieving your real estate goals, please give me a call.

Susan Uribe, Broker Association
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Feb 14, 2017
Meg Sahdala answered:
Dear Chris,
I specialize in REO and short sales and I have a lot of clients searching in the same price range for investment purposes. Considering the price range your best option is Homestead (South Miami) where with a little hunting you can purchase 2-3 BR property for 40-45k. Additional expenses you have to consider are: association fee (anywhere between $150-300/monthly), taxes (anywhere between $800-2,500 yearly), and insurance. If you are a cash buyer it's almost a hassle free transaction. Please contact me for more details and I will be happy to assist you with your property search.
Meg Sahdala
Vivienda Miami Realty Group
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Radinka Ilsink answered:
I noticed you mentioned upgrades condition, location...but what about price? EVERY home will sell at the right price. Are you priced competitively? Did you lower the price at all during those 4 months? Also, did you let your realtor know that you are displeased with his/her lack of action when it came to offers? Remember, YOU are paying the commission here, so you have every right to speak about if you are dissatisfied.
Is your home listed here on Trulia? If so, you can post a link and we can give you feedback, or you can send me a private message and I am happy to take a look.
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Cathy Sloan answered:
2BR 2BACondo within walking distance to the beach/ocean is a tall order for $50K.

We have had (5) in the past year 1BR 1BA Beach condos sell. All were approximately 7 to 9 blocks away from the ocean (as the Crow Flys) Walking or Driving more like 10-14 blocks from the ocean.

15 - 2BR/2BA condos sold for prices between $70,000 and $95,000 in the past 12 months

If the condo is a foreclosure usually the first 12 days on market, the bank will entertain only owner/occupant bidders. No investor offers until after day 13 if the unit is still available. If in decent condition, expect multiple bidders. If you arer looking for investment, Short Sales will be your best option.

Most of our Condos under 100K must be purchased with Cash. Unfortunately the majority of our condo comunities in the under $100K price range no longer meet lender guidelines.
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Wed Jul 27, 2011
Danielle Sharp answered:
Finding a lending institution that will provide such a small mortgage amount will be a challenge. "Poor credit" doesn't really describe your financial situation and can mean many things. Truthfully, if you have 30k to put down it would make more sense to take care of your credit and pay things off. That would put you in a much better situation to obtain financing. ... more
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Chuck Marunde answered:
The windy areas are typically right on or near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Bluff property and in some areas within a quarter mile or more of the beach or bluff are often gusty. But the wind is not nearly what some may think. I've lived here for 18 years, and I've jogged up and down the waterfront and along the beaches from Sequim to Port Angeles, and the vast majority of the time it is quite beautiful and calm. In Sequim people who live along Marine drive often say it gets windy. I haven't personally experienced much wind out there in all these years, but I did when I lived right next to the Game Farm on Ward Road. That is probably almost a mile from the water, but apparently is in such a valley location that it gets a lot of wind. I should say that "windy" means different things to people depending on where they live and compared to what is really windy. It's not really windy in Sequim compared to real windy areas in the country. We have a climate map that shows exactly how much rain fall you get in various areas in and around Sequim, but there is no such map for wind. It is hard to describe patterns with certainty, because on one day it is windy in one location but not another, and on another day, vice versa. I think the best thing is to spend time in an area and talk to a person who knows that specific area well. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Lee Johansen answered:

My advice is the immediate suburbs of Manchester. This is an ideal location because it's approximately one hour to the beach, the lakes, skiing, and Boston. I live in Bedford where there is a new High School. I chose Bedford mainly because of it's location combined with the small town rural setting, yet I'm just a couple of minutes to i93 and the Everette Turnpike which becomes Route 3 in Nashua.

Here is a link to a search tool where you can create your own search and set up a daily e-mail alert:

Please let me know if I can help further in any way...

Regards, Lee

Lee P. Johansen
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
168 South River Rd. Suite 1A, Bedford, NH 03110
Cell: 603-315-0739
Fax: 603-628-2246
Office: 603-232-8282
Licensed in New Hampshire

I'm never too busy
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