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Thu Mar 22, 2012
I suggest checking out Westwood area, Wilshire area and Santa Monica.

Best wishes, Rudi
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Fri May 18, 2012
Pacita Dimacali answered:
There is not one answer to your question....there are no percentages, rules, etc regarding how much more a buyer should offer in a situation like this.

What does your realtor say?
What did you offer in the first place?
And how does that compare with current market values of similar properties in the neighborhood?

Remember, even if you write an offer for above list price, if you're getting a loan, that property will have to appraise for what you offered in order for the loan to be approved.

Good luck!
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Sun Oct 23, 2011
Rexmere Village answered:
Check out listings on the Rexmere Village website--a gorgeous lakeside community that provides the finest in affordable living. The community is tremendous and has a list of amenities that would rival a resort. Also become a fan of Rexmere Village on Facebook -- most fans are Canadian just like you. :-) ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
David Burnham answered:
Talk with an agent and a home inspector. Both will give you ideas of things that might be eye soars or places to improve you property.

There are a lot of little things, like neutral paint colors, decluttering, removing personal items, finishing up projects, etc. that you can get started now on. ... more
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Ivy Magsaysay answered:
This is not an usual thing to do. Your renters are your roommates. It is all up to you to claim this as income or not. Depending on what your intentions are you might want to speak to your tax account.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck,
Ivy C. Magsaysay
C21 M&M & Associates
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Michael Hammond answered:
There are 221 listings on our MLS, Betty, with proximity to Lumpkin High School. Are you still interested in fishing on the property? If you would like for me to send you electronic flyers of these properties, please forward me your email address and I will get them over ASAP. If you'd like to see some today or tomorrow, please call and I will arrange the viewings. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Tue May 13, 2014
David Lang answered:
You don't have to be a resident for any certain length of time. You do have to own the property that you are declaring your primary residence prior to January 1st of the year you are applying for the homestead exemption. You can only file between January 1st and March 1st of any given year.
You can find more information on what will be expected here -

David Lang
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Apr 8, 2016
Eisenberg Scott answered:
The ownership will depend on several factors. Is the money all from your parents and do you have any siblings? This is important as there may be inheritance concerns that affect who should own. You being a resident will avoid prepayment of NY and federal witholding tax estimates when you sell if you are the sole owner so that ay be a factor as well. A bank to bank wire transfer is usually around 35 to 50 dollars. An LLC really would require a lengthy discussion but people use it generally for tax and liability reasons. The only documentation will be a passport for identification. Please contact me with any further questions.

Scott Eisenberg
917 306 6618
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Gerard Dunn answered:
Foreign Nationals can buy property in the US - but getting financing is difficult.

Check with banks in your home country to see if they may lend with a US property as collateral.

If not - you can always pay cash.

Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, D.C and Northern Virginia
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Wed May 14, 2014
Susan Fitzpatrick answered:
It depends on your needs, the areas are fairly comparable. New homes will cost you more than resales in general but you get to pick your choices of carpet, colors, cabinets, etc in a new home. However, plan on staying until the development is sold out, it's very difficult to compete with the buildersif they are still building in your development when you need to sell.

Hope that helps
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Myke Atwater answered:
You might want to check out the Florida Panhandle, as our schools are excellent for your children, and there is a huge population of military families--so you have a healthy community of all ages, great shopping, most beautiful beaches in the country, and no rambling suburbs. Our schools are ranked the best in Florida!!

Would love to share more information if you have an interest. Look up Okaloosa Schools, and look into Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, Navarre, Crestview--see what you think. Would love to welcome you here to this area.

Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
M3 Realty answered:
Talk to an experienced local Realtor in your area, ask him/her to refer you to a lender. Realtors who have been in the business for a while have lots of connections to lenders, and will refer serious buyers to ones that they know are good and honest. Best of Luck ... more
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Julia Torsiello answered:
How far from NYC do you need to be? I can help with some nice communities within 1hr from NY. Please call me - 973-907-4938 or email It would be my pleasure to help.

Julia Torsiello
Sales Associate
Century21 Barone, Slezak & Assoc.
Direct Cell 973-907-4938
Office 973-208-3111
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Lynne Knapp answered:
I have worked these 3 areas for 20 years. Call me at (954) 647-5335 Cellular, to discuss your particular details and considerations. You can go on my website is get a feel for how well we can work together. I am a Relocation Specialist as well.

Lynne Knapp, Realtor®
ReMax Consultants Realty 1
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Fri Oct 15, 2010
Julie Brittain answered:
Hello Wyatt2010. It would really help me if you could tell me where your new company is located. I can then send you a list of the top schools in the area and get your search started.

Julie Brittain
#1 Individual Agent in the Market Center!
Mobile: 404.966.3328
E-Fax: 404.601.6024
2010 Phoenix Award Winner – 10 Years in the Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club
JEZEBEL Magazine “Realtor of Distinction” 2006 & 2009 & 2010
Tuxedo Road Magazine, 680 The Fan AM, & The Piedmont Review’s “Realtor of Choice”
Top 5 Individual Residential Agent 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008 & 2009
Top 2% of Keller Williams Realty Agents Nationwide Since 1999
#1 Team 2004 - 2005, #1 Individual Agent 2001 – 2003
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - The #1 Residential Real Estate Office in Georgia!
The Rawls Group - Ranked #1 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Best Places To Work for 2010
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Voices Member answered:
5 years ago it was all farm land, it is still being developed but It is a great area, there are a lot of new homes being developed north of El Dorado, the newest High School Lone Star opened this fall., and there is not any business development at this point north of the El Dorado parkway. My family and I built a home in Tradditions of Frisco at Teel and Panther creek this March and love it... it is a bit unique in that we have a new subdivision being built and we have a farm which buffers our development with cows and when we drive down Panther creek we look at horses and cows. Likely in the next 5 to 10 years as the spawl continues to Hwy 380 and north this area will mimic the rest of the city with commercial developmet and the remaining ranches will disapear but right now it is great to live in a city of 100,000 plus with a feel of a much smaller city. ... more
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Fri Nov 12, 2010
Daniel Del Real answered:
For some people its a good idea to wait. I tend to tell my clients that prices will eventually re-test the our prior lows. When buying in todays market with inventory being low and buyer activity high its easy for a buyer to get discouraged during the home search. This market will be around for a few years as long as the banks are controlling the inventory.

So if you're ready to buy now start looking, educate yourself and keep your eye on the interest rates. Don't settle or get anxious if you're getting beat out of properties this market will be around for a few years and prices will continue to fluctuate.

What do I mean by watch the rate:

If rates increase 1% it will be equivalent to 10% in price. So if prices drop say 5-6% in the next 6 months but the rates increase 1% you will actually be paying more for that same house in 6 months.

I hope this helps.

Daniel Del Real, CRS
Del Real Group
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Laura Sargent answered:
Hi Paulm!
I lived in Orange Park for a few years MANY years ago. I love that area of Florida! You will certainly get more square feet for the dollar in Hanahan. Both cities provide easy access to downtown and water! Taxes are a bit different but we are lucky to have very low property tax! I'd love to send you some homes from each city for you to compare. Please contact me anytime! My best, Laura Sargent ... more
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Eric Holmes answered:
I don't think it will take our lifetime, but it's not going to happen any time soon. The city of Dallas has been trying to spur growth in the area:, which is what was used to develop Uptown waaaay back when and this is what's currently going on in Lake Highlands. Expo Park has helped, but it's going to take a serious effort from the city of Dallas to reduce the crime in the area before you can expect it to become an area that's going to appreciate in value in my opinion. If you're curious, go to and browse the area to see criminal activity in the area.

Eric Holmes | REMAX DFW Associates
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