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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Jamie Tian answered:
Hi Tracy,

Yes if you have only lived in the house for 6 months, you will have to pay a capital gains tax. Here is a little more info about this capital gains tax:

If you don't have a down payment until you sell the house, you may be able to borrow from your 401k. You should try to talk to a mortgage broker to find out your options. I would be happy to refer one to you if you would like.

Please feel free to contact me at (310) 717-1321 or if you have any questions.


Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
DRE #01920120
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Aaron Sims answered:
April, that is a question that I, or any agent not in your area can answer. Open houses can be a good tool to help sell a home however they are not the only tool. The market in Gadsden, though only 40 miles or so from me may be completely different than what I as a Realtor in Birmingham am used to. Are you a buyer or a seller? If a serious buyer I would recomend interviewing agents and finding one that you caommunicate well with and trust and have them show you homes that you are interested in. If a seller, interview and find an agent that will work for you, that will hold an open house if that is what you want and that will keep you informed as to what is going on with your home.
Best of luck!

Aaron Sims, REALTOR®
Weichert, Realtors-Access Realty
Call, Text, or Email!
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Brian Mahoney answered:
HI Lehigh, I specialize in International and out of state investment purchases for investors. My team and I also handle the property management for these investments. From the details you have provided your purchase price will be in the 100K range.
Feel free to contact me anytime, 7 days a week 9-7

I Look forward to your call.


Brian Mahoney

848-448-0333 --m Direct & Text --Email
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Jamie Curtis answered:
Hi Mattyicefan,

May I suggest George Raymondo. He has a very informative blog here on Trulia and is a fantastic lender who I think may be able to assist you with this. He's very direct and will let you know exactly what you'd need to do to prepare for home ownership. I've provided his Trulia link below. If you want to contact me, I would be happy to provide you with his direct contact info.

I've worked in this area over 15 years and If I can answer any further questions for you please don't hesitate to contact me.

Jamie Curtis
DRE# 01297992
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Wed Jan 6, 2016
Marney Kirk answered:
There are some conventional loan options where you can put as little as 5% down -- but everything depends on your financial circumstances, price of house, and credit.

If you'd like more information or to speak with a mortgage professional who can help guide you through your potential options, please let me know. I work with a few who can help you determine what may be best for you based on your situation!

Thank you!

Marney Kirk

Keller Williams Excellence Realty
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
orit kahalani answered:
Well I really like Brooklyn. For so may different reasons. However based on your budget I can recommend areas. Although this days you can still get good deals in nyc too
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Todd Kevitch answered:
It is a good time to sell. Prices have slowly risen over the last 6 to 8 months. Inventory is very low and it is definitely a seller's market. If you are interested, I am more than happy to put together a FREE Market Analysis of the value of your home. I live right dow the road on Lyons and know the area very well.

Todd Kevitch
BPO Realty LLC
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Amy Mullen answered:
Good evening!

Someone who realizes just what "30 minutes" means in the area! :)

Quite seriously - a Realtor who understand the area, your needs and is able to make the time to travel to the various towns.

I have lived all through the area and would be happy to chat with you regarding your new endeavors!

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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Charles Rorive answered:
The generator may not add cash value to a house, but it could be an added incentive for the buyers to buy. I would not replace carpets, unless they are completly ruined. You are better off providing the buyers with an allowance equal to the price of good mid-grade carpeting and allowing them to choose and install their own. ... more
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Rebecca Marvel answered:
How much do you want to spend and how long do you want to hold on to the parcel?
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Clara, this is one of the typical rental scams out there - you were wise to question it.
Report the email to trulia - I believe there is a report button for that purpose.

Be wary of any far fetched stories like this one. The scammers always claim to be out of the area with elaborate you would be asked to wire money for the keys. They come up with all kinds of stories as to why you can't see the place in person..........the biggest tip off that this is a scam is that the rental amount is usually way too low - too good to be true...because it isn't true!

Don't be lured in because you see real photos...they often cut and paste photos from real listings.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Ciara Young answered:
Golden gate estates is a very undeveloped part of Naples. It is considered a great area for first home buyers or buyers with a lower price point because you can get a lot for your money there because it is farther away and less convenient for homeowners who want to be right in Naples. The area is great if you enjoy your privacy because it is so undeveloped the houses provide more acreage and the houses aren't stacked right on top of each other. ... more
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
There is typically language in all listing agreements regarding this scenario. I would refer to it and see if you have any options.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Robert McArtor answered:
I have to ask you. What is your agent telling you? Is your agent asking the Listing Agent for daily up-dates as to what is happening? The Listing Agent is working on behalf of the Seller to move this Short Sale file forward. Believe me, they do not want this to go to auction HOWEVER...with that said. It MAY work to your benefit. I have heard many times that if the Lender (Investor) buys the property at the court house steps, the lender should take a second look at your offer. Remember, many times the one hand (Foreclosure Department) does not know what the other hand (Short Sale Department) is doing. Your file deserves and NEEDS an experienced Short Sale Negotiator. Basically someone who is working on this file everyday...demanding the Lender move forward on this....asking for a letter of approval, etc.

I would not contact the Seller directly. They are represented by their own agent. You need to work through your agent on this.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Brad Yzermans answered:
Have you compared using an FHA VS. a Conventional loan with 5% down payment and no monthly paid mortgage insurance?
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Jose Romero answered:

As far as i understand, If buyer is an FHA buyer, seller can NOT keep the deposit, no matter what. Good luck!
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Sat Feb 6, 2016
Tim Moore answered:
Mobile homes do not go up in value and just go down in value so in 5-10 years you have little or nothing. A condo can go up in value.
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Sun Oct 13, 2013
Gregory Touchstone answered:

I am a Realtor®

How can I be of help to you?

Gregory Touchstone
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Tyler Willis answered:
Hi Tanisha,

Any realtor can help with purchasing a home for renovations. I happen to know a couple of great contractors that could help renovate.

It's really about having a good realtor that knows your area and maybe helping you out with envisioning the possibilities.

If you ever need assistance I'd be happy to help.

Tyler Willis, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta
621 North Ave NE, Suite C-50
Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404)541-3500
Direct: (678)656-5524
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