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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Susan Job answered:
I recommend being sure to get an agent with experience. She can help you with pricing your property properly and giving you hints to make the property show better and be more sale-able. Having someone you can trust to give you good advise is very important and then you need to work with your agent. The goal is to get your property sold for the highest price in the shortest period of time. You are paying your agent to help you reach that goal and you need to work together as a team to get it done! ... more
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Blue Sky Home Group answered:
The home buying process can be long and stressful and right now its war in the market. Good properties are gone the same day they come on the market. So a good agent will know those properties and find you them either before they hit the market or immediately after. Our buyers services are free to the buyers and we get paid from the sellers. So why not use an agent. We get access to homes that you do not and our information is the most accurate. You really need an agent that knows the specific area well. I would be happy to show you why we are very good at our jobs. Good luck, fee free to call, email or check out our site. Free of charge and no pressure. 3035894591 ... more
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Richard Calderon answered:
Hi Debbie,
I would love to help with that goal. I can interview for the job asap. I will also provide a buyers consultation. Is there a time I can set an appointment that works best for you?
Thank you
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
When you decide to purchase a home, the very first step in the process is to get Pre-Qualified. For this, you will need to gather your financial documentation including:

• Two most recent years to W-2’s and Federal Income Tax returns
• Two most recent pay stubs
• Two most recent months of bank statements

This will all be reviewed along with your credit report to determine your qualifications. Once your Pre-Qualification request has been competed, you will know more about your purchasing options.

As one of the largest direct lenders in the country, Prospect Mortgage offers one of the largest selections of loan programs available. In addition to the standard conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and Jumbo, we also offer a wide range on Renovation loan programs. Our Renovation programs include FHA 203K (Streamline & Consultant), HomePath Renovation, and HomeStyle Renovation. In addition, we also have an FHA 580-639 FICO program for borrower with previous credit issues.

Working with a knowledgeable and seasoned loan officer is critical in today's market. Getting Pre-Qualified is the only way for you to find out your options. To get Pre-Qualified for your purchase, you can submit your request online at

Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
Apply Online at
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia with over a decade of lending experience.

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing.
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Russ Johnson` answered:
Depends on your needs. "Best" is a big word! There are many good Brokerages to "work for" in MB. However, if you want true independence and the ability to control your own business, have flexibility to set your own rates, and work your own schedule, you might look into The New Realty Group (Online only Brokerage). This option is not for everyone, but if you can obtain your own leads with your own advertising, it is my opinion this is your best option. Call my Broker Justus Gilfillan @ 704.309.7717 for more info. If you want your Broker to dictate your schedule, send you the leads, etc., you can pretty much choose any Brokerage. ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Jennifer Mullen answered:
Keller Williams is the best company! Feel free to call our office at (843) 443-9400 anytime to schedule a time to come meet our Team Leader - Trisha Whitaker. We offer cutting edge training and marketing material, low monthly fees, two offices, and a fantastic work environment. ... more
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
That will be your choice. Your asking it seems for legal advise and Realtors can not comment legally.

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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Andrea Brooks answered:
There are several in our area - some better to work with than others. If you would like help with this and your home search please give me a call: 469-450-1326.

Best regards,

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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Ray Akers answered:
There are a few negatives to purchasing any new home. First, new homes typically lose a bit of value in the first year or so, not unlike a new car. In my experience, it's something like 4%-5%. Although you will recover any ---and build equity--- if you stay in the home 3 to 5 years. Even though new homes are built to the latest building codes, most new homes don't have that rock-solid feel of an older homes. New homes often have warranties, but I've seen data which indicates the warranty companies spend more money fighting homeowners, rather than settling claims. You may pay top-dollar for a new home, compared to an older home. Don't be afraid of buying an older, and putting in the time and money to make it 'new' again. Good luck. ... more
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Lance King answered:
If you end up coming to San Francisco I think you should definitely rent first if you don't know the area. There are lots of different neighborhoods and lots of different micro-climates, so lots of choices. Prices are also very high right now so I don't think you will hurt yourself by waiting, and you don't want to purchase before you learn the city only to find out you blew your choice.

What I would do is get a handle on what you think is your optimum location to buy and then rent there, checking out other neighborhoods while you're living there to make sure. Although your purchase is off in the future, me or one of my team could show you around to give you some ideas - we work with a lot of out of area clients. In case you don't like the weather or the prices, we also work in surrounding areas and can help you figure out which of those might work as well.

If you want to drop me a line (contact info below) with your price range and size criteria I can tell you if the city will work.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Jennifer M Hess answered:
Your best bet may be to ask your neighbors directly about what renovations they are doing to their home, and they may fill you in on the costs associated with the projects. You can also check out local companies, and they could provide you with more information on costs and such. Here is one example:

Good luck!

Jennifer Hess
HB Roswell Realty
(305) 807-0532
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you Ng.:

With respect to the verification of the current Fair Market Value of the apartment building where you live, you really need an appraisal by a competent real estate appraiser. I recommend Frank Schmidt MAI. Frank Schmidt has the MAI designation from The Appraisal Institute and many years of experience as a Residential and Commercial Real Estate Appraiser.

However as I read your question what you really need to know what is the market rent for your unit. An excellent source for that information is a property manager who manages apartments similar to yours. Call the property manager and ask him or her what they are asking for rent for units similar to yours. This will give you a good idea what the local property managers are asking for rent.

Currently the market value of rents is rising very rapidly in The City of San Jose. There is an enormous amount of demand for units to rent and a severe shortage of places to rent. That is forcing the market value for rents up very rapidly.

To determine the market rent for your apartment that people are actually paying, is something that you can do on your own. Look for similar apartment units in your neighborhood. Call the tenant in the apartment or knock on the door and explain to the tenant that you are trying to determine the market rent in the area, and ask the owner if he or she will tell you what they are currently paying in rent. If you will talk to 5 or 6 people, that will give you a good idea of the current market rent for units similar to yours in the area.

Also look for units similar to yours that are advertised for rent and ask them what they are asking for rent for that unit. Try to negotiate them down and see what they say. Also follow those units that are advertised for rent and see how long it takes for that unit to be rented.

Because rents are rising so rapidly, now may be a good time for you to consider the purchase of a single family house or condominium, rather than to continue renting.

Interest rates are very low right now. If you purchase a home with a 30 years fixed rate loan, you now will have your housing cost fixed for 30 years. you do not have to worry about future rent increases. Also, after 30 years, when you have the loan paid off, your home is yours. Also, as the Fair Market Value of the property increases you will build up a substantial amount of equity in the property. In addition, the mortgage interest that you pay on your home loan is tax deductible. That further reduces the cost of purchasing a home rather than renting. The money that you pay in rent is not tax deductible.

For more information, you may reach me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218, or send me an email at my email address:

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Sat Jun 22, 2013
Michael Brownstead answered:
I think most of us REALTORS prefer to speak with you and learn more about your real estate needs before we can really compare and contrast the builders you asked about. There is much more to buying a home than just comparing builders. We also notice that you are quite active on Trulia seeking answers from agents; I would suggest now is the time to select an agent and work with them.

I would say that most of us have the time to assist, so contact any of us to see which one would work best for your situation.

I wish you the best!
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Vince Motel answered:
Hi Nikki
I live in the area and would be glad to help you find your dream home. I've been a local resident since 1987. Call me any time at 951 264-9012.

Vince Motel
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Haggan53 answered:
i think the answer to your question is the type of house you are looking purchase and in what price range. i am currently constructing a new home and find it to be a very fun and entertaining experience. it was the best idea to go with a custom home rather than those big production builder companies. I was to select my own taste and design my own home without being limited to choice of things i wanted in my home and limited floor plans! Production companies will charge a lot of overhead on their homes! I would say if you have the time and income to do so i would find a custom builder and build on my own lot! I have done both ways and custom is absolutely better! ... more
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Craig Duran answered:
Greetings. I sold 17 of the 37 units in Calypso last year and over 35% of them the last 3 years. My office is located on site at Calypso and I have a lot of experience with the different management companies and approaches to renting (we do not handle rentals, only sales). Give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I can give you my thoughts. I would recommend different companies/approaches depending on your goals, how much you want to be involved etc. I have seen the best rental numbers come from owners who use a rental manager that is involved with I know of 2 that do very well at Calypso for their owners.

Craig Duran
Pelican Real Estate
850-527-0221 - E-Mail
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:

Finding an investment property can be less stressful than you think.

I will be happy to provide you with a FREE service called Listing Book. Listing Books provides every property listed with the Multiple Listing Service.

I will set up an account for you that you will then own. Simply enter your search criteria and everything that matches your search will be delivered to your account.

If a property that is over your price limit is reduced into your range, you will be immediately notified.
When new properties are listed on the Multiple Listing Service that meet your search requirements, you will be immediately notified.

This service is free to you and does not obligate you to me or any other Realtor; you get to pick with whom you wish to work.

The minimal information I need to get you started is your full name, email address and $ maximum. You will control the rest.

Additionally, Gladstone Group is also actively engaged in property management and once you have purchased the investment property, we would be happy to present you with a proposal for our services.

Contact me at
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Yael Shanee answered:
Hello Catherine,

I am specializing in the areas you are looking to purchase your home.

I can offer wealth of knowledge and servicess to assist you with your real estate needs. I also have the latest technology and resources to get byou the most updated information in today's market.

Feel free to contact me,

Yael Shanee
Exit Kingdom Realty, Forest Hills
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Alan Martin answered:
my brokerage does not charge buyers or buyers agents a fee in addition the th ecommission avail from the sellers broker

These fees extra junk fees are usually chaged by franchises that pay their agent 100 %

If you are a buyer and want to work with a buyers agent with no fee to the buyer then get in touch
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Patriots Landing, The Terraces, and Assembly Court. If you are looking at single family, be careful about multisory rear porches detaching from the building. Otherwise, it's all good.
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