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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Sheri Moritz answered:
There are several programs with zero down including VA if you qualify, USDA and a down payment assistance program. Where are you looking to buy? Are you working with a lender who can tell you your personal options? ... more
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Thomas Bohlmann answered:
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Wed May 23, 2012
Venita Peyton answered:
As a 28 year resident, I assure you that none of our communities can be described as having a 'war zone.'. I invite you to drive up and spend a night or two walking through the area you're interested in.

I'm finding a low supply of Section 8 housing for our worthy citizens (including veterans). This seems to be for one of two reasons: 1) Homeowners do not have the funds to meet housing inspectors code guidelines and, 2) a bad rap based on a few who failed to demonstrate their best behavior.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Michael Colvin answered:
There are many factors involved in determining value, sadly tax value is low on the list. You must let a realtor help you with the purchase and construction of an offer to purchase, there is no cost to you the buyer so it would be unwise to not have a realtor.
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Wed May 16, 2012
Tim Burrell answered:
Go to and look at the upper right corner. Click on Free Trial. However, you may not be happy with the results. Realty Trac is good in other parts of the United States, but they have a large lag time here. In other words, there are other ways to get more current information. The easiest is to get a Realtor who lists a lot of foreclosures, and let that Realtor do the work. In other words, let the Realtor send the ones you might like ot you. I represent Fannie Mae, Citi Mortgage, US Bank, PNC Bank and a number of outsourced companies. So, I know what is going to hit the market before nearly everyone else. YOu can go to and click on the button that says "Good Deals Buying Foreclosures", then let us know what you are looking for. Our team will send you the properties that will make you happy. Also, if you want to learn how to get great deals with Short Sales, go to because they are frequently better deals than foreclosures. Good luck. ... more
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
Vivian Olkin answered:
Tenants want the same things many of us want: wood floors, large kitchen, good counter space, appliances in good working order and gas range if possible, ample closet space and storage, natural light. They are often willing to make trade-offs to get these things. For example, a small bedroom with great closets is frequently better than a large bedroom with small narrow closets. ... more
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Tue May 15, 2012
Man Leete answered:
Hello Hilda,

No rent-to-own that I specifically know of in 27614, but given today's rates and sales prices, purchase is often less expensive and a better financial decision. Although everyone's situation is different, the right lender and the right loan product can often work for borrowers who didn't think they were ready or able to buy. Let me know, and I am happy to put you in touch with a lender that can possibly help. ... more
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Mon May 14, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
I doubt they'll come down significant more. In fact, there really isn't room on the downside for much more of a drop.

Whether to refinance depends on what rate you currently have. But, assuming the numbers work out that it makes sense to refinance now, I'd do it now. Even if rates DO drop maybe another quarter of a point, you'll still be in a much better position than you are right now. And it's really impossible to call the absolute bottom of the market as far as rates are concerned.

Hope that helps.
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Thu May 10, 2012
Don Johnson asked:
30 year down to 3.71%
15 year down to 2.94%
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
St. Peter answered:
I have been Don, and I wasn't impressed. In fact some of the produce I purchased there wasn't fresh or good. I took it back to my favorite HT store and they doubled my money back. I am a big fan of this grocery chain, but the one at N. Hills didn't meet my expectations. How about you? ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Some states do not like this and is not legal.
Why because the original owner can file bankruptcy and you are stuck.
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
John T. Little answered:
your post does not show the house.......if you let me know the address i might be able to shed some light on the subject.


John T. Little
Broker Owner
Triangle Realty Solutions
4620 Watkins Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27616
Ph#(919) 798-6285
Fax (877) 447-4333
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Thomas Bohlmann answered:
Google the same question may give you what your looking for.
Good lick
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Sheri Moritz answered:
Great questions. When are you planning to relocate? Our school system has undergone some massive changes in assignment procedures this coming school year and most of the selection process has been completed. I would recommend visiting the school board website to better understand how the new selections are being made for the remaining seats if there are any in the schools you are interested in. I have 2 school age children and one entering kindergarten so I have done an extensive amount of research on the situation. Feel free to contact me through me Trulia profile with specific questions. ... more
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Rocio V Rojas answered:
If you want to know statistics and crime about any given specific area try these links:

Rocio Rojas
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Sat May 5, 2012
Venita Peyton answered:
Oh, I couldn't possibly answer it all in a paragraph.

I purchased my home here in East Raleigh about 25 years ago. East and Southeast Raleigh have always been treated as a stepchild. Fewer shopping opportunities, yet, some of that is turning around, because land prices are so much more expensive elsewhere.

I tell people: look at your goals. Rather than base your potential purchase on what other people think, first, ask if they live here. Then, ask why they don't. More than likely, its based on a negative opinion that someone else pro-offered.

The April 2011 tornado showed how diverse many of our neighbors are - but the media takes very little notice. Eventually, EVERY area will be more costly in 10 years or so!
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
RE/MAX, TRIFECTA Sale Team answered:
Like any contingency it makes the offer weaker. If i am the listing agent working with the seller and an offer with a contingency for selling a previous home comes in, I will prepare a comparative market analysis for the buyers home which needs to be sold. I will assist my seller in determining whether the buyer has priced their property appropriately and the likelihood it will sell. ... more
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Rebecca,

Most lenders will not lend until 2 years after a short sale. However, maybe you can check with some Mortgage Brokers to see if any might be able to do something to assist you.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
I have never had a seller do this in 24 years. I know we offer it as an option on the listing agreements but I have never seen anyone do it yet. I would think a buyer would still have an inspection of their own and all the nickle and dime stuff will come out at the second renegotiation after the inspection. ... more
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