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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Ernie Behrle answered:
Yes is the answer but what would help is having a more defined range of where you wish to be. I am currently about to help a client purchase acreage up in Granville county for her 3 horses and that she can build on. I have also shown horse properties out to the west of the Triangle as well as there are many out to the East. I would love to do a search for you or you can do your own search by using the property search tool on my website at www.RaleighHomeSite.com . This is an IDX link to our local MLS.

Please feel free to contact me personally if I can be of any assistance.

Ernie
Northside Realty
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Vivian Olkin answered:
Hi Tiger,

This is so interesting because a buyer I'm working with is facing the very same thing. It is nuts, and shouldn't make a difference if you are an owner occupant. The rules for lending change all the time, so it is worth calling some other lenders/banks to find out about the rules. Your note is very discouraging if it turns out to be true. I cannot believe that all the grad students and medical residents will face investment rates.

Good luck, would love to know what you find out.

Vivian Olkin, aka CrazyViv
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Kyle Eckenrode answered:
Sun Apr 14, 2013
Leesa Finley answered:
I'd love to help you explore the area! There are MANY neighborhoods in Raleigh and the surrounding communites that would be great to explore and in that price range. Please feel free to give me a call or email me.

Good luck!

Leesa
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
stephen webber answered:
Yes be there and have your agent there as well. Most importantly ask questions on all issues until you have absolute clarity. Some times inspectors are not as good at communicating as they should be and some are a bit dramatic so ask questions for clarity. Bottom line is how much will it cost to fix it. Is it something the lender will rquire fixed before closing.
Negotiate for the seller to repair the issue. If they refuse think about raising the price to include the cost of repairs. The borrowed money is much cheeper than credit cards or cash.
Best of Luck, Stephen
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) ensures that consumers throughout the nation are provided with more helpful information about the cost of the mortgage settlement and protected from unnecessarily high settlement charges caused by certain abusive practices.

The most recent RESPA Rule makes obtaining mortgage financing clearer and, ultimately, cheaper for consumers. The new Rule includes a required, standardized Good Faith Estimate (GFE) to facilitate shopping among settlement service providers and to improve disclosure of settlement costs and interest rate related terms. The HUD-1 was improved to help consumers determine if their actual closing costs were within established tolerance requirements.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Irina Bennett answered:
Many buyers I worked with ask the same question. Since, I do not live in all of the neighborhoods I get questions about, so I can not give the up to date info on all of the areas of the Triangle, so I suggest my clients to call local police department (not 911) and ask for the print out of the latest (usually 30 days) activity report for the area of their interest.
I hope it will help you to find out all the info you are looking for.
Irina Bennett
Your Real Estate Connection!
(919) 868-1040
www.Trianglehomeowner.com
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Irina Bennett answered:
Many buyers I worked with ask the same question. Since, I do not live in all of the neighborhoods I get questions about, so I can not give the up to date info on all of the areas of the Triangle, so I suggest my clients to call local police department (not 911) and ask for the print out of the latest (usually 30 days) activity report for the area of their interest.
I hope it will help you to find out all the info you are looking for.
Irina Bennett
Your Real Estate Connection!
(919) 868-1040
www.Trianglehomeowner.com
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Gina Blalock answered:
Harrington Grove has a nice playground, however, they do have a pool and tennis court. The pool and tennis courts are adjoining the playground and they are membership only. You do not have to be a member to go to the playground. This neighborhood has sidewalks and walking trails. Call for more information. Gina Blalock, Fonville Morisey 919-302-6383 ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Mark Pelshak answered:
Sorry but this home is under contract. If you email me, I can send you a list of home that are similar to this one and in the same pricepoint. I have helped many clients in this particular area of town.


/Mark
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you complete dthe work as part of a home inspecrion request, they should have signed off accepting it and releasing the contingincy before you closed, if this was not done you shoudl find out why. Becuase it is a legal matter you need to get your listing agent involved and have a lawyer review your paperwork and contracts. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Tracy Santrock answered:
Replacing cabinets in a home can be quite costly even in a small kitchen. Those cabinets are definitely in need of a face lift. However you will probably be better of dressing them up rather than replacing them. Also buyers in today's market are not a fan of white appliances. ... more
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Sheri Moritz answered:
They are the home owner association fees of $90/quarter. This covers the maintenance of the common areas in the neighborhood. Are you working with an agent that can get you more information? If not feel free to contact me here through Trulia and I can get you more information on this or any other home you see listed here. ... more
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Get started by checking out our listing of agents: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/27616-agent--50890

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You are aware enough to describe your situation,
but not aware enough to read your loan contract?
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Margaret Moore answered:
I would say one of the most difficult things about looking for a new home is that if you are new to the area, it's difficult to determine what the best location is without good guidance.
Margaret Moore
Triangle & Coast Realty
Margaret@TriangleCoast.com
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Thu May 28, 2015
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I have a listed property that can be purchased for no money down and seller assistance with closing costs is possible. The home has great potential and is located just 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh in a desirable subdivision. Please follow this link to see if you like 106 Salamander and call me for details. 919-619-9494

http://mariescheuring.com/search/featured-properties.htm
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
4-6 months ahead is ample time. While you can always look at homes on the market online you'll need to remember that if you're looking much more in advance than this that the market is likely to change in terms of pricing a little and homes you see will likely get sold.

About 4-6 months out I would suggest reaching out to a locla Realtor who specializes in buyer brokering and who enjoys working with first time buyers like yourself. I've attached a link below on what to look for in a Realtor. Once yu've found a Realtor they will discuss financing options with you and you'll want to start the pre-approval process and your Realtor should start sending you listings that meet your parameters. This way when you get back you'll be ready to go and can hit the ground running. If you'd like to speak with me feel free to contact me directly through my profile here on Trulia, I don't work in Raleigh, but do cover all of Durham, Cary Orange county etc. I would be happy to suggest to you a couple of excellent Raleigh Realtors that I know would do a good job for you.

Thanks for your service and best of luck to you when you return.
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
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In NC, if you qualify for the First Time Homebuyer Program - you only need two credit scores over 600.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Aaron Peeler answered:
Hunter's Creek, on Kaplan Drive, is a good community that rents easily to students but also holds it's value better than some other communities around the university.
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