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Tue Feb 23, 2016
Jernel Sanders answered:
Many rentals in the area do accept section 8 vouchers those who do can be found at
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Stephanie Kenny answered:
I highly recommend Eugene Wang with Homeowners Mortgage, 803-765-9588. He is extremely efficient!
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Daniel Fisher answered:
Generally, I'd expect that you could purchase as an investor or second home and get a loan with 20% down. It also depends on the home price and your income. You would likely have to pass international credit and background check. In the US for owner occupants, the general requirements are summarized in the Trulia Blog: I have bad credit and no savings. Can I get a home or am I stuck renting? If you meet these standards, I could direct you to several lenders. If you appreciate an answer, please give "thumbs up". For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a "best answer" click. ... more
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Tue Mar 13, 2012
Debbie and Salvador Arriero answered:
Yes it is very possible to get a loan for what you describe. I have several lenders I can refer you to. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Debbie Arriero
Arriero Realty, Inc.
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
Nathan Wolf answered:
Wed Sep 25, 2013
If you income works, and you have been working at each job for over 2 years, you can use that income to qualify. If you are paid hourly, you will have to show that you have consistently worked the same number of hours. If you started to pile on hours more recently so that you can qualify, that is not going to work. They will average the income you have earned over the past 2 years. ... more
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Christine McDaniel answered:
Hi Sue, Are you looking to purchase a home from a "For sale by owner" or are you looking to list your home on this website as a "For sale by owner"?

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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good morning, Sue.
Here are som e FSBO sites:
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods consider doing some of your own research--if not familiar with the area, do visit more than once and at different times of day, look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make your determination, will your comfort level be reached... ... more
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Mark Anthony answered:
Good question! Of course, costs will vary depending on the service provider's experience and knowledge. A structural/mechanical inspection completed by a licensed and qualified inspector can cost $400-$500 for a 3,000 square foot home. The price will vary depending upon the age and foundation type (slab, crawl space or basement). You can expect an average cost of $375-$425 for an appraisal and $75-$100 for a Wood Destroying Insect inspection.

In addition, you should invest in having the HVAC inspected by a licensed vendor, the septic system (if applicable) inspected and a boundary survey completed. Don't be intimidated by the total cost of all the inspections -- it's relatively inexpensive when compared to the price of a home. The total costs of the inspections is much easier to accept than a damaged house with serious problems. The cost is certainly worth the value...

Please feel free to contact me to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding inspections, appraisals, title searches or any other aspect of your home search!

Mark Anthony
"Your Trusted Advisor in Real Estate"
704-796-5195 mobile
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Thu Dec 16, 2010
Jernel Sanders answered:
Yes this home is Available, Would you like setup a showing?
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
Pamela Stangler answered:
In what context did you see that?
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Sharon Nieland answered:
As a Realtor and Brookhaven resident, it is a wonderful sought out community in Union County. Most homes in the neigbhorhood are built by John Wieland who has a very reputable name and family functional design. The homes come with a 5/10/20 year warranty plan and the resort like amenites are the most desireable in the Charlotte area. Although market trends here,as most communities, are lower, with current homes prices in general and interest rates at an all time low, now is the best time to buy as it's an ideal place to live with investment potential. ... more
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Was it discharged, how long ago, do you have a downpayment, etc.--without many details, consider visiting with any qualified loan officer(s) first and see if you do qualify--then go from there. ... more
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Debe Maxwell answered:
Hi Golden Mom!

I have recently sold homes in 28105 (yes, even in this market!) and am getting ready to list another one in our zip code. I too, live in the 28105 zip. Which neighborhood are you asking about?

Let me know if I can assist you. You can email me at
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Sun Jun 13, 2010
Deborah Madey answered:
The offering price when it was on the market was set by the seller.

The bank has no obligation to price it the same, and might price it higher or lower. The bank will rely upon the pricing opinions they get from the Realtor who represents the bank. Banks also use AVMs - automated valuation methods to ascertain price values.

The bank will eventually place this home back on the market, but some banks take a while to accomplish this. Most banks avoid any repairs unless they are absolutely mandatory. i.e. a broken pipe that has leaked water is a health hazard. There are a few banks who are now starting to take a more proactive approach to repairs, but most do not.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Trevolyn Haines answered:
Hello Hermithouse,
I am sorry that your last buyers agent provided disappointing service. A good agent can provide invaluable service to you but a bad one can be a detriment.
You say that in that instance that you found all the 'homes, etc'.
It sounds as though that agent may not have understood what you were looking for, they also may have had a combination of inexperience in serving their clients needs and have been unfamiliar with the area and didn't want to take the time to do their 'homework', or they may have been overloaded.
It is very important that you let your agent know that you feel that your needs are not being met and if you voice your concerns it may help them better serve you.
If after you let them know which of your needs they are not meeting and they do not improve, move on to another agent that will.
Re: response time to view a particular house. Has your agent been in contact with you during this time? Have they tried to explain the situation? Sometimes the sellers/tenants may not be cooperative in showing the property (sounds strange but it is not very unusual on short sales and especially if tenants reside in the property) or the listing agent is not getting back to your agent, in which case that won't be your agents fault.
Re: calling the listing agent and going around your current agent; I wouldn't do this with out discussing it with your agent first. There are some listing agents that won't respond to other agents calls because they wish to increase their chances of 'double ending' their sales (having both the buyer & seller) so they will make more on a transaction.
Re: using the same agent to list your home as well as helping you with the purchase of a new one. It really will depend on the agent you choose. I know many 'listing' agents that will have 'partners' that they use as buyers agents & many of us will be both a listing agent as well as a buyers agent to our clients. There are advantages to both styles that it will really depend on your particular needs and the particular agent so if you would feel better having separate agents by all means do it. These are important transactions & if you are comfortable and you trust the people that are helping you, it will be easier.
If you need a referral for your area let me know.
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Thu Apr 15, 2010
Karen Nunziata answered:
HI Url,

There are many neighborhoods that serve Elizabeth Lane. For homes under $250,000, there is Somersby, Settlers Landing, Country Roads, Alexander Woods and some homes in Sardis Plantation. For homes $250,000 - $350,000, you might want to look at Sardis Plantation, Beverly Crest and Alexandria. For homes $350,000 - $500,000, there is Beverly Crest, Sardis Pointe, Oxford Hunt, Cedar Hill, Thornton Oaks, Coachman Ridge, Providence Manor, Mallory Manor, St, George Place and Benton Woods. From $500,000 - $750,000, the subdivisions are Coachman Ridge, Providence Manor, Mallory Manor, Hembstead, and Elizabeth Woods. For homes $750,000 and above, there is Lost Tree, Arborcrest, The Forest, Reverdy End, Hembstead, and Rivendell Estates.

If I can answer any other questions for you, please let me know. I can be reached at 704-488-7357 or you can visit my website at
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