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Sun Mar 17, 2013
dave answered:
Allison,

Interesting question. The first one is easy.

1. What is the house worth? Make sure the Realtor has done a CMA on the property and given you data to tell you what the value of the house is.

2. How much should we offer initially for the house? Now you knwo what the house should be worth you will want to knwo what a good startign point is in realtion to that.

3. When Can we Close? a vital question if you are working within a certain time frame to be in a home and the seller is still living there in the house

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell banker United
Cell: 704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
www.davedicecco.com
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
dave answered:
Reeni,

that is going to be up to the individual you are looking to rent from. I know from experience most apartment complexes require proof of employment so they know you can afford the apartment. Managemetn compaines are going to require the same thing unless you have a great stopry to tell them and then it will be very difficult to get soemoen to potentially rent to you.

I have seentti done in the past and helped a girlfriend of my wife in such a situation when she was getting divorced and looking for a job. But we went through probably 5 or 6 places before we found one to rent to us.

Be upfront and have a copy of your credit report can help.....

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
Cell: 704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
www.davedicecco.com
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Debra M. Buck answered:
Hi Mostiman!

I assume you are purchasing without a Buyer's Agent? You really should retain one for this very reason so you can be guided on your Purchase and have your interests represented. Inspections, etc are a Buyer's expense as you are verifying or doing the Due Diligence on whether or not you want to purchase the property. The fees to close the sale (Attorney, title search, title insurance,etc) are also Buyer's Expense. You will also be responsible for your pro-rata share of taxes and HOA Dues, if any.

Do you already have a signed Contract? Your Closing Attorney can do a Pre-Hud on the Closing Fees.

If you have further questions, please let me know how I can help.

Best,
Debbie

Debra M. Buck
Realtor/Broker
HM Properties
704.421.2107 Cell
Debra@hmproperties.com
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Allyson Ward answered:
Try charlotte.craigslist.org. Mention the dog first when inquiring.
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Escrow as in the money set aside to pay the taxes and insurance they collect in the loan payment?
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
dave answered:
Tieratcook,

I have a mortgage lender that can walk you through the process of cleanign up and fixing the issues to purchase another home. he does nto charge a fee for his services either.

his name is Chris Ayer. His cell phone number is 704-771-3954. if he does nto answer leave him a message and he will return your call.

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
ddicecco@cbunited.com
704-519-7895
www.davedicecco.com
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
dave answered:
Sagileo,

As a Realtor we are not allowed to give opinions on schools or steer people one way or the other toward any specific school or away from any area. federal housing laws prohibit this from happening.

What I can do is recommend some various websites to help you in your search based on schools that will give you information about the schools. Two sites I use are www.ncreportcard.org and www.greatschools.org both sites provide information about individual schools. I like the nc report card site becuase it shows how the schools compare to otehrs in the district and the state.

great schools give opinions based on parents and students feedback of a particular school.....

Once you think you have found a school you wanr your children go to then i would have a Realtor research for you homes in that area..we cannto steer you to or from a school but we can hone our search down to a specific school and look for homes in that school boundaries only.

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
www.davedicecco.com
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Abby Nelson answered:
I am glad to see you are asking lots of questions. I would ask the lender first and foremost if his/her company actually funds the loan. Lots of times I have seen brokers get to closing and then we are waiting and waiting to close. All they have to say is it is out of their hands. There are several types of loan products out there. I only know of one company in Charlotte who really knows how to do a FHA 203k loan. I would get prequalified based upon income and credit and then decide which product based upon the house. Give me a call or email me and lets talk more.

Abby Nelson
704-890-1860
abbynelson@bellsouth.net
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Sure you can. As soon as you get a non-contingent offer on your house you can then write an offer as non-contingent on a property here. Start speaking with a local lender to get a preapproval and find a Realtor to start getting listings from. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Kathleen Turner answered:
Charlotte is definitely a dog friendly city! I have two dogs myself. We have a number of dog parks here. Charlotteans love their dogs and you will see folks hanging out with their dogs all over.

As far as transportation goes, check out the Charlotte Area Transit (CATS) link http://www.disability-rights.org/Cats/STS.htm. CATS works closely with the community to provide public transportation to all citizens, including those, like yourself, with special needs. Hopefully, this link will be helpful to you.

As far as the cost of living here in Charlotte, you are correct that Realtors cannot stear you to particular neighborhoods. Generally speaking though, you will find that the neighborhoods closest to uptown will be the most expensive and South Charlotte tends to be more expense than North Charlotte. With everything though, there are exceptions to every rule!

Best of luck with your move; I wish you all the best!

Kathleen Turner, ABR, CRS, ePro
Keller Williams Realty
KathleenTurnerRealty@gmail.com
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:
Goodmorning Tammy!

Realtors are not allowed to disclose this specfic information. I can direct you to Trulia's awesome feature, crime maps - http://www.trulia.com/local/#crimes/charlotte-nc

They allow you to zoom in on certain areas to see the amounts and types of crimes reported in certain areas.

Call or email me directly if you have any specific questions or would like to set up a showing on a home!

Thanks!

John Siddons
john.siddons@prucarolinas.com
704-458-1843
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
chad kennedy asked:
Hi I'm currently seeking to write a commercial real estate plan. If you are able to write one or have contacts with someone feel free to leave a comment or email me at chads704@gma...
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Jon Widdifield answered:
I can help you locate a property. Please email or call me so we can communicate more effectively. 704-763-0059 charlottehomepro@gmail.com
Click on the link below to start searching for homes. ... more
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Lexie Longstreet answered:
Usually stagers will recommend you stage the first rooms you see when you walk in, the master suite and then any "odd use" rooms. If it isn't clear what the room would be used for it is good to stage that. So for a Highland Creek home, they might suggest the entry hall, the front two rooms, the kitchen and the family room. Then the master. They wouldn't need to stage the bonus, or the extra bedrooms. If your back yard is a big selling feature, with a deck (for example) they would suggest doing that too.

Stagers prices differ, but basically you can figure it would be around $1600 - 2500 for a two month rental of the furniture, staging services, and the move in and move out. Most stagers have to pay about $200 to get the furniture in, and $200 to get it out. Then their time to stage it is about $600 - $800 for a couple full days of work. Then the rental on the furniture and accessories. (Which they usually own.) They pay for warehouse space.... etc. And they will go out and purchase new pieces for your home if they need them.

Stagers will also give you advice on painting and easy to do upgrades that can make a big difference in your sales price.
Call a stager and they will come out for a consultation fee and give you a price.

We recommend our listings get staged... and it really helps them sell faster !
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Debra M. Buck answered:
Hi Jane!

Good afternoon! I would love the opportunity to Interview for this and learn more about your portfolio. A large part of my business is on the Investor side. I have some great references, too!

Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Debbie

Debra M Buck
Realtor/Broker
HM Properties
704.421.2107 Cell
Debra@hmproperties.com
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Michael Moulton answered:
HI Tawana,
We have an excellent program for credit repair. Please call Kacy in our office at 704-885-0488. It can help you acheive your goals in as little as 45-60 days.
Thanks,
Mike ... more
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Kathleen Turner answered:
You need to connect with a good commerical real estate broker who will have a number of lender contacts that wil finance such a project. Not all lender do commerical oans, regardless of the price. One I can recommend to you is John Vickers, with Keller Williams Commerical. John's contact info:
John Vickers, KW Commerical (704) 575-0667, jv@kwcharlotte.com.

Best success!
Kathleen Turner, ABR, CRS, ePro
KathleenTurnerRealty@gmailcom
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Thu May 16, 2013
Ceno Wilson answered:
If you would like to give me a call maybe I can help with your search.

Ceno Wilson/Managing Partner
Wilson Real Estate Investments, LLC.
704-469-2843
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Jon Widdifield answered:
The HOA fees are 156 a month, however this home is under contract. If you would like me to email you a list of similar properties in the area that are currently active please send me your email address and I will get those out to you. My email address is charlottehomepro@gmail.com ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Jon Widdifield answered:
Your best bet would be to go to CMPD.org they have crime statistics for everything in Mecklenburg county. If you need help from an agent please feel free to contact me.
Jon Widdifield
RE/MAX
704-763-0059
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