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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Jon Beatty answered:
That's like asking "Which came first, the chicken or the egg".

There are SOoo many questions that could/shouold be asked and sooo much information that a buyer should have.

It is virtually impossible to provide a good answer to this question. ... more
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
dave answered:
catie,

it is always a good idea to have a pre dry wall inspection. An inspector can see things that you and I as an average consumer would not notice or know what to look for. I just had one done and the inspector found a few issues that the builder is now fixing. these are things that when we looked at them looked normal but were not...Then again we were not trained to look for those things as an inspector is.

yes, builders give a warranty on the house. But do you want them coming back later on to fix issues or would you rather have them done right the firat tiem and enjoy your new home when you walk in it for the first time.

Dave dicecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
www.davedicecco.com
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Randy Nealey answered:
You have to speak to a lender, but most of the time there are guidelines that allow some banks/lenders to do manual underwriting for scores as low as 580. They have very tight guidelines like providing 12 month cancelled rent checks, no late payments in the past 12 months, etc... if you need to speak with a lender who can assist, just let me know. I am not a lender I am a REALTOR, so i can not give you any specific advise only what I have had happen to my clients in the past. This lender has even given a loan to a bankruptcy and short sale situation clients. but again they are very tough to get but not impossible. ... more
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Jan Teel answered:
Most lenders require mortgage insurance if you are putting less than 20% down on a mortgage. There are certain loan programs and certain lenders that have programs that do not require mortgage insurance.

If you do not yet have a buyer's agent to help you navigate this or other concerns, please feel free to give me a call.

Blessings upon you...
Jan Teel
TEEL Realty
704-641-0267
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Chip Fisher answered:
(Appeared on HGTVs House Hunters)
You can put as little as zero down depending on the area.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
dave answered:
doodlesmith,

this is something you have to go down to the county courthhouse and look up the records for it. Unfortuantely online it will not go back that far for a realtor to be able to see who owned it back then...Most title companies only require a 30 year history when a house is being sold to follow the title back so I am not sure if you won the house that the title insurance comapny went back that far as well..

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
www.davedicecco.com
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Michelle Wilkinson answered:
Please get in contact with me- Michellewilkinson@KWrealty.com
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Robin Faison answered:
Jerry,

Realtors have to be careful how we answer these important questions. If we say a neighborhood is unsafe, then we can be accused of red-lining or blackballing a neighborhood.


My suggestions are:

1. Check with the local police department about crime stats for that neighborhood. Ask about that crime specifically- Did the victim know the assailant? etc.
2. Google any specific address to see what comes up.
3. Talk to the neighbors to find out about crime watch programs and their impression of safety.
4. See how many of the houses have alarm systems or dogs.
5. Check the sex offender registry to see who lives in the neighborhood.
6. Look at the street lighting to see if it is adequate.
7. Buy an interior lot because these lots are safer anywhere.

Happy Veterans Day,
Robin
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Robin Faison answered:
Ruthie,

At that price, your best bet would be Heathstead in the Southpark area. 600-800 is more consistent with 1 bdr, 1 bath in those historic or high end areas.

Robin
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Thu Oct 5, 2017
Jennifer Masucci answered:
Do you mean the bank that is giving you a loan for your purchase? If that is the case, it really doesn't matter if the purchase is a short sale or a foreclosure. In either case, when you are purchasing your new home, be sure to tell your lender if the home is a distressed property - a short sale or a foreclosure. There is most likely a disclosure you will have to sign. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
preachermanrob75 answered:
im licened /insured and have tools to get the job done right the first time my names robert 704-308-2838
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Kathleen Turner answered:
Great question! RiRa on Tryon St In Uptown has a great rooftop bar!
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Felecia Armstrong answered:
If you are still in need of assistance please feel free to contact me. I work with renters and landlords daily.
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Jon Widdifield answered:
I use a website called floodfree.com. You can also look on the FEMA website, or call an insurance agent.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Nick Baker answered:
I would google furnished leasing companies in the Charlotte area. There are a ton of property management companies out there that have fully furnished units in their inventory. I would also check with the luxury apartment rentals, I think that they have options for furnished leases(can get quite pricey however). I work with a professional in the area by the name of Jarrod Clay with CORT, thier website might be a good place to start! http://www.cort.com/relocation

If me or my team can be of any assistance do not hesitate to reach out! Happy shopping!
Nick Baker
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Jon Widdifield answered:
600 East 4th st. in Charlotte. That is what comes up on the website.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
x answered:
There is a county website for Mecklenburg County little difficult to navigate through but also Zillow.com gives you approximates and they are close.

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/AssessorsOffice/Pages/default.aspx

If you need any further help just contact me. If you are ever looking for deeply discounted single family homes, you have come to the right place. Thanks
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Chip Fisher answered:
(Appeared on HGTVs House Hunters)
Would love to help you. Are you wanting to buy it rent? 803 431-1220
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
Jon Widdifield answered:
It depends on the company that is selling the property. I have heard several different things, I would contact the auction company and ask them.
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Megan Barnes answered:
I would be more than happy to help you. Please call my contact information and I can create a plan to meet your needs. -Adam Gardner | 5 Points Realty | 704.651.5663
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