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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Arthur asked:
I bought a house in Florence for 92,500 in 2006. I was unable to sell the house when I moved 100 miles away to Charleston. I now owe $76,000 and I still have 22-23 years left on my loan...
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Richard Trappier answered:
Congratulations on your up coming wedding, I can help you find rental property in any of the cities that you mention in your question. I need more information to better serve you, i.e. how many bedrooms and baths. Which area would you prefer? Is shopping important to you and would like the country? Would you like to be close to your work place?

Please give me a call at (843) 610-5561
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
As Realtors we are by law not allowed to give town or neighborhood information about good or bad, as it could be perceived as steering, i.e. guiding clients in or out of certain areas, and that is against the law.
Therefore in order to assist our clients we can only direct them to websites that provide the kind of information they are looking for, encourage them to also visit the local police dept. for further input, and yes I suggest to all my buyers once they have narrowed down an area, neighborhood or town, to drive
through it at different days and times, to get themselves a good feeling for it and to see for themselves
if it fits their needs and life style, and once a home has been identified, buyers should feel free to
knock on some potential future neighbors' doors and ask them what they like about that particular area.

Realtors will be the best resource for what is near and what is not, market value, insights on floor plan
and so much more to make a final decision to make an offer on a home.

By the way the link above is for a public record of the last sale of the home, if you check the link
it says SOLD, this home currently is not on the market for sale. If you are a serious buyer, or at least
thinking that you would like to explore your options, I strongly suggest you work with a local Realtor
who not only will understand your needs, likes and dislikes and find and show you the homes that
fit into your guide lines, arrange showings, give you advice as to upgrades, comparable properties
provide a market evaluation once you are ready to make an offer, negotiate the best price and terms on your behalf, and thereafter guide you with experience and expertise through the entire buying process, paying attention to every detail up to a smooth and successful closing.

If you need the recommendation for a local Realtor in Florence S.C. get back to me and I gladly
send one your way.
Good Luck to you

Sincerely yours,
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Richard Trappier answered:
Hello my name is Richard A. Trappier and Florence has large selection of homes for lease or sale that meet your requests, please give me a call at (843) 610-5561. Thanks and look forward to working with you. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Pam Bass answered:
It is usually a good idea to interview a couple of agents. It is important to ask them how they will market your home and also how often they will be in contact with you. Century 21 is a great company and has an international presence. Their agents are very professional. Please let me know if I can help you find an agent. ... more
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Richard Trappier answered:
You need a Realtor who is open and honest, one who is know the area and the resources that are available that fit you and your families needs. If you have any other questions please feel free to call me or send me a email. Please let me know if I can help in any way. Good luck with sake of your property.

(843) 610-5561
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Tallon Temple answered:
It would be my pleasure to help you. Please feel free to contact me at 843.615.2537 to discuss. Thanks!
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
J. Dennis Norman answered:
Actually, you can only do a short sale prior to the foreclosure being finalized.

If you would like to know more about short sales and how to handle them, please contact me.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Dan Mengedoht answered:
I don't know everything that I probably should about the USDA program, but in terms of a conventioanl loan, you are in a good position. This is a good thing. It means you are getting a deal. You are buying the house for less than it is worth. I don't run into USDA properties much in my practice, but unless I am mistaken, you definately want the appraisal to come in higher than loan amount.

Have a great Day, Dan
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You answers may be down at the County Recorder's Office or the Building Permit Office:
If the house is less than five years old, they usually keep copies of the building plans (blueprints) and they can surely tell you the name of the Developer. There may be a small charge; but worth it.

I bought a house 10 years ago that was built in 1967 and thee was a complete set of blueprints in a closet: Wouldn't that be nice.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Austin Grantham answered:
Google the address and drag the little orange "man" icon to the map. This will allow you access to google "street view"
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Mon Sep 5, 2011
J. Dennis Norman answered:
You mentioned that the Realtor and lawyers all agree that it will be resolved. Assuming you have a Realtor representing you, you should have your Realtor ask the question.

But, the title is in question at this point so legally American General does not yet have ownership and if they can't sell it, they most likely do not have the right to rent it.

This question is really better answered by the Realtor or lawyer that is representing you.

Good Luck,
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
Tracy answered:
Not anymore. Unless you have a sizeable down payment and an excellent job. But if you did, your credit score would be better.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
J. Dennis Norman answered:
It went under contract on 6/22/2011. It has not closed yet. Have a great day!
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Sun May 8, 2011
Shanice answered:
what is the very first thing i need to do to get in the process of buying a house
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Sounds like you are in a very difficult situation. But everyone deserves a second chance. There are ways to do that, but you will need commitment to your goal.

It is difficult to answer or to help without knowing more information. ... more
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Monica White asked:
There are several programs that are federal, state, and local that can assist with your down payment and closing cost. Need an additional $5000? Worried the seller won't pay all ...
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
J. Dennis Norman answered:
Jessica, I recently received some information from a bank that has an FHA program for scores between 500 and 579; but, it requires 10%down and there are other qualifications. If you send me an email, I will send youi the contact information of the loan officer that shared the informaiton with me. No obligation. ... more
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