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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
I am not from that area. I can not speak to the jobs there. (however)

I talked to a man up here a few years ago. He was a teacher. He did not find a job teaching. Wanting work he went to every district within a reasonable distance (20-30 miles I think) from him. He signed up to be a substitute teacher in each school system. He said that he never went a day without work. He was always called and worked each day.

You may not find a "job" as a teacher there. Yet using the approach above there is an excellent chance you would work teaching as a substitute.

You may also find a teachers position available. I simply repeat the story above as it is outside the box thinking and most people (myself included) would not think about trying that approach. Hopefully you could find a full time position teaching, if not this is a viable alternative.
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Wed Jan 25, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent can help you, they all have access to the same information-- why not contact any realty company and ask, or contact any Trulia contributor from the area.
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Stephanie Ransom Wilson answered:
It depends upon the builder. Some builders will give you a price per square foot, others will go cost plus a percentage. It's a good idea to meet with several builders, look at their standards of construction, and have an experienced Realtor to represent you & be present for these discussions. Different Builders have different standards, & some industry standards may not be acceptable to you.
It is no different working with a builder than it is buying a house - you need representation.
I have been an onsite agent for builders in the past & know what to look for & the questions to ask. Call me. I'll be happy to help you, & set up appointments with local reputable builders, & look out for your best interests!
Stephanie Wilson, Realtor
Accredited Buyer Representative
Sales Manager, Crye-Leike Madison
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Fri Feb 5, 2010
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Lovespugs if the builder accepted the other offer you may be able to submit a backup offer if the builder will take one. At that point you would hope and pray that bad things would happen to the people that said yes to the builder before you and that they could not buy the home. Then your contract would be the one in first possition and you would be able to purchase the home that you have decided you want.

Not legal advice just the way it works.
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Judy Goodman answered:
I have helped many veterans purchase their homes and know of a lender who might be able to help you. Please contact me at 256-541-6548 or
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Jim Robinson answered:
Hello Bryan,

Glad you are looking to be a new neighbor here in Huntsville. I have lived here over forty-five years now and can say the real estate market ( and people) are terrific! There are many properties and locations available to fit your lifestyle. Many links to local events are available as well. We have local symphony, equestrian, aquatic, hunting, fishing, activities for leisure time and the finest in technical/engineering, medical, and educational facilities as well as Redstone Arsenal and NASA. If you are considering a move here related to BRAC, allow me to welcome you in your search for a newhome here. Some helpful links: and
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Your best option confer with real estate attorney who can review entire file, state laws, legal documents involved

No real estate agent can render an opinion due to all legal issues

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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Don Tepper answered:
That's usually pretty easy.

First, go online and look up the tax record. For instance, if I wanted to find the owner of a house in Huntsville, Alabama, I'd search for ";Huntsville AL tax assessor." That'd bring me to From there, I'd click on "Property Assessment Online." (Most counties and cities have online tax records.) From there, you can search a particular address.

If that doesn't work, knock on neighbors' doors. It's very likely that some of the neighbors will know who the owner is and where he/she/they currently live. I've done that a lot, and almost always succeeded.

If the property has been foreclosed upon and the online search information hasn't been updated, then contact the local tax assessor's office. As soon as the new deed is filed, it's public information. Or just go down to the courthouse and ask one of the clerks there for assistance.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Oct 30, 2009
Agi at A1A~ePro Broker / CERTIFIED answered:
Usually you can be released from a listing with 30 days written notice. Make sure you send it to the broker as well as the agent. There is no obligation as a buyer unless you signed a buyer agreement. With posting signs, some ordinances are very strict and there are rules about when signs can be placed. There is NO EXCUSE for not returning calls and keeping you waiting. There are so many wonderful service oriented Realtors, don't suffer with someone who does not meet your needs. ... more
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Fri Jun 26, 2009
Crystal Ledbetter answered:
Hi Dawn,
I used to live in Huntsville and can recommend several agents

Blake Cantrell Exit Realty of the Valley
Phone: (256) 527-8468


Elizabeth Ramsey Cooper-Golden
Re/Max Huntsville
(256) 425-1659
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Shirley Finnorn answered:
So you do have the house on the market? Your letter doesn't actually say that. Your brothers are owners and you can't sell it without their signatures. If they don't want to sell it, you can't do it. Why not sell your share to your brothers and move? To you, it's the same end result as if you sold the house. ... more
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Mon May 25, 2009
Reba Holdsambeck answered:
what type of work are you looking for? explain about general remodeling. do you have references?
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Tue Dec 23, 2008
Reba Holdsambeck answered:
This home is for lease and is being offered as a lease/purchase as well. Let me know if you would like some additional information.
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Sun Oct 26, 2008
Craig LaMar answered:
Hi Kathy,
Hello from Huntsville, AL. Not in TX, but assumable loan opportunities are pretty much the same everywhere. For several years now, lenders with which I am working no longer allow the assumption of a mortgage. So as homes change hands and new mortgages are created, there are now very, very few if any houses for sale which would have assumable loans.
There are exceptions. I think VA still can be assumed, and if a seller allows a purchaser to assume that loan, then the seller is still responsible for that mortgage. So most are not willing to allow someone else to assume their loan.
I am a real estate broker and not a lender. You should check with a local lender to get their comments on assumable loans as they deal with it everyday.
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Angie - your best bet is to talk with a local real estate agent who will refer you to a local lender. Together, they can give you a good idea of what to expect. In general, there are no more federal programs that permit purchasing with no money down, so the least is 3% of the sales price ($200K home = $6K down). But, that is using an FHA loan - which is easier to use in some markets than others. Also, an agent can tell you if you can expect to be able to negotiate assistance with closing costs, or if you'll probably have to pay that at closing, too. Email me with your contact information, and I'll be happy to suggest a local agent to assist you. 703-669-3142 ... more
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
An offer is a contract that someone gives you to buy your property if you accept the terms it is a Contract if you change the terms it is then a counter offer. If you wish to sale your own property with out the help of an agent you should find some one willing to write and preset the offer as a transaction Broker which is a lower fee (anywhere from $500 to 1% of contract price you may also contact a Real Estate Attorney to assist or reveiw the contract but don't be surprised if they refer you back to an agent. You may also contact an attorney for a contract that is popular for the area they do vary from place to place ... more
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
LePage Williams answered:
Hello Charlie,
This area includes Madison, AL. The area is expecting an increase due to a military base realignment program that is underway. If you email me, I will be happy to send you some houses in your interest range. My email address is I work for a large real estate company that has an office in Huntsville, Madison and Decatur, Alabama. Are you planning to come to the Huntsville in AL? or another Huntsville.....???? Let me know if I can help you in any way. LePage ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Diana Welch answered:
Hi Mr. Small, My experience has been that "short sales" are known to the Listing Agent of a home that is heading in that direction, the bank forclosing on the property or referral contacts throught the Agents by Clients that know that foreclosure is imminent. I have a partner that "specializes" in short sales and she understands the specific workings of the process- much different from average residential sales. Strategically, it can be good for an investor, especially in the current Buyers market with low interest rates and avoids many of the pitfalls of buying a Right of Redemption property. My advice is to allign yourself with an Agent that is experienced and can be on the lookout for you, and know how to smoothly transact the procedure. Thanks for the question. ... more
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Robert Simons answered:
Mr. Giles, are you looking in Huntsville, AL or Huntsville, TX? I find no listing in Huntsville AL for you.
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