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Home Buying in 35810 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Jim Manley answered:
Why would want to find a pocket listing. A seller giving a pocket listing does really care if another realtor shows the property. They are only going to pay their pocket listor. Depending on the price there should be a lot of opportunities for you around Huntsville?
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Trish Hagin answered:
Many people have recently moved to Huntsville and want to rent for a year to learn the area before they commit to a home. On the other hand many people have insufficient credit to qualify at the present and are renting until they can repair their credit and become qualified to purchase with a conventional or FHA loan. If you would like to consider a realtor to help you sell your property, I would be happy to sit down discuss the advantages of listing with a realtor. At any rate I wish you the best of luck with selling your home. ... more
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
John Evans answered:
I would say that it depends on what your needs are. I have worked in new construction for years, and our new home group actually specializes in helping buyers determine which builder is right for their needs. You can contact us for a free consultation, or give us a call if you have other questions.


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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not work with an agent of your own...ask people you may know for referrals, or you contact and interview in person, a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best..... ... more
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Sun May 1, 2016
Real estate agents are not allowed to comment on those types of things. You would have to do your own research on those statistics.

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Tue Oct 2, 2012
Your real estate agent is generally the best source for a home inspector reccomendation.
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Saabfan900 answered:
Have you moved In yet? If you are talking about the numerous ponds, those aren't sewage, just parts of a creek and a few springs. My parents lived here 20 years and don't smell anything. ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Victor Englert answered:
There are actually more homes for sale in south Huntsville than north at the moment. People sell homes for any number of reasons and each area carries its own unique qualities.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Jeff York answered:
I can send you a list of home inspectors that I have had great results with in the past if you'd like to send me your email address.
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Sue Von Hor answered:
I would highly recommend Rod Weaver of Crye Leike .
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Thu May 24, 2012
Richard Robinson answered:
Cash is the most trouble free method there is. You will need an earnest payment deposit and proof of funds at the time of offer submittal. Give me a call and I'll be glad to explain the process further and answer any questions.

I am here to help you through the process.

Rick Robinson
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Wed May 9, 2012
Ruth Beardsley answered:
What kind of home are you looking for, what area, how many BR, Baths and what price range?
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
Julie Laten answered:
44 yr old realtor. Raised my 1st child as a single mom. Not an easy job. But he is now 16 and is amazing. You should be very proud. God gives us all the tools we need. What we do with them is up to us. Call me and I can help guide you through this. My number is256-348-5346

Julie Laten
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Fri Mar 9, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
I'm not in AL, but a financing contingency is pretty typical in most contracts. Sounds like you need for find a REALTOR to assist you in this process. He/she will work for you as a Buyer's Agent, and it doesn't cost you anything! They typically get paid by the seller through the listing brokerage. There should be other forms such as a seller's property disclosure, square footage disclosure, etc. Find a good agent. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Rachael Andree answered:
Hello Dan, Yes the median sales prices are down considerably. Builders are now building at a cost per square foot lower than existing homes appraise for.
If you would like to receive some recent local statistics from me you can directly email me at; Rachael Andree Realtor/ALC Member Keller Williams Huntsville ... more
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Rosemary Brooks answered:
Getting angry may be a bit much. HOWEVER, please always remember to let an agent know if you are working with another agent. Our time and energy is valuable and it is a little less rewarding when we know you will take your business elsewhere!

I'd probably show you the property but would tell you just what I said above. Good luck!
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible and no address given, you may wish to ask again, or ask your agent, the current owners, possibly a Google search, etc.
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Liz Hoffman answered:
There are special programs out there right now through lenders to help folks with lower credit scores but most of those require at least above 600-640. However, you could get to that point probably within a few months if you pay your bills on time and get your credit balances down. Your best bet right now is to get to a good lender in the area and sit face to face and find out what you need to do. A Realtor who specializes in your market can direct you to reputable lenders who can advise you. Tell your Realtor you are looking for someone to help with credit issues. Don't make any major purchases while you are going through this process-don't take on car loans, appliance loans. Don't run credit cards up. Don't close any existing accounts at all until you find out exactly what you need to do from whatever lender you choose. And don't let several lenders pull your credit report. It dings your credit score each time they do. It is better to interview one to three lenders and decide who you want to work with and then let that person pull your credit and advise you. It is also a good idea to check your credit report for mistakes, it is surprising how many times very small errors show up that can hold up your plans. And best of luck to you! ... more
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