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Tue Oct 27, 2009
Chad F answered:
Check out this site.. Hopefully it helps. You can search each state to find REO specialists.
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Tue Dec 13, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
At 30% you may find yourself on th bubble since we are finding lenders are requiring a 30 to 40 % deposit.

We are recommending that our foreign nationals, considering purchasing property in the US to first explore the possibilities of borrowing from your native country's bank. You may be able to enjoy lower interest rates. By borrowing in your country and transferring these funds your transaction may be considered a "cash" deal.

Our recommendation is to "leave no stone unturned." And consider visiting Florida's Gulf Coast...............


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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Team Loda answered:
Alta Vista Drive is off Dauphin Island Pkwy, but it is not on Dauphin Island. The City of Mobile has a great website. You could probably get crime statistics or access to police department information on it. The web address is ... more
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Sat Jan 2, 2010
Joseph Washick answered:
Hi Bill,

Love is the answer to influencing family. If I feel some change would be beneficial to my parents then I will work on it with them. However, I do believe that research ALWAYS precludes offering my opinion on some dramatic lifechanging decision. For example, if I were to approach my parents with this sensitive opinion then I should make an outline or a bullet-ed list of my reasons or a comparison to weigh the advantages vs. the disadvantages of waiting, etc. Influencing a client is tough; influencing a loved one is easier because they trust you. Therefore, I feel it is a greater responsibility for us as agents to present the reasons. What are the alternatives for the parents? Does your client have a home or two (or more) to suggest to her parents? Does the timing present itself well... is it all financially responsible in a slow "buyer's market"? Perhaps a low sale price matters less if investing in a purchase at the same time because the purchase may be a good deal, too. The best seeds to sew, of course, would be the closer proximity to each other. Some family members love to engage in regular activities together- playing cards, dining out, meeting at bingo games, etc. Whatever the mutual interests, write them down and make your case well! (smile) ... more
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Sun Jul 26, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
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Wed Sep 16, 2009
Alice Broadway answered:
Hey Tommy, I am not familiar with the bradshaw estate, but I can do some checking on this for you if you would like me too.
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Lora Parnell answered:
It generally takes longer to close on a short sale. Foreclosures can be closed within 2 weeks as long as all of the title work is together. It is much faster if you use cash for the transaction. If you are using cash, you do not have to wait on the bank/loan officer to get all the paperwork together and sent in to the title company. Hope this answers your questions! Let me know if you need any other help I have plenty of experience in dealing with foreclosures. ... more
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Mon Mar 23, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

Listing your home with a real estate professional that posts their listings on the MLS will result in your home finding its way onto Trulia.

Get started today............
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Thu Jan 29, 2009
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Sat Mar 5, 2011
Voices Member answered:
Maybe they are out spamming somewhere?
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Thu Jan 29, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
why not just use the laminate on the stairs as well. I think tiled stairs might look a little odd,and having lived with tiled floors myself,I can tell you they are very hard on your bones as well as very cold in the winter,even here in south louisiana. i would also think they might tend to crack on a stairway. just my opinion. ... more
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Thu Jan 1, 2009
Kim asked:
Here is a list of homes I have for sale
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Fri Jan 2, 2009
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
It sounds like you are still in your due diligence period and can walk away. What are the terms of your contract? What does your Buyer's Agent tell you?
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Thu Jul 30, 2009
Jenny Dees answered:
My name is Jenny Dees. I work for Prudential Cooper In Mobile, AL. It's a local family ownerd and operated real estate company. Yeah i agree it is hard to find out or even get a feel for mobile if you have never been here. Even if you have and it wasn;t in the last 2 years mobile is really growing. If you listen to the news it talks about a slow market etc... I will honestly tell you that of course we could always use more business but i am steadily busy with buyers and sellers everyday. Also what would bring you to mobile. Midtown is a very popular area for young professionals it is pretty much close to evreything. Also new families and first time homebuyers love the midtown area and what is has to offer. I think you will have lots of options in mobile. If you would like so you can get a little more info on it email me an address where i can overnight you a relocation package and it has all kinds of info that could be email is Or if you have lots of questions call my cell 251-583-5501 I would be happy to help you any way i can. Have a great day. I look foward to hearing from you.
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Wed Nov 5, 2008
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
Quit Claims be done at most court houses however you might want to talk to a Real Estate attorney for the survivorship deed. You may also find a standardized form online.
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Chris Adams answered:
it was RENTED SEC.8 FOR $618.00, But i do not know what they will do now.
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Wed Nov 5, 2008
Freddie answered:
If you are looking for a house,I'm an real estate investor in Mobile and might be able to find you a house.
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Tue Oct 7, 2008
Ute Ferdig - Atty. Negotiator answered:
Hello Frustrated. Wow, that's an interesting twist. Whether the seller's can do this really depends on the terms of your contract. Usually, there seller only has a right to cancel when the buyer does not perform according to the terms of the agreement. A lot of times, there a timelines that pass and nobody does anything to get the necessary paperwork signed to stay in contract. For instance, if the original contract said that the lender approval has to be received by a certain date and that date comes and goes without lender approval but the parties don't sign an addendum extending the time for the bank approval, theoretically you could be out of contract (depending on the terms of the contract).

Let's just assume for a moment that the seller's cancellation of the contract is in violation of the contract (I am assuming this for the sake of argument). Let's further assume you'd be able to sue them to perform. Do you really think that this house is worth suing over? That's just the practical aspect of the whole matter. There are situations in which being right does not do you a lot of good. It's not fair, but nobody said that life is always fair.

There's also no guarantee that the lender will really approve the short sale. If the seller's agent tells the bank that they seller no longer wants the short sale, then there's no point for the bank to approve the short sale. Since the bank will not discuss this with you or any other unauthorized party, you'd not be able to prove that the lender would have approved the short sale had it not been for the seller's change at heart.

My recommendation is. Find another house and don't throw good money after the bad. Good luck to you and sorry this happened to you.
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Fri Jan 16, 2009
Larry Sarlo answered:
Why do you not want to use a realtor?
A good realtor will provide you with some assistance. They will want to help you. If you don't want to be "hounded" let them know, but get information such as comps without a professional is not good. There is not charge... A professional realtor will provide expert advise. This is a difficult market to translate. I have people contacting me all the time, and I will do my best to assist them honestly and professionally. I respect privacy always but I do ask in return a simple kind word and maybe a referral or two. You see I am in the busienss of helping people as a Realtor. If I can't help you I don't make money. some will argue you will probably take the information I provide and sell your house yourself. So I never made money at all, I just put time in and got nothing out of it. I'm ok with that. It's obvious I must provide certain services to my clients that I cannot provide to everyone, but my knowledge is always open for discussion and I would even go as far as meeting with you for a few minutes of the day, to discuss what you need to do to make your house more marketable. Take their advise and use it. A Realtor has lots of good information for you.
Call a Realtor, their experience is essential to getting the correct information you will need. Many websites have good information but their ability to adjust to the market place is less than adequate. Years ago we had values going up weekly and now we have values going down. In our area most are stable with some slight increases. Don't look at a realtor as a shark with bigger teeth.. Most are genuine people. You just need a good realtor, There are differences make sure you are comfortable with them..
Good luck. and I mean that sincerely.
If you don't want to use a realtor then try Zillow but don't say I didn't warn you. Th information is good but not adequate or acurate, You really need to know how to navigate the websites to get decent information. And still it may not be acurrate.
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Sun Sep 7, 2008
Emily Medvec answered:
Take a look at the "After the Bailout" story online in Forbes for some clues as to what the impact may be on the housing market. If anything the weekend take over has allowed Fannie and Freddie to continue to hopefully continue to make conventional mortgage loans. It appears the recent review of the books made the Government decide to move into this scenario. Here is the Forbes link… The takeover beats a collapse of the financial markets or the doomsday scenario options in between the lines of the massive housing legislation that just passed Congress less than 5 weeks ago. Fortunately, real estate is local and the market will be what it is depending on buyer and seller behavior. What will be different is whether the flow of mortgage money will be stablized and improved or more restricted and regulated by yet another new Federal Agency. Good luck, Emily Medvec ... more
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