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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Lynn Roberts answered:
We raised 3 kids in German Village until the oldest finished 8th grade. It has been 15 years since we moved out of the Village. It was not a place where you can just let your kids roam freely. Our kids were generally restricted to playing in the yard. We had one incident where my son had gone to the grocery store on his bike and was ambused by 3 kids on his way home. They stopped him and stole his tennis shoes but did not physically harm him. There were very few other kids in the area for playmates. Most parents send their kids to private schools such as St. Paul's Lutheran or St. Mary's, etc. We were happy to be able to move out to the country to fresh air and a small school district. Although the two oldest had trouble adjusting from such a small private Christian school, we were really pleased with the social, sports and other activities that were available to them. We also felt safe letting them ride their bikes, roam freely at football games, and play with friends on our street. ... more
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Tabatha Davis Team answered:
Welcome to Mayberry!!' That's what I call russellville arkansas would love to talk about my community and what we love about it!!! My number is 479-970-7733
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Colleen Reynolds answered:
I have one that is most excellent and highly recommended. Good luck!!

WILLIAM A. THOMPSON, Attorney at Law
The Mettler-Toledo Building

1900 Polaris Parkway
Suite 450
Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: (614) 785-6483
Fax: (614) 675-3357

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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Toia Cousar asked:
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
James Deskins answered:
Open houses have never worked to sell homes. Only about 2% of homes actually sell from an open house.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Jeremy Gillman answered:
Susan- I would love to help with your relocation/ search. Feel free to contact me via phone or email.

Jeremy Gillman
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Kristin answered:
more info:
The sellers agent was acting like she was a saint for "being willing to give up her night to help move her sellers out". We pointed out that she wouldn't have had to do that if her sellers had moved out when they were supposed to, and this wasn't our fault, and we asked why she told our agent they were all moved out if they weren't. Then she got upset and started telling us that it's not her job to make sure they're out, and that this isn't her responsibility. She tried to pin the blame on us for not having called the sellers to make sure they were out! We pointed out there had been other issues with the contract (the inaccurate disclosure, the fact that the sellers disconnected their utilities 2 days before possession when the contract stated that utilities were to stay in their name until the day of possession, etc) and she was just impossible to reason with. Rather than accept any responsibility, she insulted us repeatedly. At the end of the night she tried to act all sweet and nice and told us to contact her if we ever have any issues, but this was just ridiculous! When we tried to ask her for an apology for the insult early in the night -- pointing out that it was unprofessional -- she insulted us again!

Expecting that the house would be a reasonable level of clean (e.g. not trash and possessions everywhere, food stuck to the fridge, etc) isn't too much to ask, is it?

We were most put off by how unprofessionally she acted and would like to register a complaint but we're not sure what, if anything, we can do. Any advice?
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Joel Kahn answered:
The communities of Galloway and Hilliard are probably the closest "suburbs" to Interstate 70, West of Columbus and still considered "Columbus". There are some who disagree, but I think too much further West (West Jefferson for example) and you're not really in Columbus. ... more
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Sat Dec 1, 2012
Frank Swiatek answered:
Your first step will be to meet with a lender so that we can get a baseline for where your credit is at, and why it is there. From there its possible that an experienced lender will be able to help you restore your credit over time and if more help is needed, we can get it. There is no quick fix to credit repair, depending on where you are at it could be just a few months, sometimes a year or two, it really depends on why its poor and how quickly the derogatory items can be paid off. Give me a call or shoot me an email and we can discuss further, I'll introduce you to a couple good lenders and we can see what is possible. ... more
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Molly Mosley (Hay), CDPE,CNE, MIP, SFR answered:
Do you have an address or the name of the community?
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible; however any local agent/realty office can provide the information, consider a call...
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
They do not want the government up their ***. I have a properrty in a historic district that I rent out. I could not take section 8 because of the modifications that they would require and the inability to do the because of the National Historic criteria. ... more
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Todd DeHays answered:
Perhaps try Arlington Bank. They're knowledgeable about some niche areas and might have a portfolio product for wherever you're looking. No promises though. 5% non-conforming is hard to find. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Sonya.blackmon asked:
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Jeff Paeltz answered:
Hi Yvonnetoria,

Very sorry for the situation you are in. It may be very difficult for you to break your lease. It would have to be mutual. I would make two suggestions, not as a realtor, but as someone who is trying to help out.
1. Speak with mangement, someone who can make the decision and offer to buy out your current lease. Negotiate paying 3 months rent up front to mutually break the lease. I mention mutual becasue you MUST make sure before you pay anything that they are willing to let you out of the lease. If you give them the keys and some money put don't have anything in WRITING that they are letting you out for the buy out fee you could still be stuck.
2. Speak with an attorney. There may be some hardship statutes or something to that effect that may allow you to break your lease such as a death in the family, lost job, military service, injury or health issues. A lease is a contract. BOTH parties must agree in writing to alter it.

Look to see if there is a legal aid office near you that you can consult with an attorney, for little or maybe no fee and see what advice they can offer. Maybe if you can prove the premises uninhabitable or some health concern with the apartment , or if victim of a crime. Please consult with an attorney to explore your options.

I wish you well,
Jeffrey Paeltz, SFR ABR
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
There is no lender that I know of that can use unenployment compensation as income. Job verification is one of the criteria of loan.If a owner is willing to finance a transaction that a traditional lender will not touch they should want a higher down payment and higher interest rate. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 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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Sat Aug 31, 2013
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