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David M. Chi…, Real Estate Pro in Uniontown, OH
David M. Childress answered:
What, if any, effect does tax appraisal have on the sale price of a home?
First, it has been shown that the county has made some serious errors this tax season and many are challenging their new values. When pricing a home, Realtors and appraisers do take int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 2, 2009 General Area in 44301
J R,  in New York, NY
J R answered:
How Long?
It should go on right away. Make sure you're looking at the right MLS site. One of my sellers got really mad at me for not putting their home on the MLS, turned out they were looking at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2008 Home Selling in Akron, OH
Tara Branz, Real Estate Pro in Akron, OH
Tara Branz answered:
why are taxes in akron so high. some are higher than the suburbs. a 190,000 house in stow in cheaper in taxes
Cindy,

A lot of it depends on condition of the house, how many bedrooms, sq. ft., and when it's been assessed. I know our house hasn't been assessed in quite awhile, which is good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 2, 2016 Home Buying in Akron
John Wirsing, Real Estate Pro in Pepper Pike, OH
John Wirsing answered:
Does anyone know lenders in the Akron, OH area that still offer the 203k Streamline Loan?
JASON,
Call Tom Cepek (PRONOUNCED SEE-Peck) at Real estate Mortgage Corp. Cell Phone (216) 299-8523
Tom is an excellent mortgage broker that I have worlked with on a number of deals.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2008 Financing in 44306
Curtis Darra…, Real Estate Pro in Poughkeepsie, NY
Curtis Darragh answered:
I have a client where we just got the accepted purchase agreement. The house doesn't have plumbing and needs
Jason, FHA will never lend on this house (how's that saying go.... never say never), except for an FHA 203k rehab loan. FHA's traditional, 3% down loan requires the home be in move in c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2008 Home Selling in East Akron, Akron, OH
Jason Braddo…,  in 44266
Jason Braddock answered:
REO OFFER
If I read this correctly, you offered 100% of the listing price but want 3% to go back towards your closing costs. If it is REO they may not like the 3% back, but with a 100% offer it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2009 Home Buying in Akron, OH
Carl Ben Wit…, Real Estate Pro in Upper Montclair, NJ
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
how do you find foreclosures without paying a fee.?
Any realtor can help. Look on any MLS web site. Listings have to be labeled as foreclosures, bank owned, or third party approval required, or similar language. Expect "as is", needs wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2009 Foreclosure in Akron, OH
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
what is a resale????
A resale just means someone else owned it. It could be anyone.
The alternative is new construction.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2008 Home Buying in Akron, OH
Cindy, Home Buyer in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Cindy answered:
HOW DO YOU FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT EXPERIENCED IN SHORT SALES. YOU NEVER SEE IT LISTED IN THEIR CREDENTIALS
do you have any experience with deutsche bank?
thanks
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 6, 2010 Home Buying in Akron
Mark Roncone,  in Naperville, IL
Mark Roncone answered:
would you buy a house with well water and septic system?
I would and have. You don't have a sewer and water bill. Your real estate taxes are lower! No problems at all!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Buying in Akron
Cindy, Home Buyer in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Cindy answered:
short sale....DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE ON WORKING WITH DEUTSCHE BANK???????
are they super hard to work with? did they make you wait over 2 months for an answer on your deal?
do they always want top dollar?
thanks
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 Home Buying in Akron
Joetta Fort,  in Arvada, CO
Joetta Fort answered:
SHORT SALE QUESTION.......if a house is listed at $150,000 what price can you expect to get it at in a short
I've worked both sides of several short sales in Colorado, and the lien holder will usually agree to what they consider a 'fair' price. So you'd have to check recent comparable sales. B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2008 Home Buying in Akron, OH
The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
The Hagley Group answered:
when you make an offer is your agent suppose to present the offer to the people with their agent?
Hi!

I went to school at University of Akron...greetings from California! When I am representing the buyer, my goal is to sit down with both the sellers and their agent. This is not a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2008 Home Buying in Akron, OH
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
is there such thing as 0% financing on buying a home???
I haven't heard of it either.
No bank that I know of is taking those risks now. Must be a private party.
Have an agent or mortgage broker give them a call and see if it passes the "st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 10, 2009 Home Buying in Akron, OH
Myke, Home Buyer in 89449
Myke answered:
on a short sale how do you get your offer submitted to the bank for their approval when the seller's realtor
if the seller's realtor refuses to present it - it is actually illegal.

contact NAR http://www.realtor.org/ and file a complaint.

Realistically - the seller, or the seller's agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 6, 2010 Home Buying in Akron
Jim Johnson,  in 78233
Jim Johnson answered:
How can we find out which agents/brokers have been successful in selling condos in our area? We purchased and
If you list with a REALTOR member of the MLS, you will have every successful agent selling for you. An agent can make a difference, but the fact that they sold more condos than another ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2008 Home Selling in 44321
David M. Chi…, Real Estate Pro in Uniontown, OH
David M. Childress answered:
What was(Dec 07) and now avg price of a 3-4bdrm 1bath on Emerling Ave in Akron?
That really seems high for that street. I know, I live in Firestone Park. The average home in good shape was around $ 60-65,000 in the last year. I do not know the condition of your hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2008 Home Buying in 44301
Linda,  in Berwyn, PA
Linda answered:
We recently inherited a house that needs much cosmetic sprucing in the North HIll area- paint, floors, siding
I agree with you! It sounds like the things you mentioned are relatively low cost cosmetic fixes. Whatever you can do to make the house look updated and move in ready will help attract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2008 Home Selling in North Hill, Akron, OH
Julie (Toon…, Real Estate Pro in Hilton Head Island, SC
Julie (Toon Pawley) Timms answered:
I'm interested in buying my first rental property...
It really depends on your budget but with rental property it's vacancy and maintenance that will get you. The most important criteria is to purchase something within your budget that i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Home Buying in Akron
David M. Chi…, Real Estate Pro in Uniontown, OH
David M. Childress answered:
Market statistics for North Hill
Hi Paul, the average days on market is 85-90 days in Akron. The numbers you mentioned do not really mean anything. If the home is listed right, it will sell at about 95%+ of list. At le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2008 Market Conditions in 44310
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