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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Geoff Ommen answered:
Nancy

This totally depends on what you are looking to do from a living situation. Why are you looking to move, where to, etc. 10 agents are going to give you 10 different answers as to what will happen to property values in the 3-5 year future. Prices may appreciate, but a 1% increase in interest rates is equal to a 10% rise in pricing from a purchasing prospective. If interest rates get to the level they were in 2001, the home would be ~20% more expensive to the buyer than it is today.

The first thing you may want to do is to get an agent in your home to give you a market evaluation. Try to give them a 48 hour notice so they can do their homework. Someone who says they can be there in a few hours is not going to be helpful to you because you need to talk about statistics and historical trends of your marketplace.

It costs you nothing, there is no obligation, and will give you an idea of what your home could sell for today. They can discuss with you the reasons for selling and what you would do next. Just using them as a sounding board may help you make your decision.

Feel free to reach out with any more questions.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
847-271-2622
geoff.ommen@bairdwarner.com
www.geoffgetsit.com
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Gladys Viruet answered:
I agree with you and have lots of sympathy for Section 8 clients..I agree with you , I have seen people go to court for back rent who are not section 8. It all comes down to money management and stability of income. I do my best to find apartments for section 8 but many agents and landlords rarely return my calls regarding whether they accept it or not.You have to be diligent and keep trying until you find the right place...Good luck! ... more
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Deallen answered:
Hello Kathy,

Give me your information and I will contact you.

Best Regards,


DeAllen T. Adams
AmericanHomes4Rent
Leasing Agent
1 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 300
Westchester, Illinois 60154

Direct Line: 708-375-1098
Cell/Text: 708-743-4669
Fax: 1-888-484-0080
Email: dadams@ah4r.com
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
The short and nasty answer is; probably!
Florida is a RECOURSE State; meaning that they can seek a DEFICIENCY JUDGEMENT against homeowners who default.

We haven't seen too much of D.J. yet;
it can vary from State to State,
The time elements for when they can file can vary;
The Federal Government is leaving it up to the States, so far.

One of the biggest questions may be;
Does the defaulter have a bunch of hidden assets, and can the Bank disclose them?

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Dana answered:
Im still working on repairing my credit, are there any open government grants Also looking to move within 3-6months to Yonkers, New Rochelle, or Elmsford Greenburgh any ideas???
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Vanessa Benson answered:
My name is Vanessa Benson with Real People Realty. I have been selling in the area for many years. I can show you and your family around Westchester and the surrounding areas. I will also get you information about the schools in the areas. My daughter went to a school in Westchester. You can reach me at 708-324-3916. ... more
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Nancy Pratt answered:
Fee free to give me a call. We might be renting ours out at that time. Our house was built in 1999 and is 3 Bed, 3 Bath. It is a beautiful home. We just had our basement finished last year. We are in the Avondale Development. Our # is 708-228-3149.

-Nancy
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
Hardwood floors are very very popular with buyers and do add more value than carpet.

That being said, price is king with selling these days, so it really depends on if you think you can get the value of your home by spending thousands on hardwood and still be able to sell your home. In other words, do you think you can sell your home for what you want and still recoup the expenditure on the floors and compete or do you want to just price it to move and not do anything.

I would reach out to a few listing agents in the area and get a market analysis with or without and then decide.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
You will find that they are hard to find, why ? Because most sellers need to sell and move on rather than become a landlord and run a risk that a renter can actually buy the house in the future and will not make it worse while renting it. My suggestion is to forget the rent to own train wreck and just rent now and buy when you can actually buy. ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
You will find that they are hard to find, why ? Because most sellers need to sell and move on rather than become a landlord and run a risk that a renter can actually buy the house in the future and will not make it worse while renting it. My suggestion is to forget the rent to own train wreck and just rent now and buy when you can actually buy. ... more
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Peter Kedzior answered:
In my opinion, getting a consignor would be the best tactics. It can be done on a mortgage, too. Obviously, that person would have to have a higher credit score than yours :-) and the income high enough for new lending standards. You can then refinance after a year or so and get rid of the other person. Once you do that, your FICO score would soar. At least 100 points up.

If you are a young adult, you can apply for a mortgage with one or both of your parents as consignors.
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
The Medford Team answered:
Neil Martinez:

Usually means it is an REO owned by a bank.
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Sat Nov 4, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Simply put, yes they can. If you own multiple properties in your name or the name of a llc or realty trust then they can lein the other properties or seek an attachment through court for the shortfall on the one being foreclosed. You should try a work out with the bank whether it be a loan modification, short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure to avoid teh foreclosure at all cost. good luck working things out. ... more
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Mon Oct 26, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Ask your bank if you can do a short sale better than a foreclosure good luck
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Sat Nov 22, 2008
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Wed Dec 10, 2008
Susan Wesely answered:
Best place to go would be the local county assessor's office. Sounds like you have an interesting project ahead of you - enjoy it!
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Tue Aug 5, 2008
Lezlie Brazil answered:
I'd be happy to assist you!

To help pinpoint your dream home, begin thinking about what remodeled features are most important to you as well as number of bedrooms/bathrooms, area within Westchester and price range.

Contact me for property details:

Lezlie Brazil
Keller Williams Realty
4644 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
T 310-991-4263
F 310-861-0207
E lezliebrazil@kw.com
W www.lezliebrazil.com
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Sat Apr 2, 2011
Brandon Schuppe answered:
If it's Westchester Illinois, our office is located there and I would be glad to help you out.
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Sat May 24, 2008
Kenneth Diaz answered:
I've provided a few links to school reports - they do a overall good job of providing the demographic data, which should assist you in making a choice.
www.schoolmatters.com

www.schoolmatch.com

Please feel free to contact me should you require additional information or resources.

Kenneth Diaz
Prudential Rand Realty
Office: 914 798 9132
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Kenneth Diaz answered:
I've provided a few links to school reports - they do a overall good job of providing the demographic data, which should assist you in making a choice.
www.schoolmatters.com
www.schoolmatch.com

Please feel free to contact me should you require additional information or resources.

Kenneth Diaz
Prudential Rand Realty
Office: 914 798 9132
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