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Home Buying in 66212 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Envoy Kansas answered:
We specialize in working with customers in your exact position. We would be willing to give you a free credit analysis and see if we cant get you pre-approved for a mortgage. As a full-service mortgage bank, we can ensure faster & more accurate closings, because each step occurs in-house (processing, underwriting, closing, funding and shipping). Because we control the entire process, there are NO hidden costs or surprises. Rates are at an all time low so it's a great time to buy :)

There are many different ways to get in touch with us, we cant wait to hear from you.

Stephanie Clasen - Marketing Director
Phone: 316-315-4718
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
Jan Hewitt answered:
I am assuming you mean the right purchase price? Hire a great realtor to guide you. They will do a Market Analysis of similar homes in the area that have recently sold. When you compare all attributes of this home and similar homes, you will find the price that an appraiser might set the homes value for. Condition, square feet, number of bedrooms & baths, finished or unfinished basement, will all have a bearing on the homes value. ... more
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
No....they can't. This makes no sense to me. If nothing is in writing, then it doesn't exist.

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Sat Aug 25, 2012
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Wed Oct 12, 2011
Betty Simmons answered:
This is just to ensure you have the work is done prior to close and if you are getting a loan, your lender would probably require the work to be done prior to close too. Once the work is complete, the vendor sends their invoice to closing and the money in escrow is used to pay the vendor the day of closing. I would clarify specifically what the $4500 is to be used for. If they are paying $4500 for a new roof, they would not allow the money to be paid for a hot water heater or air conditioner. These are details that your real estate agent should help you deal with. ... more
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Sharon Sigman answered:
Hi again Michelle,

I and my team partner have a lot of experience in all of the above. I have been selling homes for over 20 years and specialize in Johnson County. We do many foreclosures and short sales.

Let me know if I may help.

Call me at 913-381-6794.

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Sun Jul 17, 2011
Sharon Sigman answered: my buyer's agent Laura at 913-221-7175.
She has experience and can help you.

Sharon Sigman
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Is your question concerning homes have tax liens? These are tricky transactions prior to purchasing best do research .... no the facts, many have lost more money than gained.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
As for legal grounds--your best advice will come from an attorney who specializes in real estate--consider a consultation, have all related paperwork reviewed and see exactly what options you may have, if any. ... more
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Dan Goodwin answered:
Please send me an email to and let me know the best time to call you. I can then help you understand what you can qualify for based on your situation. ... more
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Jeff K answered:
That depends. A lot of that is open to negotiation. Sometimes your inspector will find something that "has to be dealt with" and the seller can fix it themselves, hire someone to do it, or give you money so that you deal with it in any way that you see fit. Some things your inspector will note that you'll ask the seller for money and they'll tell you to take a flying leap on that item. Or ... anything in between these two concepts.

There really are no hard and fast answers to your question.
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
It all depends on the bank or lender you are using.

Some will give you a good faith estimate when you fill out an application upon request while others give it to you a few days later, but you should receive it within a three days of applying for your mortgage.

You can also request a good faith before you even apply for a loan. When you speak to a loan officer about rates and costs associated with the mortgage, you can request a good faith estimate. It is a fancy way of asking the loan officer to put everything in writing.

Hope this was helpful.

Good luck.
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Fri Jun 5, 2009
Jeff B. answered:
tell us the juicy details. please. Assuming there's a financing contingency in your contract, you could just ring up your credit cards and buy a new car, and the lender would probably rescind it's loan... kind of a mean thing to do, though. Maybe you can just give up your earnest money and walk away, ask your lawyer. I would say the seller has earned your earnest money, but again I don't know all the details. ... more
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Charlotte Patterson answered:
Loli, It does happen......usually it depends on the lender you are using. In most cases there is nothing you can do about it. You should consult your agent, they have the details and should give you the best info. ... more
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Sat Mar 28, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact a mortgage broker become approved for a home loan work with realtor who can locate a home with equity. Regarding home improvements at your expense,
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Debra Cooper answered:
Hi Gen,
You need to know if this property is Bank Owned....if it is, then you will need 30 to 45 days to close. The Title work seems to take longer with foreclosures. All Sellers have different circumstances. I have seen homes close in as little as 2 weeks, while others can take months to close. Hope this information helps. Best of Luck! ... more
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Wed Aug 27, 2008
Chris Lengquist answered:
The proper answers can vary wildly. JoCo, at least in my opinion, used to run about 6%-8% below what the home would actually sell for. Today, well, sometimes it's right around where the house sells. But here is the deal, the county appraisal isn't what the house is worth. What a house sells for is what the house is worth. Then THAT needs to be supported by an independant appraisal. Keeping in mind that independant appraisals are designed to show support or no support for a particular property, not to determine it's real value. Follow? ... more
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Sun Aug 31, 2008
Chris Lengquist answered:
I have no idea. I can tell you that you should report them to the state of Kansas because it looks to me like they have several violations going on if they are a broker of any kind.
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Maria Morton answered:
In zip code 66204, there are currently 26 Active Listings (homes for sale)
7 with contracts are accepting back up offers
5 have contracts pending
17 have sold in the last 90 days.
Prices range from $69,500 - $140,000.
To accurately narrow the range, I would need to see the home in person and do a more thorough analysis.
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Mon Aug 18, 2008
David Van Noy, Jr. answered:
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