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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Janie Howard answered:
You can't control your neighbor's home color but there are a number of things you can do to make your home so irresistible that your neighbor's home may not be noticed. Just remember that your home needs to be #1 in every way especially when it comes to price and condition. Ask your Realtor to show you homes you are competing with so that you can work to be the best one. You can also offer home warranty, you can have your home staged, extra cleaning, landscaping... the list goes on. There will be someone who will realize your home is #1 in every way and be willing to forget about the neighbor's pumpkin orange paint. ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Barbara S. Calabrese answered:
Since you owe money you probably have an existing mortgage; read over the documents and you will see that the bank gave it to you with the condition that you live in it. If you buy another home, either it will be purchased through a commercial (higher interest rate and up to 40% deposit) mortgage, or you may be invalidating your current mortgage by moving there, getting a residential mortgage on new property but defaulting on a condition of your current mortgage. In other words, you may have your current outstanding mortgage loan "acceleration clause" kick in.
I would advise you read your existing mortgage. Then, call whichever loaning institution gave it to you and discuss your ideas. Then, if you are still willing to deal with consequences, your question is truly one for a mortgage broker and/or lending institution in your area, as well as a financial adviser, as well as someone who can guide you on your local income tax rules. Becoming an investment owner is not just something to do because the infomercial on t.v. made it sound profitable!
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Generally HOA fees are billed separately--check your homeowner documents for an accurate answer...
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
You have not given us much information to base a guess on, but I would think that if home prices are down, as much as they are in my area, it would be a logical time to be a buyer. This assumes you have good job(s) and plan to be in the house for 5 years or more. If so, buy. Renting gets you no where and no deductions and no equity. ... more
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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Get-smart answered:
I don't know if you can perform that task unless you are a real estate agent, and I am still not sure about that. Maybe some of the brokers can chime in.
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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Michael Julio Gumucio ABR SFR CDPE LHP answered:
Hi Sue,

Can't speak for the people at Trulia, however my guess is, Trulia is a National Web Site. The foreclosure definitions are different from state to state. Colorado considers it a foreclosure when the NED is filed while other states do when the Bank has redeemed the property from sale or when the owner has surrendered the property. Trulia most likely makes money for Realty Trac to be on the site as well. Hope I answered your question, not sure "all the information a Buyer needs" refers too. Your local RE is the best way to track up to date information, many site lag behind due to pulling the information from other IDX sites. ... more
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Kimberly Ryan answered:
Annette-
Ask your Realtor to talk with the Home Inspector about doing a "pressure test". You will find out that the lines are open and a bit more info. It is a good 2nd option...
Best wishes!
Kimberly Ryan
www.SwanRealtorGroup.com
303-523-8333
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hmmmm. Good question Matt. I am a BPO agent and have not seen an increase in prices when I do my data analysis. However, I have noticed that the values in my area seem to have stabilized. ... more
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are an experienced buyer, then working dorectly with a listing agent that specializes in listing foreclosures can give you an edge. You can often get into foreclosures that are listed, but may not have a price yet or be cleaned out. it gives you time to see before they hit the market, do any inspections and assess what the home is worth to you. If you are not an experienced buyer, you may want a buyer broker that is expereinced in foreclsoures to guide you.

For a complete list of tips and advice for buying bank owned properties, please see my blog that is listed below.
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Philip Roy answered:
Hi Celisse:

I assume by your question that you are asking what is a move in special. A move in special can mean almost anything. Usually things like free rent for the first month or two on a twelve month or longer rental, no security deposit, free cable/internet, or a number of other possibilities. Please contact the Landlord or property manager to find out exactly what is being offered. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Dec 13, 2010
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Thu Dec 2, 2010
Myra Gouger answered:
There is nothing you can do except to ask to be placed in back-up position. If the bank accepted the other offer, the bank wants to move on. You should as well and find another property. ... more
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Do you get a bill for your HOA fees--if so, it should contain management information--or consider asking a neighbor(s), ask any local agent, etc.
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Yes you can negotiate, no matter how custom you want to be, and I can tell you from experience they will still move on price. Did you know you can have a Realtor represent you at no cost to you? The builder pays us, not you.

Good luck with your dream home. Feel free to call with any questions.

Kevin Olson
Higher Living Team
(719) 799-3686
kevin@liveinsprings.com
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Sun May 1, 2011
Joanna Morris answered:
Cherina,

I am sorry to hear about this. Take your lease and go see an attorney. One who specializes in Real Estate. If you need one call a couple of local Realtors and ask for references. ... more
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
You need to be aware of comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area before deciding a listing price--review the data and make a determination as to a fair price--contact a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a market analysis. ... more
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
Lillian Lively answered:
You can short sell your current home. The short sale will negatively impact your credit and will likely make purchasing a new home, after the short sale, something that you wouldn9;t be able to do for a few years. Plan on renting until the credit getts cleaned up.
Sorry to say, but you do need to know it.
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Mark Kinslow II answered:
Hello!

I would suggest calling Matthew Hibler with CB Home Loans 3034091300 Or also Blase Deroco with Ideal Home Loans
3037833983 just tell them Mark Kinslow II sent you to them and they will take great care. I hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Brooke Hengst answered:
Can you clarify your question? Cancel a contract an an automobile?

Happy to dig in there and help if I can!! :)
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
Dan Statlander answered:
Travis:

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Please write/call us if you want to know more and or have any other questions/doubts.

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