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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Alan May answered:
Does your contract give you a "mortgage contingency"? If so, if you can't qualify for the loan, based on appraisal... that will give you the "out" you need, and typically full return of your earnest money.

But check with your Realtor, agent or attorney (whomever you used to help you write and submit the contract), and they'll be able to fill you in on your options.
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Wed May 9, 2012
Marty Morales answered:
I can not find which property you are talking about. You can email me @ & I will get back to you with more info.


Marty Morales
The Home Store
899-4663 / 480-4663
3949 Corrales Rd, Ste 180
Corrales, NM, 87048
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
H answered:
Hello Bannister,

Congrats on your good credit! We would be happy to assist you in locating homes that match what you are looking for and going from there. Feel free to e-mail us at We are a team of two and love working with first-time home buyers! ... more
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Susan Agostini answered:
Since realtors are not legal advisors, I would recommend you contact a reputable title company or a real estate attorney who are familiar with the proper documentation and also various vestings to property. Good Luck! ... more
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Sun Oct 30, 2011
Lila Simpson answered:
I'm getting ready to list a full acre lot close to Norther and Unser. Costs for improvements like a well will depend on the specific property. Wells can be anywhere from $20,000+, septics from $8,000+ and with all of the land inventory you may consider finding a property that already has some of these improvements. Let me know if I can be of assistance!

Lila Simpson
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Christian Juarez answered:
Lot 77 is owned by MYERS, KELLY SMITH & STEVEN CHARLE; and lot 75 is owned by Zia Trst Inc. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with! Christian 505-553-0594
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
Research the usury laws for your state. There are laws governing interest rates. I don't know how accurate this site is, but it might get you started:
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Sun Oct 30, 2011
Arthur Miller answered:
You really need to sit down with a loan officer to discover where you stand. The conditions to be approved for a loan are always changing and everyones situation is different. I have had great results with Superior Mortgage, West Star, and People's Bank. ... more
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Arthur Miller answered:
I can provide you with some stats. Do you have a specific niche like attached, detached residential, REO properties, HUD sales, short sales, certain banks, yearly analysis, quarterly, absorption rates, median prices, days on market, average prices, list price to sales price ratio, specific parts of rio rancho? See maps of Rio Rancho on my web reference. ... more
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
For accurate information, why not visit with any qualified loan officer(s) first-- see exactly what your budget can handle and check your credit score. FHA loans require a minimum credit score of 620 and 3.5% down. ... more
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
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I would be happy to provide the information for a range. Your tax record may be based on a different market. In fact many of my clients are contesting their taxes with Sandoval county. Please contact me at (505)715-7641 or ... more
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Sat Nov 14, 2009
Susan Agostini answered:
Houses in the mid price range from $135-$165k are first time homebuyers price range right now. With the $8000 tax credit ending by the end of this month (you have to be under contract by the end of Nov.) and close in Dec., houses are selling like crazy. If your house is priced right and shows nice, it will sell. ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Nancy Peebles-Moore answered:
If you live in the area it is best to have your own appraisal done. If you want to move in the area contact a local realtor.
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Fri Oct 16, 2009
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi Christina, hard to tell by the information you provided.... Price and size of home sounds ok, just need to see some photos of the property and description of home and surrounding area, to promote your property to
potential retiring clients of mine.

Just feel free to e-mail me more details to
Thanks you....
Edith Karoline - YourRealtor4Life! & Your Chicago Connection
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients....
Century21 SGR Inc.
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Mon Nov 7, 2011
Grace Morioka answered:
Hello Christina:

Unfortunately, unless you are a real estate board paying real estate agent (in other words, an "active" agent), you will not have access to the contracts that the agents use, and, we cannot provide a "blank" form to you either. In most cases, the forms we--as Realtors use--are forms used only by agents for clients.

However, you can get forms from other sources such as US Legal forms at You will definitely have to pay for these forms since you are using the product of a legal company or legal service, but the cost appears to be modest --under $10 for a contract vetted by an attorney familiar with New Mexico's laws.

Good luck in the sale of your home, and I'm sorry that we cannot provide you with the forms that come from a Realtor's office.

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
Ever heard of a Tax lien?

Go directly to a tax accountant do not pass go just keep going.
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Mon Sep 7, 2009
Heather White answered:
That is an honest question and a good one to consider. As a marketing director for RE/MAX Integrity, I have never sold a house. I do watch how the agents operate, the things they talk about behind the scenes. My opinion is that good agents REALLY listen to their clients' needs and then go from there as far as showing listings, regardless of what company they are listed with. I honestly don't think any of our competitors have this tendency, and I know our brokers consider a sale a sale, and the thing they are happiest about is finding the right match and having a happy client. Happy clients give good referrals. So a short term approach just doesn't pay off, and no good agent will think that way. ... more
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Sun Oct 30, 2011
The Hagley Group answered:
Sometimes the homes on Trulia are provided by a third party (like RealtyTrac) and are not for sale at all.
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Brandon DENT answered:
It is a solid investor's market.
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Charmelle Mills answered:
I think of my Buyers needs first, so I show listings that meet the needs of my Buyers. If the commission is 4% that is a wonderful bonus!
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