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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Hello Gerald,
Follow some tips on this videos.

Ready to Buy a Home?
¿Listo para comprar una casa?

Kadibhai (Kadi)
Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS - Katy
Phone: 832-228-7978
Fax: 281-646 1841

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Wed May 23, 2012
Dave Skow answered:
Fair credit means what ? score wise ?

Do you both plan to live in home ...have you discussed plans as to if one of you wants to move and the other doesnt ? if not - you should

What down payment do you have saved up ?

what payment per month are you comfortable with ? any idea what price range coresponds to this payment amount ?

Seek out a loan officer and get these questions hammered out and possibly get a pre approval underway ( its easy and free ) :)

Dave Skow
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Sat Dec 11, 2010
Dp2 answered:
While I suspect you'll find it quite challenging to get a loan, you might be able to buy a new home via a lease-option.
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Sun Mar 2, 2008
Anni Zilz answered:
Rosso is the best around. They are locally owned and operated. Customer service is number one. They handle all the top brands, but the one I aways recommend to my clients is Lennox. They are by far the most reliable, and it is a brand a future buyer will recognize. Hope this helps. Email me if you want the contact info ... more
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Tue Mar 30, 2010
Bryan R. Lovell answered:
It all depends on the location and what is already done on the lot. If all the utilities are available then you will pay more of a premium, anywhere from about 150K and up. Every lot will be different. On the other hand if it is truely raw land it usually will be a larger lot but can very in price depending on what utilities are avialable. It is possible to find land for much less but the areas you are asking about tend to be a minimum of 150K. One other note, when buying raw land, expect to have to come in with a lot more down to finalize the purchase.

Hope this information has helped.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moore answered:
I don't know what the market is doing in the rest of the country but I know it's still moving along here in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State.

Despite the national media who are lumping all real estate markets into one, we know that real estate markets are local and can not be managed or tracked outside of their individual locales.

Currently the Kirkland, Lake Washington and Seattle areas are still plugging along. While the inventory dropped over the holidays with many sellers taking a break, a large number of those homes have re-listed yet not all at lower prices. All along the inventory has been up from the same time in 2006 with fewer buyers looking due to economic fears and waiting to hear how the lending business will turn out.

However, even with the higher inventory we are definitely seeing more traffic through our local listings. Agents are getting back to work and previewing the inventory readying themselves for when that buyer comes along. Buyers are starting to take a look at what is available and talking once again with loan officers about their options.

You can feel the momentum in the market and smart buyers are educating themselves with accurate information not just about the national economy but about the strength of their state and regional markets as well.

On the Eastside of Lake Washington we have had regular sales of homes, since the first of the year, in the first time homebuyer prices, which here runs between, 350-450k for a single family home. It's still a buyers' market due to over supply and under demand, but sellers aren't exactly slashing prices so we'll see how long before the market truly equalizes.
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