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Home Buying in Gastonia : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Craig Bell answered:

Call or email me in the morning and I would be happy to show you the house in question.

Craig Bell
Prudential Carolinas Realty
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Sorry Mike, but only agent listed homes can be posted on Trulia.
"For-sale-by-owner" properties cannot be listed here.

Best wishes...........
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
The question is subjective, therefore if unfamiliar with the neighborhood take the time and revisit areas of interest more than once and at different times of day; then determine where your level of comfort can be reached... ... more
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good afternoon,
Generally, you go to the County Courthouse, research tax foreclosure sales, find a property that you like and bid on it. You have to be very careful about title issues and the rights of other lienholders. I recommend that you speak with an real estate attorney in the state where you are purchasing before making any bids. There are many experienced investors looking for this same type of property, so the bidding is likely to be quite competitive when only taxes are owed and there are no lienholders. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Niki Breest answered:
Look on It is an apartment website for the area. I've lived in Gaston county for 20 years, and know the area well. Some nice apartments to check out would be Azalea, I believe they are 600 for 2 bedrooms. Azalea is listed on the website I mentioned. Georgetowne woods has ant problems, Quail woods are nice but you have to run a cable cord up the stairs to get cable in an upstairs bedroom. Greenview meadows is a no-go. Also, go on craigslist and look up houses, there are alot of nice ones. Utilities for apartments, not so sure of.. also Walkers ridge is nice but its at the high end of price and so is Brentwood Chase..brentwood chase is truly nice, has cops that live in the neighborhood, has a pool but last time i checked no laundry or gym facility. Ashbrook village is nice, but outdated. Chateau village has been recently (last 6 months) been renovated, but not sure about the safety of the neighborhood. Honestly..azalea is a pretty nice one, its located near the highway but not too close. Only bad thing is its located just off a main road but the inside is very nice. Just shop around, and keep in mind you can always move to a small city around gastonia..I live in Dallas 2 min from gastonia. Belmont, mt holly, cramerton, ranlo, lowell, mcadenville are just some examples of cities located near gastonia. Good luck!!!! ... more
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Thu May 31, 2012
Krista Sands answered:
Hi Jane,
My website allos all properties in the MLS system to come up. If you have a website and are a member you have to share all listings. So that being said I do not know which listings but if we talk I can find them for you. Please e-mail me at and we will get more information or call me. Thank you, Krista Sands ... more
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Tue Feb 28, 2012
Andy Matejka answered:
What other monthly debts do you have?

You certainly ought to be approvable assuming all other qualifying criteria can be met. Feel free to give me a call if you'd like help...
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Lori Williams answered:
There is a good neighbor program

Only certain homes qualify for this program and there are certain restrictions and rules. I would be happy to help you search for a home in that program.
Contact me at 704 830 7337 or
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Chip Wilson answered:
The buyer should have it done by a competent and licensed termite inspector. Many lenders will require it.
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Fri Nov 4, 2011
Annette Levinson answered:
Did you give all your income documents inscluding tax returns? 2 months bank account statements without any questionable deposits? copies of Social Security cards and licenses? Signed and dated all disclosures and mortgage application?
If everything is in order then underwriting (checking everything to make sure you qualify) takes a week.
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Sun Dec 5, 2010
Jeff Monfils answered:
Loaded question, yes there are great deals if you are working with an experienced broker who knows the system. There are many properties "listed" and have the potential to be super investments and purchases. I work the short sale market and see many great deals come and go....

Kindest Regards,

Jeff Monfils
Director North Carolina Operations
Bastille Real Estate
Foreclosure Avoidance Consultants
3611 Mt Holly-Huntersville RD Ste 204-310
Charlotte NC 28216
704.975.7616 | 888.807.4848 ext. 505 | Fax 866.662.3929
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Alan May answered:
it only takes a moment to ruin your credit (or damage it severely)... but it can take years (2-3) to fully recover...

you'll find small increases in your credit score with perfect payment history... as you start to pay your bills ALWAYS on time... and pay down your debt... but it's possible it will be 2-3 years before you've recovered from a 530 FICO score, up to a 720... That's one of the reasons why it's so important to protect your credit. ... more
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Fri Apr 23, 2010
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Tue May 18, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you haven't visited with any qualified loan officer(s) yet, do consider it--see exactly what your budget can handle and check your score again--your loan officer may offer tips on how to best improve your score in the fastest time--currently FHA loans do require a minimum score of 620 and 3.5% down, there may be some lenders that will allow a lesser score however the interest rate may be higher. In the meantime do work diligently on repairing your credit score--pay off old debt, pay down debt, keep credit cards below 50%, dispute old negatives, pay all bills on time, etc. ... more
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Bill Medlin answered:
You will probably have to get in touch with a local Realtor/Broker. In our area, "days on market" statistics are not usually visable to clients, but if you agree to a buyers agency with a local Realtor, they should share that information with you. ... more
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Fri Feb 19, 2010
Scott Riggsbee answered:
The amount of money that you'll have to put down, depends on the loan program that you qualify for. If you intend to occupy the property as your primary residence you may qualify for a USDA loan which is the closest thing to 100% financing that exists anymore. If you're buying the property as an investment, you're probably going to have at least 20% down. Check with a local mortgage professional and have them run some numbers for you to get the best deal possible. ... more
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
The Hagley Group answered:
no one does these days...unless you can find a hard money lender. Then, expect to pay 5-7 points and a 10-12% interest rate.
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Alpha Omega Team answered:
Normally, you bring a bank check or cashiers check in the amount of your down payment, and closing costs to the closing. Your "Good Faith Estimate" from your lender gives you a good idea of what to expect in closing costs and you should receive a copy or draft of the closing statement (HUD), before closing hopefully in time to run to the bank to get your cashiers check. ... more
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Wed Jul 14, 2010
Joan Crane, ePro answered:
Any licensed agent can help you, better yet they can represent you and your best interests 100%, where the listing agent can not, at best they can represent you as a dual agent. Under dual agency (representing both sides) they must remain neutral. This might not always be the best situation when it comes to negotiation time. Find an agent to help you through from begining to end. Good Luck ... more
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