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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Chris Kaylor answered:
Would you be looking for a turn key property? Feel free to contact me 330 840 1073 or
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Molly Mosley (Hay), CDPE,CNE, MIP, SFR answered:
Are you looking to buy or rent? There is a a few homes available for purchase that would give you a payment of $1250/mo that offers 4 + bdrms, 2 Bath and a pool.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Juanita Daniel answered:
Good Morning Jill: Thanks for your question, Hilliard is very close to Worthington, approximately a 15 minute drive, definitely under 20 minutes................easy access to highways and freeways.............makes this an easy drive for sure, call me if you have other questions or concerns.

thanks and blessings

Juanita Daniel
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Marc White answered:
There is no rhyme or reason to property taxes in my area; ask a local specialist, who works full time in the market to give you some guidance.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Josh Detty answered:
The qualifications to rent a home can vary more than buying since it is often the home owner that will make the final decision. While credit can be a large part of the decision, there are many other factors that could be taken into consideration. If you have more specific questions feel free to contact me anytime. ... more
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Jill Forman answered:
i Just found some in that area for 1,2. and three bedrooerms. Starting price was 559.00 to 850.00. There is an extra 50.00 for a garage.
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Tue Jan 18, 2011
Mike Malvey answered:

If points are paid then yes, they would be part of the closing costs. That is a great strategy if you can have the seller pay to reduce your rate by paying down points.

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Mon Dec 20, 2010
Phil Rotondo answered:
Usually these statistics are found on the local MLS. Your choices are to ask an agent or call the local board.
I hope this helps.
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Wed Oct 27, 2010
Doug Turlo answered:
The foreclosure freeze has effected the Columbus market with some of the larger bank owned real estate companies pulling listings and putting pending sales on hold. Whether it will effect your particular neighborhood is unknown. Your agent can check the current inventory for your neighborhood to see if there has been a reduction. ... more
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Sun May 16, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
Not knowing the MLS# or address there is no way to give a reply.

If you are looking at a realtytrack listing forget it!!! Those are bogus. Often they are showing how far behind a owner is on a note OR the value of the note they are behind on.

Foreclosures on this site are all realtytrack. All realtytrack is fraudulent and bait and switch. You can not buy the house for what it is shown as. The house is likely not even for sale.

For real foreclosures either go to OR ask a realtor near you for listings.
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Don't bother with short sales or foreclosures. You need a specific type of property for students, and preferably the right type of financing.

Specific property: Usually 4-5 bedrooms, and at least 3 baths. Preferably a finished basement with a separate entrance--maybe even an inlaw suite. Adequate parking.

Best financing is to control the property with a lease-option. That way, you're paying the rough equivalent of rent, rather than the amount you'd be paying with a mortgage.

And make sure the parents of the students are co-signers on the lease.

Those are a few of the basics.

Hope that helps.
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Fri May 9, 2014
Chris Mabry SRS,e-PRO answered:
Hi Kathleen,
Unless Trulia has made some very recent changes, I don't think it's possible for you to list your home here unless it's listed for sale with a broker than has a multiple listing service agreement that feeds to Trulia. You can advertise your home in the blog section, but it won't come up with the other listings you see advertised here. You may want to try, that's a good way to draw some interest for free. Good luck to you. ... more
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Karen Wisne answered:
Jennifer, without knowing which neighborhood you are in, it is difficult to give you a "value" of a 2 car garage. It depends on what is typical for the area. If your neighbors all have carports, then 1 car is great. If they have 1 and 2 car garages, then 2 car garage means alot more. On a general scale, buyers prefer a two car to a one car garage ~ need room for all the "stuff" garages store in addition to the car(s). ... more
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Sat May 2, 2009
The Hagley Group answered:
The lenders on this propertyy are going to want as close to market value as possible.An offer of $185k is only 74% of the sales price of this home.

If the fair market value is $250k with the needed $20k in updates, why not make an offer at $229k? ... more
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Mon Dec 8, 2008
Trey Miller answered:
Well, it would seem that you are "out of contract." The terms of the contract were not meet, namely the closing date. It might be a good idea to first read your contract and see what remedy, if any, there is. Then it would be wise to consult a real estate attorney.
Trey Miller
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Mon Dec 20, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
Thank you for your question.
It's important for you to know that "average days on market ((DOM)" really are not your primary concern. I know that may surprise you, but wait until you hear this: I work with Realtors all over the USA and there are some statistics that every market I have looked at shares-
-There are two sections of markets of properties that sell - 80% of listings are over-priced, not properly prepared for market, and not marketed to maximize their value. They sit on the market, accumulate market time, and lose value
20% of listings sell within the first 30 days, are properly priced, in many cases receive multiple offers, and sell closest to asking price.

In my MLS listings that well within 30 days are selling at 99.7% of asking price. Listings that sit on the market 120 DOM sell for 92.7% of asking. So would you rather have your condo sell at 9937% of asking price, of 92.7%?

I would be honored to refer you a top REaltor that knows your area very well whom you can interview. No cost or obligation. They can explain how they can sell your Hillard Height condo for top dollar in the shortest time so you make the most when you sell.
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Fri Nov 20, 2009
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
How do you plan on using the space? That should be the question you ask yourself. By the way, even though the sales rep has been helping you make decisions, remember the sales rep represents the builder. There is no one protecting your interests. For future reference, Buyers should always have representation on typically the largest purchase of their lives. It doesn't save a buyer money by not having a Agent, the Seller's agent just gets paid twice as much. That is negotiated between the Seller and Agent before a buyer ever enters the picture. Best wishes in your home purchase, and remember everything and I mean everything should be in writing. ... more
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Sat Sep 6, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT QUESTION: It all depend on your credit scores debt ratio. Talk with a lender, most banks like to see a history payment for least 2 years. HOWEVER never know till you ask ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
Good Afternoon Chad,

Make sure you do your homework, if buying from auction you will be responsible for all liens, unpaid taxes and be responsible for evicting anyone living in the property. If it is vacant and is being sold by the bank or realtor as a REO home. Then note you are buying as is, so do your inspections before so you can reflect any work in your offer, be prequalified, be ready to close in 30 days or less, dont put any contingincies in your offer and make your best offer. good luck ... more
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