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Massillon : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Matt Helpling answered:
Mortgage Application? visit at the bottom of the front page is my on line application.
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
It all depends on what the HOA covers. Some HOAs cover exterior maintenance, lawn maintenance, liability insurance, pool/tennis courts, playgrounds, etc. In general in a planned community it is good to have an HOA because they take care of the general maintenance. ... more
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Marge Bennett answered:
villa is a building style, more like a smaller single family home or duplex (attached villa) while a condo is a type of ownership. Any building style CAN be a condo.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
HOA's are controversial. Remember the old Seinfeld show where the parents are always fighting with the HOA and the little dictators that run it in a Florida condo? Many feel that way about them, others feel as you do. Some buyers will avoid HOA's at all costs, others love them until they feel their wrath. ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Craig Zappin answered:
Realtors cannot answer questions about neighborhood safety. Doing so violates Fair Housing Laws. However, it is not illegal to advise you to check public sources for crime information on any neighborhood. As far as schools go, I have a feature on my website that offers school reports nationwide. Feel free to use it as a resource ( Also, a local agent in your area should be able to do a search and find active listings that are more secluded locations. ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Dominique Wilder answered:
You have a good downpayment but the credit will still hurt you. Do you have a cosigner? It looks to me like the problem with your credit score is not enough credit. I am not a professional and only know credit repair from personal experience. When I was in your situation I was told to get two lines of credit. You could try department stores such as Target, JC Pennys, etc. If you can't get approved go to your bank and get a secured credit card which will basically be secured by your bank account. You just need to get two more tradelines opened. Then use them. Buy things you actually need but don't pay the balance in full at the end of the month. You want to always owe 30% of your available credit. Make payments ontime every month and keep the low balance. I would say your score would jump dramatically in two to three months. ... more
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
I would love to know why you think you would want to do this? Curious if you know how they really work or does the name just sound like it's a good deal? Really curious why so many think this is a great deal. ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Ed - JACKSON TWP answered:
possibly you could send specifics to
Must have great credit score and referances. Have you had the house appraised lately from other than a real estate agent. ? are you renting now? ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Has it been listed for sale by the bank that foreclosed and now owns it? If the answer is no, then there is nothing you can do but wait for it to be listed for sale by a Realtor. This can sometimes take months as they do investigations of value, have the house cleaned and fixed up (in some cases) and get paperwork in order. If the house has been listed for sale as a bank owned home, then speak to a lender and get pre-approved and find a Realtor to work with to make an offer. ... more
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Tom Manolas answered:
Your best bet would be to go to, which is the local newspaper and search for a one bedroom apartment, in the ads section, or go to Google or Bing. Canton has a variety of gym facilities available, and I am sure that you would be able to obtain an apartment near one. ... more
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Sat May 19, 2012
Stacey Mariani answered:
I can help you with that! There are many homes for rent in this area, but I do need more info from you, for example do you need to be in a certain area close proximity to a job or family member ? Please feel free to give me a call 330.265.0437 or email me at ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
David M. Childress answered:
We have great areas minutes from Akron/Canton with A rated school districts and at great prices right now. Our website offers easy searches for North Canton, Green, Uniontown, Hartville, Coventry, Jackson just to name a few nice areas to live. Thank you, David ... more
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Fri Sep 10, 2010
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
If you post a street address of MLS# any agent can tell you. Whatever you do... do NOT use the listing agent as your own. You need someone in your own corner not the sellers.

If you are looking at a realtytrack listing ignore it. Those are never really available at the price listed. ... more
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Jim Dvorovy answered:
Hello R_nof43 - Have you checked with the Massillon Federal Credit Union? They are actively advertising on WHBC radio for Home Equity Line Of Credit loans. I was a member there when I worked at the local steel mill, and I always valued their institution.

If you will send a private email to me, I can recommend a very competent mortgage loan originator that should be able to answer your specific technicality questions about the FHA Title I Loan Program you mentioned.

Jim Dvorovy, Realtor
Cutler Real Estate
Cell 330-685-4615
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Sat Mar 28, 2009
David M. Childress answered:
Hi Kristin, I don't know why you keep saying "hidden" fees, there are no hidden fees, as that is illegal. All costs have to be spelled out in advance to you. The earnest money ($500 or so) and inspection costs (@$275) are the only fees paid before closing. A good Realtor will guide you through the fun of buying a home at no cost to you. The seller pays all the Realtor fees!! ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
Voices Member answered:
Kristin, I think this is really good information about the steps in homebuying and will answer some of your questions...
I think this might help also.....

Here's where you can see if you might qualify for any of the current Gov. housing programs.¤tSubType=6
If you haven't seen your credit report and would like to view it, then this might interest you....
This will give you links to more information on the buying process and allow you to view some properties.
Good house hunting, Dunes
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
David M. Childress answered:
We have our own mortgage company with the lowest rates, so we could find your dream home and you could borrow from the same company. I am a Realtor so I cannot give you expert advice on the mortgage part. Contact Andy Milligan at 330-896-5225 and he will guide you through the process. Meanwhile, you may use my website to search for all homes in your area of interest. Its easy and fun. Thanks and good luck, Kristin. ... more
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