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Home Buying in North Carolina : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 25, 2013
stephen webber answered:
Hi Sonya
Yes there is quicker way and more effective. Find a lender and loan officer who work with USDA loans. The process of comunicating with USDA will drag out to the point of acute frustration.
Finding lenders who are practiced and set up with USDA is not an easy task. Many of the loan officers will say they have the experience but do not. Many will try to discourage you. USDA is a fantastic loan so stay on it.
You will find some helpful articles on USDA and selecting lenders/loan officers on Your-Road-Home.com. The article Consultation Interviewing Loan Officers will also serve you.
My advice if I may, gather information, gather information.
Also, after you have gatherd your info, there are loan officers in you area offering their services on Trulia. Be sure the lender you choose is in your area.
Best of Luck, Stephen
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Kraig Marquis answered:
One of the most important aspects of ownership is that you never have to worry if you will have a slip in the future. Another feature of ownership over leasing is the potential for appreciation over time. Ownership, however, still comes with exenses above and beyond purcahse price - maintenance fees, insurance, property taxes, etc. If you know you will be an active boater for years to come, owning a slip may be a great option. There are some values, even foreclosures, you can take advantage of right now. Please let me know if I can help in any way. ... more
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Rebecca 'bulmer' Shay answered:
Sometimes, the data is pulled from various websites, that have similar information, but they may not all get updated at the same time. That is were the conflict lies! I hope this was helpful.

Rebecca Shay
http://www.buyahousekansas.com
Have a Blessed Day!
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Angel Smith answered:
Hi Steven - Please email me criteria for what you would consider a "smart property" and I will certainly share them with you as I find them. www.findhomesinmooresvillenc.com angelsmith@kw.com ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Irina Bennett answered:
Many buyers I worked with ask the same question. Since, I do not live in all of the neighborhoods I get questions about, so I can not give the up to date info on all of the areas of the Triangle, so I suggest my clients to call local police department (not 911) and ask for the print out of the latest (usually 30 days) activity report for the area of their interest.
I hope it will help you to find out all the info you are looking for.
Irina Bennett
Your Real Estate Connection!
(919) 868-1040
www.Trianglehomeowner.com
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Irina Bennett answered:
Many buyers I worked with ask the same question. Since, I do not live in all of the neighborhoods I get questions about, so I can not give the up to date info on all of the areas of the Triangle, so I suggest my clients to call local police department (not 911) and ask for the print out of the latest (usually 30 days) activity report for the area of their interest.
I hope it will help you to find out all the info you are looking for.
Irina Bennett
Your Real Estate Connection!
(919) 868-1040
www.Trianglehomeowner.com
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Hi Shannellyabrodie,

Well, much depends on whether the complex is approved for certain types of loans and what sort of financing is acceptable to the seller. However, here are some scenarios 1) FHA loan you will need to put down 3.5% but the complex must be FHA approved and the seller willing to accept this type of financing 2) If you're a veteran, you can get a VA loan with zero down 3) Conventional financing of 20% down 4) Lastly, there are many types of loan programs with as little down as 5%,10% or 15%.

I would suggest contacting a lender in your area and discussing all the various loan options with them to find out which one would work best for you.

Good luck with your house hunting!

Barbara Grandolfo
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Jeff Monfils answered:
You are going to get inundated with replies. I have a big "Network" of trades and brokers to filter through and could match you up to the right
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Linda Cromartie answered:
Everything is negotiable; however, the North Carolina Offer To Purchase provides for a Due Diligence Period during which the buyer must make all inspections. The seller expects a non- refundable fee in return. This fee does go into the buyer's closing funds. There is also the traditional earnest money deposit which is refunded if the buyer gives notice that he is not going ahead with the purchase before the end of the Due Diligence Period ... more
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
JANET SHER answered:
You will know where you want to live when you find the "right" home. Sometimes it is a difficult decision as to location, especially if you are torn among those towns, but in many cases, the house can be the selling point of decision.

As far as safe neighborhoods are concerned, crime is committed everywhere at times, unfortunately. You can look at the websites regarding crime stats and I can help you with this. We realtors are told to explain to home buyers that with schools, buyers must be aware that school assignment has been a concern and with redistricting, it is sometimes a problem. Never purchase a home solely because it is within a specific school district. The school districts change and even though your home is within a school assignment while you are living there does not mean it will continue to be the same schools the following school year.

If you are seriously considering to purchase a home, allow me to assist you in finding the "right" home for your needs and the rest will follow. I have been in the real estate profession for many years and
I understand the concerns you have. My experience, knowledge and empathy goes a long way to counsel you along the way.

You may either send me email to discuss further at: janetsher@gmail.com or you may call me
(919) 599-7486 Mobile. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Janet Sher - Broker/Consultant
Raleigh Cary Realty
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Gina Blalock answered:
Harrington Grove has a nice playground, however, they do have a pool and tennis court. The pool and tennis courts are adjoining the playground and they are membership only. You do not have to be a member to go to the playground. This neighborhood has sidewalks and walking trails. Call for more information. Gina Blalock, Fonville Morisey 919-302-6383 ... more
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Josh Miller answered:
Are you looking to make a transaction dealing with these properties? I'm happy to help.

Feel free to give me a call or shoot me a text at 336.215.8019.

Josh Miller
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Sun Jan 8, 2017
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:
Hi Joce!

Welcome to Charlotte! Email me directly with a bit more information about your move. Charlotte is a very fragmented/spread out city, so let me know a bit more about the lifestyle/community type you want, as well as if you will need to be near a certain area. Will you need to be close to work, and if so, where is it located?

Hope to help!

John Siddons
john.siddons@prucarolinas.com
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Fri May 10, 2013
Ralph Hoover answered:
I have a friend who has a condo near Wake Forest and it is the best looking condo in the development. So close you can walk to Wake Forest. It is fully furnished with 2 BR, 2 Full Baths, kitchen, Family Room with gas fireplace. Deck overlooking wooded area.He will sell it fully furnished.
Call Ralph Hoover at 336-406-8686 or email rhoover1@triad.rr.com. Send email address and I will send you photos of the condo. The area of this condo is resendial with retirement areas around. Easy access to Silas Creek Pkwy Which gives you access to all the city of Winston-Salem. The development consist of students, professors and others who work in the city. This would be an excellent condo to buy and to rent to students at Wake Forest. The investment is potential is great.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Brenda Cleek answered:
The agent you are working with should be able to find this out for you and you can always check with your attorney on the home you are planning to purchase.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Amy Baker answered:
Hello Mrs. Davis,

I would love to speak to you and your husband to get the process started. We can starting working towards getting you pre-qualified for a home loan and start seeing what homes are available in the areas you like.

Most of my buyer's are first timers so I am very familiar with some of the questions that you will have.

Feel free to call/text/email.

Amy Baker
Allen Tate Realtors
704-258-1459
Amy.Baker@allentate.com
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Victoria Bourg answered:
I would love to help. How much land do you want and how much are you looking to spend?
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Lexie Longstreet answered:
I think that is almost impossible to find... There are not many homes in Myers Park that are less than 5 years old. And If they are the land cost would be almost as much as $400K especially if it was built 5 years ago. Lots at that time were going for about $400 - 500K. If someone built a house within the last 5 years in MP they would build a home that's cost would be 4 times land cost. So - this is why I say that would be impossible to find.

If you want a nice new brick home they are building some off Woodlawn Road. You won't have Myers Park Schools but it is only a couple miles away from Myers Park and has what you are looking for in your budget.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
The best way is to reach out to a local Realtor in that area that has some experience and ask them questions.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Anne Dennis answered:
Hi Bill,
I live in Cary and the train tracks run behind my house. They are infrequent. When we moved here, we were worried about same, and its been a non-issue. Now, for other houses, if they are quite near the tracks, it would be reason not to live there because even though infrequent, some homes are so close that it wakes people up and rattles the windows! Do you know how far behind the home the tracks are for this home? You can email me directly at annefdennis@gmail.com :) ... more
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