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Home Buying in North Carolina : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 9, 2013
Eddie Grindstaff answered:
Zillow as well as alot of other sites don't update very often. The new Burke County assessments should have been mailed to the address they have on file for you last week. If your home is listed with a Realtor there is a chance that when your Realtor enters the new tax value in the MLS it will be picked up by alot of the other websites. The new assessments are supposed to reflect the current market value of your property based on comparable sales in the area. Spoke with the man in charge of the tax revaluation on Thursday and he said on average values in Burke County dropped about 9% ... more
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Thu May 15, 2014
Bennett J. White answered:
Although there are many rental properties in our area, you seldom ever see a "rent to own" being offered. There are many reasons for this. One of the main reasons is the fact that most sellers in our area still owe money on the listed property and can't qualify for another mortgage on their new home while you are "renting to own" their old home.

If you will contact me, I'll help you find a lender that can work with your individual situation. You can purchase a home in this area cheaper than you can rent one!
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Abby Nelson answered:
I am glad to see you are asking lots of questions. I would ask the lender first and foremost if his/her company actually funds the loan. Lots of times I have seen brokers get to closing and then we are waiting and waiting to close. All they have to say is it is out of their hands. There are several types of loan products out there. I only know of one company in Charlotte who really knows how to do a FHA 203k loan. I would get prequalified based upon income and credit and then decide which product based upon the house. Give me a call or email me and lets talk more.

Abby Nelson
704-890-1860
abbynelson@bellsouth.net
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
stevensamonsky answered:
I don't know if it is back with the bank or not. There is a Food Lion about 11 miles at HWY 17 and Elizabeth City is about a 30 min. drive. Everything you asked about is there. The house does need carpet and minor repairs inside and outside. It appears to be partly in the flood plain. Google Perquimans county gis. It sits far back on the lot and wave action does appear to splatter the back. The lot needs to be tapered so the water drain away from the house. The S/D does have some kind of road or bridge issue. It is not what I would consider move in ready. $10 or $15 thousand would certainly put it is very good condition. Consider it you buy it you have an hour drive to get to even a Wal Mart and back. The local law enforcement said the area is very quite and little crime. There are only a few homes built so you will have to import friends. It has an excellent dock , boat ramp, and club house.
In as is condition in the present economy the home ( in my opinion) is worth $250k to $325k. If you are driving everyday to Elizabeth City it is worth less. If you are retired and love the water it is worth more.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Ed & Sheila Rudolph answered:
Many homeowners do have pools and we have a search criteria that will allow us to pull only properties that have pools. As far as community pools many home owners like the idea of turning the maintenance over to someone else.

Let me know and will send you a list of homes that have pools. 910-620-7206

Ed

Remember - Rudolph "Nose" Real Estate!
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Find an agent that is experienced in short sales so that they know what questions to ask the listing agent. What you do not know can mean the difference between having your offer accepted versus waiting for many, many months and possibly never getting an answer from the bank. ... more
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Jake Forbes answered:
Below is a link to the school system here in Perquimans County. I do not have any children, but most parents of clients I talk to are satisfied with the schools.

http://www.pcs.k12.nc.us/ ... more
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Charleen Newsome answered:
Hi Joyce

I looked up properties see if there was a home in the price range of 144 Harris Farm Rd that fit your criteria in Mooresville,Cornelius,Davidson,Terrell, Sherills Ford, Statesville etc areas. Unfortunately I was not successful, That is not to say that there will not be one in the near future. I would be delighted to speak with you and get more details on exactly you are looking for and set you up to receive any new properties that come on the market.

If you have more questions or would like to broaden your search area/criteria Please feel free to give me a call at 704-658-5145 and together we may be able to find you that dream home you are searching for.

I look forward to hearing from you


Charleen Newsome
Broker/Realtor®
Lake Norman Realty Inc
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Shirley Kelley answered:
I would be happy to send these, but it would be easier to send to your personal email. If that's okay, send me your email to: shirleykelley@kw.com

Shirley
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Andy Matejka answered:
Monica,

This modular is eligible for 100% USDA RD loan. Are you eligible?

Call me or apply securely online. I am licensed to originate anywhere in NC.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Brenda Haney answered:
Hi Takisha,

Try contacting:

PrimeLending - Don Waters
919-795-5622 or 919-550-0902
dwaters@primelending.com

Let him know Brenda Haney sent you. He may be able to assist you or offer suggestions to help you improve your credit score.

Once you get approved come see me to help you find your new home.

Brenda Owens Haney
HomeTowne Realty Clayton East
919-271-9654
brendahaneyhtr@nc.rr.com
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Sure you can. As soon as you get a non-contingent offer on your house you can then write an offer as non-contingent on a property here. Start speaking with a local lender to get a preapproval and find a Realtor to start getting listings from. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Andy Matejka answered:
Believe it or not, it's the type of credit that you have open and active that make the biggest and best impact on your score. It's highly recommended that you pay credit cards down to less than 30% of their limit in order to maximize your score!

The medical bill can be addressed later. What about your current account histories?
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
It appears active because the sites you see it on are slow to update sometimes. The agents have up to the minute knowledge and they are sharing it with you. Here is an example:

Let's say I have a listing on a house and another agent brings me an offer that my seller counters and we go back and forth with offers. All this time the house is still active and listed as such. Let's say there are 4 owners that inherited the house, all must agree and all must sign. Let's say the buyer finally gets out of the low ball mode and makes a good offer that is agreed to by the sellers. It is still active because not all the signatures are signed yet. The paperwork goes to seller #1 and they will pass it to #2 and then to #3 and then to #4. All that time the listing remains as active because the signatures are not all signed yet and until they are we can't change the status to under contract. But if I get a call from an agent asking about the house I will tell them they can show it, but it is basically under contract and they won't want to waste time showing it. ... more
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Kathleen Turner answered:
Charlotte is definitely a dog friendly city! I have two dogs myself. We have a number of dog parks here. Charlotteans love their dogs and you will see folks hanging out with their dogs all over.

As far as transportation goes, check out the Charlotte Area Transit (CATS) link http://www.disability-rights.org/Cats/STS.htm. CATS works closely with the community to provide public transportation to all citizens, including those, like yourself, with special needs. Hopefully, this link will be helpful to you.

As far as the cost of living here in Charlotte, you are correct that Realtors cannot stear you to particular neighborhoods. Generally speaking though, you will find that the neighborhoods closest to uptown will be the most expensive and South Charlotte tends to be more expense than North Charlotte. With everything though, there are exceptions to every rule!

Best of luck with your move; I wish you all the best!

Kathleen Turner, ABR, CRS, ePro
Keller Williams Realty
KathleenTurnerRealty@gmail.com
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Dennis Bailey answered:
Here is the description of RO from Shelby's Uniform Development Ordinance:
"The RO Residential-Office District is primarily intended to accommodate high density multifamily residences; offices; public and institutional; business, professional, and personal services; and limited support retail businesses. Permitted residential uses include single-family detached dwellings, modular homes, apartments, townhomes, and condominiums. Public water and sewer service is generally available in areas zoned as RO. One of the objectives of this district is to encourage land uses that serve as an adequate buffer between intensive nonresidential uses and residential uses."

The key words for your question are: Permitted residential uses include single-family detached dwellings...
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Mark Pelshak answered:
Sorry but this home is under contract. If you email me, I can send you a list of home that are similar to this one and in the same pricepoint. I have helped many clients in this particular area of town.


/Mark
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Dex Hubbard Sr. answered:
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Sonya Leonard answered:
I am not sure why they are not showing in Trulia but our local MLS shows 6 photos. Email me and I will send you the link so that you can view them. sonya@sonyaleonardhomes.com
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