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Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
What is the best way to find out what agents sell the most homes in a particular area?
first of all, ask questions. ask what they will do to promote your home. Whether they list and sell a lot in your particular area may not play as big a role as you think. Would you rath ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 5, 2010 Home Buying in Helena
Ruth Nedoma,  in Pelham, AL
Ruth Nedoma answered:
why are these homes so low in price?
If you are asking about pelham,i know the school system in pelham is one of the best.Secondly,the house price may be so low because the house may have been on the market for a lon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 21, 2010 Home Buying in Pelham
Charita H Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Gardendale, AL
Charita H Cadenhead answered:
Can the seller keep our Earnest Money?
It sounds like you may be referring to the FHA/VA Amendatory Clause which serves as an addendum to the sales contract. The logic here is that your earnest money will be returned to you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2011 Home Buying in 35242
Steve Roake, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Steve Roake answered:
When selling a home; what is the number 1 thing you would do to boost traffic?
Going to answer your question with some questions... Are you listing with a Realtor? How much do you want to spend? Do you have time/money to spend marketing the home?

~85% of bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 9, 2010 Home Selling in Calera
Chad Edwards,  in Birmingham, AL
Chad Edwards answered:
I am a first time home buyer looking to buy a house in Pelham, Alabama (Shelby County). IS it customary for sellers to pay closing costs?
Closing costs can be negotiated in a contract. FHA will allow the seller to pay up to 6% of the sales price towards closing costs. Your first step should be getting in touch with a mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 29, 2015 Home Buying in 35124
Joan Congilo…, Real Estate Pro in Freehold, NJ
Joan Congilose answered:
We currently have two homes to be sold. One is a smaller 3 BR, 2 BA home in Helena and the other is a larger 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home in Hoover. Both
There is probably more of a market for a home with 3 Brs 2.5 Baths than a smaller one with just 3 Brs 2 Baths. Most likely the larger home will sell for more money & you'll hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Market Conditions in Helena
Ines De La C…, Real Estate Pro in Marlton, NJ
Ines De La Cruz answered:
I would like to know what amount of down payment an investor needs to have for a conventional loan on a foreclosure?
You can call the officer I use William De La Torre from Wells Fargo at cell8556-562-2286. He works within the whole US. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 2, 2009 Home Buying in 35124
Barry Lynn M…,  in Trussville, AL
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
My home appraised for $430,000 four years ago. What are homes selling for in my area now?
My website will give you instant comps in your area if you need more information let me know.

Barry Lynn Miller

Or you ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2009 Market Conditions in 35124
Jeff Jones, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, AL
Jeff Jones answered:
Can anyone recommend Title services and a closing attorney at a reasonable price?
Barry Logan @ Hometown Mortgage or Jim Brooks @ phm mortgage.Shan Paden Atty in Hoover or Chris Battles in Pelham.Call me for phone numbers!

Jeff Jones
jeffjon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 22, 2013 Home Buying in 35080
Brad Clement, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, AL
Brad Clement answered:
How can I find a home for rent in the oak mountain school district outside of birmingham, al?
You can go to the RealtySouth website at and click on the "Rental Properties" link on the left. This will bring you to AHI Properties that provides rental services.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 35242
Chantal Koni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Chantal Konicek answered:
do you have to have good credit to buy a house?
Your credit score impacts your ability to get a mortgage - and, hence for most, the ability to buy a house. Without needing a mortgage, credit doesn't come into play. However, for mos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Alabaster
Chad Beasley, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, AL
Chad Beasley answered:
What % appraisal increase can I expect in 1 year on an Alabaster home?
Unfortunately, in the current market average home prices in the Alabaster are down a little in the past year. I would not expect a new appraisal to come in any higher than one last year ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 5, 2011 Market Conditions in 35007
Bob Pace, Real Estate Pro in Riverhead, NY
Bob Pace answered:
I purchased my first home three-months ago, after I moved in I noticed that different areas of my house is
The first thing that needs to be clarified is the "suppose to be fix" in your description.Was this problem spelled out and documented as an issue to be taken care of ? Was the home insp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 14, 2012 Home Buying in Alabaster
John Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Orange City, FL
John Taylor answered:
Should I buy an old completely redone home in a great location over buying a newish home in a subdivision in?
Only you can answer that question. If the older home is completely redone it should be as good or better than the newish home. What location do you like best??
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 22, 2009 Home Buying in Montevallo
Vicki,  in 36507
Vicki answered:
We have a state income tax and we have a sales tax on groceries. That is a few of the ways that it evens out the taxes. I am sure there are other items that we are taxed on that some st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2011 Home Buying in 35242
Josh Ray,  in Birmingham, AL
Josh Ray answered:
Is anyone familar with Maple Ridge Subdivison in Alabaster? We looked at homes in Maple Ridge this past weeke
I live in Alabaster and I work with RE/MAX Southern Homes. Maple Ridge should be very nice. So far they have a couple great builders. The community will put an emphasis on co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2007 General Area in Alabaster, AL
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
What are the first steps of getting a home built? I looked at several web sites and none of them answered my
You might check out the book on our website Home Building Pitfalls. Go to, then click on new homes and then on the banner for the book.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2015 General Area in Alabaster
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