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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Jerry Long answered:
If you have good credit, several of the local banks will. I would try Alliance, Kaw Valley, Capital City. They will probably want 30% down for an investment loan, unfortunately. If you are solid solid solid and have plenty of assets, I would talk with Mark Ault at Alliance Bank. He'll look at the whole picture rather than try and fit you into a mold. Hope this helps. ... more
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
You want advice from a government or non-profit entity?? I am guessing you are looking for Uncle Santa Sam. Good luck, don't fall for any scams they throw at you. It if sounds to good to be true, it won't be. ... more
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Neva Smith answered:
Looks like Truilia has the wrong pics here is the place: our listings get pulled out to so many websites it kinda gets out of our control but let me know if me or my associates can help you. ... more
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Neva Smith answered:
I think it will be hard - best bet for that price range and your credit score - would be to try your or another local bank/lender. Good luck!
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
You can call your Realtor and have him or her upload your home onto the MLS where it will be posted onto Trulia.
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Cara Dale Coppedge asked:
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Cara Dale Coppedge asked:
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Cozy Home Rental answered:
Have you checked our website? will be doing some updates Friday.
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
I'm sure that Lawyers have a name for things like this;

It seems that the first one to tell a lie, is the one who gets believed.
and if the liar is in a position of authority, so much the better.

Now, you have the obligation of arguing or answering the charge.
I guess you could always ignore it, and wait to see what they do.

Remembering that they are in a position of authority, they might try to force you or the scooter out, possibly by a lawsuit, or other legal remedy.

This is an example of the abuses that you can find with HOA's;
and why some people are so negative about them.

Is it worth consulting an Attorney before this foments?
you may have to decide.

Also, with the handwriting on the wall; is this a portent of many things to come?
Does anyone want to live in this kind of envionment?
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Roy Lhanie answered:
From my experience, if there are no offers for 1 month they will drop it anywhere from 10-20,000 dollars depending on the property.
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Aeva You might want to check with your listing realtor before making any changes to your house. Have them check to see which way your home would have more market value. Typically a 4 bedroom home is worth much more than a 3 bedroom home. ... more
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
With a VA loan, you can get 100% financing. However, by putting money down, that would increase the total amount of home you could buy.

I'm not a loan officer, so I can't even start to give you specifics. However, just working very crudely with your numbers: If you plan on paying $700 a month, assuming a 4% interest rate, 30 year fixed loan, that would cover the principle and interest on a $146,623 mortgage. (Recognize that in addition to principle and interest, there are also the property taxes and insurance.) If you put $15,000 down, that would mean you could buy a $161,623 home and end up with that $146,623 mortgage that would take $700 a month.

Again, there are a variety of other factors that come into play. (Good credit score, though. Congratulations on that!) But a real rough answer is that you might be able to look at homes up to about $160,000.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Vicki Trembly answered:
Call me!!! what is the address? I can look it up and see what the procedure is...

Vicki Trembly
Coldwell Banker Griffith and Blair
785 245408\
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
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Tue Jul 19, 2011
Patrick Anderson answered:
Hi Maryjane.
The house at 518 SE Rice Road is still an active listing.
The price has been reduced from 99,000 to 49,500.
Please let me know if you would like me to arrange for us to tour the house.
The listing sheet says it needs a lot of work and will be a short sale (i.e. will sell for less than the seller owes on the house).
This could mean a delay in the buying process.
Patrick Anderson
Remax Associates of Topeka
See all Topeka area listings at
Email me at
785-608-6561 cell
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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Vicki Trembly answered:
Hi Maryjane,

Foreclosure and Rent to own are two completely different animals

Foreclosure is a bank own property that will have to be paid for prior to occupation.

Rent to own is... well paying rent with the understanding that someday you will own the property. The seller usually requires a large down payment and a higher percentage rate than a bank will require.

I'd be happy to help you if you could share some more information with me. Please feel free to email me with and we'll chat.
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Wed Jun 1, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
First, the gov't does not have foreclosures, banks and lenders will do any foreclosing. Homes in foreclosure are not often cleaned, not the ones I have seen. Once the foreclosure process is over and the house is resold at public auction, then it will be owned by someone or some thing like the bank. At this point the gov't could get the house back, this would then be a fannie mae or other gov't division that owns it. It is not longer a foreclosure, but could be called a previously foreclosed home. ... more
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Vicki Trembly answered:
Hello, Not sure from you question and your handle if you are wanting To Rent? or to Buy?

Can you be more specific?
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