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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Kim Carolyn answered:
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Robert Bickel answered:
Hello HouseHunter,
The average cost to build depends on many factors such as size of building, style of building, style of foundation, type of heating system to be used, the purpose of the building (residental or commercial, loaction, cost of well(or hook to public), cost of septic (or hook up to public), cost of Power extensions, cost of natural gas extensions, and last but not least the cost of the property that the building is to be placed on.
There are many fine builders out here in the valley with some very appealing designs whom many of them you can find on their websites by doing a simple search.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Commissions are negotiable, and lower commissions are not uncommon. If you sold a house in 2005 for $200,000 at a 6% commission that salesman that listed it for you probably got about $3,300 to take home and pay 15%-20% taxes which left $2800 from which they paid dues, fees, and maybe advertising and gas for the car as well as insurance.

If they sold the house these days it might sell for $130,000 and at 6% commission they now have about $1823 after taxes, so we did take a reduction in commissions would you not agree?
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Robert Bickel answered:
Broker Courtesy Considered would normally mean that the seller whom is a for sale by owner would consider paying your licensed real estate representative (licensee) a commission for representing your interest in the transaction on the property. ... more
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Kimberly Kruchoski answered:
I believe it is possible. It really would depend on what you spend for the land, and who you get to build the cabin. New construction can actually be pretty competitive with existing homes. Then of course it depends on what amenities you want inside, what utilities you require and where they are, etc. Best case scenario, which is very possible, this could definately be pulled off. Just be sure you have good representation that is knowledgable in land and new construction to protect you and guide you through the process. It is definately a more involved process, and you need to make sure hyour Realtor understands it to best serve you. ... more
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
There are variations, but basically you and the seller have an agreement of price, time and general terms for the title of the home to change hands at a pre-determined time if you elect to complete the terms.
For example;
I will buy your home for $X00,000 dollars, pay you $Y,000 rent of which $X will be applied to my purchase as down payment. If I don't buy the house you get all of the rent.
If you complete the transaction you have some money saved up for down payment, the price is set at today’s value (hopefully it's gone up) and you've had the benefit of living in the home and knowing what you are getting.
This is a very simplistic example. You'll need more details worked out if you want to proceed. Talk to an agent who has done these or have your agreement drafted by an attorney.
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Fri May 1, 2015
Robert Bickel answered:
Hello Kricher,
Are you looking to buy? Maybe I can help.
Most of the home builders that are still building are not to flexible.
If you are trying to build your own design then it really starts piling on cost because they need to run plans thur their drafter so the crews can do their jobs.
However if you wanting a new construction home of their design depending on the builder and who you use as your Realtor or if you decide to negotiate yourself (not recommended) there may be some room to negotiate for your best buy.
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Like many things in life, there are good people and unfortunately bad ones. Lease to own is commonly done by sellers who are unsuccessful at getting their price on a conventional sale and by buyers who are unable to qualify for financing currently.
There are lots of pitfalls to watch out for, but opportunities too. Find a local agent with experience dealing with these, don't be a guinea pig. Review all your documentation very carefully and make sure you understand the terms and are in agreement with all of them. Best of luck.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Beth Fread answered:
Yes, the link below will take you to a home that is owner financed and under $100K.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Marty Van Diest answered:
Is this question directed to Alaska?

If so, you might want to check out that the is the MLS website for more than 1/2 the listings in Alaska.

Or contact me through my website ... more
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Dawn Sofich answered:
Yes there is Breck.

In Palmer there are some nice 55+ condo's. If you would like I will send you more information.

Dawn M. Sofich

Dawn M. Sofich-Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, SRES
Wasilla, Dynamic Properties
Direct (907) 355-5153
Fax (866) 738-7868
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