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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Sneha Shah answered:
The builder that you are looking for, is Orleans Homebuilder, and I can send you the exact floor plan that you are referencing via email.
As a quick reference, when buying or building a new home - always have representation from a knowledgeable realtor well-versed in reading plans, and understanding architectural designs on your side - negotiating on your behalf. Many builders will have a Realtor on site, hired by the builder to represent them - who will have a fiduciary duty to the builder, NOT YOU. They may try to control all aspects and services involved in the purchase to increase their profits.The unsuspecting buyer may think it is part of the process when in reality it is not. I am a realtor with a degree in architecture and have also run my construction company in the past several years, and can help with new home purchases. I look forward to helping you find that perfect dream plan! ... more
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Mon May 13, 2013
Jamie Ashley Leggett answered:
I will take a look for you. They are few and far between, they also go really fast. Please feel free to call me tomorrow. 704-650-6345, www.WaxhawRealEstate.com
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Mon May 6, 2013
Abby Nelson answered:
Depending on size and rental amount....the rental market is great. Give me a call or email with any questions or if you neede property management.


Abby Nelson
Abbynelson@bellsouth.net
704.890.1860
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
cherri strome answered:
I know of a 4bd rental in Lawson but that si Cuthbertson school district.
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Ben Bowen answered:
There have been 1334 new homes built in Waxhaw since January 1, 2007. I hope this helps!

Ben Bowen
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good afternoon, Pokie:
There are 71 homes in Waxhaw that are located on over 2 acres: http://goo.gl/noVUd If you would like to see inside any of these, please call me. Or, if this is not what you are looking for, please contact me and I can research and provide more specific information If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. Id be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Mon Nov 10, 2014
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good morning, Karen:
There is a good summary of Chinese drywall that had the problems on Inspectapedia. If you are have a rotten egg smell, corrosion and other problems, the best thing to do would be to get an expert to review. If you appreciate an answer, please give "thumbs up". For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a "best answer" click. ... more
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Jamie Ashley Leggett answered:
Yes, you could do this, however it can cause issues with the appraisal, if you request items past appliances. A separate request and bill of sale makes for a smoother process.
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Fri Jan 10, 2014
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:
What price point are you in? E-mail me directly, I know of some good areas and properties that may meet what you need.

John Siddons
John.Siddons@prucarolinas.com
704-458-1843
www.searchcharlotte.com
www.johnsiddons.com
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Patrick Fields answered:
Absolutely! Regardless of the location, there are few exections nationally where the real estate market for new construction will not tolerate negotiation of sales price. Your chances are poor however, if you are inexperienced and going it alone - without an agent to represent your interests.

You will want to assess the builders volume of inventory and the average time it is taking for homes to sell in the subject community. The more inventory on hand and the longer it is taking to sell that inventory, the greater the opportunity for negotiating price, and/ or upgrades.
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Nathan Wolf answered:
I have a buyer client that has been waiting for over 4 months!

The time it takes is dependent on 1) The Bank Involved; 2) The Listing Agent or Negotiator.

I list pre-Negotiated Short Sales. Those usually close much more quickly-- usually within 30 days. But if the Seller did not start the process until you made your offer, it could take several more months.

I have one in Waxhaw that is about to be listed for $40,000 less than the previous sales price. When they are pre-negotiated, the seller has already gone to the bank and made the necessary paperwork and taken the time to ensure that the price the advertise can actually be accepted by the Bank. Then when they advertise it, the time it takes for the Bank to sign is already several months ahead of schedule.

Sounds like yours is not a pre-negotiated Short Sale.

Your agent should have had you sign a "Short Sale Addendum" . In the Short Sale Addendum it answers many of the questions that Buyer and Sellers have related to the special conditions of a Short Sale.

Remember, you are asking the Bank to accept LESS than the Seller owes to the Bank. They are in NO hurry to make this happen.

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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Nathan Wolf answered:
I have a buyer client that has been waiting for over 4 months!

The time it takes is dependent on 1) The Bank Involved; 2) The Listing Agent or Negotiator.

I list pre-Negotiated Short Sales. Those usually close much more quickly-- usually within 30 days. But if the Seller did not start the process until you made your offer, it could take several more months.

I have one in Waxhaw that is about to be listed for $40,000 less than the previous sales price. When they are pre-negotiated, the seller has already gone to the bank and made the necessary paperwork and taken the time to ensure that the price the advertise can actually be accepted by the Bank. Then when they advertise it, the time it takes for the Bank to sign is already several months ahead of schedule.

Sounds like yours is not a pre-negotiated Short Sale.

Your agent should have had you sign a "Short Sale Addendum" . In the Short Sale Addendum it answers many of the questions that Buyer and Sellers have related to the special conditions of a Short Sale.

Remember, you are asking the Bank to accept LESS than the Seller owes to the Bank. They are in NO hurry to make this happen.

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If this answered your question, give me a "BEST ANSWER" or "THUMBS UP"! That way other readers will know I'm giving good advice. Thanks!
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If you have more questions: post them, email them, or call me: 704-858-2345.
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Diana Gardner answered:
There are different flood hazard zone designations. Zones AE and A1-A30 are the flood insurance rate zones that correspond to the 100 year floodplains that are determined in the Flood Insurance Study. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply to these zones. When purchasing a house, your insurance company may require an elevation certificate before issuing a policy to determine the zone. Ask your real estate agent or your insurance agent for more information. You can also go online to floodsmart.gov to learn more. ... more
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Sat Aug 17, 2013
Marie Souza Team answered:
Time to contact a few local agents directly & pick their brains about building, pricing & location.
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Fri Dec 9, 2011
Bill & Cyndi Daves answered:
Mama - You don't say if you have a Buyer's Agent representing you or not. If so, have him/her (or you if you don't have one) contact the listing agent and ask for verification that your offer was submitted as well as the date and time that it was done. Many lender/sellers utilize asset managers to facilitate the management of their non-performing assets. These asset managers typical use a web-based portal to track data, information, offers, counter-offers, etc. The agent should be able to make a screen shot of the web page and provide that to you.

Real estate agents are required to present all offers. Does this mean they do? Unfortunately, no. If you determine that the offer was not presented, you should speak with your agent if you have one, or a real estate attorney if you do not, and determine what recourse might be available to you.

Best wishes!
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Keith Beavon answered:
I am NOT a pro. I DID read though that the banks don't want to issue a fixed rate loan on any house for more than the market value, which sounds likely. What that means is that if the house is under-water, they won't issue a mortgage for more than the going market price. So the owner would be forced to put up the difference in cash between the unpaid balance of the old mortgage and what amount the bank wants to invest in the house. ... more
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Fri Oct 14, 2011
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Thu Sep 29, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider a test run, that way you can determine if the commute is feasible for you...
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Tue Aug 23, 2011
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Mike,

Contact a local Realtor about doing a Short Sale. Most lenders will postpone the Trustee Sale/Auction if you get a realistic offer submitted to them for their approval. Since your sale date if fast approaching, you should contact a Realtor as soon as possible (today).

Good luck.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
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