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Yesterday at 12:32am
Diane Velasquez answered:
I am looking a place that I have a voucher section8 and I am looking for 2 bedrooms for me and my son and my grandson too but I try looking a place every where but I need to move before I don't want loss my section 8 this is my first time to be in my program with my section 8 and I like good condition and good neighbor to live and clean but please help us to find a place that accept section 8. But is hard for me to find because my credit score is low and I am Harding of hearing and my son try help me get a place and I need right way because my son need get surgery hernia and I working and I get social security disability month too but I need help me get a home for me and my son please is not easy to find a place for me I love to live in Suffolk or Long Island ny thank you 631-565-4405 My son phone ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
AmieDignan answered:
Dispute with the bureaus. See the link below regarding credit myths. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Amie Dignan
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Tue Feb 14, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
If you want to buy in the next 2 months it's time to talk to a mortgage broker. You need to get pre-approved to have weight behind any offer that you make. You don't know when you are going to find the perfect place for you and in this market you're not going to want to wait around until you get your financing approved in order to make that offer. Additionally your mortgage broker will be able to thoroughly look through your finances and tell you anything that you should take care of in the 2 months until you buy. I can help you to make a game plan to continue taking relevant steps to be able to not only find the property that you want but to close in the time frame that best suits you. I also have a few great recommendations for mortgage brokers. Feel free to reach out. ... more
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Tue Feb 14, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
Have you previously invested in commercial property? Are you intending on managing the commercial or residential property by yourself or have a management company do it for you? I would be happy to help you with investment strategies. I have come across more than a few great deals while working with other clients that were looking for properties to live in instead of rent out. ... more
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Tue Feb 14, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
I can help you find investors to purchase your property. Feel free to contact me with more details on the home.
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
Gaspar or yvette asked:
I am looking to rent a home under my Section 8 voucher. Prefer 3 - 4 bdrm 2 bathroom. Lived at my place for 11 years but owner is now selling. We are humble quiet adults, looking for…
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
I would be happy to take you on a showing but I would need to know what unit you're referring to and I would like to talk to you about your needs first.
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
That depends not only on the landlord but what you are asking about. Are you just looking for a showing or have you already submitted an application?
Fun Fact: You can likely buy for the price of a rental in Chicago Lawn/West Lawn. There are also down payment assistance programs to help you reduce closing costs.

Andrew Carpenter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
KoenigRubloff Realty Group
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
Unfortunately I don't believe that exists. It's not quite that simple. Are you looking for an investment property or your primary residence?
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
Sure thing, I would need to know a few things to start. Is there a neighborhood you are interested in? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? Are you going to be driving, do you need a parking space or is street parking ok with you? If not is it important to be near METRA, CTA train or bus stops? Do you have pets? When are you looking to move in? I also need to know what you are looking to budget for your housing every month. ... more
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
We can't see what unit you are asking about. If you let me know I would be happy to work with you to represent you and help you with this and all of your real estate questions.
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
Unfortunately it wold take over $200k down to get into that range of monthly payments.
If you don't have that kind of money to put down there are likely some very nice condos in the neighborhood you are looking at that could fit your budget better.

Andrew Carpenter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
KoenigRubloff Realty Group
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
If there is a written, executed contract then no. They can't cancel. If it's just a verbal acceptance - yes. Everything needs to be reduced to writing in order to create a binding contract.

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Tue Feb 7, 2017
Greenroadking answered:
I'm thinking of buying a home in lockport Ill 60441. What percentage is used for taxes in Will county .
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