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Harrelljermyn asked:
My first felony was back in 1994 of December and it's been a total of 23 years 7 months
The second felony was in August 2008, where it has been a total of 9 years 6 months. I have…
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Yesterday at 7:49pm
Leonardatkins7855 answered:
Get with an Realtor like me , I can show you different areas to buy and lease out to potential tenants. Call me at 8327559259 lenard
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Yesterday at 7:37pm
Jasonshopsalot answered:
Sellers are normally hit up for 6% by Realtors as the going rate, Nationally. Same in Minnesota. Same in Oregon. Same in Houston. However, there are many companies that can do the Listing for you for MUCH LESS.

Some will list for as little as 1% to put your home in the Multiple Listing Service so all Agents and Buyers can look it up online and avoid feeling like they're taking their chances on some sketchy Seller doing a FSBO.

Listing Agents RARELY do Showings of the property for sale. The Buyer Agent usually does that. They just need the lockbox code in a timely fashion. THEY will want some Commission and you can offer whatever amount you like to make it compelling for them to bring a buyer to you.

If you need to be told what to ask for the property and what to take when an offer is made, then maybe you should pay 6% to a Listing Agent.

If you can make your own decisions, I'd ask them what, exactly, they DO for that money, because I find they have no idea how to make a Home Book with good photos, nor did they do anything Legally or otherwise that wasn't obvious.

IF you need help with the Contracts, the Listing Agent can do that for 1%, since they really don't DO hardly anything but look for Buyers and Sellers all day.

6% is absurd. Before Technology, it made sense to have someone who knew the area and had access to the information you needed to find the right place for you, or to get the word out that your house is for sale. That time is over. It's now verging on a scam.
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Yesterday at 6:57pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your title has a lien on it. Your buyers need a clean title (no liens). Therefore, the title company is correct. You need to pay off the $12,500. before your buyers can get a clean title. If you don't have the money, you can't sell the home. ... more
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Yesterday at 4:48pm
Sharae Robinson asked:
I am a teacher and a first time home buyer. I have heard of programs like hometown hero which helps teachers with down payments and closing cost/
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Yesterday at 7:11am
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you read the contract again and ask your realtor to assist you. She/he is paid to assist you.
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Yesterday at 6:56am
Anne_ashely answered:
From my personal experience so far regarding my credit profile,I earlier didn't know how about it was and when I knew I had foreclosures, cleared my student loan, collections,inquires, late payments and even over dues, I felt really bad because then it was late and the result of my bad credit affected my credit score which was about 379 and to get my loan approved I needed 700 and above, I sort for help from big credit repair companies, but they couldn't help me get my score where I wanted to be in the short period I need to get a loan to keep a roof over my child's head, till a lender introduced me to a repair man who has access to this credit companies who got my credit clean and also educated me about how to maintain my credit and maintain a really good score, ELITEREALHACK at GMAIL dot COM) is where ill refer anyone that needs a deadline fix on there credit .you can thank me later. ... more
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It's best to work with a local realtor to assist you.
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It's all negotiable. If it's a hot seller's market with many competing offers, then you probably can't get a deep discount. I would suggest that you discuss this with your realtor. That's what she/he is hired for. ... more
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Barbarabird77 answered:
My property has been damaged by my neighbour need there insurance details how do I find out as she isn't responding
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Sat Jun 24, 2017
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Wed Jun 21, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If it is a MLS number, you need to search in a MLS feed, not every site is associated with MLS
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Mon Jun 19, 2017
Mariobryant82 answered:
If you want to save money on your move,especially driving that big rental truck over a long distance, then moving yourself using moving containers might be your best option. Plus, it will save you money - container moving is often less expensive. ... more
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Fri Jun 16, 2017
Mary answered:

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Fri Jun 9, 2017
Stephaniebows asked:
I plan to build a house with a budget of 130,000, but market value will be 200,000 how much property taxes will they charge me in the neighborhood by East side of Houston tx
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