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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Rhett Winslow answered:
Greetings
check to see if there is a local real estate investors club in your area. there you can find agents, investors, lenders & contractors (typically with connections) who will be eager to work with you.

take care

regards
Rhett Winslow
Real Estate Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker Boca Raton

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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Sandy Curtis answered:
If you are the buyer and paying the inspector, yes, you should go to the inspection. Trying to decipher what is inspected and recommended vs being there and have it pointed out to you so that you understand completely, I find it easier to understand when you are present ... more
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
dave answered:
stallworth drive is located in mecklenburg County. In fact, if you have a charlotte address you are in mecklenburg county.

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
Cell:704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
www.davedicecco.com
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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Andy Matejka answered:
Do you have continuous employment?

Banks won't approve you for a mortgage without proving stability of employment and income.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good evening.
Charlotte winters are short and generally cool, beginning in December as daytime temperatures fall steadily with Dec-Mar averages ranging 41 to 51°F. Charlotte is protected by the Appalachian Mountains on the western end of the state and cold fronts from Canada and the Gulf of Mexico rarely make it past these tall mountains. On nights during Charlotte's winter months, residents can experience periods of frosty weather and infrequent snow flurries of a few inches which rarely settle, melting within a few days. While the annual average snowfall is 5.5 inches, somewhat more frequent are ice storms and sleet mixed in with rain - "wintery mix" as the news terms it.

The average annual daytime temperatures in Charlotte are around 71°F (21°C). Charlotte's mild climate (Köppen subtropical climate Cfa) has four distinct seasons and is characterized by mild winters, balmy summer evenings and long periods of sunny weather with about 40 inches of rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout the year. It is a great place to live - mild winters and not as humid as Florida. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Michael Bowman answered:
Hi Kelly!

I sure do hope you and your husband move here! Charlotte is an amazing city, and is only growing!

The packages that new builders are offering for new construction are as advertised! Typically the price you see online will be the base price (which includes the finished, livable home, microwave, stove, blinds, etc) and you can do a few additions in there. Just count on adding between $5-$10k in the purchase price for all the sweet additions you would want! But overall, it isn't a gimmick or a bait and switch.

If you would like, shoot me an email or call/text me and I will send you some ideas as to what I'm talking about. Look forward to working for you :)

Michael Bowman
Benham Real Estate Group
704-490-5644
Mbowman@benhamrealestate.com
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Amy Baker answered:
Hello,

If the seller already initiated the deed in lieu process, they may not be able to stop it. It really depends on where exactly they are in the process and if the seller is willing to work with you as far as contacting their lender/foreclosure attorney to stop/delay the process.

My best advice is to get in contact with a real estate attorney who can advise you on the foreclosure process.

Amy Baker
Allen Tate Realtors
704-258-1459
Amy.Baker@allentate.com
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Wed May 8, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
All the time.

At least get competing quotes.

One caveat: Beware of online lenders. Some are good. Some aren't. But there's often less accountability than if the lender is down the block and you can physically visit. ... more
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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Melissa Goss answered:
If there is an agent present showing your home it is not at all necessary. Any questions the buyers may have will go through their agent back directly to you.

Not only that, speaking from a buyers point of view, when I was looking at homes for myself to purchase, sometimes the owners of some homes would follow me around making it uncomfortable and crowded in smaller rooms. It became an overkill, with the owner throwing every bit of information down my throat, when I never asked for it in the first place and it frustrated me.

If you are home for the showings, just sit back and let them look around with their agent. If they have questions, just be present to answer them.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi Essam,

Here are some homes which may fit your criteria, though I recommend that you follow up with their agents to ask about your Section 8 voucher.

http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Rochester,NY/3p_beds/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/

Good luck with your search!

Andrew
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
dave answered:
I am familiar with foreclosures, the areas you are looking in and work seven days a week. please feel free to either e-mail me back or call me at 704-519-7895

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
Cell:704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
www.davedicecco.com
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Abby Nelson answered:
The internet is not always correct in reporting the foreclosures. I live in the Ballantyne area and at the moment I am not seeing a lot of foreclosures. If you are referring to commute time to uptown Charlotte, you are looking at about 20-30 minutes in traffice. Give me a call or email me. Would love to tell you more about the area.

Abby Nelson
704-890-1860
abbynelson@bellsouth.net
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Michael Bowman answered:
The best way to find out information about the crime in a community, is to contact the local police department. Unfortunately, as real estate agents, we are limited as to what we can and cannot say about crime, safety, etc.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me!

Michael Bowman
NC License # 271936
704-490-5644
Mbowman@benhamrealestate.com

Thanks!
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Michael Bowman answered:
The best way to find out information about the crime in a community, is to contact the local police department. Unfortunately, as real estate agents, we are limited as to what we can and cannot say about crime, safety, etc.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me!

Michael Bowman
NC License # 271936
704-490-5644
Mbowman@benhamrealestate.com

Thanks!
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:
You would have to look at the courthouse in the county records. If you'd like help finding luxury homes with pools, I can certainly help you. Email me directly.

John Siddons
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Do the swimming pools need to be usable or do you want to know all without the limiter of being usable?
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good afternoon, Mike:
The process of patenting land in North Carolina was not complex. Anyone wanting to patent land submitted an application (also called a land entry) to a land office. The land officer then issued a warrant. Land officers included the secretary of state (1669–1776), the agents of Earl Granville (1748–76), or the county entry taker (1778–present). The warrant was taken to a surveyor who surveyed the land and sketched a plat (map) of the claim. The plat was then filed in the land office or, after 1777, recorded by the county register of deeds, and a patent for the land was issued and recorded. Land grants and related indexes are available at the North Carolina State Archives (see [North Carolina Archives, Libraries, and Societies]). If you write to the archives, furnish the full name of the grantee and the county in which the grant was made. Detailed instructions for requesting information by mail, fax or online, visit this section of the archive’s website www.archives.ncdcr.gov/mail.htm. The Granville grants and other miscellaneous papers have been indexed and can be accessed by MARS, a database of the North Carolina State Archives online at mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx; the Search Room at the archives has a card catalog of grants of deeds. The FHL has this collection on 522 reels of microfilm. 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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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Frank Coxx answered:
3.5% of sales price...if you are doing a HUD home it is $100 down...
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Debra M. Buck answered:
Hi Docbgg!

Unfortunately, we cannot (as Realtors) speak of crime stats relating to safety. You can check this on cmpd.org's website. I suggest that you drive this area during different times of the day and on weekend. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

Thanks!
Debbie

Debra M Buck
Realtor/Broker
HM Properties
704-421-2107 Cell
Debra@hmproperties.com
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
dave answered:
James,

withrow downs is a subdivison that was designed for first time home buyers. I have had a few homes listed in there and sold and a couple of buyers that looked inthere as well and one that bought. Like any other area of the country it got hit with the market recession. parts of Charlotte helpd out longer than other parts and since that neighborhood is newer construction, I think the home owers worked harder to keep their homes maybe than other older neighborhoods.

Also check the information you are looking at. There are two withrow downs. One is being finsihed by Ryan homes (which based on lexington is the one i think you are talking about) and the other one is withrow downs II which is a lower priced starter neighborhood that has families looking concnerned with the proximity to the lowes motor speedway and making it harder to sell in there. That one I know becuase the builder has dramatically cut the price of the homes from when they first started is making it almost impossible for anyone to resell their home in there if they did not put a large down payment down....

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
Cell:704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
www.davedicecco.com
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