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Chip Roper wrote:

Does anybody have a positive experience with Bank of America?

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Just had a guy try and get financing with B of A, but the problem was more with the appraisal.  These new requirements will seriously restrict the market from bouncing back.http://www.roperre.com/
May 29 2010
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Selling a house on the MLS and a buyer from Turkey called and wants it. Number is from Turkey.

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I wouldn't trust it.  I would wait until you see him face to face and get an attorney.
May 19 2010
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Do you feel that Granite Counters are overrated?

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I agree.  A lot of people who have them end up hating them because everything breaks on them.  I have concrete, poured in place and CHEAP!  They look great, everyone compliments them...
May 19 2010
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With 30% down pmt. Do I still have to pay Mortgage Ins. for an FHA loan?

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doesn't sound like you would need to.
May 19 2010
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After you do the estimator how long does it take for the Zestimate to change?

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I wouldn't put any faith in the zesitmate.  Go talk to a broker and have them set you up a listings cart so you can track your own value.  Zestimates don't take into account key market factors like view, location to amenities, etc.
May 19 2010
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how can i get the past 3 yrs of home sales in my area to fight my taxes?

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Have a local realtor set you up a listings cart so you can get listings as far back as you want, and keep you updated of closings that are like your home so you can track your own value.
May 19 2010
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gas inspection

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I would think you would want to.  Codes are there for a reason, mostly saftety.  If you were to switch gas providers, they have to do a gas check anyways.  If you are selling your house, the new buyer would have to get a gas check to start service.
May 19 2010
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what are the benefits of placing a home in a trust?

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Lawyers will give you the best advice.. but I believe trusts are best for estate planning and taxes. 
May 15 2010
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how do I add and open house

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Hi, you can also just find the listing in zillow, when open find the edit link and you can do it right there.
May 15 2010
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Why is my FSBO home in Hanover, NH not showing up?

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Not my market area... but I would use an agent.  List it for a little more to compensate.[link removed by moderator]
May 15 2010
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