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Kimberly Gettle wrote:

Property Survey issue

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If you are serious about the house, you could put the contract contingent on the purchase or the easments rights to the fence line. The water company may not have a problem sharing the easement, but the neighbor might. Own the contract. Get one in first to show you are serious but make it all contingent on your biggest issue - the property line. Think a little outside the box on this one...you could also make it contingent on the current owners replacing the fence in it's proper place and moving the shed and digging up concrete. It's not a big deal to them now because no one has mentioned anything but it could cause litigation problems for you in the future if you don't cover your basis. I would not buy it as is unless you are prepared for future problems. 16 feet is alot of yard! I hope this helps!!
November 30 2012
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Whom do I contact to see if a home has been sold at auction?

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You can use an experienced local real estate agent to find out for you. You could also go to your county court house and look up the records yourself. Sometimes it is confusing, but it can be figured out. Some counties put those public records online too...search "property appraiser" and then your county name to see if your county has an online site. I hope this helps!!
November 30 2012
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Is there any help in refinancing primary mortgage with investment property that is foreclosing?

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Great question...often times it takes a long time and a lot of patience on your part. You could always let them know that you are looking to switch mortgage companies if you are unable to get straight answers.(And really look into it.)  Or you can call and ask for the supervisor. When you get that supervisor, ask for their supervisor etc...when you get as high up as they'll let you get, talk to that person and kindly but firmly request answers.  Hope this helps...
November 28 2012
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Is there any help in refinancing primary mortgage with investment property that is foreclosing?

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You may be able to take the steps with your primary mortgage and ask for a modification of mortgage. Sometimes they grant lower interest rates for those who are unable to pay the current monthly mortgage. Contact them to see what they can do for you. It may be a long tedious paper trail of events, but that is the only way I can see it working for you. Of course, I don't claim to be an expert in the mortgage world since I am an agent, so definately contact your loan officer associated with your mortgage. I hope that helps!
November 28 2012
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I singed a contract to purchase a foreclosed home last week.

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To help you understand what you are up against, you need to realize many people love to bid on forclosed property. For this reason, your offer was not the only offer submitted so to be fair to all buyers, they let you know there are multiple offers and then they give you a chance to give your best and final offer. This is so you have a fair chance of giving your best offer and beating the other offers out there. Totally legal. If you already gave your highest and best offer, then wait and see which one the banks accepts...hope you get it! Update me if you can!
November 12 2012
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best advice on sale of my house in virginia beach--how to do this

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Again, Mary Jo Harrell is the name of a sweet Realtor that my husband and I used when we lived in Virginia Beach in 2006.  We have since moved andnow I am a Realtor in Florida, but look her up. She will treat you withhonesty and respect.  ;) (She'll take you out to eat too.;)
September 23 2012
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realtors in Virginia Beach

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I personally know a Realtor in Virginia Beach, VA ho sold me a house many moons ago. I'm sure she would appreciate a referral. Her name is Mary Jo Harrell. If you'd like more information on her, be sure to contact me or you can google her name. I hope she is able to help you! Tell her I sent you if you choose to hire her! Happy Hunting!
September 23 2012
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How do I decide if I should sell my home as is or update the kitchen and 2 baths. The home is in gr

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Chances are, if you update your kitchen and baths, you may not want to sell it after that. ;) LOL If you haven't been helped yet, please check out my website and call me with any questions. [Hotlink removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]
September 22 2012
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Will financing issues arise if trying to buy a house extensively renovated without permits??

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It can't hurt to try if you are willing to take a risk on work done without permits. Definately get preapproved and then make an offer!  [hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]
September 22 2012
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We are interested in a holiday home in Florida. Where is the nicest place to visit advice please

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I think all of Florida is beautiful! Of course, I grew up here so forgive my biased opinion. ;)  The panhandle is nice in that it is convenient to GA and AL too in case you'd like to venture somewhere different while vacationing there. I come from a historical city called Pensacola. We are even older than St. Augustine but many people don't know that...one of our best kept secrets!  There is not a place in Florida that is not somehow attached to a beach so you're covered there. ;)  I'd be interested to know what you ended up picking and why...feel free to call or email me. You can also check out my website at [hotlink removed by Zillow moderator] Happy hunting!  
September 22 2012
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