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Nella Thompson wrote:

Have the money, and great jobs, and referrences, but an eviction, for me (3 yrs ago) , and a felony

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I do not know the market in which you are looking for housing. However.... in my firm we run several reports to protect our clients and their property which included court records and credit checks on each adult to be on the lease, which would pull up the prior felony and eviction. It would be up to the owner in the end, but I wouldn't think it would go in your favor....Good luck!
January 20
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Is it a scam when they ask for a deposit before viewing the apartment?

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RUN,.... far, far away! This same thing happened to a friend of mine a few months back. The "owners" wanted the deposit prior to her looking at the property...they were away doing God's work in a foreign land. She contacted the police. The police said that the "supposed owners" were getting information on marketing the properties from sites like Craiglist, Trulia and Zillow. It is always best to enlist the help of a Realtor!
January 20
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Does Zillow have a list of residential houses for 1031 exchage in honululu, HI?

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In my experience the Buyer has a set period of time to "identify" a new property for the exchange. In a recent transaction I helped my Buyer identify the property he wished to utilize the 1031 Exchange on; all criteria was met.  On the flip side the Seller also utilized her ability exercise the Exchange on her next purchase. The following link may be helpful in answering your questions: http://www.1031.org/about1031/faq.htmGood Luck and happy property hunting!
January 20
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How many photos in a listing is enough?!

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The more the better! (Providing they are of quality).Today's Buyers chose properties from online sources, well before they have found an agent to physically show them the properties or gather additional information. Its important to remember when we, as Agents, syndicate the listings to other sites, the listings with more photos are looked at more often than those with one photo!Most Buyers today are tech savvy and want information instantly! 
November 13 2013
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Do you handle seasonal rentals (February and March 2013)?

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In my area (Northern New Hampshire) "Seasonal Rentals" are considerably longer than 2 months, many of my clients that rent out there units short term have done well with  HomeAway,com or VRBO.com!Good luck!
November 13 2013
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Lowering radon levels from 1.3 to 0.6 and its impact on home sale

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I live and work as a Buyers Agent in Northern New Hampshire, Radon levels can vary widely from property to property. Recently, as part of the home inspection my Buyers had the home tested for Radon Air, when the results came back they were shocked to see the level at  22.9. I not so much. They almost walked away due to fear of the unknown, once they received information pertaining to the Radon guidelines and how to remedy it, it set their minds at ease.  (The house had also been closed up since last spring). Around here I see the systems as a benefit when listing/buying, its one less little thing the Buyer needs to "worry" about (if it were a concern to begin with). As a Buyers Agent, if Radon levels exceeding the guidelines are found during the inspection I ask the Seller to mitigate at their expense. I could only hope for Radon levels to be a 1.3 here! 
October 29 2013
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