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I've known Bob for almost 30 years. When he went into the real estate business I told hm that if I ever bought another new home I would use him as my agent. I knew i could trust him to look after for my intrests. I was well pleased with every aspect of my home purchase. When ever I had a question Bob was there with the answer. He returned my phone calls immediately. He assisted me in any way he could. I don't think you could choose a better agent to work with. Milton E. SmithMilton SmithBob is very knowledgeable in his field. He has a desire to help and seek the best for his clients. His honesty and curtesy are extremely important atributes which make him stand out from the crowd.John ThorneWe have been friends with Bob Brown for about 9 years. He is an extremely hard- working, knowledgeable, and persistent individual who gives you a 110% effort to get the job done. We had our house listed with him during a slow market and wanted to sell or at least rent our home, while we were moving out of the area .Bob bent over backwards to be available for us and was successful in finding a highly qualified long term renter. I would highly recommend Bob to take care of your housing needs, either selling or buying. Mike PearceMike PearceWe came to Tennessee because my husband’s job was transferring us from Indiana. Bob Brown was the real estate guy that responded quickly to show us houses. He was able to provide great customer service to us. My husband stayed in the local area of Germantown, TN and looked at houses and then while I was wrapping up everything back home and would fly into the Memphis area, Bob and my husband would have houses for us to see. Bob diligently searched for houses that would meet our needs, guided us to the areas that would be the best situation, since we did not know the areas very well. He was able to meet with us at our convenience, since our time was very limited, flying in from out of state. A job well done by Bob Brown, there were very few problems with this move, and if anything came up, Bob responded and took care of any situation that we had. I would recommend Bob Brown to anyone that was looking for a house, he’s a good Christian man that is willing to work hard to see that your needs are met for the place that you want. Mike & Pam RichesonBob BrownRelocating from Denver, CO to the Memphis, TN area, I needed a realtor who was licensed and professional. With Bob, I not only got a realtor that was licensed and professional, but I also got a realtor who had that personal touch. Thanks to Bob, my wife and I found the house that we were looking for. Bob stayed with us and attended to us from day one through the closing, keeping us educated and informed through the whole process. I would recommend my family and friends to Bob without hesitation. Mike Mathis Satisfied CustomerBob Brown
Answers (37)Displaying: 37 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: May 20, 2014There are a few different ways you can find that information. You can access the tax assessor's website search for Shelby county tax assessor on Goggle . If you don't want to do that connect with me and I will help you find out all that information.Answered: Feb 18, 2014In answer to: can i use my VA LOAN ON THIS PROPERTYCalvin, why are you still asking this question? In an earlier response I suggested that you contact me and I will help you get through the VA loan if you are eligible with the VA.Answered: Dec 1, 2013Can you give me an address? You can search for properties for sale on my website by address. Call me I can help.Answered: Dec 1, 2013In answer to: can i use my VA LOAN ON THIS PROPERTYYou might want to read my other comment on this question. I can help you with your VA loan and finding the right home. I'm ready today.Answered: Dec 1, 2013Calvin, it always helps to have an address when you are asking for information about a property. You can use your VA eligibility to purchase any home as long as the VA appraiser approves the property purchase (condition of property) and the selling price is within VA loan limits. If you have already used your VA eligibility on another home and you allowed a non-veteran to assume your VA loan, you may have some partial eligibility but for full eligibility the previous VA loan must be cleared by the purchase of a new owner with their own financing that payoffs the VA loan balance.Answered: Oct 3, 2013Anything is possible but whatever happens the required repairs must be written in the offer to purchase the home or a counter offer or stated on the buyer inspection contingency removal/notification form and agreed to by the seller. You should contact your lender for the specifics on repairs.Answered: May 22, 2013Call me and let's talk about what you have in mind.Answered: May 22, 2013I would like to help you. Investors usually take my information and then disapper.Answered: Apr 2, 2013In answer to: Would like to know more info on the houseWe are great Realtors but we need a little more information from you. What is the address?Answered: Feb 21, 2013In answer to: how do I get a bad credit loneAnything below a 520 credit score I cannot help you. Most Realtors don't have the ability to help you improve your credit score but a lender can probably point you in the right direction. Many letter may need to be written on your behalf. Do not pay any up front fees to counselors to do this. It is probably a rip off. If fees are required pay them after they have help you improve your credit score. I don't know how bad your scores are but if they are real bad it can take a year or so to improve your scoreAnswered: Feb 12, 2013I can help you with this purchase. If you are already pre-approved you might just qualify for assistance with down payment and closing cost. You will have to use a qualified/certified lender for this program. If interested, please contact me.Answered: Nov 4, 2012Contact me and I will get you all the information you need. I'm a one-stop-shop for all your needs to purchase this home.Answered: Oct 2, 2012In answer to: I want to take out a mortgage to purchase a homeAshley, I believe you can qualify for a THDA loan which will help you with your down payment and some closing cost. This is a special FHA from the state of Tennessee. Will your sister be working to help with the mortgage loan. I going to give a name of Vivian Smithey with Bartlett Mortgage company 901-382-5999. Ashley, you do not have to use Vivian but see if she can pre-qualify you for a loan. Then you can use any mortgage company you want. I know that Vivian loves to work THDA loans and she is a very nice person. Just a suggestion. Get qualified for a loan and then select a professional Realtor to help you. Bob BrownAnswered: Sep 7, 2012Hello undecided - I can build a plan for you to help you make a compromising decision that both of you can live. Send me your price range and I will begin to work on a plan - plus we need to talk face-to-face. Very difficult to help with a solution(s)without very postive and personal discussions.Answered: Aug 22, 2012Lorraine Maltby, Maybe you can use my help. I don't know where you are or what you are trying to do. I will try to help.Answered: Aug 2, 2012How about a great retirement home with a lake for fishing and in a good neighborhood. I believe you should start with a list of what you want in a home and a list of what your husband wants in a home. Make a few compromises and build a final together list. I can offer you several suggestions in the Memphis area but I will need to know your price range and size of home to do a good job for you.Answered: Jul 5, 2012It is not listed for sale in the MLS.Answered: May 22, 2012On foreclosures there is most always one photo of the front of the home. It is not often that foreclosed properties are photo beautiful inside or outside RE professional don't want trashy looking homes photos on their MLS listings - by contacting the listing agent you can obtain additional photos after you show interest in the property. Often foreclosure seekers are expecting too much of the property - you are going to have to do some work before you can live in the place. This is what I see when I look at foreclosures. I want my online image to be professional. I will be happy to provide additional photos for you when you show an interest in a property.Answered: May 14, 2012In answer to: listing a home for sale by ownerGood news about your listing. Where is the home located - I can provide assistance with your listing - how about a free website and market analysis for your private sale?Answered: May 14, 2012Yes, there are opportunities to lease purchase homes that have been on the market for a while. I need to know what the maximum monthly lease you can afford to find one that will fit your needs.Answered: May 12, 2012Where is this property located (city ^ state)? On what website is it listed? Are you a Realtor or private party?Answered: May 12, 2012At the present time schools in Shelby County including Collierville are in limbo. Present day the elementary school is Sycamore Elem, middle school is Schilling Farms and the high school is Collierville High. All the suburb cities of Memphis proper are preparing to vote on starting their own public school systems including Collierville. That vote will be in August of this year. Stay tuned because the 2012 - 2013 school year will most likely be in the hands of the cities (Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown and Mllingion). I believe this will be the best thing that has ever happened for these cities - separation from Memphis city schools. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Have a blessed day.Answered: Feb 12, 2012Closed 1/18/2012 for a selling price of $245,000 according to the MLS.Answered: Jan 28, 2012My suggestion would be to start with your lender and get prequalified for a loan. If he/she finds you credit not in a good condition to purchase a home, he/she will assist you with some credit repair suggestions. If you lender will not do this for you, find you a new lender. Don't go to any credit repair companies on the internet - you will get ripped off.Answered: Jan 27, 2012It has been my experience that the best way to find square footage of a room is to mearsure it with a tape measure. Lay your tape measure on the floor and measure the distance between two walls and write it down. Then lay the tape measure on the floor between to other two walls and write it down. Make sure you convert both measurements in to feet (there is 12 inches in a foot so each inch is 1/12th of a foot - place this after the decimalpoint - example measurement of 12 feet and 3 inches is the equivalent of 12.25 feet). Take a calculator and multiple these two numbers together = room square footage.Answered: Aug 15, 2011In answer to: This Home is for sale correct.Call me and I will help you with the purchase. The home is still available for you to purchase. If you are not purchasing for cash, you will need to be prequalified for a loan - I can help with this also.Answered: Aug 8, 2011This listing is a short sale. So if your are interested in this property feel free to contact me for additional informaiton about the property. For the most part short sales can involve a lot of time to get approved. You have to have lots of patience but sometimes you get a great deal. We can move forward on this when you are ready I will be your contact for this property.Answered: Jul 18, 2011In answer to: Do you have any pictures of this house? Thanks! :)Cannot find this home in the MLS. Can you provide additional information? I will be happy to help you with your home search - please contact me privately.Answered: Jul 18, 2011VA loans do not require a down payment. There are still down payment assistance programs available in Shelby County & Memphis, if you qualify. Contact me and let's look at this property together then we can discuss further how I can help you find the necessary financing for your purchase.Answered: Jun 22, 2011I have not looked at the home but it seems like it is in a good neighborhood. The homes in this area are all about the same size (1400SF), age and the selling prices have run between $24,000 and $65,000 lately. Average sales price is around $45,000. So I my thoughts are about $45,000 until I complete my analysis by inspecting the home and neighborhood. If you desire additional analysis, you can sign an agency agreement with me and then we can go look at the home together and agree on a selling price. If you are out of town, then I can make other arrangements. Take care.Answered: Jun 14, 2011Hi Kendrick, I'm not sure about the question that you are asking. If you want to see the property I will be happy to set that up for you. If you need me to talk with the listing agent on your behalf, I can do that. If you want me to go take additional photos for you, I can do that. All this being said since you live in Louisiana. I can be your eyes on the scene. Take care.Answered: Jun 12, 2011There are several homes available in Lakeland. Please let me know if I can be of help. Showings can be setup for you.Answered: Jun 12, 2011If I were moving to this area, my choice present time would be Lakland - no city taxes and the schools are great.Answered: May 26, 2011You vou can always purchase a home for CASH. Contact a Realtor in Flagstaff. If you don't know one, I will be happy to refer ou to one. Let me know if I can help you. Bob BrownAnswered: May 26, 2011If you are talking about the Home Values on this website, then the information is based a sotware slogrithm that takes several things into consideration. Along with that value you get the estimate value of the homes surrounding that home. If you would like a market analysis, I can help you with that. Bob BrownAnswered: May 26, 2011Thank you for contacting me. Why would you wan to rent at $1,600? You can purchase a home for this type of monthly payment. I can help you find that home and assist you in many other ways. I would suggest you contact the owner Ann Hale who is the owner/agent at 901-494-3962. She can better answer your question. Take care and have a blessed day. Bob Brown MidSouth Residential, LLC 901-233-3313Answered: Apr 15, 2011The sales price does not include all the things you have listed. The sales price is just that a selling price for a home. You decide it the homes value to you as a Buyer equals that price or a different price. Then you make your offer based on the value you set. The market value of a home is what a willing and capable Buyer agrees tp pay for the home purchase and the Seller accepts. Here's somethings the Buyer will have to pay for in their closing cost; prorated property taxes (city & county), appraisal (usually paid to the Lender before closing, Buyer's title insurance, attorney fees and administrative fees. In Memphis and estimated closing cost for the Buyer would be between 2%-3% of the selling price. Your Truth In Lending Statement from your lender should be fairly close to the exact amount needed. Your best bet is to get pre-approved for the loan you will need - this means the loan will pass underwriting and get approved by the lender. Find a lender that does their underwriting in-house.
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