do you want a house or a condo? if looking at condos figure the cost of hiring someone to do the work of the condo and compare - as another person said - you don't like the kitchen - well find out how much it will cost to update it to your liking - and add iit and the delay to the price - does it work? after YOU do the update - it should be exactly what you want - that is worth something too!... more
I think part of the issue is the fed requirement for documenting cash flow as it relates to anti terrorist and or money laundering issues. I do think you might get an exception IF you could document with a journal of DATES, source of each "Deposit" ....... more
You can start researching the area you want to live in by using Zillow. The local paper will also tell you when the auctions are going to happen. Also speak with a local realtor, you don't have to sign a contract till you are ready to buy. I have actually interviewed several realtors to find the one that I wanted to work with. Do your home work, it pays in the end. Good luck and happy house hunting.... more
Yes, it could be quite a problem. It would be great to hire a real estate professional to help with your question. But if you don’t have money for this kind of service, don’t get upset. You easily can search property by yourself using different websites. I personally like Rentberry.... more
I am in the same situation...except the house we put an offer on has had no traffic in over 4 months. It's a relo. Our original lower offer was 93% of asking and they declined. We put in another offer which is at 95% (which was 10K higher than our last). All of the sudden there are multiple offers. We won't go any higher. I feel like its BS so we will wait and walk away if it's not.
Just to give a few more details...
There are 2 houses on the block one is priced a bit higher.
1st house (ended up leasing no house in the neighborhood is going for what either of these are asking)
-wouldn't go below asking
-3500+ sq ft
-price has decreased significantly
-floor plan is odd (we are hoping to be able build out)
-no media room
-3000+ sq ft
I truly believe this is a BS multiple offer situation. I could be wrong, but they even asked our realtor what our top budget was, and he just retorted with the house isn't worth (what they are asking), because it's not.
We are ready to walk away, but we have also seen what feels like EVERY single house in the area. I'm ready to give up and become a beach bum.
To answer your question, a month I don't think is long enough to actually say there is a fake multiple offer.
We sold our house in 2 days (probably sooner if we hadn't given a 24 hr notice to show).
We had 8 showings and 5 offers. That was a real multiple offer situation. So I know it happens, frequency I don't know. Right now houses are flying off the shelves, but the inventory is really high.... more
I rented my current apt thought Rentberry. I submitted my personal info, background check and credit report, I even signed a rental agreement via it's service. So I did't need to meet my landlord until he gave me the keys.... more
Go to your county website. I live in PA and I google westmoreland gis viewer and it goes to a map with a bunch of selection tools like type in address to see the property lines or the owners name or parcel #, etc.... more
I take it he doesn't' get a relocation package? Sometimes those can kick in and help you out here.
If you don't get that, you can also consider renting the house out. You can have a property management company screen your tenants, collect rent and deal with maintenance issues for you. It's worth exploring that option before you worsen your credit situation.... more