Seve, great question regarding who pays for the home inspection. Generally the buyer would want to pay for the inspection, sense you'll be the one living in it. It's always a good idea to get a few recommendations for a good quality building inspector. Going online to research & asking around is generally a good start. http://www.buildingandprojectservices.net.au/buildingreports... more
It depends on the type of loan for which you were approved. If you were approved for a personal line of credit that provides immediate access to cash - yes. If you are "pre-approved" for a mortgage product - no.
Call a local agent to gain some insight into the auction process.
No Dog Preference changes possible??I have an 18lb dog & my boyfriend a very large Lab, they are well behaved & potty trained with no accidents. If a person renting out their place specifys they dont want dogs but we can
In case this happens to anyone else - this is the advise I would give. I would send a cease & desist letter (also known as an infringement or demand letter) to the Real Estate Agent & inform them not to call again, thus doing so would constitute harassment. Also, that you intend to contact the licensing board for further inquiries. Only the Agents or their Brokers can agree for funds to come out of their commissions, so I am not sure why the Agent agreed then tried to seek repayment. As independent contractors, we decide. If the Broker informed the Agent that this would be done, more than likely it was given to them as the better option in lieu of leaving the brokerage. Any deals made outside of a contract and HUD-1, especially when there is a loan involved as would be considered fraud against the Lender, is considered a felony offense & violation - subject to legal action as well as the risks of the Real Estate Agent being fined, suspended and/or losing their license to practice.... more
This is something to check with your Realtor for any ordinances in your specific area. It is not required here in parts of southern Michigan where I primarily work. It is recommended to have your tank pumped every 5 or 6 years to help maintain the system, and if you have followed that advice include those receipts along with other info on the home. Buyers love to see warranty manuals, construction records, and similar details of how the home was cared for. You can put them in a 3 ring binder and leave it on the table along with seasonal pictures showing the best views of trees or flowers. It can show a buyer that you cared for the little things and protected the home while you lived there. Sometimes showing those small details helps set your home apart or convinces a buyer that perhaps it is worth a bit more money.