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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
wh do you show a nice value for my house of $232,000, and other like Zillo show a value of $202,000 really large difference wondering which is correct
Valuations on sites like Zillow and Trulia are inaccurate to the point of being absolutely worthless. Contact a local Realtor or hire an appraiser for an accurate number.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2016 Home Buying in Maplewood
MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
My husband and I just started new jobs but we're chomping at the bit to buy a home. How long should we wait before looking into getting a loan?
You might not have to. A lender just wants to see a consistent earnings history. If you simply started new positions in the same industries you worked in before and are being compensate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 21, 2016 Home Buying in 55119
Ray, Home Buyer in Maplewood, MN
Ray asked:
Hi! I am searching for land/lots only for sale in the 55119 area. Is there a special way to search just for lots? The 55119 area is HUGE. I only am looking south of 94. Is there a way for me to collapse the search area to the neighborhoods that I desire within the 55119 area?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in 55119
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Independent contractor- selling and buying a new home?
Molly,
The only reliable answer will come from your mortgage lender with a complete application. There is just not enough information to say with any certainty one way or another. Y ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Buying in 55119
Melissa Goss,  in Center Moriches, NY
Melissa Goss answered:
how can I figure out what the other person bid on a house for, that we liked?
You cant. In some states there are laws against this sort of stuff. When it sells, you can see what the other person paid, but that is about it.

It protects the seller, to get them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Russ Douville,  in Saint Paul, MN
Russ Douville answered:
My Ex needs to buy a house and has a credit score of only 570. Can anyone help or advise as to whom I may contact?
570 is tough in today's market. As others have mentioned, Rapid Rescore is a viable option for improving the score if there are quick changes that can be made. If improving your ex's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 55119
Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Shoreview, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
I bought 2 br bungalow for 119,000 Dec 2009, then lost job. House is only 820 sq. feet. Is it better to do short sale or foreclosure? Thanks.
Hi, Roberta!
I'm so so sorry about your job loss. This economy has been a smack down for so many people. I'm sure this was never in your head when you bought this place in 2009. Som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in Maplewood
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, MN
Christopher Block answered:
I have the 20% down on a newer home. The problem is i still have a mortgage on my current home. I actually owe more now than what its worth. For he
Hey Tusmile,

I have an update for you since this question was first posted. The best solution I can think of for you is to rent out your first home (if the numbers work out so you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Maplewood
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Bought a house in December but closing in Jan. Will I get the tax credits for current year ?
Ryan is most correct;
you may also get, Escrow fees, Notary, Inspections, Appraisal, etc.
Talk to your Tax man.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Maplewood
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Vadnais Heights, MN
Cameron Piper answered:
I think my loan officer is racist and is putting up road blocks, to my loan, what can I do?
Nell,

Contact the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). What you are stating would be a violation of the Federal Fair Housing statutes and would be investigated by HUD. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 30, 2012 Home Buying in 55119
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
If a room has one wall open to the living room but can be seperated by a sliding room divider, is it a bdrm?
Have you reviewed county tax records determine number of room count. If any question appraiser can determine exactly what the room would be considered to be.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2009 Home Buying in 55119
Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in Wayzata, MN
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
does name on P&s agreement have to be same on loan?
The title company will tell you what entity or names are capable of accepting and finalizing the sale; your name will be checked by the title company and the closers to make sure your l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2009 Home Buying in Maplewood
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