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Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary Krismer answered:
When a seller submits a counter offer, then withdrawals the counter offer, via text message and a phone call, by law is that bind?
I basically agree with Dan, particularly the last sentence, but I would say you need to consult an attorney--not really a question a broker could or should answer.

I remember Annie F ... more
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jeffharvey613, Home Buyer in Benton, AR
jeffharvey613 answered:
Are Modular Homes a wise investment for the first time home buyer?
There are an awful lot of confused people on this thread. A modular home is NOT the same thing as a manufactured home. Modular homes do NOT lose value like a manufactured home will. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2016 Home Buying in Seattle
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is there a private school directory that publishes test scores, specifically in the Catholic School system?
Depending on the state laws Catholic schools are not required to publish test scores. If the school does not receive Federal, State or County funding to operate, the school is not subj ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2016 Home Buying in Seattle
Tbennett, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV
Tbennett asked:
Need help finding a nice home with a 3 year old eviction I live in Seattle, WA and I'm looking for a nice place to rent however I been having a hard time with this because I have a 3 year old eviction is there anyone that I can contact that can…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Sharon Soames, Home Buyer in Bremerton, WA
Sharon Soames answered:
Looking to buy an investment property in the Seattle area
We have waterfront property in Bremerton, Washington with three homes on it that we have rented out since 2003. The MLS listing is #779906. On the market for $639,000. Safe, quiet and s ... more
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Namrose, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Namrose answered:
Does anyone have recommendation on a good home inspector - competent, reasonable service fee in seattle area?
I highly recommend Tushay Home Inspection in Seattle. I have worked with them a few of times. They are extremely thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. They will walk you through the ent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Ashley4zen,  in Irvine, CA
Ashley4zen answered:
I am a property investor based in China and interested in buying in the greater Seattle area. Where can I find good mortgage terms?
• Foreign National Residential Loans!
• NO Green Card Or Visa Necessary
• NO U.S. Credit And Score Required
• NO Credit Tradelines Required
• As Low As 25% Down Payment
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Megan Miller, Home Buyer in Fresno, CA
Megan Miller answered:
Can I Buy House With Credit Score 600?
Yes, you just need a 580 score for FHA... Your local bank will most likely say no, but sites like The Lenders Network have lenders that can go down to a 580 score. Check them out.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2015 Home Buying in 98104
Jeff Hensel, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Jeff Hensel answered:
Investment property
Is it realistic to receive $1500-2000 per month in rent? Seems like a very high rent amount for a property that is worth $250k or less.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
Will my student loan be a problem?
If you're not using that particular money for the transaction and so long as you can clearly document where those fund came from - via a paper trail of student loan paperwork and a copy ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Remodeling allowance
Nelson,
The 203K loan mentioned is an FHA product. You can put as little as 3.5% of the final value down and receive up to $35k (less some fees) for a streamline version or more with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 26, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I read a lot of answers regarding payoff amounts, what if your house is not listed for what you paid for it, what happens then....
Ccrane,
If you sell for less than is currently owed on the property you have two choices. Write a check for the difference and close or go into a long process called a short sale.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 26, 2015 Home Buying in 98101
Billy93906, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Billy93906 answered:
a home is sold which was in my son's name his father lived in the home and sold it keeping the $$ how can this be resolveed
How can poor spelling and grammar be resolved?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 23, 2015 Home Buying in 98101
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Research "How people choosing REALTORS?"
There are so many options in choosing a realtor. There are a lot of us out there. These days the biggest percentage start by looking online. Zillow/Trulia reviews are good way to see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 21, 2015 Home Buying in 98101
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
is there a way to pay less than asking price so the deed is recorded below the asking price and then pay agent a commission up to the agreed price?
If a Seller has already signed a listing agreement to pay out X amount of commissions then I think the chances of them redoing all the paperwork so the buyer can trick the county access ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 21, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Bart Gabe, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bart Gabe answered:
Can you buy a home with a ITIN number?
We offer ITIN loans nationwide.

Our guidelines are as follows:

2 yrs employment in the USA (Tax returns and W2s are required)

US Bank Account that is at least 60 days old

20 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 13, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Talkinjaney2, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Talkinjaney2 answered:
Offered above asking, now stressed about appraisal.
We recently offered asking price with cash on a home in Florida. Our agent told us that investors around the area are buying homes and flipping them. How can you compete with millions ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
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