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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Own vs Rent for the next 2-3 years
Joolee,
The answer to your question depends on what the market will do in the next 2 to 3 years. I'd love to be an optimist and tell you that Seattle will continue to see double digit ... more
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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
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Mortgage for a Microsoft employee, good bank balance but a victim of Identity theft with low credit score
Kiran,
I work with a lender who's had great success addressing credit issues with other clients. When one account has a terrible history, but the rest of your report is perfect, your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2016 Home Buying in 98007
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…
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Kaushal8394, Home Buyer in Bothell, WA
Kaushal8394 answered:
Home Builder Ranking
Also include Westcott in the list please
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2015 Home Buying in Bothell
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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 27, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Would it be better to build a retirement home or buy existing home for retirement. Is there a big cost difference?
Dan,
Your question says you are in NY, but the zip code indicates Bellevue WA. Assuming you are talking about Washington State, building can be a long and challenging process. The b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 15, 2015 Home Buying in 98002
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Considering a new home in the Kinloch community in Trossachs
Hi Ammani,
The values in the Trossachs area are good and will continue to be strong. Existing communities are reselling very well. I can show you the appreciation in Trossachs that h ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Dec 10, 2015 Home Buying in 98075
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
Keith Drechs…, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Keith Drechsel answered:
Is all of Carnation located on a 100 year flood plain? We would like to relocate but are concerned about flooding.
What the realtors' don't tell you is that, although only a portion of the area is in a 100 year flood plain, most of the main roads into and out of Carnation ARE in a flood plan and the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2015 Home Buying in Carnation
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I never bought a house, it was given to me. Am I a first time homebuyer or what am I? My situation is that Dad gave me his house while he was alive.
The most common definition of a "first time home buyer" is:

An individual who has had no ownership in a principal residence during the 3-year period ending on the date of purchase of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 9, 2015 Home Buying in 98168
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
Can I qualify for a home loan if I am a non-working student, with an excellent credit score and $100k to use for a down payment?
You must have verifiable, stable income in order to qualify for any type of mortgage. Alimony and child support can be counted as long as the lender can verify receipt of payment and do ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Nov 6, 2015 Home Buying in Bellevue
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
Asljodi, Home Buyer in Bothell, WA
Asljodi asked:
I never bought a house, it was given to me. Am I a first time homebuyer or what am I? My situation is that Dad gave me his house while he was alive. I didn't buy it. I let him live in it then he went to an adult family home. Then I had to take out a loan to a new roof, windows, floors, paint, etc. Dad let the house go. So I never…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2015 Home Buying in 98168
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