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Dana Lindberg, Both Buyer and Seller in Phoenix, AZ
Dana Lindberg answered:
When applying for a FHA 203k can i do the repairs myself without any contractor?
Yes, you can. FHA allow this type of setup as long as you are qualified to do the repairs and can follow the timeline. For more details about 203k loan, visit www.cfs203k.com.
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
What is the best time of the year to sell a home?
A buyer's level of motivation knows no season....it's all about their immediate needs. Granted, there are periods during which there is greater buyer interest. For example, in the north ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Home Buying in 37421
isabellagoll, Home Buyer in Chattanooga, TN
isabellagoll answered:
We brought a house in May with a 203 K rehab loan. Our contractor went over the deadline and now refusing to meet with us and finished the house.
I used the company South Serve to rehab my home after major storm damage. You can find the company at www.southserve.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 37421
Anneke Wilkey, Real Estate Pro in Dayton, TN
Anneke Wilkey answered:
under what circumstances may I keep earnest money?
What does your contract say? If it is not clear to you, you need to consult an attorney. In TN if the buyer defaults, the seller gets the earnest money. There is no percentage limit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Home Selling in 37421
Brandon Howa…, Home Owner in Chattanooga, TN
Brandon Howard answered:
I am looking for land in the chattanooga, Hamilton county area. I want to place a manufactured home on the land
These guys can help you out. Here are some listings from that area (37421):
http://www.realestatecenterplus.remax-tennessee.com/real-estate-listings-chattanooga-tn-37421.aspx
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in 37421
Brandon Howa…, Home Owner in Chattanooga, TN
Brandon Howard answered:
How can I list my house on here??
I think you will need a real estate agent.

I know these guys are pretty good. Here are a few links to their site for you.

http://www.realestatecenterplus.remax-tennessee.com/

S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in 37421
Brian Kelly, Real Estate Pro in Chattanooga, TN
Brian Kelly answered:
How do I get my contractor licence in chattanooga?
Call Gerry Thomas at 423-605-1596 and tell him that Brian asked you to call him to get some direction on your license. He is a general contractor in Tennessee and has a real estate lic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in 37421
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I am looking for advice from a certified mortgage broker.
Hi Charles,

It sounds like you're working with an inexperienced loan officer. Everyone knows that an underwriter will deny a file on the spot if there are any derogatory hits on your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Financing in 37421
Emily Erekuff, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
How to change the home information?
Hi parksm,

If you check the listing on Trulia again, you should see the listing data you submitted to us under the heading 'Owner Information' which is located directly bel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 How To... in 37421
Eric, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Eric answered:
Do anybody know any free foreclosures website?
If you have a specific local area you are looking at, then take the advice given. However, if you're looking to get an idea of a market or several markets/neighborhoods, the paid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 23, 2011 Foreclosure in 37421
Rebecca Cope…, Real Estate Pro in Chattanooga, TN
Rebecca Cope english answered:
A foreclosure home I am very interested in has accepted an offer and its now listed as "active contingent" Can anything be done?
Certainly! If you have an agent, your agent can make inquiry on what the contingencies are in place. It could be financing, home inspection or many other things. For example, the buy ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 19, 2010 Foreclosure in 37421
Linda Anders…, Real Estate Pro in Tennessee
Linda Anderson answered:
Bidding on foreclosures ; What ummm...
I think I would to because most people do that. I have lost properties for clients by not telling them to bid above asking price. This sounds like a HUD property and if they are decent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 17, 2010 Foreclosure in 37421
Gloria Odom, Home Seller in East Ridge, TN
Gloria Odom answered:
Where can I find a good contractor in chattanooga?
Ann, We would be glad to discuss your construction needs. There is not a job too small or too large. We are family owned and operated. Please give us a called if we can be of any ass ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 6, 2010 Home Buying in 37421
Tonya Brobeck, Real Estate Pro in Everett, WA
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Can I do side jobs to help with my downpayment?
My question for a lender, is, will you want to know where the down payment comes from? Will Ann need to supply proof/documentation?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Home Buying in 37421
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is EEM loan? how do you qualify?
EEM loans are Energy Efficient Mortgage program that help homebuyers or homeowners save money on utility bills by allowing them to finance the cost of adding energy efficiency feature ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 9, 2010 Financing in 37421
Brian Mcmurr…, Real Estate Pro in Tawas City, MI
Brian Mcmurray answered:
How long does it take to fax a approval letter to the buyer agent?
Ann, I'll assume you're talking about a pre-approval that you're waiting on. These are often required by Bank Owned Homes (REO's) along with a basic Earnest Money ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 9, 2010 Home Buying in 37421
Ann, Home Owner in 37421
Ann answered:
Should I pay a extra month rent, when my ceiling have brown spots or when my water is off?
They been knowing about this since Aug, Dec 2009 and Jan 2010. They also been on news for the water being off.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 9, 2010 Rentals in 37421
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can I use the $8000 tax credit towards my downpayment?
Speak to your tax consultant regarding IRS qualifying codes--you need to buy the property first--also see IRS link--under claiming the credit.
www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=206293 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in 37421
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