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Abell.ashley, Home Buyer in Belleville, IL
Abell.ashley asked:
Your website... Why can't I view a single picture on your website for any of the dozens of houses I've tried viewing? It seems highly unbeneficial for anyone looking to buy a house, if they can't…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 14, 2016 Home Buying in 62221
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
what is the minimum down payment percentage you can put down on a house?
Hi Stacy,

It depends on the which loan program you qualify for.

1) VA is zero down but you have to be an eligible Veteran or active duty.

2) USDA is also no money down but you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Financing in 62221
Hannamiaa, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Hannamiaa answered:
What kind of deal can you get on a home forsale that is REO by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation? What is the Federal home loan Mortgage Corp?
Freddie Mac owned properties are those which are owned by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FMLMC). When a homeowner becomes delinquent in their monthly mortgage payments, the ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Home Buying in 62221
Synthia Noble, Real Estate Pro in Crete, IL
Synthia Noble answered:
I need some advice regarding selling our home.
It can be very frustrating trying to sell your home for what you "need" vs what the market thinks it is worth. I agree with the earlier posts, ask your agent for advice. ask your agen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Home Selling in 62221
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Question About House Selling Season
It's true that there are peaks and valleys in the real estate market but the buyer's needs know no season.....By narrowing you home's availability, you could be eliminating future buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 24, 2013 Home Selling in 62221
Becky DeMond, Real Estate Pro in Swansea, IL
Becky DeMond answered:
I was wanting to know if homes that are for sale that have been on the market for a while do the home owners rent the homes out?
It depends on the situation of the home owners. If they have another place to live and might not receive what they want for price on their property, they may decide to rent it out to of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in 62221
Paul Walker, Real Estate Pro in OFallon, IL
Paul Walker answered:
Is there any specific reason why buyers look at newer homes to buy instead of older homes that could have had a lot of work done to them.?
Hi Mark,

That's a great question, because you are getting a number of responses. Overall or generally speaking buyers are wanting a good neighborhood feel, surrounded by homes with l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Selling in 62221
Kristin Blan…, Real Estate Pro in Shiloh, IL
Kristin Blankenship answered:
If a counter was made by the seller is it my decision or the realtors to counter back?
It is always your decision to counter offer. It is important to know that once you make a counter offer, the potential buyer is no longer under any contract to purchase your house and c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 27, 2011 Home Buying in 62221
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
We had a counter offer on a house we said the offer was fine and our realtor countered back that they did not accept! Is this right?
Ah a bit of correction to other agents in Illinois... Written counter offers do not modify an unsigned contract. There is no contract unless contract signed by all parties. I read M J ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Mar 27, 2011 Home Buying in 62221
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