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Chris Puffer, Renter in 22205
Chris Puffer asked:
We are looking to buy a property near the East Falls Church metro area, either in Arlington or Falls Church. Any advice is appreciated!? We are looking for 2 bedrooms, and, for the right price, would take on something that needed minor work, like updating (nothing major - we just don't have the funds for that)! Hoping to…
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
My Agent gave the seller the information to call my financial institute to check on our loan application. They have the preapproval letter and earnest
It i common that a listing agent will want this. The buyer agent should have gone over what to expect. You should speak to them about your feelings.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:28am Home Buying in 22181
Larry Drees, Real Estate Pro in Reno, NV
Larry Drees answered:
how long after you make an offer on a home does the seller have to accept or decline?
Your offer is good until the expiration date of the offer unless you cancel/change/withdraw the offer in writing before acceptance.
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Britt657bbc, Home Buyer in Richmond, VA
Britt657bbc asked:
First time home buying in Richmond, va
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Nova7961, Home Buyer in Herndon, VA
Nova7961 answered:
Can a seller change the price after the contract has been ratified?
Just a little more info about this question: The house in question is a short sale. The Seller accepted my offer and we had both signed the contract, but had not filled in the date of r ... more
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Conniemwilli…, Renter in Florence, SC
Conniemwilliams answered:
Can a Seller accept other offers during contract negotiation?
We had a contract, that got kicked out due to the fact that the seller says the first buyer found a lender and wanted back in after they asked her to sign a contract release. Before an ... more
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Mini.rcn, Home Buyer in Allen, TX
Mini.rcn asked:
New Construction - Agent question Purchased the land and agent is out of picture since construction loan closing. I have done all the permit work, attended meetings with builder and now the construction will be completed…
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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
Buyer's Agent refuses to terminate our buyer's representation agreement
Default would imply the agent failed to perform. You'd probably want to speak to an attorney about what would constitute that before you assume you're in the clear.

A much cheaper a ... more
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James Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan answered:
Are there any NACA approved realtors based in NOVA who have worked often with buyers seeking to buy in Northern Virginia (e.g. Fairfax County etc.)?
Your best bet is to contact NACA and see if they have an approved RE agent list. Best wishes, Jim
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James Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan answered:
My current credit score is 568.I worked with a credit repair services for 6 months. What else should I do to qualify for a FHA loan?
It appears your question has gone unanswered for a bit. Although technically, FHA has no minimum score, lenders do require, in most cases, a minimum score. You can continue to work with ... more
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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I'm currently in the conventional loan process. I decided to put 20% for down payment included 1.5% from the seller and 3% from my realtor.
Yes, it really happens. You're not allowed to use someone else's money for your down payment, only your closing costs and pre-paids. And the lender limits contributions from the seller ... more
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Anny_2345, Home Buyer in Vienna, VA
Anny_2345 answered:
How much personal information about my finances do I need to disclose to my buyer agent?
Hi ,

Just a quick question. If anyone can help to answer .

Once an offer is submitted to the Sellers agent along with a pre-approval letter, and your are told your offer is the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2016 Home Buying in 22181
Dain.bentley, Home Buyer in Rosemount, MN
Dain.bentley asked:
So we seemed to be having a drainage issue in the back yard, swimming pool filled in We called FFX county and found there was a permit for a pool granted in 1986. However when that home was sold to the next owner (the previous owner to us), the pool was filled in. FFX…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2016 Home Buying in 22312
Margaret Bur…, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Margaret Burton answered:
What is the best month to list a house for sale?
If you need help, it is best to work with
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2016 Home Buying in 22309
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Is it possible for a new buyer to opt out an additional HOA agreement of a home that has two HOAs?
Ask your agent to investigate whether or not the second HOA (for the pool membership) is optional. If both are mandatory and you purchase the house, you will have to pay. There is no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2016 Home Buying in 20120
afafkanazeh, Home Owner in Vienna, VA
afafkanazeh answered:
Electrical Sub-station in back yard. Looking for studies on effect on the human body. Please provide a link
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2016 Home Buying in 22182
afafkanazeh, Home Owner in Vienna, VA
afafkanazeh asked:
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My Question , Can used my Equity illegal assignment by broker to purchase home against my 2020 Labrador Lane , Vienna Home
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