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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
why doesnt it state hoa fees, & if they are monthly, quarterly or yearly?
Realtors own the MLS and they are the ones who enter listings that feed to Trulia, Zillow and others. The issue is realtors decide what information gets sent to real estate websites an ... more
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Leah Alton, Home Buyer in Waldorf, MD
Leah Alton asked:
What type of loan? I am looking to buy a lot of land that has an existing house on it listed for 100k. The house is pretty run down and I'm not sure if it is livable or not. What we ultimately want to…
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Katherine, Home Buyer in Boca Raton, FL
Katherine asked:
Looking for a non-gated Boca Raton town home community with HOA but no club/equity charges. I'm a very part-time resident; would be an occasional pool/fitness center user, but not interested in golf or in club living. Thanks in advance for recommendations; I'd like 2-BR/2 ba -…
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I have more than one realtor, working with me in the process of finding a home?
It would hurt you more than help you. Hiring 3 agents giving you 10% of their time is not better than hiring 1 agent giving you 100% when you hire them as your exclusive buyer broker. W ... more
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Swmbo4, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Swmbo4 answered:
is buying a unit in a mobile home park a good idea?
best manufactured home community in California
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:39pm Home Buying in Sarasota
Virgobeauty0…, Home Buyer in Hialeah, FL
Virgobeauty0291 asked:
I'd be a first homebuyer and I get a disability check and I'm building my credit .... And next year I want buy a apartment and wanted to know if there's any deal for that case... Would I be accepted to buy a house ?
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:12pm Home Buying in 33144
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Recommendations for a single older woman in her 60s? What neighborhoods are safe?
A good real estate agent is very familiar with the neighborhoods where he or she shows properties. But because of the Fair Housing Act, the agent can't legally share all of that informa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:00pm Home Buying in Tampa
Ronald Kaplan, Real Estate Pro in HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
Ronald Kaplan answered:
I am looking to invest in real estate in FL.
I have clients seek the same and I do search for them on this and have found them success the key is knowing the key words to search for on the MLS ... and if you are patient and open t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 1:09pm Home Buying in Miami
Gilestp, Home Buyer in Newark, OH
Gilestp answered:
How do Florida verses Alabama taxes and cost of living, compare?? Where, in north Florida...is the cheapest?
I will be looking for land to retire on near Florala, Alabama.
Because it is located on the Alabama Florida state line leads me to ponder, what state is the best to retire in? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:09am Home Buying in Bonifay
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
A listing shows the approximate mortgage, insurance, taxes, and interest. Does this information assume an 20% down credit score over 700?
If you want specifics on interest rates based on your credit scores (they look at all 3, not just 1) and your other financial information, talk to a local lender.

As to taxes and ins ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in 33716
Kflanigan88, Home Buyer in Citrus Heights, CA
Kflanigan88 answered:
Where can I access a directory that will allow me to find the title companies for certain home sales?
I should probably note that this is a client in a legal capacity, I am not a realtor, ^
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in Florida
Paul Cushman, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Paul Cushman answered:
First time home buyer
Hi Marissa,

Buying a home is usually the largest purchase an individual makes in their lifetime.

There are several programs that FTHB's can take advantage of. 100% financing, or ... more
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Kingram1946, Home Buyer in Estero, FL
Kingram1946 answered:
Does anybody here have any experience with buying a Pulte home in Bonita Springs/Estero FL?
Run Forrest run from PUlte homs
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in Estero
Briveadus1, Home Buyer in Huntersville, NC
Briveadus1 answered:
FHA today vs. Conventional in a year
FHA ALL THE WAY, don't even think about anything else. So what you will b qualified for a conventional loan next year. You will pay a high interest rate due to your short sale.FHA now i ... more
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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
i want to buy a house in 1 yrs and 8 months. but i also want to do a voluntary repo on my car. my credit score is in the 500s . repo or no?
I'd also say no to the repo. If you are serious about wanting to buy a house, it would be a great idea to talk to a lender now so they can give you some guidance on your specific situat ... more
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Djrobriggs, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
Djrobriggs answered:
Do you have house in Miami for sale that participate in the Rent To Own program?
Looking for listings of Rent/Lease with the option to buy for homes in North Miami/Miami area.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in 33172
Ajbradbury, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Ajbradbury asked:
We (my wife and I) are UK residents (retired) looking for retirement home in non-retirement location (???). Please advise financial, visa and residency constraints for us moving to live in Florida permanently. We have friends (who we visit regularly) in Fleming Island. Please advise 1 month rental…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in Fleming Island
Azher.taqvi, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
Azher.taqvi asked:
Mortgage without 2 years employment history . I have one year employment history in US (moved to US in Dec 2014 as a permanent resident) . I have got very good credits but when I approached bank for pre-approved letter but they said…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2016 Home Buying in 33065
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