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Craigrz, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Craigrz asked:
This is for the Trulia Webmaster. I recently encountered a problem when I receive my daily email listings of properties I might be interested in. The listings are great but when I click on the box to view the property photos the link no longer workers. This has occurred for several days now on numerous properties sent to me, can't…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2016 Home Buying in 77077
Nanorealtek, Home Seller in Houston, TX
Nanorealtek answered:
Hi I want to buy my first home with cash, I don't have a good credit score. How can I find out how much home I can afford?
Hi as you have already been told: credit score does not come into play in purchasing a home by cash. You can contact me so we can help you with this purchase to ensure that you get the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 27, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Can seller back out without his wife's signature?
I'm afraid I will have to echo my colleagues below. You will need to talk to an attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Cancellation of a new home contract
This is an old discussion but is applicable even today.

It looks like you don't have an agent representing you. So I suggest that you read all the documents that you have signed wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Our mortgage lender told us we can't close today since the papers on their end are not ready yet. Any consequences if we refuse to sign?
The close of escrow date is a target and not a promise. An extension is all that is needed. A few day delay is a lot better than a new escrow 45-60 days later. A lot of reasons cause ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 16, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
we had a contract to close 4/26/13, we did not close due to change in lender and paperwork not ready. we asked for extension until 5/10/13.
Changing lenders during an escrow is always a bad idea and you have to expect the sellers to be upset. You entered the escrow promising the sellers one thing then changed your mind cau ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 16, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
The broker signed a hot check of commission to agent. What should agent do?
Ask the broker to deposit funds to cover the check and bounced check fee and go find a better broker to work for. Working for a better commission split doesn't do any good when the ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 16, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
I requested a list of lenders from my agent. He sent one name. What do you recommend.?
Minimum 2 referrals should be given.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 16, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
I have bought a Foreclosed home couple months back and now realizing that there are tons of things that needs to be fixed which were not found as
Always have a property inspected by a professional home inspector.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Foreclosure in 77077
Tom Burris, Real Estate Pro in Baton Rouge, LA
Tom Burris answered:
I am married and my husband and i both have bad credit scores, his is mid 500s and mine is 620. Can i get a FHA loan if my mom cosigns with 715 score?
Tb,

http://activerain.com/blogsview/449665/fha-non-occupying-co-borrower
The above link is to an article I wrote: It is a little info about the' FHA Non-Occupant Co-Borrower Loan'.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Credit Score in 77077
Mario Tavares, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mario Tavares answered:
house in Texas (Houston) and price between 100000$ - 250000$
Hello.

Absolutely, you can buy a home in Houston, Texas being from Europe. Of course the process is easier when paying cash for a property, but if you need a loan I have a list of m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in 77077
netid2003,  in Houston, TX
netid2003 answered:
real estate school
What is the best real estate school in Houston( online or in class)
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Agent2Agent in 77077
Alan Harper, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Alan Harper answered:
Is it absolutely necessary to payoff an ~$9,000 collection account before being approved by a lender regardless of credit score being above 620.?
Every lender is different. Some will not give you a loan with any collection accounts. Some will just look at the debt to income ratio. Get pre-approved through 2-3 lenders and see what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Credit Score in 77077
Jackie Clark, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Jackie Clark answered:
I am closing in another week, I had asked for 4% in closing costs but the lender said the maximum allowed is
I wouldn't think that a resuction in the purchase price would require another aprrraisal. However, it will require the file to be resubmitted to underwriting for review.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 77077
Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
Maintenance fees
"Typical" is a word I rarely use when describing Houston real estate ... it's an incredibly diverse market, even within restricted geographical areas.

I located five gated communitie ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Buying in 77077
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
I own a duplex in texas and my tenant is 30 days past due.
This is a legal question so you want to run it buy your attorney.

What the law is and how the JPs follow the law are sometimes two different things.

In my lay person's opinion you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 1, 2012 Rental Basics in 77077
Heather Mack…, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, TX
Heather Mackinnon answered:
How much is the new construction house in zip77077. per sqt feet price? Guides to buying a new construction house? How long is the completion day?
The zip code 77077 is located in the energy corridor. The area has long been a popular one because of location. There is only one area of new construction homes in that zip code. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
Gerard Carney, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard Carney answered:
1.How much tax a foreigner has to pay if he sold US property ? 2. Does a 65 years foreign buyer entilte to 20% off the property tax ?
You are responsible for the difference of the original purchase price and the latest selling price, the amount being a positive number would be a capital gain, this would be income made ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
Lane Tuetken,  in Thornton, CO
Lane Tuetken answered:
Who's responsible for paying taxes on a home that was supposed to close in Dec?
In Colorado, the seller is responsible for the taxes up until the day of closing.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 28, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
:),  in Houston, TX
:) answered:
westchase area
Sanjeev, Royal Oaks is the answer to what you are looking for. It is a beautiful community, so serene and so private. Our guards are at the gate 24/7 and the landscaping is breathtaki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 27, 2010 Home Buying in 77077
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