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Partlow.step…, Home Buyer in Los Alamos, NM
Partlow.stephanie asked:
Anything to be wary of when buying a complete rebuild after a major fire? Hidden costs, stigma when trying to sell, paperwork that we must have, etc.? We are also about to buy a house (option pending) that was completely rebuilt using insurance after a major fire in 2010. The only part that was left and subsequently kilted (to prevent…
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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Angelica P answered:
Looking for Rentals, Lease/Purchase, Owner Finance in Houston Metro area in Good Neighborhood with Good Schools Pet Friendly.
Hi,

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search ... more
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Dinol34, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Dinol34 asked:
Can I remove my spouse from sales contract without sellers signing or initialing change? This is due to lender requeting that only my name be on contract since im the only one on finance paperwork. Seller does not want to sign any documents presented to them due to having another…
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
My wife and I are buying a home and both are names are on the contract but I'm the only one that is financing with lender.
Your agent is right, this request comes from your lender. Unfortunately you'll need to comply as the they are the one funding the transaction. If you really, really want the home you c ... more
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Pearlypearl, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Pearlypearl answered:
Thoughts on KB homes? I've read bad reviews, mostly from other states, but fell in love with a model home....Advice?
Run as fast as you can to another builder
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 15, 2016 Home Buying in Houston
Gmslaton, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Gmslaton answered:
what does the unexempt taxes mean on the MLS listing?
I bought my principal residence in 1985...I have lived only in this home now for over 30 years ...I have the original Warranty Deed from May 1985 as well as several home equity loans on ... more
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Rob, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Rob answered:
Live in California, moving to Texas in 2 years, any tips/suggestions?
Yes, buy my beautiful home in the best area of Texas. email rob@camparrowhead.com for pictures and info.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 13, 2016 Home Buying in Ponderosa Forest
Ccopeman23, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Ccopeman23 asked:
Fannie Mae home question. Please help!! We are very interested in this Fannie Mae home it absolutely needs cosmetic work but that's not my issue. Before listing the home had an engineer inspect the foundation and he recommends…
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Waiting on my home to sell and have found another home
When you said that your home has not sold yet, at what stage is it in? Is it already under contract? Is it already on the market? Is it waiting to close? Can you purchase a home without ... more
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Robert, Home Buyer in Galveston, TX
Robert answered:
Buying my rent house, how much a discount should i ask for?
It really depends on your neighborhood. Look at HAR.com and see what's currently on the market. That'll give you an idea as to what to offer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 3, 2016 Home Buying in Houston
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Why is it that most of the properties I've looked at won't accept paying 4% of closing costs? Am I doing something wrong?
I'm not sure how the housing market is in Houston but it's a really hot seller's market here in DFW. I'm seeing multiple offers and above list price offers. So most sellers won't even ... more
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Batuhan Sahm…, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Batuhan Sahmay asked:
Buying A House in Houston (but living in another country), Suggestions? Hello,

We are thinking of buying rental investment properties in Houston within the next couple of months. However, we are currently residing in Turkey but will most likely move there…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 26, 2016 Home Buying in Houston
Maricris A, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Maricris A answered:
Looking for a home like 11818 Mill Trail Ln
Hello,

We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the 'Buy' tab at the top ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 26, 2016 Home Buying in 77070
Joe Borelli, Real Estate Pro in Riverview, FL
Joe Borelli answered:
Can you get down payment assistance with a FHA 203K loan?
The 203K lending guidelines are pretty much the same as they are for other FHA-insured loan programs. The only big difference is 203K allows for the cost of the renovation work to be in ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
I would like to know how much home loan could I be approve with $34,000 a year income fico score of 650 only debt is a credit card of $800?
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a lender or two. Every situation is different and your lender may want to know more than what you've posted here before making any de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 23, 2016 Home Buying in Houston
Orfaschreck, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Orfaschreck asked:
What comes first? Should I sell my current house first before buying my forever home? I thought about buying another first, but then don't I need a big down payment? And will I get approved for a mortgage…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 21, 2016 Home Buying in Richmond Road Farms
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Trying to buy a home in the Conroe area or outskirts of Harris county .. Wondering is there anyway I can get down payment assistance or no money down
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and talk to a lender or two.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 18, 2016 Home Buying in Houston
Demiwright321, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Demiwright321 answered:
Seeking unbiased opinions about LGI. Are they legit? Can one really get 100% financing in this economy?
Yes, There are special programs for ZERO down. I got a USDA loan at LGI Homes and put nothing down. It was awesome!!!. I now live in a $189,000 house instead of a 2 bedroom apartment an ... more
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Christine Fu…, Real Estate Pro in Sugar Land, TX
Christine Fuentes answered:
Buying a house with itin #
Jorge, I actually have a call out to Amegy Bank right now about this. They had a program based solely on ITIN + other criteria; however, it has been a couple of years since I've discuss ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2016 Home Buying in Houston
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