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Thomas.ducke…, Other/Just Looking in Louisville, KY
Thomas.duckett asked:
Home inspection - first time buyer. Who do you recommend, and who should I avoid for home inspection in Louisville, KY? Please offer additional tips you wish you had know.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:15am Home Buying in Louisville
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
POC question: Who gets the appraisal fee back?
Generally your purchase contract will state in a firm dollar amount how much the seller is paying towards your closing costs and prepaid items. Example - $4000 or 3% of the purchase pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in 40258
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
Buying a home and walking away before closing.
Walking away altogether might cost you your earnest money deposit (plus what you've already spent on appraisal and inspections), unless the condition of the property is no longer accept ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in Louisville
Michael Thac…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Michael Thacker answered:
I'm looking to buy a home with my boyfriend and was wondering what we need to do in order to get a first time home owners loan?
Andrea,

Hello! If you would like to have some referrals for lenders that my clients have used, give me a call or send me an email, and I can forward some sources to you.

Have a go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in Louisville
Tbrookspilli…, Home Buyer in Louisville, KY
Tbrookspilling asked:
Listing agent holding offer and/or lying about other offers. A foreclosure has been on the market for nearly 70 days and I put a offer in for about 12% off list. Offer submitted on a Wednesday with a Friday 5pm deadline and the listing agent didn't…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Buying in Louisville
Joel Lobb, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Joel Lobb answered:
Maybe our many great lenders in our market can help our buyers on Trulia. What three things can a "buyer" do BEFORE coming to see you?
The following is a list of documents that may be required to process your mortgage loan:

One full month’s worth of pay stubs
Last 2 years W-2?s
Last 2 years tax returns
Last ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 14, 2015 Credit Score in Louisville
justbrad987, Home Buyer in Louisville, KY
justbrad987 asked:
Where to buy first home? We are interested in buying our first home soon. We are looking at the Germantown/Schnitzelburg or Shelby Park neighborhoods. But, we want a home that is going to appreciate in value. How…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Buying in Louisville
Devin Veith, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Devin Veith answered:
My parents house is in foreclosure. My father vacated the home almost a year ago. He died suddenly last week. Who do I contact if anyone?
Sorry to hear that. You can try contacting the lender or foreclosing attorney to see what your options are. Depending on what stage of the foreclosure process the house is in, you migh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Foreclosure in 40218
Jean Leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Camelback East, Phoe...
Jean Leon Magnotto answered:
Do You as a buyer or seller in the Louisville area have a question you want answered now? I am ready to help.
This isn't the venue for advertising, try writing a blog !
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Buying in Louisville
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
I had a foreclosure in 11/2011 after a job loss. My credit is now hovering around the 640 mark. Would it be possible to buy again soon?
The average waiting period after a foreclosure is between 5 to 7 years. If you have extenuating circumstances it can be cut down to 3 years - such as a situation like a job loss.

FHA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015 Home Buying in Louisville
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
home is for $149,900 i am approved for $135,000 need seller to pay closing cost how likely will this happen really would like to offer $130K
You want to offer $20,000 less and then have them pay closing costs too? $130k is 13% less than list price and if you add another $5k in closings cost you are offering them 16% below as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in Louisville
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
I am a first time homebuyer, and I was wondering how the home buying process works exactly.... Not sure what steps we should take & when...
Hi Shayna,

The home buying process can be intimidating for a first time home buyer. Where to begin? How do I find the right home? When should I apply for a mortgage? What about c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 16, 2014 Home Buying in Louisville
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Do buyers need to get a survey for their property?
I'm not sure if they need to. I think that it is a good idea to just in case though. You will want to look into this more and see if there are reasons why you will need to have someon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in 40229
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Do you think House Hunters is an honest depiction of how a Realtor works?
entertainment movies do not reflect reality. Antique Road Show=House Hunter=fiction
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Buying in 40229
Cynthia G Ke…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Cynthia G Kelly answered:
Why are prospective buyers so fearful of meeting with loan advisor? What should realtors do to remove this fear?
I would have to say that at least 95% of home buyers going to meet with their loan officers for the first or second time experience fear. It's a very natural human reaction because most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Home Buying in 40207
Rachael Hold…, Real Estate Pro in 40207
Rachael Holden answered:
which neighborhoods are the most up and coming in Louisville now? Condos and single family homes.
I'd love to help you. Feel free to contact me through my Trulia profile.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in 40207
Nick Ellis, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Nick Ellis answered:
Where can I find the date my home was foreclosed on?
It can be looked up on the PVA site. You have to have a login which I can handle if you would like to give me a call. 502-371-5005 *I say the PVA because we can pull the deed copy qui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Foreclosure in 40222
Michael Thac…, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Michael Thacker answered:
Is Lake Forest still a great place to raise a family?
Absolutely and near by Copperfield is very nice too, as are several neighborhoods in that area.

If you want to do a online search, you can via my website which is linked to the local ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Buying in 40245
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