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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Closing cost how much should I pay?
Closing costs vary greatly and will depend on many things, such as lender fees, title fees, property taxes, insurance, etc. Only way to know for sure is to sit down with a lender who ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 26, 2015 Home Buying in 98498
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary Krismer answered:
When do you get house key after closing?
Somewhat surprising no one has mentioned the rule under the state-wide forms. You are entitled to the keys at 9:00 p.m. on the day of closing. Typically though if the house is vacant ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Andrew Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA
Andrew Lewis answered:
Is the zip code 98409 in Tacoma WA is a relatively safe neighborhood to live and raise a family?
Hey there,

I have been living in the 98409 area code for 2.5 years now and have only had a package "stolen"off of my porch as a crime. I suspect the mail man had more to do with it t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in 98409
Brett Warren, Real Estate Pro in Abington, PA
Brett Warren answered:
i have questions about master insurance for my condo.
Don't assume anything. If you closed on this unit and obtained financing to do so, the lender would have required a master certificate of liability from the management company to make s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
I bought a condo finally but they said..
Ahh, so it's really a townhouse as opposed to a condo? There is a difference, and generally the insurance under the master policy will only cover common areas for townhomes. So you wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
jameskim80, Home Buyer in Lakewood, WA
jameskim80 answered:
I got a my key for condo finally!!
I think thats what my agent going to do.. She just txt me and she will call lock smith
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Im buying townhouse style condo.. But has little problems about dog poops
These really are the questions that should have been addressed during your due diligence period. So now that you are this far along in the process, you will need to call the HOA to get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
do you need to do wire transfer the money the day before closing ?
To be on the "safe side" I would highly recommend doing the wire transfer the day prior to your scheduled closing. Pushing it to the day of closing would be inviting risks that really s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Dave  Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I'm first time homer buyer. this is short sale condo and I have some questions..
Ask your agent for list of utility firms
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
jameskim80, Home Buyer in Lakewood, WA
jameskim80 answered:
Can anyone explain me what this is mean?
I did.. But nobody answered :(
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 20, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
question about Form 17( sellers disclosure form )
You need to show the form 17 to an attorney if you want ti explained & translated.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 15, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Anna Matsuna…, Real Estate Pro in University Place, WA
Anna Matsunaga answered:
I heard you need to pay either cashiers check or bank wire transfer when you do closing. I m thinking to buy short sale condo full cash ( no loan )
I have never heard of a wire transfer having issues with a RE transaction with an escrow company. After all you must authorize any and all transfers.
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Anna Matsuna…, Real Estate Pro in University Place, WA
Anna Matsunaga answered:
I'm buyer and i asked agent that i want to see Seller's disclosure (form 17) do you need to sign form 17 after read form 17?
Yes, you are required to sign the form 17 after you go over it, either accepting it or not.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
jameskim80, Home Buyer in Lakewood, WA
jameskim80 asked:
im a buyer and trying to buy short sale condo. i asked my agent that i want to see sellers disclosure (form17).
after i read this my agent told me to sign this. do you really need to sign form 17? because i read sellers disclosure ?…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
Anna Matsuna…, Real Estate Pro in University Place, WA
Anna Matsunaga answered:
Im buying condo for cash. No loan Do i need to order appraisal ? Or i dont need to? I asked my agent about this before And he said if i
That's up to you. Generally an appraisal is done for the benefit of your lender to be sure they are lending an appropriate amount. In this case there is not a lender. If you are worr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Leonard Hunt, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Leonard Hunt answered:
Does bank approve list price ? This is short sale. Lets the bank list a condo for 110k. And i offered banks list price and seller choose me and
Good question. No one has that answer. It does depend in the sold- pending listings in the area. It's good to have a solid relationship with your realtor. This way at least your ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Anna Matsuna…, Real Estate Pro in University Place, WA
Anna Matsunaga answered:
how long does it takes to move in short sale condo?
Length of closing depends on how fast you can close once you have approval. What does your contract say? Talk to escrow and find out how much time they will need to put their paperwor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 26, 2014 Home Buying in Lakewood
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I offered bank approved price.
James,
Please don't accuse your agent of lying. Short sales are very complicated and dynamic. They are not recommended for everyone. I'm sure I have a lot more grey hairs on my hea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
Anna Matsuna…, Real Estate Pro in University Place, WA
Anna Matsunaga answered:
how long does it takes to move in after bank approved?
If you are offering cash usually the bank will require a fast closing. It its basically as fast as you can close and the bank and escrow can get paperwork together to close. Your contr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If you buy condo with cash ( no loan)
James,
To answer your question, "When do you get formal written approval from the bank?"
The answer is anybody's guess. Short sales are unpredictable and uncertain. They can take ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 22, 2014 Home Buying in 98499
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