Not sure why you would choose to buy a home without a Realtor. Most commissions are paid by the seller. I feel it is very important to use one to protect you throughout the whole process. They will protect you and walk you through it. Finding the home is the easy part, getting it together is the part where you will see it is worth your time to work with a Real Estate Professional.... more
If you do not need a loan and have enough cash to pay for the home this shouldn't be an issue, you can buy right away.
If you need a loan, and you just defaulted on another (broke your promises to pay) I suspect a lender is going to want to know just know why you did that and also see that you have been re-established financially. Doesn't that make sense to you?... more
Hello Javajim, a good indication of a listing by a realtor is a sign in the front yard, they often stand out by broker name, flyers etc. You can also use my website by enterting the house # or street its on, this will show active and pending listings by real estate agencies. Beyond that if you provide the address I would be happy to dig up any previous sales information. Alex... more