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Noorali6939, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Noorali6939 answered:
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Akdabas, Home Owner in Collierville, TN
Akdabas answered:
BayCoast bank said since I am a first time home buyer that I only need 10% down not 20%. Does that mean I avoid PMI? They kind of glossed over it
Best options are always with more than 20% down.

Next best options can be one of a) low rate and PMI or b) high rate and no PMI or c) low rate and high closing cost or some other com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 26, 2016 Home Buying in Boston
Vijay Rumao, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Vijay Rumao asked:
I am looking for a 203k contractor in MA I am in a process of buying a home with 203k loan. I have shown the property to around 10 contractors but none is ready to work on the property as it is through 203k loan. The repair cost…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 24, 2016 Home Buying in 01560
Ew01510, Home Buyer in Shirley, MA
Ew01510 asked:
Can I buy a multi family house in Massachusetts with a fico score of 657? I'm looking to buy a multi family in Massachusetts in the next few months. My fico score, as of today, is 657. Is this high enough?
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Margaret Cab…, Renter in 33139
Margaret Cabral answered:
Should we use the seller's realtor as our buyer's agent?
their is no way you can expect the sellers agent to work for nothing YOUR OUT OF YOUR MIND
he will want his listing commission and selling commission.

No one would get me to do that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 21, 2016 Home Buying in Boston
Estron7, Home Buyer in Franklin, MA
Estron7 answered:
Would you buy a home that doesn't have central air conditioning if it offered every other amenity you wanted?
OF course, ever hear of air conditioners?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2016 Home Buying in Franklin
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
We purchased a home two years ago and have recently found it has severe termite damage. We had an inspection done on the home when we purchased it.
State laws vary, so if it was a sizeable expense to fix and rectify you should consult an attorney in your area. If you could show that either the seller new about it and hid it or the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2016 Home Buying in 01810
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
How are people adjusting to the train noise in Bella Woods?
I grew up very close to the train tracks as a child. I certainly became used to it to the point of not noticing it. Did you know the tracks were there when you purchase in Bella woods ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 18, 2016 Home Buying in 01876
Chana Tate, Home Buyer in Decatur, GA
Chana Tate asked:
Do have any legal recourse if I was sold a house without a termite clearance letter in Atlanta, GA? My husband and I recently purchased a home. My agent represented both the seller and the buyer which I am finding to be a big mistake. At closing there was not a termite clearance letter…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2016 Home Buying in 02090
Lonnie Bailey, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Lonnie Bailey answered:
Does the buyer's agent need to be present at home inspection to recieve their portion of commission from seller's agent?
As a first time buyer I just ran into a problem because my agent couldn't be there for the inspection, and the inspection ended up being incomplete. Now we have a situation where we hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2016 Home Buying in Watertown
Tammy Luzar, Real Estate Pro in Burleson, TX
Tammy Luzar answered:
Seller did not fix agreed upon repairs. Can I withdraw from purchase?
Yes. Essentially, they've broken the contract. It's now voidable (meaning you have the power to void the contract if you choose). Talk to your realtor and to title, but you should be sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2016 Home Buying in 02492
Ian, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Ian asked:
The lender did not close the house on time, did not inform me to extend the contract, now the seller doesn't want to give the deposit back. I am having this situation where the house wasn't closed on the closing date.
1) April 25: I heard from my mortgage company that the comps for the house are $1000 less than the selling…
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2016 Home Buying in 02703
Emegarry, Home Buyer in McDade, TX
Emegarry asked:
Found two MLS id's for same property, with way different appearance We looked at a home (bank owned) that was presented as a partially-finished basement, and at first glance it appeared like an abandoned attempt by the previous owner. We put in an offer,…
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2016 Home Buying in 01341
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