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Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Should a seller allow the buyer to stay in the home prior to closing?
NEVER! Good things come to those who wait, what's the rush?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Selling in 15146
Qmojae, Home Buyer in Neptune, NJ
Qmojae answered:
when a buyer has a home inspection -can the seller be present?
As a home buyer I felt really insulted and uncomfortable about the sellers being there. Especially when you never disclosed that you would be, or having you pets run around after I told ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Alvin King G…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King GRI,BA,REO answered:
Does a tenant who's renting a home that is being sold have to leave the premises when a home inspector comes to inspect home?
Meg, most states do not require the occupant to leave the property during a home inspection. The home inspector has a job to do that could seem to be intrusive but is A necessity. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Alvin King G…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King GRI,BA,REO answered:
Can a seller refuse to allow a buyer a private home inspection if no mortgage company is involved?
The Seller does not have to allow A private home inspection, and the Buyer does not have to purchase the property either. These are terms that should be addressed in the purchase agreem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Alvin King G…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King GRI,BA,REO answered:
Do cash buyers usually request an appraisal to justify selling price as a contingency when offer price is less than list price?
We have seen Cash Buyers that don't request an appraisal, and also cash buyers that do request an appraisal. Appraisals are normally requested by the lender, and can be used as justifi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
We are planning on buying a bigger house in the next year. What kinds of updates can we do to get the most value out of the sale of our house?
Since you specifically asked about updates, I would say that updating bathrooms and kitchens, along with updating windows and any systems that require this improvement, should result in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Selling in 15146
Melissa Polce, Real Estate Pro in 28031
Melissa Polce answered:
shady dealings?? need some advice
is this an above ground pool? Tell em' to take it...that ought to shush up the occupants(and remember that they would need to remove and make whole again the area that the pool was on)- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
Can my husband and I get a loan for a house with credit scores around 600. we are first time homebuyers
The best thing to do is visit your local bank, Credit Union, etc and just apply... If it is successful, then congrats, If it isn't, they will tell you why... Many times it can be someth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Bessie, Both Buyer and Seller in Norwalk, CT
Bessie answered:
Seller wants inspection report even though we are not buying the house.
The flip here is how reliable are all these general inspectors these days? My contractors flat out say many are horrible and just out to cover themselves with cookie-cutter check-lists ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Jennifer Dil…, Real Estate Pro in Murrysville, PA
Jennifer Dillman answered:
Your agent should present all offers to you. If you feel they are not, I would contact the manager at your agent's office to see what is going on.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Gita Bantwal…, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal ABR/CRS/SRES/CDPE answered:
Do real estate appraisers usually match the sales price on home & does agent hire the appraiser?
The lender hires the appraiser . The buyer pays for the appraisal. Appraisers have guidelines and look at recently sold homes and other criteria . When you buy a home you can make the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Does a buyers agent need to attend the home inspection in Bucks County PA? If not, should the seller's agent be there?
Regardless of the situation...put yourself in the shoes of your customer, what level of service do you think they would want and deserve?

I think you know the answer!

0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Kim Stawicki, Real Estate Pro in 15642
Kim Stawicki answered:
Am I legally obligated to stay with my broker after the lost of the first bidding process on a home?

You will want to look through all the paperwork you signed and see if there is one called a "Buyer (Tenant) Agency Contract". If so, you will need to terminate that contract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in 15146
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Looking for month to month leases near or in Monroeville/downtown Pittsburgh. One bed, one bath. $600-$900.
Month to month leases are difficult to find but there are some complexes that might consider short term rentals. Check with the Stonecliffe apartments (in the high rise) on Stroschein ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 Rentals in Monroeville
fran, Home Buyer in Monroeville, PA
fran answered:
I own a house in University Park in Monroeville pa. I would like to sell my home on my own as the realtor fees are so high. Any suggestions?
Hello we buy homes direct from banks and owners in Monroeville , curious were you home is located and what price you are asking.Thx Fran
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Selling in 15146
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Voices Member answered:
I have an accounting client of mine looking for a lease purchase, not having much luck. How are the homes found as opposed to a traditional buy?
I'm a local real estate agent. You can give them my number and I can look it up for them.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in Monroeville
Lauren R. Kl…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Lauren R. Klein answered:
In case of the house sell - buyers with agents visiting house - how sellers can be protected against the abuse/negligence?
Hi Jim
Marianne & I always encourage our home owner/sellers to pack up valuables (i.e. collectibles, breakable items & heirlooms, etc.) prior to listing the property. Your every day va ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 28, 2012 Home Selling in Monroeville
Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
Know real estate is about sales, but my wife and I are hoping to rent a 2/3 BR home or town home in Monroeville. Can anyone help or offer leads?
Go to and hit the down arrow to find "rentals", or go to and choose the "renters" tab. Rentals in Monroeville will be pricey, due to close proximity to Pittsburgh. ... more
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