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Clverost, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Clverost answered:
I might buy a house in a flood zone. What can I do to ensure it is low risk? FEMA is hard to reach-who else can I contact? Is this a bad investment??
As the seller of a home in a flood zone, let me add the following:

1) I went to http://www.myhomeclue.com/faq.html which took me to Floodsmart.gov entered my home address. It said we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 12:01pm Home Buying in 07675
Albiecardew, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Albiecardew answered:
Cost of removing a big tree and the roots of the tree
The cost of tree removal often depends on the size of the tree and the placement of it. Since you would like the roots removed as well, that may cost more. I would suggest contacting a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2015 Home Buying in 07675
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in clifton, NJ
Andrew Tisellano answered:
A family court judge appointed a lawyer as power of attorney on sisters listing of home,I am power of atty. on the mortgage account,who gets to act ?
As far as the foreclosure. It depends how far along the bank is in the process. You may be able to slow down the foreclosure process if you have it listed for sale and get an offer. Is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Buying in 07675
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
I was not told the house was in a flood zone. Now I find out I can't get lending because if the flood zone issues. Can I get my earnest money?
You may well be protected by theo mortgage contingency in your contract. Read it over carefully, talk to you agent, and better yet, your attorney if one is involved in the transaction. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Home Buying in 07675
Keith Lawren…, Real Estate Pro in Saddle River, NJ
Keith Lawrence answered:
Can I get my earnest money back on a home offer I made?
Based on the information you stated, you can get your earnest money back once the contract is voided. The listing stated that it was not if the FEMA Flood and through the closing proce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Home Buying in 07675
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
What can I do about a seriously flawed appraisal? Came in 50k less than proposed purchase price, but there are many factual errors in it.
Drdrowsy - regarding your comment:

"claiming he did the best he could. I would think that a desire to have pride in ones work would compel someone to make corrections, but that ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 19, 2011 Home Buying in Old Tappan
Manny Cabani…, Real Estate Pro in Hillsdale, NJ
Manny Cabanilla answered:
Why are tax accessed values for properties in Old Tappan significantly lower than asking/sold prices?
Tax assessed values have nothing to do with market values. Tax values are only used for tax assessments. That is why Old Tappan like Alpine, Englewood Cliffs and Saddle River have rel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 10, 2010 Home Buying in Old Tappan
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