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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Is it smart to put my boyfriend's name on the deed if I buy a house without a mortgage?
No. It would not be smart. You did the smart thing. Unless, and until there IS a marriage certificate, the answer is a resounding "No!".

The fact that he's trying to bully you into ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 24, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Sarah Frankl…, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Franklin answered:
When do you need a real estate lawyer when purchasing a house? How about in a cash deal?
I am not a realtor but, I am married to an attorney in Philadelphia who recently had a case where a family (his client) paid a developer to build a home and, a year later that developer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 20, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
 Lillytena, Real Estate Pro in South Miami, FL
Lillytena answered:
What are Residential Construction Costs in Philadelphia, PA?
Survey respondents broke down construction costs into 8 major construction stages. Interior finishes, at 29.6 percent, accounted for the largest share of construction costs, followed by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 13, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Ecdeluca, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Ecdeluca asked:
Looking for highly qualified inspector and contractor for a gut-job in the Havertown area. Any recommendations and tips? We are relocating from out of state and are looking for highly competent folks for the inspection and construction. The homes we are interested are typically over 100 years and will need…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 4, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Requesting status of 24 Ronald Circle, Springfield Twp, Montgomery County, Oreland, PA 19075-1320 Is this property sold? Still Available??
Any local REALTOR can give you a status update. Keep in mind, if you saw a "foreclosure" listing here on Trulia or Zillow it doesn't necessarily mean it's available for sale. These sit ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Aug 2, 2016 Foreclosure in Philadelphia
jumbosource, Real Estate Pro in Valdosta, FL
jumbosource answered:
Jumbo mortgage question
In most cases yes, over 417 is a Jumbo. There are financing options available up to 95% for buyers with good credit.

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 29, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Desiree, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Desiree asked:
Are ther any grants for settlement cost for Bank Owed Homes? grant to buy bank owed properties?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 28, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Joe Borelli, Real Estate Pro in Riverview, FL
Joe Borelli answered:
Looking for FHA 203k contractors to rehab & remodel in Philadelphia. Any recommedations?
In order to fund a 203Krehab loan, a lender needs to be approved by FHA to originate under its various home loan insurance programs. You can access the link below for the latest, update ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 26, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Jose, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Jose asked:
want to move to levittown,pa area hello, i wanted to know if you knew if levittown, pa is a safe and gay friendly area"? not like we be holding hands or pda we are not like that, want to be somewhere safe and the houses…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 25, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Stevenrshook, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Stevenrshook answered:
Is title insurance necessary if I am buying a property with 100% cash? What are the risks of not having one at closing?
Victor,
Seek the advice of your attorney. Several real estate agents below are clearly giving you legal advice, which is against the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Suzanne, Home Buyer in Agoura Hills, CA
Suzanne answered:
what does off market means?
A new company has popped up in my area with a website showing off-market (non-MLS listed) homes. www.rexchange.com. They have some $40M homes too!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 13, 2016 Home Buying in Point Breeze
Desiree, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Desiree asked:
Bank owed property. Is there and grants for purchasing a bank owed property.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 10, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Bernis Parker, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Bernis Parker answered:
How do you buy a house for $1 in Philadelphia?
HOW CAN I BUY ACITY OF PHILA

DALLOR HOUSE
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 23, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
How to get rid of a fha loan insurance?
Once you have at least 20% equity in your home, you can go back to your lender and see if they can drop it, or you can refi with another lender.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 23, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Farrah Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette Hill, PA
Farrah Robinson answered:
DO WELLS FARGO CITYLIFT PROGRAM STILL EXIST IN PHILADELPHIA?
CityLift Program is back in Philadelphia. However the process seems to be very slow.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 2, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Becveillon, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Becveillon answered:
Are there legit rent to own programs? My credit is 625 and I am looking to own a house in the northeast area 19141
If a down payment is also a problem, you can qualify for a USDA loan. I know you there are down payment assistant programs. Just keep researching, and don't give up. The one thing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2016 Home Buying in Philadelphia
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