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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Is kick out clause necessary for this situation?
Why should you invest your emotional time in preparing to buy this house if he can accept another offer....?

Let's turn this around to the perspective of the seller. "Why should he ... more
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USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
Can roommate income be used as income to buy a house?
It can be used in certain loan type (My Community and Home Opportunity) and only 30% of it will be used. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, (this does not r ... more
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Abbash46, Home Buyer in Portland, ME
Abbash46 asked:
i like more info abut this home
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, Home Buyer in New York, NY
asked:
Do you provide your services in INDIA ? I am staying in India and i am looking for a good home on cheap rates.
Are you able to help me on it?
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ASt, Home Buyer in Portland, ME
ASt answered:
I am traveling to Maine in couple of weeks to look at property. I would like a realtor recommendation for greater Portland including Saco.
Chris Lavoie, The Lavoie Group, lavoierealestate.com; after having had many buyer agents in Maine/Southern Maine we luckily bought our house with him and we think he's the best! Would u ... more
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Charles Jones…, Real Estate Pro in El Dorado Hills, CA
Charles Jones VA Specialist answered:
Bad credit home loans with a decent down payment, hard to get?
Perhaps the key is this VA backing you mention. Basically what you would be getting is a VA loan,,so first off thank you for your service. Second the design of the VA loan is that you ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
I have a credit score of 653. Will that get me denied for a loan or limit what I can get for a home? First time house buyer
Hi, You can apply for an FHA loan (Federal Housing Administration), they are less strict with credit requirements. Many buyers choose FHA for this very reason but you should know they ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
Do property price changes automatically update and send for small price changes, such as 1-2%?
Hi, If the listing syndicated directly from the MLS the price change will show up within 24 hours. If the input to Trulia was manual it has to be manually changed. Hope this helps.

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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
I am considering moving to maine to retire and would like feedback on portland maine area.
Hi Elizabeth. I recently relocated to Maine and chose Portland because it is rich un culture, amazing restaurant scene, nature, and overall quality of life. I recommend visiting and m ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
How do I list a studio apartment for rent?
You should also consider Air BNB as you will make a lot more money. Trulia doesn't have a for rent by owner section but Zillow does. Other sites to try are Hotpads.com, forrentbyowner ... more
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Gail Blanche…, Real Estate Pro in Buxton, ME
Gail Blanchette answered:
Hi, I have a 622 Fico score and my partner has a 680 Fico score, I am a first time home buyer. Will we be pre approved?
The only way to know is to ask. There are programs for just about everybody. If you don;t get approved, a good mortgage person will give you advice on how to get better scores.
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
Hello...I'm considering a job in Portland so I'm looking at property prices to get an idea. What are the taxes are for the Glenridge condos?
There are some great condos located at Glenridge. I would be more than happy to assist you in looking at them! Please feel free to contact me! The prices are currently about $265/month ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
Are the storms bad in Portland Maine? Like if I get a house on the beach will it be safe?
Hi there! Storms here aren't like the storms in Florida. But you would still want to research the flood maps in whichever area you are considering! I would be more than happy to help y ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
What are the more desirable communities to live in Portland, Maine for two adults with no children?
Hi Becky,

There are a lot of great communities in Portland. Feel free to check out this site for more info on relocating to Portland, Maine:

http://www.greentreemaine.com/portland ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
Why is it when I sign up for just condos in greater Portland, ME , that I get emails everyday with 5 bedrm homes in Fla ?
Hi Sue,

I would be more than happy to set you up on a search that will send you the correct listings in Maine! Please feel free to contact me:

207-838-4034
veronica@greentreemain ... more
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Veronica Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Veronica Schneider answered:
What about a "short sale?"
Hi Joe,
Usually with a short sale the seller is trying to sell the home for less than they owe on the mortgage. There isn't always a certain percentage, but the seller is trying to get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 04103
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in ELK CITY, OK
John Burke answered:
624 Fico score, VA home loan COE, 100% disabled permanent and total
Hi Brent,

Thank you for your service.

Yes, you have a great chance of getting approved for a VA mortgage. I can do VA loans down to a 600 score in all 50 states so your 624 score ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2014 Home Buying in 04106
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Hi, good evening just checking to see if this house at 210 lane Ave is still listed, thank you.
Good Morning, That one went pending on 2 July and has ceased showings. Naturally we would be delighted to show you properties like this one if you want to contact the Murphy Team at Har ... more
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Rent to own options
Anyone willing to enter into a "rent to own" situation will probably want a large down payment and will require you to pay a higher than market rent. The term will require you to either ... more
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
I would like to know, I f I have to pay rent , If the landlord signed over the house to the bank, I do live in Maine
I would contact Pine Tree Legal and pose this question. This is a legal question and they are qualified to assist citizens of Maine. http://www.ptla.org/welcome 207 942 8241
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014 Foreclosure in 04106
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