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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
What is the debt-to-income ratio for FHA loans?
Hello Jon, I have gotten up to 56% DTI approval with a DU Approval on FHA. The MCC certificate program also assists with DTI issues and can give you more buying power.

If you figure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:27am Home Buying in Lower Pacific Heights
Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
During purchase of a Short Sale, the appraisal tagged the roof as needing repairs before loan. What are my options?
That's tough since you don't want to waste money doing a repair on something you are going to fix anyway. It might be a good idea to talk to the bank about your plans. They might be mor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
susanmschuler, Home Buyer in Wayne, NJ
susanmschuler asked:
Buying a home in the Bay Area...only for the wealthy? We live in the Bay Area, and want to buy a home in the North Bay or Marin, but we don't have 20% to put down on an $800K or $1 million home, and rents are at an average of $4k/month.…
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in 94118
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I will be transferring to San Fran for my job next fall. When should I look to buy - is this a fast market to buy in?
Yes, it is a fast market and the earlier you familiarize yourself with it, the more prepared you will be to act decisively when you jump in.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
--looking to buy a condo in a small complex(fewer than 15 units),do you suggest a home inspection?
Of course. Buyers always need a home inspection.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Andrew Liebe…, Real Estate Pro in Sunrise, FL
Andrew Liebenhaut PA answered:
First time home buyer - tax credit for 2013?
There is a program that I use that provides 10,000 towards your down payment and closing costs. It is a zero interest and zero payment loan that is only due when/if you sell the home. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Buying in 94107
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
Are there any down payment sources besides personal savings and borrowing against 401K?
Yes there are quite a few. You can use gift, or a second mortgage or a community second. There are many ways to get around the 20% down. I would be more than happy to help you. We have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Andrew OC, Home Buyer in 92704
Andrew OC answered:
WHO IS THE PROPERTY OWNER?
The county assessor should have the record since they only tax the home owner.

If you want to find out yourself online, you can get a title report within few minutes on website such ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in Ingleside Terrace
Jameslstewar…, Home Buyer in Pompano Beach, FL
Jameslstewardjrjr answered:
What's the best way to find out about pocket listings?
Anything Con to fool the buyer. Use common since here people. If the house is worth the money, why hide it? This is just another rip off ploy from real estate thieves...
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2015 Home Buying in South Beach
Marcio Wilges, Home Owner in Boca Raton, FL
Marcio Wilges answered:
Does the deadline to remove contingency over the weekend fall on the end of business Mon? 11:59PM Mon.? or to the hour:min the contract was ratified?
I agree with a lot of brokers here that you should never take anything for granted. Speak to your agent or whoever it is that you are liaising with if you have any problems. With any lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Julie J, Renter in San Francisco, CA
Julie J answered:
the listing for 2200 Market St #320, San > Francisco, CA 94114 is a scam.
This "agent" is still trying to "rent" this apartment

they are a frequent fraudulent poster, usually using the phone # (646) 878-9735.

In the last month alone, he has posted apart ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Replacing Old Victorian Bay Windows
You should try getting quotes on this from a few other companies. The comparisons should tell you if it's a reasonable price, and also if you can find a better deal. You should definite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
fancy, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
fancy answered:
How can I show money given to me monthly by my housemate as income so that I can buy a home?
If you show passive income on your income tax return, which should be included as part of your package, you should be able to demonstrate that income. You probably have offsetting expe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Lizete Santos, Real Estate Pro in 94105
Lizete Santos answered:
What is your view on the Shipyard SF (Lennar) project? I am considering investing (longterm) in 2BD townhome currently expected to be around ~800K.
Hello Ad,

It's a burgeoning neighborhood with considerable potential for increased growth. Buyers who are currently priced out of SF are looking to areas like Hunters Point and Bayv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
How can I start looking for a home?
Get a better sense as to what you can afford by talking with a mortgage broker/lender.

Then you can pair up with an agent and review the inventory, get a better sense of the neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in 94109
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Can I afford a $1M home in San Francisco?
Hi,

Meeting with a local loan agent would be a great start.

Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Bidding War Strategy: what is the best approach to winning a real estate bidding war?
Hi,

Well, there are several, but each situation is unique. For example, some sellers may want a free rentback, long close, etc.

1) Ask what the seller is looking for in addition t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in Outer Sunset
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
How do I know if my finances are "together" enough to start thinking about buying a house?
Hi C. T.,

Meeting with a local loan agent would be a great start.

Please let me know if you need a recommendation.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in San Francisco
Robert Rapp, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Robert Rapp answered:
We plan to make an offer on a condo. It has no inspection reports, seller wants to sell it AS-IS. Is that a good idea?
Hi Dillipb1,

I am sure by now you've completed your purchase or perhaps moved on to another property. That said, regardless, it is always important to complete your due diligence as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in 94118
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