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clj29, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
clj29 answered:
Inspection fee and appraisal fee refunded?
Same thing happened to me and my husband on a house deal. We were very upset and displaced since we were going to close on a Friday but the seller waited until Tuesday of the closing w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2015 Home Buying in 85283
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
I am a licensed real estate agent in Arizona. My broker has refused to pay me my portion of a commission earned by me and collected by him at a closi
Since a year or more has passed, what "proof" do you have that you are and were entitled to the commission? I'm not saying your aren't entitled, but the "degree" may be a subjective de ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Agent2Agent in 85283
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
We are thinking of putting solar panels on our home in tempe. Would this make our home more marketable/ increase value if we were to try to sell it?
A Realtor cannot tell you if improvements to your home will increase the value since Realtors are not appraisers. Only appraisers can tell you if an improvement will change the value o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 Home Selling in 85283
Ron, Kristina…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Ron, Kristina Wilczek answered:
Home Inspectors Recommendations
Here is a great resource:

ashi.org

It's the website for the American Society of home inspectors.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 Home Buying in 85283
Ron, Kristina…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Ron, Kristina Wilczek answered:
How much more should a home w/ a pool be at vs one w/o in the Phoenix area?.?
The answer can also depend on the geographic area. Generally speaking I've seen pools valued at $10,000 on many appraisals. On older homes in older neighborhoods I've seen them valued a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 Home Buying in 85283
Vivien L Big…, Real Estate Pro in Arizona
Vivien L Biggs PLC answered:
Hi: I am looking for recommendations for a good Title & Escrow company (price & service) which handles homes in East Valley area. Tempe/Chandler/etc.
Fidelity National Title
60 East Rio Salado Parkway
11th Floor
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tel: (480) 214-4500

More than 35 years in business, you want to make sure whichever Title Company y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 85283
Gerri Ogilvie…, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Gerri Ogilvie Bara answered:
Why cant appraisels be done after home inspections so the buyer does not lose money if house does not pass inspection?
Each purchase situation differs... there are times when it's smart to appraise first and then inspect - and times when the inspection is the best first step. In our current market in P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in 85283
Steffy Hrist…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Steffy Hristova answered:
Who would be a good resource in Tempe, az that would be able to tell me what my home would appraise for?
Mac,
I live and work in Tempe and will be happy to answer questions for you. You are welcome to call me.

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor®
HomeSmart
Tel: (480) 966-9353
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in 85283
Rebecca Kall…, Real Estate Pro in San Tan Valley, AZ
Rebecca Kallhoff Team answered:
Question on financing a primary residence in Arizona with FHA and renting out my current home
I work with some great lenders that would love to help you!
If you would like to get their information please feel free to contact me at 480-275-9566

PS. I look forward to hearing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Buying in 85283
Lucinda Tkach, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Lucinda Tkach answered:
Purchase after short sale in Arizona
Tiffany,

Feel free to contact me direct to discuss details of your short sale.

A lender can answer that more specific depending on your circumstances of the short sale.

You ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in 85283
Terri Club, Real Estate Pro in Arizona
Terri Club answered:
What are my options for financing after a short sale based on my background?
I had a client who wanted to buy a home in Arizona, but he had a foreclosure. After researching the web I found a loan program at www.cfsflex.com, they allow a mortgage after a foreclo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Financing in 85283
Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
Hi. I was in the process of applying for a loan for a home, I paid the appraisal fee, however withdrew prior to the appraisal being done?
Did you speak with your Realtor about this or call the loan officer's supervisor so that you can get your questions answered?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 85283
Roswell Moore…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Roswell Moore, CMPS answered:
If we were denied a refinance on investment property due to an oversight by the mortgage company, could we receive a refund for the appraisal fee?
I see you asked this question back in September, but I do want to bring something to your attention...

You stated that the properties have been in your family for generations. If yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Financing in 85283
Eli Flores, Home Owner in Ontario, CA
Eli Flores answered:
appraisal fee refundable on a refinance if the lender denies the loan
Can I get a refund on my appraisal deposit if the appraisal wasn't performed.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Financing in 85283
Jeff Masich, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff Masich answered:
If a home is listed as short sale approved and an offer is submitted at the list amount, can the short sale bank come back with a higher counter offer
Dear M Cox

I am assuming by "short sale approved" the listing agent meant the BPO had been ordered and approved the price. However, that price may have been approved with a different ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Home Buying in 85283
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Can I sue my real estate agent for causing my wining/accepted offer to be cancelled?
You can sue anyone you want but other than guaranteeing an attorney gets paid there's no guarantees you'll prevail and I'd check with a local attorney rather than ask this question on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Home Buying in 85283
SquidSquid, Home Buyer in New York, NY
SquidSquid answered:
Is it bad/not done to work with two banks to get two commitment letters?
I guess, if my talking to a bank and giving them information and my credit card number constitutes asking them permission to charge me for appraisal and credit report (and apparently th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 1, 2012 Financing in 85283
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
Can a realt estate agent play down a buyer for more money (commision) or discrimination? Who's going to pay for it, if my offer has been rejected?
think you need to talk with your agent's broker and then an attorney. If in fact there was discrimination of one of the protected classes, you can file a complaint with fair housing, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Home Buying in 85283
Vivien L Big…, Real Estate Pro in Arizona
Vivien L Biggs PLC answered:
Did my mortgage broker mess up? Can I ask him to compensate my Inspection fee and appraisal fee if I did not get the house?
Hello,

If you were working with a Realtor this problem should not occur. Your Realtor should let you know of any concerns and make sure the Lender is in step with the Contract as wel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 18, 2012 Home Buying in 85283
Lucinda Tkach, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Lucinda Tkach answered:
looking for an experienced agent who is willing to represent sellers
Sherry,

I know a great agent in your area that I work with. If you still need a referral feel free to contact me direct.

I also have over 7 years experience in Real Estate. I wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2011 Home Selling in 85283
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