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Lorri Jackson, Home Owner in Pittsburgh, PA
Lorri Jackson asked:
bought a house with a huge plumbing issue can I hold seller and the agents liable? Before I closed on my house, my contractors discovered the septic was backing up in the lower floor bathroom. I reported this to my agent. i also spoke to the neighbor who was aware the…
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Buying in 20187
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
I bought a house and found a huge plumbing issue, is the seller liable?
If the seller did not know of the problem beforehand, and there was an inspection done that said everything in the house was fine, then it's not their responsibility. I would recommend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 20187
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Recently bought a house and 3 months later I have encountered sewer problems.
Potentially they are, but it will take a judge and jury to find out. You need to speak to an attorney about what's going on and the level of exposure you have and the seller ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 20187
Jean Leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Camelback East, Phoe...
Jean Leon Magnotto answered:
Closing on 12/8 Plumber incorrectly installed hot water hose bib now house, crawl space flooded. Buyers want me to pay for their new tenants hotel fee
I would check your contract and talk to your broker, maybe even an attorney. Most contracts have a clause that addresses changes or damages during escrow. Good luck !
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Home Selling in 20187
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
I bought a home in Florida "as is". It was advertised by the seller as having a "newer roof". It leaks and is the original roof, not new.
It all depends on the contract and seller disclosures.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in 20187
Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
Is it possible to get preapproved and still not get a loan?

You have some great answers. I echo most of them. Yes it happens but if the loan officer is doing their job correctly then it should be extremely rare. Did the loan officer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 28, 2011 Financing in 20187
Heather, Home Buyer in Warrenton, VA
Heather answered:
When the lender looks at your bank statements and sees overdraft fees will they turn down your loan?
Everything else is fine, they already reran mine and my husband's credit and said everything is good, I have never missed a payment on my rent and have been living at the place i a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 27, 2011 Financing in 20187
Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
If I have excellent credit but don't work and my husband has lower credit but makes $140k is it possible for me to get a home loan?
Plyman1, anything is possible with enough time and money but you need to speak with a lender that can analyze your credit, income and assets to give you a solid determination of what yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 15, 2011 Financing in 20187
Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
If you have a house that had started the forclosure process but then worked out a payment plan with the bank , is it possible to get a loan
Yes it is possible but there are many details you need to share.

1. How long ago did the foreclosure proceedings start?
2. Did you end up having a loan modification?
3. Are you do ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jul 15, 2011 Financing in 20187
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
Is now a good time to buy a condo? How do you determine a price in this market for a condo in a good?
Don's information on doing the math to look at pricing is good but you also need to look carefully at the condo building and assocation as well before you make an offer. What is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2008 Market Conditions in 20187
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