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Andrew Palum…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Andrew Palumbo answered:
WHY DO YOU KEEP SENDING ME PROPERTIES THAT ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR? I KEEP CHANGING MY PROFILE BUT YOU DON'T PAY ATTENTION.
Sites like Trulia and Zillow (Zillow owns both) are really just a starting point. Some of the data is good, some is bad. This is really a marketing site for agents and not a real esta ... more
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Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
When to get a Escrow Holdback for a house that has major peeling paint outside and a big hole in a Garage Wall that is attached to the house?
Escrow holdbacks are used when work on a home is not completed or an obligation that the seller has committed to has not been finished prior to closing. A perfect example would be lands ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Gerald Feens…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Gerald Feenstra answered:
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in 60601
Jim Broline, Real Estate Pro in Hinsdale, IL
Jim Broline answered:
can i buy a home in chicago near mosque or islamic center?
Why not build your home near the large mosque under construction on 91st Street. 6 Normandee Court Burr Ridge vacant land is a water front on a secluded cul de sac.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 23, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Christina Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Christina Feeney answered:
how do i change my search parameters. trulia doesn't listen. I want either rent-to-own or to buy a single-family house. NO CONDOS! NO RENTALS!
Hi Chris.
There is a great company called Home Partners of America that does rent to own properties. Please contact me for further information.
Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 20, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
how much value does an unfinished basement add to a home verses no basement?
It varies but on average it may be ABOUT 14%.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Trevolyn Hai…, Real Estate Pro in Highland, CA
Trevolyn Haines (909)262-6221 answered:
how long until after you short sale can a mortgage be acquired?
Depending on your particular circumstances, FHA may allow you to get a mortgage just one year after a short sale so speak with a lender.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 15, 2015 Home Buying in 60653
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Can I Change Realtors while under contract for a property?
I would talk to the managing Broker of the Realtors in question. If you are not comfortable working with someone you are in a bad place. However this person could be the procuring cause ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 15, 2015 Home Buying in 60653
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
In the affordability map above why isn't the entire area of Lakeview included; especially the areas along Lakeshore Drive?
Because the areas of Lakeview are large. If you want help with the New York at 3660 N. Lake Shore Drive I would be glad to help you. I am a long time Chicago Realtor.
Thanks
Noah Seid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
What percentage of an FHA loan is used for down payment?
IT IS 3.5% down payment for fha
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015 Home Buying in Irving Park
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
are there lenders that wil loan with credit score of mid 5's?
yes but the better the credit = better rate
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015 Home Buying in 60622
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
i am buying an estate sale multi family property in Chicago..is there anything different with this type of sale vs other property sales?
extra inspection cost and loan type your local realtor should be able to guide you
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015 Home Buying in 60622
Mark Saunders, Real Estate Pro in Newark, DE
Mark Saunders answered:
How can I get someone to rent me a condo with option to buy in chicago?
Rent to own can be hard to find reach out to a local agent to see if they can help
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 8, 2015 Home Buying in 60601
Judy Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Judy Mitchell answered:
My husband and I would like to buy our first home! What are the requirements? Help please
You should check with a lender. They will help you with your credit questions. Where I practice real estate 620 credit score has been strong enough to get a mortgage. The other facto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2015 Home Buying in 60804
Anorldrichin…, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Anorldrichinvesmentcompany answered:
I have a Credit Score of 615, and I am looking for loan and a home or condo? Can anyone help me with for real?
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
short sales in illinois how long does it take?
If you are still waiting from 2009, when you posted the question, it may be time to look to move on...... My longest short sale that a buyer had patience for took 12 months and the buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 2, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
nikki dumas, Real Estate Pro in chicago, IL
nikki dumas answered:
Does anyone do no income verification mortgages?(800 Credit Score, consistent monthly payment on rent for 4yrs, can pay up to 35% down payment)
Tracy Powell in Miami does Illinois, Florida and others does investment . apx 9% -3 year ! good for if you need a quick loan 7-10 days. call me at 773-278-8778 for her info
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
i have bad credit im trying to find someone to help me learn how to buy my first home & fix my credit
I suggest you reach out to a local bank or lender, sit down, in person, and discuss your financial situation.

He or she should be able to advise you as to what you need to do to get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 25, 2015 Home Buying in 60804
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
how do I find the assessment amount for any property i am interested in ? Thank you.
Ask me or us and we can look it up in the multiple listing service for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2015 Home Buying in Chicago
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