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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Is this house 1764 saxon blis active?
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 2, 2013 Home Buying in 32725
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
I've been trying to buy a house but those cash buyers are making it way too difficult for the sellers t ...
You have to be looking in your realistic price range for what you are qualified for.
Get pre-approved, make sure all your savings for down payments, closing costs and reserves are ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 3, 2015 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Nick & Trudy…, Real Estate Pro in Devon, PA
Nick & Trudy Vandekar answered:
How negociable are bank owned homes?
Banks will accept reasonable offers. But you usually need to pay both sides of transfer tax and u and o permits plus any repairs. Short sales are moving a little quicker. Some of the is ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
What can you do to protect yourself when a seller decides to sell to someone else before they sign the contr ...
In NY its's anybody's house until contracts are fully executed between buyer and seller. The only other way to protect yourself is to have a sales binder in place which actua ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Jason Hillia…, Real Estate Pro in Strongsville, OH
Jason Hilliard answered:
i would like to see a house recently purchashed at 11806 princeton circle, Strongville,OH,44149
At your convenience, please give me a call at 216-258-8515! Jason Hilliard, Keller Williams
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in 44149
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
How long does it Glen Oaks co-op to sell? Is it possible to sell the unit and get a house at the same time ...
The lenght of time will depend/vary by pricing, marketing, condition, etc.; therefore consider listing with a broker. As for selling/buying at the same time--it may be possible, for a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Selling in 11426
Maureen Mason, Real Estate Pro in Pacific Grove, CA
Maureen Mason answered:
Can the seller threat us to cancel the short sale after bank apporval?
Sherry-
I'm a little confused about your process. All the short sales I've been involved in work like this:
a buyer makes an offer that a seller accepts
the seller's lender then prov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in 93933
Curly Sue,  in Texas
Curly Sue answered:
hi I am about to buy a house for 109,900. But the appraised at 103,300 with should I do . thanks Sharita ...
Didn't I just answer this question a minute ago?

Pay the difference or have the Seller come down to the appraisal price. A lender is not going to loan you more than the home is wort ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Village 12
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
I have an agent that helping me look for a house ,it has been 2 months now we didnt get any offer accepted ...
Most likely the biggest problem is the down payment as you are competing with buyers who have a lot more skin in the game. What would you do as a seller if you had equal offers, one wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013 Home Buying in Los Angeles
anon ymous, Real Estate Pro in Veradale, AR
anon ymous answered:
Is the house at 6817 N. Adams still for sale?
This home already has an offer and is under contract. If I can help you in looking for other homes available for sale, please give me a call. Thank you!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Town and Country
Blue Sky Home…, Real Estate Pro in Littleton, CO
Blue Sky Home Group answered:
What are the risks of buying a home "as is"?
There are many risks of buying a home as is. It all depends on your purchase price and the condition of the home. Lets say you buy a home for $250,000 and that is retail near the top of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Denver
T S, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
T S answered:
My husband and I are new Home buyers. We have no credit at all and we have no cr ... it possible to find a house under 100,000? ...
Do you have any money to put down? Good rental history? Contact a local lender or mortgage broker who will go through your financials and credit worthiness with you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Buying in 23235
Mike Knapp, Real Estate Pro in Pagosa Springs, CO
Mike Knapp answered:
Re: 861 Meadows Dr - this house sold in Oct. 2012 for less. Why is it back on the market? Problem ...
I sold this one, it is NOT back on the market. The data in Trula is dated and sometimes will not reflect the update on price, status or sold info. I did not have it listed so I can't up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Pagosa Springs
Lea Shaw,  in Austin, TX
Lea Shaw answered:
Can I get pre approved before I sell my house even though I won't have the down payment yet?
Absolutely, in fact I encourage all sellers to get pre-approved prior to selling their home so that they know what amount they can be qualified for on their next home.
I would be happy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in Austin
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
In contract for home damaged by Sandy. No structural damage. Lower level needs walls & flooring. Subfloo ...
This is often a catch 22 that needs to be worked out. There is no easy answer and someone has to give in or it can't work. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in 11561
Laura Karamb…, Real Estate Pro in Downers Grove, IL
Laura Karambelas answered:
my daughter was looking at a house she loved, but the agent that was there told her it would cost her 70,00 ...
Good morning!

Yes, in our current market there can be 5 contracts on a property. Our inventory in Downers Grove is down about 19% from last year while our sales are up approximate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Home Buying in Downers Grove
Toni Nicholas, Real Estate Pro in Burlington, NC
Toni Nicholas answered:
Why do many sellers seem to not make much effort, or worse-work against selling ... , particularly since we are not in a sellers market yet? ...
...assuming you meant sellers, many sellers may be in financial distress and may not be able to do any necessary things to help sell their home. Further, there are many agents who are n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Home Buying in Saint Louis
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
I am interested in buying a property in Pacifica. What is a good research resource for buying a foreclose ...
Hi Keith,

All properties, whether distressed or not, are going into contract with little delay during this STRONG Seller's Market. So, you should keep ALL of your options OPEN.

M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Pacifica
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
how long does it take to get the title for the house we purchased? we closed the deal in early January, ...
Hong Yao,

This probably depends a lot on the area. If you are dealing with NYC, don't hold your breath.

Actually, you might call the title company that closed you and nudge them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Contract termination after inspection
You can if you had your Realtor include an Inspection Contingency:
This would allow flexibility to re-negotiate or walk away.
Otherwise; you are bound by the term of your Purchase Agr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in 06101
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