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Shawn G. Was…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Shawn G. Washinko answered:
Purchasing as is home from Freddie Mac. Broken sump pump, furnace, exposed wiring, Will they fix?
No, the "as-is" you mentioned in your question means that you are buying the property at the price you agree to in the condition it is in. Just make sure you offer a price low ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94080
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Hello, I want to buy a home that is in short sale. This home has mold damage in the basement. What is my bes ...
Tony you definatelt do not want to complete any work that you have to pay for until you own the property. The risk is too great in a short sale. A short sale is never completely accepte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in 47130
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
Help with a property in Almaden Valley
Hello NT and thanks for your post.

Hopefully, you are working with a Realtor to represent you. If so, work with your Realtor to review the Natural Hazard Report, which, in our count ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 12, 2010 Home Buying in San Jose
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
Is a sump pump needed in Chicago homes? Should I not buy a home without a sump pump?
Chicago can get some really big thunderstorms and a lot of rain can fall in a short amount of time. Sump pumps are very common in my area even in homes that are not in flood plains. A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 25, 2010 Home Buying in Chicago
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Do basements with sump pumps fill up with water?
If the sump pump fails they can. The reality of the situation is that it all depends on drainage. If the cellar can drain and the drain pipe is clear normally you should not have a prob ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in Olathe
Jerry Barker, Real Estate Pro in Atlantic City, NJ
Jerry Barker answered:
Wet basement
You should have in your contract an escape clause to where your no longer obligated to purchase the property if the home inspection turns up the need for repairs that exceed XXXX.xx dol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 22, 2010 Home Buying in Ramsey
Kent Gagon, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Kent Gagon answered:
how can I know if the house I am going to buy can get flooded?
Flooded by what? Are you looking for flood plain information? If so visit for the flood plain maps. If you are looking for other information consult a local agent and have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 01701
Joan Braunsc…, Real Estate Pro in Morris County, NJ
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
Radon Levels in a House - East Brunswick, NJ.
Sorry, I'm not Mr.Sacktig, but the radon will have to be dealt with until it is below 4 pci.
For this reason, there is no reason to be concerned because you will not be moving i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Home Buying in East Brunswick
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
We're scheduled to close on a REO "as is" 4/1/10. Tomorrow will be a week away and we haven& ...
It sounds like somebody did not do their homework. If you are 1 week from the closing on an 'as is' purchase, as all REO's are, and your attorney has not keep on option f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 24, 2010 Home Buying in 60707
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Al Akerman answered:
I am purchasing a home in Harvey, IL. It will be a 100% cash transaction, what are the steps needed to go for ...
If you've already found a home that you are interested in and there aren't any Realtors involved, then hire an attorney who will guide you through all the necessary steps of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 20, 2013 Home Buying in Harvey
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
good or bad to buy a house with a sump pump

A "sump pump" is like an insurance policy. You may never need to use it but it's reassuring to know that it's there in case you need it. We had a sump pump in our cellar for ov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in Indiana
Mike Walker, Real Estate Pro in Stow, OH
Mike Walker answered:
IS IT TRUE that in cuyahoga falls you have to bring a house up to code to be allowed to sell it?
The city of Cuyahoga Falls offers a free inspection available to home owners and prospective buyers. This is not a point of sale inspection that is required in some communities. This in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2009 Home Selling in 44221
John the Bru…, Home Buyer in Connecticut
John the Bruce answered:
I am interested in buying an as-is home. At the height of the market the home was priced at 280K. Two years
With supply being as high as it is, and the resultant fall in pricing, you can afford to be more picky. I'd spend more to get a home that doesn't have as many issues, especially conside ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2009 Home Buying in Chicago
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Voices Member answered:
Is this serious problem?
I would recommend a home inspection. You can have one done before you put in an offer so you will know of any problems. I don't know what the cost is in the Chicago area for a h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 Home Buying in 60601
Tj Roberts,r…, Real Estate Pro in 43221
Tj Roberts,realtor,CNHS,ABR,E-PRO answered:
Im a first time homebuyer considering purchasing a home in the Clintonville area. I'm a little apprehens ...
Kristen,The power outage was a tree fell on wires,that happens anywhere,All basements have experienced some water,40 years ago.As you know Clintonville is a older community,so this woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in 43214
J R, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
J R answered:
Help! Continuous stream of water running in our basement.
Unfortunately you waived the engineer inspection. I would NEVER advise waiving an engineer inspection, even on new construction, much less on a home built in 1930. Whether or not the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2009 General Area in Worcester
Sj209, Both Buyer and Seller in California
Sj209 answered:
Considering buying home in New City with Sump Pump
It depends on the size and location of the sump pump. In general, they are inexpensive to maintain. Sump pumps are very common in basements. Where is your sump pump located? Back up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2009 Home Buying in New City, NY
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
water in foundation,big problem?
Please ask your agent to advise you immediately as you are probably on a deadline if you are having inspections.
Any thing found on inspections is a reason for the buyer to cancel. Bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2008 Home Buying in Atlanta, GA
Very Angry L…, Home Buyer in Michigan
Very Angry Lombardo Customer answered:
Has anyone purchased a Lombardo home, or had them purchase yours for their It is Possible Program?
Yes, I am renting a condo to own with Lombardo homes. I am cancelling my contract and telling them where to go. Extreme problems from the day I moved in. Too numerous to list. After ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying
Mathew R. Li…, Real Estate Pro in Norwich, CT
Mathew R. Lisee answered:
Bank owned house
Bank owned properties are great deals, you can protect yourself with a home inspection.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2008 Home Buying in 01020
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