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The CNY Agent…, Real Estate Pro in Manlius, NY
The CNY Agent Team answered:
FHA 203K appraisal causing issues.
Is a licensed real estate agent representing you? If so, this is a question for your agent.

Questions to ask:

Was the house appraised by an independent appraiser in 2012? Or was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in 13205
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the ruling on parking in the University area? If I have a 6/4 two unit do I have to offer off street parking for each bedroom?
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 Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Buying in Eastside
Rebecca Kall…, Real Estate Pro in San Tan Valley, AZ
Rebecca Kallhoff answered:
I have been thinking about buying a house and fixing it up on the near westside. Im not sure how to get started. Does anyone know?
Your best bet would be to get with a local Realtor and discuss what you are looking to buy, price range, area, ect... They should be able to help you out!
Best of luck selling!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in Syracuse
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Do I have to present a pre approval before the offer is accepted??
What is your agent advising; generally a mortgage pre-approval letter accompanies the offer...
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in Syracuse
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
I have a customer looking for storefront with size of 4000 sqt to buy on erie blvd near the university. Any idea of the cost? Thanks.
Since you're an agent, I would direct you to checking the MLS in your area.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 18, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I'm interested in working with the Banks for the Property Preservation of FCL homes. I don't know how to get contracts
If the properties are Bank owned, (REO's) then you will have to go through a Realtor;
the Banks will not talk to you, or co-operate with you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Spriggs, Sco…, Real Estate Pro in Syracuse, NY
Spriggs, Scott answered:
How do I buy a house with poor credit?
If you are in Syracuse, Empower Federal Credit Union has a program for first time homebuyers that works with the buyer to help them buy a home. It is a one-year program where they revi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in Syracuse
Bob Allen, Real Estate Pro in Liverpool, NY
Bob Allen answered:
I'm looking for a rent-to-own . I need it to be located in the City of Syracuse. Will have an approval in 2-3 months.?
Best bet would be to contact Donavan Pieterse of RE/MAX Realty Plus. Web is donavan@easy-to-own-home.com.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 15, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is there a bathroom on first floor? What other rooms are on first floor? Is there any help available with snow, mowing etc.?
Since no link is visible, any local agent/realty office can provide the information, therefore consider a call; you can locate some area agents under the find a pro tab.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Debra Lawren…, Real Estate Pro in 13031
Debra Lawrence answered:
can we qualify for a mortgage if we are not americans,and we have 10% of down payment?
Your qualifying can be best answered by a mortgage professional. Contact Dave Allen at Prime Lending at 315-561-2742, I know he can help you or contact the bank that has your savings or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
I must be a complete idot , I cant seem to find a way to list my house for sale
Pick up the phone and dial a local professional Realtor. Realtors sell more houses than anyone and get you the best price as well
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
should i use a buyers agent if we are buying a new home from a builder?
I would. Builders are not held to the ethical standards that a Realtor is and they have been known to do things or say things that are not always the truth. Having an agent that is work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 21, 2011 Home Buying in Syracuse
Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in 34108
Rich Homer answered:
Why am I getting important information too late and who is to blame?
Jen,

Your Realtor should have advised for a home inspection. The cost to the buyer is about $250.00 and should be written as a contingency in the contract. The inspection is usually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 Home Buying in 13204
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
My church family would like to buy a church building in the Syracuse,Ny area. Where should we start?
Check with some local real estate brokerages and ask them if they have any agents that specialize in commercial properties. The majority of agents handle residential listings. What you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 8, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We live in a Ranch w/ a basement laundry. My wife can't go downstairs to do the laundry anymore. Should we remodel or buy one with a 1st fl.?
To simply remodel, or buy another altogether, is a decision only you can make, based on your finances, wants, needs, etc...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 14, 2011 Home Buying in Syracuse
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
In this market if you have the money in the bank for the amount of the house you want to buy, should you pay cash or take out a loan?
To see what makes most sense and is most beneficial for you, consult with your tax professional and or financial planner.....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Syracuse
Marita Topmi…, Real Estate Pro in Carmel, IN
Marita Topmiller answered:
We had a horrible realtor do we have to continue with her?
Hello New Home Buyer,

Did you sign a buyer's agreement to use the first agent? If not, she can't
make you use her. Certainly not in Indiana. If you signed a contract wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 5, 2011 Home Buying in Syracuse
Patrice, Real Estate Pro in New York
Patrice answered:
Where can I find a investor-friendly Realtor who is willing to think outside the box & work with me so that we can both make some money?
Call John Adolfi, Adolfi Real Estate. He is what's happening in this 5 county area. Check out adolfire.com John@adolfire.com. 315-695-6434. Have a conversation with him about wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Home Buying in Syracuse
Merritt Noel, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Merritt Noel answered:
who gets good faith money back when real estate ad. last year taxes and new asesmen. taxes listed 2000 but taxes realy are 4000 cant qualify for loan
Sorry to hear about your current situation. Unfortunately, most of the time it is not until you try to qualify for the loan that one would get a tax certificate which discloses the act ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 15, 2011 Home Buying in Syracuse
Cindy Rosen, Real Estate Pro in Pine Bush, NY
Cindy Rosen answered:
i have a credit score of 600, is there any banks that will approve me for a home loan?
There are some but better to apply for an FHA loan.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 16, 2011 Home Buying in Syracuse
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