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Mari Landgre…, Real Estate Pro in Chatham Township, NJ
Mari Landgrebe answered:
There are many houses listed for sale in the new listings category that are not actually for sale. Seems to be the ones from "kylesells.com
Sometimes, it takes a while for Internet sites to update listings that have gone sold pending or have even closed. Your local MLS sites are more current in their information as far as ... more
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Caitlin Rowo…, Home Seller in Auburn, IL
Caitlin Rowoldt answered:
are there any areas in springfield that have green homs newly built with a club house, pool, and landscaping as well as gated or very safe?
Your best bet would be Chatham IL just outside of Springfield there are a few developments that have those features.
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Can I sue even though I never requested earnest money, and the house appraised for less?
Welcome to America where anyone can sue anyone for any reason. The question is would you win or be wasting your time and money on a lawyer. To answer the question will take a lawyer to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 7, 2013 Home Buying in Springfield
Mortgage Man, Other/Just Looking in Atlanta, GA
Mortgage Man answered:
I WOULD LIKE TO DRAW OUT MY 401K FOR A 1ST TIME HOME OWNER LOAN DOWN PAYMENT. i HAVE $16000 IN THERE AND AM LOOKING AT $30000 HOMES. ANY EXPERIENCE?
Using your 401k for a down payment is completely acceptable. It will not be considered income thus will have no impact on your ratios/DTI,,,, but thats not what you asked. You'll have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in 62704
Mari Landgre…, Real Estate Pro in Chatham Township, NJ
Mari Landgrebe answered:
wondering if there is a limit on the amount of income you can make and still qualify for the 8000 dollars
I'm not sure what 8000 dollars you are talking about but most grants do have income limitations. Check with your lender to determine what type of grants are available and what the inco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Home Buying in Springfield South Corridor
Jane Locascio, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, IL
Jane Locascio answered:
Could rental income be used towards mortgage qualification, if there's no 2 year landlord history present for a 4 unit property?
When applying for a mortgage, you will be asked to provide a copy of your most recent tax returns. Income and expenses related to real estate rentals are usually reported on Form 1040, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Buying in Springfield
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
is it unwise to purchase the highest priced house in a neighborhood>?
Too many factors come to play with a such a question--how much more expensive, does the property suit your needs, is it your dream home, how long do you plan on staying, it may be the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Home Buying in Springfield South Corridor
Trevor Hunti…, Real Estate Pro in Port Townsend, WA
Trevor Huntingford answered:
We would like to bid on short sale house with a mold issue using a VA loan. The seller will not fix the issue prior to close. Any suggestions?
Biochk - The mold issue will most likely come up no matter what loan option you use so it is something that you will need to figure out a remedy to. Just as an fyi though most banks on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 Home Buying in Springfield
Gus Pishue, Real Estate Pro in Everett, WA
Gus Pishue answered:
Are there additional fees when purchasing a home on Lake Springfied? Such as association fees, any extra utility fees, etc...
Jaime,
It will depend upon the home. You should really talk to a real estate agent in your area. They will be able to get you all of the information that you will need. They will al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 2, 2011 Home Buying in Springfield
Linda Dressl…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Linda Dressler answered:
Where could I locate a nice home in a nice neighborhood which has a rent to own,CFD or lease to own option?
There are many of those options out there right now. Your best bet would be to work with a Realtor®. A Buyer's agent can help you find something that meets your criteria. Their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 1, 2011 Home Buying in Springfield
Linda Dressl…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Linda Dressler answered:
I was wondering what the area is like at 1044 North 5th . Is there alot of crime and apartment houses. telger6@yahoo.com
Pamela:

Here are a few good websites to look up the statistics of the neighborhood you are asking about...

mylocalcrime.com
www.neighborhoodscout.com/il/crime/

If you need the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2011 Home Buying in Springfield
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
How much down payment for a 21,900 Condo?
The down payment depends on what kind of loan you get. You need to speak to a lender first, to find out what you qualify for. You can get and FHA loan for as little as 3.5% down. Good l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 21, 2011 Home Buying in Springfield
Doris J. Bai…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, IL
Doris J. Bailey answered:
I am trying to contact a rep of Advantage Realty regarding the old flower shop on MacArthur. You can contact me at scolbrook@aol.com
Dear Scolbrook,
If you haven't gotten the information concerning the old flower shop on MacArthur, then give me a call217/553-1065. However, I will need more information concernin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 29, 2011 Home Buying in Vinegar Hill
Stephanie Dr…,  in Pequannock, NJ
Stephanie Drag answered:
what sq ft is 11,901.88?
Sam,

I am sorry but I cannot answer your question because I am not sure what you are asking. Is the 11,901.88 a monetary amount? Or is it an amount of feet? If you clarify your quest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in Springfield
Lana Schweit…,  in Springfield, IL
Lana Schweitzer answered:
How do you find out if a home has mine subsidance or other foundational issues?
I personally live in a mine subsidence home and have quite a bit of experience in this matter. I know the right people to talk to and find out if there has been a claim if so how much ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in Springfield
Tina Davidson, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, IL
Tina Davidson answered:
can you tell me how much school district really matters in buying home ,we have a 4 yr old and we are planning for 4 bedroom with pool.Any advice?
The importance of school district is a personal preference. For buyers with school-age children or grandchildren looking for a specific school district, it can be very important for var ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 15, 2010 Home Buying in Lake Pointe
Steve Hayden, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, IL
Steve Hayden answered:
looking for info on lots still for sale in lake point subdivison springfield illinois
Good orning:

We just listed a home at 1416 Coralberry in Lake Pointe subdivision. Rather than build, let me offer this property to you for viewing. It would place you in the subdiv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 11, 2011 Home Buying in Lake Pointe
Zach Seales,  in Columbia, MO
Zach Seales answered:
looking for info on lakes still avialable in lake point estates in springfield illinois
I work with Guardian National Bank and we have real estate contacts in every region of America. I would love to get you in touch with someone in that area. Please contact me at the info ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 14, 2013 Home Buying in Springfield
Leah, Both Buyer and Seller in Springfield, IL
Leah answered:
whats are the best neighborhoods in springfield, IL?
If you can afford $150k and up, the West side is best.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 22, 2010 Home Buying in Springfield
Race1, Home Buyer in Springfield, IL
Race1 asked:
What is the process for buying back taxes in Menard County Illinois.? When you buy back taxes how long do you have to wait to try and collect them from the owner of record. How long before you take ownership thank you.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 7, 2010 Home Buying in 62707
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