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Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Really needing help
Consult with an attorney and proceed accordingly.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Home Buying in Des Moines
Betsy Behrens, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Betsy Behrens answered:
Any recommendations for a greater Des Moines area realtor with expertise (and actual experience) with HUD homes sales and 203k loans?
Sara,
I have two HUD's closing within a couple weeks. One didn't need renovations, and the other will have renovations paid out of pocket. The lender would deal more making sure it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Betsy Behrens, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Betsy Behrens answered:
Are there any lenders in central Iowa that provide a construction loan to a permanent home loan for anything less than 20% down? Thanks
One of my friends just did a construction loan with 15% down....not sure who she went through but can find out. Are you wanting to build a new home, or add on to an existing home?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
a got a prequalification letter from a bank, put a counter offer.
If you have a contingency for financing and the bank turned you down - for any reason - you should have your deposit returned. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances here, mayb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Jessica Tracy, Real Estate Pro in North Windham, CT
Jessica Tracy answered:
a got a prequalification letter from a bank, put a counter offer.
If your bank did not give you a mortgage commitment then you are able to recieve your deposit back due to not obtaining financing. I would speak to your Realtor and Attorney to provide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Nina Harris, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris answered:
how much does having no backyard affect resale value? how much does having no backyard affect resale value/?
I would look at it as if it is on a busy street or corner property (perhaps 5% to 10% lower than a similar home situated mid-block). The ramifications would be that there are fewer bu ... more
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Erin Rundall, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Erin Rundall answered:
Is there somewhere online where you can find houses for sale on contract in Ankeny IA or the DSM , IA area?
I can set up a search for you for contract homes. Give me a quick call so we can discuss size and price etc. and I'll get it set up. 515-326-0369 Thanks! Erin
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Amy Foy, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Amy Foy answered:
I am looking for a down to earth realtor in the north des moines area. I have a pre approved buyer looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 car garage home.
Do they know which neighborhoods they'd like to see themselves in? Any school district desires? What price point were they wanting to stay in?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Home Buying in North of Grand
Wolvers Steve, Real Estate Pro in Bondurant, IA
Wolvers Steve answered:
Is the NCF program available to out-of-state buyers or is there a residential length requirement? Is there an income cap to qualify?
NFC is available to any one who will be a owner occupier in NFC targeted area's of town. It will not matter where you are moving from as long as you qualify for credit scores and income ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in 50311
Stella Lane,  in Des Moines, IA
Stella Lane answered:
Buying a house through a conservatorship in Iowa???
I would ask your Realtor to talk with the listing Realtor as normally a court date has been set by now. Sometimes all the attorney appointed by the conservatorship needs to do is go to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
how do I know if property has been assed accordingly?
whatever do you mean? I don't understand your question.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 14, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
HELP!! Wells Fargo and the home owner accepted my offer on this house, and now after delaying the closing date about two months. the
I would be curious as to how they accepted it. Did they sign anything - and by they I mean the lender? If all you have is the signature of the seller and nothing signed by the lender, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 5, 2011 Home Buying in Des Moines
Jeff Schulz, Real Estate Pro in Ankeny, IA
Jeff Schulz answered:
I'm trying to buy a short sale house and they keep moving the closing date. it is a cash offer what would take so long? the new date January 30,
You should of been warned of this type of thing happening. It may still fall apart even with a PA signed. The bank is still trying to tie things up with the seller. If the seller fil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 29, 2011 Home Buying in Des Moines
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Foreclosed Homes in West Des Moines, IA
Nader,

You will no doubt have a number of local agents jump to support your interests but we would suggest that by having a letter of "proof of funds" from your bank and a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Erin Rundall, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Erin Rundall answered:
Best neighborhood in Des Moines to lease
Hi Jim,
I think your best bets would be downtown right now as far as being close to desireable entertainment, really great low priced inventory right now, and a high demand for rentals ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 30, 2012 Home Buying in Des Moines
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Breach of contract
In order to accurately determine if you have a case--do consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate--see exactly what options you may have--then go from there.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in 50311
Debra B Albe…, Real Estate Pro in Port St Lucie, FL
Debra B Albert PA answered:
I have a credit score of 650 and make 46000 with 855 in debt each month. My girlfriend has 550 in monthly debt making 45000 with a credit score of
Bobby,
Talk to a lender. You may go to your bank or get a recommendation. You will find out how much you qualify for to buy AND most important to the process of home buying you will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 3, 2010 Home Buying in Des Moines
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in Kansas City, MO
Maria Morton answered:
HOW DO I FIND AN AGENT WHO SPECIALIZES IN FORECLOSED HOMES IN DES MOINES, IOWA?INTERESTED IN PURCHASING.
Jennifer Hartman

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 7, 2010 Home Buying in Des Moines
Kris Deaton, Real Estate Pro in Irmo, SC
Kris Deaton answered:
How long will my house continue to show up on the MLS?
I'm in South Carolina and it is standard practice for listing agents to report to the MLS when the contract is accepted and it it then "pending" and when it is "clos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 9, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
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