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Nigel Chapman, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Nigel Chapman answered:
Home Buyers Credit Question
If it is your primary residence and you qualify for the credit, then you can apply as soon as you close. I assume you will be filing an ammendment to the 2008 return.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Jane Pagel, Real Estate Pro in Denison, IA
Jane Pagel answered:
who pays agent in unlisted REO?
No. Because the house isn't listed with a real estate agency, the agent who showed you the house would not be paid by anyone unless you agreed to pay them. However, most banks wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 26, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Lynn Carlson, Real Estate Pro in Altoona, IA
Lynn Carlson answered:
On short sales, once you get an answer from the bank can you negotiate the offer? 1st offer was 146 bank wants
You certainly can negotiate. It is up to you how much time you want to spend negotiating, expect at least another three days for an answer. You are pretty close, at $6000 difference, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Jerry Lorenz, Real Estate Pro in Strongsville, OH
Jerry Lorenz answered:
Hi, i am a buyer of a short sale! we are clear to close since july 29th, 2009. Why do we have to wait for the?
The problem with short sales is you never know how long the selling lender will take to close. As a Realtor and consumer I do not understand this situation. You would think they would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
underwriter gave us a clear to close, is everything done?
You need confer with mortgage broker all parties use different terms difficult to render an opinion unless the professional is part of your file. Have you spoken to the underwriter?

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 30, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
James Mooney,  in Urbandale, IA
James Mooney answered:
I have a closing date on a short sale for the 16th of july 2009. Can the closing date change?
Simply put, yes. In a short-sale, there are many things that can delay a timely closing. Just prepare to be patient, retrieve last minute documentation & signatures, and communicate e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Beccajaffe,  in Olive Branch, MS
Beccajaffe answered:
I want to make an offer on a foreclosure - how do I find a Realtor to help me?
Hi Maralyne, I am appalled to hear how badly these agents have treated you, but honestly it doesn't surprise me. As in any profession there are bad seeds out there. It's hard to know wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2009 Home Buying in Bloomfield-Allen
Adam Shoop, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Adam Shoop answered:
Does no garage mean resale will be impossible?
Hello Mrs. Smith,

It really depends on the buyers needs when re-selling the house. With that said most buyers place a medium to high importance on having that space to park their veh ... more
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Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Dana Schuster answered:
We've just relocated to Des Moines & would like to lease a house for a year. I'd like to work with a Realtor,
Realtors do receive some compensation (from the owner of the property) for doing rentals. I am sure a local realtor would be happy to work with you(and some speciaize in rentals) in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
I'm interested in buying a WA MU forclosed property that Deutsche bnk bought up the house needs to be torn
Keep in mind you wont receive a standard lender loan on property, you may have to go too a local bank request a personal line of credit OR PAY CASH property.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 26, 2009 Home Buying in 50317
Sarah Pesek, Real Estate Pro in Ankeny, IA
Sarah Pesek answered:
I am interested in a couple of bi-attached homes in Des Moines. I am interested are they hard to re-sell.
Essentially you are going to be competing with townhomes and homes both. I would say for resale you would primarily want to see what the resale market is for townhomes in the area. Fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines, IA
Susan Webster,  in Des Moines, IA
Susan Webster answered:
Where is a good place to split a commute North and South?
I'm thinking the reason this hasn't been answered is that is has been mis-placed in the Des Moines Real Estate Market when it seems to belong in Seattle?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines
Tyler Osby, Real Estate Pro in Urbandale, IA
Tyler Osby answered:
We are thinking of buying in the Waterbury area of Des Moines. It is a bit close to the recently highlighted
Hey Grace!

I'd be happy to connect you with an inspector if you'd like. The "500 year flood plain' has really become a huge concern for buyers. I can appreciate your concerns and I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2009 Home Buying in Des Moines, IA
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