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Lara McHenry, Real Estate Pro in Spokane, WA
Lara McHenry answered:
Is it possible to qualify for another home, if I'm not selling my current. We need to upsize, but are a bit upside down. Want to rent current.
You really should talk with a reputable lender. There are options for using the rental income from existing home to aid in the obtaining of another home. It never hurts to call your tru ... more
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Marc Cameron, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Marc Cameron answered:
looking at a wonderful old home in Springfield- jackson villle florida, is it a safe area?
Yes its a beautiful area,5 points and San Marco are also nice too if you like older homes.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Walter Colli…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonvlle, FL
Walter Collins answered:
My husbands credit score is around 580 but mine is 720, he is the only income earner.. what recommendations do you have for how we can buy a home?
You are not in such a good situation. Your husbands credit score will dictate whether you can get a loan and/or the terms. I would suggest using a credit coach to work on getting his ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 12, 2012 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Mark Meissner, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Mark Meissner answered:
i found a house for 60,000 dollars but needs 50,000 in work. what kind of loan can i get.?
Hi Tara,

There are some renovation type financing programs available. They may vary from state to state a bit. It would be best to check with a local lender to see what programs a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 19, 2011 Home Buying in Julington Creek
Donald Price,  in Orange Park, FL
Donald Price answered:
what is CDD,what cavery and long time needs pay,?
Bozidar, CDD is Community Development District. It pays for streets, utilities and other residential services. They can last from seven to twenty years. It is paid through your property ... more
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Marc Cameron, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Marc Cameron answered:
Which neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Fl. has the best public and charter middle schools?
There are plenty what area are you looking for/I can send links on schools.Call me at 904-566-2864 or email me marccameron7@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 26, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
is there bidding?
Yes, for all arms-length transactions.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 23, 2011 Home Buying in Phoenix
Rob Burns- Y…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Rob Burns- Your Realtor answered:
Is Bartram Springs a good area to live in Jacksonville? Are all the houses there a short sale or foreclosure? Will values there keep falling?
Thats all a matter of opinion, and no one can say for sure if prices will continue to fall. You need to look at your lifestyle and proximity to work, schools and shopping and hire a rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in 32216
Bob, Other/Just Looking in Rossmoor, CA
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Nadine Mauro, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
Nadine Mauro answered:
We need to send cash for a home payment in Jacksonville. We have Euros and someone has indicated to use MONEYCORP in UK, Can we trust this corporat??
Hi Miryam,

If you are banking with an international bank they should be able to make the conversion from Euros to U.S. dollars and send the necessary wire transfer. This is a pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 3, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville North Estates
Margaret Has…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Margaret Hassani answered:
to use same agent as seller?
I would recommend getting an agent to represent you and your interest. If for some reason you decide against this particular home, you'll know you have an agent who will show you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 16, 2011 Home Buying in 32204
Eric Cavanagh, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Eric Cavanagh answered:
10098 Leisure Lane S Jacksonville, FL. 32256 Is this property FHA approved?
Jorge:
It would appear that this complex (Deerwood Villas) is not currently an FHA approved complex. To check on approved developments, go here: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 21, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Corey Buck M…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Corey Buck Mann answered:
how long does it take to close on a hap sale in florida after the offer has been accepted?
I am heading to closing on a HAP sale this Thursday. We originally anticipated 6-8 weeks, but it ended up taking 9 weeks from the point of acceptance. I had a really great Owner thoug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Myrna Gatenby, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Myrna Gatenby answered:
Can i buy a home for the first time in Jacksonville. My permanent home is Italy. I do not work but my husband works as a policeman here in Italy
Yes, you can purchase a home in Jacksonville. I would need some information from you and of course the details on your needs, lender, time frame etc. Please contact me a myrna@myrnaga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Home Buying in 32246
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
looking for hud forclosures in Jacksonville, Fl
All HUD homes are listed on the HUD website: www.hudhomestore.com. However, you need to find a HUD-approved agent to handle the transaction. You can't just go and bid on homes yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Home Buying in Jacksonville
Lynn Brier-De…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Lynn Brier-De La Cruz answered:
I am looking at a Lis Pendens property in Westchester, NY. The owner owes $2M (bank) mortgage and $250,000 to the IRS. Need some advice on acquiring
Hi Sharon,

With that kind of debt, it would probably be a good idea to have a successful, knowledgable Realtor working with you throughout your purchase. You'll want to make su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 22, 2011 Home Buying in Avondale
Jack Liebsch…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jack Liebsch II answered:
what is the crime rate in this neighborhood?
Try looking up the neighborhood at www.spotcrime.com . Please be advised that the data at this site may be incomplete or inaccurate, but it may give you some useful information.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 22, 2011 Home Buying in Normandy Village
Radinka Ilsi…, Real Estate Pro in SARASOTA, FL
Radinka Ilsink answered:
who pays for the CDD loan? The builder or the Condo Association.
CDD fees are a type of property tax, so they are paid by the Homeowner, on an annual basis. They will appear as a line item on your tax bill, so you will see the difference between the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in 32259
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
When buying a home for the first time, whats my first step?
The best first step, I can think of, is to confer with a mortgage lender, and find out what you could be approved for. See if it makes sense to get a preapproval, so that you know how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 3, 2011 Home Buying in 32211
ForeclosureLA, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, CA
ForeclosureLA answered:
I have submitted an offer on a short sale and the seller is not accepting any offer until he finds someone who will rent to him. What can I do?
If the foreclosure is the auction by the trustee, and it is in 2 weeks, the bank will be the new owner, and your short sale owner will be out of the picture. Surely, the listing agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Home Buying in 32223
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