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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Switching Buyer Agents
If the listing agent and the agent you dealt with are in the same office then that is a Dual Agent situation and you get less representation than if you have your own Buyers Agent. I do ... more
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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in 91355
Laura Coffey answered:
i signed short sale house and i put 10000 dollar deposit against that house, finally bank deny my loan, but seller attorney tryin to keep 5000 dollar
The CAR purchase agreement clearly states time is of the essence. It is very important that you choose a Realtor to help you follow contract guidelines. When your lender does not approv ... more
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Lori Hanson, Real Estate Pro in 92656
Lori Hanson answered:
Moving out of state, want to buy a home in Austin(first time home) where do i apply for the loan here or Texas?
As long as you find a lender that is able to write a loan in Texas it really doen'st matter other than being familar with the rules of the state and any local requriements for the loan. ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi agents, if rent payment is the same or less than a mortgage payment of a similar property, what does this indicate for the market?
If he is a "numbers" person, then did he factor in the NET cost of owning versus renting?

Did he factor in any tax benefits (write offs ) for interest and property taxes?.........

... more
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Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
A lead from Trulia recently contacted me regarding a listing agent asking for cash (up front and under the table) to guarantee she would get the home.
I heard of an agent offering money on the side to a listing agent to help ensure that the buyer got the property. The listing agent reported it to the manager. Turned out it wasn't aga ... more
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Natalie Locke, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Natalie Locke answered:
Experienced Agents: What is your personal style during the inspection? Follow the inspector around the home asking questions? What is most helpful?
I prefer to have the buyer come for the last hour, so that the inspector isn't distracted. But, if I have a very hands-on buyer who wants to crawl in the attic with the inspector, ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Anyone heard of a legit "Rent to Own a distressed property". I have a client asking about this but my initial thought is it has to be a scam.
The Banks are not in the Landlord business.
This should be a 100% guarantee of a SCAM.
Some people are more vulnerable than others; they will think they are making out on a rental, an ... more
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Declaring Bankrupt, Can we still buy?? My Husband is going to file for 'bankrupt'. Can he attempt to buy a home once his process is done?
He will not be able to buy a home for a period of time and, yes, you will need to take measures to rebuild your credit afterward. The time frame is different depending on whether you f ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
New credit, but Want to buy!!'
Most mortgages require 2 years from the discharge to loan again. Yes he will need to rebuild credit. you could visit a local and trusted loan officer who can guide you with what he need ... more
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Mahesh Patel, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Mahesh Patel answered:
i have cash for a doublewide but have bad credit can i get into park
Thanks for your question. When you say you have cash for a dwide.. are you saying that you will pay all cash for the home?
If so, You should not have a problem, you can always explain ... more
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Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
do unpaid internships count as employment history?
Absolutely! I am assuming you were interning while going to school for same line of work. I would write a very strong letter to the underwriter showing that not only does your internsh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Home Buying in Orange
Sinead McAll…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sinead McAllister answered:
How can we get our deposit back because we did not qualify for loan?
Depends on how your contract is written....
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Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
I am interested in buying my grandfather's house. Is there any benefit concerning taxes I might have?
HI Tiffany,

Yes you can! Between parent child and grandparent and grandchild.... Porp 193 (BOE-58G, Rev 06-11)
I do have the information about all of the transferring. Conta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012 Home Buying in Orange
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
my husband is working,but i'm not. i'm going to school and looking for job.i wondering can we buy a house if my husband earn around 28,000
You'll need to get pre-approved. If you have no other debts, lenders can allow up to ~36% of your income for housing costs. Then you need to find what homes at that price point are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012 Home Buying in Orange
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Buying a vacation home in Michigan. I need to switch brokers.
You will need some help with this one. A broker I trust told me the seller does have the right to control the lender, so talk with your RE agent's broker and see what can be arrang ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Home Buying in Orange
Karen Fenn, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hlls, Anaheim,...
Karen Fenn answered:
No Seller Property Questionnaire?
Hi Cahomebyr,

Technically, an investor is not exempt from disclosure. In your purchase agreement, you had the option of requesting an SPQ or a SSD. If you asked for a SPQ and the s ... more
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Mahesh Patel, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Mahesh Patel answered:
Hello,I am trying to get a pre-approval for a loan around 230-240k. However, when I turned in my w-2 for 2008 and 2009. The loan officer said I do
I am not a loan officer, but I would talk to another lender and get a 2nd opinion.
Good luck.

Mike Patel
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 22, 2011 Home Buying in Orange
Garcia Kinca…, Real Estate Pro in 92706
Garcia Kincaid Group answered:
Is it a good idea to do a closed-end deed on my land to the builder of my new home?
Depending on your particular situation I would seek the counsel of a Real Estate Attorney. Sorry couldn't offer a strong opinion:(
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Buying in Orange
Mahesh Patel, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Mahesh Patel answered:
Please Help: I'm purchasing a home and am in escrow. The 1st lien holder will be paid in full. The 2nd lien holder is short to close & has
Hope you can close the escrow! Verbal approval don't mean much.. so my guess docs will not be ordered. Hopefully the 2nd will let go some and take what they can.

How long hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Home Buying in Orange
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Getting ready to sign escrow papers. One page has 4 different alias' they say I am know as and they want my signature for each alias. What do I?
If the papers are incorrect, don't sign.

Usually, that's not a significant part of closing. If your name is Jonathan, the alias typically would be "Jon" and mayb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Buying in Orange
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