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Laurie Holyc…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Laurie Holycross answered:
when a buyer has a home inspection -can the seller be present?
Hi Marge,

Usually the seller is not present and if they feel the need to have some present they have their agent there. The home inspection is paid for by the buyer and it insures t ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I paid for a house inspection report and gave this report the seller. The deal was terminated. Now the seller took my name off the report &
It's not uncommon, but I'd ask your inspector. They are the ones who are hurt by this action and probably know the laws surrounding it. I would never trust another agents or buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in 15146
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Should a seller allow the buyer to stay in the home prior to closing?
NEVER! Good things come to those who wait, what's the rush?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Selling in 15146
Alvin King, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King answered:
Does a tenant who's renting a home that is being sold have to leave the premises when a home inspector comes to inspect home?
Meg, most states do not require the occupant to leave the property during a home inspection. The home inspector has a job to do that could seem to be intrusive but is A necessity. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Alvin King, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King answered:
Can a seller refuse to allow a buyer a private home inspection if no mortgage company is involved?
The Seller does not have to allow A private home inspection, and the Buyer does not have to purchase the property either. These are terms that should be addressed in the purchase agreem ... more
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Alvin King, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Alvin King answered:
Do cash buyers usually request an appraisal to justify selling price as a contingency when offer price is less than list price?
We have seen Cash Buyers that don't request an appraisal, and also cash buyers that do request an appraisal. Appraisals are normally requested by the lender, and can be used as justifi ... more
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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
We are planning on buying a bigger house in the next year. What kinds of updates can we do to get the most value out of the sale of our house?
Since you specifically asked about updates, I would say that updating bathrooms and kitchens, along with updating windows and any systems that require this improvement, should result in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Selling in 15146
Melissa Polce, Real Estate Pro in Cornelius, NC
Melissa Polce answered:
shady dealings?? need some advice
is this an above ground pool? Tell em' to take it...that ought to shush up the occupants(and remember that they would need to remove and make whole again the area that the pool was on)- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
Can my husband and I get a loan for a house with credit scores around 600. we are first time homebuyers
The best thing to do is visit your local bank, Credit Union, etc and just apply... If it is successful, then congrats, If it isn't, they will tell you why... Many times it can be someth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Bessie, Both Buyer and Seller in Norwalk, CT
Bessie answered:
Seller wants inspection report even though we are not buying the house.
The flip here is how reliable are all these general inspectors these days? My contractors flat out say many are horrible and just out to cover themselves with cookie-cutter check-lists ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Jennifer Dil…, Real Estate Pro in Murrysville, PA
Jennifer Dillman answered:
Your agent should present all offers to you. If you feel they are not, I would contact the manager at your agent's office to see what is going on.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Gita Bantwal, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal answered:
Do real estate appraisers usually match the sales price on home & does agent hire the appraiser?
The lender hires the appraiser . The buyer pays for the appraisal. Appraisers have guidelines and look at recently sold homes and other criteria . When you buy a home you can make the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Does a buyers agent need to attend the home inspection in Bucks County PA? If not, should the seller's agent be there?
Regardless of the situation...put yourself in the shoes of your customer, what level of service do you think they would want and deserve?

I think you know the answer!

0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Home Buying in 15146
Kim Stawicki, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Kim Stawicki answered:
Am I legally obligated to stay with my broker after the lost of the first bidding process on a home?

You will want to look through all the paperwork you signed and see if there is one called a "Buyer (Tenant) Agency Contract". If so, you will need to terminate that contract ... more
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fran, Home Buyer in Monroeville, PA
fran answered:
I own a house in University Park in Monroeville pa. I would like to sell my home on my own as the realtor fees are so high. Any suggestions?
Hello we buy homes direct from banks and owners in Monroeville , curious were you home is located and what price you are asking.Thx Fran
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Selling in 15146
Fran and Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Yardley, PA
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
Is is possible to find a nice lease purchase (single family home) property in the Monroeville PA area?
Anything is possible with the right agent. Start interviewing for one today. A good local agent may be able to provide you with what you are looking for as well as good alternatives.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 6, 2012 Home Buying in 15146
Luther Worma…, Real Estate Pro in North Huntingdon, PA
Luther Wormack answered:
i have a loan with a company on requesting copies of my payments since the start of loan they said it has been shredded due to data protection
Hi Lisals,

Finance is not my specialty, but think of it this way. If you were to say I don't own you any money I paid you already. They are going to say no you didn't and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2011 Financing in 15146
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