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Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
I have bought a Foreclosed home couple months back and now realizing that there are tons of things that needs to be fixed which were not found as
Always have a property inspected by a professional home inspector.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Foreclosure in 77077
valmono, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV
valmono answered:
I am married and my husband and i both have bad credit scores, his is mid 500s and mine is 620. Can i get a FHA loan if my mom cosigns with 715 score?
For your low fico score home loan programs, email me on ms.cwoods61@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Credit Score in 77077
Kevan Pewitt, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Kevan Pewitt answered:
I requested a list of lenders from my agent. He sent one name. What do you recommend.?
I would also recommend asking your friends and network for recommendations if any of them have recently purchased a home. They can give you fresh advice on lenders that currently activ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Can seller back out without his wife's signature?
You need a lawyer. Your contract probably does not permit the seller to back out and chances are it says they agree to comply with all reasonable requirements to complete the sale.
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0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Home Buying in 77077
Mario Tavares, Real Estate Pro in 77020
Mario Tavares answered:
house in Texas (Houston) and price between 100000$ - 250000$
Hello.

Absolutely, you can buy a home in Houston, Texas being from Europe. Of course the process is easier when paying cash for a property, but if you need a loan I have a list of m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in 77077
Barbie Miller, Real Estate Pro in Pearland, TX
Barbie Miller answered:
real estate school
I went to Champions School of Real Estate and was very pleased with their classes and instructors.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Agent2Agent in 77077
Alan Harper, Real Estate Pro in Sugar Land, TX
Alan Harper answered:
Is it absolutely necessary to payoff an ~$9,000 collection account before being approved by a lender regardless of credit score being above 620.?
Every lender is different. Some will not give you a loan with any collection accounts. Some will just look at the debt to income ratio. Get pre-approved through 2-3 lenders and see what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Credit Score in 77077
Jimmy Farag, Real Estate Pro in Sugar Land, TX
Jimmy Farag answered:
we had a contract to close 4/26/13, we did not close due to change in lender and paperwork not ready. we asked for extension until 5/10/13.
I would recommend trying to have another extension. I understand that seller might be frustrated but extending for another 7-10 days is better than putting the house back on the market ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in 77077
Jackie Clark, Real Estate Pro in 46818
Jackie Clark answered:
Cancellation of a new home contract
I'd say the answer to your question depends on the language of the contract you signed. Often the builder's contracts are different than the standard purchase agreement used by a Realto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 77077
Jackie Clark, Real Estate Pro in 46818
Jackie Clark answered:
The broker signed a hot check of commission to agent. What should agent do?
Yikes, perhaps there is a clerical error? I'd hate to think my broker knew that check was going to bounce! I'd speak to him/her first before taking action.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 77077
Jackie Clark, Real Estate Pro in 46818
Jackie Clark answered:
I am closing in another week, I had asked for 4% in closing costs but the lender said the maximum allowed is
I wouldn't think that a resuction in the purchase price would require another aprrraisal. However, it will require the file to be resubmitted to underwriting for review.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 77077
Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
Maintenance fees
"Typical" is a word I rarely use when describing Houston real estate ... it's an incredibly diverse market, even within restricted geographical areas.

I located five gated communitie ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Buying in 77077
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
I own a duplex in texas and my tenant is 30 days past due.
This is a legal question so you want to run it buy your attorney.

What the law is and how the JPs follow the law are sometimes two different things.

In my lay person's opinion you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 1, 2012 Rental Basics in 77077
Heather Mack…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Heather Mackinnon answered:
How much is the new construction house in zip77077. per sqt feet price? Guides to buying a new construction house? How long is the completion day?
The zip code 77077 is located in the energy corridor. The area has long been a popular one because of location. There is only one area of new construction homes in that zip code. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
1.How much tax a foreigner has to pay if he sold US property ? 2. Does a 65 years foreign buyer entilte to 20% off the property tax ?
You are responsible for the difference of the original purchase price and the latest selling price, the amount being a positive number would be a capital gain, this would be income made ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
Lane Tuetken, Real Estate Pro in Thornton, CO
Lane Tuetken answered:
Who's responsible for paying taxes on a home that was supposed to close in Dec?
In Colorado, the seller is responsible for the taxes up until the day of closing.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 28, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
Jackie Clark, Real Estate Pro in 46818
Jackie Clark answered:
Our mortgage lender told us we can't close today since the papers on their end are not ready yet. Any consequences if we refuse to sign?
I would seek the advice of a real estate attorney. Unfortionatly, this is occurning more and more with the new restrictions on the lending process.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 25, 2011 Home Buying in 77077
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Voices Member answered:
westchase area
Sanjeev, Royal Oaks is the answer to what you are looking for. It is a beautiful community, so serene and so private. Our guards are at the gate 24/7 and the landscaping is breathtaki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 27, 2010 Home Buying in 77077
Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Cypress, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
Does anyone know what the crime stats are in zip code 77077, specifically near Lakeside Green Condos? Is this a good place to invest? Why or why?
That area has been reported in the Houston Chronicle to have some higher crime rates, but zip codes are fairly large areas and each community is different. Like other post here, you ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Crime & Safety in 77077
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Is pay or quit notice required by TX law? Only received vacate notice.
Typically we don't use pay or quit...... it's just a vacate notice these days. Often you can work out something with the landlord.....ie pay your rent, pay your late fees, etc, but yo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2008 General Area in 77077
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