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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What is a better rental property, a condo or a house?
A house.

Lots of reasons why: From the possibility of greater appreciation to greater ease of renting the property to the drawbacks of a rental unit in a condo.
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Luis Ramos, Real Estate Pro in 91910
Luis Ramos answered:
I am trying to buy a foreclosure VA home in NC. Contract expires in 3 weeks, appraiser wants items fixed. ...it is a "as is foreclosure
Hi Cj,

It is also important to look at what type of bank owned property this is. Is this a Hud home? If it is, they sell all homes strictly as-is and are even exempt from installin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 91913
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
Seller delayed closing as promised
The person who gives you advise needs to read your contract. If you don't have a lawyer, consider signing up for pre-paid legal services and ask them to review the contract and give yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in 91913
Sinead McAll…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sinead McAllister answered:
want to buy in the east lake area townhome or condo
Hi Patty,
I would love to show you some amazing homes. Feel free to email or message me directly with what you're looking for and I can send you a list of homes we can go take a look a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Buying in 91913
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
For new construction home, is it better to deal directly with the company's agent than bringing in your own realtor/agent? what would be the?
I ALWAYS think it's better to use your own agent. Remeber, that friendly person sitting at the sales center works for the seller. A good buyer's agent will or at least should negotiate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012 Home Buying in 91913
LUXURY HOME…, Real Estate Pro in El Segundo, CA
LUXURY HOME LOANS CA answered:
I am trying to buy a condo in East Lake San Diego the Contractor did not get insurance for the complex for goberment loans, is this a risk, need advis
There are major banks that do not have condo owner occupied requirements where you may receive the same low rate as those that have this requirement.

My concern would be the reason t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 13, 2010 Home Buying in 91913
Cory La Scala, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cory La Scala answered:
I am very thankful for the information that I am getting from all of you, I do have to correct one thing
The last answer gave you some good information. As you can see, the type of loan you get absolutely matters, and not just in owner occupancy. I'm glad you're learning this now ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 12, 2010 Home Buying in 91913
Alex Saavedra, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Alex Saavedra answered:
First Time VA Buyer looking in Otay Lakes/San Diego
Hi B,
I do have experience with your situation. The last two homes my team sold happen to be to Navy men that were stationed in Japan. It is my experience that it is best to "re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 17, 2010 Home Buying in 91913
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
How can you tell your Realtor is being honest about the Short Sale you have placed an offer on?
Hi Sheri, while I've only worked on the Buyer side of Short Sales to date, I've had enough experience to know that every short sale is different, seemingly the only thing the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2009 Home Buying in 91913
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I signed a contract with my real estate agent that will expire in 10 days. I don't plan to renew it .
It sounds like you are pre-approve for financing through her real estate company....

Our recommendation is to always have multiple options available when it comes to financing. You m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2009 Home Buying in 91913
R, Home Buyer in Chula Vista, CA
R answered:
If a townhome can be FHA spot approved can it be VA spot approved also?
Thanks Nic. You would'nt happen to have that number would you?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 Home Buying in 91913
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in 20176
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Are there any agents out there who have used Nehemiah before?
I have used similar products (Ameridream and Genesis), same thing. Nehemiah is bigger, but more expensive. Read the blog post referenced below about Nehemiah, it links you to their si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2008 Home Buying in 91913
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