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Sai N, Home Buyer in 98053
Sai N asked:
paying rent of $1300 for an one bedroom apartment , so taught of buy a 2bedroom condo or small house under the budget of $300k in bellevue area My questions:
1. How much down payment required?
2. What are the agent fees for buying home?
3. in case if we know in advance if we are able to pay loan mount , can we sell and pay for…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 24, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
doomspace, Both Buyer and Seller in Fort Worth, TX
doomspace answered:
Getting a mortgage from big national banks vs. local lenders?
I am going through hell right now with Chase Bank. They are my worst nightmare. They are slow and have no urgency to your benefit. I am 2 weeks late for closing. Looking at 3 weeks l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Laura Everro…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Laura Everroad answered:
Recently Divorced, looking to buy a condo in Bellevue....
Condos are a great, affordable, low-maintenance option! Prices are mostly tied to location depending on where in King county you prefer (downtown high-rise, Kirkland waterfront, Issaqua ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Larry Kunz, Other/Just Looking in Tampa, FL
Larry Kunz answered:
I have a very poor credit rating I have about 100.00 to put down on a home where can I find a loan?
We may be able to help you with your credit restoration or just offer free advice. Contact us via web: http://gemcreditrepair.com or phone: 877-630-7446
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
LockeMyLoan…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
LockeMyLoan Team answered:
If I don't find a house in 2-3 months after getting a mortgate pre-approval, do I have to re-apply?
No, you do not have to reapply. You might have to update some bank statements and pay stubs.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
My fiance and I are getting married in the summer and trying to decide between renting or first time home purchase in Bellevue area.
8/4/2014

JW - hi there ....I am following up to see how your decision turned out ? thanks and all the best

Dave Skow
206 714 9745
daveskow@eaglehm.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Van Durr, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Van Durr answered:
looking for a single family home in Bellevue with at least one bedroom and master bedroom plus two bathrooms on the first floor -- where to look?
If you haven't started working with a lender on getting pre-approved and pre-qualified for a loan. Without having either of these you are at a significant disadvantage to other potenti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Mongoose Mcq…, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
Mongoose Mcqueen answered:
Is it typically cheaper to buy a piece of land and build new on it (or erase an old house) or buy a relatively new house?
Of course the realtors will tell you to buy a home already built so they can get a nice fat commission. But if you have the time to watch over the project, building it yourself would be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Why use Trulia since it does not have ALL mls properties?
You should not use Trulia for a home search.
You should use professional sites such as REMAX.com OR the local MLS.
Any Redmond WA REALTOR can provide you FREE access to the local MLS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Marcelle Joh…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Marcelle Johnson Stenzig answered:
Could you let us know what this area is like? Conservative, artsy, bohemian or highway sleepers? Nearest farmer's mrkt? Cafes, organicMrkt? Schools?
I am actually a big fan of Bridle Trails. Maybe it is my love of Horses as there is an Equestrian Center in a gated community there. I have reviewed many homes in the community which I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in Bridle Trails
LaVerne Pike, Real Estate Pro in 98004
LaVerne Pike answered:
Appreciate pointers to preferred areas per School and options to build house - Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish?
Lake Washington School District is a very desirable district. Many of my clients are strict about only finding homes within the district.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Form 17 questions
Yes, your broker can go over these with you and explain. That is part of what they are paid for. If you are not clear with their answers, it may be good to have an attorney go over the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Steve Andrews, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Steve Andrews answered:
Buying high-rise condo to rent for a few years...
My wife and I specialize in condominium sales right here in downtown Bellevue. High-rise condos currently make up the bulk of the available listings with about 2/3 of the available con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Alyson, Both Buyer and Seller in Kenmore, WA
Alyson answered:
Where is a nice & safe area in Bellevue that isn't too expensive?
Hey there - I'm not an agent but Bellevue is a great area. The Eastside area in general is a great area to live (Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond etc.). Do your research since Bellevue has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What are differences about the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process?
Minqijang,
There are lots of differences. Pre-foreclosures are either not on the market and the home owner may work things out, let it go into foreclosure or set up a sale or short s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Jennifer Nil…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Jennifer Nilssen answered:
What is the impact of Park&Ride on house value if it is just across the street from the townhome community?
I am late to the party but this question is interesting because I have lived next to a Park N Ride and just sold a gorgeous home next to the NE 70th Park N Ride in Kirkland.

Persona ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Georg Syvert…, Real Estate Pro in Bainbridge Island, WA
Georg Syvertsen Arthur Mortell answered:
I am new to the Bellevue area. In your opinion, what is the best area to live in Bellevue and why? My
You might consider Bainbridge Island, just a 35 minute ferry ride to downtown Seattle. No freeway traffic! We are seeing Amazon.com, Starbucks, Microsoft, Expedia, etc; buyers taking ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 26, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Georg Syvert…, Real Estate Pro in Bainbridge Island, WA
Georg Syvertsen Arthur Mortell answered:
We are a young married couple in search for our first home in and around Bellevue.
You might consider Bainbridge Island, just a 35 minute ferry ride to downtown Seattle. No freeway traffic! We are seeing Amazon.com, Starbucks, Microsoft, Expedia, etc; buyers taking ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 26, 2014 Home Buying in Bellevue
Emma Lee, Real Estate Pro in 98004
Emma Lee answered:
Advice for getting the deal in the multiple bid situation
I've posted an article and discussed several tactics in detail on my website. You can see the discussion at: http://www.brokeremma.com/real-estate-negotiation-strategies/negotiation-str ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Buying in 98006
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