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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Looking for a good General Contractor to pop the top of a 1 1/2 story home and convert to two story and then remodel.
Finding a contractor should be relatively easy. You should think about people you've know who've had remodels done lately. Ask them for references. Once you have a few names, you should ... more
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Kristen Wink…, Real Estate Pro in 80108
Kristen Winkler answered:
What's a good title company that does double closings in the Denver area?
There are a number of good Title Companies in the area that can handle a double closing. As mentioned land title, but also look at Chicago Title, North American Title and Canyon Title ... more
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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
VA loan in Denver.
Hi Fatima,

Your scores should be fine for a VA mortgage ( I can do VA loans down to a 580 score) but that's only one part of qualifying for a VA mortgage.

If you're within 12 mont ... more
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Lake Bishop, Real Estate Pro in 80249
Lake Bishop answered:
Is there a way to cash out on existing home equity to purchase new home without significant verifiable income?
I would use a home equity line of credit to do this. Usually credit unions are the best for this type of thing . However I would shop around for the best deal and most advantages terms.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
Monica Perez…, Real Estate Pro in 80204
Monica Perez Team answered:
Own two homes in California, relocated to Denver and want to purchase again.
Another idea, and possibly not what you're looking to do, is to hold the properties you have now and see what you qualify for here in Denver based on your rental income, other assets an ... more
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Tracy Shaffer, Real Estate Pro in 80206
Tracy Shaffer answered:
Can a home buyer request the typical buyers agent commission if no buyers agent is used?
Are you asking if you can get paid for doing a broker's job? No. As Jason eloquently explains, commissions can only be paid to licensed agents. I'm often asked if my seller will lower t ... more
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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Why does Trulia get addresses wrong?
Likely it's purposeful negligence. Once you pay for an ad, they'll get it right.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in 80207
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
What is (or was) your primary factor in your decision to purchase a home?
You don't need to run your own poll. Just get the national data from the NAR.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in 80207
Heidi Ann, Real Estate Pro in Stevens Point, WI
Heidi Ann answered:
What kind of credit and credit score does a first time buyer need to buy a house?
This varies based on the loan program you qualify for. Contact a lender that works with various lending options and ask for a preapproval. This is the best way to get started in your ho ... more
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Tracy Shaffer, Real Estate Pro in 80206
Tracy Shaffer answered:
Ideas please. We own a condo in Congress Park. It's an awesome one bedroom, with a murphy bed,
How'd this work out for you? I lived in Congress when my eldest was that age and loved it; stayed for ten years! I was a bit of a CP snob but now I live in Park Hill and I can't imagine ... more
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fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
Can anyone recommend a good, honest HVAC tech forthe Denver area?
It is smart to ask for recommendations. I would talk to someone you might know personally in that area. Recommendations from neighbors, family, and friends might be able to point you in ... more
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Calvin James, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Calvin James answered:
How good is Denver's tap water?
I personally can't stand it. I have a water purification system for the whole house. People call it "mountain water" but there is a lot of ranching in the area. The chemicals they ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
Jen Schell H…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Jen Schell HomeSmart Realty answered:
I'm trying to help my mom and son. Due to my father's passing, my mom can no longer maintain her home (she's living with me for now).
There is more here than just finding a lender for your son. There are legal complications with regards to Medicaid, should your mother need it within the next 5 years, that you need to ... more
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Jen Schell H…, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Jen Schell HomeSmart Realty answered:
What are the best 55 communities in the Denver area?
There are a multitude of 55+ communities throughout the Denver Metro area, so don't limit yourself to Heritage Eagle bend on the east side of town. I see that you are inquiring from Go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
Tracy Shaffer, Real Estate Pro in 80206
Tracy Shaffer answered:
What is the average square footage price for minimally updated bungalows in North Park Hill?
Park Hill is a very unique neighborhood as it is seen and valued block to block. While saying that you could get a home with an average PSF of $197 could be true, though most of these a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in 80207
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
I am expecting a settlement and would like to use it to buy a home. I have bad credit and a first time home buyer. Any suggestions on how to proceed?
Remember Cash is King! If you have available funds you can open the closet bring out the skeletons and bury the bones. For every problem there is a solution, you just need to find yours ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 19, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
Lisa Foster, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Lisa Foster answered:
Why is my property listed as sold? How can I mark it not sold. 2132 Parkside Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43607 I tried to make an account to list it but to
If you are not a Realtor you can not list your home for sale on Trulia. The information you are pulling up on your home is simply Public Records information.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
Paola, Home Buyer in California
Paola answered:
Loss of employment after mortgage was approved--will they verify employment at closing?
This if not and answer, is a question, I did the closing and after a month later they notice that I lie to them, what will happen. my leander never check , and I ask but many people tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
Jay T Sandst…, Real Estate Pro in 80222
Jay T Sandstrom answered:
Due to my father's passing, my mother cannot keep up with the house. She owes a 2nd mortgage approximately 10,000. My mother lives with me for now
Fortunately there are very few "predatory lenders" left in business. Lenders that are reputable and yet flexible are Credit Unions and local banks. The Big Banks generally sell the loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Denver
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