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USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
If I'm planning on retiring in a year and moving to a different state, how soon should I look into buying a house in my preferred retirement
Hi Eugene,

Yes now is the time to purchase the home as a 2nd home while you are in receipt of a salary. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, (this does not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 30, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Is it better to buy an out-of-state house for retirement prior to retiring? If so, how far in advance?
You probably should talk to a financial planner or tax adviser about this. Also a conversation with a lender would be a good idea as well.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
In a foreclosure situtation, do the current homeowners have to disclose that there was flooding on the property in previous years?
Yes there should be such a disclosure.

But Banks won't know.

This is why you have a Natural Hazards Report
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Foreclosure in Pittsburgh
pacommission…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
pacommissionrebate answered:
What is the average monthly cost of utilities, water, cable, etc. in the Greenfield area of Pittsburgh, PA?
You can call the local utility companies (Duquesne Light and Columbia Gas) and ask them what the average monthly bill is for that address. They should tell you that information for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 General Area in Pittsburgh
pacommission…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
pacommissionrebate answered:
Are there Real Estate Consultants?
Yes, an agent can perform as a consultant. What type of consulting services do you need? Just FYI my business model actually saves you money (I pay you!) because I will rebate part of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
pacommission…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
pacommissionrebate answered:
Is there such a thing as a Real Estate Consultant?
My company has a different payment model where I will rebate 50% of the commission back to you. Alternatively, I can charge a $5000 flat fee.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Travis Crock…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Travis Crocker answered:
i am looking for a newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath house/condo apt. with a yard an laundry room---one floor in Sq. Hill
May I ask, what is the reason for renting? If you have the ability to pay the 6 months of rent in advance you sound as though you would be ready to take a step toward ownership. Let me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Home Buying in Squirrel Hill South
Ed Groussman, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Ed Groussman answered:
Mortgage broker specializing in FHA Loans in Pittsburgh area
I can close FHA loans down to a 580 credit score. FHA loans are one of my specialties.

Feel free to contact me if you need mortgage assistance.

Thanks
Ed
egroussman@homepointfin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Financing in Pittsburgh
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
Why do I need a letter explaining earnest money?
They are asking for an explanation because this situation is out of the norm. Most transactions contain an earnest money deposit. The lender is probably concerned that this might not be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Jane, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Jane answered:
Does anyone can help me find a Single-Family Home in Mcknight Rd's area?
Try on Facebook, Jennifer Yau Lee. She does a lot for renters.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2015 Rentals in Pittsburgh
Genek, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Genek answered:
Are there any special places or methods for advertising the sale of a wheelchair accessible home?
Here is a helpful infographic on how to make a wheelchair accessible home:
http://kdsmartchair.com/blogs/news/26622275-making-your-home-wheelchair-accessible-infographic

Make sure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Mike Cochran, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Mike Cochran answered:
how long between this apartment and chatham university??
just over 4 miles. There's a bus that will get you there in half an hour or so.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2015 Market Conditions in Pittsburgh
Annetinau, Home Buyer in Ontario, CA
Annetinau answered:
Urgent! Can anyone give me a checklist to prevent VA cash out refinance VA appraisal issues?
One of the requirements of receiving a VA loan is that you must have an appraisal performed on the property. What does this mean for you? If you are a first-time home buyer, or if this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Financing in 15216
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
on F-1 visa here (SSN and credit). I have steady income from home country and able to put up a sizable down payment. Where to get pre-approval fast?
Contact Paul International at info@paul-international.net. They do Foreign National Loans only.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it possible to obtain a mortgage in Pittsburgh PA with a low credit score?
Since there are other factors involved in determining mortgage qualification, for a personalized answer visit with any licensed loan officer, all else would really be just speculation; ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Robin Lorentz, Real Estate Pro in Moon Township, PA
Robin Lorentz answered:
what is the average time a house is on the market in Pittsburgh PA?
Location has nothing to do with it. My listings go under contract in 45 days or less. When you are pricing your home, a professional will give you an honest answer. Sometimes people ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 15241
Robin Lorentz, Real Estate Pro in Moon Township, PA
Robin Lorentz answered:
Is it really worth to buy house from heartland homes/Ryan homes?
If you are looking for a good home builder, check out Paragon Homes. http://paragonhomescustombuilder.com
Their homes are absolutely beautiful and Mike will take care of ALL your ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 15241
susan cohen, Home Owner in Pittsburgh, PA
susan cohen asked:
I am looking for a 3 bedroom 2 bath newly renovated one floor house or condo in Sq. Hill-- dog friendly with easy access to yard and laundry. I would like a long term lease and I would be willing to pay 6 months in advance for the right place.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Home Buying in Squirrel Hill South
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
Is there a grace period between letting an agent go &selling home on own?Would I need to pay any $ to agent?
Hello Annie,
Before you let your agent go, please check your contract. Most listing agreements have penalties.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
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