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Lora, Home Buyer in West Columbia, SC
Lora answered:
203k Loan, Can I do the work myself if I don't need money for materials?
Austin, I am in the same boat now and since it appears this was posted about a year ago, I am wondering about your outcome? Mainly concerned about possible penalties if you agree to the ... more
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Austin Karve…, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsville, VA
Austin Karvelis answered:
How long does it typically take to close on a house with an FHA loan?
Typically 30-45 days. If the buyers are using grant funds it can be up to 60 days. One of the biggest reasons it takes longer than usual is if the buyer is slow to produce documents f ... more
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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Is it customary to have buyer's pay personal prop tax and pay for connection of utilities for as is inspection on foreclosures?
It's not uncommon and this is spelled out in the sellers addendums to the contract that you signed when making your offer. Roughly half of all foreclosures sales have this clause.

I ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Why do listings that I've saved in "My Homes" often are no longer for sale when I review them later?
They are probably under contract. If the listing syndicated from another source the status change will make the home disappear on many sites. Sounds like a good time to get out into t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Buying in 23236
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Ate there any home builders or home owners that are offering owner financing in the Richmond VA. area
The best way to figure this out would probably be to talk to the home builder that you are considering. I would think that if you really want to have a certain builder that they could w ... more
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dorenezeller…, Home Owner in West Palm Beach, FL
dorenezeller17 answered:
Can i buy a house in VA with a Credit score of a 609?
Have you been looking for a loan?Do you need an urgent personal or business loan?contact Dennis Hopkins Finance Home he help me with a loan of $300.000 some days ago after been scammed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014 Home Buying in 23231
Barbara A. R…, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Barbara A. Reagan answered:
We have already signed a purchase agreement contingent upon a home inspection and now that the buyer has gotten the home inspection and did a sewer in
Hello Peterjeanalison,

I hope you were able to work out your issues on the repairs. Although I do not work your area I would think that what would need to happen would be dependent ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Are there any home builders or home owners that are offering owner financing in the Richmond VA. area
Hi Shon, try working with a REALTOR. A REALTOR will be able to check their MLS for owner financing homes.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Barbara A. R…, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Barbara A. Reagan answered:
Richmond possible relocation from New York; husband from Midlothian
Hello, Jaclyn,

I know that your question was asked a couple of months ago, so if you have relocated to the Richmond area, then welcome to Richmond! If you haven't and you are still ... more
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Barbara A. R…, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Barbara A. Reagan answered:
I like a condo in Jackson Ward. Would a single woman in her 60s be safe in this neighborhood?
Hello, MD,

Since you asked the question in January, I am assuming that you have been able to determine whether or not you would feel comfortable in the Jackson Ward neighborhood. As ... more
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Barbara A. R…, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Barbara A. Reagan answered:
How much should of an offer should I make.?
Hello, Taisifu25,

This is a great question and one that many home buyers often ask. There is no set rule to determining what your offer should make - there are many things to take i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Plwax4u, Home Owner in Mechanicsville, VA
Plwax4u answered:
Prospect homes Builder, richmond, va filing for bankruptcy chapter 11 ?
Anyone looking to purchase a Prospect Home should NOT. We built a house that we closed on in Nov of 2007. We have had nothing but issues and so have others in our neighborhood. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Home Buying in 23233
Sarah Jarvis, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Sarah Jarvis answered:
Offered accepted on renovated house. No permits had been pulled for new plumbing, electrical, and hvac work. Can I walk away from this deal?
It depends on the level of the work and whether or not the work was done by a licensed contractor. You may also be able to use the financing contingency, depending on what type of loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Home Buying in 23220
Kelly Smith, Real Estate Pro in Henrico, VA
Kelly Smith answered:
Tell me, buyers' agents, why should I hire you? I'm shopping for 2 BR condos, 250K & less in the Bottom, Mus. Dist. and Church Hill.
All great answers....

Your questions should be, "Why would I not want someone to work for me ?" Especially since you don't pay them the seller does. And of course, much like going to ... more
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Wally Hughes, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Wally Hughes answered:
What system do Realtors use in the Museum District to search for properties? I'm in NO VA and the MLS here did not pull many listings for your area.
As Barbara stated previously we are on a different MLS system than Northern Virginia . . . also usually Museum District properties are not on the market long!!! It is a very sought afte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in The Museum District
Kristin O'Ne…, Real Estate Pro in 23226
Kristin O'Neil answered:
9445 Greenhill Court Henrico Va 23294 has a sign for sale, I called the number and no return call. I was wondering if this house has been sold.
Michael,

I hope you received your answer about the property located at 9445 Greenhill Court Henrico, VA, 23294. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have abou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in 23294
Kelly Smith, Real Estate Pro in Henrico, VA
Kelly Smith answered:
We need an awesome realtor!
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in 22152
Diana Watson answered:
Is it appropriate to contact listing agent to view property?
Anne,

It all as to do what is best for you. You certainly can call the listing agent to view property. Keep in mind that the listing agent works for the seller. The listing agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Shirley Moore, Real Estate Pro in Mount Vernon, NY
Shirley Moore answered:
I plan to purchase a house. Would the lender require my husband's income and tax documents (we file separately) to approve me for a mortgage?
If you are purchasing alone, you do not need your husband 's information. As long as you qualify based on your own income, credit history, asset and downpayment.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 20, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
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