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Grannybooker…, Home Buyer in Norfolk, VA
Grannybooker311 answered:
How to find rent to own listings for virginia?
I just can't pick a property that i see for sale
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Home Buying in Richmond
tbyeoh, Home Buyer in Carlsbad, CA
tbyeoh asked:
Investing in Richmond,VA How is the buy & hold investment climate? What is a typical ROI for a 150-200K home?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Investment Properties in Richmond
Kelly pessis, Real Estate Pro in Malibu, CA
Kelly pessis answered:
What are things I should look for when I am contemplating purchasing a property that seems to be very cheap.?
Regardless of price, conduct full inspections of the property, systems, area (borrow a dog and go for a walk, talk to neighbors, do drive-bys day and night, weekend and weekdays.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in 23231
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I am reviewing a "Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer Agreement". I do not see a clause for "early termination" or "opt-out" clause for the agreement.
1twomany,
Do your research first and only sign a listing agreement with a quality agent. When we post a home for sale, our time, energy and expenses are largely front loaded. If I'm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in Richmond
Robin.hagy, Home Buyer in Richmond, VA
Robin.hagy asked:
I am scheduled to close this Friday. The bank just ran my credit again. I had a hard inquiry from Directv regarding having service set up once we move. The bank is now questioning this in their final review. Will this stupid cable cause the loan to fall through?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Buying in Richmond
Lynn Davis, Real Estate Pro in Mechanicsville, VA
Lynn Davis answered:
I have a question about buyer's agents...
If you didn't sign a buyer's agreement, you are not obligated to work with the agent. However, I would not discount using him just because he is new. New agents work closely with thei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Buying in 23221
cinsamlal, Home Buyer in Reisterstown, MD
cinsamlal answered:
What does"as is", "short sale", "subject to 3rd party approval" mean?
I am buying my house in cash its a short sale I have waited over 4 months I got all party to sign and the bank made a counter offer I gave them the number they ask for, they will approv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 1, 2015 Home Buying in Northern Barton Heights
Jackie Rajabi, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Jackie Rajabi answered:
How do I stop the emails?
Hi Jess,
look for the unsubscribe option usually on the bottom of the page or just block the sender.
Please let me know if you need help to find your next home.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Buying in Richmond
Jamie Younger, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Jamie Younger answered:
Can i buy a house in VA with a Credit score of a 609?
Your best bet is to speak with a lender to get qualified. There are other factors in addition to a credit score in order to be approved for a loan.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Home Buying in 23231
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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Richmond
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, 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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 16, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
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
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Barbara Reag…, Real Estate Pro in Henrico, VA
Barbara 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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
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 Reag…, Real Estate Pro in Henrico, VA
Barbara 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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in Richmond
Barbara Reag…, Real Estate Pro in Henrico, VA
Barbara 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
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Buying in Jackson Ward
Barbara Reag…, Real Estate Pro in Henrico, VA
Barbara 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
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