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wvanvec, Home Buyer in Gig Harbor, WA
wvanvec answered:
Should I refinance to a 25 year mortgage?
Twenty-five year rates are not a whole lot lower than thirty year ones. The real savings comes when you change to a fifteen year one. Alternatively, if your goal is to pay the loan of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 28, 2015 Home Buying in Tacoma
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
yes im trying to find out how to report a scam
flag the listing on the site and call your local police and file a report.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Tacoma
Robert Krop, Real Estate Pro in 21704
Robert Krop answered:
My husband is in Army and he have really good credit around 700 .I have bad credit 540 .we are planning to get VA loan.Can he apply by himself ?
He can apply for the loan just using his income and credit only.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Tacoma
Robert Krop, Real Estate Pro in 21704
Robert Krop answered:
I put up a rental ad and their are mistakes in it. How do I correct them?
It all depends where the ad is coming from. If you uploaded to Trulia directly, just log in and then go to the listings page to edit. If through a 3rd party site though, you may have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Tacoma
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Name on the house is under my name, but mortgage is in my moms with 50K still owned. I want to purchase a condo so I am applying for a loan of 80K.
First, it's not clear you're talking about property in Washington state, but when you formally purchase the property it is likely your mom will have to pay off the existing loan, or at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 6, 2014 Home Buying in South End
find12buy, Both Buyer and Seller in South Prairie, WA
find12buy answered:
Mom wants to put her house (40k still owed) in my name now. Can I add my name to her morg? Can she Quit Claim it after? Can I lease it to her for tax?
I am involved with cash investors who buy out a home for cash, they also might do a house swap, or even take over the mortgage. These are various solutions not often made known all the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in South End
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
On real estate owned property, does the seller or buyer pay closing costs?
One thing I forgot to mention below is there are a tiny handful of banks (Ocwen???) that require the buyer to pay the real estate excise tax. That's something to look for in the contr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in Tacoma
Jeremy Valle…, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA
Jeremy Vallery-Watson answered:
Invest: Hilltop or "North End?"
Hi there,

1. The part of town you are describing is the Stadium/Wright Park neighborhood loosely. You will find in Tacoma that each street can have a culture of its own.
2. The No ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Buying in Tacoma
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Irina Karan answered:
my offer was accepted on 03/20 for a homepath house, but no paperwork has been sent for ernest money.
Hello Rajani,

Yes, foreclosures are different from other transactions.
One of my clients had to wait 21 days out of 30 days transaction term to close on the property.
We had a verb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Tacoma
Marty Lough, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA
Marty Lough answered:
things to consider when considering a purchase to use as a rental. I am looking at condos, as I would like to know what my fixed monthly expenses are.
Regardless of paying cash or not, look at the proportion of owner occupied vs non owner units since not only might this have an effect on the stability of the HOA but also potential app ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 28, 2014 Home Buying in 98405
Eddie Washin…, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA
Eddie Washington answered:
Buying in Hilltop Area, Good Idea / Bad Idea??
I think that i may have some answers for you call or email me for more information
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 28, 2014 Home Buying in 98405
Lindsay Jack…, Real Estate Pro in 98335
Lindsay Jackman answered:
We have cash to buy a house with, what is thebest way to get the house we want with the money we have?
Angie, have you had any luck finding what you're looking for? Many agents will say they can help....but until you have had experience with them, you just don't know.

If you haven't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Home Buying in Tacoma
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
i want to know what you guys think?
I think it's unanimous. You should do an inspection.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in Tacoma
Spencer Gray, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Spencer Gray answered:
I need more room in my house. I want to add a second floor,what would it cost to add it to my 1200 sq ft. home
There are many variables on building, however $100 sq ft is a good starting point
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Home Buying in 98404
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
how do I buy a house that is going to be foreclosed on in tacoma Wa?
Foreclosures have issues and manufactured homes have issues. As to the latter, not all manufactured homes have been "attached" to the land and had their vehicle titles eliminated. I w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in Tacoma
Paul Pival, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA
Paul Pival answered:
The property MLS was 423454, not 423455. Sorry. It reads for sale active???
423454 is under contract according to the NWMLS. PS=Pending Sale", which means the seller is waiting for funds before closing.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Buying in South End
Margot Simmo…, Real Estate Pro in Gig Harbor, WA
Margot Simmons answered:
The MLS 423455, reads for sale????
The listing you are referring to is for the land only in Coupeville. Is that what you are looking for?

I would be very happy to create a personal real estate search page for you tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Buying in South End
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