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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
How do I search foreclosed homes for free?
I have yet to see a house that was cheap enough or special enough to justify the risk and aggravation involved with buying a foreclosure or a short sale. There are TONS of dumpy homes p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:18am Home Buying in 24563
Hailtothered…, Home Buyer in Mathews, VA
Hailtotheredskins asked:
How do you find a neighborhood in Mathews County where hunting is NOT allowed? We were looking at properties on Gwynn's Island, thinking this was a peaceful place. We were followed down most roads by a pick-up truck with howling hunting dogs in the back? Is…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 26, 2014 Home Buying in Mathews
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
The house on Floyd Street has been on the market for quite some time now. Could anyone give me feedback on why?
A local Realtor will probably be able to provide the best feedback, but here are some reasons a property tends to stay on the market a while:

- It's overpriced
- It's difficult to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 26, 2014 Home Buying in Portsmouth
John Griffin, Real Estate Pro in Mendham, NJ
John Griffin answered:
Need help, black mold found home inspection
As a professional and certified mold remediation company owner I can add a few things. First, not all black colored mold is the more virulent type of mold Stachybotris. There are hundre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 20, 2014 Home Buying in McLean
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
My husband and I are considering a job transfer to his office in Chantilly. Where are the nice areas around Chantilly that are family friendly?
I would be delighted to help you but i am not certain if you are looking at Chantilly in northern VA or someplace else. Lets me know i would be able to point you in the right direction. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Buying in Chantilly
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
How does the cash buyer offer differ from the standard mortgage offer?
There are several differences when making a cash offer. In addition to showing proof that you have the funds to close you will not be required to meet certain conditions that a bank req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Buying in Radford
1man4GodandC…, Home Buyer in Lehighton, PA
1man4GodandCountry asked:
Are there any ranch style homes near Roanoke V.A. I need a one story house because I am disabled and have difficulty walking.I also want a home near a lake,or stream where I could fish.House must have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and about…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Roanoke
shoaib_bashir, Home Buyer in Ashburn, VA
shoaib_bashir answered:
is it worth to buy Winchester(Paxton) home in Brambleton or loudon one NV homes?
Loudoun One homes are larger on smaller lot sizes giving an impression of city like housing. Whereas Brambleton is open and airy. I would personally prefer Brambleton over Loudoun One.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in 20148
Rachel Benson, Home Buyer in Orem, UT
Rachel Benson answered:
We just found mold in the attic during a home inspection. We have to decide what to do ASAP - drop the house, ask for $ for remediation?
I would call in a professional to see about removing the mold. I think that mold can cause a lot of health problems. You should contact a few different companies to get estimates. htt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in McLean
Micah Matson, Real Estate Pro in 35613
Micah Matson answered:
Would expanding a garage into an adjacent bedroom decrease house value?
Please rephrase the question I am confused.... There are many cost associated with selling a home and also re buying one. So if you can solve your problem by extending your garage int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in 23464
Chris-and Sh…, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Chris-and Sharon DiNapoli answered:
Just filed for bankruptcy and looking for information about how long I have to wait before applying for a home loan.
How long ago did you file BK?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in Woodbridge
Michelle Tre…, Real Estate Pro in 60142
Michelle Trebat answered:
Do builders like Toll Bros pay agents at settlement who bring in a buyer? I heard they pay up to 5%...Is it fair to ask my agent for 1 or 2%?
Plain & Simple: The Commission Agreement is between the seller (the builder) and the broker (real estate company) -- not between the seller (the builder) and the buyer; therefore, this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in 20165
Amber Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Brookhaven, Raleigh,...
Amber Johnson answered:
I bought a house and found a huge plumbing issue, is the seller liable?
That is really too bad that your new home has plumbing issues. You will want to get them fixed as soon as you can. If you leave plumbing issues they can become much worse. I would find ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in 20187
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can mortgage company deny loan after approving loan at one stage of closing on as is property because of inspection?
Yes, the mortgage company is not going to lend you the money for a house that is a very bad state of repair. You CAN, however, switch to a renovation loan, such as an FHA 203K or the n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 14, 2014 Home Buying in Franklin
Kjord15.kj, Home Buyer in Chantilly, VA
Kjord15.kj answered:
Integrity Home Reviews
Stay away. They have led us down the garden path for 4 months now, never giving us a price until they had all of OUR ideas on paper. Then they hit us with a quote over $50000 more than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in 20151
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Just made an offer on a townhouse in Aldie, Virginia in the Stone Ridge Kirkpatrick Farms area. Is this a great area to live in, and build equity?
You should get this information and decide if it is right before making an offer or spending money on inspections and mortgage expenses
1 vote Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in 20105
Jackie Boyd, Real Estate Pro in Roanoke, VA
Jackie Boyd answered:
O.k. so..I do have a question. Do servers ever get financed? What if I am paid about $100/day but it is not by a check...hard to verify.
Really, the wisest thing to do is to talk to a reputable lender who can let you know what type of loan programs are available to you and how best to proceed. I have several professiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Buying in 24018
Randy Tanner…, Real Estate Pro in Wellington, FL
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
I AM THINKNG ABOUT BUYING A HOME N STANLEY VA,HOWEVER, I AM NOT SURE IF THE HOUSE IS HOOKED UP TO PUBLIC WATER,AND SEWER, IF NOT CAN IT BE DONE?
Of course you want to have water/sewer. I would ask the listing agent or owner.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Buying in Stanley
Matt Shultz, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Matt Shultz answered:
I filed for bankrutcy 2 moths ago? when would i be able to buy a house?
This is a great question for a well-seasoned and experienced lender. I'd recommend loan officer Glen Bralley with McLean Mortgage, as he can quickly answer your question and provide you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Buying in 20164
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