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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Are there any lenders that do VA loans on mobile homes in NY with a 580 score?
The VA does not give mortgages for mobile or manufactured homes. A little education:

Mobile and manufactured homes are considered "personal property" - not real estate. If you buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 23, 2016 Home Buying in 13204
Bishoprickyh…, Both Buyer and Seller in New York, NY
Bishoprickyhogan answered:
Should I buy a house out right with cash?
Yes. I purchased a house with my 401k a year after I lost a GREAT deal in my 401k. When I gain some back I purchased right out. What a great investment.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 8, 2016 Home Buying in Syracuse
Jeannie, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Jeannie answered:
Is it better to update the kitchen before putting house on the market or leave it as-is for nee owners to gut and renovate?
Personally, I totally updated my 1980s kitchen for my own sake, but knew I would sell somewhere down the road. Within 5 years, I did sell. The new owner completely destroyed the beaut ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2016 Home Buying in Syracuse
Myreasha, Home Buyer in Syracuse, NY
Myreasha answered:
Where can I find a investor-friendly Realtor who is willing to think outside the box & work with me so that we can both make some money?
I am a realtor Investor looking for Cash Buyers, Quick Buyers only. I have a wide range of property to sale from Abandoned property to small homes. If interested please email me asap at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2015 Home Buying in Syracuse
Gavin McNeal, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gavin McNeal answered:
what does pending mean under the description?
Pending sale means there has been an offer and an acceptance, the home is sold pending the requirements of the contract. As long as the buyer follows through with financing, etc and doe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2015 Home Buying in 13212
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
how much does it cost to connect a sewer line?
It depends a lot on your city and your current setup. It can be extremely pricey, but it's more reliable than a septic system. Talk to a few different sewer contractors,and they should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2015 Home Buying in Manlius
Leslie Watki…, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NY
Leslie Watkins-Schoen answered:
we are thinking about moving to New York from Minnesota once my wife retires in 3 years. I am 68 and she is 60 Does the STAR program apply to us?
As long as it is your only home, you would qualify for a STAR exemption.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 13152
USMortgageRa…, Other/Just Looking in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
We need more space. What's the best way to go about buying a house and selling your current house simultaneously?
There are several ways to accomplish this task and i would be honored to go over the various ways with you in person. We here at The Federal Savings Bank would like to introduce you to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Buying in 13088
Sanjeev Ahuja, Real Estate Pro in Floral Park, NY
Sanjeev Ahuja answered:
Can I buy a house with 560 credit score?
You can get FHA financing with 10 percent down payment at the 560 middle fico score. Underwriting will be done manually and debt to income ratio over 31/43 will not be approved. You sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 Home Buying in 13207
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
What may happen when a listing agent lies to my agent? I am a first time buyer.
The listing agent probably told you what the seller told them. Our MLS listings contain language that says:

"the accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Buying in 13207
McKenzie Kel…, Real Estate Pro in Camillus, NY
McKenzie Kelly answered:
Hello, I am looking for a licensed, reputable Realtor in the Syracuse N.Y. area to sponsor me. Please email your fee and percentage of
When you say sponsor you. what do you mean? Represent you in buying or selling?

McKenzie Kelly
Realty USA
315-657-7984
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Syracuse
Tom McCollis…, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Tom McCollister answered:
Is my agent being honest with me? Should I change agents?
I would hope your agent is being honest with you, you may just not be getting the quality of service you would get if you were a local buyer. If you're asking yourself the question on ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Syracuse
cashinasnap, Other/Just Looking in Irvine, CA
cashinasnap answered:
Hi, I want to buy a house that near the campus, something like town house or duplex and my top price is $15,000. Do you have any houses available?
Well its good that you have a plan to own a property, but do check your credit score before. Because basis on your credit score only, you can apply for any housing loan, else pvt. insti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 1, 2014 Home Buying in 13210
Benjamin Bit…, Home Buyer in Elbridge, NY
Benjamin Bittel asked:
USDA lenders in Syracuse, NY area My wife and I are looking at houses in the rural area west of Syracuse, NY and would like to apply for a mortgage through the USDA Rural Development program. Are there specific lenders in…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014 Home Buying in Syracuse
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Do I have any recourse if a seller had a substantial omission in the disclosures and we have already closed?
Here in NC and from other similar questions I've seen answered in other states, the answer is about the same. The disclosure isn't really worth much. The sellers typically are not hel ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014 Home Buying in 13209
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