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Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
Where should I start to straighten it out or who should I go to to consolidate. Not a lot of bad credit
To fix credit problems, go to a reputable organization such as Advantage Consumer Credit Counseling Service: http://www.advantageccs.org. Stay away from consolidation loans (unless th ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Seller credit for repairs? I had a home inspection done yesterday and the inspector categorized the roof as a "major defect."
We do not know the terms of your Contract.
We do not know the Seller, or his despiration.

When you have this happen, there are three options:

You negotiate with the Seller,
You ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
around CMU, where are goodn areas for an investor property? ( under 200K)
Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Greenfield, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, Friendship, Regent Square. Also Shadyside and Point Breeze but it's hard to find property under $200,000 there.
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
around CMU, where are goodn areas for an investor property? ( under 200K)
Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Greenfield, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, Friendship, Regent Square. Also Shadyside and Point Breeze but it's hard to find property under $200,000 there.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 23, 2012 Home Buying in Shadyside
Tracy R Robi…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Tracy R Robinson answered:
i want to find alist of all cash sales in a given area
Go to the courthouse or ask an real estate agent like myself to help you. Call me if you need help

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Tracy Robinson-Realtor
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Crystal Alfo…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Crystal Alfonsi answered:
I would like to sell any buyers 100 thousand
There are PLENTY of buyers and inventory of houses for sale is low...
Where is your house? What are the details about it? What improvements have you made? If you put your house on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Central Northside
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
I want to buy my house using money from my 401K as a loan and pay myself back rather than a mortgage lender? Approx 50,000 for 82,000 property.
It may not be worth the penalty that you have to pay. You can take a short term mortgage as an alternative
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Home Buying in 15235
Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
i will stay at pittsburgh form 3 up to 10 years Is buying a home will save my money? how much sall i pay (Taxes) for buying and annually?
There is not a simple answer to your question. In every situation, you have to do the math. But generally speaking, considering that interest rates are near 4%; the ability to take ta ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Income for purchasing a home
You should contact a good mortgage lender and ask to be pre-approved for a mortgage as there are different types of mortgages with different qualification and downpayment requirements. ... more
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Virginia M.…, Real Estate Pro in Irwin, PA
Virginia M. Stump answered:
how much or how little yearly income do i need to make in pennsylvania to purchase a home for $97250?
That depends on the type of loan that you are going for (government subsidized or non-subsidized), how much other debt you have, and what the taxes/maintenance are on the dwelling, etc. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 15, 2012 Home Buying in 15235
Adam Valeria…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Adam Valeriano answered:
what are the taxes?
Which taxes are you looking for and in what area or zip code?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in Stanton Heights
Frances Earm…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Frances Earman answered:
What supporting document should i submit for expired H1B Visa Stamp but valid H1B Visa ?
This question needs to go immediately to the mortgage banker or bank you are working with on your loan.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
Being gifted a house from a non relative, how does this work?
If you are buying with cash all you need to do is contact a real estate attorney and have a deed change from them to you and you exchange the money. If a loan is involved there are more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Terence Young, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Terence Young answered:
How can an international visa student (undergraduate) buy a house in Pittsburgh?
Yes they can. You can also learn how to get real estate yourself. We have some free trainings this week.
Register now at www.FindandFlipPittsburgh.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in 15217
Steve Carpen…, Real Estate Pro in Cranberry Township, PA
Steve Carpenter answered:
information on 203k unstreamlined loan
203k is a great program for home buyers looking to include improvements into the purchase loan. Please call us for more information. 412-585-4460
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 9, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Christa Ross,…, Real Estate Pro in 15206
Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select answered:
What areas in Pittsburgh are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
I think the best answer is to look at areas in the city that are in the midst of significant redevelopment, many of these are seeing appreciation now and will likely continue to see tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Sandra Wonch…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Sandra Woncheck answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
A great buyer's agent is one who listens to his/her client's needs and wants and then works tirelessly to find a home that will fulfill that wish list. The great agent will re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
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Trying to buy the house we live in. Set selling price in writing. No credit for loan. Need creative finance. Can anyone help?
Mason,

I recommend talking with a real estate attorney about setting up an option contract between you and your landlord.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Terence Young, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Terence Young answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
The Correct Process of a Short Sale

It is very easy to understand the overall approach to a short sale- what needs to be done and how it needs to be done. But what about all the more ... more
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