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Erin J. Mart…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Erin J. Marton answered:
I saw an "abandoned" house in this expensive neighborhood that i'm planning to move. How do I find out who owns it & their?
If you have the address of the home, you could likely find it on Allegheny County's website. This should give you some insight on ownership. http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 6, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Jeffrey Benn…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Jeffrey Bennett answered:
I am an Italian citizen and I would like to buy a house in Pittsburgh. I am permanently employeed. Can I get a loan?
Luckily, citizenship is irrelevant to home buying in the U.S. Unlike most other countries, there are no restrictions on non-citizens buying property. If you qualify based on debt/income ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 23, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
When was this property built?
What property are you referring to?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in 15237
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am looking for tips on purchasing a home via short sale. This is my first home and we are willing to wait out the process, but hope to see it move
You can't.

There's no way that you, as buyers, can expedite the process.

You make an offer on a short sale. The seller accepts or rejects it. (There isn't too much ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Home Buying in 15239
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Is it OK to visit a foreclosure before confirmed/purchased 'foreclosed'? &&& How much to request for preapproval/mortagage if
Unless you are going to use your own money to pay for all of these improvements, you are going to need to apply for a construction or rehab loan of some sort. Most common today is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 21, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Naomi Dieckm…, Real Estate Pro in 15238
Naomi Dieckmann answered:
I make $60,000 per year before taxes. If my credit score is 675, and I can put 20% down, what size loan could I get approved for?
Hi Johnie,

You have all the right things line up to be approved for a loan. The only way to find out how much you would be approved for is to get a pre approval. In order to do that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
What do you look for in a buyer's agent?
Commitment, being engaged to understand your family's needs, knowledgeable of the area plus a great track record.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can I get out of a Buyer's Agreement with my realtor if I am unhappy for any reason with his services?
Much will depend on your agreement; in any case, do have a discussion with your agent first; if the chat proves unsatisfactory, contact the broker owner and or office manager and expres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Kevin Collins, Real Estate Pro in Livermore, CA
Kevin Collins answered:
How to choose an agent: large vs small real estate agency?
More important than the actual company, is the individual agent that you hire. Most companies have some great agents, but many also have some lousy ones. Your best bet is to choose an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 15217
Brian Teyssi…, Real Estate Pro in 15205
Brian Teyssier answered:
how to make an appointment?
Minlu,

Thank you for your question. The answer would depend on whether or not you have an agent working for you. If you do not, I am a full time, professional Realtor specializing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 12, 2011 Home Buying in Squirrel Hill North
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What are typical terms under the broker's fee section of a business relationship between broker/buyer contract?
Commissions are always negotiable between you and your agent--there are no set standards as it would go against Federal Laws--consider interviewing a few agents from different realty co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 6, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Myself and two other individuals are looking to buy a home. What is the best strategy to put together an agreement?
For such an agreement, do protect yourself and consult with an attorney for all related paperwork --he/she can best advise as it relates to your specific situation...accurate advice pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in 15203
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Mortgage Contingency?
I'll be honest, I don't even understand what the exact problem is here. What do you mean the mortgage company told you to prove teh current mortgage existed on a credit repor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 5, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
why should I want to purchase in a townhome/condo community that limits the number of units that can be rented?
Some buildings put limits on the number of rental units to help with building insurance, which comes back to you in your monthly condo fees staying lower vs having a higher rate. Also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Sameer Punja…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Sameer Punjani answered:
What are these required classes we have to take to FHA loans???
I never heard of a class, but I don't do loans, so maybe this is something new? Regardless, your loan guy should be in touch with you. I mean i'm assuming your a first time b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
im a single mom with credit issues looking to buy a home around 40K or less i found one for 23K nothing wrong with it i only have a 3K what do i do?
You really should consult with a local lender to see what options are available to you.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 16, 2011 Home Buying in 15211
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
How do we eleminate or keep closing cost down on my husbands family house that we have been renting and living in for 3 yr.?
I recommend that you talk with a real estate attorney or title company. We had a similar situation a few years back and our deal went really well. Our attorney took care of everything ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 15, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Am I responsible for the appriasl and FHA inspection fees if I did not get the property because the seller took another offer?
Hello Artank,

Did you pay for an appraisal? If so then you knew that it was being ordered. Did you have a mortgage commitment deadline that you had to meet that required you to get a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 13, 2011 Home Buying in 15209
Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
I'm trying to find an investor or owner who will rent to own or lease to own ahouse in beaver county any advice?
Some of the investor/owners that do the rent to own agreements advertise on their own. So check local publications. However most of these rent own arrangements never become a purchase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
Do I need an agent for a purchasing a newly constructed home? I am looking to by a Ryan Home in the North Hills
This builder probably has a sales office on site or very near by. You don't need an agent, but if you have one that you have been working with, then you would need to bring them a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 14, 2011 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
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