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Gina Swan, Real Estate Pro in Fort Rucker, AL
Gina Swan answered:
Is it possible for a family of 4 to purchase a home being on a fixed income, and other parent being in collage?
Check with a mortgage company or local USDA office regarding a USDA loan. The property would have to qualify. Additionally, you'll want to ask the mortgage company if any type of ... more
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Deborah L. D…, Real Estate Pro in Lincoln, NE
Deborah L. Danielson answered:
How much does this house really cost because on one website it said 158,000 and another it said 179,000?
Since there is no referrence to the house, do you know the address? Thanks. Deb
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 28, 2011 Home Buying in West A
Ray and Karen…, Real Estate Pro in 32757
Ray and Karen Levy answered:
we went bankrupt 5 years ago is it possible to get a loan for a home? We had never missed a mortgage payment ever.

You have asked a question on a lot of peoples minds.

The bottom line is it depends on what triggered the bankruptcy. (health, unenployment etc.)

You want to work with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 24, 2011 Financing in Lincoln
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
What would be a good offer for a house priced at 69,900?

It isnt necessarily the price that it is listed that matters...what the true value of the property is what matters.

If you do not know how to comp a house, I suggest you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 12, 2010 Home Buying in Lincoln
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
When should I give up on my shortsale offer? I put an offer in 60 days ago now, and the $8k buyer credit is expiring soon. It would be my first home.
This is a question best directed to your personal agent. He/she should have enough background on this situation to be able to advise you. Answers to these question may help you make you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 14, 2009 Home Buying in Lincoln
Ellie Steven…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, MD
Ellie Stevenson Cerasuolo answered:
can we buy a house used to have termite damage?
Yes When you purchase any home with a loan; the lender requires a termite inspection. So when the inspector goes out he will note the previous damage; but most importantly, whether or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in Lincoln
Matthew O'Sh…, Real Estate Pro in Lincoln, NE
Matthew O'Shea answered:
When a realitor says we are $35,000 off for a trade of two houses, should we expect to meet in the middle?

I have some ideas that may be of use to you in this situation. Do you currently have a Realtor? If not, I would love to help you in your situation. If you do have a Realtor, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2009 Home Buying in Lincoln
Michael Culv…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Michael Culver answered:
We are stuck trying to sell in this market in the NW Lincoln area. We have lowered our price so that it
You could advertise a seller "buy down" of the interest rate. This can be cheaper then a further price reduction and can lower a buyers initial interest rate as much as 2 points. Call ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Home Selling in Lincoln
Isaac Bensus…, Real Estate Pro in 92037
Isaac Bensussen answered:
What is the process for buying a foreclosure home? From speaking with the listing agent representing the
Amybeth; My advice would be to find a Real Estate professional to represent you in the area where you want to buy. It is not going to cost you a penny. He will help you out with everyt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 3, 2010 Foreclosure in Lincoln
Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in 70458
Dana Schuster answered:
My agent is helping my husband and I to find a home. He tells me I shouldn't make any calls to agents to
He is correct. All contacts with listing agents are made by your agent. The other agent cannot ethically speak to you. And most of the time,offers are submitted without the agents talki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2009 Home Buying in Lincoln
Patricia Ruiz, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Patricia Ruiz answered:
Is it worth paying an online company to get a list of foreclosure properties?
No, I'm my opinion it is not. There are several sites that you can go to to find foreclosures. Many of them are bank websites and it's free. Such Wells Fargo, Ocwen, Countrywide. I' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 7, 2011 Foreclosure in Lincoln
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
203K payment for appliances?
I don't have the answer for Chris, but I am putting this here as a placeholder to refresh the question. You FHA203K processors out there: Does the 203K streamline work like a construct ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Financing in Lincoln
Matthew O'Sh…, Real Estate Pro in Lincoln, NE
Matthew O'Shea answered:
What is the price per square foot for quality construction in Lincoln, NE right now?

There is a lot of incontinuity in the neighborhoods of Lincoln, NE. Depeding on which neighborhood you are looking in, you will find homes that range from $200k-$300k, surro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 21, 2010 Home Buying in Lincoln
Jeff - Ginny…, Real Estate Pro in 32962
Jeff - Ginny Mitchell answered:
They actually sold it on the courthouse steps.
Sometimes buyers can make a good purchase in this way. One needs to be well-informed though to inspect the property, investigate possible problems, know the area, and current market va ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2008 Foreclosure in Lincoln, NE
Patty Da Sil…, Real Estate Pro in Cooper City, FL
Patty Da Silva answered:
My home was with Lehman and they foreclosed.
Hi Rhonda,

When you say "they foreclosed" you mean that Lehman filed foreclosure papers or they actually sold your home in the courthouse steps? If they filed, starting the foreclos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2008 Foreclosure in Lincoln, NE
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Jim Walker answered:
Any good realtors in the Lincoln Nebraska Area?
This question posted to Lincoln, CA by mistake: I searched Trulia Member Search Beta for you and came up with only one pro with a contact # in Lincoln, Nebraska :

Bobby and Helen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Home Buying in Edenton South
Sandy Shores, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Sandy Shores answered:
what public transportation bus could I take from Lincoln to northgate & del paso?
You may want to check the public transportation website http://www.publictransportation.org/systems/Default.asp to determine whether or not the information you are looking for is availa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2008 Traffic & Public Transportation in Lincoln, NE
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