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Michael Bray, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Michael Bray answered:
Can I combine my VA Loan with the HFC Bond Loan? Please advice
Yes. Call me for details. The program is currently sold out. There are usually a few contracts that fall out which gives you an opening. They will be announcing a new program in the ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in 79934
Jeanette Loz…, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Jeanette Lozano answered:
When seller has an appraissal to sell his home and the buyer gets another appraissal, what is a reasonable amount between the appraissals?
Appraisals can compare the "subject property" against several "comparables" in the neighborhood. Depending on how long the time span between the seller's and buyer's appraisals were don ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Selling in El Paso
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Voices Member answered:
If I am interested in renting in order to build my credit due to recent divorce, is it easier to get approved to rent vs to buy?
It will be easier to rent than to buy. When a landlord has your credit checked, they are looking to see if you pay your bills on time. In addition you have to ask yourself if you are li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 2, 2012 Rent vs Buy in 79934
Lindsay Kothe, Real Estate Pro in Goodyear, AZ
Lindsay Kothe answered:
Am 25 years old. I just got a divorce. Me and my little want to get a house. What is the first step in buying a home?
You will need to meet with a banker. You can go to your local bank to discuss your options. You also might talk to co-workers and family to see if they have a contact for a mortgage bro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
Rick Snow, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Rick Snow answered:
I want to know if someone has died in a rental home I live in but to ashamed to ask the landlord, is there public records to find these things out?
There really isn't a public data base for that information. An owner is obligated to tell you if there was a violent death or a death related to the condition of the property but t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Rentals in El Paso
Cynthia Morr…, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Cynthia Morris answered:
Where and what do you have to do to buy a home with Government help for a low income situation?
Howdy Bridgette. Without talking to your brother I can say yes or not. But there are tremendous programs and they vary according to income, number of members in the household. These ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 4, 2012 Foreclosure in El Paso
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Christopher Rojas answered:
What is the Americas neighborhood like? Is it a desirable area to live? Family Friendly? Will it be easy to rent or sell a home in that area later?
America's estates? That is a prime area to live. If your talking about Americas area school boundaries then as well nice area to live. People are always looking to live there. Clos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Americas
Rick Snow, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Rick Snow answered:
Ask a question...
If the property is still available and you are willing to offer more, give it a shot. The other option would be to continue your search for another property. You can view all the listin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Foreclosure in El Paso
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is the school system like? how does it rate?
See links below; also consider a visit to the school(s) of interest and see all firsthand...
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://www.schooldigger.com/
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Dolphin
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
We put an offer on a short sale home. Just got word that the bank just sent it to underwriting. What does this mean and is it a good thing?
It is a good thing, it means the bank has accepted your offered amount and now it is moving forward. You still have some time before they are ready to close but they are now reviewing t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
im coborrower for home i cant paid full amount for home ?
No matter what it will effect your credit ALL parties if the mortgage is not paid on time .

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Buying in 79928
Cynthia Morr…, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Cynthia Morris answered:
How long does it take to get to fort bliss?
Howdy Shaunfetzer
What a question and since you did not give an address let me share a little bit about El Paso. Basically there is the Northeast Side, The West Side and the Eastside. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Valley Creek North
Anna Cosgrove, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Anna Cosgrove answered:
What areas in El Paso are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
The first answer is correct, we cannot predict the future and there is no guarantee that properties will appreciate in the next 5 years, although the market trends are looking that way. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 9, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
Angela Ochoa, Real Estate Pro in 79936
Angela Ochoa answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
Having an agent who listens is the best part of a good real estate agent. Your agent needs to understand a clear picture of what style of home you are looking for as well as the lifesty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Trulia asked:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease? What are some things to be aware of? What are some tips when negotiating a lease?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in El Paso
Evan Karam, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Evan Karam answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
When dealing with short sales the bank is agreeing to let the seller list the house at a lower price than what is owed on the mortgage balance. Theres not alot of room for negotiation a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
Ramon Jaimes, Real Estate Pro in 79912
Ramon Jaimes answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
Make sure to have a realtor representing you, if you call the agent
On a house you like, most likely this agent will represent the seller also. Make sure you have an agent to represe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
Luca, Home Buyer in 79924
Luca answered:
Buying our rental? Price is waaay too high....
I forgot.....we have asbestos shingle.....that has fallen off the house and into our driveway! We calculated it'll take about 25-30,000 to fix her up. (without any major structural ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 79924
Michael Bray, Real Estate Pro in El Paso, TX
Michael Bray answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
Depends on your financing - VA & FHA restrict what a Buyer may pay. Otherwise you can negotiate anything you want with the Seller. Seller may not see the wisdom of helping you wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Buying in El Paso
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