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Christine Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Denton County, TX
Christine Schwirtz answered:
If I make a offer on a house and pay for an inspection and the seller sells it to somebody else, can I apply the inspection fee to anouther property?
The short answer is no. You really should be working with a Realtor. You should not pay and have an inspection untill your offer has been accepted. You may be able to talk to your inspe ... more
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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
pre approved first time buyer homes are selling before my agent can get me an appt to view how can I compete.
Hi Christina,

If you can't see them before an offer is accepted, you could try submitting offers "subject to interior inspection". However, if the seller receives offers without tha ... more
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
$1,350 or lower, BANG for your BUCK quality house without a unreasonable down payment for RENT anyone? SUGGESTIONS?
You can see homes in this price range here:
http://www.metroplexhomesalesinfo.com/listings/areas/23506/maxprice/1350/propertytype/RENTAL/listingtype/Lease%20Rent/

Deposit typically ... more
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Jacqueline.s…, Home Buyer in Lewisville, TX
Jacqueline.s.judy answered:
what is the ratio for homes owner occupied vs non owner occuppied (renters) in the Lewisville area?
The property value goes down if the area has more rental property than owner occupied properties. I'm looking at moving down to Dallas in the near future and thought of looking in the L ... more
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Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
first time buyer approval on non FHA loan for condo in lewisville
IF property can't qualify for a FHA loan you can't purchase the property then. Many issues with condo/townhomes which can't qualify for these loans from a home buyers position OR tryin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 9, 2012 Home Buying in Lewisville
Tamika Goree, Real Estate Pro in Grand Prairie, TX
Tamika Goree answered:
Need to rent a 2bdr condo/townhome in Lewisville, Grapevine, Euless area for end of March, is it too soon to look? Do i need a realtor?Budget
Your timing is perfect! I will be happy to assist you in finding a condo/townhome in the above areas. I would suggest using a Realtor because rentals can also be negotiated. I have incl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Lewisville
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How soon is too soon to begin looking for a home for a first time buyer?
Depends, when do you forsee yourself in your new home--if purchasing with a mortgage, you can begin by visiting with any licensed loan officer; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval let ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 28, 2011 Home Buying in Lewisville
Ashley J Mit…, Real Estate Pro in Rocklin, CA
Ashley J Mitchell answered:
At what point can we not get our earnest money back?
The first question is have you released all your contingencies? If not, your earnest money deposit (EMD) is not at risk given the seller has not performed. If you have released continge ... more
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
What does your credit score have to be in order to qualify and does income have to be 3 and 1/2 the payment like an apartment hate to waste my time?
Let's get you connected with a loan officer and they can go through all your details.
Lots of different factors involved.
It's a free service.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Lewisville
Maria Gilda…, Real Estate Pro in 06040
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
What does your credit score have to be in order to qualify and does income have to be 3 and 1/2 the payment like an apartment hate to waste my time?
Good Morning,

There are many programs out there to help home buyers qualify for a loan. Credit score is just one of the factors. I recommend that you talk and to a local lender to gu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 2, 2011 Home Buying in Lewisville
Megan Moe, Real Estate Pro in Greenville, SC
Megan Moe answered:
how can I terminate a buyer's representative agreement?
The first thing I would advise you to do is to carefully read the buyer's agreement that you have signed to see what the terms are for terminating the agreement. Generally speakin ... more
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Linda Lorenzo…, Real Estate Pro in 75002
Linda Lorenzo - (214) 578-3131 answered:
I leased a new townhome that was a nightmare in Lewisville. Basically put, poor construction allowed the outside environment that included
It the seller or agent has knowledge or a copy of the testing you did, then yes definitely. Did you give a copy of this test to the owner? Did you verbally tell the owner of the test? ... more
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Steve Babcock, Real Estate Pro in Denton, TX
Steve Babcock answered:
i need to buy a home but i am a first time buyer and i dont have so much money. i want a foreclosure house or any good house.My price range is about
You will need roughly 3.5% down. A foreclosure might require more. I work the north Texas area. Ca me at 940-206-5450
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 8, 2011 Home Buying in Lewisville
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
what is the debt to income that a lender would typically approve?
Here is a direct link perhaps this would assist you

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt-to-income_ratio

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Adviso ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 20, 2010 Home Buying in 75067
Patty Barron, Real Estate Pro in Denton, TX
Patty Barron answered:
Creekside at Preston, good invement ?
Amy, any home is a great investment if you buy it "right". Utilizing a real estate professional (REALTOR) like myself will help you in so many ways that may not be evident o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 2, 2010 Home Buying in Lewisville
Becky Harkri…, Real Estate Pro in Flower Mound, TX
Becky Harkrider answered:
A gas pipeline one block away from the home I am considering buying
Amy,

This area is known as the Barnett Shale and is very rich in natural gas. There are numerous gas lines running all over this area. A single well can generate dozens of lines, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Home Buying in Lewisville
RJ Avery, Real Estate Pro in Forney, TX
RJ Avery answered:
how hard is it to get a loan on a house with foundation problems?
It really depends on to what extent the foundation is damaged and what appraiser looks at it. If you have a property in mind I would be happy to meet you there and give you my opinion. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 11, 2010 Home Buying in Lewisville
Steve Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Spring Branch, TX
Steve Johnson answered:
If house has fondation repair, celing cracks, should I buy it ?
Amy,
Just a few things. First are you getting a good deal on the home? Most foundation companies will do a free inspection, which I highly recomend. I the foundation is repairable a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2009 Home Buying in Lewisville
Reid  Kaplan, Real Estate Pro in Playa Vista, CA
Reid Kaplan answered:
Since starting to look for a mortgage, my credit score has dropped over 20 points. What can I do?
That can happen if your credit receives multiple inquiries. You should stop shopping around for mortgages for now, or if you do, make sure the lender can give you a quote based on an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 8, 2010 Home Buying in 75067
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
Can lender give clear to close and then take it back a day before closing?
There are times that the clear-to-close is only from the credit and income point of view, but may not include title. If there is something that is considered a closing condition that i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 3, 2014 Home Buying in 75067
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