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Nadine Mauro, Real Estate Pro in ,
Nadine Mauro answered:
How much does owning a condo impact my chances of buying another house?
Hi,

Your first step should be to speak with a mortgage broker.

Important factors would be your credit score, your ability to pay both mortgages if you should lose the tenant in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 16, 2012 Financing in West Palm Beach
Ada Sanchez, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Ada Sanchez answered:
I am purchasing a 1 story "villa" in a complex that has 150 units total. I keep calling it a condo, legally its an HOA. What should I call?
Check on the legal description. It could also be call a Townhouse. Depend on how it was set up.
Your real estate agent should be able to help. Good luck

Ada Sanchez
Pacific Atla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 11, 2012 Home Buying in 33411
Marilyn Farb…, Real Estate Pro in BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
What areas in West Palm Beach are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
NONE. See http://BovcaRatonHomesforSale.blogspot.com - read first item and listen to video with Shiller of Case-Shiller who does well respected predictions. It's going to be a wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 9, 2012 Home Buying in West Palm Beach
Nadine Mauro, Real Estate Pro in ,
Nadine Mauro answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
Quick response to buyer's questions.

Asks tons of qualifying questions. Size, Price, Pets, Schools, gated/not gated, amenities, etc.

Doesn't show buyers homes they spec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 8, 2012 Home Buying in West Palm Beach
Bob Brubaker, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
Bob Brubaker answered:
someone told me when you finish the closing there are some free appliances with the fanny mae
Michelle- There are buyer incentives offered on Fannie-Mae Homepath Listings.
On a particular listing this could include new appliances, But, this is not
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Home Buying in 33411
Mike Papanto…, Real Estate Pro in Arvada, CO
Mike Papantonakis answered:
I'm looking for someone to assist with freshening a home; color, furniture placement, etc. I don't need more furniture. Any?
There are some great stagers out there that do exactly what you need. I would either talk to a reputable local real estate agent to get a referral or google "home staging" and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2015 Design & Decor in 33412
Bob Brubaker, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
Bob Brubaker answered:
Any recommended insurance brokers for new arrivals that need auto/property insurance?
S&S Your Broker or your Banker or property Manager should be good sources too!
Contact me and I'll share some of mine !





BOB BRUBAKER HIGHLIGHT REALT ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 Home Buying in Water Catchment Area
Diana De Pao…, Real Estate Pro in West Palm Beach, FL
Diana De Paola Nardy answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I look for rentals that are not in foreclosure or a short sale for my clients. Its just not worth knowing anything can happen although you are supposedly protected.

Here in South F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 Rental Basics in West Palm Beach
Ginny Gagne, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ginny Gagne answered:
Is this home at 511 31st St, West Palm Beach still available?
It is actually under contract. It is a short sale so the bank must approve the offer. Would you be interested in any other similar properties in Northwood? If so, please contact me v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Old Northwood
Vickie Wentw…, Real Estate Pro in West Palm Beach, FL
Vickie Wentworth Meyer answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
Once your contract is accepted and signed by the seller, someone, hopefully an experienced short sale processor, contacts the lender and is assigned a negotiator. That processor and ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in West Palm Beach
Chris Schill…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Chris Schilling answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
The myth of location location location being the criteria for buying a home only works if you have an unlimited budget. Location is actually a subset of price. 

First understand w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in West Palm Beach
Joan Lorberb…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
What is the percent value decline at Ibis from 2005 to present?
It is difficult for me to provide you with an answer without knowing which subdivision within Ibis you own. I've just checked the MLS and there are 212 Ibis properties for sale - ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in West Palm Beach
Michael Grean, Real Estate Pro in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Michael Grean answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
All costs are potentially negotiable. Sellers normally pay the transfer tax and title insurance costs but either or both can be shifted to the Buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in West Palm Beach
Nicole Mason, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Nicole Mason answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Here is a list of things to do to your home before you want to put it on the market:

1) Make your curb appeal more appealing. Pull weeds, re-mulch, trim bushes and trees so that do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012 Home Selling in West Palm Beach
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I want to get pre-approved but my credit is not the best ;I prefer no FHA. Any lenders who specialize in 1st buyer /less than perfect credit ?
Allison,
FHA is just about the only game in town if your credit is less than okay. They also offer relatively low down payments of only 3.5% where conventional starts at 5% (in some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Credit Score in West Palm Beach
Bob Brubaker, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
Bob Brubaker answered:
I am looking for my first home in WPB area, I am post BK 3 years, I have done all the things to get back on track w/ my credit. Paying bills on
My Time- In looking over your prospects for an" FHA Loan "you might want to look at.
what is really behind products branded as such. Different le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 30, 2012 Home Buying in Villages of Palm Beach Lakes
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in ,
Ron Thomas answered:
Can i qualify for a Va home loan with no credit score?
Understand the the VA monitors the loan, insures the loan, helps you with the loan, makes you eligible for the loan, but they do not give you the loan:
You will have to get the loan fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2015 Home Buying in 33414
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Is there a way to find out what the HOA fees and taxes are on properties without contacting an agent directly? Some sites list them and others
You can continue to hunt and post questions like this here and there or just call the agent or any agent who can look them up on the mls listings and tell you. Gees, we don't bite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in 33411
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
if i put an offer for a house but when the realtor tried to submit it says that the house is temp off market does this mean that my contract is done?
Your contract probably has a timeline for the seller to respond. Just because it is temp. off market, doesn't mean you can submit an offer to the seller. Ask your agent to contac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 17, 2012 Foreclosure in 33409
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