Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 1021

I am buying a 3 flat apt. building. I will be living in one of the units with 2 to rent out. There are occupants of one apt. Can I evict?
At this time...the 3 flat in question has 2 VACANT apts. and 1 that is OCCUPIED. The tenants in question, have not paid their rent and owe previous owner 3-4 months back rent. Do I have to keep them on…
Me gustaria saber como puedo comprar una casa en Plantation que esta en la lista de venta ?
Como puedo comprar una casa que vi en una lista , me intereso en la zona de Plantation , por favor que puedo hacer (por favor que sea en espanol)
Higher end subdivisions in Tampa/Land O Lakes area?
of the many subdivisions in the Tampa/LOL area what would be considered to be "higher end" as far as residents and homes?
Looking to buy or rent a Carrollwood towhouse
With a garage...in the 180K price-range
Are we crazy to be considering a move to Milford, Pa.? My husband works in Mahwah, NJ, where we are currently renting.
We've heard that it's beautiful out there, and that we can get much more land and house for our money. We simply can not afford to buy a home in Mahwah. We've also considered Vernon, NJ…
Can the seller (my family) lower the price of a house after the contract has been signed?
I'm purchasing my grandmother's home who passed away several months ago. I have an FHA loan and after the appraiser came, I'm having to make several repairs. Because of this my mom wants…
Will I still get the 3% downpayment for my first home if I purchase a house for investment first?
I want to buy a house for investment particularly to rent but currently I do not own a home. When I decide to purchase a house later in the future and already purchase the investment home, will I still…
my closing 10/31..sellers are closing on new house on 11/1....they want me to wire cash to preclose 10/28 so they can use money to close on new house
is this legal...to have me WIRE all cash to escrow...PRESIGN all docs dating 10/31...but my money will be in escrow until 10/31 so the sellers of the house I am buying can have liquid funds to close on…
What does a buyer's broker mean to you?
As a potential buyer what do you think a buyer broker does and what does it mean to you financially?
Have you ever bought a home with the assistance of an exclusive buyer's broker?
What was your experience like? For instance: Did you save money? Did you save time? Did you get a rebate? Did they help you find your ideal home more easily? Which city & state?
Have you heard about the changes to NYS real estate law agency?
This is a long coming change very important to both consumers as well as and agents and brokers! Please feel free to explain what this change means to buyers& sellers and brokers & agents From…
How accurate is the Zestimate for 248, Kellogg Way, 95051?
How accurate is the Zestimate? So far I have found that the Zestimate is close to the asking/selling price of the home. But for this house - 248 Kellogg Way, it is $722K and the asking price is 830K (appraisal…
Is the Buyer Agent Exclusive Agreement a must for a buyer?
We are ready to submit a bid for a condo but was asked by the (buyer) agent to sign a 1yr exclusive agreement with a $350 document fee. Is this common? What about the fee?
As a foreigner , can I buy a house in Florida?
What kind of visa should myself and family have and how long can I spend in my home per year? I want to stay there as much as I can.
US Homeowners Visa - Rules ?
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/nri/visa-and-immigration/US-homeowner-visa-Invest-500000-in-property-and-stay-in-America/articleshow/10443154.cms Two American senators have introduced a bill…
Spring Hill area
We've been looking around the area and I was wondering why the homes in Spring Hill are so inexpensive. I don't want to be pessimistic but has that area had a lot of foreclosures?
Tell me about Heritage Isle.
what is heritage isle viera, it is a cdd community, is Heritage Isle paying off the bonds, is Heritage isle run by the people that live there or is it being run by the builders, there are lots of areas…
How do you go about buying a foreclosure home.? Do you have to bid in an auction?
What is required to buy a foreclosure home besides cash? Do the prices end up being a lot higher than the price advertised? What are the other costs of purchasing a property? If you don't live in the same…
When my middle credit score rises 20 points more a bank will give me a home loan. Is it okay to look at homes while waiting or should I wait?
My debt to income is good & a bank manager said that when my middle credit score reaches 620 I will get approved for a loan. Someione told me I should not look at homes until I get a loan but I feel…
Property Tax Assessment Mistake?
I recently purchased a home in San Francisco and received my first property tax bill from the city. It seems they've recorded a "Net Taxable Value" roughly 200k below the sale price. Is…
Are there any NACA approved agents in the Antioch area?
I'm in the process of getting approved for a NACA loan and I am looking for a home in the Antioch area? Can any recommend a realtor that has been approved by NACA and has worked several sales with…
Seller did not pull permit for finishing the basement (per their disclosure)
I am looking to make an offer on a property where the owner did not get permit for finishing the basement. What kind of problems could I have as a buyer, now or later? We may add a bathroom in the basement…
how is Wachovia Bank handling short sales after an offer has been submitted?
Florida home bid, $4000 less than the asking price, and a cash purchase. one mortgage on the house.
Cost of updating house - still functional but not up-to-date look.
We are considering a early 1990s construction house. The house has some issues (roof, appliances etc.) which of course will be taken into account while deciding offer. But there are other issues related…
Only approved for $145k which wont get me much in NJ
I would like to buy a house in NJ, not too far from where I work in Newark but in a good, safe area. I was approved for a mere $145k FHA loan which will not get me anything even close. The problem is I…
Possible to use more than one agent as a buyer?
Is it ever possible or ethical to use more than one buyer's agent? We're interested buying a home anywhere in the areas ranging from from Forestville to Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Windsor and down…
What are the rules and conditions or restrictions in obtaining a US Homeowner Visa by a non resident.?
Buying residential property on cash by a non resident enabling to live and stay in USA with family. Post obtaining a US Homeowners Visa, can the investor or the other family member start to work / start…
My daughter is trying to buy a townhouse/condo for $147,000 in Mt. Laurel (08054). She is being told that
because of declining property values in Burlington County, she needs to put down 15%, not 10% as originally agreed. Because there is a condo assocation, she is being told that she cannot buy FHA. Does…
hello,how can we rent to own a home,are buy,need 4 or 5bdr 3bath,littlerock ar area scores not good no money to put down but do work,and can get some.
who can best help us we are trying for next month,nice yard please,have kids.what about schools,there kids have been in kipp and makes great grade,what school is on the same level are above,thank you
Found a home, but need to find an investor to buy and lease back to us or sell on a 3 year contract. Realize they need a profit. Know anyone honest?
We currently have a mortgage on a VERY upside-down property that needs MUCH work. Cannot sell at amount we owe (over $100,000) and cannot make major repairs needed with size of payment ($1007.00 monthly).…
Can two contracts be on a home at one time?
There is a home I have been looking at for over a few weeks, but I am just now to the point where my mortgage has been approved, and my agent told me the house is now under contract. Can I make an offer…
Underground Oil Tank - Nassau County
Had property inspection done today for a short sale. The engineer discovered a buried oil tank which he is not sure was "properly abandoned" since it still has a cap on the front lawn (I would…
Any suggestions for sound waterview condo properties along the oceanfront in Long Branch? Not Pier Village!
Just interested in condo flats, but not Pier Village. Any thoughts on which buildings are in good financial shape (or vice versa) , where there are not heavy assessments for improvements, etc. Want high…
morristown
Is it good idea to buy house like this period? I'm considering about buying small house in Morristown, but we have to think selling it in the future.
when buying a home with a mortgage loan, does being married affect the process if your not, and does it go by both credit scores?
My fiance and I our are thinking about buying a house but he is the working one and I am a stay at home mom. I have an amazing credit score, but he has never done anything to affect his. So I would assume…
We're looking at houses in several areas of town/counties near CC, what do I look for in an agent who will accommodate a wide search?
I mean is there such a thing as a realtor who is willing to look at several areas or counties? We looked for houses before the bubble and no realtors called us back because we were 250K and under for budget.(!!!!!!)…
Real Estate Broker put name of previous owner on purchase contract instead of seller's name... Recourse?
In buying a building, the dual agency realtor put the name of a previous owner on the purchase contract instead of the seller's name. Assuming that I was buying the property from this previous owner…
what is the average price of a 1996 north port fl. home 1400 sq. ft.
great street fenced yard. corian counter tops 3/2. thank you very much. Pat
Need real estate agent ASAP
We will be house hunting for 2 weeks beginning November 15th. Pre-approved for 190K. Need agent familiar with the Golden Gate Estates area. Please contact me with your info at autozoomer@yahoo.com ASAP Thanks,…
I would like to move to Walnut Bend but am concerned about safety...any thoughts or experiences?
I would like to move to Walnut Bend - I am from Clear Lake and am worried about safety in Walnut Bend, since there are so many apartments near by. Thanks!
Had a previous question out there about looking to invest in Boston - in the 300-350K price range what would I expect property taxes to be a as a %?
What would some general guidelines be on a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom in the 300-350 price range for rent ? Are there locations that attract more rent given that price range? Again looking for something…
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