Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 1022

Life Expectancy of Home Components
My home inspection report shows that the central AC unit is well outside of its expected life expectancy. Is it reasonable to ask the seller for a credit on the sale price because of this?
Moving from Minnesota this summer
Is it possible to buy a house in Bakersfield that is contingent upon the sale of our home in MN? We need the money from the sale for a down payment.
I'm wanting to purchase a forclosure that fits my needs perfectly, BUT my current mortgage states I have to ..."
"occupy my current home as primary residence" How can I live in new home but maintain primary residence status at current home ?
will this home have to be lifted?
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how much is it?
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No disclosure when price was negotiated as sale is by estate. Home inspection has unexpected defects, minimum $18,000 to do entire work properly.
Home inspection: leak from master bathroom shower/ or jacuzzi to the kitchen. There are several fixtures that are missing & water controls dont work. There are same cracks in deck. The attick duct…
Getting lenders to respond faster
I am looking at a short sale, as I will be financing, if I offer my business to the loan holder will I get a faster response? Can i approach the loan holder directly? What strategies are there for speeding…
I am interested in a few specific properties for sale in lakeview. I need to find information on recently sold properties in the area.
There is a significant difference in the price per square foot for similar properties in the area and I am trying to find out what properties sell for.
What middle school will a child at this address attend?
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Hi, anyone know the price to rent ratio for 2012-2013 for San Francisco.
Been trying to find info on it, weird I wasn't able to pull up anything off google. Anyone in the industry knows that ratio?
Buying New Construction in NH and the Purchase and Sales Agreement
We are currently looking to buy a new construction in NH and while reviewing the P&I Agreement, they added that the house inspection is not contingent upon the sale. Is the a red flag or something…
is the house in 502 oakhurst st altamonte springs sold?
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Can I be present when my bank is doing the appraisal on the home I am potentially buying? Who is allowed to be there during the appraisal?
We are in contract. The sellers real estate agent told me that only she may be there. I feel as though I may have been lied to....
Looking for a place to live in NJ? (Middletown, Atlantic Highlands, Red Bank, etc...)
My husband and I will be moving within the next month. He just received a job in Neptune, NJ and I will probably be working either in central NJ or Manhattan (haven't confirmed a position yet). We're…
What does it mean when the bank lets the bid expire?
Ok you make bid on house and you don't hear nothing bank
What is the correct address for the house listed 188 Oak Dr. listing?
We have searched this address and find that it is not correct. -- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3101773091-188-Oak-Dr-Booneville-MS-38829
Are there any USDA loan approved homes in the 78245 area going for less than 100k?
Is anyone available to show me some on saturday 3/23? Just found out I was pre approved for a loan, also hoping to do with no closing costs. ilonag@swbell.net
If a property's FHA approval is about to expire, will my sale be valid if I have an FHA case number assigned before the expiration?
I am interested in buying a condo in a building that is FHA approved through 31 March 2013, but my closing date isn't until April 17th. If I have an FHA case number and appraisal done before the…
Investment Property - Multi-family in Move in conditions to rent.
I am looking for a multi-family property in move in condition (or acceptable), to rent-it immediately. Sale price can not exceed $80K, is this possible? .
My Partner & I Are Looking For Investor Friendly Real Estate Agents In Atlanta
We would like to network with Real Estate Agents who enjoy doing business with Real Estate Investors, please reply with your contact information, name, contact information, and email. You can also email…
I am a 1st time home buyer and have been looking at FM HomePath homes, but broker pushes 203K; wouldn't FMHP save me $ monthly?
Also, if I don't do a home needing renovation, what might be the best product out there; NC Bond, NC Home Advantage, FHA, etc? Or is it house specific? Do I end up spending more using a broker as opposed…
General Charlotte, NC information
I am looking to move to Charlotte. I am in a wheelchair and have small dogs. Money is an issue. Is there handicapped transportation (for a reasonable cost) in Charlotte? Is it a dog friendly city?…
Does removing a shower stall depreciate the value of a home?
My husband and I are buying our first home in the Annapolis area. It has everything we want and is perfect for us. The one problem I can see is lack of general storage space, specifically linen storage.…
What are the best suburbs (safety, school) in Charlotte, NC? Price range 500,000-750,000
Possible move from CT. Based on preliminary research, best fit would be Matthews/Weddington area???
Many houses seem to have serious foundation or settling problems in Leawood. Why is this?
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Looking to get in contact with a Charlotte area realtor....
My husband works as an independent contractor, his income is about $6400 gross monthly. Our credit score is not perfect at the moment, but we are working towards it. We really enjoy the South Charlotte…
looking to buy something great a good deal with low monthly fee.
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Owning a house in US means permanent residency?
or it is just easier for a man to get a travel visa to USA every year?
I want to see inside pictures please
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We are looking to build a custom home in the Charlotte area. Can anyone recommend a builder and construction loan broker/lender?
We are new to the area, and are looking for help in finding land. We already have a home design in mind.
Buying pre-forceclosure home
I'm on the process of buying a house as a regular sale, and recently I found out it's a pre-forceclosure. I felt like I got cheated on since I didn't know the information at the beginning.…
What are homes going for in Valley Ranch price per sq/ft. for a 2,150 sq./ft., 3 bed, 2.1 bath in above-average condition?
The house was built approximately 10 years ago. I hear price ranges all over the map from $225,000-$250,000. Friends with homes on the market indicate they are getting quick offers, but most are from…
we r from NY needing temporary housing option until we r ready to retire. what the fees/taxes/bills associated with owning a mobile home?
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can you show house near sw 3rd,4th, 5th etc?
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What is the normal down payment on a home purchase? Can anyone give me some details about down payments?
We have been told banks want 20% down. We have very little money for down payment. Credit score 812. Have lived in same aptmt complex for 13 yrs and paying $1050 water and sewer and never have been late.…
I would like a ranch style homes, two car attached garage . 1400sq ft minimum with 3 bd and 2 ba with main floor laundry and finished basement I
I'd like to do a lease option/rent to own. I'm looking for an investor or owner financing with move in date by July 1 2013.property should not exceed 125,000.00
small house near stores for a retired person
am looking for a small home with small but private backyard. walking distance to stores and library in safe neighborhood cheviot ohio
I'd love to buy a home (first time home buyer).
so here's my question. i had just bought a truck back in november 1st 2012 with a credit score of 625. now after them checking my credit through i dont know how many banks, my score went down to a…
What are my options if I found my dream house but mine hasn't sold yet?
The house of my dreams is for sale after being foreclosed on. I put my house on the market recently so we could try to get our dream house. In this market, not sure how long that will take. The dream house…
Looking to buy a home in April 2013. Have good credit, $65K Income, but only $4000 Cash.
I have been pre approved for up to a $180,000 loan. I have NOT served in the military. I am a first time home buyer and don't want to put any money down for down payment or pay for the closing costs…
I have 2.5 acres with a modular home in norman that I want to sell.
My wife wants to move to Kansas with our new born to be closer to her mom but I do not know where to start to sell my home here to move to Kansas.
looking for a rent to own home with acreage near Adolphus/ scottsville area
just moved here and staying with in laws until we get a home. maybe a 2 year lease to own or just to rent either way something with acreage and that allows pets. We have a dog, he is house trained and…
What is the quality of Gretna high school and town council for this area? What is resale like in Gretna? Is this a growing popular area?
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How to calculate property tax?
how does one calculate the tax of a home in dublin? it is based on the sale price of home or the amount borrowed? Trulia seems to calculate based on loan amount. What is the tax rate for dublin - single…
I'm a disabled vet thinking of moving to Houston from California. Does Houston have any kind of property tax exemption for 100% disabled vets?
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Can a seller back out the deal after the buyer pays the earnest deposit?
One of the contingencies we have in counteroffer is that the seller is contingent on finding home purchase of choice and closing concurrently. If we have a contingency like this, typically when could…
Hello my name is Bettyann Minor and I Love this Place at 299 Venture Path Hiram GA 30141 my name is Bettyann
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Mundelein seems to have a lot of nice homes, but when I ask people about it they tell me to stay away. The high school seems to offer many AP
course, and if it's rated lower than the surrounding schools, I don't know if this will affect my son or daughter if they go there. Any advice about what parts of Mundelein are nice for someone…
How can I refinance my current home and buy a new home at the same time?
I purchased a condo two years ago through FHA, and within 3 months, the Condo Development lost its FHA qualification. I now want to buy a home that I cannot qualify for unless I refinance the condo. In…
I recently put an offer on a home in Prior Lake Minnesota. The seller countered with a number that just
wasn't in my budget, so I turned it down and kept looking at other homes. One week later, the seller got it touch with our realtor and asked if we were still interested in the house, I said yes and toured…
Do you have any units handicapped (roll in shower)? we are looking 4 two units together (1 handicapped) Or we are looking for a house (handicapped)
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