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I'm Looking For A House For Me And My Husband And Son For Rent. Not Having Any Luck Finding A Place. Help???
We Are Looking For A House That Will Be Big Enough For Two People Who Need To Be Active. If Anyone Can Help Me Out That Would Be Great. I've Tryed Looking Everywhere And Have Had No Luck. If Any Listings…
We have a client who we are in contract with in San Lorenzo CA, he is buying this REO property
He is buying it "AS IS" and FHA, we are moving along fine then the appraiser noted that a termite inspection is needed per Alameda county, even if the buyer opted not to do any inspections and…
If I make 100k/yr, about what does my credit score have to be to qualify for a VA loan? I'm a veteran.
I've cleaned up all the negative things on my credit report, I have 5 revolving accounts (car, 3 CC's and 1 target card) that are all being paid on time. So now it's a waiting game and I'm…
qualifying for a conventional loan for a rental condo
We live in Illinois. We are looking at purchasing a condo in Missouri to use as vacation property. There are rental units in the building. Don't know if we would put ours on a rental program when…
Property for sale exclusively via one agency.
A property is being offered by only one particular agency and is not in the MLS by request of the current home owner. Must I work with that agency or may I still use an agency of my choosing regarding…
What can be done about a last minute BPO that came in way too high?
We currently have an full price offer of $249,000 on a short sale property. The offer has been on the table for 6 months undergoing the approval process. We got all the way to the last stage for the…
Can a pre-approval letter HURT you if your offer is much less than what you are approved for?
We are interested in making an offer on a home. We are approved for a certain amount and are offering far less. I'm concerned that if the sellers see what we are approved for, they won't even LOOK at…
I have a mid credit score of 611 n have one unpaid debt that was sent to the collection agency, i have about 3 credit cards 2 i dont use for three yea
Rs no balance. I have 1 i use to help my credit. I also have a loan n a car never late never missed payments. The only thing is that unpaid debt, can i get a loan to purchase a home?
what real state forms are standard when purchasing a home in AL?
Are forms such as buyer financing agrement/ addendum which outline that if the financing does not go through that the contract will be void and earnest money will be refunded usually part of AL real estate…
can I purchase $5,000 homes in south ga?
fixer uppers or REO properties
is a buyer allowed to call sellers attorney?
I am trying to purchase a home but it's being the biggest nightmare. I have been clear on my end with the bank for weeks but the sellers attorney needs to supply trust docs to the title company.…
Will getting a few good faith estimates from lenders result in hit on credit score?
From what I understand, each credit pull will negatively affect our credit score, correct?
any land contract in Girard or surrounording?
Looking for a home to purchase on land contract.Country setting is preferred.
I have an offer on a short sale in nj with BOFA. everything has been done and appraisals. it is now on desk review what does that mean? 140k apart.
we are 140k apart from the balance of the mortgage. the house has been on the market for a year and no offers have been made. it started $25,000 over the mortgage balance, slowly the price has decreased.…
What are the pitfalls of an owner living in an unwarrented in-law unit and renting out the warrented part of the property?
I only plan to stay on the property part-time as I live in another state. A house with an in-law unit seems like a good solution for me. Can I be held liable by the renter for having an unwarrented unit…
Anyone know a good bank that will do 5% down conventional financing?
I've heard that some banks are now doing 5% down conventional financing for those with excellent credit. Does anyone know of a bank that has this kind of program?
Active Adult community, or a low maintenance/ranch style with proximity to Duke?
I'm searching for a low maintenance community with ranch style homes, perhaps Active Adult ,where someone can easily drive to Duke in about 20 min or less. The idea of an active clubhouse with community…
I drove by and I saw the house at 6038 ridge lake circle vero beach,fl 32967.The door has a lock.I asked and I was told,the house is empty.There is no
I am looking for now.Is this house available? When will there be a person there to show the house?
Looking for 5-10 acres preferably somewhat private anywhere in sonoma county with preferred 3 bedroom and in the 300-450k price range. Any ideas?
I don't want to be right on a main road and out in the country or closer to town is okay too. I would prefer 3bd but would consider 2bd for the right place. Would prefer more acreage and less house…
My wife and I are recent empty nesters who live in the North-woods of Upper WI. Due to heath issues and the fact that I just can not Take another
FREEZING COLD winter pacing the floors waiting spring. We have been searching on line for a home in the Fort Myers / North Fort Myers area because I was told by a few Realtors that this was a "Mostly…
How long can a house be listed as "under contract"? We are back-up offer for a house we love, but got beat out, and we really want this
house! I'm wondering, what happens if the other people can't meet closing costs, or something falls through during escrow? The listing agent is acting weird, and told our Realtor that the house…
zipcode Map of Ocala 34482
I need a map showing streets within a 20 mile radius of the Hit Show location. I have maps but not with streets .Thanks
When trying to buy a home, should one go for the attached or detached in terms of resale value?
Does this make a difference if both residents are single family homes, except for the fact that one is attached to one other house while the other option is completely detached? There seems to be no difference…
I am currently in escrow and within my contingency period. I found out today that my good faith deposit check was cashed. Is that a common occurrence?
I was led to believe that my good faith check was safe until the end of the contingency period. Does this simply mean that if I were to back out of my offer the check will have to be refunded?
My spouse is on ssi and my inlay are on ssi I take care of them so they have a fixed income I do to I take care of my spouse and inlaw income 4000
So can I get a loan for or me using all income we rent but will got to Owen can igot help. Sonia paladin. Saulnsonia4life@yahoo.com. Or call. 9092512137. 9098844962.
Apartment Purchase in Edge 31 condominium (Astoria, NY)
I am buying an apartment at 23-32 31st Drive Queens, NY 11106. Its a one bedroom apt with parking on 3rd floor. It comes with a huge storage space. The apartment is around 700 sq. foot. Ther are 10 units…
Are your 5 bdrom houses in Mesa for $165,000.00 or less
If so could I please have the addresses?
tuscany condos off of 75/lovers vs. the metropolitan condos in downtown? - which has best resale value within the next 5-10 yrs?
I am a 25 yr old female looking to relocate to Dallas and have narrowed it down to two condos, The Tuscany and The Metropolitan. Both are great in their own ways; however, the former allows the option…
What are the HOA fees for MLS #: 503439, and what is the name of the complex, how many units?
We are considering investment property at a discount in PCB.
Qualifications? Wife and i have a combined income of $226,000. We both have scores of 720 or higher, 0 debt. How do we stack up to lenders?
Our incomes are almost split down the middle. So we are both good earners. We both own our cars outright. I don't have much in terms of credit, i have long good histories of car loans, but nothing…
1st time home buyer.
last year I took a major financial blow and my finances got turned upside down. As a result my credit scores were effected. Prior to this I was working towards purchasing a home and was close to where…
Why aren't Log Houses listed in the criteria?
I want a log home, but can't search for one! Also, this question about log homes applies to more than one town I'm searching, but to include each town it seems I must ask this question again…
YES I AM INTERESTED IN LAND CONTRACTS IN THE CLIO MI (48420) AREA. I NEED 3 BEDROOMS,PREFERABLY A GARAGE AND BASEMENT. I
I AM HAVING A HARD TIME LOCATING MANY LAND CONTRACTS , OR RENT TO OWN HOMES IN THIS AREA.. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.THANKS
The house was suppose to be shortsale approved by the bank at 129000 and I accepted their counter offer at that price So why is the bank stalling now?
The seller already signed off on the paperwork and the bank had responded within a day. Now its going on 2 weeks since I signed and accepted the banks counter offer that included a closing date within…
Can anyone recommend a a really good and experienced home inspector for a home in 19127?
I'm excited to be buying my first place in the Manayunk area. Most of the homes in this area are on the older side and I'd just really like to find a home inspector who has a lot of experience…
I am buying a condo from my cousin which I have been renting. I live in Florida. Who would close the transaction if we choose no lawyer. A title co?
I am buying a condo from my cousin who will be holding the mortgage. He will have me paying it to the family trust as he is older. I understand that if we draw up the "mortgage" papers an interest…
Can municipalities re-assess taxes after the tax year has closed? Can they make taxes higher in future years to make up for their mistake/loss?
We have made an offer on a condo in Chicago and it was accepted. The MLS listing had tax info from 2009 of approx. $4400. During the attorney review period, it was discovered that taxes assessed and…
I find many properties listed for about $100K OVER the assessed value by the city. Are the upgrades really worth that much? How much can we negotiate?
In Preston Hollow, I find that the school element is not as important because it is a neighborhood where most are expected to attend private schools. I do not feel that is a justified reason for the price…
How can I tell if my Buyers' Agent is really looking after my best interests?
My wife and I are buying our first home and chose a buyers agent affiliated with a company that also lists properties. Though not recommended to us, we do have a mutual friend. After our first meeting,…
Need advice on a Short Sale Cancellation by seller
What happens when the seller in a short sale transaction cancels the deal last minute? the escrow is to close in 4 days and the buyer has already given notice to his landlord, packed all his things, ordered…
What does it mean when a Wells Fargo asks the seller to file a listing extension during a short sale process?
I am the buyer. The offer is accepted by the Seller and in front of the bank. There are no other liens and all the paper work is in the hands of the bank. A negotiator has been assigned (Feb. 28th) and…
i am planning to be a first time home buyer with my salery per year abt 30K i am looking a home not over 100k. is it possible to be qualified?
i am planning to be a first time home buyer with my salery per year abt 30K looking a home not over 100k. is it possible to be qualified
what is the resale potential of a mobil single family home?
i am thinking about buying a mobile single family home and want to know if i can expect to make some money when i want to sell it in about 5 or 6 years.
Interest rate
What is an average interest rate on mortgage loan with median credit score of 636
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