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Can a homeowner to purchase his own home in short sale OR foreclosure ?
So this family in my sub had their home listed for a short sale for a long time and , they couldnt find a buyer for the the property. They told me that their realtor was able to find a deal with the bank…
How long does the escrow agent have to refund a down payment?
I've been under contract for a condominium (pre-construction) for two years....to date the project still isn't complete. My contract states if the seller is unable close one year after the date promised…
Seller is pulling out and breaching contract..
We put an offer on a house which was accepted on the 23rd. We have until the 4th of January to complete all conditions on the house- financing approved and home inspection completed. The contracts are…
seller plans to remove fixture items in a short sale(Standard CA contract. no special excl/incl items mentioned ) what are my options here?
I am in the process of buying a short sale house. Bank has approved my offer and I am awaiting final approval from the bank. Meanwhile I asked my agent to check if the seller is planning to take anything…
I have read on another site that the HOA at "The Keys" in WC are even higher now because of the unit owners that are being foreclosed on.
True? I thought that HOAs are now suing for back dues. HOAs are forcing foreclosures on uints where the owners are way behind on their payments. Is this happening? I would not want to buy something…
can i deal a contract again after i signed it ?
Hi, we began a contract 40 days ago with the price of $435K, but we been looking the house in another real state website and show that this house price had droped to $414K and keep it going down. the…
I AM MOVING FROM OUT OF TOWN BUT LIVED IN THE NY METRO AREA BEFORE . WITH THE BOOM IN HARLEMS REALESTATE IS
THE AREA OF THE BRONX RIGHT ACROSS THE EAST RIVER FROM THERE STARTING TO CLEAN UP OR BOOM IN ANYWAY THINK ITS LIKE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS AND MORRISANIA ? ARE THEY SAFE ? GOOD INVESTMENT ? ALSO WHAT ABOUT…
A home went up for sale yesterday we looked at it yesterday and put in a offer in on it the same day it was listed. We now have been told our offer
will not be turned in for 72 hours so it will now not be turned in till Saturday. We were also told if another other comes in, in the mean time that both offers will be turned in at the same time. Is this…
Walking away from home purchase
After some undesirable experience with an REO as a first time homebuyer, I'm thinking of walking away from the whole deal. There are title issues now and after getting some feedback on this website, I'm…
Madrone and the Public Safety building. How much noise is expected from the firetrucks and will that lower the value of the Madrone eventually?
Once the Public Safety building is built north of the Madrone, how much noise is to be expected? In most cases when a firestation is located so close to residences it generates a lot of noise and usually…
What's a recent cost per sq ft estimate to build a house in SoCal (Inland Empire area)?
We're considering building a house and are looking to get a *rough* idea of what it will cost. Is there a rule of thumb number we can use that takes into account the recent downturn in the economy?…
What documents are needed for buying real estate in Miami, Florida for foreigner?
I am a foreigner in the USA. Coming from Kiev, Ukraine! What documents are needed for buying real estate in Miami area in Florida? I am also interested in getting a mortgage loan from the bank! Therefore…
Hello all, I am new to the site, and I am looking to buy my first home. I am married with our first baby boy. We are currently living in Long
Hello all, I am new to the site, and I am looking to buy my first home. I am married with our first baby boy. We are currently living in Long Island, NY, and are looking to relocate within 2-5 years.…
I bought a Tx home 5/2010. 3/2011, I moved to Ca & have renters on a 2yr lease. Any special concerns to look for when I shop a primary home?
if it isn't an issue when applying for a new mortgage, i would like to keep the rental property. Also, I'm thinking of having my my mother in-law move into the new house with us. She owns a…
Country Club vs. Montevideo. How important are API Scores? How easy is transfer within school district?
We're considering home in San Ramon for which the school is Country Club. However, looing at the API score of 900 for Country Club vs. mid to high 900's in other San Ramon school, we're…
My husband and I might relocate to the Houston area, could someone recommend me nice areas to live at?
We don't have kids now, but we're planning in the near future, so we want a place with good schools around. I know he will be working in Harris county, please let me know if you need me to be…
thank you for wanting to help me but no apartment will be needed yet. helping one young adult at a time.giving them a place to call their own
while they are going to school and trying to get on their own. looking to have "aunt nettie's" in a few cities in the state of texas
HUD Homes
How do u go about finding HUD Homes in lancaster tx?
Submit an offer for a 203k with only a standard FHA pre approval?
I was approved at 300k for a standard FHA and while house hunting found a GUTTED short sale w/ a ton of potential that would need to be rehab'd with a FHA 203k loan. It is being offered at 290k, amount…
I am interested in buying an additional investment property in Sacto. My present rental home is in Meadowview area.
My purchase price is $100,000 and the realtor is steering me to Elk Grove. There seems to be so many short sales/foreclosures there. Will the value every go up there. I may only hold the house for ten…
I am looking for a house to buy and invest in Sacramento, can anyone give me some advice?
I am looking for a house to buy and invest in Sacramento, can anyone give me some advice? here are something I am looking for: 1. Safety area 2. easy to rent it out 3. high return 4. easy to commute 5.…
INVESTING IN LAS VEGAS VERSUS PHOENIX. PROS AND CONS. WHERE CAN U MAKE BETTER CASH FLOW AND WHICH HAS BETTER POTENTIAL FOR APPRECIATION.?
IF YOUR OVERALL GOAL IS TO GET 1% to 2% per month of the Purchase Price in Rent and you were expecting an appreciation of somewhere between 20 to 30% ( is that reasonable?) over a 5 year time period, which…
What can you tell me about Palm Pointe condos in Bunnel, Fl?
The condos have lost significant value and it seems so many are in foreclosure. Would buying a unit in this community to use as a second home be a bad move?
Ok, So ANYONE know a "lender or Good Broker that works with FHA home loan in the State of Georgia??!!
Lower credit score of around a 536, have 3 children, and need to buy a home. Would love to go through FHA if possible... Anyone know of a good broker that could help?
I'll be in south FL from 1/31-2/10 scouting for a home ~ Jun occupancy. Want a clean comfy furnished place to scout from ~<$1000 total. Help?
I'm a single, 66, active, retired male. I expect to rent a home for ~ a year before I buy (to be sure about the location) -- ultimately looking to pay <$300K. Near the beach is not critical. I've…
Hi..we are wanting to buy a single family home in Panama City Beach. We like the zip code 32408. $100,000.00~range. 2 bedrooms 2 bath? Fenced yard!
We also like the zip code..32407. We'd like to be not far from the beach. I'd prefer no carpet..except possibly in bedrooms. I love ceramic tile for living room..kitchen..etc. I like the stainless…
The price for the condo is listed for 67,000. We offered 60,000 and they came back with 65,000 with no concessions. We wanted to finance the condo
with 20% down and conventional but this "no concession" is creating doubts with us. What does that mean in details. I know that it means that they will not pay anything, but how far is &qu…
I am a short sale buyer with a dual agent - is my real estate agent looking out for me?
I've read plenty about frustrations regarding short sales. I am a second time homebuyer trying to buy a short sale (since February 2011). I made a mistake of electing the seller's agent as a…
How can I buy a house in Vegas with a credit score ranging between a 538 and 628? Are there lenders willing to help? I have 3 months to find a house.
I have been looking into buying a home here in Las Vegs because it is cheaper to own than rent. I have a growing family and pets that need more room than my current apartment has. I have some credit…
I have a 620 credit score. Can I use my credit and my husband's income? I don't work. We want to try to go with an FHA or USDA loan.
We want to buy in the next 6 months. My husband's credit score is just above a 600. His annual income would qualify us for a USDA Guaranteed loan. The area we live in is USDA eligible. Our monthly…
Transunion @ 687
Transunion @ 687 EQ @ 608... Can I get a mortgage?
Is there a potential to profit in short term future if buy now?
I just relocated to the Atlanta area for a job promotion and trying to decide whether or not to buy a home or condo (no more than $175,000). I work for the Army and will have to relocate in 2 1/2 years.…
I would like to cancel an exclusive buyers brokerage agreement. How do I go about this? Apparently I have to
send a written notice to the agency. Does it have to be a formal letter, or can it be as simple as, "I hereby send this notification of cancellation for our Exclusive Buyers Brokerage Agreement?"
I want to buy a house with 3 or more bedrooms and have the seller finance it for me with about 5,000 or so down....can u help me please? I want in th
I would like to buy a house with seller financing in the country around Wilsonville area... can anyone help please?.... thanks... Teresa steelewhisper@gmail.com
If you buy a house with an active oil tank that is in use, what are the things to be aware of, and what are things to look for?
I read online that oil companies provide some kind of service where you pay a premium and should in case there is a leakage in the oil tank, they will pay for the cleanup. Is this true? The house is built…
I am looking for a realtor in the Northland/Liberty area that has success in bidding on foreclosure properties, particularly Fannie Mae properties.
We have found 2 properties in the area that are both Fannie Mae properties that we are very interested in taking a look at. We will also need help in securing financing, so if there is a savvy lender…
Is there a disadvantage of owning rental property out of state?
Are there more tax advantages than disadvantages? We're trying to get in on the Real Estate market and would be first time buyers. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and can't afford to buy in this…
I am looking for a house to buy and invest in Sacramento, can anyone give me some advice?
I am looking for a house to buy and invest in Sacramento, can anyone give me some advice? here are something I am looking for: 1. Safety area 2. easy to rent it out 3. high return 4. easy to commute 5.…
the house i am wanting to purchase was on the market when we looked since then the house (25 Dublin Dr, Ballston Spa, NY 12020) and now you have
control of this property and i want to purchase this house what do i do next I would even rent with intent to purchase
I just bought a home in november and filed for my homestead exemptions, will my property taxes go up? what can I do to keep them low?
I just bought a home in November and filed for my homestead exemptions, will my property taxes go up? what can I do to keep them low? I also filed online and It didn't require any documents, should…
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