Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 1079

Crazy Situtation-Will this work?
Heres the current scenario I find myself in: I have been deployed to Iraq for the last 10 months and am excited to be coming home in a couple months. A few good friends who I am deployed with have come…
You must have heard a story similar to this: A friend of mine with enough Chinese Currency (RMB) wanted to purchase a home worthy $600,000 in the US.
Due to Chinese currency can not be converted to dollars easily (only allow certain amount such as $50,000 annually being exchanged via Hong Kong, not too sure...). Based upon your experience and expertise,…
I need an experienced, patient family oriented realtor who know Orlando & surrounding areas very well ..ie neighborhoods, school sxs, etc
I have posted two other questions on this site and got very helpful info. I would like to find one realtor since we are going to be coming down in the next 2 weeks. I am looking for a family oriented realtor…
I would like to find a grant
that i don't have to have a deposit or closing cost i am a single mom with two kids to raise and my money is thin so i need as much help as possible with buying a home for me and my boys
i am relocationg to mount juliet or area around there from amherst ohio i am on fixed income my fiance would have toget a job
would financing be a possibility on a 100,000 home with 20000 down payment with my income of 13000 a year
I signed to buy a house which is under VA administration. I am waiting their response. But I and my husband is doubting the location what we decide.
Actually we offered at the first week of June and seller accepted but because this house is under control of VA administration, now we are waiting their response. But my husband is planning too much upgrade…
We are searching for a unque modern home in Northern NJ....Think "Dwell Magazine" is there anything
out there! we have seen the same ol house..."traditional" not our style
Is it necessary to record a quit claim deed?
My ex wife and I have both our names on the deed . She has no interest in the property. There is no equity in the home, and I do not plan on staying in it for the long term. As long as her and I have a…
How long to get the approval letter from the seller's bank (short sale)?
So I made an offer and the lender accepted it. They made me signed an addendum (stating the purchased price). Now it's been almost two weeks and I still haven't received the approval letter from…
Short sale contact in VA within HOA division
I have a short sale contact in VA and have been waiting for the short sale bank’s approval for almost 6 months. I should hear from the bank within few days. I’m thinking about walking away…
Can I make an offer with a different agent not the one who shows the home first place? I haven't singed any contract yet.
I saw this property with one agent and I liked it. When we go back, we met the seller's real estate agency agent and we liked her a lot. Is it possible to make an offer with this new agent? This is…
What communities would you recommend in Central/Northern New Jersey for someone looking to relocate there?
Although home ownership is not an option at this point, we are looking for a community that is young, vibrant and dynamic with good prospects looking forward!
if i signed an exclusive buyer agency agreement but my realtor goes to another company, can i still use my agent/
my agent is moving to a different company and i still want to work wih him. can i as long as i don't purchase a house i've already seen what do i tell the current company
Can I get out of this contract to buy?
I placed a bid on a house that has been accepted and made the earnest deposit. The house is a foreclosure so no repairs will be made by the seller. Upon getting the house dewinterized to be inspected…
HI, maid an offer on a home for 240,000 under contract appraisal came in at 186,000? i still can do the financing. dont know what to do?
Home listed for 200,000 received multiple offers finally accepted my offer of 240,000 now the appraisal came in at 186,000. I can still buy the home since im doing conventional and giving a large down..…
Where is the best place to live in South Lake Tahoe?
I am looking for a 5 bedroom home, 3000 square feet between $500-800k. What is the market like?
My loan officer says that our closing may be delayed 2 weeks even though the apprasial has been done/cleared. Whats with the delay?
The title co told our real estate agent that it should be less than a week to close. Also, we were contracted to close tomorrow (24th). The loan officer didn't really give a reason for the delay…
is there private financing available for lease to own? What about renttoownwithmatt@hotmail.com
We are unable to finance a new mortgage for at least 2 years but would like to have a lease option home or rent with option, preferably in the Skagit Highlands Area or along Waugh or Division with gas…
I live in australia, but would like to buy in charleston wv. I would like to buy a renovators and have my
friend in wv renovate for resale. is there a market for this sort of property development. which would be the best area of charleston or surrounding areas to buy in that would make this a viable option.…
LOOKING FOR A 4B 2BTH HOME
NEW NOT TOO OLD
I plan to purchase a home for cash. What are the fees involved on my end to close the purchase?
The purchase will be made in about a year from now (6/2012) and I want to be prepared.
I purchased my home 7/09 and had no idea it was a part of HOA until this month. Can I sue and if so, who.?
I am a Maryland resident and I closed on my home in July of 2009. Until this month, (June 2011), when I was hit with some pre-existing property damages along with a back dated bill with interest added,…
how does Closed Sales work ? Private Sales. Listing, Delisted, Newly listed yet buyers never see the listing until it's at Pending. What happens?
here 1949 . Ohio, Chicago,il MLS#: 07798900 NOW PENDING SALE $459K Buyers Didn't get a chance to see the lower Price. May 05, 2011 Sold (Public Records) $120,000 -- Public Records May…
I have a 2002 VA loan in WA where has been rented. Can I use VA again to purchase in San diego?
Do I have to refi my rental home in WA to be able to use VA again?
Can you put an offer on multiple REOs at the same time?
I ask because I am a first time home buyer and have been placing competitive offers on 4-5 bd REO homes in Tracy and my offers have been the 2nd best each of the past 6 offers. My limit is $280 and I have…
I work on the Navajo res.and have to rent since I can't own. I tried to get a loan for a home in Phx. but was denied- high debt ratio for a 2nd
home. Why would they count this as a 2nd home when I can't just buy a home on the Navajo reservation in N.M. I wanted my two college age kids to live there but I would spend some weekends, holidays…
looking for a home around Mark Twain Lake in Paris Missouri
3 bedroom 2 bath 1.800 to 2.000 sq ft
If a community contains both condos & PUDs, shouldn't there be two seperate bylaws or something to differentiate the use & restrictions,
etc? We've written a contract on a PUD with the deal being contingent on our agreeing with the HOA bylaws. The selling realtor gave us a copy of them, but the wording throughout is strictly written…
Must move to Dallas 6/1/09 -- hoping to find a high rise apartment with a great southern / corner view,
floor to ceiling windows, pool -- SWF 49, responsible, serious, 720 credit rating, no kids, no pets, don't even cook! -- but clueless about the Dallas market and worried that I'll wind up somewhere noisy…
Is it possible to get a loan of $40,000 to purchase a home or do they want you to borrow more?
The house would be purchased as a rental property and is next door to us. Should more be borrowed to update?
What is the closing process when buying a Fannie Mae HomePath foreclosure with cash?
Can anyone give me an idea of what steps I'd need to take if I were to buy a HomePath home with cash? No question a home inspection would be needed but what else? (Title research, etc.) And also they…
Truth and Lending
Someone advised me to ask for truth/lending and hud 1 report prior to closing. Know that this is not something that that they want you to see, but what king of charges should you be aware of or can ask…
What does " vested title interest" mean? Am I first time home buyer or not if my name is on my mom's deed & I live with her? Need
down payment assist. Different affordable home ownership programs i.e., HomePath, SmartMove, require first-time buyers only. While researching these programs I came across a clause that says "Expectancy…
Should the reality company listing a property disclose it is in a flood plane "A" at some point?
We are almost to closing, the appraisal comes back requiring flood insurance. Big surpise, not sure we would have pursued this property if we would have known.
Area west of Winchester Blvd. and East of La Rinconada in Los Gatos
What is the area west of Winchester Blvd. and east of La Rinconada country club in Los Gatos called? Does anybody know if houses in that area in the 1.3-1.6 million range coming on the market soon?
My buyer's agent seems reluctant to give advice or opinions about houses I've been considering in SF.
I've tried very hard to word my questions in a way that indicates I don't expect definite answers or strong direction, but I am finding that my attempts to get a little guidance are met with…
What's it like to live near 4th and Mission?
I might be moving here in the near future
Two realtors showed me the same house. If I buy the house from one, will the other one definately find this out?
Hi, two realtors showed us the same house. We don't have any contract with either one. Realtor A initially showed me the house, then realtor B showed the same house to us the next week because my…
If we buy a lot with cash, does that investment count as part of a down payment in getting a construction loan?
We are ready to retire at year's end and have seen several lots in Payson that appeal to us, but are not sure what is involved in getting a construction loan, esp since we will be living on retirement…
my lowest credit score is 527 and my high is 587 would i be able to buy a home with a loan
I am tired of renting and moving from house to house, I have a child now and am looking to buy a home. am i wasting my time, what should i do if i cant get approved? i would like to get a house in the…
I have just moved to Oviedo, FL and I am presently renting. I am looking to buy within 6 to 9 months.
I have seen some homes for sell at "The Santuary" in Oviedo (Heirloom Rose Place). There is lots of home for sell. Is there something "wrong" or "strange" about this community? Can someone tell me more…
Agent
What exactly is the job of a buyers agent? Please explain what they get paid for? Just want to know . I am sure they do alot
With a HomePath condo in California - does Fannie Mae (the seller) provide CC&R's, Bylaws, etc. prior to closing?
Speaking with a client who is purchasing a condo and has various questions about the condo itself, I told them that it is customary in California for the seller to provide a copy of the CC&R's…
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