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Buying a house in NY from a Relocation company...help!!!
I'm buying a house on Long Island. Me and my boyfriend have been approved for our loan by our mortgage bank. There is a relocation company selling the house, they are the ones that signed the contract…
My agent told me that I only have 3days to decide whether to buy or not if the seller accepted my offer. Anything can happen within 4-6 months.?
My agent told me that we only have 3days to decide whether to purchase or not once our offer is accepted. Anything can happen within 4-6 mos on waiting for a short sale to push through. A person might…
Why are so many properties listed as townhomes actually condos?
The prices seem reasonable until I click on the details and realize that I'll have to add in condo fees. I always thought condos were more like apts.
Where is a nice place to buy a home in the Orlando area?
I temporarily stay in BVL and hate it. I dont want crime or high taxes. I like peace and quiet but also to be close enough to stores and restaurants. It would be nice to not have to drive more than 20…
I'm looking to buy a home around the San Gabriel Valley. Are there any up-and-coming cities around there for buyers on a budget?
We are also open to nearby cities from San Diego County to Ventura, but a Pasadena-style neighborhood is first choice. Unfortunately, we don't have tons to work with (up to $300K), but we're…
with only one, (1) comp, how can u find out what is a fair price for a home?
Looking in Donnelly, only (1) home sold. Not to (low-ball) the home, want to know how u can come to a fair price on a home.Seems like it's make an offer, and take your chances.
Looking to rent w/option to buy home on about 10-15 acres. My family consists of 2 developmentally disabled young men, myself, our dog and cat.
I'm needing acreage to set up a small petting farm. Would be great if a barn, fencing, city water and septic already in place.
How can I get out of my real estate contract? This house will not appraise for what we were buying it for and we can not get a loan for that much.
Bought house through a real estate contract Dec 09. Need to know how to get out of this real estate contract with out getting sued.
My husband and I are looking in the Blackman area of Murfreesboro for a house. We have become aware of gang activity and vandalism in the newer
subdivisions and wonder what is going on and what is being done, the neighborhood watch does not seem to make a difference. I am concerned about being home alone or having guests park their car in the…
do i need a buyers agent or can i buy a home without one?
I want to buy a house i saw online and i just need to know if i need a buyers agent to represent me or can i do it on my own. If i can do it on my own then what documets do i need in order to make an offer.…
Is it normal for bank/seller to set a date of Nov. 17th from Oct. 26th for deal to go through in under writing?
We are waiting to hear about home from seller/buyer realestate broker, we are back up offer and were told we have a chance of this not going through, is it normal for bank/seller to set a date, and do…
What are the things I need to look for a Lender other than APRs and closing costs ? In which ways can a Lender take advantage of me ?
What's stopping me from getting the best APR available in the market ? What are the things that a major lender can provide me that a smaller one can't ? With the use of a title/escrow company,…
earnest money if you do not close or do qualify for a bank or lender. Then you still just lose the money to title.Who is actually is getting this $$?
Yes ,I know why would a realtor write up an offer to an unqualified buyer. But it happened..Bruce Blare properties wrote an offer up on Bakeman Ln. My mother did not qualify and she never saw her $5.000…
Why am I getting important information too late and who is to blame?
I was all set to close on my house 3 months ago. Mold was found during the final walk through the day before closing. It's been 3 months and the issue is not fixed yet (Relocation owns the property).…
What happens if the short sale doesn't go thru by the end of the seller's redemption period? Can it be extended, and if so, for how long?
I put an offer in on a short sale that was NOT a "bank pre-approved" around the end of September. As far as I know, I am the only offer on the property and the seller has signed that he accepted…
How much should I pay for a home inspections if a home is fairly new, 2002 and nicly kept. What of lawyer fee?
Can you suggest some inspectors and lawyers? I'm currently reside in Roselle, IL Thank you.
will they consider leasing this unit?
will the owner consider a lease or lease purchase 14002 n 49th ave
HT Line in the Sub division, nearer to the houses
Hello, thanks again for the input I get from the experienced professionals over here. Is it standard to allow HT lines in SD. The house we are looking at has HT line going through the SD. It is almost…
Are there any lenders that will approve a USDA laon with a 600 credit score?
The only debt we have is a car payment and two credit cards. We ordered our credit report a couple of months ago and seen alot of medical bills that went to collection. My husband makes around $72,000…
How much would closing costs be on a $130,000 home? We are trying for a FHA loan. We're first time home buyers.
Our price range is $120,000-$140,000. We have money saved for the down payment. I'm trying to figure out how much we need all togetther. Also when should we start looking for a real estate agent?…
Real Estate Attorney
We have a home under construction in Flower Mound which will be ready to move in next month. We asked the builder to leave more space on the north side of the house than on the south side, but he did…
Is there any public or sponsored transportation, from inside Rossmoor to (say) BART?
Or from outlying Rossmoor residences to the centralized Rossmoor community venues?
Where in the East Texas is best to live?
l am looking for a place to live in the East Texas side must be low or no crime,low property taxes,quit neigborhhod,anyone knows?
Is it possible for a bank to get back to you on a short sale offer you have made in just a few hours?
We made an offer on a short sale. We were told it would take up to thirty day's to hear back from the bank. The realtor we are using said he submit our offer on Monday and called us back within…
Short sale - escrow account
We have put a bid on a short sale in Sunnyvale, CA. Our agent is asking us to put 3% of purchase price in escrow account until bank approves it. Is it common? And how long does it take to get the money…
My son is buying a house from a friend? He signed a 20 year contract to buy the home. My son wants out cause the home leaks. What can he do?
The 20 year contract states my son is responsible for all repairs and is written up like a lease/option with the seller. Last night the roof started leaking so along with the plumbing leaks he wants to…
Better to buy an older house or a newer house?
Wanted to ask this question a long time. I'm deciding between buying a house built in 1980 (has wood exterior) and a house built in 1995 (stucco). They have relatively the same size and configuration.…
will retire in 2 years but prepared right now to purchase a home/condo in Las Vegas. Budget is up to $60k. 1 floor, 2 bdr, fairly new, in safe area
we're in our 60's. rental potential for purchase as we will not live there full time. minimum yard care and pet friendly neighborhood. if there's hoa, prefer to be under $100 per month.…
DISCLOSURE of CC&R for a CID with no-rental clause .
In California, WHEN Do CC&R of a CID with no-rental clause have to be disclosed by law by seller/ listing broker? - when the buyer signs the RPA ? -And if yes, does the seller/ listing broker has…
HELLO MY NAME KHAN SO I BEEN KEEP LOOKIN HOUSE BUT HARD TO FINE ONE I USED TO LIVE IN CA, BUT FOR THIS MOMENT I,M OUT OF STATE NOW I BRINGING MY FAMIL
SO I BUYING HOME ATLEAST 3 & 4 BED &2 BATH WITH NICE LOCTION FOR TIME KIDS START SCHOOL NEAR GOOD PLCE FOR ALL SHAPING AREA & LESS THEN $90000/K
Can a seller put his property back on the market without signing the cancellation and release agreements?
Hi, We have cancelled our offer for something that we consider good faith and are waiting for the seller to sign the cancellation and the release. We noticed that the property is back on the market,…
Any recommendations for real estate agents familiar with the NACA mortgage program in the Rockland/Hanover?
area? We are approved through NACA, but their office agent is really busy. We need an agent who knows their program, though. Thanks!
Local Agents....when you are searching properties for Buyers, do you start with price and school district or price and townships?
Having been in the business a long time, I find it important to evaluate what new agents are doing to determine which properties to show. I realize that reaching you is critical to getting the properties…
25% down - is this the only option?
Is anyone able to get into a property for less than 25% down? Looks like lenders (my lender anyway) is asking for 25% down due to a 'declining market'.
We have an offer at a short sale with B of A. Does anyone know what is the bank's lead time lately? Thank you!
We submitted our offer in September, now we are just waiting for the negotiator to received the current homeowner BK discharged (one more week). Just wondering once, the negotiator receives it, how much…
We own our house in Las Vegas outright, but wish to move back to Ventura. We would like to sell or even trade for Ventura-what r our options?
We really want to move back to Ventura as quickly as possible. Condo/townhome/singlefamily-we are open for anything. Do not want anything in the "avenue" area of Ventura. We are even willing…
How to investigate shared responsibilities of a duplex when buying half of it?
I'm just starting the process and want to know as much as I can about the contract details of an OCNJ duplex. Maintenance, repairs, shared areas, etc. Where should I start?
Can anyone refer me to an agent who has completed a deal with VA financing in NYC?
Trying to buy a condo in NYC with a VA loan. All the agents I have spoken with try to push me to FHA either because they are not familiar with it or don't want to deal with it. Can anyone recommend…
Can I use my IRA to buy income property?
I have money in my IRA I would like to use for a down payment or purchase of income property. Like investing in stocks and mutual funds with my IRA, I would like to invest in residential income property.…
How long to build credit for a mortgage?
My husband and I moved to Delaware (Newark area) for work from the UK in February of this year. We are only just starting to build credit here. We both have well paying jobs in the financial industry and…
why do sellers take bids when they already know they have a set price they want for the house. Is it a rip off trying to get people to battle back in?
forth too see who will offer more than the original price? Its sad because you really want and see yourself and family in a house then people try too rip you off by taking the highest bidder instead the…
Mortgage consultant threatens to deny our loan because he is mad at me.
The home mortgage consultant, Bob has said that they could deny our loan simply because he doesnt feel like working with us anymore. We think Bob is telling us this as a way to intimidate us so we wont…
If you have sellers concession included with an sale what can this be used to pay towards?
If you have sellers concession included with an sale what can this be used to pay towards? - For example the POC charges like appraisal and homeowners which are paid out of pocket can they be reclaimed…
Looking at home that had two smokers living in it, we don't smoke.
What needs to be considered in this situation as far as cleaning, deordorizing, repainting, etc.
I am planning to buy a house in Glen Burnie, exactly townhouses behind chucky cheese
I am looking around 21060 and 21061. I found these houses online and I need help: 302 Dark Star Way Glen Burnie, MD 21060 & 6508 Fable Court Glen Burnie, MD 21060 & 347 Lindera Court Glen Burnie, MD…
In Arizona can one cancel a short sale contract before the due diligence phase & get back the earnest money
if we discover there is a level 3 high risk registered sex offender living within a block of the house that we have an accepted contract on with the seller. But we have yet to receive the contract acceptance…
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