Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 1109

Renting the home we are in escrow with?
We are currently buying a short sale property, we were to close 2 weeks ago until we were notified that there was a second mortgage and needed another bank approval. It took the first bank 3 months to…
How do I find sale history information for co-ops in Fleetwood, NY?
So far, I've only been able to find sale history for houses in Fleetwood and no co-ops. Is there a way to track co-op sales as well?
Closing Price, Grievance and Tax assed value of home?
I am looking to buy a townhouse in Westchester, NY (Greenburgh). With the market slump, The assessed value according to taxes will be ~50-75K higher than the final sale price. Is that grounds for filing…
What happens to the commission if I buy a house without a buyer's agent? Can I use it as a negotiation?
If I buy a house without a buyer's agent - can I use the extra 2% from buyer agent commission as a negotiable figure, or will the selling agent just take the whole 4%, like a dual disclosure agent…
how do i get my name added to my house that i bought under my sister name?
I bought a house back in 2010, my credit score was 710 and i was approved at first until the invester thought i was purchasing as an investment because at the time i worked in CT and lived in NY. So the…
VA Loan and monthy mortgage costs
If I am looking at buying a house with a VA load that is priced at 189K could anyone tell me what my monthy mortgage would be? Thank you
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Just check out my profile and send me house that fill my criteria. I cant wait to see all the hits i get!!
Slow title work--can buyer change title company and will this help speed up process?
My spouse and I have been under contract on a bank-owned (BoA) home for about 45 days. Our lender has everything they need from us, but can't give us full loan approval and close until they have the title…
Alternatives to Property Management.
We are thinking about buying a duplex and occupying it for a year then renting both sides out. We found this property that we like but the numbers barely net us any rental income after typical expenses…
How is the los portones community in 85255. We see that there is only desert on the opp. side and wondering if any development will take place soon.
We see homes selling/listed for $135 per sq ft while the one we liked is for $180/sqft. How is the community faring. Also one side of N.Scottsdale area in 85255 (after grayhawk) is completely barren, will…
What is the best part of town(suburb) to look in for quality of life, affordability, and potential return?
We are older looking for a home in the Phoenix area with 3000 SqFt on .5 acre for under $400K.
1) What's a reasonable offer on an REO? 2) How likely is it that my school will be redistricted?
In the current market, how low of an offer will still be likely to be accepted? We are looking at an REO that's $189,900 and want to offer $180,000. Will they counter, or just reject our offer? Also,…
anyone have any information on 405 atwood road, flourtown/erdenheim?
wanting to know if anyone knows what the issues are besides cosmetic and what a fair offer or what the bank would take on this house
Home Prices going down?
Do the home prices go down during the Fall/Winter season?
DR horton, aleris homes, regent, Khov , eastwood homes (I think i am forgetting one more). what are the pros and cons on all?
i know its difficult to answer when I call Realtor since they dont want to get in trouble with other builders So i was thinking it would be safer to ask here since we are "anonymous" e.x. I notice…
Rent/Lease with Option to Buy
I am looking for a Rental with Option to buy. Would you have any listing for any?
Any owner financing condos or townhomes in Reno, NV?
2 bedroom preferred with reasonable HOA fees and reasonable down. 80k max
Our first lender was country wide and bank of america took over our loan and we make payments to bank of america. Now our house is underwater and we g
we got a letter of default and date of trustee sale , my question is how come our new lender was bank of new york, who really owns our mortgage? Is bank of new york holding our notes?how they do not call…
What are some good questions for Agent Interviews?
I'm looking to get an agent very soon and want to know whether Joe Agent is worth his/her salt. What questions would you recommend I ask them?
Looking for advice on buying a vacant land (RH1 zoned) in San Francisco
Hi All, We have a "vacant" plot in mind to buy, but would like to get advice on how to go about buidling on the property. - This property DOES have a street address (in San Francisco) - The parcel…
If I have poor credit, is it possable to add my name to an existing mortgage?
I'm rebuilding my credit, and brother in law is concidering walking a way from his loan and moving to another state. I can aford their mortgage. They have offered to put my name on it but I don't…
Many of the dozen plus bank owned homes in Pacific Grove are not yet listed. What causes the time lag from the bank taking title to the bank listing?
the property for sale? Also, are there particular real estate agents that banks use for these listings?
Looking for a neighborhood with Mosque & halal meat, restaurants
Looking for a single family house within $300,000 in neighborhood with Mosque & halal meat, restaurants (Muslim friendly). Any thoughts is highly appreciated. Thanks
Why are there so many forclosures in Warren, MA?
My husband is recently stationed at Westover afb in MA... we are having a hard time finding a home that is suitable for us in the area... we are wondering why the housing in Warren is so much less and…
Ripon...supply and demand
looking into buying a home in ripon. how hard is it to get a house in ripon for $100k-200k? when a good deal comes up, are the offers more than the asking price? if so, about how much more?
When should I start looking for a house if I want to move in January?
I'm currently renting with my lease up on January 31st and would like to buy a townhouse for once my lease is up. I'm trying to figure out when I should start the home searching/buying process in order…
I have a pretty unique situation.
I have a mid 500 credit score with a low debt to income ratio and an annual income of 190K. My wifes credit is 660. How hard will it be for us to get approved for a home?
How much Percentage under the list price should I offer on a HUD foreclosure?
I am looking to buy a HUD foreclosure home that has been on the market for over 6 months. If I purchase this home I will want to do at least 20000 in renovations. How much less does HUD usually accept…
I want to buy a home in Maple Shade, I am a SINGLE Mother and need help
I make fairly good money and I do well for a single mother. I have awesome credit but because I don't make much I wont be approved for an affordable house in Maple Shade. What are some options out there…
Looking to buy a distressed investment property either duplex, triplex or fourplex in LA or the valley where do you think the best deals currently are
Currently looking in Glendale, Burbank, N Hollywood, Korea Town Mid Wilshire, Silverlake and Eagle Rock, should I be looking elsewhere
What are the best communities to purchase a vacation townhome?
We live in Canada, and are looking a townhome in a stable community, which basically translates to low risk of the HOA or property management company going bankrupt.
Hi, I am a first time home buyer and looking for areas with best school districts and easy (max 45-50mins) train commute to NYC. Low 400's.
At least 2bed 2bath. Could anyone of you experts suggest me better towns in Central / North NJ?
How long does it take to find out, typically, if a seller has accepted your offer?
We put in an offer on a house and called the next day to find out the status. We found out there were multiple offers on the house and I was wondering how long it usually takes to find out if they accept…
What are the steps in buying a home. I know the location that I want to purchase a home when I decide.
Qualification for a home loan, first time home owner, how much do I need to pay down, inspection on home and closing cost.
Why have home sales declined in South Salem, NY?
We are very interested in a property in South Salem, but it's been on the market for over a year. In the same immediate area, it seems as though there are "for sale" signs on every street. Why are there…
What is Earnest Money Deposit Means?
I am approved for a VA loan which does not require a downpayment or deposit, but why is the seller's bank which is Bank of America requires us to put $1,000 for Earnest Money Deposit in order to approve…
I met the list price of a REO/foreclose home in kissimmee,who decides whether house sells the listing agent or the bank ,if bank hired a listing
agent and he or she sets the price on the house I assumed the house would be sold as soom as asking price was met and I was paying cash.I am using a realtor also.
I have a house under contract that listed a new Certifcate of Occupancy in 1998 although it was built in 1945.
Now no one can find the Cert. The seller is a registered real estate agent. Do I have any recourse. Insurance is very high due to the age.
Can you combine owner financing and a VA home loan?
I am a Vet and have found a house with owner financing. Will I be able to use my COE from the VA to purchase this home?
Purchase Contract Cancellation
Can the buyer cancel the purchase contract after home inspection and before the appraisal with or without a reason? Please advise.
Are corner houses less desirable?
Are corner houses less desirable for potential buyers and renters?
How to make sure that the seller's loan is paid off in a short sale transaction.?
I purchased a short sale house 2 months back. Now my mailbox is flooded with letters from Law offices indicating the house is on trustee sale next week and they can help me. These mails are addressed to…
Does anyone know about the Willowbrook Farms area in Ft Myers?
Buying a home in that neighborhood and are trying to familiarize ourseves with schools, amenities, etc. Any info would be appreciated! Thank you!
Are there any affordable Sarasota neighborhoods for families close to downtown?
After searching many different parts of Florida to relocate to, my family and I fell in love with Sarasota. Now we need to research what neighborhoods would be good for us. Our budget would be $150,000…
where are the up improvements made in the home for the tune of $194,440.00? -sherryd58@hotmail.com;07/02/2012
where are the up improvements made at in the home?or where are the improvements on the property located for the tune of $194,440.00? Pictures are too DARK for me to view- How close to Kingston Post Office…
-Exactly what Amedities does this property offer, the buyer?-How close to Exit 43 is this piece of property? sherryd58@hotmail.com - 07/02/2012
-how close is the Kingston Post Office to this piece of property?-How close are Costco/Sams/Walmart Stores from this piece of property?-Does this property have underground electricity, phone lines, and…
How long does it usually take for boa to response back with your counter best and final offer?
I have out an offer for a boa house. 4 days after, boa came back and say there are multi offer and like me to submit the counter offer form and my best and final offer. I did that and haven't heard…
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