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How to handle a CA Bay Area real estate agent misconduct?
We made an offer to a property recently. The seller agent told our agent that our offer was accepted. Our agent asked the seller agent for a copy of seller signed offer to confirm the offer was accepted…
why are all the homes up for sell?
looking to move from Houston to Port Angeles. for new job. looking for a 3bed 3bath house. want to know why all the houses in this city are up for sell.
Are there any restrictions on the types of properties that can be bought with an FHA Loan, In Staten island?
what are the quick basic things i need to know before thinking about FHA loans and houses? Such as percent down and fee's .
What are the best comps for 6125 Newport st louis Mo 63116. How much is this house worth now?
What are the best comps for 6125 Newport st louis Mo 63116. How much is this house worth now?
My realtor goes to school in the day time and can only help at night, I'm under contract with him but I want out, is that possible? Help!
I've been looking to buy a house now for one month. Every time I find a house I'm interested in I have to wait until evening or the next day to get house information from my realtor since he's…
If a house is in escrow....
what are some of the factors that can happen that would cause escrow NOT to close. On an REO can the bank still deny someone even if they're in escrow? Basically a house we are interested in is in escrow…
What do i need to qualify for USDA loan program for home in Hampton, Ga?
Me & my fiance are looking to buy a home, Our credit history is fair, she is working part time and I am working full time. We both have fair credit history.
If a REO/forclosed SFH has been on the market since april, what are my chances of getting it at the list price or just 3 percent above? Hm in gd con.
Home was re-built in 2006 and is in good enough condition for FHA financing which is what I am pre-approved for. I am also going to offer to pay half of the closing costs. Thanks
Negotiating escrow fees at closing?
I am being given the following fees from escrow, closing in a couple days, and would like some advice how negotiable any of these are, and if they are excessive? What amount, if any, should they be?…
1st time home buyer in need of an agent and a lender, but my needs are complicated....
I am interested in buying a townhome or condo in the Greensboro, High Point, or Kernersville area. However I will also be buying this home with my dad. My credit is fair, at best, and my dad's is…
With FHA, do I (buyer) get the deposit back
I (buyer) had an offer that got accepted but the appraisal came much lower than the offered price. Seller did not agree to lower the price and I was not ready to pay the difference out of pocket as the…
Does the $7,500 grant from FHLB Atlanta have to undergo underwriting & review?
I am in the process of purchasing a HUD foreclosed home and have been informed that underwriting for the actual loan has been approved, but, as told by my loan processor, we are just waiting to hear back…
If you have been out of work and just got a job, is it possible to purchase a home?
My husband has been unemployed for 9 months and is starting a job next week. I have been told at least 30 days of employment is required to qualify for a loan. With the economy situation, I would think…
I am looking to relocate to the orlando, FL area with my wife and 4 yr old. Possibly Avalon Park?
My wife, 4 yr old son and I are looking to relocate to Orlando, FL. We've checked out the Avalon Park's website online and it looks like what we are looking for. We want an area with a nice…
i am disabled and looking to buy a home for the first time. i am completely lost please help ....
I need information on grants for home loans and anything else you can think of. Thank you for your help
This is the last lot in 6yrs old community with 3 sides streets and one side neighboring house. The streets are not main/bus streets. Can I proceed?
This is a very popular community from a builder of high repute in town. This is the only and last lot left in the community and I am not sure why it is still not sold.
What are the top 3 or 5 considerations for buying a home in Pittsburgh, in order of importance?
Obviously, they say, "Location, location, location..." but is that the first consideration? What would follow? Really trying to compromise with my wife on a great house in a great school district…
Is there any banks that gives you home loan in Florida with a minimum score of 580 or 600?
I am looking to purchase a home in Florida. However, I see so many changes took place. Making it harder for people to get a loan. What is the Is the minimum score to get a FHA loan in Florida or any other…
What happens if we walk away from our contract because of septic system issues?
My husband and I are under contract for a small brick ranch house. Yesterday we had the home and septic inspections, and the septic inspection turned up some potentially serious issues. The tank was…
FHA and 57k income
Is my income too high for a FHA loan? I thought there was no income level with them.
Buying a home....
I would like to buy a home using the USDA loan but I am leasing my home out til Dec then they will be purchasing my home then DEC or JAN but I want to purchase a home next mth will that be possible for…
Looking for a solid buyers agent in the Tampa Bay area. Any suggestions?
We are interested in properties in Hernando and Pasco counties. Agents back away when you ask too many questions. We actually made an offer on a short sale and now our agent does not respond to queries…
FHA and 57k income
Thanks John L, you say sliding scale based on household size, what if secnario, Husban Wife, child 6yrs old, wifes niece menatlly challenged getting ssi, taking care of Aunt who is elderly,also ssi wife…
Looking to buy on the Jersey Coast
What are good neighborhoods to buy a vacation home where my criteria are: Budget $350k (cash), Single family 3 bed with small yard (Not co-op condo etc), walkable (by kids not marathon runners - i.e. couple…
Short Sale: Will the bank refuse our final offer?
After going back and forth just a bit with the bank, they are firm and so are we... they went down 9k, we went up 7k. There is now 9k in between us. However, due to the work the house needs (and NOT…
What if I can't afford a Real estate agent?
What if I don't have the money to spend on a real estate agent or an appraiser to help me figure the ARV on a home I may want to purchase? I need another option in case I am unable to afford agents…
What is the process of buying a foreclosed home?
First time homebuyer, looking for a home in Venice CA for low price.
please rate life in mayslanding village 08330?
looking to buy in mayslanding village- what is the village like?
I would like to know how to find a listing of bank owned properties around zip code 32829, maybe Rick
Aguirre can help, and by the way thanks to all the realtors who answer my last question.
Is it legal for a realtor to make multiple price changes on a home marked as "contingent"?
Is it legal for a realtor to make multiple price changes on a home marked as "contingent"? If this is a violation, what is the reporting process?
Is it good to buy a house in Manteca ca, or Lathrop?
What are pros and cons for both in the long run
We have recently moved from Canada to Philadelphia and so have no credit history here yet. Do you think we can still buy a decent house here?
We have an excellent credit score in Canada. Plus, we've been homeowners there for a year before the move. But, as I said, we've only moved to Philadelphia with the new job last month. So, no…
I am looking to purchase a home in the 10471 area; 2 family with garage - how much would this go for? Also,
I have a home already paid for in Brooklyn and I plan to get a 2nd mortage - any suggestions/advice?
My mortgage deadline expired (offer was put in and accepted in April), why can't I back out without losing my earnest money?
I'm still having trouble getting answers and can't seem to find anything helpful online. 2 months ago during my final walk through I found ALOT mold in the basement of the house. It's…
HardiPlank...Pros/Cons?
We recently looked at a home in NACC that has HardiPlank on it. We have heard that it is good but also have heard that it is bad. We looked at another home that was 12 years old had to be completely re-done.…
Board package application
Who writes the social reference letters for me? Thanks
Hi I'm a Canadian looking to buy investment property in Bellingham. If it's a rental, what are all costs incurred including closing, taxes,
etc? I'm looking for someone who is an expert on the subject. My friend and I will be going in on the property together. We both have excellent jobs in B.C and plan to obtain financing for this purchase.…
I recently applied for a homeloan but found out my credit union can offer me a better deal. How do I get out of the other loan?
I applied with a lender, who told me I couldn't use my VA loan because it would cost me more. She never told me that I could get a IRRL and lower my current interest and get a good rate without a…
Need to rent,lease,buy a single family,mobile or home with at least 20 acres for myself & 20 horses. Need something fenced & can do about
100,000 I'm in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, 33 yrs in Air Force, need to stay around that area or surrounding
Rent? CD? how do i get into the house i "want"... checking the market and ideas...
how do i if possible get into a home currenlty listed around 800-999.000, i can afford a payment of and around 3500-4500 p mth, i pre Q for est 450.000, i also own a home valued around 250.000 ? is…
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