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buying second home as primary residence.
I have a town home which has been rented (with lease) for the past 2 years, entering 3rd year. I would like to buy another home to be my primary residence. What special circumstances do i need to be aware…
Why is crime out of control in the Hillcrest (Ravenscroft) neighborhood? HOA needs to focus on real issues not running off families with kids.
HOA is quick to site you for portable basketball goals but avoids tackling real issues like the crime rate.
How much mortgage down payment is required to buy a investment property in Dallas, TX?
My husband and I are looking to buy an investment property to rent out but are curious about how much money is required down? We are currently living in our first house, we pay the mortgage every month…
I have read the description for my property and disagree with it. Is it possible to change the description done by Trulia?
Although the home is a manufactured home, it was de-titled and therefore does NOT have a title, this home has a deed. The description of only a manufactured home detracts from the value as it implies a…
624 Fico score, VA home loan COE, 100% disabled permanent and total
I am a retired Marine, scores are listed from low to high, 611; 624; 656. I have my certificate of eligibility. Flawless record of payments over last 3 years. Is there any possibility of getting a loan…
What mortgage company in MN can get us a preapproval with a credit score of 627?. Our lender wants us to raise it to get preapproved.
I have read on the internet that you can get approved for an FHA with this credit score.
Extending inspection period
Under contract on a home and had to get a 2nd home inspection done due to 1st inspector not going into attic. Several problems came up in both inspections. The attic found rotted wood and mold. My inspection…
is it possible to get a 30,000 home loan? and if so where would that be?
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I am trying to find a real estate agent, and it seems nobody every returns my calls or e-mails.
I have the pre-approval but am unable to acquire a realtor. How can I find an agent who is willing to show me houses in Central Phoenix? I would like to move into a new house in the near future. Thanks…
I am unemployed, have the ability to pay cash, but want to get a mortgage. What are my options?
I can pay cash for a home but I am unemployed. My FICO score is 819. Even with 20% down, my bank says a mortgage is not possible. What are my options?
I am looking at real estate in Bolivia , Winding River Plantation How is the community and the real estate prices?
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I am self employed. The bank, deducted Line 24b from my income. They said it is because of the IRS guidelines that ask them to deduct 50%.
I showed them the SAME IRS page they had, and pinpoint the paragraph of "exceptions to the 50%" where it says that I fall under the category of those that they should be deducted only 20%. They…
Does anyone have any recommendations for an agent in or around Belmont? The one i talked to is not very helpful.
The one i contacted and talked to does not really respond back with information. she will spend me emails like "im looking it up" or ill send your some information on homes" but then never…
South bay prices - how far will they fall?
I keep hearing that things are going to keep falling for the next 12-24 months. Wondering if it's better to wait another year to buy, and risk potentially having worse interest rates, or to buy now and…
Vacation Rentals
I'm currently looking for a vacation rental for the month of October needed for the first week in October, do agents in South Florida also deal with Vacation Rentals?
Process of buying home that you plan to renovate?
We are thinking of buying a home but are not sure if the structural renovations that we would definitely want to do are possible. Specifically we are thinking of trying to raise a ceiling in a bedroom…
How much it will cost to maintain a swimming pool? Also, please let me know how much it will cost to remove a swimming pool?
One of the houses I looked have swimming pool. I do not want a swimming pool. How much a maintenance cost? How much it will cost to remove it? It is a perment swmming pool in the land.
Looking for an Investor friendly Real Estate Agent in the Seattle, WA area
Hi, I am looking for an Investor friendly Real Estate Agent who knows Seattle, WA, and be willing to help me with making offers. I am a cash buyer and I'm looking to purchase land in order to build single…
how do I get into the action for mobile homes around Kenenwick?
Were trying to look in the 20000-30000 possibly 35K this will be a cash deal
Had a mortgage question
I have excellent credit and was looking to buy a 2 family house in the 620-670k range in brooklyn with 15% down. I talked to my mortgage broker and they're saying that up to 625 I can do a 2 fam with…
Looking for a Land Contract home in Clyde, Ohio!
My fiancé owns our mobile home, his father left it to him when he passed, we have 2 kids and a dog. What we are looking for is a 3 bedroom home, garage is a must. the bigger the yard the better (we…
Modern Amenities?
What kind of amenities are important to buyers? What kind of features are important to you? Do you like radiant floors or attached garages or in-ground pools? What do you want in your next home?
Optimizing position for loan
Is it most beneficial to your loan application to have credit cards accounts paid down to 20-25% of credit limit or to have them even lower/paid off? We are preparing our financial position to get pre-qualified/approved…
My friend is buying a two flat in Chicago il as an investment, not in the best neighborhood, the crime rates are fairly high... The house currently
has tenants living in the second floor. The tenants only pay electricity. My friend wants this property as an invesment and does not plan on living there. Her concern is now she needs to pay heat for the…
we want to move to florida!!!
we are taking our special needs children and packing up to move out to florida hopefully next summer. My husband has a steady, good paying job and is working on his credit . Any advice on how we should…
I am pre qualified and pre approved, which really doesn't mean nothing i found out, I have been tring to see homes listed but agents will not show me
first question asked is if i'm a cash buyer once i say no they make up excuses to get me off phone then never call me back or answer my calls, i have one agent who told me he needs comment letter before…
IS COVENTRY PART OF AKRON????????
OR IS IT A TOTALLY SEPARATE TOWN?
Can Principal Real Estate Broker ( not associate broker )a house from HUD directly for his own investment, and then resell to general public?
I would like to know if Principal Broker not an agent or Association broker can purchase a house with discount directly from HUD for his own investment and then resell to general public?
Can I have a home inspection five days before closing or do I have to have a home inspection 15 days after signing the contract?
I haven't got the results of my appraisal yet and want to wait for the home inspection that is why I am asking the above question
VA Healthcare Facilities near Athens, TX?
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What is the deal with the litigation on the Edgewater waterfront?
Was just told Jacobs Ferry, Port Imperial, Bulls Ferry and Promenade are all undergoing litigation due to structural issues. Thus buying at those places is pretty much impossible and probably not recommended.…
Is Promenade still undergoing litigation? Does anyone know if its worth buying a place there at this point?
We are looking to move to Edgewater and Promenade seems like a nice development. I did however hear about some litigation that occurred due to structural issues. Does anyone know the details of this?…
Closing in 10 days! What if not fixed by closing date?
We r closing on a new home in Florida in 10 days. They installed the wrong shower enclosure. It's not supposed to have a metal enclosure. We paid $3000.- extra for shower upgrade. We were told it…
Home sales in the area....
We have had our home for sale since mid/late July. Shows great, tons of upgrades and perks, clean, ready to move in, more than fair pricing, but no offers. What gives???? Market? Realtor?
Has anyone lived or known anyone who lives in Del Mesa?
What percentage of the residents live there full time? Are some of the units owned as timeshares (it is discussed in the documents, and I can't recall ever seeing this in any other retirement community)?…
I am looking for a 1 bedroom apartment in central harlem that accepts section 8 vouchers.
I currently receive SSI benefits. I recently finished an internship and am in the process of getting a job. I am also open to other areas in manhattan and even brooklyn and western queens. Any help…
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