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Would it be possible to get ANYTHING in central downtown LA for under $100K?
Hello, I'm looking to buy a place in LA, but don't drive. I have around $100K cash set aside, but prices seem to have jumped up a bit! Thanks, Alex
I'm moving to the Central MA area to be closer to my job in Worcester, leaving my current home in the Boston suburbs. Realizing that nobody can
be a fortune-teller, does anyone have any advice on which towns may be more resilient in the ongoing readjustment of the housing market? I have 2 very small children but will be sending them to private…
can you put a time limit in your offer on going to contract? also does my address need to be shown on the offer?
i had recently lost a house after they signed my purchase offer and stalled going to contract and getting a higher offer. listing agent refused to disclose the offer also. i feel like they were trying…
My parents are gifting us $100K for the down payment of our house; would they be charged a gift tax for doing this?
The money they are providing us has already been taxed and is just in their savings. I never heard of this "gift tax" until someone I was talking to mentioned it the other day. I would hate…
What real estate agent could help if I want to buy at trust seed auction? How can I check if it is first lien?
What real estate agent could help if I want to buy at trust seed auction? How can I check if it is first lien? Thanks a lot!
I want to get an apartment near UCLA.
Hi, I'm 19, and I'm planning on getting an apartment near UCLA. My budget is 500,000 dollars, and I want to buy perhaps a condo with 1-2 bed and a bath. Thank you
What do I choose Harmony in Milpitas or Central Park Terrace in Fremont?
We are currently considering Harmony by DR Horton in Milpitas or Central Park Terrace by Pulte Homes in Fremont as the cost are almost equivalent (upgraded version). Both of us work in Mountain View. Please…
Homepath Question
Do Homepath deals fall through often? This particular house wouldn't qualify for anything except Homepath financing as it definitely wouldn't appraise. Thanks for your time.
Refinanced 4 months ago, now need to buy another house
I've been in my house 10 years. Just refinanced in August. My son is about to start Kindergarten. Was looking at Private Schools (Baker school system sucks!!), but found a public school in Baton Rouge…
Looking for an agent/broker who specializes in chpt 13 & VA Loans...PLEASE HELP..
I live in Shreveport, La and paying 1200 in apt rent..ready to buy in the next 2 months..
I need an FHA lender in Orange County Ca
My situation is, my brother is going to lose the house that he inherited from our mom when she passed. He is behind in payments right now and needs to see the property to me. I'm not sure if I can qualify…
California is expensive.Maybe we will move to Florida:Jacksonville or other good places:low crime,good schools,walking distance to shopping?
I try to get a loan to buy property in Long Beach,Anaheim,but think it will be difficult to get a loan.Maybe we will move to Florida.Jacksonvile is good place to live with children?If it will be Jacksonville…
Can a corporation purchase a condo in Century Village?
I am looking to invest in a condo in Century Village, but would like to purchase under my company's name. Would this be allowed?
Help me find my new home.
Hello, I am a New York City resident looking to relocate to East Stroudsburg, Pa. I am looking for an agent who is very familiar with the area and can help me with my search. I have pre-approved for…
What is the agent entitled to for commission?
I had an exclusive right to represent with an agent to sell my house. The agent sold my house and was paid 6% commission. I then went out and found a vacant lot that I used the agent to purchase. No…
Is this property real. They are only asking 1100 for this place.
The address is 2214 Tunlaw Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Look for Lakefront Cabin on Yough Lake
Is there any way to get a list of properties taken off the Market for the winter. It would be helpful to do some research on what could be back on the market in the Spring.
We are planning to move to California.Can I get a loan without down payment?
We are planning to move to California.Can I get a loan without down payment?If yes, where?My credit score is up 700.
Where is in Long Beach,Anaheim,Sacramento good place to live?
We are planning to move to California.Long Beach,Anaheim,Sacramento or other.Where is good place to live with children?Priority: walking distance to shopping,bus,good schools,not too expensive property…
Question regarding HARP refinancing
I own a condo that I have currently been renting out for a year. I bought a new house and am using that one as an "investment" property, since I can't sell it for anywhere near what I owe. I have…
Premium homesite lots
Hi We are planning to purchase a new construction home . There are 2 lots which we are considering , back to woods premium lot with walkout basement , premium is 25k . The other lot is free no charge…
I am looking for property in Northeast Tenn. with 50 acres for horses and a few cows. Is there anything like that out there?
wanted: 3 bed, 2 bath, 50 acres. One year lease to purchase. -- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/42442231-1762-Sandy-Ridge-Rd-Dandridge-TN-37725
106 N Sandpiper Dr. Dover, DE - APPRAISED for 165k
The seller of this home and her agent (Harrington ERA) agreed that they would negotiate on price if I provided an appraisal. After providing them with the complete appraisal and written offer they have…
I completed the short sale on my home in Florida on November 2012. I am a combat veteran and eligible for a VA Home Loan.
I already have my eligibility letter. When the short sale was in process, I was advised to stop making payments. On my credit report, I just realized that it shows that my previous mortgage was 60 days…
Is there a specific site that shows listings for condos that are wheelchair accessible?
Traumatic brain injury patient who needs wheelchair and sit to stand lift so wide hallways, doorways and a large roll in shower are all mandatory. Under sink or counter access is not necessary. I would…
what are my options when I can no longer make my mortgage payments?
The home is in my name but it is my parents house and they live there. It was their money that bought the property and have kept up payments and upkeep. They are not well. My father has been accepted in…
Hard money loan in 98208
We have an opportunity to buy a house for 220k that would be work 400k-420k but needs some repair, most of which we can do ourselves. Because of the condition and tight timeline, we would need to use…
When applying for Homepath investor mortgage loans, to avoid maxing out on 4 financed properties at the 10% down payment...?
Could we each apply separately for homepath loans? If so, we could each get 4 properties at 10% down instead of applying jointly and hitting the 25% down payment requirement.
If i see a home that is listed for sale by a realtor company, can i ask if this is a possible rent to own option?
I have seen some condos that i am interested in, can i ask if these are for rent or rent to own option? Thanks
I am thinking about buying a home in San Pablo - does anyone specialize & know what the point of sale ordinances are?
I know they have Health & Safety Inspections but need details of what they are.
I am an overseas buyer, looking for a single family home in Cranford, price range of under 500k, with 4 bedrooms and decent size yard.
- Must be in a no-flood zone, with no previous water damage - I plan on renting the property for a few years before eventually moving in, so must be in an area that has good rental demand. - would prefer…
what is something i need to know as first time house buyer?
somethings like things i need to get or do when buying the house
I am thinking about moving from Frederick County Maryland to Adams County PA, The Links at Gettysburg. Can you tell me what the tax advantages are?
That is the difference in state, county, school and income taxes between Frederick county MD & Adams county PA.
How long does it take to obtain a license to sell in MA? We signed our P&S on 12/8 and haven't heard anything since and we are getting nervous.
It's now 1/3. My agent emailed the sellers and their lawyers over 5 days ago and still have not gotten a response.
Does anyone know who an provide trustee sale bidding service for cash buyer in Eastvale or Corona Area?
Does anyone know who an provide trustee sale bidding service for cash buyer in Eastvale or Corona Area?
Homepath Under Contract
How long does it take on average if it were to fall out of escrow and come back on market? Thanks!
Is it typical to ask the seller to help with closing costs in NYC?
I understand that the market in NYC is different partially because it's so competitive. Is it strange to ask the seller to help with closing costs? Seems like that's the norm pretty much everywhere else.…
HOA litigation issue of Parc place condo/town homes at Milpitas???
I want to know is there any HOA litigation issue of Parc place condos and town homes located at Milpitas ?
I'm, just asking if i can get any help with finding a home for rent.
I been looking for home and i just cant find the one i need
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