Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 288

Is a RedFin Agent or Discount Broker a Good Choice for the Savings?
I will be relocating with my family from Boston to the SF Peninsula for a new job at Google (Mountain View campus) in late August. We want to BUY (not rent) a home in Palo Alto or Los Altos. Our budget…
How can this home be a short sell at list price of $2.5 million: https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Altos/462-Deodara-Dr-94024/home/776901
This home is listed at nearly $2.5 millions, but now short sell based on the ads. How can this be when the home purchased for only $1,210,000? Did the owner use the home as ATM to borrow the money so much…
How a Whole House Fan Attic DIABACOR?
The mechanism benefits of the healthy business fan bean cannot be disputed. This right word fan is capable of reaction the temperature inner the location by up to 30ºF and the in district, by a monumental…
Have any of you run into to underwriters requiring a home inspection?
If so, are they requiring all repairs (even minor ones like light bulbs) be repaired and reinspected prior to closing?
What percentage of homes are rented? Would buying a house and renting it out be a fair to good investment in D. B.?
If the satistics are available it would be nice for each of the segments or the development. ie: the golf course, marina and the two or three lake areas. It would also be nice to know the percentage of…
My Trans Union score is 597. Is there a lender that can still approve me? I want a house in Rio Rancho or Abq.
I am also a veteran with 597 as a score would I be eligible for a certificate of eligibility (COE)?
Who Pays Realtor When Estate Is The Seller?
Owner passed away. Realtor hired by estate executor to sell homestead of deceased. One sibling has decided to make an offer to purchase the property thru the realtor. Who pays the realtor fee? Is the…
New condo conversion, foreclosure
Owner occupied two family home puts one unit up for sale and we end up putting an offer, which gets accepted. The two family home will be converted into a condo, with trustees from each unit. Seller is…
Can the bank charge me for an appraisal if I went with another lender and didn't sign their paperwork?
When I was shopping for a loan I applied at two banks. I decided to go with the second bank but found out that the first one had ordered an appraisal. I didn't sign any paperwork with them, except for…
First time home buyer!!
hello. my fiancé and I are looking to purchase our first home. is it better to contact a real estate agent or a lawyer who specializes in real estate? I know a real estate agent can help with us finding…
does anyone know if the USDA approves post frame houses as "home dwellings"?
We are looking at a post frame house (looks like a pole shed) and we are eligible for financing through the USDA but we cannot find anywhere if they accept or decline this as a "home dwelling", does anyone…
I am currrently living in the house I want to buy..our parents passed a way and I want to buy out my siblings..The house is worth about
110,000 my problem of course is my credit score..its around 580..from past credit..I have a great job,,I have been paying everything,,the mortgage,taxes,etc,,my bills and such on time for the last 4*5…
My fiance and I are getting married in the summer and trying to decide between renting or first time home purchase in Bellevue area.
$80k combined income, over 700 FICO score, first time home buyers. We see ourselves living here for at least the next 5 years, depending on my career path (going on 3 years for Bellevue tech firm). Bellevue…
Hi. I am an artist in my early 30's looking for a new or relatively newly built medium sized home in a city in a Southern State.
I want to live in a city in a Southern State which has the least hurricanes/tornados and low crime rates. I prefer to live in a newly built community (Don't mind the suburbs) that is best for artists to…
I'm inquiring about a property located at 23809 Reece Lake Rd, Washington, OK 73093, which is showing up as a property in foreclosure.
Is there an auction scheduled? How would we go about trying to purchase the property? Cheryl Farrell (405) 971-4550 ca.farrell@sbcglobal.net
how do I view each room of this house please?
I want two see how each room is arranged
Hi Tara, Maybe you can help me. I am a wheelchair bound, disabled veteran. my wife and I are seeking to purchase an accessible home in the
McHenry, IL area. I have found this objective to be worse than "combat." First, the RE agents I have worked with all state they know what the specifications are which I need. None of them do.…
I'm currently not working with a realtor, but I've verbally negotiated $170K for this property. Is this a good deal?
10294 Hidden Springs Court Boca Raton, FL 33498 Active / RX-10051363 There aren't too many "comparables" out there, so just curious what your HONEST opinion is. I understand I can get an appraisal,…
I am tired of moving around and changing my address I want to buy a home in Sacramento, I need some information.
I am a single female, living in Citrus Heights and working in Placerville. I need a place at least close to HYW 50 and safe, maximum 200 K that also be a good investment for me. What are the most important…
Want to get out of the contract the peacful way
We are the sellers of a property in which we lived for almost 3 yrs. We recently accepted a sale contract and after inspection the buyers asked to replace the water pipe with couple of others repairs which…
I sold a propety 14 years ago but transfer never took place cause I never received an offer to purchase back from the buyer.
If a seller sign the offer to purchse and the amout was paid in full to the seller but the buyer did not sign the offer to purchase for 14 years, can the offer lapse?
We made an offer on a home for $210K, listing price $225. Appraisal came in at $185K b/c of comps. What next?
Comps in the area are all over the board as Dearborn is made up of varying neighborhoods and income levels. In the area which the new home is listed, homes have sold anywhere from 175K to 500K, depending…
Need advice for getting mortgage after short-sale
Hello, I had a shortsale last year with 90 days late on record. My current FICO is 658/678. I have good income with same employer for 6 yrs and no other late payments other than the mortgage late…
Live Where You Work Program
Hello, I am currently employed in Jersey City, and I am interested in possibly buying a home through this program around next year. Is this program any better than getting a standard mortgage? A little…
Can I buy a home and find a lender who will finance me?
I have a credit score of 622 and gross of 4000 a month. I have been at my job for 7 yrs and have no debt. I have a credit card of which I pay the balance off every month. Can I buy my 1st home now and…
Do you have any other photos for 608 Hickory Lake Dr. in Brandon, FL ?
The same photos keep repeating. I would love to see the other areas of the interior as I am interested in this property.
Thinking of relocating to an area where the HS is Pather Creek. Can any one tell me the inside story about the crowding issues. I have a 7th grader
and from the wake county web site it seems as if the school is at capacity. I heard that in a few years they may have to go with split sessions. Any one know the true story?
Looking for buyer's agent for a new home in Cary, NC
We have visited both Toll communities at Green Level Crossing and are leaning towards the Manors. We have a pretty good idea as to what we want. While we have visited the community without buyer's…
I am looking at new homes and recently built homes (post 2007) in Cary/Morrisville area. priced ~ 450K. How can I compare builders/sites ?
Why: Because these criteria can preserve the value of the homes over a long period of time. Let me know what other items to add to this list ? Price/Sqft build quality ceiling height Fiber glass…
Can I refinance my home with 646 credit score based on karma.com
My home mortgage now shows up as personal loan witch is killing my credit this is the only bill I owe ive tried to get lender to change it to mortgage loan but they refuse
Am I allowed to remove sod and use mulch and landscape the parkway area, as long as it is within my property line and doesn't go into neighbors ?
I was also thinking of putting a waist high fence on my property between his driveway and my home, he hits my house when he opens truck doors?
All other things being equal on a mortgage (interest rate, fees, APR, and prepaids) is it better to put 5% or 10% down?
For example, what if I were to take the extra cash and pay down the principle after closing. Is there any advantage to this? I don't have enough for 20% down, so will be looking at mortgage insurance
I need to better understand how prorating seller's RE taxes and home insurance paid during the year affects what the buyer pays at closing.
Specifically, what's the starting point for prorating seller's RE tax and home insurance costs. I'm a first-time seller w/ no direct experience here located in Baton Rouge, LA? My homeowner's insurance…
Is there a driveway?
-- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3106305432-1047-72nd-St-Brooklyn-NY-11228
Copyright © 2015 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer