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Hello Experts, We are looking for single family home. Want to apply for mortgage. Credit history facts: wife has past student loan delinquency (but repaying since 2 yrs), I have limited credit history…
Are single family homes (or larger townhomes) in Boca Raton typically easier to rent out than 1 and 2 bed condos?
I just purchased a townhome in the Boca Gardens community of Boca Raton. It is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft property. Very nice, has upgrades. Are these properties (especially in this community) difficult…
I am from New York State-I will need to find something around 70,000-it must be near my son who lives Crandell Ct. 42101
I like walking- -short drive, I have a car but, not too sure of where to find things yet-I am 73 and just myself-needs to be safe-near shopping-too bedrooms would be fine-one bath or bath and a half-small…
How long would it typically take to rent out a place in the Boca Gardens community?
I'm an out of state potential buyer and looking to rent out the property I purchase. For a 3/2, 1500 sq. foot property in Boca Gardens that looks nice, presentable, how long might it take on average to…
Trying to get a feel for the neighborhoods in South Boston
I've recently expanded my condo search from Cambridge (where i currently reside, and know fairly well) to South Boston (which i know relatively little about). I've heard conflicting information about…
The west side of South Boston is high in crime but the condo prices are high as most condos on the market now are renovated inside.
Do you see that there is gentrification going on in the area? Can you foresee the crime rate going down and thus the house prices getting higher because of this?about your question (optional) -- This…
Contingency SSP-TKO in PA - is this the same as "right of first refusal" that I'm used to in New Jersey?
Wanting to put an offer in on a home in PA, but have a house to sell in NJ. Therefore, I want to put in a contingent offer. Seller will not accept an SOP contingency which would require them to stop…
We are moving to MA and I will have a job in Cambridge. We have two kids 2 yrs and 8 yrs. Schools are the first priority.
I can commute up to 30-40 min one way and our budget is 600 to 700K. Newer home is preferred. Can you suggest which neighborhoods will suit us. We are considering Hopkinton.
Pet-friendly condos
My husband and I are considering retiring to the Melbourne area and are interested in condos, but I see that many associations have pet restrictions. We have cats. Is there a list somewhere of the pet…
I am interesting to buy a house on march.could you suggest me good neighborhood to invest..250000 for 2bds .to get a good renting.
I need a house to invest my money and get a good rent amount back..to to shell it in future.i need an area to rent the house easily.the best we can find with the amount I am going to spent.200.000 -250.000.you…
there was a house i believe on solman rd that was listed for around $90,000 as as needing updates.
i remember it saying the terms had to be cash or owner financing with the interest at 9%, 30% down and a 2 year pay off. i think it had something like 13 acres. it is not listed anymore. can anyone…
Bad credit tryin to buy my first house
I have credit score of 533 n my friend 600 are we still able to get approved for a loan during the escrow ??
I do also work for a leasing co. Tried to view other rentals on Postlets. UNABLLE
it directs me to my listings on Postlets, very frustrating
I do also work for a leasing co. Tried to view other rentals on Postlets. UNABLLE
it directs me to my listings on Postlets, very frustrating
How do I receive a disclosure sheet for a property?
We have found several properties we are interested in. It was suggested to me by family to get disclosure sheets for them so we can compare specs and narrow our list. Is there a web site we can go to?…
In escrow on a 3-bed 3-bath condo that is listed in Public Records as 2-bed 2-bath.
Hello, I'm in escrow on a 3-bed 3-bath condo in Los Angeles 90045 that is listed in Public Records (Tax Assessor) as 2-bed 2-bath. I think the extra bed/bath were done with no permits. It appraised fine...…
Your web page is not user friendly, I just want to see what is for sale in a contry setting in Florida. Thank You
I live on Maui not Texas looking for a home to buy after I sell my home on Maui! Ailona Stucchi
Looking for my first home, I've found an architectural fixer in the $400k range but it needs $150-250k worth
of repairs to reasonably restore to its original beauty. In this challenging economic time, I don't think I would want to or be able to get a mortgage for higher than the home's current value. Any advice…
Did this home sell at a ridiculous price or what?
Just saw this... http://www.redfin.com/CA/Mountain-View/961-Valencia-Ave-94040/home/23044906 >$2.1M for this home? Are you kidding me? Is this the most expensive home on a sub-5000 SF lot…
22, fresh out of college. Can I buy my mother a home?
I'm a 22 year old software developer fresh out of college, and was wondering about the feasibility of buying a home. This home is not for me but for my mother. She cannot afford a home on her income and…
Are single family homes (or larger townhomes) in Boca Raton typically easier to rent out than 1 and 2 bed condos?
I just purchased a townhome in the Boca Gardens community of Boca Raton. It is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft property. Very nice, has upgrades. Are these properties (especially in this community) difficult…
Relocation Co sales...Anyone had experience with this...What is behind company not wanting to pay any concessions on a sale/offer?
How much should a buyer offer on a home , when no closing cost is being paid by seller? Please help...Thanks, in advance....
What is more beneficial to the bank, to sell a house as a short sale or foreclose and sell it?
We are waiting to here from the bank on a short sale that was very close to forclosure. Seller has acceted our offer and it's been over 5 months.
Anyone familiar with Whitestone Oaks? (side question about schools vs house)
Wife and I are pretty set in purchasing a home in Cedar Park, but not so sure about Whitestone Oaks primarily due to the school district. For whatever reason, all the elementary schools within the immediate…
Rental income and value appreciation of real estate
I am looking to buy a rental property/vacation home in Massachusetts. Which area I should concentrate on. My primary goal is to cover mortgage and property tax with rent. Which rental property is better…
I sold a home is 2012. There was an assessment pending, which we paid at closing. After the sale the assessment amount changed.
We received a supplemental assessment bill as the amount changed a year after closing, are we responsible for the assessment change after we have already closed.
In Boca Raton, is the demand for rentals higher for condos or single-family homes?
I'm just looking in Boca Raton. I know every situation is different, but when it comes to buying a place for the purpose of renting out, is it typically better to purchase a condo or a single-family?…
Are single family homes (or larger townhomes) in Boca Raton typically easier to rent out than 1 and 2 bed condos?
I just purchased a townhome in the Boca Gardens community of Boca Raton. It is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft property. Very nice, has upgrades. Are these properties (especially in this community) difficult…
Home Warrenty for Resale Home?!?
While look at some links for homeowner insurance, I came across houses. What is this think and is it for real? How can they sell a warrenty for a resale home unless they like refuse to cover most any claim?!?…
Does FHA Loan Count Projected rent on a multi family property that is going to be owner occupied?
Currently looking to purchase a multi family home in Attleboro/North Attleboro Ma with FHA loan. Also have taken a First Time Buyers Course that will help with Closing Cost and Down Payment. Current credit…
I'm looking to do a rent to buy in the mapleton fall creek area is there anything out there.
3 bdrm, kit, lving rm dn rm, family rm or den and basement in a nice area closer to 38th street.
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