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Any certified and reliable home inspector you know of?
My realtor recommended someone but he is booked for this week. I am looking for someone, certified and more importantly experienced and reliable. I have a pre drywall walkthru this week and look for a…
Who orders appraisal when paying cash?
We live in California and are buying a house in Oregon. In the contract, we stipulated that if the appraisal came in lower than selling price, we could renegotiate. Since the escrow is so short, and we…
Can I switch my buyer agent?
My current buyer agent has shown us houses several times. During the period, we feel more and more that there is a lack of connection between us and the agent. Our agent does not give many comments on…
For an investment condo purchase who pays what fees during closing ?
I am the buyer and I see all these fees in the closing costs like 1)Title service and lenders title insurance, 2)owners title insurance, 3)recording charges, 4)transfer taxes and 5)what goes in escrow…
Is financing available for $1.5m two-family w/ 15% down in Brooklyn?
I'm trying to figure out if there are currently any financing options for a two-family brownstone with a contract price of $1.5m and 15% ($225,000) down. I understand that this will likely be financed…
I am looking to buy my first house in Queens, NY. Why it’s so difficult to find a buyer agent?
I asked two agents to represent me as buyer agent. First one don't want to do it, and the second one told me that "no agent is actual buyer agent. If I want to have him as buyer agent, I have…
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EVERY TIME I CLICK ON A PICTURE IT GETS REDIRECTED TO A WINDOW THAT SAYS FIND HELP WITH THIS PROPERTY? I CANT EVEN SEE THTE PICTURES THAT ARE ON THE LISTING... FIX IT YOU IDIOTS./. I AM 530 MILES FROM…
What is the average range for maintenance fees in Portland, OR?
Looking at a condo downtown and wondering what I should expect.
How much time it takes to drive to TCC Transportation center from Windsong community.?
I am looking for buying home in East Brunswick Windsong community. I work in NYC. How much time it takes in average to get to TCC Transportation center from windsong circle in morning rush to get park…
Buying house with finished basement, but no permits. Is it safe to buy?
We are in touch with a seller whose basement is finished, but no permits. If I buy without seller applying for permits, will it be ok? What if the East Brunswick township come to know that this is an unapproved…
am looking for short sales, reo and or fixer. Ideally with value add by splitting into condo map, or other rehab developer type upside. Newport CA
Also looking for motivated buyers. Single Fam only. 600k-1.8m. CDM, North Laguna, or San Juan Cap with Equestrian op. Many thanks.
I have a question. My husband and I both have very high credit scores in the 800's. We have a bit more that 12,000. to use for a home purchase.
We will qualify for first time buyer and would like to know if this is going to be a difficult task for us. We are on a limited income and manage our finances well. But it is time to move. Are our chances…
What is Transaction fee That buyer'broker can charge to home buyer?
I am a home buyer/invester. My buyer agent charge me $400 for buyer' broker transaction fee. Q1. Can buyer'broker Charge buyer such a fee(I never heard of such a fee,some kind of rip off?)…
I am new to the whole home buying thing could you recommend a good place to get information a new home buyer should know?
I have been renting for about 13 years now and i am so tired of it, the only thing that has prohibited me from buying is my credit score is not that great and i am not sure i would even get approved for…
Information on building vs buying?
We're in the market, and I always thought building would be too expensive, but I'd like to know for sure. Any good resources out there for learning about the options, the process, the costs, the pitfalls,…
Where to post pictures?
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My husband and I will be moving to Gainesville this summer (job at Shands). What should be our first steps in buying a home?
Should we get pre-approved for a mortgage first? However, we do not know any local lenders. Or, should we find a Realtor first? How do we choose a Realtor that fits us? I would like to be in walking/biking…
My father is selling his deceased fathers home
he moved from this area to help with his fathers health issues. now he has deceased and is selling his home and wants to come home to saint paul. he can pay cash or we can finance. 479-225-6118. my name…
Looking for an efficient real estate agent and property managers
I am looking into starting real estate rental and looking for a single family, multi family, or most especially a condo within a maximum price range of $150,000 USD. Furthermore, am also looking for an…
I am a teacher in Chicago and I am looking for a broker to help with a search for a Good Neighbor Next Door house.
I understand that they are few and far between, but my wife and I (also a teacher) just heard about this and would like to get pre-qualified, so we can move fast if we see a suitable house. Thanks!
Yardley Manor in OldBridge/Matawan
I was told this community is a part of Old Bridge township despite the Matawan zip code. Would like to know what are the elementary, middle schools zoned for this community? Also how is the commute from…
I am interested in purchasing a mobile home to place on land that I have purchased. I had 2 short sale (1 - 4years ago, the other 3 years ago.)
I would like the home to be financed separately, a chattel loan. I have a large income >200k/year and 75K in the bank to put towards the mobile and land improvements such as septic, foundation and electrical…
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What is the penalty for breaking a HOA rental restriction?
And yes, I obide by my HOA, but I sense others are not (although I don't have proof). In your observations, what have noticed to be some of the pentalities impose by HOAs for breaking a rental restriction?
I am the HOA President (12 years) and Treasurer (2 years) of a small, informal 4-unit condominium complex in Southern California.
No other elected officers due to turnover. New owner has violated several of the CC&Rs in remodeling. First: no changes can be made to exterior of building without written board consent. Second;…
What are the benefits of owning a home vs. renting?
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Is it possible to take a partial VA loan out 220K and a conventional for 200k on a house that is 420k total?
I am having to do a short notice relocation because I'm in the military and think I may have to rent our current house out until the market recovers in our area. We will still need to buy a home at our…
Hi, I do not know much about real estate but I am interested in buying a condo for 2 2. I see that some of the properties are foreclosure auction.
What is that mean? If I am interested in, how long I need to wait or should I offer a higher price? Same thing for bank owned, what's the process to purchase a condo and how long it takes.Thank you.
CO-OP housing - good OR bad??
Am I getting myself into something that's not worth it? AS a first time home buyer I found a co-op apt. that's really affordable and with-in my price range , but people seems to be on the edge when it…
Me and my husband are renting and want to buy in the next year what can we do to make that happen right now?
What should we specifically so far as our credit is concerned seeing we don't have the best credit rating and my credit is not good but we both have employment history and verifiable income. hat can we…
I have a credit score of 602 and I can't seem to get an FHA loan. Are there any particular banks out there that would work with me?
I really would like some help to get me guided in the right direction about which banks will accept my 602 credit score right now until I can get it up there and possibly refinance in a couple years.…
If the appraisal comes in lower than purchase agreement price, can the buyer walk (with deposit return)?
Can the buyer walk away with a return of earnest money if appraisal comes in low AND IF the seller offers to reduce to appraised value? Essentially, could this be a way for the buyer to back out no matter…
hi, can i sell the property when i used rental income against it?
I used rental income as part of the loan process to get another house. loan has funded and i got the house. But now, I am thinking of selling the house. Are there restrictions on doing that? - like minimum…
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How do I find an FHA mortgage for a 595 credit score?
My fiance and I are looking to buy a home and our income is fine but his ex left him in a horrible mess taking out loan after loan, apparently in his name, which he found out during their divorce settlement…
Can i afford a 300k house?
Hi i make 57000 a year and was wondering if i can afford a 300k house with 50000 down and no dept or loans what so ever and i dont have any credit because ive never had a credit card? Do you guys think…
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