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Is it normal for an agent to sale property to someone else while in middle of contract negotiation?
We found some land we really liked and wanted. We signed an intent to buy contract and started negotiations. First I should add that the owners had a asking price, but hidden fees in that was the agents…
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Looking for a first time homebuyer class in PG County.
I know in order to get assistance, most programs want you to attend a home buying class...so I'm currently looking for free home buyers class in Prince George County. Can anyone assist me in my search?…
Is it possible to get a loan(Fha?) with little down and a 630 FICO? We already have a mortgage on property we own. I am looking for a preapproval.
Most of the bad stuff on credit is medical. We make $200,000 a year. We would like to sell the property we own but would probably only take $75000 home from sale and that is not enough for a down on $600000…
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What does protection period mean in a real estate contract?
Does it mean that the realtor has the time specified as protection period to get a sales contract from someone that she showed the house to during the actual contract period? Can I sell my house on my…
The Realtor wants me sign a contra to purchase before I really ready to negotiate with the seller. I want inspections and to know other costs, zoning
restrictions before I make my offer. I am concerned about being locked into this price, terms of sale and possibly losing my earnest money. Also what is an acceptable amount on $100,000 purchase? I am…
How close to a desired move-in date do you generally recommend that someone start speaking with a realtor and touring homes?
I have been doing a lot of online searching to feel out price ranges, locations, and school districts, have saved up for about a 25% down payment, and have already calculated out the bills I should expect…
Buying a Short Sale that just went up for Sheriff Sale
We found the home of our dreams. It has taken us forever to sell our house and find one that has everything we want but we did it. We made an offer (on a short sale) the offer was accepted by the seller…
What would you do with a lot in Bronson, Fl?
So a client asked me yesterday about what could be done with a 1/4 acre lot in Bronson, Florida. Apparently, land was sold there in the 1990s, in the hopes that a neighborhood would grow there, but almost…
Why are there so many homes for sale in a specific area of New Hope PA?
We are looking at homes for sale in New Hope PA and noticed there are about 7 homes for sale on great hills road. These are multimillion dollar homes and many are on sale. I was just wondering if someone…
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Property at 1901 Georgia Drive PA 18052 was listed for 185K. My agent told me if I wanna buy the house I would have to at least put in for 170K. If I listened to the Agent to offer 170K.. Would I be a…
Which is better for subletting and short term rentals (maybe even airbnb) - - a condo, or a condo-op ?
I am looking to buy a residence in manhattan. I travel a lot for work, sometimes for 2 weeks in a month, other times I'm gone for 2-3 months at a time. I want a place that I can sublet/rent/airbnb…
Freddie Mac home. Anyone have experience with them? 1st time home buyer.
My husband and I are first time home buyers. We put in an offer on a Freddie Mac home in Florida. The listing agent said it would not be able to fiance FHA,USDA or Home Steps because the inspection report…
How to buy bank own home in corona and how much lowest price I can get with cash?
How to buy bank own home in corona and how much lowest price I can get with cash for single family home?
I know this is a long shot but I'll ask anyway, I have a credit score of 623, 642, and 635 I have 10,000 available to use for a house down payment and
I make 26,000 a year. I have no car payment but i do have a student loan which is in deferment. Do I stand a chance of qualifying for a home loan? I'm currently paying 920 per month for rent for the past…
Still no offers, seller getting really desperate and needs a sale!!! Please HELP!!!
I know of a beautiful home in the Clayton/Cleveland/Smithfield area and it has been on the market since Fed. This property is still for sale and has had zero activity (no showings) for the past 3 weeks.…
is it true that with $5K to $10k I can transfer a tittle from a house to my name?
I called to inquired about a house for rent, and the man that was helping me mention to me that I can rent to own or I can buy a house meaning transfer a tittle to my name, no credit check or nothing just…
Can a full/part time college student get approved for a mortgage?
I know it seems a bit crazy, but I want to buy a home as soon as I can. I love real estate, do my research, and am tired of paying rent to someone else. Problem is, I am a full time student at the moment,…
Buying in NJ within a year. Most important thing: commute to NYC and a town that is LGBT friendly. What are best neighborhoods for this search?
3 bedrooms. Walking distance from busses or trains into NYC. No more than $450K. Property type: House
Credit score of 660
I pulled my credit score from Transunion and it's a 660. I'm trying to get financing for a land/home the price is $44,900. It's a mobile home. I have $5000-$7000 to put down, steady income ($3000-$5000)…
In a short sale is there a standard percentage the banks agree to for a distressed mortgage?
We are first time home buyers and love a house that is a short sale. We have a budget and are trying to find out if there is a standard percentage banks agree to lose on a short sale, so we can put a…
What are roof rights worth when the roof will not be to code for a roof deck?
I had recently looked at a property in Lincoln Park and seriously considered buying, but never could settle on the value of the roof rights in this special case. The roof is built to support a deck, but…
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Where does one locate an exclusive buyer agent, I think that is the term?
I desire an agent who will only consider only my needs, not the sellers or another agents.
How can I know whether my Real Estate agen is acting in my best interest or not?
I am interestes in purchasing a house in the San Diego, CA. area, but must agents would say the same thing......."there are thousands of buyers out there"...which means I will have to uper my…
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Clements is overly crowed with the Global Studies Academy (has NO interest in the academy). Also many other families are just "renting addresses" for few hundred dollars a month, from people they know…
I am a WCU graduate student looking for a rental available the end of May 2014 for 4 to 5 ppl. 2 students and 2 or 3 professionals.
Only 2 of us will be graduate students. The other roommates will have professional jobs. We are having trouble finding a listing and would appreciate any help that anyone can give us.
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