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looking for a 1 floor ranch w garage and 800sq. ft work shop rural area
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Does this house have a basement?
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is financing available at the Beacon?
I have heard that due to litigation, there is no way to obtain financing in the Beacon anymore. Is that true?
Hello, my name is Charles Hinds. I live in Taos, NM and I'm looking to move to southern Colorado. I'm a 100% disabled Veteran and I was pre qualified
with the VA with a loan of $110,000.. I understand things are different there so what do I need to get started?.
Why are homes in upper darby/drexel hill area so inexpensive? Where can I locate information on the area?
We are first time homebuyers looking for a family friendly neighboorhood..we are trying to find a house that won't through us over budget PLUS where we can grow a family (good school districts!) - so why…
Is it worth it to do a "rent-to-own" on a house, or is there more wisdom in renting an apartment until you are able to buy?
We are currently working for a non-profit but are moving and wanting to buy a house. Because we haven't been on paychecks, we will have to wait in order to show a consistent income/salary before buying…
$42k/yr. moving to the mainland
Hi. My in-laws are moving to the mainland from PR. They are both retired and make $42k a year off pensions, retirement and SSN income. They want to buy a house here. Any suggestions? They're over…
I want pet friendly homes to view
How can I put this on my search?
RESIDENCE OR RENTAL PURCHASE FIRST?
My son is a pilot instructor on loan to Vance Air Force base. He has 3 years left of his commitment to the Navy. He bought a house in Enid, near Vance, and doesn't know whether to rent it when leave…
Need recommendations: Good real estate lawyer
I'm an immigrant so I do not know much about real estate here. I saw a multi-family house in Kenmore, NY and am very interested in it. The owner is willing to do a rent-to-own or owner-financing.…
Is th new owner responsible for code violations, if knowingly bought house "as is"? I bought an expensive building permit, intending to fix the
citat The previous owner should have no responsibility to the county since the new owner knew of the citations, and bought the property (an SFR) willingly and with full knowledge of the code citations..…
Internet service providers in Harmony/Avenue Milptas community . Taylor morrison/ d r horton
Who are Internet service providers in Harmony Milptas community . Builder didn't give any information. I checked with Comcast and their rate is very high. AT&T doesn't have service there. Any info is…
How often does a septic system need to be replaced?
House we're looking at is 38 years old. Current owners are already pumping septic out every year. We want to know if this is normal or a sign that the current tank is beginning to fail.
thinking of moving to Jacksonville am concerned about quality of life and safety. Have heard some bad areas and problems ie. flash mobs at wallmart
Is there a map available that rates areas? I dont want to buy in a good area but have to traverse a dangerous area to get anywhere.
Is 2014 a good time to buy a house in Los Gatos for first time buyers?
We are thinking about buying our first house in LG area but we are hesitant about this plan because of the enormous increase in sale prices during recent years. Do you think the houses will keep their…
Best time to buy in San Francisco
We have been looking to buy a SFH for the past 2-3 month's and havent been very successful. One thing we feel is that the no. of houses on market are very few and hence we have fewer choices. Is the…
Agents be careful of the Homes.com Auction site in our mls.
If you win the bid they send the contract directly to your buyer via duc-u-sign. no mention of paying you for your service. Listing agent does not care about you and has no answer to any questions your…
When buying a home at an online auction what are the pitfalls?
How much does a lender or a municipality expect to sell the property for compared to non stress other properties on the market? Can I bid on a house when a lender is bidding to protect their asset in…
What is the time limit for reporting hidden damage found on a home we purchased? Have been in house almost 14 mos & discovered hidden damage.
Air conditioning repair guy found buckets & towels in a nailed shut part of the house where air condition had leaked. Huge part of sub-flooring rotted...looks like it has been leaking for many years.…
Getting ready to list land for sale. Besides C.A.R. disclosures what other reports about soil, etc. do I have to provide to the buyer?
First land transaction/listing, going to partner with another agent. I want to learn first hand what other reports if any do I have to provide to the buyer as the sellers agent? Is anyone interested in…
How do I search for income properties?
We are interested in purchasing a duplex or income type property. We do not want to purchase a townhome or one side of a duplex. We are looking for properties that are all encompassing. For example, a…
Can someone please recommend a good buyers agent for the Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford area? Lower price range/Pre-approved.
I've contacted two agents and not received a reply (I thought they'd at least refer me to someone else if they weren't interested). Any advice appreciated.
Where can I find comps on vacant land?
All of the sites I've found only have comps on homes. We are doing FSBO and need to find a good offering price
What are your thoughts on using a reverse mortgage to buy a summer home?
Present home is worth around $500,000 and has no mortgage. Would like to spend around $200,000 for summer home.
Any loan programs for credit score of 578? Possible down payment assistance programs?
I have been looking at different lenders (i.e. High Tech Lending, Quicken Loans, etc) who say they can offer FHA loans for people with credit scores under 620. I can't tell anymore if they are serious…
Is there any cost advantage to buying land and hiring your own contractor to build, versus buying from, say, Toll Bros, for example?
My wife and I are considering moving to Center Valley area. We've purchased new homes before, but we were wondering it there is any cost advantage to simply finding a nice lot... buying a blueprint for…
is it a law that realtors have to disclose the criminal history of a house?
like if there were a serious crime like murder or if the house was used as a meth cook house. or even if the house has reports of being haunted.
What to do when in contract but waiting for a permit/job signoff?
In contract to purchase but there's an open permit from '11. Cleared to close, but at this point have lost 60 day int. rate lock, and have what seems like no control over when the signoff will…
How can I rent a home while active in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
I just relocated from Louisville, Ky to Birmingham, Al. One of the things that I forgot to consider when relocationg due to work was the fact that I had filed Chapter 13. Everywhere I turn is a closed…
We are looking to move to the West Palm Beach (or surrounding area) from central Pennsylvania.
We have 4 German Shepherds. Our original thought was to rent for about a year and then purchase a home. However, all the homes for rent (that will accommodate dogs) seem to be between $1000-$1500/month…
I'm wanting to cancel a contract based on inspection. Can I request cancellation ONLY if the seller agrees to release the deposit?
I'm within the inspection period and there are noted repairs, but other issues have come up and we're getting the impression the seller won't sign off on the release of deposit form. So, I'd like to cancel…
As realtors, have you observed a time when a buyer couldn't cancel and recover deposit based on inspection?
I'm asking as it relates to the newest version of the FR/BAR contract. In other words, if a buyer is in accordance with all terms for cancelling due to inspection (cancels within the days specified, provides…
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