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Im looking to purchase a home in the Dallas area as a first time buyer.
My credit score is 740 and annual income 80k. no debt. now the only problem is that i have no down payment (due to paying off all of my debt). what are my options? can borrow money from parents, but…
I want to buy my dad's house from the estate, can my siblings and I agree on a price and them sell it to me or does a judge have to be involved?
I am executrix, and my father left an invalid codicil saying he wanted me to have the house. I received all the money on bank accounts by survivorship and I want to buy the house to put some money into…
a bad condition foreclosed home i really like for 139,900 needs at least 50,000 in renovations the area is nice
however everyroom needs repairs and probably ac plumbing and roof and who knows? would it be wrong to offer less than 100,000 given the extent of damage it has? also the bank is offering a renovation loan…
Building vs. Buying a house.
I really would like to build a house rather than buying one but I have very little information about the pro's and con's, building vs. buying. I am aware that building would possibly more expensive but…
New community suggestions?
Looking for new community - built or close out (even pre-owned but built after 2008 for energy efficiency). Anywhere from Roanoke heading east to Frisco. North of 183 only. Good schools priority. Price…
I am trying to find a new home in Coppell ISD? Are there any?
I am trying to find a new home in Coppell ISD for under 650K. I am aware of 4 new builders Toll, Darling, DW and Cambridge. Cambridge and Darling does fit my family needs (3 kids 1 dog = big yard) and…
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Boyfriend and girlfriend in late 20's moving from Detroit.
She'll be working downtown I will be working in Beverly Hills. Ideally would like to be on beach but not familiar with the state at all. We are very outgoing people. Enjoy the artsier, hipster, green lifestyles.…
How do I get escrow money back in IL?
I recently put an offer on a home in Illinois and I decided not to pursue the purchase after the inspection came back showing foundation problems with the home. The seller refues to give back the 500.00…
Do I need 20% cash to make a offer ??
I am not sure, but i would like to know about this home . li
Average commission percentage
I'm curious about this - what is the average commission most brokers charge in the flushing area? I don't want to sign an exclusive agreement but need an agency to market my 1 family home (appraised…
How much does a solar power system raise the value of a home?
I'm aware that improvements made to a house don't always raise the value by very much. I usually consider most improvements to increase sale ability and decrease holding time. How does solar effect…
How can I file a case against a builder's agent?
I am asking for the house to be give in a proper condition like the garage wall is partially completed and rest incomplete, backyard grading was not done but the builder's agent is saying it has been done.…
MLS to advertise rental properties in DC?
I'm renting a higher end furnished condo in Dupont. Perfect for State Dept types, etc. It's on Craigslist and Zillow. Trying to get a sense of whether posting on the MLS will generate additional interest/leads…
Looking for that great buy on a "house"
(Under Onehundred dollars a sq ft) . We are looking for 3 br at least 2,000 sq ft with Island appeal. Message me if you can help, Thanks.
My husband works in Hyannis. We are looking at housing on the Cape but also in S. Plymouth. What are your thoughts about schools/commute in each area?
Currently my husband is living on the Cape; the rest of us will be relocating from Phoenix at the end of the school year. At that point, our youngest will be in 8th grade (the other two will have graduated). We…
What is the new communities about?
I have seen communities advertised by centex, pulte and other builders. Some names I remember are Bershire and fox something. Can anyone tell me more about this, is it good or bad and what are the hoa…
I have two school aged children, is there some safe area in Rahway to raise a family?
I am having a hard time finding a beautiful house in union which is where i lived now. I just came across a few gorgeous houses in Rahway. After i read one review, i am very skeptical because ,my daughters…
False Information on Seller's Disclosure!
I saw a townhouse with water in the basement, which seemed to be coming from the hvac unit. Our realtor said its not a major problem, so we thought about putting a price on it. We asked for a seller's…
buying a residential investment property.
We would like to buy a residential investment property in Massachusettes. We have $500,000 deposit but require a loan of approx. $ 250,000 to complete the purchase. How easy is it to arrange a loan based…
Hello I am interested in buying property in the area. I would like a map of the California Pines
community? Is an owner allowed to use the property just for summer vacation? RV/5th wheel or camper on site allowed year round? How much are the yearly dues? I would like a list of property for sale?…
Looking for the best direction to go in, Sell or Rent to own... While attaining a new mortgage on a new property.
We live in PA, our mortgage is in the ballpark of 178,000. I am looking to purchase another house, while trying to either sell this one or do a rent to own. Online i am reading that the est value of our…
Builder needs appraisal on specs and plans before breaking ground ... How long should this take?
We have been approved by our bank to build a home and have found a builder. The builder said they are waiting for their bank to appraise the plans and specs for their interim financing so they can start.…
Anyone got a great deal on a rent to own? I was just gonna keep 1 of the distressed properties that im sure to find.
My fiance & I are eager to capitalize on the current market & invest in our 1st home. I would like to rent to own on a nice place. We could go through a bank but the underwriting requirements…
In need of a country setting home lease contract
I am looking for a country setting home with someone willing to lease to own contract! In the brownburg, Danville, pittsboro area! If anyone knows of any please respond!! Thank you
can my 22 year old stay at on top of world when i;m on business trips?
i go on business trips alot...i want to purchase a condo at on top of the world clearwater..i have a 22 year old ...can he stay there while i'm out of town of business trips...
Two agents, same company?
We were shown a property by two agents from the same company. They told us that one of them would represent the seller and one of them would represent us. Are we obligated to use the agent they have designated…
Are there any agents in the Nassau Area that have a decent amount of experience dealing with a VA loan?
I have been pre approved and looking to buy in the Baldwin, Freeport area
Any liveable homes, with no monthly fees?
I need to find a place asap that is under 50,000 cash, liveable, house or mobile which has no space rent, or anyother rental fees, except, the usual utility fees
How much to save for downpayment and what credit score do I need?
We've begun saving for a downpayment a couple of months ago, but 20% seems like a lot. After two months we have 7k, but for the house we want its going to take 2 years, which isnt too bad, but still seems…
How kid-friendly is the subdivision of Pelican Ridge?
We're looking into purchasing a town home in Pelican Ridge, but not familiar with the neighborhood. Is it kid friendly? Are there young families that live there? Thanks!
How often and why do loans fall through right before closing?
Once a loan is approved by underwriting, what situations would cause it to fall through at the last minute? We have heard some nightmare stories and are afraid to pack, give notice to our landlord, etc.…
Cozumel at marco island is it a good investment? .
I was at Cozumel condo property and asking price is 1.2 million on 13th floor. It has all goodies you can imagine. My question is that it has a very high condo maintenance fee and overall, monthly expenses…
what is the required immigration status of a home buyer.?
i"ve been living in the U.S for 7 years.i have my working permit but my residency card (green card) application is still pending and i have a good credit.so my question is will I be able to buy a…
I am in the process of moving back to Grand Rapids. I am looking at using my VA Home Loan to buy our first house.
The thing is, my husbands and my credit is horrible, we are working on repairing our credit. It should be back to 650 ish within the next few months. My question is, Based on your experiences, is it possible…
I'm looking to acquire the vacant lot next door to my home. Who can help?
We closed and moved into our new home in January of this year and we are located in Grand Rapids (SE).
need a contractor in Pine Bluff AR area..
need contractor in pine bluff area, for possible renovation on older home. please inquire. thanks
Any landlord accepts the one shot deal in the nyc area?
Keba Love, Home Buyer in Bronx, NY Can anyone help looking fir one bedroom apt around 800 to 900 month? Hello.. I wanted to find out if there is any landlord who accepts the one about deal. Im in dier…
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