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I was wondering if the property located at 371 Angelo Drive, Montgomery NY is a short sale?
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Buyer to pay Lender and Owner's title insurance? Why should I pay for the Owner's title insurance?
What is approx cost when paying both lender's and owner's title insurance for a $540k single family home? Can the cost be negotiated during the 17 day contingency window?
HUD did not post bid results
I have bid on several HUD homes in the past few years, and from my understanding, HUD is supposed to post bid results for 14 days after a house goes under contract. The HUD manager wrote in an email…
Should you be considering total current primary property vacancy (4-sale) IF you do not have another property location to move to?
How is it best to present your property for sale to gain and represent it's total worth?
How much does it cost to have a home in this development? What is the total amount an average homeowner pays to the association per year.?
My family and I would like some input on purchasing a family vacation spot from seasoned owners. Thanks for answering. -- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/30…
Why are there so few homes for sale in Crofton?
My husband and I are looking to buy our first home and are totally frustrated with the lack of inventory on the market. What's going on? According to different analyses, total inventory is down almost…
So how do you explain to a buyer, they need to write their offer higher than the home is worth?
So with the market the way it is, how do you tell a buyer that if they don't write their offer for more that the asking price and pay the difference between market value and appraised value?
Can we roll the negative equity from the home we have outgrown into a new loan on a bigger house?
We have three boys and are outgrowing our house. We have a small townhouse with no yard and would like to upgrade to a bigger house where they can run around. My husband and I both have great credit,…
what are the commuting options to NYC from nutley? how is the commute?
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Renting vs buying, when is the break even point for Honolulu?
Let's take a $1,400 monthly rent. Average condos go for about $330k with $400 maintenance fee. How many years will it take to make the investment pay off?
I am interested in a property in Mims, FL that is listed at $37,500 but the public auction records indicate a $125,419 unpaid balance. Why is this?
The house is listed at $37,500 and has been lowered since first being listed. The public records at auction list the unpaid balance as being $125,419. I want to pay cash for the house and make it my primary…
Jefferson Park area
We are looking to move to Denver in July and are trying to find out what the deal is with all the vacant land on the east side of the Jefferson Park neighborhood. I am asking about the region that runs…
what is the monthly HOA at Waipuli Beach Resort?
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multifamily properties western ny...seller based financing
Hello...looking for multifamily properties in western ny. price range $6K to $20K. Ideally looking for seller-based financing
does this have power water sewer on this piece of land?
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Down payment and closing costs paid by seller?
I will be moving to Sacramento in few months, i do not have enough saved for downpayment or closing. Is it pretty common for sellers in Sacramento area to contribute to closing costs and perhaps down payment?…
Is anyone willing to rent a property for a year with or with out an option to purchase? 4 bed 2 bath? Flour Bluff or Calallen Schools
We are moving to the area and are very unsure where to live, Eveyone has an opinion. We would like to rent a executive style house for the school year prior to purchasing to ensure the school district…
neede information on credit score
how much hsould my credit score be to buy a house iwould apreciate any help from a-z o house buying this will be a first time me buying a house
Looking to purchase 1st home in FL or GA
I am looking to purchase my 1st home in either FL or GA. I currently live in NJ. My question is, would I need to get a pre-approval letter from a lender within those states, or can I get it from anywhere?…
Hello, I am an Italian citizen would be interested in a mortgage to buy a house in pompano FL how can I do thanks
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Lake home near NYC
Hi we are a gay couple looking to purchase a lake house within 2 hours of NYC. Prefer someplace that has a growing gay population or place that is gay friendly.
Looking to buy my first apartment in NYC, not sure about co-ops.
Looking to buy my first apartment in NYC, but all I can seem to find are co-ops. What are the drawbacks for a co-op? I plan to resell multiple years (5-10) down the road and move closer downtown, would…
Are there any homes and or programs in the area for persons with special needs?
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Down payment assistance and coops
Can a coop board deny my offer if it is conditioned on getting a grant?
I wanted to walk away from buying a mobilehome I was told I would lose my deposit so I try my best to make it work not able and thought I would lose
my deposit after 30 days I asked to see the acceptance of offer and realize it was sign by the selling agent I was never told this and it was not dated do I have the right of my deposit back stated in…
I would like to find an investor to purchase a home for me and lease it back to me in a lease with option to buy.
I am divorced and now my credit score is too low to purchase the property and obtain financing. Is there anyone that may be able to help? Thanks
Do buyers consider the price of a house's taxes when considering a home? I look at the taxes just as important as the price. Am I crazy?
My house is for sale. There are at least 5 houses for sale near me. My house has the lowest taxes, biggest yard and most updated kitchen. Most of the listings near me have more expensive taxes (by $1200-3000…
What is the rent space price for this unit?
Looking to buy a mobile home in Riverside, CA -- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3114416854-15181-Van-Buren-Blvd-125-Riverside-CA-92504
once contract has been accepted,escrow is opened,does the Bakersfield.CA. MLS require it be taken pending only? Or can it still show as contingent?
Agent is saying it cannot be shown as "contingent" that Bakersfield MLS rules prohibit...pending only??
Am just about done cleaning up credit save for 1 last item...a judgement.
What can you do when you cannot find the creditor? He's former military, does not keep in contact with his family and now lives outside the US. Have been trying to find him since 2009, tried military,…
Does anyone have historical price information on condos at Hill Crest Estates?
The 3 bedroom / 2 bath types? Can the owner rent these out in case needed to move for some reason? Please share whatever info you might have.
How come you are advertising a Modular home, the sign at the location is posted on a 4.5 acre vacant field.
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I recently cashed out my 401K and bought a second house with it in WV for $120K, while paying on a primary residence owing $345k in Va.
I am now about to lose my job and will not be able to continue the payments. Can the bank take my paid for house in WV. I did this because of my age (60) and not having a fallback plan and the fear my…
Anyone have any duplexes for sale? Nice area. Not two story. Thanks.
I am looking for someone else who will be moving to TX in the near future and has asked me to check listings. Thanks. Doesn't have to be Hurst. Can be Grapevine, Euless, Keller, NRH, Bedford, Colleyville.…
I am househunting in Riverside and have been approved for 280k by a mortgage company. BUT I know that my
budget will not allow for that large a payment. How do the powers that be decide what can be afforded and is it true that a lot of the cost can be offset by being able to claim the interest on my income…
So many homes have garages that have been converted into living space, and have kitchens and bathrooms put into them illegally. Am I going to have a?
problem with the bank when I try to buy such a house? Is the bank going to require the seller to remove the illegal bathrooms and kitchens? I can't get a straight answer from my realtor or loan…
Tenants want to buy house from the landlord
We really like the house we have been renting for more than four years. Our landlords are a elder couple who are their 90s. We approached them couple of times to see if they would agree to sell their house…
I am on Trulia. I have been for about 3 weeks. I just realized that my folder is only showing me the homes I checked to "follow" .
I also "liked" about 2 dozen homes. How can I view the homes I "liked"? I presumed they would also be in "my homes" folder but there are missing selections. Help please as I am traveling to El Paso in…
Forclosures question
In the cleveland Ohio area, If a property is in the intial LIS status of forclosure, if I`m interested in this property, what should I do in the mean time? and roughly how long does the forclosure process…
what about 3 years BK?
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We're looking to retire in the Melbourne FL area. Prefer a condo or a small, relatively maintenance-free, single family dwelling on a small lot.
We are familiar with the area. Garage preferred. Bare basics, no swimming pool or frills necessary. Contemporary style.
Parents Purchasing Home for struggling daughter
My father owns his home free and clear and is wanting to purchase another home for me. His credit is close to perfect. Can he use the existing home for the down payment for new home. I will make the…
Anyone familiar with Hillssborough rental market?
Is anyone familiar with Hillsborough rental market? I own a 2/3 bedroom townhome I'm thinking of renting out this spring / summer to upgrade into a new home. I'd be interesting in hearing about…
Flooding in Hilsborough area.
Does it flood in hilsborough area ? I am contemplating buying in country classics community of Hilsborough . Should i be concerned. Please advise.
Does anyone know someone who is willing to do a hard money loan at 85%?
Looking to purchase a property that is completed to drywall, no certificate of occupancy, therefore it won't qualify for a 203K loan. Owner asking 299K (going to offer less) and estimates given for completion…
What lending programs are you leaning towards in preparing to buy a home?
Are you using FHA, Conventional, VA, USDA, or something else...........why?
Privare money lenders
I need to find a private money lender who can fund our deals that we currently have on the table. If there is any one ouy there in Santa Rosa, Okalosa or Escambia county we would appreciate if you could…
I'm thinking of buying a home in West Milford, somewhere next to Pinecliff lake. But Trulia users estimate this town - average. Why?
Should I switch to another town? What threatens me there? Other towns in this area are with the grade - excellent (Ringwood, Bloomingdale) What's the difference? I would really appreciate your help.
I need to move from Anaheim Disney land area to Irvine because of my kids want new high school. i already own a home so we need to rent in Irvine.
I need to move from Anaheim Disney land area to Irvine because of my kids want to go new high school i already own a home so we need to rent in Irvine and put my Anaheim home on rent. is there any think…
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