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What colour furniture would appear best-in a white flat?
I am getting into a brand new flat in two or three weeks, and I am planning to go purchase a group of new furniture. But I am not-too certain regarding what colour furniture (couch, tables, dinette, etc.)…
Are there areas close to town that have about an acre and allow animals?
I am thinking chickens, ducks, pheasants and miniature sheep.
What are the chances that I can win an appeal with the city of Rochester to re-zone my single family house back to a duplex?
The house is a rental unit, and has been unoccupied for almost 2 years due to tenant damage. The Zoning Authority states that I have to file an appeal nad prove hardship to re-zone it to keep it as a…
complain the cheating behavior of a seller agent and house owner
he previous owner built the shed without permission and they did not disclose the status of the shed on their listing. They informed us this issue right after all the contingency period expired and then…
Can you ask a seller to pay full closing costs?
We found a home we like, been on the market well over 100 days and we'd like to have the seller pay full closing costs. We thought we'd come in at their asking or 10k above so they don't…
I want to transfer my property to my living trust in Santa Clara.
I have found Preliminary Change of Ownership Report from county web site but how do I get grant deed. I bought house couple of years ago. Has any one done transfer to trust, can some one please help…
Can a seller up the asking price of a listed property after learning of an incoming offer?
I spoke w/ the seller (neighbor) and advised I would be making a full price cash offer on his home the next day. When I called the seller's agent with my offer, he said the buyer had JUST upped the asking…
Why is the crime rates so high in Hopkinsville? I was thinking of moving there, but now I think I will be looking elsewhere.
I would like to know why this area is SO HIGH in crime. Theft and robbery, drugs and other things? What is going on here? I heard it was a nice place, but the crime rates are outrageous! -- This question…
Should I be concerned that a house has a 2nd story bearing wall offset by a few inches from the 1st story bearing wall?
There are visible pillars sticking out in the hall of the 2nd story, they are there to transfer the load a few inches. Is this likely due to an error in construction? Should I have a structural engineer…
I would like to know whether 2263 Sun Glory Ln, San Jose has inside laundry and air conditioning. Also the HOA policy on pets. Thanks.
-- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3122186195-2263-Sun-Glory-Ln-San-Jose-CA-95124
Looking to buy a house in El Monte, CA. Listing agent wishes to waive city inspection. How does this affect me as a buyer?
I was under the impression that El Monte, CA requires city inspection, is this true? If so, how can the seller waive the city inspection if in fact it is required by the city? What does this mean? Need…
who is responsible for dryrot repairs when buying a home?
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How will be apples expansion impact cupertino real estate?
Apple disclosed some details of its impact study today. It is adding about 7.5k new jobs. How will the influx of so many people affect Cupertino. Will it still be desirable? Or will it make it real estate…
how do i found out what plots of land come with a property to purchase?
I am looking at a house near a small lake. The sheet the realtor gave me said that it comes with three plots. The realtor didn't mention this to me. When I looked at a plat map two of the plots are lake…
Why do you send listings that have been available for months under New Listings daily?
I wish to cancel my alert as no new listings have come across that have not been available online for days, sometimes for months. The alerts have not done anything for me - please cancel my alert.
What does your answer indicate?
I am sorry but i didnt understand how these "statistics" answered my specific question
My wife and I will be moving to Forest Grove next August for her to pursue her 4 year education at Pacific University. Rent or Buy?
We were wondering if it would be wise for us to buy, rather than rent. Our price range would be around $120,000, with the ability to put 15-20% down. Any advice?
Is it normal for a seller not to counter back an offer?
Put an offer on a house that was about 11k less then asking price asking price was 165, we offered 162 plus closing cost . My loan officer says my closing cost will be around 8k. The refused to counter.…
Looking for an old brick home far off the road on 5-10 acres in Williamson County. Fixer upper is fine, want lots of space, trees, privacy.
I'm having no luck looking through these listings. Agents need to have more keywords in descriptions so I can find what I am looking for. My budget is $700,000, less if fixer upper. Home must be older…
Would you suggest using a realtor to find a rental?
I'm relocating to the Philadelphia area in early October. I'm not having much luck finding places that we like and suit our needs and wedding planning is admittedly taking a good portion of my time as…
Looking into Champion's Club in Trinity Florida. No one seems to want to give opinions. Looks lovely but a
lot of houses for sale. Do children go to the same elementary? Cannot get this info from Pasco school website. Is this a good choice for a family with 4 kids.
Who is liable when mortgage declined after being strung along for almost two months by loan department?
I am stuck in a bind & don't know where to turn on this. My fiancee and I contacted a mortgage loan officer at our bank, Suntrust, in Tampa. We filed an application, and seven weeks later, less…
Need a rental in the next 3 days! Help!
We are desperately looking for a rental for a home west of Grand Rapids (Allendale, Walker, Coopersville, Marne, etc.). We need it very quickly as my husband has just accepted a job and we are moving from…
Down payment or cash for closing?
We have little cash on hand, but will have $40k from the sale of our house to put toward our new house (btwn $250k-$305k.) I'm trying to figure out how to make sure we have enough to cover closing.…
Appraisal was ordered last week in March - when appraiser accepted, stated it would be done by Apr 1st. STILL NOTHING.
Appraisal was ultimately scheduled April 3rd, have yet to receive results and appraisal contingency expires on Monday. How long does an appraiser have to get his act together and send the appraisal to…
LOOKING FOR SELLER FINANCING OR MORTGAGE ASSUMPTION IN FAIRFAX COUNTY
I'm looking for either seller financing or a purchase subject to existing mortgage (take over payments) in Fairfax County for a primary residence for myself. Any condition OK. Money down, perfect credit,…
What did the house at 3259 Compass Dr. sell for?
How long was it up for sale/listed?
Who do I contact about first time home buyers programs?
I am wanting to buy a home for the first time and I was wondering if there are any programs to help me out with closing cost and down payment. I'm new to this and need help please
I love horses and when we retire would like to find a "horse" property to develop & remodel. Is there any property that might fulfill out needs?
I wouldn't mind having a small boarding facility but since we're both over 60 would need some help.
I have heard Florence is an up and growing community. Is it centrally located and what type of entertainment is offered there?
Florence is located at the intersection of I95 and I20 halfway between Miami and New York. Florence continues to bring in new industry and work is in progress to revitalize the downtown. Florence features…
If our family is interested in a short sale property and they are asking within the $92,900 price range but
home needs some repairs/updates what would be a good first offer? Also the home is 1,400 sq ft no parking/garage.
Does anyone know about the Horizon House buildings in Fort Lee. Some apartments have been on the market for a
while and are priced very low, while others are priced much higher. I have been staying away from co-ops but because of the price ranges and location, I'm starting to wonder if I should consider it.…
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