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Can 40927 FM 1459 actually be sold ?
Repossessed home with hostile former owner blocking sale with denied access, intimidation, threats and innuendo. Gate may be locked - overtly prohibiting access in violation of right to access laws.…
Home buying with a loan for primary residence vs investment property
please chime in how things will work out in this scenario. At the time of buying a home, the buyer intent is to use it as primary residence and applies for a loan with better interest rate as it is…
Blanket Mortgages
My new wife and I own 3 homes. 2 of them have mortgages. One we own out-right. We were thinking we could reduce our monthly payment by getting a blanket mortgage against all three so we only have to pay…
IS THE INTREST RATE GOING UP ON HOMES?
IS THE INTREST RATE GOING UP ON A HOMES NOW ?
Wondering where the best areas are in Texas to invest
Hello all, So we are 3 new investors from Canada looking to purchase multifamily homes in Atlanta and Texas. We have taken many valuable seminars, have read a ton of books and are now ready to start investing…
What are the steps to cooping a building?
I'm wondering what the steps are, and how much more difficult it would be to get a mortgage (and how much worse the rates would be). Also, what are the legal hurdles? Are certain types of buildings…
I AM BUYING AN INVESTMENT HOME BETWEEN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY TO RENT OUT. MY RANGE IS 100K - 150K. I PLAN ON NEGOTIATING TO A RANGE FROM 55K TO 75K
IF MY RANGE IS 55K TO 75K CAN I PUT 1000.00 DOWN AS A DOWN PAYMENT AND WHAT WOULD MY CLOSING COST BE?
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS PROGRAMS
ARE THERE ANY FIRST TIME HOME BUYER PROGRAMS IN PHILADELPHIA OR GRANTS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS ? PLEASE LIST NAMES AND NUMBERS IF POSSIBLE .
We are looking to convert a bedroom into a master bath. We still have enough room to keep the home a 3 bed 3 bath, Will our home lose value?
We are buying 3 bed 3 bathroom split level ranch with walkout basement (unfinished), and two tier deck. We are taking the bedroom adjacent to the master and making it a master bathroom. The former master…
219 State Route 115, has anyone seen this property? Would like infor on the land i.e. wetland, buildable, etc and the house and needed repairs.
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Do you see the price reduction trend go on in 84092?
I am a potential buyer in Sandy area, particularly in 84092. I have noticed the price reduction a lot in June and July. Will this trend continue? Or we have reached the bottom of the house price in Sandy?
Anyone heard about American Standard On-Line?
A Client asked about them: There are many, many complaints on line,
Is it easier or harder to help buyers find their home now that they can search the internet themselves?
My thoughts are that they get information over load a bit. I get a lot of "well what about this one or that one?" And then when I pull up the listing, there is something about the house that…
Short Sale going into month #8. Anyone see any red flags here?
First offer 3/24/2012. BPO done. Bank wanted more. Offered $10K more on 5/5. Bank verbally agreed. New BPO on 9/12. Bank wanted more. Offered another $10K. Bank verbally agreed. No written approval…
Looking at home with 1.5 in gap between poured basement wall and basement slab. The house was built in 1996 and I am not sure what this is.
Is this normal for a home in GA in Alpharetta area? (new to state) Are french drains or floating basement slabs normal here? Also, there is no sump pump.
Looking for a Foreclosure Specialist to work with.
Will need access to MLS or for you to supply data, comps and listings.
Hi Michael I noticed your answer, OwnerWiz is a Co. that helps people with no so perfect credit get into a home.
they provide a service of lease -purchase. They Gave me the Trulia web site and told me to search a for a home. What they do is buy the home I am interested in owning and I lease from them until my credit…
First time home buyer
Excellent credt, stable work history, low credit card debt. Can I get a mortgage loan with as little as 2% down? Are there any lending programs that help with down payments or is it not worth the trouble?
How can I find a good mortgage loan for first home purchase?
Our future home in Paramus is 900K and we are looking to borrow 650K to 625K, depending on what rate we can get. What's the best way to find a good loan officer? We heard from other people that people…
How do do i upload pictures to this site?
We have updated the outside of the house and would like to get new pictures.
Conventional Loans
I am trying to make an offer on a house that has some structural issues. I have a conventional loan through Capitol Federal. The buyers agent for the property insists that I need an FHA203K loan due to…
Can I use this unit to rent out to vacationers?
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Homes at Hope Lane questions
I see these homes are advertised as affordable housing. Are there income limits to purchase a home there? Also, is this development currently under construction? -- This question was asked from this property:…
i am trying to get loan to purchase home. Low credit score. Is there anyone tha t would take the chance?
i am trying to get loan to purchase home. 30 yr fixed if it can be done. Low credit score.
Temecula, CA area: I need a good home inspector.
If you know one, please post their information! Thanks!
I have been trying to get information about a house but never get a response from the agent! Why is this so?
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question about buying a plot of land
If I buy a piece of land in Houston, will the plot of land be taxed? What can I do on the land? Can I change it into a field and grow vegetables and other foods such as maize and potatoes? If there are…
How can I find out if a business is legit? Particularly a sales group that offers rent-to-own homes.
I checked BBB & internet and nothing listed. Tthey say theyve been in business since 1999 I find this to be odd.
What kind of rate would I get if I put under 2K down on a $450K home?
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why are all taxes from 2009?
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Help with a fair price offer on a home in Westminster.
How are home prices in Westminster these days? I am interested in a house in Westminster that has a listing price of $425,000. It is listed at least $50,000 more than the houses around the neighborhood,…
I am the seller in a short sale, and I am being asked by the bank, as part of a stipuation in the deal to pay $5000 cash at closing,
Stipulation guarantees that the bank will waive any deficiency balance, the credit bureau will be told "account paid in full with less than full balance". This was just sprung on me at the last minute…
If a bank reverses their counter offer on a short sale house appraised for less what are my chances that I will finally get the house.
This is a short sale purchase in Bellmore NY and we got a commitment and we are waiting for the seller's bank to approve the offer. They countered by 100K more then what the house is appraised for.…
I offered the seller a price and its being agreed, (the agent had me signed the sales agreement much earlier)
Kindly enlighten me on the various step to be taken from here onwards. Thank you so much for your attention and time : )
Can they make corrections on our paper work after closing on our house?
We bought a house 2 months ago, we put down 3000 dollers of earnest money. Our paper work was mailed to us prior to closing. We saw that it showed us only getting 270 back and not the 3000. So we asked…
ADENDEM in regards to the deck being in the listing then the builder says no deck. I only have a few lines available to use.
I have signed a contract for this house. it is a new build. the builder couldn;t suppy us a spec sheet and we were told by his agent to use trulia, zillow or kellam real estate for what was included.…
I'm planning to retire to Las Vegas in about 5 years, When should I begin looking for a house to buy?
I'm retiring in about 4 or 5 years, should I begin looking now or wait? I'll have about 400K available.
How can I find out what house sold for at auction?
I was interested in 224 CODRINGTON DR, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308. The house was listed for $499k then dropped to $475k . I called agent to ask about it and was told it just sold at auction. How can…
Buying and negotiating a house..
I made an offer to buy a house and when the offer was accepted seller told me he will not spend anything on repair, which we accepted now, the cost for repair 2 % cost of the house, is this normal, Sometime…
Can my sister be a non-occupent cosigner on my FHA loan if she has no FICO score?
She has no credit history. She works full time and has been at her job for over 2 years. My FICO is well within FHA guidelines so i only need her to meet Debt-to-Income ratio requirements. My husband…
How many months of FHA reserves do I need?
I currently own one piece of property and want to purchase another using FHA. Does anyone know how many months of "reserves" I need on the 1st property? I've heard everything from 2 to…
Can anyone recommend a real estate attorney in Tulsa, OK?
I signed a contract and paid earnest money in March. Now, six months later, nothing has been done. I'd like to get my deposit back and terminate the contract.
How far behind is the RD office right now?
Trying to found out if we will be able to close in time. Wondering how long it will take once it comes out of my mortage office's underwritting and goes to the RD office for approval. My MO has give…
We are planning to buy a new house but we are upside down with our current home. Is there any way we can purchase a new house?
We already pre-approve (FHA) and was told by the loan officer that we can make an offer for a new house but we need to sell the current house Because we cannot be approve on 2 (FHA) loans. Can we rollover…
I'd like to make an offer on 10275 state Hwy 104, Tucumcari N M ,,Who do I contack ?? Jack At "loosecannonusmc@yahoo.com"
thanks,,,,,,JLC I have been out to Tucumcari an looked at and, am familiar with MLS # 703898,,,Jack Cannon,, Ph 505-384-5100,,,,,,,I would like to make an offer ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,…
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