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Property is "Under Contract" or "Pending" ?
Does that mean no one else can place an offer on the property?
How long does a short sale typical take?
We have an offer on a short sale for 3 months now and still have not heard anything we offered listing price so i thought it would go fast how long do they usually take? When should you back out? we have…
Is it possible to offer a cash deal on a home that is in active contigency?
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What is the ground rent and Is it in one of Potnets?
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Cherry Hill Village--Building/Buying
Are there options to build larger homes in Cherry Hill village or are those options gone? I really like the neighborhood but we are looking for something a bit larger than what I am currently seeing built.…
Is it rude to work with more than one real estate agent when looking to buy?
We haven't decided on towns yet (just starting to look at houses in general), and it seems some realtors have better information on certain towns than others. I've done some research about mortgages, so…
Are sellers required to pick up dog poop in the yard before closing?
We plan to close on a home in June. We noticed a lot of dog poop in the yard.
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Good or bad???: mistakes in the size/description
This is my Escrow situation: by public/city records this condo has 1br; by mls~ 2 br; in reality ~ it is 2 br loft! We are in escrow, appraiser inspection is ordered. What comps will he take? Anyone…
What is the status of this property? Some sites show sold others show still for sale.
This property http://www.trulia.com/property/3114069924-146-Southbridge-Ln-Fairfield-CA-94534#photo-1
Lending 2 years after a short sale
More than 2 years after a successful short sale, with 660 scores, we are denied loans because GMAC required that we exceeded 120 days late to qualify for the short sale. GMAC noted "pre-forclosure had…
How significant it is to extend HARP Program for 2 years?
HARP program is about to expire this Dec. 31, 2013 but it was announced to be extended for 2 more years.
How long after a short sale can I purchase (qualify) for FHA loan?
My short sale was finally completed in March of 2010 however the lender forced me to go behind in payments to begin the process. Then the loan got sold twice and I was ignored, lost the buyer and finally…
what is next when getting in escrow?
well i am a first time buyer so how long will it be for they to ask for my closeing cost.what should i know because i heard you going to sign like a milllion papers thats too much to read.plus i need to…
Im currently renting and I own a property that Iam paying taxes on, but needs major renovations before CO. Im tired of rentng, why do I do. ready2buy
It was a family home so, I paid the back taxes to save the property and the deed is in my name. So, Im eligible for the different incentives that is offered from state etc. How do I invest, with no money…
We are a gay couple from singapore.
Looking to buy a landed home in Madison, Connecticut for under usd$30000? Full cash payout. need to be a convenience store, near the expressway.
Is now the time to sell property in Honesdale PA before the oil leases visually ruin the area? Seems most people jumped on the bandwagon and sold off
rights without neighbors knowing. I fear my property values will be going down and this won't be the area people will want to move to.
LOST 450000,hm 2 rentals all beach.30yrs job 100000 yr.marr 30 yrs,bought 5 homes.HH,BEACH, massive stroke! retired 2400 mth disab, 3 forclosures .
no bank ruptsy.CAN I BUY WITH DWN? creative never missed mort pay 30yrs!! million hcred before. -- This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3117600192-3758-Eve-Dr-Jacksonville-FL-32246
We own in Oxnard and would like to move to Cam in two years. We pay $2700 a month in mortgage and are hoping
to buy something in Cam paying a mortgage of $2500...will this be wishful thinking?
Before and after school programs in Yorkville Il.
We are considering moving to yorkville from oswego. However, we are struggling to figure out what to do about before and after school daycare. Any advice would be appreciated.
Why are there no comps for this property?
I've been looking at the comparable property section on many homes in the last couple of days and the listing I'm looking at now doesn't show that section. Why?
I'm looking to buy a house in Albuquerque and I've been told to stay away from the SW side of town due to poor housing quality. Is this accurate?
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What's the cheapest way to refinance from FHA to VA?
I made a home purchase using FHA since I was unable to meet VA occupancy requirements. Now, however, I will be moving back stateside and able to occupy my home personally, which is why I want to refinance…
Why are so many people moving out of North Olmsted?
I have recently seen quite a few homes for sale in North Olmsted and was wondering why would people want to move from such a nice area.
As tenants in a unit of a 3 unit building that has recently been put up for sale, I am interested in buying. Where to start?
My husband and I have lived in an apartment for ~10 years in SF. The building isn't listed until next week or so, but it is up for sale. The price is within, but at the top end of what we can comfortably…
How can I find out about 309 Lincoln Ave South Cherry Hill, NJ --we want to know more more more about?
anything about the area, neighbors, life, convenience, negatives before making offer and does anyone know the ins and outs. We are very curious to know more about how it is to live in that area where people…
Any input about the park palace, garden state park property in cherry hill?
We are planning to buy a property in park palace, garden state park, cherry hill. Townhouses ranging from 380-450 K . The price is on the high end for 2100-2700 sq feet area. Please advice.
Is Brookland Park a high crime area. I notice the houses in this area and Highland Park are dirt cheap. What is the reason why?
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I'm inquiring about a home I saw advirtsed in the Good news.
secluded 10 acres, 4 bed, 2 baths, pond, insulated shop
How can I find out who owns a property?
No one lives in it for over a year now.
Renting a home in Hurst, Euless, Bedford
Is there anyone out there who is willing to help me find a home to rent in the Hurst/Euless/Bedford area? I've called several listing agents and have been unable to get a call back. Thanks.
Looking for CA lender that can lend with the following issues:
* Current CAIVRs claim (HUD rep indicated I fell into exception process (HUD 4155.1 4.A.7.e (Divorce) and I am eligible for an FHA loan) * Low FICO (
My husband and me are looking to buy a property in Lancaster Ca up to 100,000$. Are there available properties?
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Differences between West Windsor, Plainsboro, & East Windsor?
Plainsboro area has excellent schools and may be a good relocation option for us. I see lots of gorgeous homes in East Windsor and Im wondering what the difference is? Are the taxes higher in East Windsor…
How much are the Homeowners dues, and do they allow pets?
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Relocating to Austin. Husband is a pilot we can be as far as 3 hours from the Austin airport but we would prefer to be no more than an hour.
We are looking for a home minimum 4bed 2 bath 2,800 square foot home on at least 2 acres. We would like to be nestled in the woods near water. I love to garden and raise chickens. I am relocating from…
Relocating to Atlanta
Family relocating to Atlanta. The areas I was looking at was college park, cascades and Decatur. I hear good things about Decatur but hear negative things about college park but they have nice homes. We…
I am in a spot I need to move within a month. I need to get a mortgage fast have bad credit. Is there anybody out there that can help me.?
Family problems my brother is kicking me and my family out of my dad's home. He has even gone as far as going to court. We are trying to raise our credit score, but don't have any more time. Where can…
I was wondering who the builders were if I am right I believe they are the same builders of my home not far in the Visage area
The homes in the Visage division are have same problems as mentioned about Northgate Tiara
I'm looking at this house and I need more information about it?
6504 Diamond Hitch Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80923 5 bed / 3 full bath 2,613 sqft Single-Family Home
Is anyone familiar w/ the Rancho Estates area? Frank Sinatra & DaVall. Is it a good overall location?
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Good Faith Deposit Refund
We recenltly put a contract in on a house in Balitmore. When we had the inspection, we took the results and asked the sellers to fix certain items. The sellers refused. Because of this, we withdrew…
Beech Mountain... safety ? I see larcenies and B&E's listed ...is this correct ? I would love to buy up there ON the mountain. your thoughts ?
Considering buying on the mountain. Full time residence. can anyone elaborate for me about lifestyle, other residents attitudes and jobs and average age. Also, the heating costs for the average resident.…
Potential Impact of Planned Roadway through Complex on Home Prices.
Hello all. I'm an investor and am considering the purchase of a townhouse in the Walnut Creek complex (Area 1-4). The price is competitive but the listing states "Planned Mallard Creek Widening. Planned…
What if you offer more for a short sale home than the appraisal comes in as? Unfortunately, we trusted our agents?
What if you offer more for a short sale home than the appraisal comes in as? Unfortunately, we trusted our agents recommend offer without an appraisal contingency which she also recommended. After research,…
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