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When is it a good time to speak to a lender?
My lease is up in April 2014 and I have been working on my credit and its been on a positive up swing. If any one has any one they would like to refer me to that would be great.
Who is the "go to" for answering zoning questions?
Realtors that are knowledgeable will be able to give you an overview, but Charleston County Planning and Zoning will be able to give you the correct answers.
How would a mortgage lender view this?
Suppose I buy a home that is currently occupied by a renter. I would plan to move into the home perhaps 6-7 months after I purchase it, allowing the renter to stay for most of that time. Once I move…
What do I need to look for when purchasing a condo in Hawaii? It seems like a lot of the buildings are older.
What about special assessment fees? Maintenance fees increasing since the building is old. Is is best to try find a newer building?
Is 2300 SQFT house in Castello (Dublin) community worth 850K?
We have been looking for a SFH in Dublin - San Ramon area for the last 6 months. Now, we are at the top of waiting list in Castello and are offered a 2300 SQFT home for 850K. The prices have gone up by…
If looked for a house with a buyers agent last fall, was unsuccessful, and now wish to choose a new agent...
what obligations do I have to the first agent (with standard written agreement, ending Oct 15, 2008)? What if I decide I can't find a house this spring, and wish to purchase one I saw last year. Which…
Want to get a loan under NAFTA visa
We are considering to buy a house at College Station or Brazos County. What we need to know is all about loans and down payments, which rules applies for non migrants with work permit visa. This information…
Hi All, Can someone pls advise me on what Kelly Moore interior colors will work on a single family home?
I have seen some really lovely homes listed and wld appreciate some response and guidance from listing agents on which colors they choose for the interior walls. We like some called "Sea of Sand",…
Evergreen (zip code 95135) versus Almaden (zip code 95120)
I am looking at two single-family houses - similar in living area with Evergreen one having a bigger lot. Both have good schools, with Almaden having better schools. Is there any difference in the…
the Fernridge Drive Summercreek doad townhomes
im seriously considering the townhomes on fernridge dr and summercreek rd, i would be moving from ny and would like to know what the neighborhood is like especially the crime rate there
Can I get a conventional home loan if I already have a V.A. loan?
I currently live in a house that I bought with a V.A. loan. My wife and I are wanting to possibly rent out this house and build a new one using a conventional loan. Is this possible? Our debt to income…
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Can I walk away from a land contract as buyer without legal or credit ramifications?
Nearing end of 5 year land contract as buyer. Recent appraisal has home loss of value of 21% over when entered contract. In order to finance with bank will need to come up with another 20% to pay off…
Does anyone know about how to get an Equity Line of credit for investment properties?
Hi. I own a few 1 bedroom apartments free and clear and just wanted some information if any mortgage brokers still offer Equity Lines of credit for investment properties. I called a few banks but they…
Time limit for return of Earnest Money!
My wife and I recently terminated our agreement to build a new home. We were not in default and have been told that we would be receiving ALL of our earnest money back. The builder is saying that it will…
Harlan Ranch - Rivage Cypress - Is 350K too much?
I noticed that there are several foreclosures in Harlan Ranch. The comps have really fallen in the last 3 months. Is 350K too much for a Rivage Cypress (2500 sq ft, 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car garage)?
Our family will be moving to Clovis in the next month or two and we are looking to buy a larger home with
acreage (upto 5). Over the last couple of months it appears the Clovis area will become the new commuter town if you will. Could I please ask what price you would consider reasonable for a 5 bed 4 bath…
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