Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 810

Any Real Estate agents out there willing to work with VA Loans??
Already Pre-Approved for $165k. Looking for a single family in the Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines area.
Agency relationship
Hi, I am wondering if the buyer and seller can use the same agent? And if it is against the law in California
Neighborhoods in Atlanta
I am an out of state investor exploring rental properties in Atlanta. I would like to get feedback on what areas are safe good neighborhoods where I can purchase cash flow properties within 150K. I prefer…
I am thinking about buying a home that would need an addition, it is a small home at 1160 sqft. How much would it cost to add a second floor?
2nd floor to include 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. My husband could do a lot of the work (hanging drywall, floors, the complete bathroom including plumbing). Home is in Doylestown.
buying a home in Pocono Pines, Monroe County, PA and value is half what it was when taxes were set. What is process to get adjusted tax rate?
The home was built in 2003 and taxes are double what an more expensive home is built in 80s.
which government office or builder association could provide me with information related to available lot waterfront at Carobeth Lake ,Thank you
I have seen some available lots waterfront using Google earth link at the Carobeth lake in Tobyhanna PA , if you could to provide with the link to search such availability ,your efforts shall be highly…
Busco una casa con estacionamiento con las 3 B 1-646-221-7973
looking inexpensive house 1-646-221-7973 Orlando
Is it possible to purchase a 1500 sq. ft.(min 3 bed, 2 Ba) home in Santa Clara County for less than $325K in a good neighborhood with good schools?
I was recently qualified for $275K but I have $25K that I can put down bringing me to $300K. I would like to find a home ASAP( >2mos). I have been looking and have found a few homes on my own in my…
Hi all, we are in the final days of a HAFA short sale in Miami for a condo (closing deadline is this Friday). I spoke to my loan broker yesterday ..
and apparently the underwriter doesn't like the condo questionnaire that the association returns (reserves are too low supposedly). The loan broker is is trying to figure out a way around the issue…
Can I use my VA mortgage to purchase a short sale home or foreclosure? My real estate agent keeps telling me no but other people are telling me yes.
Ive already been preapproved. The real estate agent will only show me houses for sale by the home owners, in areas I don't want to move to when I see a lot of houses for sale in the area I do want…
Pros & cons of property at 261 S Catalina ave, Pasadena 91106? Price recently went down to $579k. Public facts show 2 bedrooms but remodeled...
To almost 3 bedrooms (the one upstairs looks more like a loft- with 1/2 bath and no door). Looks like it's in a good neighborhood but Is it in good school district? It has stayed in market for more than…
Can I get an exception on the owner occupied requirement?
I have created quite the predicament for myself and I would like to get people's thoughts on what I should do. Timeline of events: 5/2010 - bought house and received $8,000 first time home buyer…
credit score is 520-550 i have $100,000 to put down on a apartment complex for $190,000.
what r the odds of getting financed for the other $90,000
Does it make sense to buy a property with big lot and sell the lot eventually?
I am a first time home buyer, we are looking for a 'square' between Prospect, s blaney ave, El Camino, Saratoga. There are very few houses for sale here that too very old one. Here are my questions- -vdoes…
In Mission Bay, there is a special assessment for property tax....called "Mello Roos". It is about $2K per year!!! Really?
This is apparently a special tax for City of San Francisco CFD #6 used for Mission Bay South Public Improvements. Will it be there every year?
Are there any homes with seller financing for sale near Appleton, Wi.?
We are looking for a house near the Neenah or Appleton area that is offering either owner finance or a land contract.
How can get information on clear up our credit so that we can pre-qualify for a first time buyers loan.?
I my wife are students, and I start grad school to get my Master's in Architecture. I am disabled on SSI and my wife works and we have been married going on 2 years. What is the best way to clear up…
Why are the homes on Eola Drive so cheap?
We drove past them today looking for for sale signs and taking notes. The view those houses have on the ridge today was amazing. It was like being in an airplane except it as just their front yard of clouds.…
I encouraged my mother to buy her first home, since it's a buyer's market. A friend of mine introduced me to her neighbor, who's a
real estate agent. I introduced her to my mom to get information, i.e.; will she get approved on her own. Well, the agent was so eager, she immediately started getting my mom's paper work ready to…
What is an estimate of property tax and insurance for a $300k house in Santa Clara County?
Hi, I'm considering buying a $300k house/condo/townhome outright in Santa Clara County. Just trying to estimate the property tax and homeowners insurance I'll be expected to pay, for budgeting…
Investement Property...
Which would be a better city to purchase a investment property. Mountain House, Brentwood, Tracy or Lathrop? Up to 400k other cities and locations are welcome...Thanks..
Home inspection states that the roof is major concern. Realtor said I can not ask for repair or money, since not leaking currently.
Inspector said roof showed signs of curling, cracking, and aging. We made a fair offer on the house and I think we should be able to at least ask for some sort of a partial credit.
how can I find out if the house I have been renting is now in forclosure?
The owner of the home my family and I have been living in for over a year showed up with a notice to vacate the property by August 27, 2012. Today the neighbor states that there was someone in a white…
Attorney says waiting for portions of title report
Contract signed Jul 6. On Aug13th loan processor said underwriter approved the loan, wanted closing date. My attorney tells me he's still waiting for some portions of the title report. Does LI title search…
We will be in Las Vegas on Sept 7th and would like to look at both resale and rental houses in the Del Webb community of Aliante. Who can help us?
We intend to look at one Sun City community each day that week so date is flexible. As stated in my other request, we are looking for a rental of 1100 sf or more for about 6 months we intend to buy…
Is there a good source of home sales recorded in California for the year 2007?
I found this website for California by county and city. I would like this same level of information without paying $100 for a copy of the back issue. http://www.dqnews.com/Charts/Annual-Charts/CA-Ci…
Looking to purchase a 2/2 condo in Normandy Isles/Miami Bch; question -single member LLC vs title in my name)
since I'll be working in both San Francisco and remotely at times in Miami Beach. I'll be having a family member live in one bedroom after purchase. I'm wondering if it's best to buy under a single member…
is 8204 San Carlos Drive San Diego, CA 92119 too far of a drive from 3915 Sacramento Drive, La Mesa CA 91941?
i just wanted to know if i would be driving too far back and forth everyday
Changing Real Estate Agent
We believe our agent is not acting in our best interest. Despite our budget being 400 K; she insists it is hard to get a 2bedroom/basement or a 3 bedroom house in edison (construction after 1985); which…
Would like a second home to eventually retire to around the SO-CAL area, where are the best deals?
Budget 800K-1M. Would like atleast 1/2 acre and an amazing view. Would like to be within a half hours drive to the coast. The warmer the better! We will still be in our mid to late 40's when we…
Looking To Retire in Sevier County
We are looking for a second home within a close distance to the Dollywood area. Want to avoid mountain driving and would like any thoughts as to the area we are considering - Seymour, Tn. and Sevierville.…
I put in an offer on an approved short sale with Wells Fargo Bank. Was told that my offer was a back up offer and wouldnt be presented to the bank
until the first offered had a decision on it. Is this standard. Not getting much help from the agent.
im 60 from mich lookin to retire
any time now can ya sugest a place spring hill looks good? cost?sink holes ECT?
First Time Home Buyer
Hi I was wondering what programs are available for first time home buyers I wanted to buy in Temecula or Murrieta Also I was wondering if it's worth getting an FHA or save for the 20 percent down how…
Loan Approval Process
I ("buyer") is under contract with the seller. We removed the property contingency last week and are currently going through the loan approval process. My loan officer and realtor are saying that to accelerate…
Best House Direction
I liked one house that is facing towards South-East and backyard is North-West. So would that be ideal w.r.t Sunlight and Air. Your answers would be appreciated.
Short Sale BOA Way tooo long
My husband and I are are smack dab in the middle of buying a Short Sale.>The Sellers mortgage is thru Bank of america. We placed our offer on 04/01/12..The BPO was done over 2 weeks ago and we still have…
Eastlake Chula Vista condos for rental property investments?
I would like to get Realtors & property managers opinions on Eastlake Chula Vista for condo rental investment for long term buy & hold. I know the hoa's and mello roos are expensive, but sometimes they…
My husband and I currently own our home and are in the process of buying a second home. When we started the loan process, we went with FHA. The bank
new we owned our first house and we were interested in buying first then selling. Yesterday (2 days before the end date of our purchase agreement) our loan finally came out of underwriting. The condition…
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