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I am looking into a home in the 46637 area code. House currently has well/septic, what about city water?
I am looking into a house that is in the 46637 area code that currently has well/septic but was wondering if a house could potentially have that removed and add in city water / sewage? I believe that other…
LOOKING FOR A 2ND HOME IN THE POCONOS LOCATION , LOOKING FOR A COMMUNITY FILLED WITH ACTIVITIES. ANY ADVICE?
LOOKING FOR A SECOND HOME WITH MAYBE THE OPTIONS TO RENT OR JUST VACATION. WOULD LIKE A COMMUNITY WITH A INDOOR POOL FOR THE WINTERS AND A REC CENTER. NICE LAKES FOR SWIMMING AND BOATING. WOULD LIKE…
Seeking the advice of someone knowledgeable about PHFA home loan programs
I am currently renting but ideally would like to own my own home. Here is my situation, I am working on rebuilding my credit, right now it is considered fair. My lease is up in 5 months so would be looking…
Can I lease a foreclosed property?
Fannie Mae foreclosed home that I want to Lease To Own, then turn around and purchase once our slow credit history is corrected. 12 months is all we need. Credit scores good, debt to income ratio is awesome,…
Buying a home - who helps the buyer? My agent isn't guiding us..AT ALL
We are a bit lost. First time home buyers. It's a short sale. It's so confusing - but so far, our agent has been much help. We need to make a counter offer but there is so much info out there and so much…
Which school district in NJ is the best for Aspergers students with social challenges?
Would appreciate any input from parents of Aspergers kids about their experience. Please help. Btw, we want a neighborhood with a good mix of races. We are asian americans.
how low can be your offer on a buyers market?
A house price at $329,000 as asking price. Extremely TLC
Home in Rocky Face GA/Westside area FOR SALE BY OWNER
Is anyone looking to buy a great home in this area that's priced right? I have a home for sale in this are. 4 bd/2bth, 2150 sft including full finished basement. 2 car garage, paved driveway and nice level…
is there any houses for sale with no or barly any work done to it for sale between 50 and 55,000 around this area?
email is dolphinluv3r@yahoo.com Thank you....looking for atlwast 3 bedrooms hoping for 4. need a garage and hoping for a basement.
2275 sidgefield lane, upper st clair
I am interested in buying that property. There is a contigent offer, I am a cash buyer, looking for a home for my family. djbrooks2@aol.com or 412 221-9361 Thank You dj
How close to beach and boards and is the owner willing to come down on price a little?
Definately needs work in and out i'll say. What about the roof and water heater? Also any heat for cold nights?
What percentage markup should I expect from contractors?
I've read that the rule of thumb for overall pricing on any material is based on a 50% markup on materials. A consultant (who works as a GC - vested interest?) told me that I should expect a 66-75%…
Shadow Inventory
Any body have any insight into at what rate properties will be released into the market. Rentals are booming this season, helping cash flow but are mortgages being satisfied, and will the original buyers…
Purchase money owned home is converted to rental and foreclose consequences.
My friend had bought his first House with purchase money loan - primary loan $580000 and Home equity loan $50000 in 2005 as purchase loan. He lived there for 5 years. Then he bought 2nd house and moved…
the home located at 249 n Glenroy in bel air california. Is this a safe neighbor hood?
the property located at 249 n Glenroy in bel air california. Is this a safe neighbor hood
If seller can't meet the closing date, what is the penalty to the seller? I don't see anything on the purchase contract.
I am buying in a city that requires city inspection before I can get the certificate of occupance. The seller has signed the addendum that he will correct everything and get final approval from the city…
I work at Google MountainView and am looking for a home in Sunnyvale/SantaClara/RiverMarkArea considering the commute and good schools, btwn 500k-650k
Single Family Res. would be the best, but even town homes are ok. Does anybody have any great pointers??
Should I tell my agent the highest down payment that I can afford??
What are the pros and cons to being honest or low-balling my ceiling cap?
My buyer's purchase contract expired without a request for extension. All contigencies had been removed. Am I obligated to sell without an?
extension? Further, the buyer has threatened to sue me to preform. Today, I received a letter from their attorney - this after I agreed to refund their entire deposit! We both were represented by Realtors.…
Do I have to use a "Buying" Agent when purchasing a home?
This was a very popular question in other cities and I am curious what the folks in Houston think about this topic. Please share your expertise! When shopping for a home, I've contacted a few listings…
If I'm thinking about buying in SoMa, what are some downsides?
Is there risk that the tech bubble will burst and cause pricing in SoMa to fall?
Considering to buy a short sale house, can I rent it to current tenants or owners of the house after the short sale is complete?
I stay in California and have 6 months on my lease. I would like to buy a home through short sale. This house has tenants who may have some agreement with the current owner. I expect the short sale to…
Binder agreement sample
Folks Can someone share a sample binder agreement with me or point me to a link? My broker just shared one with me but all it has is an offer to purchase and included appliances. It also indicates binder…
short sale counter offer.
I bid on a property that is in short sale 3 months ago. My offer was accepted at $20k less than the asking price. Nationstar counter offered me at the original list price. The area comps are $10k-15k…
Road noise affecting house price
We are looking to purchase a townhome which is located right next to the road (near 202 Redmond way) and the speed limit is ~40Mph. My concern is that the house is listed at the same price compared to…
you have the wrong home listed with my address. please correct your photo. the photo you associated with my home information is for 3507 Glenwood.
you have the wrong home listed with my address. please correct your photo. the photo you associated with my home information is for 3507 Glenwood. This means you are giving out incorrect information.…
I would like to reach out to any realtor that might have a seller willing to do a lease purchase for 1 year in Brandermill.
Price up to $200,000 with 20% down. We do not have bad credit just have never had built any due to purchasing w/cash. Would like to build some during year of lease. Would like to be in Clover Hill High…
Typical wait/rebuild credit period after a short sale?
Wondering when I will be able to qualify for a loan.
Getting discount for condo at Madrone by Bosa in Mission Bay, San Francisco
How common is it for a Buyer’s Agent to offer half of his own commission as a rebate to clients? Since his commission is 3%, that means I’ll get 1.5% back to me after the sale goes through.…
Bridgewater Townhouses 3 bed 2 bath with pool and patio for less than than $325K
Relocating family from Long Island to NJ in early spring and are looking for nice townhouse communities that fit these parameters. We are touring the area this Sunday 7/22. We have 2 young boys 4-7,…
Want to visit home while waiting for closing date.
I have found a home that I liked, offer has been accepted, have a closing date, have done inspection, and now I waiting on the under writers to get back to my mortgage broker. In the mean time, is it possible…
Walking away from short sale negotiations?
We are currently in negotiations with the bank on a short sale. They countered and then we submitted a counter of our own. We kept looking at other homes in the meantime and realized that we could actually…
Need help buying a home in Los Angeles with VA loan.
I want to buy a home using my VA loan but I only want to deal with a lender and agent that has experience in Los Angeles with VA loans. Is there anyone that can help?
Expecting to buy in 6 to 12 months, please recommend neighborhood. Thx!
Hi all, I'm an attorney in NYC and likely will move to LA within a year. Tired of renting, I'm planning buying a home in LA. As strange as it sounds, I've never been to LA (the move is more career…
I was told by a realtor if I wanted to buy a $90,000 home in Henderson I would shave to put around $14,000 down. Is this true?
I would like to sell my home I have now in IN and move to Henderson but after being told I needed @ least $14,000 just to put down, I am starting to reconsider. Could someone please help me?
property 12495 W. 77th drive arvada co listed with you as rental is a SCAM
this house is for sale, not rent, and the person who is talking with us via email is claiming to be owner and is NOT.....concerned that you don't check your listings better than this????? I won't…
Can you bid on two houses at the same time?
I've been looking for a home to purchase since March. Each time I find something I'm interested in and make a bid, someone else gets it. I'm bidding the full asking amount and sometimes a little bit…
Should I build if I have a specific plan in mind ?
I want to know if it ends up being cheaper having a home built vs. buying an already build one. I am asking because I have a specific plan in mind. I did some internet research on the topic and found that…
Can you change agents once you've placed an offer with them on a short sale?
The agent we have has not bothered to call is in over a month. She doesn't answer whenever we call. She wrote the offer for us but then only picked up to tell us we couldn't buy it because somebody…
Are there any reputable lenders that will approve a home loan with credit scores that range from 633-626? Not eligible for FHA.
I am buying a second home, due to my first home not being an adequate size for my family. A few months ago Wells Fargo said they could do a conventional loan with a 620. However the requirements have changed.…
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