Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 859

can i get a mortgage when i am working abroad?
I am a Green Card holder who worked in LA for 2 years, started a job in New Zealand 3 month ago. Can I get a mortgage in USA to buy a house?
Hi,I am looking at a new to be built in Mount laurel,NJ.What % of the asking price should I offer for my offer?
The land was there without any activity but the seller has told me that they have sold all the remaining homes.Also is there a way to find out the prices that the other homes went for as they are to be…
rent to own interest
My husband and I are interested in getting more information on home buying options. We are considering rent to own as credit not great but trying to rebuild. Looking to get Realtor advice as well as assistance…
Rural development
What are the name of subdivisions or neighborhoods that qualify for rural development loan in Shreveport, greenwood, or keithville
Where to buy in Las Vegas?
We are looking to move out to Vegas. However, we do want at least a 4 bed/3 bath. It must have good schools and the most we want to spend is around $250k. What areas would you recommend? Thanks!
Are there any other HOA fees or insurance needed when living on the water in Deep Water Dock in Discovery Bay?
The HOA's I have seen on listings are very low (i.e. 80 annually). When I mentioned the area to my co-workers they said that HOA's are very high. I don't know if they're mistaken (as…
Problem financing a duplex that also has a small cottage on the property. What to do?
My son, his wife, my husband and I found a perfect property but are being told financing will be a problem. The home is a duplex but the problem is that there is a small cottage on the property also (1…
My lock-in rate for a new home purchased has expired
What are my options? The lender did not charge a lock-in rate. Can I lock in at a lower rate? If so, will I have to complete a new mortgage application?
Im ready to make an offer, however seller has permenantly closed the access to the attic,
they put sheet rock and even put a high hats, permenantly closed, seller said, we have to buy it as it is, seller is not ready to open it for us to do the inspection, I dont know what to do, dont know…
I am Canadian and have recently looked at investment real estate in the Ahwatukee area. I am looking for
feedback on the deep southeast tip of Ahwatukee. Any comments on potential growth, rentability and cashflow? I am hoping to invest 250K-350K and have an someone property manage it for me. Help!!!!
How can I get a complete picture of taxes involved with owning a home in a specific county?
I am looking around the Bellbrook, Fairborn, Centerville, or similar areas. How can I find the lowest possible tax rates for owning a home in one of these areas?
Quality of Ryan Homes in Richmond, VA?
There is so much internet buzz with words of caution about the workmanship/construction of Ryan Homes? Has Ryan gotten better in what they build? The location we are looking at is Glenside Woods.
I am considering purchasing a home in Manayunk, PA. owner added a bathroom himself without permits. What is my liability? What should i do?
3rd floor conversion from a large bedroom, to a small bedroom and a half bath, just sink and toilet. no structural walls but plumbing and some electrical i think.
I'm a South Indian (Tamil speaking ). My wife works in Summit and I work in mid town (New York).
I'm a South Indian (Tamil speaking ). My wife works in Summit and I work in mid town (New York). My kid will be going to elementary school by next year. I want to buy and settle down in that area and…
Is it typical for Real Estate agents to shy away from showing REO properties? Is it a commission issue, ethics issue, or the extra work involved?
I met with a Real Estate agent and the minute I mentioned non conventional sales the entire tone/level of interest changed. I'm wondering if this is something that I am going to run into a lot when…
LATE PAYMENTS ON MEDICAL BILLS RUINED MY CREDIT.
my credit score is just recently shaping up. i had a lot of medical debts over the last 5 years that i just paid off recently. My credit score now is 648. I make around 70,000 a year,before taxes. I'm…
What are recommended subdivisions to buy a house in Doylestown ?
My family and I moved to PA a short while ago, and are looking into buying a house. We really liked the Doylestown area for its charm and quality of schools; and thus are seriously considering it. We are…
Listing agent not cooperating
I went to see a home before I had an agent and the sellers agent attempted to get me to sign a buyers agreement where he would act as my agent and another person from the firm would represent the sellers.…
What is the average pricing for homeowners insurance for a multi-unit (2 flat) in Rogers Park 60626?
I'm a 1st time homebuyer & want more info as to what to look for in an insurance company. What should all be included in the quote? I looked for reviews with the agents I am currently working…
At my job I'm always up for contract renewal three times a year. Because of this, lenders don't want to count my income towards a
mortgage loan I'm not really such a risky prospect as I work in a growth field, have contracts with multiple employers at once and am actually having to turn down contracts because I have too many…
Please, explain me what is a special assessments mean: Antioch A.D.27R?
Hello, I'd like to buy the property in Antioch. The property tax fof that house included: Antioch A.D.27R. What is that special tax included? Thanks
Centreville or Ashburn?
Hi, I am planning to buy a townhouse. I live with my family (my wife, a kid and my parents). I looked at few places and finally found that I can buy something in Centreville (west Fairfax) or Ashburn,…
Looking for a investment buyer agent
Hello, Anyone have a buyer's agent that reviews listings daily and works with investors? I'm currently looking in Northwest Glendale areas for an investment property $120-140K (above Union…
looking to buy older triplex in the vicinity of rio grande and pacific.i don't want to rent year round.do you think this spot is good for summer?
rent its 2 three bedrooms and on1 two bedroom.no off street parking..assuming i get this in good condition,do you think i could make money at this location?i need $20,000 a year to break even.is the market…
Looking for a rent to own or owner financing house in Longmeadow MA.
I am looking for a rent to own or owner financing houses in longmeadow MA. I have a condo and put it on market but didn't work out well so rented it and it is hard for me get a 2nd mortgage. If anyone…
Looking for a rent to own or owner financing house in longmeadow MA.
I am looking for a rent to own or owner financing houses in longmeadow MA. I have a condo and put it on market but didn't work out well so rented it and it is hard for me get a 2nd mortgage. If anyone…
Rent to own Or owner financing house int-charles longmeadow MA
I am looking for a rent to own or owner financing houses in longmeadow MA. I have a condo and put it on market but didn't work out well so rented it and it is hard for me get a 2nd mortgage. If anyone…
Rent to own or owner financing
I am looking for a rent to own or owner financing houses in longmeadow MA. I have a condo and put it on market but didn't work out well so rented it and it is hard for me get a 2nd mortgage. If anyone…
i'm buying a house that's being remodeled. we're n contract & have it on escrow.
the list price 63,000. we're buying for 95,000. seller is fixing enterior/exterior (trim, paint, replacing some shingles)& providing appliances, no w/d. it turns out the roof needs to be replaced.…
what is the air quality in the Leland area?
The latest information I have found is 2002 and reports that the air quality is among the worst in the nation.
Should the rate be on the pre approval letter?
I'm a first time home buyer and I just received my pre-approval letter from my credit union, I was wondering should the rate be on the letter even though I've only been pre approved.Also was…
Does lender have a problem with verbiage on settlement receipts.?
I have been reading on Zillow,paying old collection accounts will lower your score,my next question would be is it best to have these settled at the closing and if not Is the verbiage paid in full needed…
Can I really make money if I purchase a house for 3K?
I live out of state and I really want to get into the market. I hear people are running to Detroit and buying up everything in sight! What areas are considered good areas? I saw a foreclosure on the…
Need advice on the best way to purchase a home following Chapter 7 Bk.
I am now 3 years out from chapter 7 bankruptcy following a horrible divorce (did lose my home in this bankruptcy). Since then, I have been renting the home of friends for the past year and a half. They…
Interested in Morgan Hill. Saw that the homes near Butterfield recently decreased their price...they seem not very popular...why?
They've been on the market for over 60 days and recently dropped the listing prices. Why is this specific neighborhood less popular than the others? It seems that homes in Morgan Hill sell very quickly…
Is Atlantic Station real estate a good investment?
I have searched the internet trying to find a solid answer to this question. I have seen a few similar questions in the past being answered but I want an up to date answer. I am interested in buying a…
Can Bank of America do this??
An offer was submitted in December of 2011 and entered into Equator in February 2012. The verbal approval was given on the short sale at the beginning of April 2012. The home loan was approved in a rush…
Buying a second home if you have a land contract.
Can you get another mortgage if you have a land contract on your current home? Does this affect the ability got get another mortgage or the amount?
Why would a home be for sale for 'cash only', and how does that type of transaction really work?
It seems like cash only sales you purchase the property outright with a suitcase full of cash. How do you know you aren't just buying a fraudulent deed?
Radon test came back with pci levels over 24; EPA suggest it to be under 4..is this a deal breaker?
I know there are radon mitigation systems, is the seller or buyer usually responsible for this? Thanks
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