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Interested in purchasing New home, haven't sold current home
Would like to purchase a new home but I haven't listed my current house yet...reasonable time frame to begin new home search before listing current? Standard time frame to purchase a new home? Standard…
Where can I find information about first time home buyers?
My fiancee and I are looking into buying our first home. We've heard some things about first time home buyers loans, grants, etc. Any information is appreciated.
looking to purchase in GOHS district 3/2 or bigger from out of country
credit score in high 700s and will be putting down around 250K USD. moving from Mexico. so that makes it difficult. have family in SFBay area. looking to move after our current (mexican) school ending…
Down payment amounts
Our fico score is good, debt to ratio good, not much equity in current house to use for down payment. What's the lowest amount a bank will approve for a down payment on conventional loan? We would…
Offering 10% less than the asking price a good idea?
The house has never been updated however it's a 2000 sq ft home in Yonkers. House posted for 429,990 then two weeks later it dropped to 399,900. I suspect it is because the other comparable houses…
One seller didn't sign at closing, what are our options? USDA loan
There were several siblings that owned an estate and put it up for sale. We entered contract with them on the house in August. The whole thing has been a long drawn out process. First we got preapproved…
How do I edit home facts?
Not working for me.
Work history question?
How much work history do you need to qualify for a home loan? Does it need to be 2 years in the same place?
I very recently changed brokers -- from BHGRE Metro Brokers TO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.
I changed my Zillow profile to refreflect the change; however, I now have TWO profiles for Trulia -- one with my former Broker, Metro Brokers and one with my NEW Broker Berkshire Hathaway. How do I delete…
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I very recently changed brokers -- from BHGRE Metro Brokers TO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. I changed my Zillow profile to refreflect the change; however, I now have TWO profiles…
Army Retiree with low credit score 580
In 2013 we had to file for a ch 7 discharge because of our medical bills etc. my husband can no longer work and is receiving social security and his Army Pension. Last year 2015 (Jan) we lost our house…
Pensionado from the Netherlands
We are coming to live in America so we can help my son and his wife to build up his future. One of the items is we want a house were we can live together so we can support each other. Is it possible to…
About "funding" companies: they advertise the lowest rates because they are a direct lender. What is the downside/difference between it / a?
bank? We are trying to decide which lender to use. This will be our last home purchase (15 year) as we are in our 60's and don't want to move again, but don't want to deal with a mortgage…
How long do you have to wait to get financing after a short sale?
How long do you have to wait to get financing after a short sale?
I found a valuable coupon for FatorMax
There is a huge market out there. FatorMax has shown a record for improvement. I'm sure you're pleased with it. We'll deal with this referring to FatorMax for the sake of my argument. It…
In bankruptcy ?
Can I get a home loan In my last year in bankruptcy ?
Do I have any chance of getting approve for a mortgage?
I am a single guy and make $16/hr working as customer service in a call center for 1.5 years. My credit score is about 730. I have about 33K in student loans and 10K car loan and no credit card debt but…
Should I install central air before I sell?
I have a 1920s brick bungalow in the city. I would like to sell it next year and am figuring out which upgrades to make. Right now, we have radiant heat and no ductwork for central air. We've been…
Can I get a 6br house with 522 credit score?
My credit score is bad because hospital bills and I filed for chapter 13 bankruptcy 3 years ago. How can I build my credit because I live with 8 children in a 3bedroom home. I need a house fast. Any advice?…
Property details
One of the most important questions regarding a purchase is whether the property has electric or gas heating. I won't even look at a home that has electric heat, it's inefficient and expensive.…
In addtn to a home inspection what specialized inspections are recommended, i.e. radon, etc.
Areas of interest: Northern SC (coastal) NC particularly Charlotte and Raleigh.
how condo price appreciation in Stevenson Ranch Ca?
I like to know how Condo prices or condo sales hold up in coming 5 years...if one must sale
My new construction home is scheduled to close on April 15. Final inspection is on April 15 home closing. Is this legitimate ? What right do I have?
My new construction home is scheduled to close on April 15 and I have been giving 2 inspections by builder. Initial inspection is scheduled for April 7, and Final inspection is on same day as closing,…
Does anyone believe the market will return to 2001 era?
Redding, CT is not rebounding like surrounding towns. I no longer live in CT but I do still own a home, and I'm curious why the market is sluggish in Redding.
Looking to buy a 2BR 1BA 850 SQFT condo in Normal heights for around $325,000 is this a good area to invest in?
I'd be living in the condo as my primary residence. How are home values in this area? As a side note thinking about renting out one of the bedrooms. How are rental rates in the area. I think the current…
My husband and I rent a home in the downtown Huntington Beach area but need to start thinking about a more stable living arrangement as we head
toward retirement. We love the area we are in but can't afford the homes. We fell in love with some manufactured home models but found no communities with space to place one and discovered the lot…
What are more beneficial options for a first-time homebuyer?
Short background: I am hoping to purchase my first home this year at the earliest. Most homes in the area I'm looking average about $375K or more. I don't have the minimum 20% for a down payment,…
Are the homes build by D.R. Horton in Hammock Bay, Freeport Florida well built?
We are considering retiring there but see so many complaints about DR Horton that we are concerned. I'm wondering what experience people in Hammock Bay have had.....
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