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Selling My USDA-Financed House
I bought a house last May with a USDA Direct loan. I am now pregnant with my third child, my boyfriend has moved in, and my two bedroom house is no longer big enough! How long must I own this house before…
Veteran and first time home buyer looking to move July 2013, where do I start??
First time home buyer returning home to San Antonio after being stationed in Fort Lewis, WA past 4 years. Looking for a single family home 4 bedrooms, 2 bath; ready to move this summer!! I have my COE,…
Programs for disability homebuyers
I work at the Federal government and I'm deaf. It would be my first time buy a house anytime soon. I would like to buy a house in A.A or Annapolis. Im looking for programs because my salary is more…
I have an agent who took our ernest money from escrow and we lost the property what can i do because now he is not returning our calls we no longer
we want our 10,500.00 back and he is giving us the run around who can we report him to.......pls help
Is there any Realtor in this area that knows about any rent to own properties? We are a family of four and our credit is not very good.
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What are the disadvantages of owning an apartment that's part of a TIC as opposed to a condo?
I'm a first time home buyer in San Francisco and am having trouble figuring out whether the lower price of a TIC is worth it.
Need lender in Greenville, SC for a flipped house.
First time home buyer, got preapproval for amount of loan and have home on hold with current owner/flipper who has owned for less that 30 days. The current bank will not do the waiver for an FHA loan…
i am finding that alot of the houses listed are already sold how do i really know what is still avail?
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Selling the house
I like to entertain the idea of possibly selling this rental home. Is it a good time to resell..
I need someone to manage my apartments
Do you provide these services?
My husband and I are wanting to purchase a new home (to be built) in a USDA eligible area/neighborhood. What is the first step that we should take?
I have read to start by finding a USDA direct lender then working with a buyer's agent of our choice instead of working with the builder's lender/agents. Also, if we have not yet chosen a specific plan…
Is there any help on buying a home for someone that you do not have a down payment?
I have purchased homes in the past with other people (late husband and again with my late mother) however, I have never purchased by myself. I am interested in a couple of properties and my credit score…
How do I find a home in the Muskegon Grand Haven area on land contract or rent to own ?
I currently rent an apartment in Norton Shores, but I figure what I pay in rent I could buy a house cheeper. I don't have the best credit history, but I am slowly working my score back up. If anyone…
How far is Marana from the intl. airport?
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Contract dilemma - What is the price of the house?
House listed in Cathedral City, Calif in Oct 2012 for $225K. One week after listing date, buyer offered $231K with FHA financing using a Real Estate Purchase Agreement (RPA) without an addendum. There…
Are all of the Hampton Roads area VHDA Lendors busy?
I am looking to purchase a home or forclosure home in the hamptonroads area. I am VHDA certified so i need a lendor that is very familiar with this program. I am also wanting more information to see whats…
Know any scary stories about people without Owner's Title Insurance?
After declining it 12 times in NY with no pressure to do otherwise, we're finding it "highly recommended" by our lawyer now that we're buying in MA. Does MA have a higher incidence of odd property claims?…
why is 8260 demontreville trl listed at 2300 sq feet when it is 3250 sq feet?
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is 2 wildwood lane a preapproved shortsale by the bank?
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Home Inspection. We accepted an offer on our home, and now it is inspection time. The inspector has come up with nickle-dime issues and one major one.
Are we required to fix ALL the items? We cant afford to fix these things. If the buyers leander requires these things to be fixed inorder to fund the loan, are we on the hook or can we just say no and…
107 Las Uvas was listed for $1.9M last. Now it went down to $1.788M but sellers don’t want to sell for the new price. Is that odd?
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I am buying a short sale with 2 mortgage banks. We are the 3rd offer today the second bank bought out the first banks mortgage. Is this a good?
I am buying a short sale and have been in the process for about 3 months. The house has two mortgages banks. In the middle of this process they just told us that the second bank bought out the first banks…
Relocating to Katy, TX
Hi. My family and I are looking to relocate to the Katy, TX area. We are looking for a home in the $200 to $300K range in a great neighborhood with lots of green, space between us and neighbors, and…
How fast should one draft an offer?
Hello Everyone, I am in the process of looking at houses and have liked one. This house has not received any offers yet but has received some interest from buyers. However, i am still in the…
Why don't real estate people want cash sales?
I am trying to find a condo and my father is paying cash and has proof he has the money to buy and can't find one. I found one the price was 65,000 and that's what he bid still they said someone had offered…
How do contact you?
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I'm 18 and married I work two part time jobs. I make around 800 a month and more depending on my other job. My credit is far. Can I get a mortgage ?
I'm a first time home buyer. I found a home I love for a 189,900 but could I even get a mortgage at all?
How to buy in Rhodes Ranch?
My son is a first-time home buyer. He lives in LV, has a very good salary, good credit and the same employer for almost 2 years. He wants to buy in Rhodes Ranch because it is close to his work, he perceives…
Need to know what type of area Industry Lane, Waterbury, ct is? I am looking to move there and not familiar with area. Is it safe?
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what is race by industry lane waterbury,ct?
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Is there a such thing as second time home owner, or is down payment assistance available if you already own a home.?
Hello, my husband and I are wanting to purchase a new home in the next few months. I purchased a home on my own before we were married 6 years ago. He has never purchased a home before. Now that we are…
What is the rule of thumb on how much maintenance should be?
For a full service building? Non-doorman building? What would be considered on the high side, or suspiciously low? Is there a way to find out the building's history of assessments (which seem to…
Hi, I am looking to invest around $80K in an investment property in or around Houston.
Prerferably single family, or townhouse and preferably built 2000 or later. Are such properties available? I would also be looking for property management as well.
6252 Pony Express still avail?
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is this a place where you pay lot rent?
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Rent to Own is this true or a lie? Bad credit doesn't matter no credit checks. $1,000moves you in? low payments of 429.00a month. Please more
info!! We keep hearing about rent to own 1,000down moves you in? Bad credit isn't an isssue? Is there anyone that can say this is true?! We are looking to rent to own and would love to do this as…
Where can I find homes for sale by land contract in Taylor?
I'm trying to find houses for sale by land contract in Taylor or other downriver communities. Can put $5,000 down with monthly payments no more than $800. Would like the total asking price to be around…
Spouse in another country
What do I do now? I married this girl in the Philippines. It took almost two years to get her here. She comes here stays for two weeks then goes back to the Philippines. We agreed to get a divorce eventually…
Moving to San Antonio and I would like a home with at least an acre.
I called quite a few agents already in San Antonio, and no one seems to ever answer their phone. But, I'd like to be outside the city and don't want to spend any more than $400K. A pool would be nice,…
How is home buying different the second time around?
When you have a home and will have to sell in order to buy the next, what are the proper steps to take to ensure the process (both buying and selling) goes smoothly?
What are the best areas in Cary for a young couple with no kids?
I would like to be close to a nice park or golf course. My goal is a medium size house, 3 bedrooms, 300K $ max. I will be working in Holly Springs, but my wife will be looking for a job and I want her…
What is a "professional certification compliance audit"?
hi, I am currently interested in a home that has the following violation: "professional certification compliance audit" Can someone tell me what this is and if I should be worried? Thanks in advance!
My daughter is looking to rent an apartment and the landlord asked for bank statements as well as her checking account and routing number.
I feel uneasy about giving out the banking information and told her so. The girl whom she will be rooming with says her family feels this is a normal request. Are they right?
Is this home still beautiful inside and out?
My late father in law grew up in 29 Washington Terrace. It was owned by AJ and Mary Sneed Davis. AJ had an investment firm. I used to love to hear the stories. Years ago before he died my late husband…
What are mortgage discount points?
I'm completely confused I'm not sure what mortgage discount points are and how they help or harm a mortgage payments.
Being transferred to another state cannot afford double mortgage and would like to own my home still Help!
My husband is being promoted and we own our home now, we would like to purchase another home where we are going considering that I have looked at tons of rentals that are lacking for better use of the…
Interested in buying one of two properties on my block. Neither are worth the listed price.
I don't want to take a loan, but don't have all the cash & not the best credit. Can a home be bought from the bank without a loan if you have a large enough down payment?
What are tax rate code areas and how do they differ?
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can i get a three-family or four-family fha loan? does any one really get them? and what is the realistic amount a bank will give you for a 3-4
fam? I see the limits are 1.1m and 1.4m for an fha loan max on 3-4 family homes. even with the right credit,3.5%down and income , is it realistic to look for prime area 3-4 family homes costing that…
We are looking for a lot to build on in Wall or nearby south area, with around 0.5 acre. Do you know of any?
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Does this home or the commmunity have access to the water below?
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Starting the research process
Hi All, I am here searching for advice. My Girlfriend and I are planning on purchasing a home in the early summer of 2013 in the Merrimack Valley/Southern NH area. What would be the best route for…
My home insurance co.says my ny house must be inspected. I feel this is invasion of privacy. company says no inspection, no renewal. What gives?,
built before 1955. What specific regulation states inspection mandatory. What about Constitution requiring warrant to enter?
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