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what type of loan to get for lot/land to build a house on?
My hubby and I have been renting for years and feel the need to own our own house now. We do not wish to buy a house already built, but rather to buy a few acres in order to build our own. We are quite…
Is there anyone that is knowledgeable about first time home buyer programs?
Hello, I am currently weighing the options of rent vs buying. I will most likely be living in the B-N area for the next 8-10 years tops. If I rent be looking under 550/mo. If I buy I would be looking…
What is Price per sq ft on a brand new bi level home in Lake Parsippany.?
I am looking for an average price per sqft for a brand new bilevel home w 2 car garage in lake parsippany area. Can anyone provide me comps based on the last 3 years sales data
I am interested in buying an fixer upper and refurbing it to live in.
Cost of home $40,000. I already own another home but do not plan to sell it. Where could I get a loan to buy and refurb the new home?
i need a good realestate agent that can help me buy a house in the north hills or shaler area in pa.
does any one know a good realestate agent in the north hills or shaler area? I ned someone who can help me get a 6% sellers recession for my downpayment and closing cost, and that is fast i need to move…
I'm currently into my second extension with 8/10 for financing and 8/14 to close. Is there a possibility that there will be a third extension.?
The sellers 2nd mortgage lender didn't get the paper work in until July 10 and my first closing date was set for 7/31. How much time is needed to get a CTC
Looking at buying a house, we currently rent and pay 850/month. Can we contact a Realtor now before going to the bank?
Can we contact a realtor in our area before going to the bank to see if we are approved for a mortgage? I find DeLand to be cheaper than Daytona and Port Orange area, ideally we would love a 3-4/2 home,…
Can i fire my realtor?
I am a first time home buyer, we used the seller realtor but thought she was more on the seller side, we are done with attorney review but feel uneasy about retaining her as our realtor, can i fire her…
What's the difference between a co-op and a condo?
5919 CHULA VISTA WAY #7, LOS ANGELES, CA 90068 mentions it's a co-op, not a condo. I'd like to understand the difference.
Any new houses coming up in a gated community in Mission School district, Fremont ?
I am interested in buying a newly constructed home in a gated community in the Mission school district. Some one told me that Robson homes is building some new homes but not sure if it is in a gated community.…
A 2 BR or more house between Daly City and South San Francisco for under $400000.
Looking for a safe neighborhood and great public school system. Any particular district? Also looking for an honest agent. No mobile homes. Thanks!
Military retiree need an agent for cash purchase by Sep 1 2012.
Saw earlier thread that Cash purchases able to negotiate. Looking for realtor to negotiate on cash purchase for the condo below: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Diego/7717-Margerum-Ave-92120/unit-220/home/6652201…
I am looking for a four family unit in Astoria, LIC, Jackson Heights, Woodside or Sunnyside. Where is the best place to start looking for a broker?
I am already pre-approved for a 900K loan and I am looking to spend upwards of $1,000,000 on a four family unit that I am looking to occupy. I may consider up to six but I understand that after four units…
I don't work and have a score of 624 however my spouse does work and his is 570. Is it possiable to get a home loan with my credit but his?
income? My credit is 624 husbands is 570. He works I don't however year to date for his income is 160k.
Is the Arbor Meadows area a bad neighborhood?
I want to buy a house in this area but several people said that it is not a goog area to live. Is is worth it to buy a house in this ares?
Westlake: Vaquero vs Terra Bella. Which would be a better choice?
I considering building in Westlake. We like the Westlake Academy. I understand that the elementary grades are very strong. However, some families pull there kids out when they reach middle/high school…
Builders that trade houses
Give builders that trade homes
Foreigner buying an investment property in Irvine
1. I do not have any visa. My income is from oversea. Will I still be able to obtain any financing? If so, what are the typical terms? 2. My investment horizon for this property is about 5-7 years.…
Anyone here live in Toms River but work in NYC?
I'm contemplating the move but worried the toll it may take on my sanity and wallet ($600 per mos for transportation via njt and mta!) I think I can tolerate up to 1.5hrs travel time. Toms River…
Non US Citizen interested in buying in Irvine, California. Any hidden costs?
Hi all! I'm interested in buying a property in Irvine, CA. I intend to use it as a vacation home or may be stay in it if I choose to go to UCI. I will be paying for the property in cash, no loans. I want…
Condo association question
Hi can anyone help me to find out more information about the Liberty Commons condos on berrington rd., I am currently interested in a 2br unit there and saw on the listing they allow pets but when I drove…
Does anyone know of a lenient sub prime lender still operating in Texas?
Credit score is around not over 600 tired of paying nearly 1K per month for rent!
I signed a contract to buy a "AS IS" property. It failed the radon test. May I back out because of this reason?
The contact says I may cancel the contract in the event that the inspection reveals material deficiencies, which I don't think radon belongs to it.
Please remove 1401 NE Miami Gardens Dr. #695 from your listing of availabke condominium for sale. I am the owner as I purchased it in 2011. Thank you.
Please confirm to my email : fmusumeci@aol.com that you have removed #695 from your listing. Thanks, Franco Musumeci
Buying A Property to Rent (Buy to Let mortgage)
Buy to let mortgages are very popular in england is that a possibility here in the USA
How long does it usually take for Wells Fargo to re-open a FHA aproval on a short sale?
I had a verbal acceptance on the banks counter offer June 21, 2012 from all parties and am still waiting for the FHA approval to be able to move forward on this short sale.
I am looking to buy a condo in Mariposa Pointe in Weston near the town center.
Are there any agents that have a 3 bedroom listing? looks like there is little inventory. Need a ground level and cannot pay over 300,000. I'd like to be in by Sept of 2012. Thanks for your help.
what is a good area/development for a young family to move- budget is low 1mil - moving from NYC and?
concerned if we move to woodbury/syosset home there won't be any young families... we are early 30s w/ an infant
Inspection negotiations
Guys I'm trying to buy a house in the mid-7's that was last updated 20 yrs ago. However, it's been gently used and is in older but move-in condition. My broker is giving me advice but…
What is a corporate addendum?
What is a corporate addendum?
Help with Forclosures and Short Sales in Center City and surrounding areas.
I am currently looking at 3 bedroom houses in Center City and the surrounding areas but I can not get any info on these as I have to sign up for RealtyTrac. If anyone could help point me in the right direction…
My California HOA has got a line in the CC&Rs that says fines will be treated like assessments and has been filing leins on unpayed fines.
Some of the homeowner protested saying that Davis-Stirling does not allow that and were told that our HOA is not govern by Davis-Stirling. The thing is one of the Homeowners got the public records of…
What agent should I choose?
I want to buy a home and approached two different real estate agents. One was very informative, handed us brochures, especially on the real estate law and the responsibility of the agent. The other was…
Can purchasing (or renting) a home near a top rated public elementary school grant us entry into that school? (considering Ross, Burlingame, or MV)
Not sure how it works in Northern California. This is a hot topic in many places and now that we are considering a move, I need to understand this. Again, we are interested in near if not walking distance…
Its been 1 month since I sign the loan contract and there still now answer on it? what should I do? will I loose the chance on buying the house?
Last week they ask me for a co-signier and i fax them my aunts info only I work outside of the US.
Bidding wars on Asking price?
Just started to look for homes in Canton, MI. And we are being told that all these other offers are abeing submitted as well. For example asking price is $150000. and with 11 offfers. So we should bid…
Hi - does any anyone have feedback on the Chastain Park Ct condos in Atlanta?
does any anyone have feedback on the Chastain Park Ct condos? Is it a good well maintained development? What is the profile of the owners / tenants living there? Is it a safe place to stay in? Is it easy…
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