Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 934

I would like more information about your program. I understand you have a sign up fee and then it's a $2500 down payment and you secure the home
purchase and financing? I really need to know if the mortgage payment amounts you show on your site reflect accurate amounts on the $2500 down or if they are based on higher down payments. I would love…
back taxes owed from sheriff sale
does the new owner have to pay the back taxes owed on a property that is sold in a sheriff sale?
What can you tell me about the Presidential Ridge community in Middletown NY?
Jeremias Family of Homebuilders started building in Middletown NY around 2006. Any good/bad reviews from homeowners regarding the area, taxes, flooding, crime, deer problems, homeowner complaints about…
Seller wants to stay!!! what should I do?? please help!!
Hello, This is what happened. Put in an offer on a house back in the beginning of March got the approval letter at the end of June closing on the 27th of July (July 10th) listing agent asked…
Down Payment for new buyer
Hi I am looking for a house with my fiance, we are both new buyers and would like to know how much is normal to put down as a down payment on a house that is roughly 180,000. Thank you!
First time buyer looking for a home in the Inland Empire.
I've been on the market for a while now and I would like to be in a home as quickly as possible. I'm looking for any home in the IE for under 150000. My criteria for a home would be for a home to be in…
Hello, I am interested in renting or a rent-to-own townhouse in the South Suburban Area of Chicago;
more specifically, Lynwood, Lansing, or South Holland, IL. I am also open to single family homes as well. I am looking to move asap (May 1st) and have my deposit and 1st month in hand. Any help would…
My purchased house has radon problems. When we bought itthe owners checked NO on this question. SInce then we have found out they knew it had problems
Previous buyer had it inspected and backed out when they were told it had high levels of radon. This information was not disclosed when we bought it, in fact it was checked NO under radon. The realtor…
How can I get a home appraised and inspected that I am renting?
I am renting a home, now the owner wants to sell to me but, I need to know that I am not getting screwed with his offer. I know some of the updates and repairs that are needed but I am not sure that the…
Will it take another 4 months for approval?
We put an offer on short sale that was approved 4 months later, we then amended the original offer to a lower price because during that 4 month period the house value dropped considerably. Will it another…
Cost of bathroom addition?
Anyone have any experience with adding a bathroom? I'm slightly stunned by the number of houses in good neighborhoods (Medlock Park & nearby), with only 1 bathroom. Is there a range (say 20k…
This home is up for auction at the Sheriff's Sale in a few weeks. I am very interested in buying this home.
located in Michigan 6 month redemption period after sheriff sale in Michigan Can the home owners Short Sale the home for what I paid at auction during this redemption period?
Short history of commission income ?
Hi! My husband and I were preapproved about a month ago & are now under contract on a new construction house. When I first started 'shopping' for our preapproval, I had three different lenders…
We are in negotiations to buy a home in arizona,After inspection we presented a list of improvements to the seller.
Our agents(it's an exclusive listing) tell us if we do not accept the seller's counter, we could lose the house to a back up cash buyer. Do they have to prove the exsistence of that back up contract? Or…
Price Per Square Foot
I was wondering if anyone had an average price per sq. ft. in Washington Co.
Is a MSHDA-FHA loan eligible for FHA streamline refinance??
I used a MSHDA-FHA loan to purchase my home in October 2006. I recently contacted my current mortgage servicer regarding the new FHA streamline refinance program. Eventually, one of their loan officers…
Buying a house in Rowland Heights with non permitted additions?
I'm going to offer on a Rowland Heights house that has non-permitted extensions on the living room. Does anyone know how the city deals with these additions? Are there city inspections during the buying…
What size lot is included with property?
I am looking for a home in the Wahynesboro area. My price range is below below $270K
What can we do?
I have a FICO score of 710 and am a student, my husband is floating around the 615 area, he brings home roughly $2800 a month. We have roughly 30k in savings, he has a $3000 personal loan that he pays…
Seller delayed closing as promised
We entered into a purchase agreement in Jan 2012 to buy a new home with est. closing date on or before May 1, 2012. Shortly after entering into purchase agreement we were told that they had labor disputes…
Before looking into houses, who do you talk to for general advice and other questions. WIthout necessarily going to a realtor.
Young couple, "unmarried", looking to buy first house/condo, one has good credit/one is high risk, budget is 110k
cash buyer where are they?
Where are the cash buyers?
I'm looking at a condo that was a condo conversion and there is a uneven part in the living room floor. It's kind of like a little hump.
It's not the foundation because this unit is above the parking garage. I think it is a plumbing piping probably causing this. Is this something to worry about? We asked the listing agent and she…
I want to buy REO's with cash and flip them.
What are some good areas to do this in? I want to pay up to $375K and will do this multiple times. Thank you.
Can I as a buyer back out on a Short Sale for Bank of America?
We have made an offer to a property and the Sellers agent told my agent that the Bank of Americal Short Sale approval is 45 days and takes another 45 days to close escrow. BA gave us a counter offer not…
Look for a Realtor who knows Chula Vista well and works with rental property buyers
I'm looking to buy rental houses or condos in Chula Vista. I'm looking for a Realtor who is a Chula Vista specialist and knows the area really well and the rental market well to assist me buy a rental…
What's the downsize of short-sale ? If the owners are delinquent in their property-tax, am I responsible?
I know it will take a few months, but what can I do to ensure the sellers are not late on any payments?
question about single family home with Condominium ownership? the property I am interested in is in a gated
community with HOA. among all the listings in this community, some home were listed as fee simple, some were condominium. We do check its title report and was clear the owner of this property will not…
Is it ethical and legal?
My real estate agent works in the same office with the listing agent for a property I am interested in. I have instructed my agent to make offer (twice), and she always came back after reportedly talked…
Are there more late closings?
Since the interest rates dropped and the summer buying season started I have noticed a delay in loan processing, especially FHA. Are you experiencing more late closing?
Looking to use VA benefits to buy multifamily up to a fourplex. Must have one unit vacant at close of escrow.
Considering San Diego ($477k limit), Orange County, or LA County ($621k limits). Trying to figure out where it makes the most sense, right now I'm leaning towards SD. (I'm a reserve officer always on…
First time VA loan buyer questions
I am a 24 year old active duty serviceman stationed in SD. I'm currently deployed until October but I have decided to buy my first home using the VA loan when I get back. I am unmarried in a long term…
Want to buy but may need to move
guys I want to buy a home but may possibly need to move in 5 years or so. Say in 5 years the interest rates are at historically average levels of 6% or so, can I somehow do anything creative to keep…
I am looking into possibly buying a forclosure home in bayville nj 08721. I am trying to find out who to talk to about this? I don't nknow if
there is We are moving from where we are living now in forked river by November 30 2012. and we asre in need of finding another home IN BAYVILLE something that is cheap enough that we can borrow from a…
I would like to learn about how to price a property that is listed foreclosed and or distressed , short sale , and or other ...?
( I am thinking 40% under the printed Price ) and still have the determination to ask the bank to come up with qualifications ... for HAFA , Pathway , and Pathway construction , FHA, or USDA Loans to get…
Do you know which part of Union City, CA is good/safe to buy a house?I read one post in this forum about gang
activities in UC. I probably see one house I like but was told there was termite. Any problem in the future? it is an old house and close to HS. Thanks. Thanks.
Is there a way to get out a contract and get our deposit back for a townhome in CA? The payments will be to much for us paycheck to paycheck.
First time buyer here, very worried. We paid 1/3 of deposit ($4500) and realize that the mortgage will be to much. We have a contract with liquidation damamges. Can we be sued for more than $4500?…
Would like to know which areas/county in Atlanta would be better for rental - for work in city or suburb for a more relaxed stay (two options).?
Would you recommend apartments / multi fam as rentals in Atlanta? Also seeking parties who may transact internationally, do rehab, Sect 8, manage, etc
Getting approved for RD loan w/ a short commission income history?
Hi! My husband and I were preapproved about a month ago & are now under contract on a new construction house. When I first started 'shopping' for our preapproval, I had three different lenders…
Driving instruction
Driving directions from Midway Blvd.
What are the /- to buying a Townhouse vs. Single Fame Home in the Nashville, TN (Davidson County) Market?
I am looking to purchase a home in the next 30 days and I am having a hard time figuring out if I want the clean lifestyle of a TH or the independence of a SFH? I definitely want to be in an appreciating…
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