Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 948

What is the acreage?
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First time home buyer question - ranch condo vs house
I'm a first time home buyer, I'm 22 and single. I am wondering what would be a better setup long term - a house that is 10 years old or a brand new ranch-style condo. Both are in a new/stable…
How to buy a house that the owner owes more than the house is worth, How does that transaction work. He owes 190k I am buying it for 50k. in NY
How to buy a house that the owner owes more than the house is worth, How does that transaction work. He owes 190k I am buying it for 50k. in NY
Need a short sale specialist in Malverne, NY
I am interested in a short sale property in Malverne, NY (Long Island) and would like to work with an agent adept at handling these. Please leave a message here with suggestions. Thanks!
We are looking to buy an apartment on the coast of Hudson in NJ side, close to ferry/bus. Details below:
$250k budget, can pay cash Studio/1 bedroom Maintenance tax below $800 Able to rent above $1,800 Above 2nd floor Less than 0.2 miles from Hudson, NYC view Above 600 sq. ft. Laundry inside the…
We just short sold our home, and are in a 2 yr lease in Rancho. How good are our chances of purchasing again when our lease is up?
We really took a credit beating trying to get a loan mod, and finally gave up and sold short. The house that we are now leasing is much nicer than our old house and rent is far cheaper than our note was.…
When should I start working with a realtor?
Hello, We are currently in a rental agreement through August 9th 2013 and wondering when we should start the whole house searching process and getting pre-approved? We have started looking at homes…
what isd is this?
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Builder has to wait for their bank to approve specs and plans before they can break ground... how long could this take???
We have been approved by our bank to build a home and have found a builder. The builder said they are waiting for their bank to appraise the plans and specs for their interim financing so they can start.…
Mutual release, earner money. Ohio. Buyer cannot close
The Deal: Selling my home in Ohio. Price was agreed on 3/12/13, cash, with closing on 4/10. Later, Buyer requested extension to 4/24/13 because he could not get the his funds. Seller agreed and signed.…
you need to add taxes and HOA fees any any other fees that have impact on sale of homes.
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Wondering how long (average by boat) to get to the river. Ex, btwn C Coral Pkwy & Beach Pkwy, and btwn El Dorado & C Coral Pkwy (west of Pelican)?
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we are in the process of buying our first home, the home we are after has been completely re done! however, the floors are uneven...
the floors don't creek when you walk and it doesn't seem like it will be an issue, is this something I need to worry about? (the home is a little over 100 years old)
Florida Bond Assistance 2013
Hi everyone, We are currently looking at purchasing a home and a few friends have mentioned that Florida has a bond program that if you meet certain criteria you will qualify and looks like we do but…
i am looking at this house, 30washington ct, towaco nj. which high school is assigned to this area, montville or boonton?
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Mortage question
I've been in the first home club well over 8 months I wanted some info on the mortage and some tips on what they do to determine if you qualify. If I get approve for the mortage how fast can I get…
Can anyone in Ann Arbor real estate comment on the two smaller homes for sale on Virginia (115 and 202)?
I have been searching online and they seem (somewhat)reasonabley priced but I have never been on that block. I will visit the area soon but wanted to see if anyone has seen them first-hand or has comments…
Is this house still o the market?
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Why would the seller allow a home inspection for a competing buyer before our offers are chosen?
There are two offers on the table for the seller to choose from but supposedly he has not picked an offer. I found out from my agent that the home owner is allowing the other buyer to send in a home inspector…
Title companies: Same as the sellers or choose our own?
We are in the midst of closing on a house and I have a quick question regardign the Title company. Should we choose out own title company or use the same titel company as the sellers?
We received verbal approval from fannie mae regarding our short sale the end of November. The sellers bank is Suntrust. We are told the bank has to
provide a written approval letter. The bank said we would have it by December 23rd. It is now January 25th with no approval letter. Any ideas about what might be going on? The sellers attorney and listing…
Are Illinois property tax rates based upon tax assessment, sale price of home, land size etc....?
if its based on tax assessment, and properties are now worth less wouldn't property tax be going down?
We are looking for a mother-daughter home on the North Shore of Nassau County, Long Island.
Family is comprised of grandparents, a couple and two children.
In a short sale, do banks generally have an issue with the condition that the buyer's property has an offer before the closing?
We've gone through the process of submitting an offer on this house and having an inspection done and this is the one condition we'd like to add to the contract. We're waiting to hear back…
how much are the monthly common charges and the yearly taxes?
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Seller purposely delayed closing past 10 day extension period by not completing repairs then refused to sign extension and backed out.
I was under contract but the seller changed her mind before closing and then delayed closing past the ten day extension by not having the agreed upon home repairs completed. I refused to close until the…
is the property on ct rt 7 ancram ny 1848 farmhouse still available?
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Center Street Lofts in San Pedro is involved in litigation with HOA. Do you know what's the litigation about?
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With every lead on my mobile pressing 1 does not connect.
I am not getting my money's worth! I have reported once with no help.
Please remove the 36106 homes from my search. My husband and I have decided we do not want to live in Montgomery.
We want to live about halfway between Selma and Montgomery, below the Alabama River.
NYC/NYS Real Property Transfer Tax on condo conversion?
I have searched a lot and understand who typically pays property transfer tax in NYC (generally, seller for a resale, and purchaser for new construction), but does anyone know how this applies in a condo…
Why is this property still listed in beverly when it's really in roseland?
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Are there any new construction 1 bd 1bth on the beach or easy walking distance.?
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Seller concessions for price of repairs. Can it be done? House is a forclosure, can get for lower than asking price but the house is not liveable at
this time. They are asking 30k, say we offer 15k and they accept can we include another 15k on to the mortgage for repairs for the house to be liveable?
Does having a pedophile (not just sex offender), within 0.01 mile affect the price of a home and how long it sits?
While searching STL areas for homes, I've come across 2 that are within 0.01 mile of a pedophile. Until I discovered this, I didn't understand why they weren't selling at the price they…
Is it possible to get mortgage to buy a condo for international student with F1 visa?
I am a international PhD student in saint Louis area and I am under F1 visa type,and I have a annual salary of 24000. I want to buy a condo, I can put around 10% of the property price as a down payment.…
We are looking to buy a house for the 1st time. Below are some of the criteria we have come up with. Can we please get some guidance?
1. Good School district. Close to A Public Schools. 2. Good Neighbourhood. 3. 3 Beds. 4. 1700 Sq Ft Living Area 5. Budget - around $200K 6. Easy commute to Airport (within 30 mins) 7. Ft Lauderdale,…
Does contingency matter when embroiled in multi-bid war...?
This is for more of peace of mind, I suppose. Our current home is under contract, with settle date set for mid June. Then, we found a home we liked, and placed an offer on in. I was informed by the…
Should we change the agent?
We decided we need to buy a house and we found one that we liked. We met the agent representing the seller and he said that since we didn't have an agent already, he could represent us, too (he said…
Looking to buy in the camillus, Ny area. Looking for lowest crime and good school system. Any advice?
Looking to build or buy new construction in a subdivision. Looking for advice on the area. We are currently looking at Clay, Cicero and Camillus. We haven't found a builder yet, but are actively looking.
Placed a bid on a home and the listing agent said he did not have a disclosure and then when contracts were drawn up he all the sudden has a H.I.....
The listing agent also tried to slide in "as is" in the contract when we agreed it wasn't going to be as is . The inspection has so huge things... Oil line cut, mold, roof leaf, plumbing…
what are the good/safe areas in Port Chester, NY to buy a single family home?
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