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Looking to buy in Pine Beach / Ocean Gate
Should I wait a couple of months now that the storm has badly damaged Pine Beach / Ocean Gate? My guess is most home owners will be submitting flood claims and I do not want to buy a house which was flooded…
I've been pre-approved for 150k (looking for 100k>)looking at condos in Castleberry Hills area. Any thoughts on the area, will be there for?
5-7 years I'm from Atlanta (grew up in the East Lake area) and looking downtown, other options are Buckhead (Lenox Rd btwn 400 and Lenox Mall). I've been to Castleberry Hills for a couple of…
Seller has left personal property behind after closing. Is buyer responsible for it?
I am purchasing a home. Upon final walkthru, I discovered a garage full of personal items. After contacting the seller, I discovered she is out of money and out of state, unsure of when she can pick up…
Approval of a mortgage
Can I get approved for a $210000 mortgage, with $20,000 down & a credit score of 643?
How can I find out about for closed property without paying for it?
How can I find out about for closed property without paying for it?
can me and my girlfriend buy a house without having the soon to be ex wife on any of the paper work?
ok here it is! we have already purchased the home and then a month later the title company says they need the spouse to sign the papers aswell.we have been split for over a year and i had a paper signed…
Is there any banks that gives you home loan in Florida with a minimum score of 580 or 600?
I am looking to purchase a home in Florida. However, I see so many changes took place. Making it harder for people to get a loan. What is the Is the minimum score to get a FHA loan in Florida or any other…
Can I change my agent?
I've been trying to buy a short sale for the past 7 month. I have an offer on the house which has been signed by the owner and needs to be approved by the bank. unfortunately my agent is not responsive…
Added room not in county records why ?
a house that i am interested in buying has about 250 sft added with permits. But the xtra sft doesn't show up in the county records why ? that room has no insulation and no heating/cooling. The…
I am starting my real estate investment career. I am looking at Corona. Is this a good area to invest in? I
wanted to know how hard it is to rent out a place after it is purchased.
What are some nice small/mid size NH lakes with boating and also close to skiing? Hoping for something ~2 hrs. or less from Boston and under $200,000
We are looking for a second home on/ very near a lake within ~2 hrs of Boston. We have 3 active boys so would like a place with boating in summer, skiing in winter etc. We would also like to be able…
How long does it take for a short sale to get approved by bank of America?
How long does it take for a short sale to get approved by bank of America
Short sale - seller backed out, one day before closing
We are working on a short sale and it was approved by both banks (Chase and BOFA). We suppose close Escrow on 08/22 and our funds and my lender funds were transferred on 08/19 and we thought it was going…
how long after a bankruptcy can i get an rd loan?
I have been approved, the inspection done, apprasal done, and now I was told just recently I cant get the Rural Development Loan becuase my Bankruptcy hasn't been excactly 3 years! They had this info…
can a home loan be obtained without any credit,not good or bad,..0debt?
im 22 yrs old & my co-borrower is 21...neither of us have credit,we have no debt,& are employed full time..
Is this a good time to buy a few investment properties in Chaska?
What is the current rental market like in Carver county? Do you feel that hwy 312 will improve the rental market? Facts: 1. Rates are low 2. There is a glut of inventory in this range. (
We are planning to buy our first home and are leaning towards Bridgewater, NJ because of its proximity to
major highways and good schools. We both consult so we don't know where our jobs will be in the coming years. Just want to know from those living in Bridgewater,NJ what the pros and cons are and how is…
can both spouses be listed on the title of a home in RI if only one spouse holds the mortgage?
My husband has excellent credit and very little debt and I have good credit but a higher debt to income ratio b/c of this only my husband is one the mortgage for our new home. Can we both be on the title…
What Home Inspections should a buyer order for a house in Sunset District?
This is a short sale, and seller doesn't have any inspection reports.
Is this deal doomed?
We made a cash offer on a house, and it was accepted. Now the sellers don't want to sign the contract, because of it being contingent upon appraisal. Should I give in? I'm prepared to go through…
Recommendations for a realtor to close on a San Francisco property
I've identified a property in San Francisco that I would like to purchase and am looking for a realtor to assist me with the close. The property is valued between $200-$225k. I have excellent credit…
Can we make this into the deal with a short sale house?
We made an offer on a short sale house and we've been going back and forth with the bank on a cost. This past time they have come back with the same amount. Does that mean the bank is firm? I asked…
What do i need to buy an investment home in san antonio, tx? Got family willing to rent home for 800. a month. I live in l.a.got only 10k down payment
family willing to pay 800 a month for house in tx. Would like to buy something from 50k to 80k preferable in san antonio, tx. please advise. got excellent credit
If I buy a 3family home, is it true that the income I can get will be accounted as part of my income when applying for a mortgage?
I am trying to buy a home and there is a lot of red tape and I have not been qualified for much. Yet I came across a lovely multi family (3 family) home and I was told that the rent that I would be able…
Closing lawyer recommendation in NYC / Brooklyn?
We have an accepted offer and are meeting with the Sponsor's agent today. They of course want our lawyers contact info. Can you recommend yours? Thanks.
Question about a home appraisal.
I had a home appraisal relatively recently and the value the appraisor came up with was exactly the agreed upon sale price. How could this be? I though the appraisor was a 3rd party who was not privy to…
Ethics of bringing in a buyers agent when I have been working with the sellers agent on one of his listings.
I have been seeing properties with an agent who is representing the sellers ( I have no agreement with anyone although now I am realizing that I should have done this). I am interested in offering on…
short sell agents?
see alot of agents that help short sellers but none really to help buyer.buy a short sell are there any in 32204 and answer ? about loan help.frist time home buyer ty
I'm interested in buying the rooftop rights of a small, walk-up building to build a small, light weight apt. Any tips?
As mentioned, I'm interested in buying the rooftop rights to a building which has the structural strength (= roof strong enough) and permissions to allow me to build a small, lightweight apartment…
I want to live in close proximity to San Diego but in a village or neighborhood where I dont have to access the freeway. Is this possible?
I am looking for a 2 bedroom home, not a condo or apt. or townhouse. 1000 sq.ft. minimum. What are the best neighborhoods you can suggest.
670k at 24th and san jose ave in san francisco - good or bad?
Hello, I'm buying a condo for 670k at 24th and san jose ave. what do you guys think about this price?
USDA 100% financing question for St. Johns county.
I saw that areas of St. Johns county are approved for the 100% financing program offered through USDA. Does anyone know what the income limits are to that program? Thx.
Why don't realtors respond to my emails?
Moving to USA soon, and I was looking for a house that will be paid in cash. Looked at the property prices in Las Vegas and was amazed. Guess I should see the house in real life, but based on the info…
Made an offer on a short sale property on June 26. When should I expect response from the bank?
I made an offer on a short sale house 13% less than the listing price. The offer was accepted by the seller the same day and within a week, the offer was submitted to the bank. This property has already…
flooding and/or odor in SECAUCUS, NJ?
i found a place in secaucus that i'm ready to make an offer, but i need to resolve two concerns before i can purchase. can someone who has lived in/very familiar with the area help? 1. is there flooding…
Do I need a lawyer to purchase a short sale property? My real estate broker is making me sign a document acknowledging that I 've refused her
advise. This is my second time going thru a short-sale process (first one didn't pass the inspection), and I feel that this process is very straight forward and I don't need legal advice. This…
What are some of the more popular areas in Orlando for single, young professionals to live?
I have an opportunity to move to Orlando for work, and I was wondering what areas of the city are popular with young professionals? I'm a 25 year-old single female, and I really prefer to live close…
What is the real cost to maintain a summer townhome(vacate 4-5 months in the heat) in Las Vegas, electricity, gas?
I have been internet viewing Summerlin Townhomes, garage, gated community, no rentals allowed. I have heard estimates of $700 just for electricity.
I have been working with a sellers agent to see property and now advice seems to indicate having a buyers agent. Ethical to bring in another agent?
In relation to the SEV question earlier, I have been seeing properties with a sellers agent. The advice I was given on this site was to essentially get a buyers agent to help assess recent sales (for…
have 2 foreclosures with credit scores of 754 and 748 Do we qualify for a short term mortgage?
Never paid a dime into those foreclosures...just collected 1K/month for 2 years Upside= cash income for 2 years downside= foreclosure post on credit report present owned home has 50K equity and no…
Mortgage Credit Certificate
I closed my home loan (first home purchase in 10 years/sole owner) about a month ago. It was one of the worst 3 months of my life! A friend mentioned the MCCC about 2 weeks before close; I'd never…
Would an FHA lender even dare go near a house that only needs moderate work?
In two rooms, and the seller isn't going to make any concessions... would most FHA lenders say "hell no" and tell the buyer to forget it?
Thank all of you for your answers,i apologize about the score mistake to those taht did not read my correction, my score is 550 not 350
I have a small savings of $3500.00, and still building, i plan on borrowing from my 401k to increase my slush fund, also i'm getting some help in the form of gift money to add to my savings, i will…
Cost of bathroom addition in existing single family house in Fremont area
Hello Experts, I am planning to add a bath room in my current house , wondering how much it would cost to add a 60 Sq ft bath room with closed . I know it is hard to predict without…
Do you know of a house in the Manassas area that needs a lot of repairs that I can buy and fix up?
I will pay a 3% commission to an agent for a fixer-upper that is not listed on the market. The ideal property for me is a single family house that is in disrepair or severely damaged. A house in such disrepair…
just discovered major roofing isues. owned 5 mths. seller did small repair at sale. useless. what can I do.?
house 100 yrs old. tar paper exposed in some areas, insulation is saturated, Irene brought it to attention. seller was doing repairs at time of inspection and assumed the work was done I guess. never…
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