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I am interested in a house in Saint Cloud, Fl. It is bank owned I wanted to find out what bank owns it so I could deal with them personally.
The question is how do I find out what bank owns 625 Eastern Ave. in Saint Cloud, Fl so I can go directly to the bank?
How bad is the "Chinese drywall" problem in the Naples area? Which years was it used the most by builders?
We are thinking of relocating to the Naples area and are concerned with Chinese drywall in some homes there. How is it detected and what's the cost of replacement? What years was it used the most…
We want a DEAL on a house that has a beautiful dock and Gulf access. WELCOME fixer upper--even with chinese drywall. Price and location are key
location.location.location. We want to spend the winters down there so we want something where we can drive our boat to the Gul fand enjoy the beautiful canals. Close or easy access to beach, groceries…
I was told by a realtor to stay away from buying a 2nd home in cape coral & look in Naples. Is Cape Coral that distressed?
He has gotten me so confused and I am ready to buy but now I am nervous about the area. He said I will be sorry if I buy in Cape Coral. Are there streets areas that are better than others?
If a for sale condo says there has been problems with chinese drywall but says it's not in this unit, would you think it's safe if other
units have i The condo in question is selling for a unheard of price(low) which leads me to beleive that there is real problems in the condo buildings. Would you buy in such a building? How much would…
How long does it take to get aproved for a loan?
we found a short sale house in feb 18, We signed the radified contract on april 1st. Ever since then we have been waiting for the loan to be approved. We were suposed to close next week, but now our loan…
What measures can be taken to be sure Chinese Drywall is not present in listed homes,particularly those listed in North Port Florida?
I am aware that the period from about 2003 to 2009 has many homes that are constructed with Chinese drywall. I am also aware that many if not most short sale and forclosed homes are being sold as is with…
What would be a good offer on a home listed at 129,900 in todays market? The home is in excellent shape ?
in town- has 3 bed rooms 1 bath and remodel kitchen with applianaces 2 y rs old? .77 acr.
Want to make an offer for 15K less than the listing price but need seller's assist too, how likely is this to be accepted?
Found the perfect house for me. Within the last 4 month's the price has been reduced 4 times .. 5,000 each time. This tells me that the seller may be motivated, correct? So, how unreasonable is…
I'm looking to buy a hotel apartament to be rented in a pool. How can I find it?
I'm looking for opportunities for investiment like a hotels. I have one in Brazil (Ibis Accor hotel) and I'd like to buy something like this in USA, Miami if possible. Regards
Are there any FTHB grants to purchase a new home in murrieta,ca?
Does the RHP cover new homes built in the murrieta area? Are there any other programs out there to help FTHB? Can you get the MCC and the new homebuyer tax credit from Ca and gov? Can you get a RHP with…
I bought a foreclosed condo. The assessment study is missing and the bank will not provide it. Should I walk away?
I removed all contingencies except the one regarding the HOA docs. My agent tried multiple times to get the Assessment study but the bank is not responding. I want this condo but I am not comfortable buying…
We are building an expensive track home. The builder has our home one third built and just stopped building
it. We heard he can't get a building loan. It has been 7 months and he will not refund our 12,000 deposit until a year which the contract states. Is there a legal way to get out of this deal
I'm interested in a home that is in some kind of foreclosure process. I saw the notice of default on the
home window. I did some internet searching and the home was bought by a bank at the end of January. How can I find out more info on the home and when it will be put on the market. I am very interested.…
I live in Washington and would like to get a fha loan to buy a home in Arizona. I want to continue to work in washington but would relocate my family
I live in Washington and would like to get a fha loan to buy a home in Arizona. I want to continue to work in Washington but would relocate my family to Arizona is this possible?
I am a New Jersey resident but, my husband and I want to prepare for buying a house in Monroe County of PA. We need some counseling.
I am a New Jersey resident but, my husband and I want to prepare for buying a house in Monroe County of PA. We need some counseling so we know what to do concerning our credit, looking on how to build…
Seller's agent tampered with contract, what to do?
Okay, basically I just want to know how to reign in an out of control real estate agent... here's what happened. I made an offer on a home that said the washer, dryer, and stove would stay. After…
Is $10,000 below list price a reasonable offer on a foreclosure? How long should it take to hear if our offer is accepted?
The house was just listed approximately 1 week ago. We submitted our offer approximately two days after it was listed. Is there anyway we can find out if there are other offers on the house?
Coop refinanced last month. offering plan/ financials do not reflect this.Full disclosure not prepared yet. Buyers attorney asking for this.
What does buyers attorney need ? I am trying to get whatever they can provide but attorney asked for full disclosure, but that hasn't been prepared yet. Can't even catch him in his office. can…
Should I get a mortgage, or pay for my home in cash?
I am looking to purchase my first real estate investment. My income is not very high, but I have cash available. Would it be more beneficial for me to get a mortgage to purchase my first home, or pay for…
Which areas are best to buy a 3 bed townhouse in michigan. I want to rent out the property location & safe area, is important and must be under
50K I'm interested in areas that have good transport links, shopping areas, schools etc. I would welcome any suggestions.
Looking to buy in Union NJ
Hello..I am a first time home buyer looking in the Union Area. I am looking to spend between (low)250K - (high) 320K. I would like to be in the moremore desirable section(s) of Union if possible? Can…
WHich area in north atlanta is good for relo from ny with 3 kids(3,4,0), 2 dogs?
I am also trying to narrow down where we will be relocating to. From our research it seems as if alpharetta, forsyth county (cumming), Suwanee, and are some areas we are looking for. Does anyone have…
I notice several forclosures that that dont hit the market. Is there someone I can hire to gain access to these? Our realtors haven't touched
them. We have been looking for a house for a year now. We sold our house a year ago thinking we could find a great deal, however we haven't had any luck and we are now kicking ourselves. I have…
My property has a cesspool in continuous use since 1949. THe property is up for sale. The loca health dept has told me it will not issue a CO
The neareset sewer hookup is across a 3 lane county highway would require an easement from the state. The health dept told me I have to hookup to a sewer; otherwise it will not issuse a CO for the property.…
How do you buy a house with bad credit?
We are looking to move to Wenatchee washington. I was offered a job at the hospital. We have two dogs and need a rental but that is hard anyplace. So how can we buy instead?
how low can you go when making an offer on a house?
looking at houses that range from 150K give or take and less...realize lots of conditions when making offer, but if a house is at 159K for 405 days on market, dont know why, its a nice house, orig. listed…
How many days should I give the bank to accept my offer on a REO?
Is it better to give the bank a short time to accept my offer for a REO (2-3 days) or a longer time period to accept (7-14 days). I would think that if i really want to the house, I should give the bank…
Can I get a mortgage when I receive SS disability benefits with a beneficiary payee?
I was pre-approved but now that I found a home the mortgage company says it's not considered my income.
FHA qualifications
Got Preapproved fha loan, wanting to buy a house in the 70 to 80k range my agent says none of the houses are going to pass fha appraisal should I give up and give in to the higher price range or should…
Looking for a land contract home 3 br within the Massillon City Schools district- any recommendations?
hubby and wife are both working but part time- have saved up quite a bit for down payment. actually would prefer to buy but doubt would get bank loan
Buying Condo for investment (offer it to tenants as a rental). Good time to buy?
I own two homes (one is rented out and the other is occupied by me). I would like to use the equity in my rental property to purchase a condo, to rent out to prospective tenants. Approximate price range…
Can I get a condo in San Diego for a good price because of the market, and will I hear everything my neighbors say and do?
I am planning on moving back to San Diego in a year and a half, I either want a small foot print Condo but very nice or a hom in the Eastlake area in the range of 300 to 600K.
If I'm able to pay $5,000 cash down and $1,400 monthly, how are my chances of finding a San Diego rent-to-own situation? In the $340,00 max
range? Could I find a reputable agent able to assist me in this? Or is it just too much of a pipe dream? Seeking a single-family home w/ granny capability or a 1 or 2 bdrm Downtown -area condo.
Short sale - in case the seller submits 3 top offers to the bank and the bank choose one?
We just made an offer on a short sale SFR. The seller picked 3 top offers including ours and submitted to the bank. Now the bank is to choose one offer out of the three. I've never heard of such a…
Does a real estate agent have to disclose to potential buyer if a lot will not pass perc test?
There is an empty lot next to my house that sits in front of the neighborhood retention pond. The pond is full of trees, and the area now looks like a wooded back yard. The lot would not pass a perc…
Can you still get a 1st time homebuyer's credit?
I heard it was extended even though http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204671,00.html says this: "Deadline for Making Qualifying Purchases in 2010 You must have met the required deadlines…
I purchased a new home. Construction was not quite finished, but I was allowed to go ahead and move in. Now the contractor will not come back .
He doesn't answer my phone calls. I have been trying to get in touch with him for over a year. What can I do?Also, the property tax bill was mailed to him and he did not forward it to me and the house…
Refinance loan or Mortgage Loan, pro and Con, pleaseee
Im thinking about making a cash offer on 1 house.--I could get a good deal with the price way below the market place...However, after that, can I take the equity loan out (right away)with possibly (?)…
I put an offer on a short sale property. The seller accepted the offer and signed a contract. Another buyer put a bid in after mine for backup bid.
What are my rights if his bid is more and the seller agreed to my bid? This is Ohio. Thank you!
My Real Estate Attorney (elmhurst, ny) will not return escrow deposit.
My shortsale contract that I waited 10 months for fell through and the seller's attorney supposedly returned the escrow money to my real estate attorney. His office however keeps giving excuses saying…
Seller is foreign national. Valid POA not provided on closing date. Seller's attorney not agreeing to refund deposit and wants to litigate.
Seller is foreign national. We are trying to buy the apartment in NYC. Valid POA not provided on closing date. We have requested cancellation of the contract as seller is not able to travel to NYC from…
CAN THE SELLER BE LIABLE IF THEY SALE YOU A HOUSE & THE SEPTICTANK IS NOT LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY. SHOULD THE SELLER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF IF?
NOT THE SEPTIC TANK IS ON ANOTHER PIECE OF PROPERTY RIGHT NEXT TO THE HOUSE. HOW WOULD ANYBODY THINK TO ASK WHERE A SEPTIC TANK IS. I FEEL WE SHOULD SHARE THE COST. IT'S WRONG TO SELL A PERSON A HOUSE…
I purchased a new home. Construction was not quite finished, but I was allowed to go ahead and move in. Now the contractor will not come back .
He doesn't answer my phone calls. I have been trying to get in touch with him for over a year. What can I do?Also, the property tax bill was mailed to him and he did not forward it to me and the house…
twin in glenolden, PA on wells ave. house has been ON THE MARKET for 406 days!!!!.. drove by it saw pics of inside. looks nice
cant figure out why it has been on market soooo long...started out at 179, now TREND sheet shows its 159K, not sure when price dropped....its a bigger lot and decent looking house and average street....if…
how do u make an offer on a total rehab needed home of 100,000?
what is included if they already state it needs total rehab n priced according
Will a conventional mortgage be approved if the house needs a new roof?
The underwriter for my mortgage has asked for a roof inspection. The roof is at the end of its life and needs to be replaced. I have enough money in bank account to pay for the roof after closing. Will…
When I make an offer, how many % below the listing price?
When I make an offer, I don't know how many % below the listing price between short sale, bank own, regular sale?
My husband and I are looking for a home to move or a doublewide that is affordable to our land. Do you sell houses that can be moved or a doublewide?
We are looking for a good home or a good used doublewide that we can pay in a short term instead of 20 or 30 years. We have the land, but no home. Are you able to help?
Construction of house on wetland
Construction of house on wetland I want to know that is it posssible to construct a house on a wetlend lot? I come to know a wetland lot for sale but I am not sure for construction is possible.Lot…
Looking for SJC expert to answer a few questions about the condos near the Mission.
HI, We're very interesting in the Casitas Capistrano condos in SJC. It's just the two of us and two cats. I understand there used to be some "gang" activity across the railroad tracks,…
My lender wants repairs on the house before closing, but the seller says the property is As-Is. What are my options?
I don't feel comfortable paying for work on the house before it is legally mine. Funding for the repairs is not an issue. My bank has refused escrow accounts to cover the repairs after closing and…
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