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Peter and Stella B. Ilani answered:
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Peter and Stella B. Ilani answered:
No, a home equity loan can be used for anything after you purchased the home.
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Peter and Stella B. Ilani answered:
In the Northeast a pool really does not increase or decrease a price or how fast a property sells, most of our clients do not want pools and a few do.
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Jimmy Jung answered:
Home Loans For All should be able to assist in finding you a lender(s) that have access to mortgage loan products that require zero down payment. I'd try them first.

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I lived in South Florida for 5 years, a year ago I moved to NJ and hate it... I want to move back but def dont want to rent. I would like to buy an apt 2/2 and on Trulia I have looked at…
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I am about ready to close on a home. The sellers asked for an extra month before we closed. Which I gave them. I have ran into a problem with my loan that has put us back a week in the…
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Scott Godzyk answered:
You would buy a LLC for legal protections. Closing, buying and selling is as easy as in your name if your paperwork and EIN is in order.
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Scott Godzyk answered:
This is the q and a section, their customer service may never see your post. Scroll to the bottom right of any page and click in help center
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Debramcporter answered:
If you are thinking about selling your home, don't do it. Your buyers would have to qualify for the lease and it will give a higher debt to income ratio. If they are right at the edge, they might not qualify for your house. Also, I'm trying to sell a house for an elderly gentleman with a solar panel lease. He did not get a very good deal and his lease payments are $100 a month over what is commonly paid. (Yes, people take advantage of the elderly) Now he is stuck. No one wants to buy his house with 12 years remaining on his lease. ... more
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Steven R. Hoag answered:
That totally depends on the buyer. I grew up on hardwood floors and always hated how cold and hard they felt. There is also a different accoustic quality. Personally I prefer carpeting. Yes, it is more work to properly clean, especially with pets, but cleaning is just part of owning a home. A damaged carpet is far easier to replace than a damaged hardwood floor. We have carpeting that was put down in 1974. With standard vacuuming and bimonthly steam cleaning, it is still in great shape. I think traffic and lifestyle probably have much to do with it.

Final answer is don't change the flooring before selling. No matter what you put down, the new owner will probably prefer something different.
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Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Wanda, any day of the week is probably better than the weekend when everyone is looking. You did not mention the number of bedrooms, baths and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve?

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve any agent can email listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

The rentals in 92505 zip code of Riverside start from $1,350 for 2bd 1.5ba townhome and single family homes from $1,900 for 3bd 2ba home. The purchase in 92505 zip code start from 165k for 1bd 1ba condo and the single family homes start from 260k for 3bd 1ba home.

You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimal out of pocket expenses and pay about the same as rent with down payment and closing cost assistance programs.

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rfog1961 answered:
If the effects weren't disclosed or even known. You should renegotiate the sales price, with the seller. You cannot be expected to incur the cost of repairs discovered prior to closing. Example: if a tree fell on the house before you closed, would you still buy it? You expect the property to be what you negotiate. Either have the seller make the repairs, or give you a credit to the value of the repairs. ... more
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