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Linneasinclair answered:
I'd like to know the same thing. I get inquiries/leads emailed to me by Trulia from potential renters (in theory) interested in viewing my condo for rent. I respond via email and text to each lead. I've yet to get an answer, or even a "thank you, our plans have changed." I'm doubting now whether 1) my replies are going through to a potential renter as there's something amiss with the data/respond system and/or 2) these are shills set up to make the site look active. ... more
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Frank S. answered:
Hello Unspecified, you may need 20% down for constructions loans. You may consider 5% down jumbo if constructed up to 1.5m with a minimum 720 fico score and from 10% down jumbo from a minimum 680 fico score up to 2.5m.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the purchase.
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Frank S. answered:
Hello Rob, you may consider 3.5% down FHA from a minimum 580 fico score and 3% down conventional from minimum 620 fico score. How much are you currently paying in rent and what is the maximum payment you are looking to afford?

Roughly guess is your maximum qualifications would be about $900 mortgage payment which is about 140k depending on the loan program. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the purchase.

If you figure out what cities/zip you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria.

The purchase in Las Vegas start from 39k for 1bd 1ba condo, from 43k for 2bd 1ba condo and up. Check out the web reference below and get started...
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Stephanie Olarte answered:
We bought a home and closed Friday. In the inspection we asked to get mice and pest control checked. The inspector when we arrived said this house doesn't have rodent or pest problems. Day of move in Saturday, yes the next day we moved stove and fridge to clean it and there was piles of piles of mice poop. Like it almost seemed un real. We checked other places in the home and in plain sight mice droppings.

I have an incline that the seller was aware, and the inspector didn't actually do the job. Can I go after both of them and is there a way out of this house? I am distressed specifically wanted to be clear of these animals.
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Marckatznelson asked:
Hello - I am planning to refinance my existing house and also buy a new house early 2018. If I refinance $272K and Buy $340K, separate mortgage will cost me $4800, but if I take a single…
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Ron answered:
Our 2 bedroom house is available in Emeryville .. few blocks from Oakland, near transit and very walkable.

See 5502 Beaudry listing, or contact me.
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Tesstown asked:
I listed a rental property on Zillow which listed it here, and I am getting inquiries but I cannot see them when I log into Trulia. I do not see a landlord profile. How do I manage my listings…
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Erickmurphy29 answered:
How much would I have to put down on a 1. 5 million dollar home in the city of Atlanta.
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Rachel_meltzer asked:
We need to update our apartment hardware, and I've always loved glass doorknobs. I'm wondering if it adds any value when we look to sell or if something more modern makes sense.…
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Phil34894 answered:
When you say the drain system, if you mean the drain going to the cesspool, septic tank, or the sewer, then these systems would have to be in working condition for the buyer to get financing. If the seller wants to sell to someone to someone who will need financing then they will need to get the cesspool / septic system working. ... more
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Dipiazzadenise answered:
This depends...if you are renting the home, will this be a "legal" bedroom with the egress window in your area? If so, it may be worth it. 3 bedroom rentals do bring in a higher price, however a bedroom in the basement won't be great for every family. For instance, a set of parents with two girls and a boy would want three bedrooms, but if all of those children are under the teen ages- then they would probably not want a basement bedroom. Yet, a family with teenagers, or a single mom that wants to share her space with an adult friend to help with housing costs may love the split design. (If you are renting section 8 homes, you also get more for three bedrooms and there is a higher demand- but the codes may even be more strict than those for regular rentals- you will have to check with HUD for your area.)

If you are selling the house? I would say "no." You could very easily get a few quotes to have the egress window and show it to prospective buyers. Listing it as a "possible third bedroom." This may give buyers who want three bedrooms an incentive to purchase your home, for a little more than a 2 bedroom might go for, if it is just a simple conversion. They may see it as a "deal," and you may get a bit more money for this on your home. However, putting in the window and trying to just push it as a "three" bedroom might not fly with perspective buyers, and it probably won't bring you the same money as other three bedroom homes in your area.

Hope that helps! Good luck.
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