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Suzanne Sloss asked:
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Cody Storch answered:
It's a condo at about $175,000, USDA approved (no down payment, minimal closing costs, low rate), upcoming city with values rising, 3 bedroom / 2 bath.

I'm going in alone and would barely be able to (but still possible) make the payments alone, so I'm renting one of the rooms out which essentially makes the rent cheaper than actually renting a place, plus the tax breaks.

I know it's a great deal, but I'm scared to make such a huge decision. The other thing is, I like the place a lot, it's super nice, built in 2009, and updated pretty well, but there were some other places for a bit more that were extremely nice and I liked better... But in this market, it's been IMPOSSIBLE to get an offer to stick on any of them. This place is the only one that stuck.

I really need advice, am I jumping into this too soon? Is this really a good investment like everyone around me tells me it is?
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Brenda Cage asked:
My Seller accepted what she thought was a CONVENTIONAL loan on the sale of her home. Near closing date I found out it was an ITIN Loan which I had never heard of. It has been a long, drawn…
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Mary Coyle asked:
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LawrenceIMorris answered:
Happy to help if you can provide more information. If interested, you can go to lawrencemorris.info , input your information, and receive a personalized report summarizing your home buying options.

Happy House Hunting!
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kevin asked:
There is a broken link on this page for buyer and seller questions:
https://support.trulia.com/hc/en-us/sections/201041978
The link for "Contact Us" does not work
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kevin asked:
Also, when I move my cursor over a position, I can see the number. How do I find the date associated with the number?
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor and previous renter, I agree with both replies (Sally & LlsaiahM) so let me add information that was left out and you REALLY need to know this.

First - speak with your landlord NOW!!! Explain that you're looking to buy a home when your lease expires and if there is a gap between the time you need to close on a home and when your lease expires in April, if your landlord can negotiate an exit strategy. We did this and it works. What your goal is - in the event that you need to close on your new home in Feb. (for example) and your lease expires in April, you want your landlord to accept 1 month's rent (you pay for March only) instead of 2 (you don't pay for April). OR you can negotiate a flat fee for you to cancel your lease early.
BEWARE - every landlord is different and this strategy depends on if you paid your rent on time every month + if you were NOT one of those pain in the rear tenants. So if you fit this criteria, most landlords are willing to work with their tenants PROVIDED you do this early - not at the last minute. It pays to start early and negotiate. You never know - you may end up a winner and get a great deal that benefits you! Whatever deal you get, MAKE SURE it's in writing and signed by the landlord / property manager. If it's not in writing and signed, there is no deal. Final tip: Be diplomatic and nice. If you sound like a bully, landlords will ask you to leave.

Next - Spend weekends visiting Open Houses. This gives you a feel for your likes and dislikes, what homes actually cost, neighborhood quality, commute to work, grocery store locations, etc. As for realtors and time frames, you need to know that realtors work on commission and are interested in helping people ready to move now - not next April. Therefore, spend the time now saving as much money as possible (every penny you can) because you will need $$$ for a down payment + cash to pay closing costs + cash to move.

Finally - contact a few lenders and have them give you side by side comparisons. Example: what you would qualify if you buy a home now; what you would qualify if you save xxx by Jan.; how much closing costs are in your area, etc.

Hope this helps.
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Paul Mntalbano answered:
Danny,

I can help with the loan you seek. Inbox to discuss.
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Helen Barber answered:
Im lookin for a 1 or2 bedroom house in rankin pa swissvale pa trutlecreek pa.
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writer5000 asked:
It's in move-in condition and gorgeous. Any recommendations are appreciated. I'd prefer a broker who has experience with mid century modern.
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Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
It is important to understand rather or not the probate sale needs court approval. If it does not, the sale process moves along much like a normal sale. If the sale requires court confirmation, it is up to the Probate Court to determine the timing. This can take quite a long time and is out of the control of the real estate agent. I would start with understanding which type of probate sale this is and go from there. Discuss the situation with the lawyer handling the probate. They will have a better understanding of timing.
Good luck,
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Danielle Perez asked:
My husband and I have been thinking about buying a home. We were going to start looking next year but there are a few things that have changed our mind. I work in Midtown and he is in Jersey…
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Ray asked:
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walter vans answered:
Unfurnished, look at pictures.

Regarding: "Large Pet friendly** 2/2 Rental Home 14181 E Parsley Madeira Beach

Please go by the property at your convenience and look around, it is vacant and you can see in the windows.

Please feel free to call me about any details and to arrange a showing if you are interested.

Thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you.

Walter Vans



**Pets considered, additional terms may apply
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Susie Kay answered:
Hi Ryanktahy96,

I would suggest that you read your contract with the park and go from there.
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walter vans answered:
Regarding: "Large Pet friendly** 2/2 Rental Home 14181 E. Parsley Dr. Madeira Beach

Please go by the property at your convenience and look around, it is vacant and you can see in the windows.

Please feel free to call me about any details and to arrange a showing if you are interested.

Thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you.


**Pets considered, additional terms may apply
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walter vans answered:
Regarding: "Large Pet friendly** 2/2 Rental Home 14181 E. Parsley Dr. Madeira Beach

Please go by the property at your convenience and look around, it is vacant and you can see in the windows.

Please feel free to call me about any details and to arrange a showing if you are interested.

Thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you.


**Pets considered, additional terms may apply
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