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Bluetaby asked:
Hello I got preapproved for a loan and now I am under contract to buy a house. When I went to let the loan officer know, he said there was a mistake and my liabilities were not applied correctly.…
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Reid Walker asked:
My name is Reid Walker and I am just making sure the emails I am getting from Trulia are free.
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Kaliedascope24 answered:
As a home seeker, I would suggest fixing anything that would be a deal breaker for the buyer, like the roof, drafty windows, plumbing, or electrical. Those are the things they will still be paying for after closing. So if you can fix the stuff that will save them money through out the life of the house, that means something. Most homebuyers are not house flippers, or have the kind of wealth that will get them homes with "Viking stoves" and "marble counter tops". However, they don't want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, just to spend tens of thousands more. We want a one and done. After those major things, bathrooms and kitchens. When I look at a house, I look for these things. Also another reply earlier, mentioned curb appeal. They are so right, if the outside of the house doesn't look kept people will assume the inside is just as bad and just scroll on by. It's one of the cheapest, and helpful upgrades you can make. You would be surprised at the difference a neatly edged, freshly mowed lawn, along with well trimmed trees or bushes can make. Add to that some nicely placed flowering plants. And people will be checking your house out left and right. I'm not saying all that has to be done just what is the most important in correlation to your budget. As long as the mechanical long term affecting updates are made you can get away with visual upgrades like new backsplash, tiling, flooring and a good color scheme. ... more
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Alan May answered:
An excellent question to as an attorney, as I'm not an attorney, either.
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Robert Purvis asked:
2 items listed under expenses are Management commission and Rental Services. What are these?
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Hrr56 asked:
We do not want pictures of our home. It has been removed from MLS
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William James answered:
I recently made an offer on a property. Although it was agreed i would use my own lender, the bank who owned the house asked for backup docs as a smell test to prove i'm a qualified buyer - so i sent them the normal stuff that was requested - W2's, Tax returns, etc.

They then went and contacted my place of employment for verification of employment, and for whatever reason also disclosed to my place of employment they were requesting the info because i was purchasing a home.

What laws have they broken? I never authorized them to contact anyone regarding my personal info. They are not my lender, are not on any agreement, have zero authorization to do anything.

I spoke with a broker and her mouth dropped to the floor. She basically said you cannot do that! Of course she's not an attorney so she doesn't know the ramifications.

Which brings me here!! I'm angry, have proof they contacted my HR department, and want to know what my rights are and what they could be liable for.

thank you!

James
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Big Skip answered:
I agree with Roxanne. How can you judge a man when you don't even know his situation. Ive paid my child support on time for the past 5 years yet I still have 35k in arrearages and cannot purchase a home. Why? Let me explain how child support DOESN'T WORK FOR THE CHILDREN! I have 2 cases one in San Bernardino and one in Riverside. The one in San Bernardino is only arrears only the other case I'm paying current child support. The problem with the system is that the father cannot allocate where or how much money goes to either case. Then they charge 10% interest per year. Example lets say the arrears case was only 4k. For the current case, child support for is at 300 a month but the arrears are at 6k for that case. if you get 5k back from your taxes they wont pay the arrears case off. They will put like 4800 to the case that you are paying current child support and $200 to the other case that only is in arrears. Then you will be charged 10% interest on both cases at the end of the year so they make it hard for a man to ever get caught up. The cold part about this is I was paying my babies mother child support while she was receiving welfare, proved it , all they did was convict her of welfare fraud, she got one day in jail AND THEY STILL MADE ME PAY BACK THE MONEY TO THE STATE. The system seriously needs to be reformed. My question is is there anyone out there male/female who has owed more than 20k in arrears that has BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE A HOME? ... more
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4sale2me answered:
Just attended a seminar in FL. Non-residence do not get the $50,000 homestead credit exemption and tax rate is 7% higher than florida homeowner domicile.
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Nicole Murphy asked:
It seems living in a college city comes with some cons. During our current search for a 3 bedroom we have run into a our fair share of landlords/agents that are looking for multiple students…
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Justincaple answered:
Ben Roethlisberger's neighborhood
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