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Brenda asked:
We know nothing about deeds and new mortgages. My husband and I did our transaction 25 years ago and are clueless. Should she be worried?.
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Yj_hong answered:
Try the PropertyOwners service at https://LocaLoqa.com/@PropertyOwners where property sales stand next to their property (on map and listing) ready for Q&A with potential buyers.

The service carries hundreds of thousands properties, and the one you're interested in may be there already. If not, you can also add your question right at the property location awaiting for the owner to join to respond to your question. ... more
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Aaron Knutson answered:
We can finance properties with loans in litigation and rates are still good. Starting Jan. 1, 2018 it will require 20% down. Interest rates are decent though.
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Birdie Houck answered:
This was my previous property, it's been sold. But I didn't really take into consideration the safety of the neighborhood until after seeing the people around me. My suggestion would be to visit the area at different times of day and weekends. Evenings especially, more folks are home then and it will help with your decision ... more
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Tfx327 asked:
Hello, I’m looking for sponsor units with No Board Approval coops. I was told by an agent that those usually require full cash payment, is this true?
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Kevin Jones answered:
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Yahve Elmm asked:
What can i do to protect myself from being sued from the bank and not lose my deposit.And can i switch the process so thst i buy a 1 family instead of me.Also is any of this going to damage…
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Alvin Cai asked:
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
FHA loan is a type of loan for buyers which allows a minimum of 3.5% down payment and is not quite as strict with credit scores. This is a great option for buyers who don't have enough cash for a larger down payment. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Try using a local lender instead of Quicken loans and ask the lender if they can have underwriting manually approve the loan instead of going thru automatic desktop underwriting.
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Ronnilynnolson answered:
Yes got evicted, me my adult boys and 3 dogs need a place to live by tommaro i dont know what too do please help if you cani dont know what else to type were going to lose everything we own iv wrote more than 25 i dont know what. You want me too type ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, you forgot the most important item which should be first. You need to research which HOA communities allow you to rent without living there first. The way it works is HOA's are under pressure by lenders to limit or restrict the number of rentals in their community because lenders refuse to give loans to buyers if the community has too many rentals. This means if an owner is trying to sell and the community has too many rentals, that owner can only sell to cash buyers because buyers who need a mortgage loan will be denied. The seller will be forced to sell for a very low price and that seller will go after the owners who are renting and pressure you to stop renting. To prevent neighborly disputes, HOA's have policies in place to limit the number of rentals in their communities.

Therefore, contact a few realtors and work with them to find out which communities will allow you to rent first before living there.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Upgrading or renovating a kitchen or bath to sell a home only means the home will sell faster. It does NOT always guarantee a higher price for the seller. There are other factors which determine price besides a modern kitchen and bathroom. All realtors will tell you that depending on your market, it's not always required to have an updated kitchen or bath. The main criteria is that it is cleaned thoroughly. Pricing your home will take into account the condition of the rooms and other factors. This means if you have an older kitchen or bath, you need to sell at a lower price. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Use Zillow.com, type in your city / town and state or zip code, then go thru the filters on top. Under Listing Type, make sure "Sold" is checked and under Price, select Minimum amount and select a high enough number so Zillow doesn't pull up low priced homes. Under "More" scroll down to "Days on Zillow" and select 12 or 24 months. Zillow keeps listings for 3 years. Then search your neighborhood and select Sold listings that are similar to your home as well as those currently for sale. On each "Sold" listing, scroll down to "Price and Tax History" and if you click on that, it will tell you who the listing realtor was for the last transaction. For listings currently for sale, the listing agent's name is on the listing.

It's better to start with realtors who either have sold similar homes to yours or have homes currently for sale. At least they will have some experience with your home.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
What house are you referring to? You did not include a link.
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Kekedejesus123 answered:
I am looking for a one bedroom apartment in Queens, New York for me and my two kids my son is 3 years old and my daughter 2 years old. I have CITYFEPS 1,515 and they willing to pay for me for 5 YEARS. Please Contact Me As Soon As Possible Thank You Very Much ... more
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