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A few minutes ago
Alan May answered:
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A few minutes ago
Alan May answered:
Lenders actually like young borrowers. They hope you'll use them beyond your first purchase, for your second home, third home and so on. So it's unlikely that your age was the reason you've "had this happen already".

Perhaps it had more to do with your "average credit"... maybe it was less than average. Maybe you didn't have high enough scores, or make enough money, or have enough savings, or have too much credit debt.... those are common afflictions of the 'young'.

Any good lender should be able to tell you what you need to do in order to be approved for a loan.
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Ashlynn Jones asked:
Whenever I get daily emails its not in my price range and im looking to adjust the settings and info.
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A few minutes ago
Alan May answered:
In addition to the questions Kathy asked... you should also have a copy of your lease, which should spell out exactly how much your lease "should have been".

Documentation should save you. ... more
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A few hours ago
Ellisdurham2043 answered:
what can i do to get my condo building approved in a hurry i am paying wellsfargo bank 6% intrest
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, try ringing some doorbells around dinner time or early evening and ask the owners your question. Realtors are eager to list and sell homes so they will not always tell you the truth. Also if realtors don't live on that street, they don't know the answer to your question. You can also try ringing doorbells in the early morning in case people work different shifts. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
All listings on Zillow and Trulia are posted by realtors, owners and property managers. Zillow and Trulia also get listings from 3rd party search sites. Therefore, Zillow and Trulia do have listings posted as "For Sale By Owner." Realtors who rely on their MLS systems can send you listings by email directly from the MLS, however, they do not have listings "For Sale By Owner." ... more
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, you have the advantage at this point since you have not closed escrow yet. You need to contact a real estate attorney immediately and tell your realtor that you refuse to close escrow. You do not need to cancel the transaction because it will cost you more to cancel (lost earnest money deposit, lost inspection fees, etc.) which are all non refundable. You should stay in contract or escrow and with the help of a real estate attorney, the termite infestation can be resolved easily.

As for your realtor, remember all realtors work on commission and only get paid when escrow closes. Realtors do not care what's in your best interest because at this point, all they care about is getting their commission check. Therefore, your realtor's agenda is to push this transaction thru and close escrow quickly. Any delays means their commission check is delayed. Bottom line - you are paying for this home - not your realtor. So you have every right to delay closing of escrow and spend time getting a real estate lawyer to get the termite infestation resolved.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to call a local realtor because a small grocery store is considered commercial property - not residential real estate. Only a local realtor can assist you with both residential and commercial real estate. ... more
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K.fester asked:
A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, I told buyers to ring some doorbells around dinner time or early evening and ask residents your question. Realtors are eager to list and sell homes so they will never tell you the truth and if they don't live on that street, realtors don't know the answer. ... more
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will need to call a local realtor to answer your question. That said, keep in mind that realtors are prohibited from giving opinions regarding school quality, neighborhood demographics, crime statistics, etc. because these categories violate Fair Housing laws. As a former realtor, I told buyers to visit the local police department to get neighborhood information and crime statistics, visit the local public schools and leave your contact information with the office so parents can call you, talk to school officials, spend time in different neighborhoods visiting grocery stores, parks, etc. so you can judge for yourself about neighborhood demographics. Finally go to http://www.census.gov to get even more information. ... more
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will need to call a local realtor to get an accurate answer. Contributors who reply here are from all 50 states so nobody online will know the answer.
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Yesterday at 11:02pm
Billy Garland asked:
I keep trying to remove saved rentals and after unchecking, I refresh the page and it still shows up as a favorite/saved?? How can I remove this?
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Yesterday at 9:00pm
nobrain zoo asked:
I am in escrow on a house in Los Angeles county. The home inspector found damage to a door threshold that looked like termite damage and recommended a termite inspector evaluate it. I made…
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Yesterday at 8:51pm
Val Jimenez asked:
Please email me ASAP.. 3 bedrooms in the northeast Minneapolis area.
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Yesterday at 8:43pm
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Yesterday at 8:40pm
Maddie answered:
go around and get to know your neighbors
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Yesterday at 7:59pm
Lblanchard28 asked:
Home has been sold. Please remove photos.
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