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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can I buy the house my husband recently lost in foreclosure back? Mortgage was only in his name & as "occupant" I was given cash for
Is this your current husband or an exhusband? It may not matter, if the home is for sale on the open market I doubt they can prevent you from buying it. In a short sale, yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 19, 2015 Home Buying in Scranton
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
seller agent accepted verbally my offer and the next day they accepted another offer. Can they do this?
Unfortunately, unless an offer is in writing, and signed by both parties, nothing is binding.

Real estate is practiced differently depending on where you are, so I'd ask the agent (o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2015 Home Buying in 18504
Jason Moch, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Jason Moch answered:
Quiet title question??
That seems like a messy situation. My advice is to speak with a lawyer who specializes in real estate law. Sorry this doesn't answer your question, but hopefully somebody will know bett ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in 18508
Paul Philpott, Real Estate Pro in Scranton, PA
Paul Philpott answered:
any houses under 10.000
You can use my website to find local homes and even sign up for email alerts to be notified when new homes meeting your search criteria are listed.

If you are looking for really ine ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Buying in Scranton
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
My credit is poor. I have enough money to purchase home cash but want to finance. Can a family member apply for loan with me to boost my cr. score?
The family member would in essence be taking out the home loan. They would be fully liable for any default in payment you commit. Since you have poor credit (reason not provided) there ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in Scranton
Jayne Vaughan, Real Estate Pro in Clarks Summit, PA
Jayne Vaughan answered:
how do you get a probate investigation?
You can view files associated with the probate of a will at the Register of WIlls office. Or, go to LackawannaCounty.Org and go to the Register of Wills office and look at the files on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Scranton
Kathy Willia…, Home Buyer in Waymart, PA
Kathy Williams answered:
We have been making energy improvements to our home for years. Doesn't this add value? Like a metal roof, solar panels, extra insulation.
Thanks to all that responded. We have done the usual improvements, like hardwood floors, new kitchen counter and island. It's just that when my house was appraised for refinancing it wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Scranton
Matt Novelli, Home Buyer in Terra Alta, WV
Matt Novelli answered:
Can a seller (or seller's attorney) keep our escrow even though the property was sold to someone else?!?
If you elected inspections on the contract than he can not keep your hand money.
If you wrote contract through a realtor, call the broker of the company.
If you did not use a realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Is Apple going to make a new iPhone soon?
they just recently released the iphone 5... I wouldn't hold my breath for anything new in the phone category, from apple for about a year or so.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Rick Molner, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Rick Molner answered:
how do I find out what my home is worth from your website? did you discontinue this?
At Weichert Realtors - Molner Group we use a price trend analasis for the most accurate value base on several factors. Call me for a free PTA and we can get you the answers you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Rick Molner, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Rick Molner answered:
my credit is poor and my husband don't have established credit he pays for everything with cash how can we buy a house with him having no credit at al
Depending on the amount of your down payment, there are lenders which may do a purchase loan for you depending on a few different factors. They will most likely charge you a higher inte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Peter Lamand…, Real Estate Pro in Scranton, PA
Peter Lamandre answered:
I need the average cost of properties that were for sale in 2003 in Scranton PA zip code18505
Scranton is made up of a variety of different types of homes (Size, Design, Age, etc) due to that varying level of appeal contained within the city taking a broad number such as the ".. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 6, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Kim Skumanick, Real Estate Pro in Clarks Summit, PA
Kim Skumanick answered:
Should I walk away from this house?
John, consult with your attorney to see if he will work with Fannie Mae's title company as they correct their mistakes. It might take some time, but better to obtain good, marketable t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
Erica Ramus,…, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Agent A and Agent B both work for the same agency. Agent A has a listing that Agent B's client is interested in. Isn't it NOT in the best
Agents in the same company should be able to each work to get the house sold and the buyer in the house. Period. Each one should protect their client's best interests, confidential ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 7, 2012 Home Buying in Scranton
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
I know that my credit score is 628. I'm wondering if I pay off a loan now, will it make any helpful adjustments to buying a home in a few mths?
Generally speaking the answer is yes. pare down your debt, pay your current bills on time and FICO score should climb!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 7, 2011 Home Buying in 18508
Judy Cerra, Real Estate Pro in Clark Summit, PA
Judy Cerra answered:
What is the best way to go about getting pre-approved for a loan?
Amber, first read How do I Start the Process of Buying my own Home? at http://www.trulia.com/blog/JudyCerra/, then contact me at JudyCerra@verizon.net and I will guide you in the proce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 10, 2011 Home Buying in Scranton
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