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Home Buying in 17403 : Real Estate Advice

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Russ Malehorn, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Tue Jan 28, 2014
Russ Malehorn answered:
I don't know about the rest of Pa but in York County there are School taxes, County Taxes, and Municipal taxes, taxes when you buy and taxes when you sell. We just love taxes. They are different for all Counties and the municipal taxes are different in each municipality. You can google R/E taxes or Transfer Taxes for each specific county or municipality for more detailed info, or if your buying in York County, just contact me.
Now if your comparing taxes from one state to another. Remember our sales tax is only 6%. Factor that in when your comparison shopping the overall tax picture.
Hope that helps. Russ
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Heather Augh…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Tue Jan 28, 2014
Heather Aughenbaugh answered:
This depends on the details and severity of your credit scores. We have a credit repair department that can look over your credit history and put you on the right path to repairing your credit.
The fee for this service varies, but when your credit is repaired, you receive the fee back at settlement. This service sets you up for success! Please feel free so contact me and I can get you in touch with our repair department and they can also guide me as to when the time is right to find you a home in the York area. Heather 717-586-6966.
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Cynthia Beat…, Real Estate Pro in Red Lion, PA
Mon Oct 7, 2013
Cynthia Beatty answered:
No, you should not have a higher interest rate but you will have monthly condo fees. There are some other things you should know about condo vs detached home buying, so give me a call at 717-309-2913 or email me at cbeatty@prudentialhomesale.com. and I can give you details. ... more
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Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Aug 21, 2013
Jessica Bateman answered:
There are a select few lenders willing to go down to a 600 score sometimes lower. I would recommend The Lenders Network they have helped several of my clients with lower scores get approved.

Good luck!
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Christina Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, TN
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Christina Hayes answered:
Was your contract contingent upon financing? If so did you apply for the financing in the specified time stated on the contract. Your answer is in your offer.

Have a great day;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit & Mortgage Consultant of
Everlasting Credit Repair
Making home ownership more than a dream...
Retired Mortgage Banker
http://www.everlastingcredit.com
https://www.facebook.com/EverlastingCR?ref=hl
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Christina Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, TN
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Christina Hayes answered:
Some of the lower priced homes may need work it all depends. And as mentioned location plays a major role in the pricing as well.

Best of Luck;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit Repair Specialist at
Everlasting Credit Repair
Ex-Mortgage Broker of more than 10 years
http://www.everlastingcredit.com

We also have a DIY service.
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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Fri May 3, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon Veronica,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks affected by this terrible economy, you have a low credit score and you have a dream of buying a home, here's some simple advice for you.

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

Beware of any mortgage professionals promising you an approval with such a low score. Wait on buying a home. I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.
http://www.consumer-action.org/

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0058-credit-repair-how-help-yourself

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Wed Jan 16, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Phyllis

The seller disclosure statement should have included this repairs.

Now it becomes an issue whether you have a Home Warranty or a warranty on the motor
from the manufacturer.

Otherwise you will have to collect in small claims.

You can also talk to your Realtor who helped you buy the home.

Good luck.
Perry
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Mon Nov 5, 2012
Alan May answered:
Okay... let's answer the exact question you asked. "are you obligated to use the listing agent, if they showed you the house...?"

No... you're not obligated to use the listing agent (unless, as others have pointed out, they got you to sign an exclusive buyer's agreement when they showed it to you).

This is one of those instances where you, as the consumer, are allowed to use whomever you want. If you want to hire a new buyer's agent, and bring them to the property... you are allowed to use them.

Now... it does complicate things. Procuring cause, might mean that the listing agent is entitled to a portion of any commission that is due the buyer's agent. But that's not a problem you should worry about... tell your buyer's agent the situation... and let them work that out together. What happens regarding the commission, isn't something that should burden you.
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Kevin and Ju…, Real Estate Pro in Wildomar, CA
Tue Dec 20, 2011
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Almost always, the Sellers must disclose anything they are reasonably aware of - That said, if this is a foreclosed property sale, the bank, or investor who is now selling may not have any info - ... more
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Brooke 'The…, Real Estate Pro in Camp Hill, PA
Mon Dec 1, 2008
Brooke 'The Kiwi' Realtor answered:
Hi Eileen - WOW You go right to the heart don't you?!
YES - A resounding YES - there are plenty...
HOW DO WE GET THEM?:
1-Do a general search on google to get a 'feel' for your level of knowledge. If you are not that knowledgeable then call an EXPERIENCED REALTOR for assistance.
2-Get an Auto-Search System set-up whereby you Get All the Listings from ALL the brokers - THE INSTANT THEY LIST THEM. Then you can get the hot deals fast.
3-Checkout sites like Realty-Bid and Realty-Trac and HUD/VA Listings.
4-Checkout Govt. sales and Sherrif sales sites by doing a search for them.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY DO YOU HAVE A STRATEGY TO SUCCEED?
Hope that helps Eileen! - Brooke
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