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Home Buying in 20850 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Hi, You need to have a written contract before making a bidding!
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Sun Jul 16, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Hi, try to ask Real Estate Agents or Banks where in they an suggest any ideas about your being a first time buyer. Thanks!
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Mon May 8, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Hi,

Hope you did find a best home for you and your Family :)
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
You can search or use a google map it leads you to some directions or places you wish to see.
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Robert Spinosa answered:
I realize that this post dates back to 2013 and that the question was posed in MD, but I'm going to respond anyway and in the event that someone is looking for the same answers here in 2017 (and in CA):

When your loan size permits, you can do a 1-year tax return application for a conforming loan so long as your lender can get automated underwriting system (AUS) findings from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac that say you can do this. On the Freddie side (FHLMC), which is how most lenders try to do this, there was a recent change that requires that you must have been self-employed for at least 5 years, otherwise 2 years of returns will be required.

On the jumbo side of things, should anyone be reading this response and have a loan amount that falls above the conforming limits, we can do a 1-year tax return qualification up to a loan amount of $2MM with a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 80% and a minimum FICO of 660. We can go to a maximum loan amount of $3.5MM on this program, but there only to an LTV of 60.

Long story short, if you're self-employed and need to work off only your most recent year's taxes, get in touch and we'll make our best effort to help. Thank you!
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Wed Nov 30, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Yes, i also agree with finding a rental using online it will save time and you can choose a lot of listing as well. Good Luck Hope you will find one.
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
You should always talk to your agent to hat ever your decision will be to avoid problems and conflicts on what is written on your agreements with your agent.
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
I Agree talk to your Agent and check all your agreements ..
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Jonathan Lahey asked:
Tue Sep 27, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Reported for what? The agent isn't qualified to judge what's up to code for not. You can certainly "update" something without doing it right. There's no legal requirement for the use of the word "updated" either. That word has different connotations for different people. You, as a buyer, get to decide upon visual inspection and the results of whatever professional inspections whether the home and its fixtures are to your satisfaction before you buy a home. Why complain after the fact? ... more
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Thu Sep 22, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Dou you still need a help? we can help you .. just contact us so we could discus things!
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Thu Sep 22, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
Amelia Robinette answered:
always get it in writing, whether it's required by law or not, you need a paper trail.

usually a signed release by both parties is required to release any escrow funds - that's a legal issue, if the seller is refusing to release earnest money/escrow funds, contact an attorney asap ... more
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Mon Jan 11, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends, if you put in a request to rescind, it should be in writing, signed and then signed by the seller which they should give you a copy of.
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Karen Friedman answered:
There are many factors that go in to deciding how much to offer on a property. Days on market, supply and demand in that area, property condition are a few.
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Sat Sep 17, 2011
Piero Marinucci answered:
I haven't seen this many responses in a while... Blood is definitely in the water! ;)
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
Carolyn Thompson answered:
Aria,

How did you make out with getting your EMD back?

NACA has home loan programs for non citizens.

Some of the information is on the following link. Feel free to contact me if you need further assistance. I represent buyers in Montgomery County. ... more
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
Carolyn Thompson answered:
Sun Jun 5, 2011
David Burnham answered:
To echo Bill's thoughts, some homes a listed below markt value and will sell above the list price, some a listed way above market value and will sell 10% or more below list price. There is no golden rule. You have to look at what a fair price is for that house and decide if you want to go in lower than that and hope to get a deal, or to match that or even higher to try and get a ratified contract before anyone else can put in an offer. ... more
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Jonathan Abbinante answered:
Your buyers agent if you had one didn't give you the back bone necessary to be successful in this situation.
Your earnest is yours, and yes title will not release it unless all party's agree on there paper work to do so.
Your best bet is to sue for earnest if all else fails ... you should have used Vegas' Rockin Realtor , his clients are not robbed! he offers one on one hardcore representation.
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