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Tue Oct 17, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Is it the same appraisal company or is it the same person appraising the property?
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Sun Oct 1, 2017
Kelly Long answered:
I had an appraisal come in 75,000 below offering now I don't know what to do with that information because we love the house ... but I don't want to buy a house that is not worth even close ... more
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Sat Mar 11, 2017
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

If your obtaining a mortgage you are allowed to get a gift from your parents. There is a prices to how the funds need to be documented.

You are welcome to get in touch with me if you would like help with this or have any questions. ... more
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Manoj.gunwani asked:
The Great Hills neighbourhood of Austin is wooded with many cedar and oak trees. Most houses come with with backyards that have at least a couple of these trees and some are entirely wooded.…
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Setinvestments asked:
Mon Jul 18, 2016
Hi Debora,

The buyer pays since the repairs are required for their loan/appraisal.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Debora Mitchell Johnson answered:
Many times the Seller will ask for highest and best. Since it is a Seller's market it appears that the asking price is the beginning price in many cases. So, yes they might ask for more
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Sat Jul 16, 2016
Douglas Wiggers answered:
Search further out beyond a mile. Try the zip code and surrounding zip codes. Or stay in the geographic school boundary.
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
It depends on how your contract is written. Are you buying your home with a loan? How is the financing addendum written? I would suggest that you consult your real estate agent as she/he knows the detail of your transaction. ... more
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Wed Oct 7, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, it is up to the listing agent to post correct info or make changes accordingly,
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Fri Aug 28, 2015
Kkso.2005 asked:
I'm a homeowner and I noticed my listing was incorrectly listed as an apartment and not a single family house. How can I rectify that? Note that the mls listing is 'single family…
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Rick answered:
Im a retired appraiser. I stopped appraising and started investing and Ive done well because I understand what makes value. When I did residential appraisals (FHA,VA), there was seldom a 2nd appraisal ever and the value of the 1st appraisal was "assigned" to the house for a time. The only reason for HUD or the VA to require a 2nd appraisal was when the first appraisal, after review, was considered (politely) deficient. Things like a different square footage (compared to the measurement on an earlier appraisal), too high total gross percentage adjustment, too high a net percentage adjustment, an adjustment that it too large can cause the rejection of an appraisal. Constraints placed on the appraisal process by lending requirements can lead to an inaccurate value estimate. ... more
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Jim Morelli answered:
The Texas real estate contract clearly states the property must satisfy the lenders underwriting requirements. If it doesn't the buyer can walk away and receive a refund of their earnest money. Appraisal is an underwriting requirement. If I were you I would have your agent review the appraisal for errors or inaccuracies if none you may be better off to negotiate with the buyer. The next contract most likely will end up in the same place. ... more
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
There is a new FHA program that allows to you to finance a home one year out of bankruptcy. You must have lost a job in the last 5 years and the BK must be due to job loss. Give me a call to discuss 972-854-3270. ... more
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Roxanne Kahn answered:
I would recommend asking the sellers to come down $2000 in price, or contribute $2000 more to closing costs (if applicable - you'll want to talk to your lender to see if that is even a possibility). Your Realtor should be able to answer these questions for you, along with your lender. ... more
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
atxblueskies answered:
HOA sucks. I don't care about the so call amenities. Most houses in my neighborhood already have large yards and pools. There is just this little area near the entrance into the subdivision that is needed to be maintained, yet, they gourge us with almost 1500 bucks on fees, annually. Not a huge sum, but, it is still wrong. ... more
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Rubyshoesday,
If you give me the address I will gladly share the Days on The Market before closing. I have lived and worked in the coveted '59 for many years.
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Joe,
You need to read the lease to see what was specified. 24 hours notice to show should be sufficent. You are the Landlord and she is only the tenant, therefore you make the rules. If she has pets or small children you should take that into consideration, but ultimately its your property and your rules. Don't let her try to push you around. Good luck! ... more
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