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Sun Dec 18, 2016
Edelrodriguez407 answered:
Im in Midland, Texas I see questions answered below but nothing regarding typically how much is needed for closing on a VA loan ? How much should I have saved up in Savings?
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Bhopal answered:
My Cibil Transunion Score is 665 . its good or bad and how i can increase. and my personal loan score is 839 what is this .
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Mon Oct 5, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Read the link I've attched below, then go to the green bar at the top of every Trulia page to "Browse" then "Agent Directory" enter the zipcode where you're intrested in buying and you'll get a list of some of the top agents working in that area, then pick up our phone and start interviewing them.

Once you've found a buyer broker you want to work with ask them for suggestions for local Lenders to speak with. Good Luck and Happy House Hunting.
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Ozziesebion answered:
Hi,

Also Australian living in Greenfield Milwaukee, just bought a Condo, 2 lge bed, 1+ bath, kitchen needs updating and for investments purposes I do not think you can beat the Market at the moment. Just in my area alone without gutting the whole condo you can buy from $46K to $95K and considered agood area, zip 53221. We sold our hhome in Cudahy 2008, arrived Oz 2009 with everything, spent a year (we did our homework but not good enough) turned arounnd and came back. Prices in Oz artificially inflated due to demand, you can get 3-4 times here as in Oz. Son living in Glebe Syd, old, old want 1.5mil.
Good Luck with decisions
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Fri May 10, 2013
Teri Van Dyke answered:
A General Warranty Deed is a type of deed where the grantor (seller) guarantees that he or she holds clear title to a piece of real estate and has a right to sell it to the grantee (buyer). The guarantee is not limited to the time the grantor owned the property—it extends back to the property's origins.

Whereas, a Special Warranty Deed, the seller (grantor) warrants or guarantees the title only against defects arising during his/her ownership of the property and not against defects existing before that time.

Perhaps you could accept the Counter Offer and Amend the Offer later, changing the type of deed -- if they'd be willing to do that. If there are other contingencies in the Offer, for example home inspection and financing, or appraisal contingency - this could buy you some time to get the legal advise you need to make a decision that best protects you.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Dave Schmidt answered:
Dave Schmidt Realty
4314 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53219
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Lloydprogroup answered:
Here is another thing to think about from the home insurance perspective.

Homes that have mold claims that were turned into their insurance company MAY be uninsurable in the future.


Contact your local insurance agency for questions about a specific home.

Think very carefully BEFORE buying a home with known mold issues.

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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Wes Black answered:
In most cases the most prudent thing a buyer can do is to have his/her own agent representing them from contract to close. The buyers agent is now your advocate and educator representing only you. ... more
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Fri Apr 8, 2011
Nina Kraus answered:
When it comes to short sales, I always advise my buyers to offer close to the asking price. The home is already in a deficit as far as how much is owed to the bank. Short sales are priced based on what the listing agent believes the bank will accept. I never "low ball" with short sales. ... more
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Tue Jan 11, 2011
Ginny Fuchs answered:
You ALWAYS want an agent when you're the buyer! You don't pay the agent anything. That's all done by the seller. When an agent represents the buyer the agent is able to share information with their buyer in regard to such things as impending divorce, foreclosure, or any other adverse situations going on. The bank cannot share ANY information with you and does not represent you to get the best deal possible. When you call the name listed on the For Sale sign that person ALWAYS represents the seller and their job is to get the most money possible for the seller. A buyer agent can guide you for inspections and negotiate things to get repaired/replaced and ask for a home warranty and closing costs for you. The will not do any of that for you because they are not in the real estate business. If the bank is doing the paperwork you are most likely missing out on 1000's of dollars of savings. You have no one watching out for you. Please call someone you like and trust! It will be the best phone call you can make. It costs you nothing and saves you $$$. ... more
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Sun Jan 25, 2009
Debby Thompson answered:
Jeff we are seeing many homes that are on the market for a long time. Some homes because of the repairs that are needed you have to pay cash for the home. So someone that is coming into a home like this is going to want to know that the home will be worth the repair cost and have the money to work on the home. At one time FHA had a program where you could get a loan for repairs but you had to use contractors to do the work. It had to been done through a place like Home Depot. The lenders want to make sure that when it was done it was done right. You could not do the work on the home. I am not sure if there is still program like is any more. I know about it before the big shake down on the banks. You might want to talk with a loan officer and see if they still have that type of program available. They would appraise the home with the improvements that needed to be done. But the home could not have basement issues or roof issues more of an interior issue. Nothing major. ... more
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Debby Thompson answered:
You have the right to do inspections and any testing you would like on any property you purchase in Wisconsin. However on an ROE property the bank may not be willing to do any repairs. You should never buy a property you have not done an inspection on. The buyer pays for any test and inspection except for well and septic. All REO properties are listed as is in Wisconsin. You would have to write in an offer that you want an inspection and list any testing that you would want. This can not be done after the offer is excepted. This is an inspection contingency. ... more
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Fri Aug 8, 2008
Shane O'Gorman answered:
1. I would say comps are a fine way to determine value but have nothing to do with how much THIS particular seller is asking for the home. Comps in the case of a REO apply in the same way.. you dont know how much money the bank is expecting.
2. If you are working with an agent you shouldnt be looking at houses you cant afford.
3. I agree with wholy and this should be the main determing factor. what are you willing to pay for the house? Before submitting an offer the agent should go over with you and ask if this is the highest amount you would be willing to spend and risk losing the house. If its not then either take the chance that someone puts in a stronger offer or you make a stronger offer yourself. You cant count on anything.
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Sat Jul 5, 2008
Karen Wenzel, e-PRO answered:
Congratulations Robert - you did good. Enjoy your new home!!
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