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Yesterday at 5:12pm
Blueskies3 answered:
I recently purchased a home from KB in the Los Angeles County area. I have been living in the home for three months, and there has been problem after problem, after problem. The workmanship is shoddy.

This is my second brand new home purchase, and this KB home pales greatly in comparison to the first one (by another builder). There is not one item in the house that does have some sort of imperfection - ding, dent, something. I have had stucco issues, and leaks. I will probably end up selling the home in a year. It is not a sound investment.
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Thu Aug 17, 2017
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
James Richardson answered:
So you haven't even called the power company yet to inquire before posting here and freaking out?

You haven't even called the developer?

You haven't even called the agent?

And when told to call the town, you replied what do you mean "the town" Seriously?

Are you really that helpless? SMH. And THANKS for following up with what the conclusion was to have helped others...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017
mystery0450 asked:
My parents are currently in Vietnam. They are trying to look for a property in Houston. How can they get pre qualified as they are going to pay in cash in full? What do we need to prepare…
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Sun Aug 13, 2017
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Prabhat_singhup asked:
Hi,I bought property 8 months back,but still showing on trulia...Can you please advice me how can i remove all pictures associated with my propepery on Trulia.com?
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Andrey Sokurec answered:
Hi Mark,
Yes, you can get an FHA loan, if credit score is between 500 and 580, but FHA requires 10 percent down payment.
Like your credit score is 580, so you need to pay 3.5 down payment.
Thanks!!
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I understand your concern because it feels intrusive but lenders need to verify that the money for the gift deposit was not illegally received (drug dealer, robbery, etc.). Yes, lenders need proof in writing because without proof, it could mean the money was stolen or from drugs. ... more
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
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Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

We actually do offer some alternate document loans using bank statements.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to contact me.

Thank You
Gregg Pomeroy
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
HoustonBuyer asked:
I signed a buyer representation agreement that ends September 29,2017. I recently found a house that is being remodeled and I contacted the owner myself. He is an agent and would consider…
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Juan G asked:
My wife and I just bought a food truck this year and have been saving up for a while. We have enough money for a downpayment but no proof of income because we have not filed taxes on the…
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Sun Jul 16, 2017
Lakshmeesha answered:
Ongoing project available in Bangalore, and this project is located at East & South Bangalore. Prestige Lake Ridge is luxury apartment situated at Yadalam Nagar and it spread across 15.37 acres of land. Prestige Kew Gardens is ongoing apartment located at Yemalur and project offers 1 to 3 bhk apartments. Sobha Dream Acres apartment is spread across 81 acres of huge land and it is located at Panathur Road, Bangalore.

http://www.prestige-lakeridge.in/
https://www.prestigekewgardens.org.in/
http://www.sobha-dreamacres.co.in/
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Sun Jul 16, 2017
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Mark McNitt answered:
Realtors can create customized searches for our clients and one of the most popular search points we are asked to look for are pools!
So, they are out there. Don't expect to find too many with brand new construction, but a pool search is fairly easy. Keep in mind the extra cost when owning a home with a pool. Those include higher utilities, cost for cleaning/chemicals as well as higher insurance cost.
And when we find that home with a pool, we will want to have the pool inspected to confirm its in great shape and no hidden issues. Let me know if you would like a personalized search created for you.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
www.MarkKnowsHouston.com
Bernstein Realty
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Mark McNitt answered:
Mrs Tucker,

There really is no such thing as a "rent to own" when it comes to real estate. You hear that term with furniture, appliances...maybe a big screen TV. But real estate is a LOT more money and a more complicated transaction. So much so our real estate brokers advise us NOT to get involved with them.
If you need to rent, you rent. If you want to buy the home your renting, you speak to the landlord. If you want the landlord to pay some of your closing cost to buy rental home, you include that in your negotiations.
Your credit scores are too low to get a mortgage anyway. At this point, you rent (as cheap as possible) and save money. During that year you work on fixing your credit to improve the scores. Once you have done that, your not limited to a few homes that are advertising a "rent to own".
And one last comment. This is a huge way for scammers to steal your money. Please use a Realtor when buying or renting any home as they know what to look for to keep you and your money safe.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
www.MarkKnowsHouston.com
Bernstein Realty
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Mark McNitt answered:
Tiffany,

Complicated..yet easy. You need to speak with a lender now. A lender that works with veterans like you! Your general scores sound good. Some "stuff" that might have to be addressed. Good news is that your planning ahead and many credit issues can be squared away long before you need to get that mortgage. No need to hire a "credit repair company" as you can do all of it for free.
I'm providing a link below to my website. I have some great lenders that not only do VA loans, but can provide free advise on how to get your financing house in order. After that, we find you a home. We look forward to assisting you.

Mark McNitt
832-567-4357
www.MarkKnowsHouston.com
Bernstein Realty
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