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Everettarchu…, Home Buyer in Lombard, IL
Everettarchuleta answered:
What are best upgrades for selling a house?
I agree with above answers. These are the important thing. Furniture also attracts buyers. I think front door and other doors are one of the main things. You can give it an attractive ... more
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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I was set to purchase a home, cash, no closing costs, only appliances in the home refrigerator and dishwasher. Close date was September 15th.
Built in appliances are part of the transaction. That usually means the dishwasher, stove and built in microwave oven, if any. Refrigerators usually go with the seller unless another ag ... more
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Ngaynor13, Home Buyer in Taylorville, IL
Ngaynor13 asked:
Knob and tube? Appraisals? We are trying to purchase a home that is perfect for our large family. It was built in 1880 and has done knob and tube wiring with no grounding in most rooms. Seller has already backed out…
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Yolanda1812, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Yolanda1812 answered:
Who is the new owner of Lakeshore Tower in 5600 N. Sheridan Rd, 60660
Why don't you just look up the tax record online or through the tax office?
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S_johnson, Home Buyer in Elmhurst, IL
S_johnson answered:
I'm looking a few homes in Elmhurst that seem to be in a floodplain? Am I an idiot for considering it?
You have to do a bit of engineering and some geology yourself. Firstly...any house in an area prone to flooding must have a backup battery sump pump system AND a place to pump the wate ... more
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S_johnson, Home Buyer in Elmhurst, IL
S_johnson answered:
How can you find out if a home has flooding issues?
I did an analysis on this issue. Go to my listing 1111 Old York Road, Elmhurst, Illinois and follow some of the links I posted. I also posted photos of some of local city engineering ... more
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Accurate Ins…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Accurate Inspections & Consulting answered:
I'm trying to buy a house but the house has violations wath can I do, buy it or not?
You can buy anything you want. Violations do not stop a sale. However, you'll need to correct all violations with licensed contractors, proper City permits and approved applicable plans ... more
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
how can I get a list of condos for sale that are FHA loan eligible.?
FHA restrictions have recently eased and they now approving more condos for FHA financing.

The easiest way is to find a realtor who works with a mortgage broker who is familiar with ... more
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
What lenders would one suggest in the chicagoland region? I am looking at financing a 2 flat apt building with either fha and possibly even
FHA is tough with 2 flats since the building needs to be FHA approved and many aren't because of outdated electrical, etc.

You will also need to live in the property and not have an ... more
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
I'm a first time home buyer after 16 years of living in apartments...it's time for a new change in my life with my family... What do we?
Hello Margaret,

There are now some great FHA programs for 1st time homebuyers which require only 3.5% Down.

This program is designed to help renters who are cash-strapped and wou ... more
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
What is a closing cost credit? My lender mentioned that there is a $3,000 closing cost credit.
That is great! -- That you means that you get $3,000 back at closing.

Rather than a suitcase full of cash though, you get it in the form of a deduction of what you owe (or increase ... more
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John Meyers, Real Estate Pro in Park Ridge, IL
John Meyers answered:
I own my own business. ..I am the president and it is an s-corp. Will that have an effect on securing a loan?
Running my real estate business through my S-Corp myself, I can personally say that it does.

I refinanced our home a couple years ago and we had to base most of the income stated of ... more
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Todd Bowen T…, Home Buyer in Killeen, TX
Todd Bowen Title Agent answered:
I am a first time buyer and don't have a down payment what should i do
As Christina mentioned, you should contact a lender to help you determine what you can qualify for and how much to save up for.

You can check out inzopa as they have vetted thousand ... more
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
Home inspection
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 14, 2016 Home Buying in 60490
Facesofony.i…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Facesofony.info answered:
Does anyone have experience with bidding on gohoming.com? How quickly were you able to close?
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2016 Home Buying in 61615
Aline Durbin, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Aline Durbin asked:
REVERSE MORTAGE: I need to take a Reverse Mortgage. I don't know who to trust. What company is the best in their rates? I have never been late with my Mortgage payments in 17 years (I have lived in…
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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Can anyone recommend a realtor or agent familiar with NACA in Chicago?
The NACA website should have a list of agents in your area.


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