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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
I am 41, and on ss disability. I am wanting to buy a house. A house payment would be a lot cheaper then rent. But how can I buy a house?
Buying a home requires money, stable income, good debt to income ratio, and decent credit, among other things. You can call a local lender and start a loan application and see what you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2016 Home Buying in 64501
Pam, Renter in Clinton, MO
Pam asked:
Looking for private invester to lease opt or a high risk lender in the St Joseph MO area I have 10% down and have low score due to passing cash for numerous years. Will be able to re fi after 12 to 18 months
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 14, 2015 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
When is the right time to buy? I will be moving out of the area in 2 years, but can significantly decrease my monthly spending by purchasing a house.
You should not consider buying if you only have a two year time frame. My advice to all buyers is you must have a minimum 4 year time horizon or rarely will buying be in your best finan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Home Buying in 64504
geisy martin, Home Buyer in Mesquite, TX
geisy martin asked:
How can I remove my husband and me from notifications to emails? My email es geisymartin@yahoo.com and my husband email is marpolopesca@yahoo.es. We don't want to receive any of emails from Trulia please.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in 64501
Pam Bowman, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MO
Pam Bowman answered:
If you find the home you want to buy, is there a fee for the realtor ? Or does the owner pay all that?
Since Commission is part of the cost of selling/buying a home. All parties pay the commission but Sellers are responsible to pay it at closing.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Scott Hudson, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MO
Scott Hudson answered:
I saw this house in the south end that was 60,000 and had a jacuzzi. Could someone send me the link? I can't seem to find it.
The reason you are no longer able to find it online is because it looks like it is now under contract. Here was the property I believe:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
masse4u, Home Buyer in Saint Joseph, MO
masse4u asked:
Is the house at 3721 maplewood drive sold? Add some detail about your question
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 30, 2013 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
The Kyle Han…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Peters, MO
The Kyle Hannegan Group answered:
When working with a purchase of a new construction home, does the first offer have to be on a construction contract?
Thanks for the help, I very much appreciate it!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 13, 2013 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Linda Blum, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, MO
Linda Blum answered:
We are looking to buy our first home in St. Joseph. Question about offers.
Your Realtor IS the best person to ask! There is no good formula for how much to offer compared to list price. It depends on how accurately, competitively, aggressively the house was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 10, 2013 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Cristen McDo…, Real Estate Pro in st joseph, MO
Cristen McDonell answered:
I am a first time investor is now a good time to buy rental properties in St.Joseph,mo and can you recommend
When it is a buyer's market it is a great time to purchase a home of your own...or even to branch out into the investment property market. Many properties are available and can be purc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 8, 2012 Home Buying in 64507
Mary Sharp, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MO
Mary Sharp answered:
Can you buy a home with no down payment?
With your credit score, YOU are eligible for an MHDC Loan, they offer a downpayment FREE as long as you stay in the purchased property for 7 years. So there is your downpayment. Yo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in 64505
Dale Weir, Real Estate Pro in Chesterfield, MO
Dale Weir answered:
How can I figure out how long on average homes are staying on the market in St. Joseph, mo?
Your Realtor will be able to run a report in the MARIS system showing days on market, HOWEVER, there are many things that will affect that number -
1) the price range of the home,
2) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
amybeth4799, Renter in Saint Joseph, MO
amybeth4799 answered:
Whats the pros and cons of living in saint joseph ,the weather,jobs, good to retire in how about for college age anything to do.
There are several things to do it St Joe. We have a new rec center and there are lots of bowling alley's and shopping malls, tons of restaurants. We're also only about 40 mins away fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Bobbi Howe, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, MO
Bobbi Howe answered:
Why are the sq ft listed on Trulia so far off? My home is 1400 sq ft and appears as 770. My realtor says she has no control over that...
If you'd want to send me a message with your address, I'd be happy to look up what is listed in our MLS system vs what is listed on Trulia to try and figure out where the problem is. W ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 1, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Mcchessor, Home Buyer in Lamar, MO
Mcchessor answered:
i am looking into a home that i like and it will need some TLC what would you rec. as a route to borrow the extra amount needed to do the rep/upgrades
Purchasing your own home is a good investment. If you are still married and live in the state of Missouri you can NOT purchase another home in your name only as Missouri is a maritial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Keeping in mind how hard home loans are to get . I think some of the homes for sale here are a bit over priced.
Jesse,
Seller's still want all they can get. Values have dropped and some sellers are having a hard time accepting this. On the other hand, many buyers are missing out on good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 13, 2011 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Dale Weir, Real Estate Pro in Chesterfield, MO
Dale Weir answered:
I'm buying my parent's home for $79,000 with 20% down. I don't want them to have ANY expenses for this sale. How much will my closing?
If you are getting a loan, the lender and the title company will go through the figures and determine what the costs are for both sides. Note that typically the sewer bill, the taxes, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 16, 2011 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
Mary Sharp, Real Estate Pro in Saint Joseph, MO
Mary Sharp answered:
hello what is the average rent for a 3 by 1 in 64501 and what are the vacancy rates in this suburb thanks
Start at $425 and up. This area has homes, apt bldgs, and duplexes. There are several old mansions scattered through out the area. It is close to the Downtown Area and convenient ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 18, 2010 Home Buying in 64501
Teresatls, Home Seller in Saint Joseph, MO
Teresatls answered:
looking for a home with some land
Still looking for a house with acreage? We have 8 acres and our property has a nice 6 stall barn and riding area. Email me: teresatls@yahoo.com
Thanks. Teresa
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 11, 2009 Home Buying in Saint Joseph
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