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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
We are considering buying a SFH and the inspection report indicated rodent activity in attic and crawl space. How much is the cost to fix this?
I would suggest that you obtain a couple bids from a pest control companies and go from there.
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Anthony Mason, Real Estate Pro in Upper marlboro, MD
Anthony Mason answered:
Contingency questions, please help.
Hello,

In your contract there should be a clause either AS-IN w/ inspection and Kick right to terminate or Inspection without right to terminate. Which one is in your contract? Soun ... more
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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Bankruptcy sale, how to negotiate repairs?
The court just has to approve it.
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Can I backout without loosing the deposit money?
I would suggest that you read your contract again or as your realtor for assistance.
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Do married or single buyers have an edge when it comes to home offers?
The buyer's marital status is of no concern for the seller. The best offer (highest price or cash offers, no contingency, no closing cost, shortest option, paying for your own title pol ... more
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Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
I am thinking about leasing Solar panels for my home. I heard that it might be hard to transfer the lease to the new owner, when I sell my home.
I have seen buyers back out of a sale because the Solar was leased. Some will like it and as long as they can qualify for the lease they may be happy. Others don't agree and may walk ... more
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George Colbe…, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA
George Colberg answered:
Making an offer without knowing the type of plumbing used
Pay for a Home Inspection, use a quality certified inspector, let your realtor know you want copper pipes, so that can become a search criteria of filler
for you ahead of time.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2015 Home Buying in 95130
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Tax bill for previous owner issued after closing. Who is responsible?
Hello:

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Please contact your Realtor and ask to see the Notice of Your Supplemental Property Tax Bill. Please also go over your final HUD/settlement ... more
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Tanya Knowles, Real Estate Pro in
Tanya Knowles answered:
Silver Creek Mobile Estates!
Here is a list of a bunch of mobile home parks in San Jose and their average space rents.
http://spacerentguide.com/san-jose-california-mobile-home-parks.html

That site also has a w ... more
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Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Single First Time Home Buyer
The first step is to meet with a lender in person. Once that lender determines your buying power interview and select a real estate consultant. If during your consultation you decide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 19, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Sam Shueh,  in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
what is my best option for a loan with no down payment?
Suggest you investigate in a FHA loan with 3.5%. For a manufacturing home it needs a specialized lender.
VA does not require a downpayment.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 16, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
I have a lease till end of august, Owner want to sell it, do I have to vacate the place if seller ask?
Just by virtue of your question you are well advised to consult an attorney. Read your lease carefully to determine if there is a clause allowing the owner to evict you without notice. ... more
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Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Home on Partial T junction, is it ok or not?
Hello braceanil:

This is usually a personal preference issue. I know that many East Asian/Southeast Asian buyers might believe that it is not good feng shui to have the house at a T- ... more
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Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
How long does a Seller have to sign the Cancellation form so I an get my deposit back.?
Hello Newellsb:

I am sorry to hear about your troubles. What does your agent say about this situation? Your Realtor should be in contact with the seller's agent about when Seller is ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Susie Kay answered:
We bought a home couple months back. It was a flip by investor. After a month we saw water leaks and found damage to sub floors. What are my options?
I'm sorry this happens to you.

You can always hire an attorney to assist you in court. Repair the damage and ask for the repairman for input as what causes the leak. He may be able ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Sherry Stokes, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA
Sherry Stokes answered:
Can the bank change the sale price on a short sale home after accepting original offer?
My Name is Sherry Stokes- Realtor Ask for a variance of BPO appraisal and submit NEW supporting documents to support the purchase price. You will get it...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2015 Home Buying in 95135
Andy Brown, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Andy Brown answered:
Could I qualify for a home loan with a low down payment if my fico score is above 720.?
Yes and Jumbo financing to $850k loan amount with only 5% down is available with a 700 score. Please contact me with any questions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015 Home Buying in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
i just bought a trailer that is being occupied her lease is up from the other owners and she refuses to sign a new lease with me .
If you are considering an eviction or other legal recourse, please consult with an attorney. I have some contacts in San Jose, if you would like to discuss your situation further with a ... more
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Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Is there any recourse for a buyer if the seller delays acquiring and turning over title documents?
Hello Stacy,

I'm not sure what title documents you are talking about from your question. If you are talking about a cloud on title, and Sellers are having trouble tracking down the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015 Home Buying in 95118
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Is there a timeline for an appraiser to turn in the appraisal on a bank ordered appraisal for the sell of a home?
Hello Jrose,

Yes, although different lenders have different processes, your loan officer should be able to look up the timeline that the appraiser is due to follow. There is usually ... more
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