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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
You are going to have to speak to a lender to see if you will even be able to purchase the other home. If you plan on living in the second home, then that would become your primary residence and the other house will be investment property. Loan requirements for a second home may be tighter. You will have to see if the lender will allow the rent to be included in as part of your income and approve your loan based on being able to rent the other home. ... more
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Wed May 26, 2010
Kent Gagon answered:
They want a 2nd home inspection or appraisal? The 2 are very different. Where there major issues with the home and they want second opinions? Your Realtor is the best resource to answer this question because none of us on this forum are a party to your contract, but check and see if it is an inspection or an appraisal 2 very different items.
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
CCC answered:
It depends on the negotiation but most of the cases I had worked, buyer pays for the connection fee / dewinterization and winterization and seller pays for any use.

During private inspection , watter does not need to be turned on but inspection will be limited and might not be a good idea no to have it on. If seller already know that there are plumbing issues, seller might not want to tuner it on.

As always, talk to your Realtor, your best source of information.
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Fri May 14, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to ask your question again and attach a link or give an address so that your question may be answered accordingly.
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Thu May 13, 2010
With it's location near the beach, a very vibrant community, spectacular views and a low crime rate, I would literally recommend Hialeah Florida to everyone that wants to purchase a home. But these superlatives also mean that Hialeah is not for everyone. It has one of the highest property rates in Florida and also has the highest costs of living in the United States.

Which is why when people ask me about property options in this area, I always ask them if the idea of buying a property here is a long-term option?

One possible reason for this is that a huge percentage of the houses in the Hialeah market are so big, as one potential customer from the north said it ” you can park three SUV'S in the living room". The maintenance of these houses alone is enough to make some customers really weary.

But there is no question that apartments and condo units are thriving here, they are small and far more easy to maintain and more affordable. A huge percentage of customer's refer this type of accommodation.
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Sat May 1, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
No, you wouldn't have much luck searching on the Internet. Few properties are going to be listed that way.

Here's a blog I wrote on how to find lease-options and rent-to-own properties. You use exactly the same techniques to find other variations of owner-financed homes as well:

Hope that helps.
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Sun May 5, 2013
Rich Palmano answered:
You should have been informed of anything that materially effects the value of the property. Generally a seller disclosure takes care of all of the need to know items, but foreclosure is not a topic on any form I have seen. Before closing you should have performed an inspection that would have pointed out any issues as the plugs you described. It is not necessarily apparent that a home is in foreclosure, and unless you are doing a short sale it need not be disclosed from the listing agent to my knowledge if the listing agent even knew. I am not an attorney and can't give legal advice, but I would guess you will have little claim to any damages should you file a suite. ... more
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Sat May 8, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Armando, if you contact a local real estate agent they can help you to quickly narrow down you search. You can start searching on your own as well. Here are some listings to get you started.
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Mon Dec 26, 2011
Dave Griswold/ Lisa Payne-Griswold answered:
if they haven't accepted or rejected you down payment should be refunded. We suggest you contact your Realtor and recind your offer. Make sure it's in writing as well as verbal. Shouldn't be any issues.
all the best
Dave & LIsa
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
You can check with the local police department for that answer. Agents are not allowed to comment on what neighborhoods are like. This is a subject that you would be best to research on your own. ... more
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
SELL RENT real estate answered:
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Tue Feb 16, 2010
Voices Member answered:
This question would probably be best directed to a real estate attorney. By the seller, you mean the bank in this situation since it was a foreclosure. Foreclosures will be sold generally "As-Is" and with no disclosures. An attorney would be able to tell you what they are and are not responsible for.However, my question is did you have an inspector take a look at the property before you purchased? ... more
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Wed Feb 10, 2010
Kathy Weber answered:
It has to be your "primary" residence. The credit is not for investment/income properties.

The $6,500 credit is for "move-up/down" buyer's. You can run your qualifications by your CPA to make sure you would qualify. (owning your primary residence 5 out of the last 8 years) ... more
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Tue Aug 15, 2017
Dallas Texas answered:
Yes there is direct link I hope would answer majority of your questions:

You need have an executed contract by 4.30 and close by 6.30 I would not recommend to wait

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Tue Apr 13, 2010
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Real Estate SINY answered:
Hello Karen,
I asume you are thinking to sell your property as For Sale By Owner. to do that place an ad in your local paper take digital pictures and post them on the internet, craigslist is one of the inetrnet sites you can do that on.
Place a for sale sign on your lawn. Make sure you are available to speak with potential buyers when they want to speak with you, make sure you qualify them to determine that hey can afford to buy your property, make sure they can get financing and make sure these are real buyers.
The other way to do it is interview 3 realtors in your area and hire the one who is a full time licensed realtor and who can give you the most exposure you can possibly get.
On Your Team.
Irena Popilevsky
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
William 50 sqft of size would not account for 12,000.00 of price. There are some other considerations here. They may ask for a second appraisal but you should hold out for your price as they (HSBC) is the one that ordered the appraisal! ... more
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Mon Sep 14, 2009
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Sat Aug 8, 2009
John Bennett answered:

How much is the house worth now??? and how do you know?
You need to know CURRENT market value not a picture of 5 years ago.
From 2004 prices
the market value could have fallen as much as 60%

and Yes you can go to the Tax Appraiser office and talk to them about this. There are on line help
at the property Appraisers office
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Tony Blanco answered:
That property already have a contract.-Find a Realtor to help you. You will need a lot of help and Realtors get paid by sellers. Tony
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