Home Buying—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 698

I was forced to agree on paying $1000.00 for a short sale negotiator when I made an offer on a short sale property. Is this customary and ethica now?
Can I require thes hort sale negotiators reports and identities as part of the escrow instructions? How do I really know if I was scammed or not???
An Agent misrepresented herself as a listing agent & lied stating our offer had been accepted, what can I do?
My husband and I saw this house and called the agent number on the sign, we gave a verbal offer and was told it was accepted. We met the next day to sign all the paperwork. She told us that she was the…
Does a kitchen at the entrance of a home affect home value and future resale opportunities?
I walk into the home, to the right is the kitchen, to the left is a dinning room, and straight ahead about 15 feet is the living room. The kitchen is closed off to most of the living room but has a direct…
We signed an agreement with a realtor to help us find a home in Aug of 07. We looked at several homes with him.
One of the homes was out of our price range but we asked the owners if they would lease it to own. Three months later we got a call from them offering to lease to own the property to us. We began leasing…
Basement finished without permit
Me and family really like one house in our area, but it seems owner has finished basement without permit. They are not willing to show it to county office and are willing to negotiate price. Please suggest…
getting a mortgage with a weak credit score but steady long term employment-can i get one?
i have over 15 years with utility company-gross usually around 100,000 a year-but weak credit score averaging 580-2 delinquent account in collections under 2000.00 that i am clearing up now- no credit…
Any title companies familiar with assignment of contracts?
Hello Trulia community, Does anyone know of a title company that handle assignment of contract transaction (wholesale deals)? In the NYC area. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks…
Do you know a deal when you see one?
Huge Sale, right now! Nordstom slashes prices dramatically on Everything, and announced an interest rates roll back on charge cards to 3.5 %; the same rate charged in 1950. Sound too good to be true?…
Is a $345 price for a smaller townhome at Arts District Hyattsville too much?
I recently visited Arts District Hyattsville and was given a price qoute with a $345k price for an Adams model. Based on what other homes in this community sold for is this price reasonable or can this…
Relocating to San Antonio from TN- need help finding the right areas to concentrate on finding a rental home!
Relocating from TN to San Antonio due to my husbands job. We have a 2 year old daughter and are looking for a family oriented area thats still conveniently located to shopping, outdoor activities etc.…
What open houses did anyone attend this weekend?
I was at 4 East Franklin and it's a great house with fantastic room sizes, AMAZING master suite, and HUGE basement. I am giving it a thumbs up?
I see alot of properties that are listed here as foreclosure/notice of default. Whats the process of getting more information?
Noticed some houses are listed at $84,000 or $190,000 when they are definitely worth more. What does this number mean? Is it the amount the owner is behind in payments? Can you typically get a better deal…
real estate blacklist?
I went into a house to see it with the owners approval before its open house. Then we called our agent to put in an offer, but the listing agent is not happy about us seeing the house without her knowing…
is the condo market in downtown los angeles a good investment to get into within the next 6 months? The1-2
is the condo market in downtown los angeles a good investment to get into within the next 6 months? The 1-2 bedroom prices and HOA fees are still quite high
We are first time home buyers and looking for the best San Diego neighborhood to invest in within our price range of $400K.
- House preferred over condo - Open to renting after a few years - Is it better to buy small in an expensive neighborhood or bigger in a good but not necessarily high end area?
Nice and safe area to buy home in Hayward
Please suggest me some nice and safe area to buy a townhome in hayward. Also, are there any well known schools in hayward to keep in mind, while looking for properties?
Could someone explain how taxes are calculated in NYS? Is there a tax rate that is used throughout?
Is there a tax cap, where taxes cannot rise more than x% per year? Any limitations on assessed values? Are the assessed values even based on market value? I cannot get over the outrageous taxes on $50,000…
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We didn't intially rent to own are there laws that will make some of the rent paid for part of the past 3 yrs be used for downpayment?
Renting 3 yrs we've decided to buy a home. Our current landlord said we could buy this home
As home buyers, can we sign agreements to work with one agent in Virginia and another in Maryland?
We are looking at home in two comparable communities in different states. We have talked to agents we like in both Virginia and Maryland. The ones we like specialize in their markets and are not licensed…
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