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Looking at a house to purchase on the edge of the Heights and Shady Acres on W 20th Street between Durham and Shepherd. Is this area OK?
Love everything about the house. It is in the middle of 8 new houses. There is a new development across the street. Some sketchy/older businesses and homes near-by.
Is it possible to get a conventional home loan after a short sale before the two year mark if I have mitigating circumstances?
A year ago I became the victim of identity theft and real estate fraud and was forced into a short sale on my home. My husband and I currently own another home which has good equity in it, both have good…
Are up-front fees typical with buyer's agents?
My husband and I found a house we like online, and contacted the seller's agent directly to arrange a showing. We're interested in potentially making an offer, but we don't have a buyer's agent yet to…
How many days/weeks are needed for the steps between making the "Buy" decision and moving into the condominium?
How many days/weeks are needed for the steps between making the "Buy" decision and moving into the condominium? Is the time period highly variable? When does a buyer become liable to pay HOA fees and…
Houston real estate agents/MLO's - does anyone know how I can look up complete property taxes for a property?
Every website I go to seems to be giving me only a portion of the taxes. I want to be able to look up complete taxes for a property. Thanks.
Why does Trulia cater to the online lenders and rarely shows the great local lenders that you can see eye to eye if needed?
Local representation to assist in all phases up to and after closing is important in this day of complicated transactions. Why would you want to do business on your largest investment for your family…
Can I rent to own?
I did this in Marianna,FL and it worked great. john@hoph.biz
Looking to get out of current home with a loan modification and buy a new home.
Hi I would like to buy a new home, but I'm stuck in my current one with a loan modification. Is there a way to make this happen?
Looking for a house to rent with option to buy in 1-2 years
My fiancee and I will be moving in July/August after we get married and our current lease expires. We would like to buy, however 2 job changes for me in less than a year plus a significant pay cut (and…
Looking for single family home w/ min. 2 acres
My wife and I are searching for single family home with minimum 2 acres of land as near to any coast line (or waterway to the coast line) as possible, maximum price of $160 K . Florida preferable, GA,…
Extra signage - for sale, pending, in escrow, sold - what is appropriate?
When selling your home, when does the "pending" or "in escrow" signage get added beneath the main sign? And when does the "SOLD" signage get added? Is it true "SOLD" goes up as soon as an offer is accepted…
Any1 know about sweet pasture drive what kind of community is it. is it an low traffic area what about amenities?
are there any stores close by have to drive to and fro from the city for working purposes and really would hate have to drive everywhere when i'm home to do simple things such as picking just a few…
how are flood zones labeled and what do they mean in charlotte county fl such as x, AE?
I think X is not a flood zone don't know AE or others.we are looking for a house in that area and would like to make sure its not in a flood zone
Does anyone know where to find tenanted Section 8 Homes for sale?
Looking to buy Section 8 tenanted properties for investment.
Why does description info differ on same page?
Have looked at dozens or hundreds of homes. Why does the offer description ALWAYS differ substantially from public records description: # bed rooms, SF, # bath, etc?
I have posted before but figured I would give it another try... Does anyone know of a 2-3 berm apt in the cross county area that is pet friendly?
We have been looking for so long and the deal breaker is always our dog! Realtors and landlords love us but ca not seem to get past our dog. I respect the owners preference I just hate that some will except…
Can my landlord sell me the apt unit I'm renting?
I'm renting the third floor of a three story building in NYC and I'd like to propose purchasing the apartment to my landlord. Would this be possible or would he need to create a new deed or…
Who is responsible if my C of O is not consistent with my home...is it my lawyer, the title company, the bank or the appraisal co?
I bought a legal 2 family house that had two apts, one for me to live the other to rent. I just found out that the rental is not on my C of O, what do I do? I cannot afford this home on my home and must…
I would like to purchase my first home but have a credit score lower then 600. Is this possible to do?
If so, who can I talk to or where can I get more information.Thanks
I am considering an off-market property on Stahelin Ave, Detroit, MI 48228 (Franklin Park) - need some help
The property has 2 bed/1 bath and is very close to Stein Playground. Is it a safe neighborhood? What would be fair market value of the property? What would be fair rent in the area? I am out of state.…
It take the info submitted.
Husband is a long haul driver with Swift Transport(where Willows has a terminal).Looking to buy or lease to own.Does Willows have public transportation,county buses,cabs?Kaiser or other medical facilities?I'm…
Can foreigner buy HUD House?
I am here with a visting visa, and want to buy a HUD house here. I plan to live in for few months with my daughter. After I left the US, can my daughter keep stay in there with her family? Can I buy it…
I have just checked ZILLOW for my house and almost had a coronary. The listing claims 1350 sq.ft. and a price of $219.000. So I took out the certified
Plat of Survey, and it shows 2030 sq.ft. which includes the main house only, and not the addition Florida room, or a two story accessory building, or garage for that matter. Or the 2030 sq.ft.basement,…
Would Like to apply to work at this location.?
Where do I go online to apply for a job here?
HUD home inspection costs
Regarding a HUD home purchase, what are the costs involved in getting the utilities turned on for the inspection, re-winterizing after inspection, etc.
What are the risks of purchasing a HUD home? I am also available for the teacher next door program...
I have noticed a lot of the homes I am looking at are Housing of Urban Development, but are not in urban areas?
I live in the UK but am looking to buy a property in Littleton to rent out.
How is the rental market in Littleton and which areas are most suitable? Also, what is a more popular rental property, Condo's/apartments or family homes? Thanks for your help :)
Is the seller's agent resposible for reimbursing us for charges for cleanup he authorized after the sale and without the seller's?
permission? My husband and I purchased a home that was represented by the selling agent to be in great shape. When his client moved out, the house was filthy, and lots of personal items was left behind.…
When do you search online on Craigslist to find a home?
If you are looking to buy a home, when do you search online to find the ones you want to look at? Specifically, do you search on Craigslist, and if you do, do you look in the morning or the afternoon?…
Is this a phishing scam?
Thank you for the email. My name is James L Howell, I own the wonderful 4br - Single-Family Home . And I also want you to know that it was due to my missionary work transfer that made me want…
Looking to build a luxury home in Nebraska?
http://www.pohladcustomhomes.com/floorplans.cfm Dan Cheuvront RE/MAX Results Nebraska 402 850 9640 www.NebraskaHomeRealtor.com
My house is on your site as a rental, but somehow a picture is on it and it's the neighbor's home, not ours. How do I fix it? Thanks!
My phone number at work is 660-686-2421. I'm there from about 7:45-3:45 Monday through Friday. My home number is 660-686-3346.
Property Managers in Jersey City
Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone know of a reliable property manager for multi-family in Jersey City? Thank you.
Why shouldn't I buy a car and a house at the same time?
My lender asked me not to make any big purchases while buying a house. Obviously I don't want to stretch my finances too thin, but is there any other reason not to buy a new car after starting the loan…
DEC listing oil tank failures
It seems as though every house we're interested in has a DEC listing for an oil tank failure (though not necessarily spills or environmental contamination). Is this just a fact of life in areas where houses…
I would like to change my password. How do I? My broker is getting all my calls. The brokerage number and courtesy of should be below my name,#
call me so we can get this corrected. My calls go to the office front desk and out of 45 agents mine are the only ones going to the front desk.
Is my contractor taking advantage of me?
I had a contractor come look at a window I needed to have replaced. I asked him how much the window would cost and he said "about $170-$180" with cost and labor at $60 an hour. Next day he comes…
I qualify for all aspects of a USDA loan, except for not having 2 years rental income from my first mortgage on a 1099. I have kept the home rented..
..but was doing it on my own, so I don't have 1099's. I do have bank statements and leases proving the income. My lender is afraid this is the only thing that will keep me from getting the loan. He has…
Anybody have experience purchasing or selling using the Wells Fargo City Lift grant for Inland Empire? My reservation was cancelled since I
didn't use our funds by October. We are restarting our search in hopes we will still be able to use it. Just wondering how it's worked out for others. Thx
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