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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Is it true that in the state of Texas, there are no expiration dates for offers made when buying a house?
No, but your Realtor can go into detail about this and any other questions you have about buying a home. You have to build trust and communicate well with each other.
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
i I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for areas that are good for buy and hold / cash-flow / income properties in South Florida.
South Florida is a treasure chest of real estate opportunities even now as the market recovers. Any coastal area within 10-15 minutes of popular beaches would be a real hit.

Prior t ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
I know you can get an fha loan on a manufactured home, but can you get an fha loan that covers both the manufactured home and a piece of property?
Talk with any lender if your choice for real, hard answers.
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
Last year we bought a beautiful 5-4-2 2 story new build on a VA loan. I have had some serious medical set backs that have make things very tight
Talk with any lender of your choice and get real, hard answers. Then pick any 1 Realtor to work with in finding the right home.
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Was it a common practice for a realtor of buyer to charge the buyer several hundreds dollars at the closing as realtor fee?
Are you referring to a "transaction fee?" These are not fees that an agent dreams up but fees that the company or broker apply. Many are described as "junk fees!" FYI, not all companies ... more
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Brian Harris, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Brian Harris answered:
The right place for a young professional in Gulf Shores -- PCB area?
I can see your concern but there are enough variety in the communities down here that you can find what you are looking for. One question you need to consider is whether or not you wou ... more
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is it ok to buy land as investment in High crime area because of cheap price ?
Oooh....The "Golden Rule" of real estate is "location, location, location!" How does this simple guideline apply here?

Just keeping it real!

Bill
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I am interested in purchasing a 100 year old house. Should I make a low offer even though price is already below MV?
A pretty good rule of thumb is that buyers shouldn't go out of their way to anger the seller. If in your judgment the home is already below market value how would you feel it you were i ... more
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RJ Leal, Real Estate Pro in Chula Vista, CA
RJ Leal answered:
Buying now or waiting?
Just this past week an article appeared on the local newspaper projecting what rents would do in the next 5 years. The average rent of a 2 bed in San Diego was $1241 in 2004. Today its ... more
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Available home loans with not so perfect credit
Bottom line here is that you need to set up an appointment with a mortgage broker or lender. You need a mortgage officer who will evaluate ALL your financial information, not just your ... more
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arminpfaender, Home Buyer in Amherst, OH
arminpfaender asked:
what is 'as is' really mean?
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Anonymous, Other/Just Looking in California City, CA
Anonymous answered:
Is it ok to disclose a lower price of sale to avoid taxes?
That's what I thought, my claim at escrow was rejected and the seller is just laughing at me and refuse to take care of his debt. He's the one active, the buyer is/was a broker. I'm abo ... more
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Mike Carman, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Mike Carman answered:
When does a real estate agent or broker receive their commision during the buying process?
Please see Elise Timpe's answer it is correct and very complete.
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Don and Terry…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Don and Terry Marti answered:
if you are in bankruptcy can you buy a house? or do you have to rent for a while after bankruptcy ?
It is possible by using private financing but may not be advisable. Private financing will require a significant down-payment (as much as 40 - 50%) and the interest rates will be signif ... more
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Don and Terry…, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Don and Terry Marti answered:
How do you find out the age of Furnace, AC etc...agent is saying for me to have someone look?? Shouldn't the listing agent have this info? Thanks
Typically furnace and air require an inspection by the local jurisdiction at installation and they typically place a sticker on the unit indicating the date of inspection.
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Why does the price thing have on for example were it says the $35000 the its says $176/mo then get prequalified?
Because Trulia likes to make money on us Realtors and lenders. What you see is basically an advertisement for that lender. You fill out the info, and they get the lead. They call you an ... more
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63mwalsh, Home Buyer in New York, NY
63mwalsh asked:
If I bought a home that qualifies for the $5000. Down payment assistance. Through my county NSP program. Can I use that assistance and the usda loan? Also if the home in question is listed higher than I want to spend can I still give my offer even though its through the countu. Or do I have to give what they list it at?
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Teresa Prock, Real Estate Pro in 95945
Teresa Prock answered:
Who should I approach to try to buy a home?
Hi Shela,

The first thing to do is to get in touch with a good lender, a broker preferably. Brokers have many different kinds of loans to fit different kinds of borrowers. They can t ... more
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Ana M. McNatt, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Ana M. McNatt answered:
A quien corresponda. Estoy interesado en comprar una propiedad en Miami, pago Cash alrededor de $ 100.000.- . Quiero una vivienda para vacaciones e
Lo mas importante es comunicarte directamente con alguien que sepa completamente todo lo que buscas. Hay propiedades en ese precio pero puede ser que no este donde tu quiereas. Te sug ... more
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