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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
can a realtor refuse to submit a bid?
A REALTOR has a duty to present ALL offers to the seller.

HOWEVER,

The seller may have provided, in writing, a directive to not show or forward ANY offers that do not meet predete ... more
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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
When should you put your home on the market if you are looking to buy another home? How long does it typically take to sell a home?
Since you indicated that you don't need the money from the sale of your current home to buy a new home, I would suggest you spend time looking for exactly what you would like and once y ... more
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Mary Jane Pr…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Mary Jane Princton answered:
licensed electrician needed near 90016
Sometimes it seems like there is never enough electricians. It is definitely a field that we could use more workers in. I think that being an electrician is a very respectable job. It w ... more
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Laurie Chris…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Laurie Christofano answered:
When I brought my house I made a large down payment but now my mortgage is underwater and I have lost all the equity and I need to sell.?
Hi Sharon, you're not alone in your situation. Unfortunately, there aren't many viable options for selling & buying a new home when you don't have any equity. Your lender will require t ... more
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Mortgage Ran…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mortgage Ranger answered:
Buying and Selling
Hello Elizabeth,

Thanks for the post. The very first part of purchasing a new home is to work with a Lender to see how much home you can qualify for with your current home and also w ... more
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Hector Solis, Real Estate Pro in 95632
Hector Solis answered:
my short sale completed 8/10. my current score 629. gross income is 200k- how soon can I purchase
Hello,

You should be okay to buy now. If the short sale is over 3 years old there are different programs that you should be able to qualify for. Now is the best time to purchase wi ... more
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Sandra Towns…, Home Buyer in 65014
Sandra Townsend answered:
where can I look at a free list of rent to own home/foreclosed homes?
I am a senior, I would like to have a house. I have good credit, I am pre-approved , I need help in co-payment or help with money down. I am for real, I do not want a hand out I just wa ... more
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Mortgage Ran…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mortgage Ranger answered:
I'm interested in purchasing a home, and have a great rental history, but lack the 20% down. What can I do?
Hello Laura,

Thanks for the post. You do not need 20% to be a home owner. There are a lots of other loans that requires way less down payment and some that does not requires a down p ... more
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Zeda Jackson, Home Buyer in Fullerton, CA
Zeda Jackson answered:
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This is great to know! My husband just got promoted to a new job which will require us to move. We have to be out of our apartment in a week but we can't move into our new one for anoth ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
If a house is on the market for over a year, can you offer what you want?
Sure.

You can offer what you want on any house, whether it's been on the market for a day or for a year.

Go for it.
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can you buy a home with 0% down?
Lots of different ways.

But first to clarify some of the other answers: For a VA loan, you have to be a veteran. And the USDA loan is limited specific geographic areas.

Ask your a ... more
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Mortgage Ran…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mortgage Ranger answered:
How can I figure out my property taxes after a year. I a new buyer in long island.
This is a job for your Lender and Agent and if they cant help you are working with the wrong folks and let them show you how they come up with the taxes. After all the Lender will have ... more
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Ldelguercio, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Ldelguercio asked:
Does anyone know of a private lender for home mortgages. I am currently working on my credit and don't qualify for a conventional loan because of it. I have a good job that I've been at for over two years and a 15% down payment. I need the loan by December, any advice is appreciated!!
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Christina Da…, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Christina Davies answered:
To buy or not to buy flood insurance? We are in Rural North Boulder, but NOT in flood zone. We had serious damage in finished basement in 2013 flood.
I would buy flood insurance now, while your not in a flood zone because it's a lot cheaper. Then if the flood map changes, you would be grandfathered in with the lower rate. If you wait ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Do I need that extra home insurance ?
I'm guessing it's a homeowner's warranty. Is it about $450?

If so, it's a rip-off. The concept is OK--if major systems in the house fail, you only have to pay a per-visit amount of p ... more
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Mortgage Ran…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mortgage Ranger answered:
Can I buy a home in one state while living in another state?
Yes you can purchase a house as a 2nd home or Investment property in another state. It would not classified as primary residence if you are not spending the majority of your days in tha ... more
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Mortgage Ran…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mortgage Ranger answered:
Are there no houses for sale in the country? All I see, any town I look, is in town.. How do I find them?
Hi Ben,

There are plenty of homes for sale in Vernal UT and others parts. Thanks for your post & congratulations on your decisions to purchase a home. The first part of home buying i ... more
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