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Michelle Har…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Michelle Harris answered:
How long after a short sale/foreclosure must you wait to purchase another property?
FLORIDA FHA MORTGAGE LOANS ARE EASY TO QUALIFY FOR BECAUSE YOU CAN:
Purchase a Florida home 12 months after a chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Purchase a Florida 24 months after a chapter 7 Ba ... more
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Marilyn Jones…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Marilyn Jones Rahman asked:
Can I get a mortgage with bad credit?
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John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
who pays for closing cost when buying a short sale??? i170
Buyer pays their own closing costs. Especially with a short sale. Logically, why would a bank which is already taking less for a home, pay for someone to buy it too?

The seller side ... more
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John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
Looking for a house in NJ, well connected with NYC.
Well, that deeds on were you want to be and the lifestyle. I moved to NJ looking for a little more space, nice town, good schools and a good commute to NYC. I was work-in on Wall St at ... more
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Sandra Patti, Real Estate Pro in 08844
Sandra Patti answered:
I would like to hear from other professional regarding "Zillow Zestimates". I personally find them misleading the public, a dis-service to the seller.
This is why they are called "zestimates". They are rough estimates of a homes value. In order to get a e correct evaluation you need a Market Analysis done from a local Realtor in your ... more
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John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
Any one can recommand a good structural engineer to look at the horizontal crack in the basement near princeton NJ area? Need referal from prev client
I use a home inspector that is an engineer,and has done thus type of work for my clients in the past.
Always research like you are doing, and check all referrals.

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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We have not put any money down yet (good faith)we have signed a contract out of attonery reviews now we want to break it what are our liabilities?
Such a question can better be answered by your attorney, consider a consultation...
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John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
First time buyer Real Estate Attorney recommendation
Weiner and Weiner
395 Cranbury Road East Brunswick
Jay Weiner Esq. 732-565-9400


Pickus & Landsberg
Evan Pikus Esq
802 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Phone:(732) 254-53 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 6:35am Home Buying in 08817
ksma822, Home Buyer in Maplewood, NJ
ksma822 asked:
How are appraisals in Maplewood at the moment, given how tight the market is? We are under contract on a home in Maplewood, NJ, and awaiting the home's appraisal. We were one of ten offers, three days after the property was listed. So, very high demand in this town.

We…
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Pat Linde Ne…, Real Estate Pro in Howell, NJ
Pat Linde Neidermeyer answered:
Looking at buying a home in Howell that had the basement finished without permits and has a gas "Franklin Stove" type of heater in the living room.
Really two separate issues-
the basement without a permit may depend on how accessible the utilities such as the electrical wiring are-if they are able to be looked at it's possible t ... more
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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer in Jackson Springs, NC
Gerald Vonberger answered:
My home inspector advised me for mold testing during home inspection. He said mold testing is going to cost
I would definitely get the mold testing. That's not something you want to wait on. The sooner you get it checked, the sooner you can get the remediation guys in there. I would tell him ... more
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Danielle Pur…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Danielle Purcell Broker answered:
we gettin a FHA loan & the mortgage rep said we have to pay $60 a mo for the 1st 5yrs to cover other loans that wasnt payed. Anyone ever hear of?
Yes.. That is part of negotiating. My guess is it is a short sale?
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Jessica Holt…, Real Estate Pro in 08057
Jessica Holtzman answered:
HI I am looking for an agent to help me in renting out my townhome in Mount Laurel,NJ.Whom should I contact? Thanks
Red Lady Bug -

Following up. It looks like you are due to have your condo re-rented or sold. Here is my contact info below. Please feel free to reach out
Jessica Holtzman
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Jessica Holt…, Real Estate Pro in 08057
Jessica Holtzman answered:
If signs of termite damage are found but no current infestation, does seller have to pay for treatment again before sale of home?
Hi,

If you are a buyer of the property, then you will have a seller disclosure that the seller has filled out where they list all conditions/defects of the property. When you do yo ... more
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Carol Lin, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Carol Lin answered:
How long is too long for a house to be listed for sale?
Hi there,

To get a good idea of this is to find out the average days on the market, or DOM for homes in your area and compare.

When a house is not selling, there may be several f ... more
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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
is now is the good time to invest in atlantic city ? I want to purchase 1 rental property here.
ask local brokers to show you recent sales as opposed to a couple of years ago . Ask them how stable the market has been. Ask them to show you some statistics.
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Michael Dolan, Real Estate Pro in 08854
Michael Dolan answered:
Do buyers always pay the closing costs in JC (and all NYC metro area) or is it common to get the sellers to cover some or all of the closing costs?
It is not common for the seller to pay for closing costs unless you're in a slow buying market. You can however include your costs into the loan using a "seller concession". In essenc ... more
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schorr201, Home Buyer in Old Bridge, NJ
schorr201 answered:
i am about to move to old bridge Is old bridge a friendly neighborhood are the middle schools good for my 12 and 13 year old kids
I raised my daughter in old bridge and I was told the schools are bad. You have 12 elementary schools going into 1 high school. A lot of people have decided to go privately.

My daugh ... more
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