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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
I am looking to make a career change into real estate, how can I become an independent real estate agent?
I'm an independent, though Annette is technically correct, I'm a broker (or REALTOR(R)) and never refer to myself as an agent.
In Texas, you must have 4 years documented experience wor ... more
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Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
I am a 1099 dentist with less than 2 years work history- can I get a home mortgage at a decent rate?
Since cosmetic dentistry is such a sought-after field in the United States, I'm sure that it could be taken into account. I know a few guys who are dentists and they're all well off. I' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:22pm Home Buying in Houston
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Three sisters own house thru inheritance. No mortgage. One sister wants to buyout others and keep as rental property. How is this done?
The short answer is you need to have the property appraised. Agree on a sales price based on value. The sister who wants to buy the home pays cash to the other sisters or gets a mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Home Buying in 77057
Mortgage Ran…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Mortgage Ranger answered:
Any hope for getting a mortgage if I'm self-employed straight out of graduate school?
Hi RecentGrad,

Thanks for your post & congratulations on your decisions to purchase a home. Please allow me the opportunity to look closer at your situation to see if will fit in our ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Financing in Houston
Sharon Selig…, Real Estate Pro in 77006
Sharon Seligman answered:
Relocating to Houston, working in Medical Center...how long is the commute from the suburbs?
There are several neighborhoods, close to the Medical Center, offering large, fenced yards. Depending upon your price point, we can look at the right neighborhood for you.

I don't k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Houston
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
First time home buyers looking to purchase a new home
Hi Rondha: You should work with an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs are consumer advocates for the homebuyer, and there is no cost to you for the services.

I'm the broker/owner of HelpUBu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in 77070
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Buyer's leaseback rights?
If you are asking can you just walk in anytime you want, then I would caution you to ask permission first. Remember they are living in your new home and are basically renters with a sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in 77009
bs.privatelo…, Other/Just Looking in Las Vegas, NV
bs.privateloan answered:
I'm a foreign investor. Is it possible to get a loan using a property as colateral in Texas?I'm looking at 100-130 000 US $. What would be rates?
We render loan services, Heloc refinancing and Project funding. Low fico score is not a problem because our aim is to help you build your credit score to a better standard. Serious apli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Financing in Houston
emilydye66, Home Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
emilydye66 answered:
Who pays for a well water test and termite tests? Is it the same for a VA buyer?
I'm wondering as well who ways for the water testing? I think if its on your own property you would pay for the testing. But I could easily be wrong on this assumption. http://www.vall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Financing in 77059
Corby Callaw…, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Corby Callaway answered:
Parents are deceased no probated Will (have a Will) Property Taxes are in my name and making payments to avoid forecloser///Help
Hello Ann, as mentioned below it is best to seek legal advice to this and consult an attorney . Mike Fuqua is who I would recommend. Here is a link to the firm http://www.jonesmorris.co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Ownership in Greater Fondren Southwest
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Do you have to buy these townhomes?
You provided no link, but I doubt they are giving them away.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 For Rent in Spring Branch Central
Mary Jane Pr…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Mary Jane Princton answered:
Why does Texas hate carpet? :-/
I was not aware that Texas didn't like carpet. It is amazing how soft carpet is. I think that it is a great way to be able to keep your kids safe it can be hard to clean, but it is so w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
forcedwill, Renter in Houston, TX
forcedwill answered:
Why don't you list the maintenance fee fo condos? It is a primary consideration for those of us considering buying one.
The maintenance fee is 250.00. It is 250.00 too much for those dumps!!!!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in Greater Inwood
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
i have 610 in my credit score, i am paying rent for 1,000 now, i am on my second year at the same company, i would like to know if i can buy a house?
Good afternoon jogatatqm,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in 77069
Tabitha Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Tabitha Wilson answered:
i had problems in the past with my credit, i have been recovering since two years to now, do i have chance to buy a house?
There are many factors to qualifying for a home loan. I suggest going through a lender. It does not cost anything to ask questions right and who better that a professional company. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
John Broussa…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
John Broussard answered:
CA based investor looking to invest in solid Houston/Sugarland/Katy/Missouri City neighborhoods
If you need financing for any of your new purchases we have a stated investment property loan program that a lot of investors have been taking advantage of. We also of a bulk portfolio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Home Buying in Houston
Eliza Lawren…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eliza Lawrence answered:
Where can I find Original House plans?
This is a really good question. I would really like to be able to see my original house plans as well. I bet that if you looked into the original contractor they would still have them. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 In My Neighborhood in Northside/ Northline
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
What are some good CRM programs for back office support?
Spending the time to define what your business REALLY needs will prove essential.
Understanding your business and your future marketing needs will prove CRITICAL.

Now, if TA ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Agent2Agent in Houston
Erica Texada…, Real Estate Pro in 75104
Erica Texada 214.680.4566 answered:
Where is the pricing for all of these listings?
Did you ever figure out which properties caught your eye??
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2014 Home Buying in Sharpstown
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