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I am in the process of refinancing my 1920-era home with
I am in the process of refinancing my 1920-era home with cash out. The proceeds will go to improvements, ones that affect the value of my home. The front porch is in disrepair. The siding with peeling lead paint needs to replaced, among other things. (These issues appeared in one season.) Any lender would want an appraisal. I am terrified of an appraisal. Comparable homes in my neighborhood are selling for what I think it is worth. But these homes need no major work and have lovely curb appeal. My home looks, well, sad and neglected. The interior is excellent though.How much would the condition of my home as described affect an appraisal?Another thing, since the discovery of peeling exterior paint, my 2-year-old and I have been staying elsewhere. A friend is occupying my home, as I do not want it vacant and he will not chew on lead paint chips. One lender told me that if I am not currently residing in my home, it is considered an "investment property," and a higher interest rate would apply. Cash-out would not be an option either. Is this true? We plan to move back in a week or two after close (after the contractor is paid and takes care of the lead).Is it wise to apply for a HELOC in case the cash-out refi does not work out?
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To what extent can 4 joint owners of a Florida Condo be held
To what extent can 4 joint owners of a Florida Condo be held legally and/or otherwise responsible for the consistent rule violations of one of them?Scenario: A man SB and his wife AB live in a Florida condo unit jointly owned with her parents DK and AK, who live in another unit in the same condo.The man SB is constantly violating rules and involved in behavior that is potentially legal "harassment". AB is a Florida Lawyer against whom the Board has already filed a Bar complaint for violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct in a matter relating to her husband's ownership of the condo. A complaint that has been sent on by the Bar for response; has been responded to by a hired expert in the field; and has had the response rebutted by the Board.SB is, among other sins, constantly checking with the City for any pending permit issue and constantly bringing the matter to the Board's attention. He misreads the information received and constantly harasses the Board for answers he receives and does not accept.Harassment is defined as a repeated course of conduct that causes distress to another and has no legitimate purpose. It is the Board's position that the constant permit inquiry and complaints constitute just such a harassment. In fact SB prior to the harassment, was SO angry at the President of the Board (HC) FOR ENFORCING THE RULES, that he actually said "he would make HC's life hell". The incident is documented by a sworn affidavit of the security guard to whom it was said. HC has complained of loss of sleep and headaches directly related to the harassment.1. I believe that the other 3 joint owners are not aware of the extent of SB's violations.2. I know that any fine that the Association imposes on SB can be filed against the unit but cannot, if unpaid, be used as a legal reason to foreclose.3. What other sanctions can be imposed on all? And is the wife AB at all responsible for SB'S behavior vis-à-vis the Bar?
State of Nevada Real Estate Law on taking Possession of Tax
State of Nevada Real Estate Law on taking Possession of Tax Deed Sale Property> I am the owner/builder/ occupant of tax sale property. Want to have a legal understanding of my property rights. Thanks in advance for your expertise in this area.
I am making an offer townhouse in a senior citizens
I am making an offer for a townhouse in a senior citizens development. They have an HOA that says no renting of their units. I am purchasing the property as an investor, and plan to make some updates and resell the property. The HOA guidelines don't specifically say I cant purchase as an investor, but the president of the HOA told my real estate agent it wasn't allowed. Only people 55 and older can live there. I am 55. Can I consider myself an owner occupant, even though my purchase would be through my LLC?
My mother passed away we have paid the mortgage years.
My mother passed away we have paid the mortgage for 10 years. Now the loan is up. The company wants us to modify are refiniace. Are just pay the total balance. I'm in Texas the home is in the Harris County area. My father is still living. His name is ***** ***** deeds but not on the loan what could we do?
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Is it legal management company operating under HUD to
Is it legal for a management company operating under HUD to close a bid on a home ahead of time and then re-open the bid back up for more bids when there are acceptable bids available. They didn't follow what was advertised by their listing as far as how long bids would be accepted. Hudhomestore.com .my husband and I used a real estate company to place a bid on a home the bid ended Monday March 7,2016 @ 12 am ..ouragent told use wewould know Tuesday morning, we checked on line and the bid was extended for one day so when we went to place our bid at 2pm the home was removed and sold, HUD gave false advertisement and we never got the time that they stated to place a second bid..also the home was for owner occupancy and they change the bid to All "open investor"- they broke all government regulations the company named Asset Management Pemco did not follow guidelines as stated on hudhomestore, a HUD .GOV us department of housing. Many consumers have a right to a fair bidding process this has been violated..can you please advise us of our rights
$169,000 is owed on a line of credit on my parents home. We
$169,000 is owed on a line of credit on my parents home. We took out this LoC to pay for assisted living for my parents. My father has passed and I informed the mortgage company, so now the house is in my mother's name. Because of her very poor health (she is 94), she is living with my sister. I have moved into the house and am making the payments. We siblings all agree that we would like it to stay in the family. I am on social security and can afford the payments but probably could not get a mortgage to buy the house outright. I have Power of attorney for my mother. What happens if I just keep making payments and never notify the mortgage co. when she passes?
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Is Well's Fargo Obligated to Give Preference to Owner OccupantsView more real estate law questions
Is Well's Fargo Obligated to Give Preference to Owner Occupants for REOs?Wells Fargo seems to pretend they give preference to owner-occupants, but this seems to be smoke and mirrors. In particular, there is an REO home for sale in my neighborhood that my wife and I would like to live in, we love our community but have been renting. However, although we are certain we can finance the house and have a large down payment, we don't quite have enough for an all cash offer.This property is posted as only accepting owner-occupant bids during a 15 day window. However, the selling agent has told me she plans to sell it to an all cash investor and not an owner-occupant. Additionally, many of the terms of the settlement between HUD and Wells Fargo that seem to benefit owner-occupants (for example the requirement that a financing offer by an owner-occupant is considered as good as an investor offer, and that the properties be posted on a website in addition to the MLS) have been completely ignored her. The agent told me all cash as better and that they will not list it on the internet.Is this legal? Do I have any recourse available to me to help allow me to compete with investors for this property? Can I force them to accept an owner-occupied financed option at the same level as an all cash offer?