If I wanted to buy a house or condo in a distant state as an investment, and I had an opportunity to buy a place outright, with tenants and leases already in place, should I? How about outright but sans tenants? More info within. [more inside]
I am saving up for the down payment on a co-op apartment here in NYC. I'll estimate the sum of said payment to be in the $30-$50K range, based on current co-op prices and a down payment requirement of 20%. [more inside]
Loan for renovation of NYC Co-Op Apartment? (no HELOCs/mortgages). [more inside]
My mother has suddenly got into a position where she cannot afford to keep up payments on her mortgage since retiring. The amount left she has to pay is £14,000. I have a mortgage of £72,000 left to pay on my own house. How do I go about tacking the £14,000 onto my own mortgage and swapping houses so she lives in my place mortgage free and I have her house with an increased mortgage? (Bonus points for a super easy fix for all this!)
I currently jointly own a property in the US, that both parties agree I should take sole possession of. I would like to get a realistic appraisal value, in order to buy out the other person. Is there anything particular that I should discuss with a potential appraiser when I contact them? Thanks! [more inside]
I'm having a really hard time finding a reputable mortgage broker. The property is in Boston, MA, but I'm willing to work with someone in another state. The most important thing is that they're not slimy or condescending. Can you recommend someone in my area? Anyone to avoid?
Is my mortgage broker drawing out the process on purpose? Is he getting paid now or is it a commission type business? [more inside]
How do shared ownership schemes work when buying a property? Are they a good idea or not? I am based in London, UK. [more inside]
YANALFilter: Short sale: yay or nay? [more inside]
Home Loans Question: How can we possible afford the mortgage on a 500k house with only ten percent down? [more inside]
I know I'd like to buy my first house in the next five years. Help me learn as much as possible before I get to the point where I'm ready to do it! [more inside]
UK Filter: Can people retire without buying property when younger? [more inside]
I wish to refinance my house, but, apparently, there are no appropriate comparisons in the neighborhood. My house still has a value, though, so what can be done now to figure it out so that the refinancing process can proceed? [more inside]
How to manage my mortgate and insurance while I am away from my house for an extended period? [more inside]
PropertyAbroadFilter: I'm from the UK, I live in the US, I want to buy in France. My idea is slightly crackpot... [more inside]
I'm buying property in California with a down payment from my mother in Switzerland. Is it better to call it a loan or a gift (for tax and legal reasons)?