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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #390 on: January 12, 2017, 07:13:56 PM »
No.

ok. it's still a good time for a loan/refinance. sorry -- was thinking of a 15-yr chart. Mazel Tov on the loan (and a new house/apt?).
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #391 on: January 12, 2017, 07:55:15 PM »
ok. it's still a good time for a loan/refinance. sorry -- was thinking of a 15-yr chart. Mazel Tov on the loan (and a new house/apt?).
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #392 on: January 16, 2017, 01:01:54 PM »
1) Does it make sense to get a housing inspection done on a New house

2) anyone here have experience getting a mortgage based on verified assets as opposed to based on income.
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #393 on: January 16, 2017, 01:05:14 PM »
1) Does it make sense to get a housing inspection done on a New house


You never know what problems are there and what work they did and didn't do/

did they put in new plumbing and heating
new electrical or just modify the old existing wires
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #394 on: January 16, 2017, 01:06:59 PM »
You never know what problems are there and what work they did and didn't do/

did they put in new plumbing and heating
new electrical or just modify the old existing wires
Brand new, but I don't trust the builder

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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #395 on: January 16, 2017, 01:09:52 PM »
Brand new, but I don't trust the builder
exactly why you want to get a inspector

the smallest thing like the angle of the sewer line could give you endless back up and basement flooding
which would result in you having to rip out the basement floor and reangle the sewer

or the heat is not balance and half the house is freezing and they can't figure it out...


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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #396 on: January 16, 2017, 11:14:34 PM »


1) Does it make sense to get a housing inspection done on a New house


Without question.  Wouldn't even consider buying without it. 

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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #397 on: January 17, 2017, 03:55:11 PM »

Without question.  Wouldn't even consider buying without it.
It's also very likely that you won't be able to get a mortgage without the inspection.

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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #398 on: January 23, 2017, 10:47:42 PM »
Do I lock a rate today for a 2/28 closing or float? Current quote is 4.2 for a high balance 30 year fixed
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #399 on: January 23, 2017, 10:50:07 PM »
Do I lock a rate today for a 2/28 closing or float? Current quote is 4.2 for a high balance 30 year fixed
Haha. I thought you were looking to close on a 2/28 loan! Then I read 30 year fixed.
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #400 on: January 24, 2017, 12:02:27 AM »
exactly why you want to get a inspector

the smallest thing like the angle of the sewer line could give you endless back up and basement flooding
which would result in you having to rip out the basement floor and reangle the sewer

or the heat is not balance and half the house is freezing and they can't figure it out...


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And do you really think home inspectors find this!!

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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #401 on: January 24, 2017, 05:55:40 AM »
And do you really think home inspectors find this!!
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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #402 on: January 24, 2017, 10:17:27 AM »
On the topic of home inspectors


Home inspectors come in and write up a very vague report, as
"there is a small crack in the foundation we don't know what it is
"the roof is not that new it has some green patches, it may need repair in the next 1-10 years"
"the boiler is not that new it may need repair in the next 1-10 years"

You need to think of what will persuade you, not to purchase this property. If only hearing that the house may collapse, you are much better off by calling an engineer.

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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #403 on: March 15, 2017, 11:22:07 PM »
If anybody has any experience with moving a deed I'd appreciate their input.

I bought a house on my name and I now want to transfer the deed from my name to a C corporation of which I own 10% (I'm a 10% shareholder),

The title company (Madison) claims that since I'm not the majority shareholder on the corporation, I'll be losing their insurance if I transfer it, and if something arises down the road, I'm on my own.

Is this normal practice?

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Re: Went through the process of house hunting/buying
« Reply #404 on: March 15, 2017, 11:49:52 PM »
There are other issues besides title insurance.
Is there a mortgage on the property? If so what are the lenders guidelines regarding title transfers? They likely have the option to call the loan if the title is transferred out of your name. 
Are you the only one on title?
What about property insurance? Does the homeowners policy cover this type of arrangement? Last thing you need is a loss and the insurance company telling you that they're not paying out because the ownership status was not disclosed to them properly and is not in compliance with your policy.
Is this an investment property with other partners involved? Is that why you're trying to transfer title to the Corp?
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