The Real Estate Bowl

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Homeowners: how long is your commute to work each way, and which area? Thanks!

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Looking to purchase an Airbnb investment property. What are some recurring unusual costs (or benefits) I should be thinking about in my model? I think I have the costs that most would capture (e.g. mo… more

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If I have my water heater replaced by a handyman who knows what he’s doing but isn’t licensed, and something down the line happens forcing me to use my home insurance, am I potentially covered? I fear… more

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Anyone using credit cards to pay their mortgages? Is it possible to get the processing fee of 2-3% waived off? Feels like am leaving a lot of money/points on the table by paying it through my checking… more

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Any thoughts about the recent federal moratorium expiration on rentals?

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Best equity product for an owner occupied duplex? Trying to find something at least 80-85% LTV

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Do banks let you HELOC on investment properties?

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Looking into buying our first duplex. How did you crunch the numbers? We've been looking at the redfin calculator to figure out the monthly expenses and running zillow rent calculator to see what … more

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Best home insurance for a condo in Northern Virginia?

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What’s the best way to sell and buy a place at the same time? Really worried about timing not lined up and I end up with two payments here

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My husband and I are looking to buy our first home. We live in HCOL, so the loan is most likely going to be jumbo. In your experience, is it better to go with bigger banks or smaller lenders for jumbo… more

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Just made a 38% return selling our house after 2.5 years. 🤗

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Can someone explain to me how it monetarily helps me to split my home mortgage into half and pay half on 1st and half on the 15th? So if my payment is 4K, I pay 2k July 1 and 2k July 15

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Does anybody know what happens if you do a 1031 exchange and don’t find a new property within 45 days?

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My building has a 1 year minimum lease. But has anyone leased their apartment for just 6 months and made it seem like it was a year long lease?

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How soon after closing on a property can you apply for new lines of credit or buy a car without impacting the lending?

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Hey quick question about a rehab I'm planning! Are holding costs usually covered in the hard money loan for the rehab or is that an out of pocket expense similar to closing costs and refi?

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When hunting for off market deals, has anyone gone through a bank to finance the deal with a mortgage rather than a cash offer to the seller or is that uncommon?

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Does anyone know investors/lenders that do deals in Puerto Rico they can refer?

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Is a sloped floor of 1/2” over 10’ noticeable? I have to make room for conduit and cannot trench in my current place

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Any leads on rental syndications?

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What rates are you getting for construction loans?

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International wires to US - do banks have a reporting requirement to IRS only if amount is over $10k? Or do all int’l wires get reported? Also if I do a wire less than $10k is there any risk the IRS w… more

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While shopping around for mortage, will my credit history be impacted every time I get quotes? If not are there any restrictions on with number of lenders you can get quotes from without impacting cre… more

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I'm moving from a big city to the Detroit metro area and will be working close to the west side of downtown. I'm used to having lots of bars/restaurants walking distance from my residence. Mid… more

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@PWC - I will be joining PwC soon and have already completed independence. However, I am right now in middle of buying house and will be shortlisting mortage company soon. What do I need to keep in mi… more

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Best place to find cheapest quartz countertops? Does anywhere compete price-wise with Lowes/HD/Menards? I’m looking for something pretty standard

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In your experience, how accurate is Credit Karma? I’m looking to buy my first property in the near future and am basing my mortgage rate estimates on my TransUnion / Equifax scores.

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Rented my first property and 48 hrs later the tenants text that the AC is tripping the breaker. Fairly new AC that was installed 2 years ago, is well maintained and the AC company that installed it di… more

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What are your opinions on financing furniture purchases? Most of the big stores are offering 0% for a few years and I’m wondering if there are reasons I shouldn’t do it

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New homeowner, bought a house with decent renovation potential including building a full bathroom in a mostly finished basement. I’m trying to figure out the deal with permits. Some folks have recomme… more

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How long did it take you to find your first house/condo? My wife and I started looking ~2 months ago, did a few showings, and nothing new that we like has popped up on Zillow/Zenlist. Hoping more supp… more

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Realtors these days are requiring buyers to obtain Pre-approval, but do I need to show my realtor my pre-approval letter? Or is it enough to just tell them I’ve been pre-approved? Seems like I’d be di… more

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Realtors or anyone who just knows. Is this a bad time to purchase a home? Will the values drop in 2 years? New construction is so over priced and worried we buy and it will tank.

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What are your thoughts on new construction rentals? Considering getting a spec home and renting it out.

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Anyone know how much it costs to install French doors for a study? If we add with builder it costs $3500.

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First time home buyer - I am currently in attorney review phase and don't know what are the important things I should ask while working with the attorney. Also what all is covered by attorney and … more

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Has your budget increased every time you look at a nice place/submit an offer? My current offer price is 20-25% more than what I initially wanted to spend 4 months ago. I’m in a bidding war and starti… more

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For the rental owners out there, where do you list your unit for rent? I’m looking to rent and have mostly done Craigslist in the past to find places outside of the big corporate apartment complexes. … more

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