Do you live in the area of interest? If so, just call the name off of the sign. If it doesn't have a sign, then I would contact any local real estate agent and have them to search for it in the local listing service. Is the home in Clarksdale?
Are you wanting to know if you qualify or if the home that you are wanting qualifies? Both will need to pass the litmus test. I suggest that you visit the USDA site to look around, but to me, it is not very user friendly. I would suggest that you speak with a mortgage company. Most lenders in your area of interest will offer the USDA loan.
May I ask how you know the appraisal price? Did your lender order the appraisal, and you have been informed by your lender as to the appraised price or are you planning on buying the home with cash? The seller can price a home at any price, it just may not sell at that price. If you are getting financed, the home would have to appraise for at least the sales price. If it doesn't, the options are for the seller to drop the price to the appraised price, or for you to pay in cash the difference above the appraised price, or for you to walk away. So, you do have options.
You are going to have to carefully read your previous listing contract. The wording concerning this issue will be part of the contract. You may even want to call the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and ask to be sure. This is a tricky one, because the home was shown to this person during the listing period. Most real estate contracts have a clause in them to protect the real estate agency from unscrupulous sellers wanting to make contact with buyers and then make back room deals to avoid paying the commission. What a listing company does, in essence, is bring you potential buyers. Isn't this what has occured? On the other hand, if the time limit has expired, you may be within your right to contract with the buyer. I would first call the real estate commission, and then speak with an attorney just to be sure.
I would be cautious and know a good contractor that can give you an idea of the cost of upgrading the home to livable conditions. Furthermore, the home most likely sits in neighborhoods that will be questionable to live in. Be sure that you visit the neighborhood, schools, and the home before you decide to make an offer.
Talk to your agent's broker. They will get answers for you.
You will need an attorney to title company to close the transaction, and perform the title search. I do suggest that you get an experienced agent to help you through the process and to help you to protect your interests, particularly if the buyer is represented by an agent. It will be money well spent.
I don't think so, unless you can get a really good deal. If you update the countertops and not the appliances, light fixtures, flooring and cabinets, it looks disjointed and incomplete.
My advice would be to take your nice things, store them and furnish it with less expensive things. Renters just tear things up, because they have no skin in the game and accidents do happen. If you put in your lease contract, that they would be liable for anything over a certain amount being broken or ruined, then that would be another matter. Also, if you have it furnished, I would further put into the contract to inspect the home every few months for damage.
Sorry to report, but this home is under contract. Foreclosures go quickly.If you want an up to date look at available properties, there are several websites to visit. http://www.gohoming.com, http://www.hudhomestore.com,[hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]