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MICHELE4860, Home Buyer in Reno, NV
MICHELE4860 asked:
Is it possible to find a list of 55 communities in central Florida? My husband & I currently live in Illinois,but want to move within the next year. We narrowed the location down to central Florida. Is there a good way to research retirement communities…
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 26, 2016 Home Buying in Central Avenue
DWAYNE A HOA…, Home Buyer in Easthampton, MA
DWAYNE A HOAGUE answered:
I have a credit score of 609 and no money down, can I get a home loan?
I have a credit score 620 and no money down can I get a home loan
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 22, 2016 Home Buying in Lakeland
Linda Dion, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Linda Dion answered:
Hello, I'm trying to get an pre approval for a property that is listed for sale by owner. The address is 4517 Arlington park drive in Lakeland
I'm not in Lakeland, I am a Realtor in Ft Myers but I'm assuming that policies are the same.

I don't know of a commercial lender that would do a mortgage on a $15,000 property. It wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2016 Home Buying in Lakeland
Stephanie Sc…, Home Buyer in Lakeland, FL
Stephanie Schwichtenberg answered:
I have a fair credit score(630-670), I am trying to get approved for a loan to buy my first home but i just get the run around. Any suggestions?
Basically the mortgage guy told me what to do to get my credit score higher quick as i have been a ghost in the credit system til about 6 months ago. So i did everything he asked to bum ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2016 Home Buying in Lakeland
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
My broker ran my info thorough GUS (USDA) and it came back as "refer"
Each case is unique so take it with a grain of salt.

But If you are at a DTI of 30-31% I think your chances would be good. There are generally some added requirements, like documenti ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2016 Home Buying in Lakeland
Rolf Anthony, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Rolf Anthony answered:
Can I put my house on Trulia For Sale by Owner?
No, you can't. Only agents are allowed to.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 23, 2016 Home Selling in 33803
Tarahayley, Both Buyer and Seller in Providence, UT
Tarahayley answered:
What does a pre foreclosure mean?
'Pre-Foreclosure'
The status of a property which is in the early stages of being repossessed due to the property owner's inability to pay an outstanding mortgage obligation. Reaching p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2016 Home Buying in 33809
Cecil, Home Buyer in Lakeland, FL
Cecil answered:
I was told 'not to move to Lakeland, Fl., as it has many, many SINK HOLES, is that true???????
No, but many in Pasco County and Hernando County
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 15, 2016 Home Buying in Lakeland
Five Stars, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars answered:
How do i find a list of USDA approved homes in Lakeland Florida or surrounding areas?
Check the USDA map, many locations in Polk County are still USDA approved.

Five Stars Mortgage
Florida Home Loan Resource
7 days week - 9am-8pm
Ph: 800-871-2636
www.FiveStarsMo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 7, 2015 Home Buying in 33809
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
i'm in ohio credit score 609 have 20000 down still can't find nobody to help us get financed any suggestions
Hi Jadens12344,

I can do FHA loans down to a 580 score.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 14, 2015 Home Buying in Lakeland
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
what is 80/20 rule?
Typically 80/20 pertains to loan value / equity in a home. Not sure how a grandchild living with you relates to getting a mortgage? If you are buying a home, you can have whoever you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 25, 2015 Home Buying in Lakeland
Robert Willi…, Real Estate Pro in Riverview, FL
Robert Williams answered:
Am now looking for a rental home or almost new home with 4/2 with back porch and garage, which we never had. Need home mid town Lakeland locally.
Hi Stephen,

Are you still looking for a home? If so, then I would be happy to offer my assistance with your search.

Are you looking to purchase or rent?

Please let me know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Home Buying in 33803
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Location is Lakeland, FL not Miami.
The location of what? Sorry, you've not asked a question.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2015 Home Buying in 33803
Five Stars M…, Other/Just Looking in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars Mortgage answered:
Any advice on the best lenders or brokers to use for first time homebuyers in Lakeland?
USDA, FHA, HUD $100 down - all great options for First Time Buyers - contact us below to discuss in detail.

Five Stars Mortgage - Florida's leading mortgage resource
Ph: 800-871-2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Financing in Lakeland
Brandon Eady, Real Estate Pro in Lakeland, FL
Brandon Eady answered:
are these 107/month rentals correct?
Probably not, but if you are interested in becoming a home owner, I would love to help you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2015 Rentals in 33803
Tom Bawany, Real Estate Pro in Maitland, FL
Tom Bawany answered:
Can a person who sold a home in a short sale (in another state) get an FHA loan?
Yes, you can get an FHA loan if you qualify

Here are the waiting periods for FHA with "extenuating circumstances " ( loss of income through no fault of yours, led to shorts sale)

... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 10, 2015 Financing in Lakeland
Tom Bawany, Real Estate Pro in Maitland, FL
Tom Bawany answered:
How can I get home loan with debt ratio consider high?
Hello

If you have high debt to income ratio and there is no way you can pay off or lower some of your existing debt ( which could l also help your credit scores) then adding a co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 10, 2015 Financing in Lakeland
Tom Bawany, Real Estate Pro in Maitland, FL
Tom Bawany answered:
What is the lowest credit score I can have and still be able to get home loan?
On an FHA we can go as low as 580

Tom Bawany
Mortgage Loan Officer, NMLS # 519971
Envoy Mortgage
407 924 2759
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 10, 2015 Financing in Lakeland
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