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Ed Groussman, Real Estate Pro in Parsippany, NJ
Ed Groussman answered:
Mortgage broker specializing in FHA Loans in Pittsburgh area
I can close FHA loans down to a 580 credit score. FHA loans are one of my specialties.

Feel free to contact me if you need mortgage assistance.

egroussman@homepointfin ... more
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Annetinau, Home Buyer in Ontario, CA
Annetinau answered:
Urgent! Can anyone give me a checklist to prevent VA cash out refinance VA appraisal issues?
One of the requirements of receiving a VA loan is that you must have an appraisal performed on the property. What does this mean for you? If you are a first-time home buyer, or if this ... more
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Vicky Chang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Vicky Chang answered:
How does one decide on what to spend on a home? what percentage of a salary goes towards it?
I recommend you to get in contact with a local mortgage lender, there is a lot involved! I have some good lenders I can refer, DM for detail.
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Jamie Nichol…, Real Estate Pro in Bentleyville, PA
Jamie Nicholls answered:
I would love to bid on this condo. I have been at Duq. Univ. since 1985. Can you tell me when the auction is for this condo.?
Hi Lyn, I would be happy in researching this condo further for you. (I, too, am a Duquesne Grad Class 1999). Can you give me the address so that I can be sure to look in to the correct ... more
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Jeremy Pronto, Real Estate Pro in Moon Township, PA
Jeremy Pronto answered:
I want to buy another home in Pittsburgh but I own a home in 15003 that I am renting out. Can I use the rental income on my mortgage application?
Yes you can. That home is an asset that is producing income.
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Kathleen Cun…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Kathleen Cunningham answered:
Does anyone know a FHA mortgage lender that works with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy due to extenuating circumstances of a family illness after one year?
I was just told today from a lender I use that in cases of bankruptcy some FHA lenders have eased restrictions.
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Brian.Keenan,  in Columbus, OH
Brian.Keenan answered:
Off work for two years how long before I can qualify?
And congrats on the child :)
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Caroltrulia, Renter in United Neighbors Tog...
Caroltrulia answered:
Can anyone give me information on a stated loan program for getting a mortgage loan. How much higher is the interest rate and are there any catches?
Hi Cr2012

A Reverse Mortgage Loan is a mortgage product that allows the homeowner to convert some of the equity in their home into cash without having to sell the house or make any a ... more
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Emily  Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Emily Murphy answered:
Are any local Pittsburgh PA banks aggressively adding multi-family loans? I would also like to get clarification on the requirements.
First National Bank has excellent business loans that you may want to look into for multi-family homes.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Financing in 15216
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
I want to get a lower interest rate on current home
Apply for a mortgage would be my first move. I’ll be in Pittsburg in a couple of weeks, know any good places to eat?

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
Financing ... more
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Erica Ramus,…, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Looking to purchase 2 unit multi-family to rent and live in, Is potential rental income taken into consideration when applying for mortgage?
Is the other side currently rented and occupied? If so then you can prove a rental income and history. If not, it's harder.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 5, 2012 Financing in Pittsburgh
Scott Hulen,  in 64068
Scott Hulen answered:
Looking for DIY / Self Build Options for a Mortgage on an uninhabitable house.
Smaller banks are you best choice in regard to this type of project, although many are reluctant to loan money based on future sweat equity if the investor has no documented skills and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 26, 2011 Financing in Pittsburgh
Luther Worma…, Real Estate Pro in North Huntingdon, PA
Luther Wormack answered:
are there any listings of what would be problems that would cause a fha home loan loan to be refused ?

Hi Michael,

This should be right inline for what you're looking for. If you have any questions on a specific case shoot me an em ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 13, 2011 Financing in Pittsburgh
Andy@acg,  in Warrendale, PA
Andy@acg answered:
Title insurance: can it be different from lender to lender?
There are portions of what you see as title insurance charges that are regulated by the state department of insurance. The premium charge is based on the amount of the insurance covera ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 26, 2011 Financing in 15217
Scott Butcher, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
Scott Butcher answered:
After bankrupcty which lenders will allow you to qualify again soon to buy a home?
C.F. - Sorry to hear of your situation. I don't know of the programs mentioned below and they are worth looking into.

Otherwise, your looking at 3 years minimum for you to b ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Does anyone have any leads for financing on Cooperative properties?
I would think a local lender who will potfolio the loan and will require 20% downpayment (maybe more).
Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Financing in Pittsburgh
Chad Bahnsen, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Chad Bahnsen answered:
Can I "assume" an FHA loan if I already have an FHA loan for my primary residence?
Good question. I would say FHA would NOT allow that. As Alan mentioned, lenders can do what they want but FHA may not insure it and I'd say they wouldn't because you are not a ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in Monroeville, PA
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Pittsburgh investor needs recommendation for lenders.
I have been selling real estate for 34 years and the best I have dealt with is Jim Franco, owner of Welcome Home Finance 724-772-3333X2114. He has integrity, is efficient and ... more
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Laura Stevens,  in Pittsburgh, PA
Laura Stevens answered:
How much have home prices in Pittsburgh dropped in the past 5 years?

There is a graph on the site http:/// Hopefully this helps! Some areas have gained more value than others. I'd be happy to give you a general sense o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 2, 2011 Financing in Pittsburgh
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I'm a low-income, first-time home buyer. I found a gorgeous place for auction at a sheriff's sale in a few months. Do I need an agent to?
You don't need an agent, however highly advisable--or at least inform yourself of possible pitfalls by consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand--as for ... more
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