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Tony Garcia, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Tony Garcia answered:
My wife and I are planning to buy a house, but it seems extremely difficult to get a loan of any kind with a J-1 Visa. Can any give us some advice?

I can help with financing with a J-1 visa. Email me at or call me at 571-246-4373 to discuss.
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Andy Smith, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Andy Smith answered:
hi... looking at a FHA Reverse Mortgage on a property that is in a irrvocable trust... anyone know the FHA guidlines, or the FHA Letter number ???
As good as a reverse mortgage may initially sound, it’s crucial that you fully understand the potential downsides involved. It’s so important in fact, that government-back ... more
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Milton, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Milton answered:
I'm a foreign national buying 600K investment property in California.100% equity. What is max i can borrow against Home equity loan. Any other limits?
I'm looking to buy on cash, a single-family or town house to rent. Since i'm a non-resident would i need an established credit history to take out a home equity loan?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Financing in 22202
Title Agent…,  in Kansas City, MO
Title Agent 64055 answered:
if my name is on benefeciary deed already and can i add one on be half of my side which is from my family at the philippines?
No. Only the owner of the home can add names to title, even on a Benficiary Deed. After the death of the owners and the "ben deed" goes into effect, then you may quit claim the property ... more
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Rob Weber, Real Estate Pro in Lisle, IL
Rob Weber answered:
Is my landlord attempting fraud? I certainly don't mind obliging in this situation as he has been an excellent landlord however if there is a
I was catching up on the recent activity on this thread and I realized something... I see many references to what the IRS considers a "primary residance" but the fact that ev ... more
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Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
I would like to get a mortgage with 10% down

Thanks for the backup. Sometimes people get the kill the messanger mentaility when you tell the truth. I LOVE the single premium option but truthfully really LOVE the flat out b ... more
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Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Melissa Barkalow answered:
Has anyone heard of or got any history with a lending processor named VICBURNS, LLC?
No, sorry. I can recommend a lender if you are looking for someone.

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 10, 2011 Financing in 22201
Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in McLean, VA
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
I'm looking for advice on getting financing for a home in the Arlington area in the neighborhood of
Hello Matt, I hope you are doing well. I wanted to add to what the others have posted already. Depending on what counties you are looking to buy in, you may qualify for a Conventional o ... more
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Vivianne Rut…,  in Fairfax County, VA
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
My husband's looking 2 buy house or property 2 build-he may be changing employers soon-will he have 2 wait years b4 he can try 4 a loan approval?
"He's really wanting to just buy land, put a couple of trailers or something on it for the time being, pay on the property as much as he can, as quick as he can and then hopef ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Oct 24, 2010 Financing in 22202
James Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan answered:
I am applying for a 30 yr FHA loan. My Loan officer is quoting me an outrageous price for the FHA appraisal - what recourse do I have?
Hi Mark, great questions, and if your lock in rate is significantly higher as you mention, then the 960 origination fee seems outrageous. If you choose to move to another lender, as lon ... more
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Commonsense,  in Arlington, VA
Commonsense answered:
Can I qualify for a house of 850K with an income of 75K, down payment of 30% to 50%, and credit score of 620?
No you can't, With your income a 500K house is the max. If you you go over you will have no buffer against job loss or illness.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 24, 2009 Financing in 22209
Keane Ng, Real Estate Pro in Tukwila, WA
Keane Ng answered:
Is it possible for H-1b visa holders and/or F-1 students get a mortgage in the US? Non-resident aliens with 50% down payment shop for a loan in VA...

Can you ask him if the F-1 Status is allowable for all conventional and FHA loans? I'm curious to know.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Financing in 22209
Greg Knox,  in Cedar Knolls, NJ
Greg Knox answered:
Is there any chance the President will cut the middle man (banks) out of some real estate transactions as he just announced with Pell Grants?
just trying to stir the pot. Kind of like working for the bomb squad, just waiting for something to blow.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2009 Financing in 22201
John B,  in Studio City, Los Ang...
John B answered:
If I find a roommate to sign a lease for one year or more, does this allow for better financing options?
Not these days unless if you will file his rent in your taxes.
Banks want to see full income reports from you, think about it.

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Financing in Arlington
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Delaine Campbell answered:
I've heard that length of employment is an important factor that lenders consider when going for a mortgage.
Mostly what it really boils down to is what your credit looks like, your credit score and income to debt ratio.
You should be fine, but get in touch with a local lender and meet with h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2009 Financing in 22202
Lanre Folayan, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Lanre Folayan answered:
Mortgages in Arlington, VA
Jim,you said that you have no debt and great credit. Also,you will be making $200k? You are a mortgage lender's dream. You should be fine. But please shop around even though you are goi ... more
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