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Robert Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Robert Hanson answered:
Young first time home buyers about to get married. Solid income but zero down. Are we stuck with a fixer upper? What are some of our options?
Timothy,
Depending on your income you may qualify for grants which can eliminate or reduce the down payment. If "solid" income means a lot you may not qualify. However, if "solid" mean ... more
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Mary Jane Ta…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
As a real estate specialist, instructor and former school teacher, I enjoy educating first-time buyers throughout their home buying experience.    I may provide referals to many free resources… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 29, 2014 by Mary Jane Taglieri Home Buying Financing
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Sveta Vakhit…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston-based Fantini & Gorga has arranged $3.1 million in first mortgage financing for a 21,418 square-foot, mixed use office and retail property in Georgetown.The 2.6-acre property is anchored by… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 20, 2013 by Sveta Vakhitova Quality of Life Financing Investment Properties
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Dana Lindberg, Both Buyer and Seller in Phoenix, AZ
Dana Lindberg answered:
What is a 203K loan? It appears to be some sort of rehab loan? What is needed to qualify? How much can you request? How do you do apply?
203k loan is a government program that enables you to purchase a home and finances certain upgrades and repairs as part of your mortgage.

For more details about 203k loan, visit www. ... more
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Alfred Colon, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
If you are in the market for a new home, or looking to refinance your existing mortgage, then you will want to consider the option of hiring a mortgage broker rather than an individual lender or lending… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 31, 2013 by Alfred Colon Home Buying Financing
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Alfred Colon, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Finding the perfect home is a task, but shopping for the best home loan can be even more tedious.  With so many lenders promising low rates, closing costs and little or no down payment requirements,… Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 21, 2013 by Alfred Colon Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Alfred Colon, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
One of the most important factors to consider when buying a new home is affordability.  As a general rule, mortgage payments should not exceed 25-30 percent of your monthly take-home pay.  The best… Read more
Blogged Thu May 30, 2013 by Alfred Colon Home Buying Financing
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Alfred Colon, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
There are a number of factors that can contribute to the affordability of a house and, as a potential home-buyer, it's important that you know what type of mortgage payments are within your budget. Debt-To-Income… Read more
Blogged Mon Mar 25, 2013 by Alfred Colon Financing
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jim_dasilva, Home Buyer in Marblehead, MA
jim_dasilva answered:
Putting in an offer on Tuesday for a single family property in Marblehead; have several options from LendingTree but would be happy to consider all
Contact Andy White at Stepstone Mortgage and save yourself the time/headache 781-608-5897 or andy.stepstone@comcast.net - speaking from experience
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Financing in Marblehead
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I'm looking to purchase a investment property, should I stick to a mortage broker that specializes in investments?
Using a professional with experience in what ever you are working toward is always very helpful.


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0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Financing in 01835
Scott Murphy, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Attention all MA real estate agents, home buyers, homeowners and contractors:Annie Mac Home Mortgage and Russell and Associates are proud to sponsor a free FHA 203K Renovation Lending seminar.  Guest… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 17, 2012 by Scott Murphy Home Buying Financing Remodel & Renovate
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Northeastgal, Home Buyer in Essex County, MA
Northeastgal asked:
2-Weeks to pack, seriously?? We signed the P&S have provided all of the documents for the Loan. Our commitment date is tomorrow, but appraisal hasn't come back yet, so we have been told that we need to file a request for an extension. We are supposed to close at the end of this…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 13, 2012 Financing in Essex County
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
Is it possible to obtain a mortgage with less than 20% down payment?
If you are a Veteran of the Armed Forces and you qualify for VA Guaranteed mortgage financing, then eligible Veterans are permitted to financing up to 100% of the purchase price of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 29, 2012 Financing in Haverhill
Mforourke, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
With foreclosures on the rise and banks not lowering there down payment requirements to buy a home. Times may be on a slow recovery to the great recession. I believe if home owners take on projects to… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 20, 2012 by Mforourke Financing Foreclosure
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Daniel Rivera, Real Estate Pro in Daly City, CA
Daniel Rivera answered:
Can I obtain a mortgage with less than 20 % down?
Yes there are many options especially through government loans which provide special incentives in order for people to buy. Talk to a mortgage specialist.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 26, 2012 Financing in Haverhill
Mforourke, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
With interest Rates above 4% the timing of buying a home is right now. We will see spring turn the market to a positive pulse. However buyer's need to react to the low pricing and the interest rates. Also… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 25, 2012 by Mforourke Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Can I obtain a mortgage with less than 20 % down?
A little bit of a loaded question. Depends on the type of property, occupancy and credit profile. But there are programs that allow fr 3-3.5% down and even a few that allow 100% finan ... more
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Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
I need help knowing more about an FHA and commercial loans? as well as brining an property to code for rental income?
FHA is not limited to a first time homebuyer if that is what you are asking. Owning a rental property does not necessarily keep you from getting an owner occupied FHA mortgage if you q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 28, 2012 Financing in Methuen
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