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John Armstro…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
John Armstrong answered:
what is driving home prices down in B-N?
I'm not sure where the 8.8% # came from. On our MLS prices are stable. Prices fluctuate based on supply and demand. Currently those ratios are good. Feel free to give me a call to discu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in Bloomington
J P Finley, Real Estate Pro in 61761
J P Finley answered:
If a house for sale that is pending on the sell; can I still put a bid in on that house?
Yes, you can always put an "Offer" in an a home anytime up till closing. There are several situations which you may need to be aware of and one of those is if it is a foreclosure home, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Buying in Bloomington
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
Do long driveway (65*25 feet) adds time to sell a house?
If a buyer likes his privacy then it may be just what they are looking for. What may make a long driveway sale difficult is if the driveway is shared or if it is an easement across anot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Leah Bond, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Leah Bond answered:
This site has an error in the way it calculates. It shows a 20% down but if one enters less down, the rates go down instead of up.
Hi Pam, I agree with the other agents, you should always try to speak with a lender vs using a calculator. However, the Trulia calculator should not have the problem you described.

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in 61701
Nick Butzirus, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Nick Butzirus answered:
Looking for a mortgage in Central Illinois, where we can do 80/15/5?
Your very best bet really is MSI (Mortgage Services). They hand-pick their loan reps very carefully, and I have had great experiences with several of them. We (agents) deal with a LOT ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in 61701
Leah Bond, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Leah Bond answered:
who will finance a house for 55000 when you have a credit score of 612 in Bloomington Illinois??
I"ve also had great luck with Nathan Grojean and Illinois National Bank (309)557-0024. If he's not able to get the financing immediately, he has been great with helping my clients cre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Nick Butzirus, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Nick Butzirus answered:
Is it possible to use only buses while in Bloomington and not have a car. If yes, where are the best places to look for houses to buy?
The local bus service for the twin cities has the system map publicly available. You can find it here... http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/Maps/New%20Maps%208-12-13/Connect%20s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Home Buying in Bloomington
Ashley Pimen…, Real Estate Pro in Illinois
Ashley Pimentel answered:
We won't qualify for FHA but want to get into a home ASAP. Contract for deed?
I would be more than happy to see what I can do to get you pre-qualified. A lender approval depends on your income, liabilities, assets and your credit report. The credit score itself i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Mike Hutson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Mike Hutson answered:
My husband and I are looking to purchase a house in the near future. We are only 20. How can we go about doing this?
Use a local lender with in house underwriting. Depending on your credit and debt to income ratio's will determine what type of loan you will qualify for, also the amount down you are a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Synthia Noble, Real Estate Pro in Crete, IL
Synthia Noble answered:
Im looking at a house that the bank owns do I need a realtor?
a buyer's agent can help you through the quagmire of buying a bank owned property. best part, since seller's typically pay the realtor commissions, the high level of service doesn't co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 2, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
David A. Usi…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
David A. Usiak answered:
I am looking for temporary pet friendling living in Fort Collins, Colorado, until I get accustomed to the area and decide where I want to live.
Hello Paula.
I am not familiar with the Ft. Collins, but will call someone who is.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
I am in search of a loan officer experienced in 203k streamlined loan for a purchase of a single family home in Bloomington IL .
Should be doing a 203b with repair escrow, which is allowed on a HUD property. You don't need a 203k. They are tough to get and can be problematic. If it is FHA insured, all companie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Mike Hutson, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Mike Hutson answered:
Can Grant money go towards your PMI when buying a house??
Grant money is great for first time buyers. The short answer is yes! New FHA requirements require PMI for the life of the loan. There are better programs out there if you have the r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in 61701
Greg Zavitz, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Greg Zavitz answered:
What places can I go to for information on first time home buying?
Try giving Keith Thompson a call. He is a loan officer at Mortgage Services in Bloomington IL. His # is 309-664-7088. He would be able discuss with you the steps you can take to improve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Buying in Bloomington
Steve Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Steve Stevens answered:
Home Buyer in Illinois. I made an offer. It was accepted. Now I would like to withdraw my offer. No Contract signed No ernest money given.
Dee, I totally agree with Greg. You didn't mention where you were buying a home though. If in the bloomington area we do use the two step process of buying a home. Our purchase agreemen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Home Buying in Bloomington
Greg Zavitz, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Greg Zavitz answered:
FHA loan on a new primary residence.
Yes, you probably could do another FHA, if you qualify under the relocation exception... but I am a Realtor and not a mortgage lender. My advice would be to talk to someone knowledgeabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Bloomington
Bryan Dillow…, Real Estate Pro in Bloomington, IL
Bryan Dillow | 309-531-8309 answered:
What options are available for down pymt assistance and closing costs?
Hello Missy,
I have worked for a large national lender, headquartered right here in Bloomington, going on seven years. There are a few different options that may work for your family. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Bloomington
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