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Timoneak, Home Buyer in Anchorage, AK
Timoneak asked:
Does my wife have to be on the note for a new house? If my wife has credit issues what will it do to our home search and sale?
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Romanweber20…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Romanweber2020 asked:
Well maintained condo for rent. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, fenced backyard, fireplace. Nice tile accents and recently painted walls. Extra storage, quiet end unit. Located in south Anchorage near Oceanview Elementary, free basic cable

$1450/ month plus gas and elec. $1450 security deposit. sorry, no pets or smokers.
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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Located in Anchorage,AK. Anyone know a lender that will do a VA loan for a 579 mid?
Hi Forgivenn,

Most lenders require at least a 620 or better score with a handful allowing scores down to a 580 score.

I can do VA mortgages down to 580 in some cases but you're go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2015 Home Buying in Anchorage
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
I am worried about snow load on a Fairbanks home roof - how many pounds of snow can a roof hold? Contractor recommendations?
Depends on how the roof was constructed. Most area of the country where snow load is a consideration have local building codes to address this. Your best bet is to have a local GC, a st ... more
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Dontbestupid, Home Buyer in Fairbanks, AK
Dontbestupid answered:
Does anybody ever purchase cheap dry cabins site unseen online - meaning all paperwork is signed online, payment is sent online, keys are mailed?
why would you want to move to Fairbanks period? does the cabin have a roof that can handle a 20 pound snow load? can you survive in -50 degrees or worse? DOES THE CABIN HAVE A GARAGE FO ... more
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Forgivennt4s…, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Forgivennt4saken asked:
Anchorage, Alaska lenders Looking for a va lender that can do a 580 credit score in anchorage, alaska
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 30, 2015 Home Buying in Anchorage
Nenana1, Home Buyer in Nenana, AK
Nenana1 answered:
In Nenana, is there cable/internet/city water/property tax?
No cable, most use satellite. Internet is available. No city water on this property; serviced by well and septic. Property tax is 12 mills.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2015 Home Buying in Nenana
Fharkness, Home Buyer in North Pole, AK
Fharkness answered:
Hi, I want to Sell My House here in Alaska -" For Sale by Owner, Rent To Own, or Assume VA Mortgage. I am willing to sell Short Sale. Pay Off
If you are still interested in selling your house, please let me know. You can contact me by email
" akfrosty@yahoo.com " Thanks
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 20, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
I am a single mother of three there is two ssi checks coming I have a disabiled daughter my credit is not bad nor good so my set income is 1800 a mon.
Hi Shanda,
Not being married only means you no longer have 2 incomes with which to qualify for a loan. So you'd need to qualify strictly off of the income you have coming in. In genera ... more
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Gary Cox, Real Estate Pro in Anchorage, AK
Gary Cox answered:
Does square footage trump condition when pricing?
Every property is different. If you want me to take a look, please call me at 907-727-4279. Thanks-Gary
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Buying in 99516
Jenny Chissus, Real Estate Pro in Seldovia, AK
Jenny Chissus answered:
what is the most important thing I need to know moving to Seldovia?
Be warned, Seldovia will steal your heart!

I could stop there - because that is the most important thing, because it is all about the heart, and "knowing" that you have found your pi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 3, 2015 Home Buying in Seldovia
Sara.eva, Home Buyer in Menifee, CA
Sara.eva answered:
I fully qualify for a VA loan, however, I do not want to use the benefit at the moment for a primary residence. Can I get an FHA loan instead?
1.FHA mortgage insurance protects the lender if a borrower defaults on the FHA loan. Each FHA borrower pays a mortgage insurance premium. The premiums are collected and used by the FHA ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
We are Selling in a forthcoming Seller Financed transaction , Rent to Own, Otion to Lease Purchase the Property and want to Tranfer all Utilities ,
What is your question? Whether selling or renting, the occupants generally pay the utilities as they control their use.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Joe Berkrland, Renter in 99709
Joe Berkrland asked:
What exterior color sells the best?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Investment Properties in 99709
zorr, Other/Just Looking in Anchorage, AK
zorr answered:
Does anyone know anything about Bengal Groups, LLC? Or their project on Dewberry in South Anchorage?
Bengal Groups LLC is on the Debarment List in Pamphlet 600 by the Department of Labor. This means they have been caught not paying prevailing wage or some other violation of Title 36 in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2015 Home Buying in Anchorage
Kelly Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Talkeetna, AK
Kelly Thomas answered:
I need to find what the average cost of actual home sales was in Wasilla Alaska in 2014
Salterytd, average sales price of homes (purely residential, single family) in Wasilla was around $250k.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Wasilla
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
After the free trial...how much does it cost? It doesnt give any info and if your your credit card is going to automatically be billed after 7 days.;
Which website are you referring to? And what is your reason for subscribing?
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James Simon, Home Buyer in New York, NY
James Simon answered:
Plumbing issues found on a foreclosure during inspectio, listing agent wants us to pay for the plumber and labor costs are we liable for these costs?
Glycol system maintenance can be tricky to do on your own. I wish that there were some good tips available for those who wanted to, but it's mostly considered a professional's job. I've ... more
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