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Cheri Savini,…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomeryville, PA
Cheri Savini, ABR, SRS answered:
We are looking to refi or use our equity in our home in Quakertown Pa that we own flat out. We want to update it for possible selling.
In most situations, it's unwise to remodel to the point of making improvements that exceed the other homes in your neighborhood. I would like to offer you a market report including home ... more
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Dest1, Renter in Richlandtown, PA
Dest1 answered:
Need some advice with refinancing
Tag - you are facing some hurdles here.... 1st, you are not going to be eligible for HARP because you are a Jumbo loan and those are not included in that program.
2nd - again because o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2015 Financing in Pipersville
Ann McGuire, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Ann McGuire answered:
hola quisiera saver mas informacion sobre esta propiedad o otras que e estado biendo con esta ajencia
Si necesitas ayuda con comprando una propiedad en Bucks County o en Philadelphia me puedes llamar directamente a mi celular. Me gustaria ayudarte.

Ann McGuire
Weichert Realtors
215 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 30, 2014 Financing in Quakertown
Ann McGuire, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Ann McGuire answered:
If my home is listed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, can I still short sell it back to the bank? I cannot afford the bankruptcy payments and mortgage.
I would try asking a real estate lawyer who has more in-depth knowledge on these matters.

Ann McGuire
Weichert Realtor
215.622.5070 preferred
... more
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John Hook, Real Estate Pro in St George, UT
John Hook answered:
I have bad credit in the 500's, but own a home flat out that is worth about $250,000 is it impossible to get a home equity loan??? Thanks for any help
An avenue you could pursue is a private money lender.

The fees are usually higher but equity is the main underwriting requirement.

Check the internet for local private money le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Financing in 18974
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
My credit score is 605. Can I buy a house with that credit score?
Have you checked out The Lenders Network? They have found lenders for clients of mine with scores in the high 500's. They got them to a lender to approve their loan when other lenders c ... more
3 votes Share Flag Sun May 4, 2014 Financing in 19030
Jeff, Other/Just Looking in Sellersville, PA
Jeff answered:
How long are USDA loans currently taking for approval in PA?
According to their Status Page today, they are on 1-2 Day Turn Time.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Financing in 18944
Mark Principi,  in Langhorne, PA
Mark Principi answered:
I don't have good credit but I have guaranteed income can I still obtain a mortgage
Central lending works with scores as low as 580!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 24, 2013 Financing in Fairless Hills
Ann McGuire, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Ann McGuire answered:
Do I have to have a mortgage application filled out if I am a cash buyer in Pa?
If you are cash a buyer, you do not need to fill out a mortgage application. However, you will need to provide proof of funds by submitting a Buyer's Financial Form.

Ann Mc Guire
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013 Financing in New Hope
Glen Primak, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Glen Primak answered:
Does anyone know of a bank that does not require 6 months or more of taxes to be escrowed?
If you haven't had any success, trying call Steve Shvartsman @ First National Funding Group.

Guy, knows his stuff!!! A+++

2655 Philmont Ave
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 9 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Financing in 19053
Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Ron Beebe answered:
Our house is worth 100k. It's paid in full. We have 5k debt and 60k income/yr. But payments were late so our score is bad. Any way to get financing?
Please explain further what payments were late? When? 2013, 2012? Number of late payments?
This will help me better understand how those payments are going to affect your overall credi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Financing in Morrisville
Mike Bottaro, Real Estate Pro in Warrington, PA
Mike Bottaro answered:
my score is 620. FTHB. I have $15000 saved. looking at $185000 house. lot of inquiries on my credit. Can i be qualified for a home loan.?
Did you ever purchase a home? Anything 580 FICO score or greater is possible and I have a lender who would love to speak with you provide you with some feasible options. My lender may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 24, 2013 Financing in 19067
Mike Bottaro, Real Estate Pro in Warrington, PA
Mike Bottaro answered:
fixer upper
A 203k renovation loan is by far your best bet as long as the after repair appraisal value is under $417k. Just be sure the loan officer/bank is familiar with how 203k loans work. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Financing in Warminster
NLAspeitia, Renter in 90638
NLAspeitia answered:
My husband, who passed away, served 4 years in the army/national guard My question is, would I be able to buy a home under the va loan?
My husband served 5 year in the Navy WWII - Korean, injured while in Military we going down to the VA Office this Monday, when the accident occurred. This Friday was our anniversary 21 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Financing in Quakertown
Frank Dolski, Real Estate Pro in Lahaska, PA
Frank Dolski answered:
How much time has to be served in the National Guard to qualify for a VA loan?
That is a very good question and perhaps a mortgage lender may be able to aanswer it. Or, someone within the military administrative unit. I have worked with two VA loans recently and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Financing in Quakertown
Anna Domzals…, Real Estate Pro in Langhorne, PA
Anna Domzalski answered:
I need to find a home to rent ASAP in Levittown PA with at least 4 bdrs and help with security payment. Is there anyone out there who can help?
If you haven't found someone to help you yet, you can email me at: or call at: 717-858-2075. There are alot of homes in Levittown that will be able to work with yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Financing in 19067
Annette Levi…, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
Do senors on S S get a school tax break?
Many areas give seniors a discount on real estate taxes. To check if yours does call the office of your local elected official. They will be able to answer that for you and if you can h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Financing in 19053
Annette Levi…, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
Excellent credit history/score, still need to buy down the rate(from 3.75-3.5)? does this sound accurate?
Why do you need to buy down the mortgage rate? Did the mortgage officer go over all your options? If not find another one.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Financing in 18960
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
I have been working 2 years at the same job, my husband has just started a new job after being laid off for a year but he is working in the same
Lending Programs + Guidlines are changing Every day with the current market.

Just make sure that not too many lenders Run your credit.
This will keep your Fico Scores in its curre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 17, 2012 Financing in Levittown
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
i want to purchase a mobile home but i have barley any credit established for being so young but a good down payment what should I do?
Leona you should start by being prequailified by a local and trusted mortgage broker who handles mobile home loans. No credit is better than bad credit. They can guide you trhough the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 10, 2012 Financing in Quakertown
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