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Samantha5409, Home Buyer in Riverside, IL
Samantha5409 asked:
FHA 203k and IDHA grant I'm a first time homebuyer and my lender has approved me for an FHA loan with $7500 down payment assistance. The home I'm interested in needs some basic repairs like new kitchen…
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Bob Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt answered:
is it hard to obtain a mortgage in a condo bldg. if renters outweigh owners
The underwriting guidelines are different and more challenging.
Your own loan officer can best explain it to you and see if you able to do it.
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Nicoleedward…, Home Buyer in Glenwood, IL
Nicoleedwards31 asked:
Second time home buyer If I had fha loan 14yrs ago..Am I considered a new homebuyer if the 2nd home will be my primary home?
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Nicoleedward…, Home Buyer in Glenwood, IL
Nicoleedwards31 asked:
new homebuyer program Can I receive any new home buyers credit since I purchased my first home 14yrs ago?
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Guysmiley1922, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Guysmiley1922 asked:
I am interested in buying a home for the 2nd time and this will be my primary residence. Would I qualify for any types of programs such as FHA loans? My first home was a short sale after experiencing a financial setback in 2010.
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Jarmstead68, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Jarmstead68 asked:
Home purchase after chapter 13 discharge I have recently been discharged from a chapter 13. How long after the discharge before I can purchase a home. I have reestablished credit and been on my job over 11 years.
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Austinjguy, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Austinjguy asked:
Why are appraisals not independent? I understand that appraisers need to review the purchase agreement, and are most often, if not always, ordered by the lender. My question is why? The ability for the appraiser to review…
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Jean, Home Buyer in Purdys, NY
Jean answered:
What are the pros and cons of buying a home through a trust?
we are selling an investment property. Doing owner financing. The buyer wants to put the property in a trust.

How does this work. What are the pro's and con's to this.
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user72742400, Real Estate Pro in 60107, IL
user72742400 answered:
what is the best neighborhood for buying investment property in chicago- market trends? and what type of investment property is best return?
I purchased a lot of properties in Streamwood, IL because village was super friendly but in last 6 -8 months, Village of Streamwood only goal is to make money from permits, put addition ... more
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Bob Blanke, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Bob Blanke answered:
Is it possible to get a mortgage of 400K with no down if i'm first time buyer?
Not Likely. Probably the best thing to do is contact a Real Estate Broker who can show you some Rent to Own properties. There are some bank statement loans available which you can show ... more
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Kevan Pewitt, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Kevan Pewitt answered:
Do you pay a realtor a fee if you buy or rent?
Buyers and renters do not typically pay a fee or commission to a REALTOR. The listing agent typically pays the buyer agent out of commissions paid by the seller.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2016 Home Buying in Chicago
Erinka73, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Erinka73 answered:
I'm looking for professional realtors who specialize in investment properties (or flips) in Chicagoland...Where are you?
I am an experienced realtor living in Kane County, and I also specialize in Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest. I have some properties coming up that are a great opportunity for a ... more
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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
How to boost credit score ?
It's good that you paid stuff off. Now are you regularly, responsibly using your available credit sources? One of the easiest things you can do is charge things to a credit card and pay ... more
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Afrancesca, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Afrancesca answered:
What is NOT good about 900/910 N. Lake Shore Drive bldgs.? Old, etc...
I have lived in these buildings since 2001, and if I had my way, you would need to take me out in a box. I echo the benefits discussed below. It is an amazing place to live, proven by t ... more
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Maria Koziel, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Maria Koziel asked:
Why is it stated that my home at 4837 S. Keating has 2 bedrooms, when in fact it has 3 bedrooms. This house has 3 bedrooms. When I look up the property info it is stating 2 bedrooms. Can you please fix this & change it to 3 bedrooms. Thank you!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 1, 2016 Home Buying in Garfield Ridge
Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Alysse Musgrave answered:
New home buyer, Personal Bank or Mortage company??
You should get quotes from a handful of lenders. Make sure you're comparing apples to apples and hire an exclusive buyer's agent to help you. EBAs represent homebuyers only so there is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2016 Home Buying in Chicago
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