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US Premier Realty, Inc.
If you are interested in La Mesa I would be glad to help you. I grew up in La Mesa and graduated from Grossmont High School. I have lived in San Diego basically all of my life and can help you find a home that meets your needs.
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The San Diego Property Shop
CA DRE # 00648687
Your best bet is to call a few lenders to see what loan programs they may have. There are direct lenders who aren't big lenders, meaning they never got caught up in the risky loans, never lost anything, and still continue to lend responsibly. They won't require unusually high FICO scores, but they may require higher than the 580. Brokers may have lenders who require less. But remember, if a lender assumes more risk so you can buy a home, you'll pay for it in interest and fees. Nothing's free, so be sure to compare lenders apples to apples. Same purchase price, same interest rate, same number of points, etc. Then compare the fees.
Talking to lenders and baring your financial soul can be unsettling. And, don't go for a quick pre-qualification - it means nothing. Do a full documentation pre-approval, so there are no surprises in escrow. But, once that's over, you'll have a much clearer idea of what you can afford.
Then, find an agent who understand the loan process, and will do the research necessary before you go out and look at homes. Unless you have 20% to plunk down on a new home, you'll be going FHA or VA, unless you go for a down payment assistance program. And FYI, sellers don't have to accept that type of offer if there are other cleaner offers on the table that will close quicker. It can get pretty competitive in some markets here, even here in East County.
Let me know if you need any further information.
Cory La Scala, REALTOR
The first step with any home purchase is to call at least three lenders to find out what they can do.
Once you have a preliminary loan approval, yoo will know what exactly you can afford.
Best of luck to you,
Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Most FHA lenders have credit overlays over and above FHA standards and many will not go with a recent bankruptcy and a 600 credit score. Most of the major lenders, (that's a laugh.... many of the too-big-to-fail lenders) have minimums of 620 to 660 without the bankruptcy.
Yes, there are some lenders that might but you will be wise to talk to some mortgage brokers rather than direct lenders on your situation since the very credit overlays keep lenders who could in the can't category.
Please contact me directly and we can go over what options you have. I will put you in touch with Kristin, my trusted lender who will sort out your financial options. Then we can see what homes are out there that would be perfect for you! Are you looking to buy in La Mesa? Call me or email me and we can get the ball rolling today!
McAllister Homes Real Estate