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Kazi Islam, Home Buyer in New Orleans, LA
Kazi Islam asked:
Hi, Is it possible to get financing for someone on F1 visa to buy an apartment with minimum down payment? Thanks! I am considering to buy an apartment here at New Orleans. I am an international PhD student at Tulane and living here on F1 visa along with my wife. I am wondering if I am eligible to get…
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Golivier777, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Golivier777 asked:
Closing Costs Negotiable? My primary residence and rental property is with my credit union. I want to buy a condo in New Orleans but my investments company's mortgage house appears to have a lower closing costs…
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Rob, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Rob asked:
I am located in New Orleans and am in the market for a hard money renovation loan on a 4 plex I own. I am a licensed real estate agent and contractor I have been getting the run around by middle men that are not loan processors but commission seekers.
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Wayne Clark, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Wayne Clark answered:
Financing both the new purchase and the renovations.
Daivd, there are some lenders who have other programs for you to consider. Regions Bank have a program to buy and renovate a property.There are others. You should also shop around for a ... more
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ian cockburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
ian cockburn answered:
Will an underwriter approve a loan with some termite damage to the property but no evidence of active termites??
They probably will...generally you will need to have a termite certificate / or show the property is under contract anyway to get the loan. Unless there is some major structural damage ... more
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Velvetradish, Home Buyer in Charlotte, NC
Velvetradish answered:
I am in the middle of a weird real estate deal.Cartus is selling the house. The lender says it is a flip, the title company says it is not.what to do?
Homeless Buyer,
The thing is that Cartus suggests using Bank of America or Wells Fargo, and we are using one of them! Do you happen to know who at Cartus manages the relationships be ... more
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Corey Grushin, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Corey Grushin answered:
I have a partially completed renovation that I need to borrow to finish. What is the best way to move forward?
Partial_i, FYI FHA guidelines state you can't do a 203k loan to finish work that has already been started. I originally stated you should try and finish the job using your credit ... more
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Lisa Nelson, Real Estate Pro in Memphis, TN
Lisa Nelson answered:
what does the appraiser look for?
An appraiser looks to provide a report with a complete description of the property and an accurate and well supported estimate of the market value. In doing so , he or she looks for th ... more
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ian cockburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
ian cockburn answered:
Income Property
This is very possible, for I have done it and helped others from as far away as Canada do the same. This is the approach:
1) We look at where you are now
2) We look at the cash flow ... more
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Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
Can anyone help an investor?
if you actually have property worthy of bank collateral, why not go to a new orleans bank??
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John Broussa…, Other/Just Looking in Houston, TX
John Broussard answered:
Any hardmoney lenders in New Orleans who lend on land?
I have a client who owns 2 lots free and clear in New Orleans and would like to pull cash out!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 12, 2010 Financing in New Orleans
Joe Harris, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Joe Harris answered:
Regarding B of A's loan modification plan referred to in your 9/4/09 blog: Do you have to be delinquent on your mortgage payments to qualify?
I believe that the Making Home Affordable program allows you to mod your loan without being delinquent. However, there are thousands of low level employees answering the phones at the ... more
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ian cockburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
ian cockburn answered:
I paid for an inspection, appraisal and a deposit on the property I was trying to buy. All the fees together
WIthout details, it is hard to know...but sounds like you should have had a Buyer's Agent
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Financing in New Orleans
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
So I had the issue with my underwriter about not working a 40 hr. work week as law school/ph.d student which
Hi Angela,

I remember your situation....and am glad to hear things are now heading in the right direction. Let's hope the underwriter has a heart and knows what to do with it.

Tha ... more
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Michael Hump…,  in Winchester, VA
Michael Humphreys answered:
I was told I needed to work or at least be guranteed 40 hours a week before the underwriter would approve my
You should be able to get around that with a verification from your employeer stating that your job is secure. It may also depend on how long you have been at that job, if you just st ... more
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