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Laura Johnson, Home Buyer in Sacramento, CA
Laura Johnson answered:
How do i apply for an FHA loan?
The Lenders Network! That's where we went and they walked us through the entire process.
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Sandra Hazel…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
Is there now a tax in excess of the normal transfer tax for homes that are flipped in Philadelphia?
Not currently. I have attached the current tax rates for the city for your review
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Home Buying in Chestnut Hill
Faisalspower, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Faisalspower answered:
What are Residential Construction Costs in Philadelphia, PA?
Want to build apartment buliding on 10000 sq ft land at least 2 story for max numbers of apartment.please give me construction cost if some body know.
Faisalspower@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 11, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Chris Stumba…, Real Estate Pro in 43068
Chris Stumbaugh answered:
I want to buy a house in Philly. Do I need to make less money just to have verifiable income?
Hi Abigail
As an independent contractor you will be considered self employed
If you have been there for at least two+ years and can show that income on your two prior years tax return ... more
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Sandra Hazel…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
I am stuck between two worlds.
I have had a lot of success for clients looking to hold for a short period of time. I would be happy to help you find something. My contact information is on my profile along with revie ... more
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Sandra Hazel…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
how can a find the house my friend moved to?
You could try Zabasearch.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 4, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Has anyone ever seen a an underwriter ask for a AVM after receiving a FHA appraisal that was at purchase price?
Absolutely not and no it's not legal and it clearly indicates the underwriter has no business doing the job they were hired to do as they have clearly indicated they haven't a clue what ... more
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Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
What's the best route to go about applying for a 2bedroom apartment or house when you have not so perfect credit but long term job history and
Apartment communities usually charge an additional deposit for tenants with bad credit,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
lewis, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
lewis answered:
I am trying to buy a house in Scotchbrook, Philadelphia, PA. I cannot get a loan because every bank is
The entire Scothbrook development was done under unique special rules in the 1980's for something called a 2-unit condo. These 2-unit condos are exempt from normal condo documentation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Buying in Northeast Philadelphia
Jaye Hancock, Real Estate Pro in 19111
Jaye Hancock answered:
How do I go about trying to buy a house for a 1 and what neighborhoods are good?
I think that opportunity in Philly has come and gone. There are still lots/land that can be acquired for $1.00, but homes and real property cannot. If you are intent on beginning your ... more
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Jaye Hancock, Real Estate Pro in 19111
Jaye Hancock answered:
Looking for FHA 203k contractors to rehab & remodel in Philadelphia. Any recommedations?
First Call Construction is a great GC that I recommend most. timely, personal and accountable. 267-334-0133 - Ask for Ben or Brian.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Mariaelina, Real Estate Pro in South Miami, FL
Mariaelina answered:
Where do I find out if a house has a lien in Philadelphia?
Trying to do it yourself at the courthouse or online, unless you are trained, is risky. Search "certified title search" to find a provider. I should cost $100-175. Anything cheaper is j ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 11, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Trevolyn Hai…, Real Estate Pro in Chino, CA
Trevolyn Haines (909)262-6221 answered:
I make $73,000/yr. My credit score is below 580. It's hard for me to get my credit straight because the money isn't there. I have 2 kids
There are lenders that can help you get that FHA loan but if you want to keep your payment close to what you are paying in rent, your purchasing power will be severely hampered by the m ... more
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Simonc.me, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Simonc.me answered:
how do you find an investor for a rent to own house?
I went into a eviction and my lawyer said I need a investor to get it back do you know someone so I can rent to own my house back
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Sandra Hazel…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
Planning to purchase parents' home.
You should consult with a Real Estate Attorney and have him or her review the listing agreement. Not all agreements are created equal and it may be possible a commission would not be ow ... more
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Sandra Hazel…, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
How the Fannie Mae housing work?
I have attached the Homepath website for your review. It gives a good overview of its mission and how it operates.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 25, 2015 Home Buying in West Powelton
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
I have $1,500 saved up.i have a credit score of over 800 and I am mentally ready to start the next chapter of my life and potentially buy my first
If you qualify for a VA loan you can buy with no money down and roll most of your out-of-pocket costs into the loan. Otherwise, keep saving and work your way up to 20-30% of the price ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Buying in Philadelphia
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