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Justin Louis…, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Justin Louis Morris asked:
Can you get down payment assistance for a 203k loan? My wife and I have about 13k saved and our credit scores are both 710ish. We are first time home buyers and are interested in purchasing a home in northern NJ. I've been doing research…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2016 Home Buying in Plainfield
thinz, Real Estate Pro in Allenhurst, NJ
thinz answered:
Unable to close home because the seller lied on the listing and it was a fireclosure.
Unfortunately, most agencies will not run a quick title search to check for liens before listing a home. They go by what the seller tells them. When I deal with a listing that I know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 26, 2015 Home Buying in Plainfield
David Labush, Real Estate Pro in Westfield, NJ
David Labush answered:
If i took my pension early, am i entitiled to a mortgage
Generally speaking they are two separate things. Getting a mortgage is based on your credit score, income and the price of the property you want to purchase. For more info I'd recommend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in Plainfield
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in ELK CITY, OK
John Burke answered:
what is the minimum credit score to get a VA loan. I know lenders are all differ. Who has the score 600 and up?
Hi Cdehart21,

Every lender I know of/work with requires at least a 620 middle score and some even require 640 or better.

The other concern is getting your "loan" approved through ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 28, 2012 Home Buying in Plainfield
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I am thinking of purchasing a property in Glenwood Ave ,Plainfield (Sleepy Hollow section). Please can you tell me is it safe to walk in the evenings?
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 28, 2012 Home Buying in Plainfield
Gina Suriano…, Real Estate Pro in Scotch Plains, NJ
Gina Suriano Barber answered:
What is the average on home insurance for Plainfield, NJ?
Home owners insurance can vary widely depending on the replacement cost of the home ,what valuables you are insuring, and what you choose as your deductible amount. It's best to speak t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 1, 2012 Home Buying in Plainfield
Weichert Rea…, Real Estate Pro in Watchung, NJ
Weichert Realtors answered:
in process of getting preapproved for first time home. looking for a single family detached in either orange or plainfield 70k what's thenext
Did you make a offer on anything in 2011? Did you find a Realtor to work with? What do you need in a Realtor? Regards,
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 16, 2012 Home Buying in Plainfield
Corey Grushin, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Corey Grushin answered:
How can I can I speak to the bank owner of a house that's no longer on the market?
Jackie most major banks don't actively sell homes they have acquired through foreclosure or Deed in Lieu of foreclosure. They will contract with a Managment company to mantain the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 23, 2010 Home Buying in Plainfield
Dave Griswol…, Real Estate Pro in Bridgewater, NJ
Dave Griswold/ Lisa Payne-Griswold answered:
There is a house I really would like to buy but, its no longer on the market. The house is bank owned and when I look it up I only get info about the
Hi Jackie, Dave does alot of work in the Plainfield/North Plainfield area as well as most of central jersey. I can tell you the best thing is to call a Broker or Realtor and give them t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 23, 2010 Home Buying in Plainfield
Phil,  in Guilford, CT
Phil answered:
How to buy a short sale.?
Benito Pretty much summed it up.

- Submit offer.
- Seller signs offer
- wait .. wait .. wait .. Seller comes back with approval, denial or counter offer from bank
- If approved, s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 31, 2009 Home Buying in Plainfield
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
I would like to find out who owns a house in Plainfield NJ. The house is no longer with a real estate broker. And it may be bank owned is there away
TAX RECORD!

A good local Realtor can get it for you - or - if you prefer, you can get it yourself.

Good Luck!

Gerard Dunn
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 2, 2009 Home Buying in Plainfield
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
how is the plainfield,nj area?
Hi S - Plainfield has some beautiful historic areas, and then some rough areas as well. The Plainfields also include North and South Plainfield. I'm most familiar with North Plainfield ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
Dianne, Home Seller in Plainfield, IL
Dianne answered:
Im interested in looking at homes in Plainfield. Homes closer to Naperville/Aurora would be better.
Plainfield taxes are alot better than Naperville/Aurora. I have lived in Naperville but the property tax just wanst worth it. However if you have kids in school it would be. I have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
Gina Suriano…, Real Estate Pro in Scotch Plains, NJ
Gina Suriano Barber answered:
Has anyone had experience as a buyer with Sirva Relocation?
I have dealt with Sirva for both sellers and buyers. It is important to express your concerns with your attorney, to see if the items in Sirva's contract that you don't like will actual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 14, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
Joe Salcedo,  in San Jose, CA
Joe Salcedo answered:
Seller accepted offer however, after offer revealed that window was broken and "sold as is" along with other
Hi Suzie,

First of all you have a contract accepted knowing the fact that this :AS IS"
condition without the knowleges of revealing the window was leak. As
long as the conti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
Corey Grushin, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Corey Grushin answered:
Streamline 203K - How long is the process? How hard is it to get?
The process would probably take another 30 to 45 days to do Connie. The 203 K streamline will require you to get multiple contractors for the minor repairs you'll need. (i.e. a plumber ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
Monika, Both Buyer and Seller in New York, NY
Monika asked:
No, no! My agent is great! Comes to think of it - she is telling me things about Plainfield just as they are, really! It looks like I am having problems with hearing! But thank you all!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
Jascontre, Other/Just Looking in 07060
Jascontre answered:
Tricky Plainfield - like $10 rolex?
sleepy hollow is lovely, you have discovered a great deal if you want a gorgeous home built by manhattanites 150-75 years ago as residences or summer getaways and some community-minded ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
A Choudhry, Other/Just Looking in Scotch Plains, NJ
A Choudhry answered:
Anyone lives in Plainfield, NJ?
You might want to check the school system in Plainfield though, since you said you have two small children.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2008 Home Buying in Plainfield
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