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Kellytimmi, Home Buyer in Elk Grove Village, IL
Kellytimmi answered:
Will my home loan pass FHA underwriting approval? I have one bad thing showing my credit history...a mortgage from past marriage.
"You need to work with a company that has an in house FHA underwriter.
If so, you can have the file underwritten in 24-48 hours. If clean, docs can go out same day or as soon as final ... more
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Lilaora, Home Buyer in Laguna Woods, CA
Lilaora answered:
What are the best credit unions in the Columbia area for obtaining a VA loan?
Special mortgages for military personnel
100% financing available*
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage
Our fixed-rate mortgages offer:

15- and 30-year terms with fixed m ... more
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Calvin Martin, Home Buyer in Sugar Land, TX
Calvin Martin answered:
For a Buyer in South Carolina - WHAT CLOSING COSTS ARE INVOLVED IN A CASH SALE FOR A CONDO? Aug 2, 2013
WHAT WOULD BE THE NORMAL CLOSING COST WHEN SELLING A LOT
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in South Carolina
Cheryl Combs…, Home Buyer in Beaufort, SC
Cheryl Combs D'angelo asked:
How do I adjust the price for a garage and/or a screened porch? I'm trying to determine an offer price for a townhouse. Of the last two that sold, one had a garage and the other had a screened in porch. My subject property has neither of those.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Buying in 29906
Carol Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Wylie, SC
Carol Thompson Fancher answered:
looking for less then 2000 sq. with lake view
Hi John, Are you looking for a house or a townhouse? And how much are you approved for? I would love to assist you with your search.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Buying in Lake Wylie
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
How long do Court ordered Judgements (re: credit card debt) stay on your credit report and on the County Public Index Records ?
Hi Patricia,
Judgments remain on your credit report for 7 years. The actual credit accounts could appear on there longer if the credit card companies continue to report the actual acco ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Buying in Summerville
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
Is there closing costs on a lot?
Even if you are paying cash, there are some expenses depending on the county the property is located.
Ask you agent.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Home Buying in 29209
Xinming19901…, Home Buyer in Columbia, SC
Xinming19901204 asked:
Bad experience in Wilshire apartment 1100 wheat street. What should I do to protect myself? I had a really bad experience living there. People working in the office have bad attitude in general. The manager was trying to convince my roommate and I to continue living there, and…
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 14, 2015 Home Buying in Columbia
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
What's the best way to research school districts and neighborhoods? Looking to relocate but too far for us to travel there regularly to check
Hi Angela,

I'm James, real estate broker from Charleston SC. So, have you moved yet? My answer might be a few months late but if you haven't moved, it could be of some help to you.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in Mount Pleasant
Michael Vall…, Real Estate Pro in Greenville County, SC
Michael Vallely answered:
Thinking of moving and buying a home to retire in, Have been checking the Greenville area for some time and looked like a great place to retire.
Huskyleon 71,

If you are still thinking about moving here let me know. I have helped a many people in your position before and would be happy to share some advice.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Home Buying in Greenville
Vicky PM, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Vicky PM answered:
wondering about Belle Isle marina and condos
My husband and I have just retired and started coming to Belle Isle each Spring and Fall. Just love it! We use it as our vacation property escaping the Canadian cold weather. Great p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Buying in Georgetown
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
How many prime vacation rental weeks for Seabrook Island, SC?
Hi Jen,

I'm James, a real estate broker from Charleston, SC. You can rent out a house for as long as you like in Seabrook, Island. There really is no limit as long as all parties inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Home Buying in Seabrook Island
Jeannie Phil…, Real Estate Pro in Goose Creek, SC
Jeannie Philbeck answered:
need info about goose creek s,c, thinking of moving anything I should know?
Goose Creek is a wonderful place to live. Everyone is very friendly. Goose Creek sits just outside of Charleston, so it is a little more laid back but close enough to get to everythin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 29445
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
What's better buying vs rent to own?
The answer to your question really depends on you and what you need for the moment. Think about it, what do you want this property to be: a long-term residence, a vacation home, or is t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in Columbia
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
the house has old wiering and does not meet code. Does this need to be repaired or upgrated?
Are you buying or selling? Either way it needs to be repaired before you close. If you had a home inspection and faulty wiring was found, that should be taken care of quickly. If the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in Charleston
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
We are contemplating a purchase. what are the most popular neighborhoods on Kiawah? Is Middlewoods East and West a good investment?
That is a wonderful idea! Kiawah is a lovely island which will let you enjoy the sun, surf, and sand as much as you want while living within reasonable distance from Charleston city. Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
how is the hoa with rentals, requirements with rentals, and how strictly enforced?
You can rent your home on Daniel Island, but with all PUD (projected unit developments) communities these days, HOAs are usually pretty strict about their CC&Rs. That's the only thing I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in Charleston
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