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Sara.eva, Home Buyer in Menifee, CA
Sara.eva answered:
I fully qualify for a VA loan, however, I do not want to use the benefit at the moment for a primary residence. Can I get an FHA loan instead?
1.FHA mortgage insurance protects the lender if a borrower defaults on the FHA loan. Each FHA borrower pays a mortgage insurance premium. The premiums are collected and used by the FHA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in 99709
Santos Elena, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA
Santos Elena answered:
Hi, I want to Sell My House here in Alaska -" For Sale by Owner, Rent To Own, or Assume VA Mortgage. I am willing to sell Short Sale. Pay Off
Mr. Demonbrun,
Would you be so kind to tell me how far away is Fort Wainwright from your house?
I will be working there and I may be interested on a rent to own agreement.
Thank you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
We are Selling in a forthcoming Seller Financed transaction , Rent to Own, Otion to Lease Purchase the Property and want to Tranfer all Utilities ,
Carl,
What is your question? Whether selling or renting, the occupants generally pay the utilities as they control their use.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Buying in Fairbanks
zorr, Other/Just Looking in Anchorage, AK
zorr answered:
Does anyone know anything about Bengal Groups, LLC? Or their project on Dewberry in South Anchorage?
Bengal Groups LLC is on the Debarment List in Pamphlet 600 by the Department of Labor. This means they have been caught not paying prevailing wage or some other violation of Title 36 in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 10, 2015 Home Buying in Anchorage
Kelly Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Talkeetna, AK
Kelly Thomas answered:
I need to find what the average cost of actual home sales was in Wasilla Alaska in 2014
Salterytd, average sales price of homes (purely residential, single family) in Wasilla was around $250k.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Wasilla
Brenda Hays, Real Estate Pro in Homer, AK
Brenda Hays answered:
what is the most important thing I need to know moving to Seldovia?
FIrst, you can not drive there. I would recommend that you get a boat if you have to go
back and forth to Homer a great deal. I would also recommend that you bring several months o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Buying in Seldovia
Sawyersamuel, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sawyersamuel asked:
Can I use my VA loan to purchase land and a new manufactured home At the same time ? And with zero down? I don't own any land or anything and I'm wondering if I Can I use my VA loan to purchase land and a new manufactured home At the same time ? And with zero down?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in Ketchikan
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
Looking to Owner Finance in Mat-Su Valley Alaska area (Military retired 100% disabled)
Hi Ryan,

Thanks for your service to our country from one Veteran to another. First off the very last thing that you want to do is rent to own Financing. I have seen so many time that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Wasilla
Randy Tanner…, Real Estate Pro in Wellington, FL
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
I'm selling our house. I had a buyer stop by and then worked with her agent to purchase. Why are they charging me their agents commission?
Are you selling your house on your own or with an agent? If your working with an agent what does it say in your contract? How did the buyer know about your home? If the other agent was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Buying in Juneau
Elizabeth Sc…, Real Estate Pro in 99701
Elizabeth Schok answered:
Anyone know of any month-to-month rentals that allow two large dogs and a small dog? moving up end of Nov, need a place to stay while I house-hunt
I may know of a short term month to month rental that allows pets. What kind of dogs and are they house trained? If you'd like to call me we can ta
lk about it. (907) 322-9188.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Kristina Car…, Real Estate Pro in Anchorage, AK
Kristina Carlson answered:
We are attempting to purchase an REO home,
This is not uncommon when dealing with banks. There are so many people involved with the decision making that things get lost or pushed back very easily. Be patient and ask your realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Buying in 99507
roxiesmum17, Home Buyer in Panama City Beach, FL
roxiesmum17 asked:
Why would a beautiful big cabin in Willow, Alaska have such a hard time selling? Is it because of the faraway location and the cost to maintain? For YEARS I have been looking at a beautiful cabin in Willow that goes on and off the market and can't sell, its price has dropped about $100,000 so far, and I assume the reasons why is…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in Willow
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Is it rude to ask a home seller if they are interested in leasing there property instead?
If a property has been listed for sale it is because the Home
Owners, choose to, get their Equity and move on.

Now if a property is not selling after Months on the market it may ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 20, 2014 Home Buying in Anchorage County
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Should we buy through the listing agent??
Hi Kate

You should get your Own Representation to avoid any Conflict
Of Interest.

Banks don't like to deal with Bueyrs directly.

Good luck
Ruth

www.ruthandperry.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Buying in Fairbanks
Kelly Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Talkeetna, AK
Kelly Thomas answered:
What does a 30 acre Alaskan DNR Lease mean?
According to the Department of Natural Resources website, a lease from DNR can include anything from agriculture land leases for use to grow hay, crops, or graze livestock to mining lea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Buying in Kasilof
David J. Par…, Real Estate Pro in 99654
David J. Parks answered:
In Alaska, if I strike oil or find a bunch of gold on my property do I get to keep it? If so, what are the chances of getting a show on TV.
If you need help finding a house, give me a call... here is a list of Alaskan themed reality shows - which does not include "Buying Alaska" or "Living Alaska" which would make a reality ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in Anchorage
Rachel, Home Buyer in Copper Center, AK
Rachel answered:
How much are property taxes in Copper Center? Can you get Satellite TV there?
There are no property taxes in Copper Center. I think you can get Dish Network here.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Copper Center
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