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fairymuse88, Home Buyer in New York, NY
fairymuse88 answered:
are there any programs i.e. grants or forgivable loans for home improvements or home rehabilitation in
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Homebuyer1971, Real Estate Pro in 19083
Homebuyer1971 answered:
Question about 5/1 arm
If rates are at 6% in two years then I'll stick with my payment, but it'd still probably go down with me having paid less, and not having to pay for pmi, If the vaule goes dow ... more
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Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Ron Beebe answered:
Mortgage recommendation for first time home buyer
Hello there - as a Mortgage Loan Officer for PNC, the area's largest regional bank, I absolutely have your best interests in mind. With nearly 13 years of experience with homeowners in ... more
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Ron Beebe, Real Estate Pro in Downingtown, PA
Ron Beebe answered:
Looking for a broker who knows how the phfa works and who can answer my questions.
I am not strongly versed with the PHFA program, although I have closed several over the years. I would like to mention the fact that there is another program offered, 3% down, NO mortga ... more
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Randy Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Randy Roberts answered:
History of short sale, credit score now 690. Perfect credit otherwise. Currently paying $2500/mo to rent.
Yes you do qualify now for a new program for FHA by HUD for people with a short sale you just need 12 months from the date of the short sale or foreclosure.

The U.S. Department of Ho ... more
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Monica White, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Monica White answered:
Hello again I was wondering about home improvement programs grants or forgivable loans in Pennsylvania
The United States government has grants available for all kinds of home improvements. To qualify for one of these grants, you have to show what home improvements are necessary and that ... more
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Colleen Bill…, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Colleen Billups answered:
I have PHFA on my primary residence which now planning to rent. Is there another option beside refinancing?
I have had a mortgage with PHFA since 2008. Can someone tell me which document to view in order to find the residency requirements?
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Eric Axelson, Real Estate Pro in 19103
Eric Axelson answered:
I am considering refinancing my home, zillow has it listed $40,000 less than what we paid in July of 2009.
Chris, Zillow has nothing to do with refinancing your home. Your bank will do an appraisal. Good luck to you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Financing in Havertown
Emily Morgan, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Emily Morgan answered:
Is there any type of home improvement loans that are not a home refinancing type of loan?
If you have owned your home for quite some time or if you put down a good amount of cash when purchasing your property and your home’s value has not declined substantially with t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 19, 2012 Financing in 19073
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
Where is a good place to get a mortgage prequalification online?
I love how agents say to AVOID online lenders when they themselves are here... ONLINE... for one reason only; to get business ONLINE.

What makes an "online lender?" Does having a we ... more
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Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
I just began my house search. When should I explore pre-qualifying for a mortgage?
Hello Nick,

I don't know whether you have an 800 credit score or a 620. I don't know whether you have been salaried or self employed. I don't know whether you have 5% to put down or ... more
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Emily Morgan, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Emily Morgan answered:
are they any forgivable loans or grants to help people with disabilities buy a home?
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), federal housing program financially helps moderate or low-income families with disabilities to rent or buy a home. The goal of ... more
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Sue Olshefski…, Real Estate Pro in Media, PA
Sue Olshefski, ABR, SFR answered:
i want to buy a home but i have no idea where to start
Hello Cookiedoughjr-
As a first time home buyer, there is so so much to know! And the truth is, you don't know what you don't know. A good agent will be able to walk you through the ... more
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Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Warminster, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
Have the home values really dropped that much in 3 years?
Hello Chris,

According to recent statistics, home values are back to 2002 levels.......It's not true for every location and this is a broad generalization so please don't ask me to v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 11, 2012 Financing in Havertown
Moreen, Home Seller in Upper Darby, PA
Moreen answered:
Does a sellers assist increase your mortgage--considering you have to bump up what you will pay for the house?
I sold my house the contract price was $155,000 and gave a seller assist of $6200. Does the selling price become $148800
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 18, 2012 Financing in Drexel Hill
Chad Bahnsen…, Real Estate Pro in Exton, PA
Chad Bahnsen , Loan Officer answered:
Should I refinance to a shorter mortgage?
Hello, I'm sorry for my late response. I wouldn't refinance if it's going to be too high of a monthly payment for you. However, if you can refinance and shorten the term ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 Financing in 19063
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage banker. I have clients (husband and wife) with a 750 score, 10-15% down, relocating. Husband on commission ............
Chad, Thanks! Love dem Steelers, btw!! A credit union is a great idea....in fact, the lack of viable portfolio lenders could well be the "boom" for local and regional banks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 19, 2012 Financing in Delaware County
Rob Weber, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Rob Weber answered:
Does home equity begin with original financing, or begin all over with each refinancing?
Shanna answered this perfectly for you.

Of course you could get an FHA loan with a little equity but if your loan is currently a conventional loan, you may be eligible for a HARP ref ... more
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