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Jim Fishinger, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Jim Fishinger answered:
What is appropriate compensation fo r a renter whose landlord asked them to move after 30 days instead of the agreed upon 90 days?
I'm not sure there's an appropriate amount for everyone. It would depend on the amount of inconvenience the timing creates. I think reasonable compensation might be from a cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 15, 2011 Rentals in San Diego
Jonathan Shi…, Real Estate Pro in Redlands, CA
Jonathan Shidler answered:
Is negotiation of sell price still possible when using and FHA loan?
There is always room to negotiate.

But the nuances of the deal making will revolve alot around the property itself.

Some owners in high demand areas look at FHA buyers as a liabli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 21, 2012 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Steve and Ke…, Real Estate Pro in 02038
Steve and Kelly Boucher answered:
Is FHA loans my only option for being a 1st time home buyer?
A USDA loan which is 100% finance with no monthly PMI or a Mass Housing loan is also an option providing that you qualify. I would be happy to look into those options for you or give y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Buying in Lynn
Margaret Has…, Real Estate Pro in 33618
Margaret Hassani answered:
Can I get approved for a loan if i dont have enough established credit but have a cosigner, our incomes c ...
Hi Paul - It sounds like you are in a position to get a loan. I have seen it done with co-signers quite often as long as the lender's other criteria are met. If you need help fin ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Anyone out there know any loan options for someone with a low 500 credit score.. ... needs a low down payment. ...
The 2 just do not go together these days, a very low credit score such as 500 would require a large down payment. As always the best advice is for them to meet a loan officer and get op ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 29, 2013 Home Buying in Denver
Roswell Moore…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Roswell Moore, CMPS answered:
looking for a good hard money lender what % do you need for these loans
Hi Starman,

I have a hard money lender has low rates compared to other hard money lenders. Let me know if you are interested in more information.

All the best,

Roswell ... more
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Troy Miller , Real Estate Pro in 53051
Troy Miller answered:
How much money should I have saved before even looking into buying a home?

You will need to save for several things the biggest will be your down payment. Many first time buyers are getting FHA financing in which you can come in with as little as 3. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 7, 2011 Home Buying in 53221
Jay Hurst, Real Estate Pro in 22101
Jay Hurst answered:
Hi we just moved from NYC to Northern VA looking to buy in the next 3-6 (Woodbridge, Alexandria area) are there any rent to own options in that area?
As most agents will tell you, rent to owns are not the best for the renter. They hardly ever close, and you would lose your additional monthly escrow in most all cases.

The NoVa rent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 12, 2012 Home Buying in Woodbridge
Scott Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Scott Mendez answered:
is it true i cannot look at houses until i get finacing ,?
You just need to get Pre-Approved by a lender.

to do that you just need to contact a local Mortgage Officer, go over your income, credit and down payment and he/she will let you know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in 32826
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Erie, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
What is a 203k loan? What are the pros and cons? Can i use that loan on a foreclosed home?Are they diff ...
A 203K loan is a great way to buy a house AND have money to fix up the house. Not all lenders do them, so you may have to search for someone in your area. I do know that you need to us ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Rent or buy????
The two most critical components, PRICE and INTEREST RATES are extremely low!
Will they go lower?

The deciding factor should be your committment:

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 18, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Orange County
., Other/Just Looking in 19426
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Im a renter and i want to buy a home. How do i go about entering a promgram for 1st time buyers. I dont wher ...
Many of the first time buyer programs are area specific especially if you are looking for 100% financing.
If you are looking to stay in the city, there is a limited program fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 10, 2014 Home Buying in Philadelphia
Ann Griffin, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Ann Griffin answered:
What is happening with Augusta Ranch housing market?
Dear Ted, First of all, thanks from the bottom of my heart for your service to our country, and God keep you and your company safe.

I'm not legally allowed to give my opinion as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 29, 2011 Market Conditions in Mesa
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Other than SONYMA, in NY metro area are there any other first time home buyer programs that don't ha ...
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 1, 2011 Home Buying in 10036
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
First time female home buyer in her mid-20s. I am looking to buy my first house, how does the process w ...
Since it sounds like you are planning on using financing, you'd want to first seek out a loan officer/mortgage broker/lender to work with, find out how much the payment is/money yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Home Buying in 18032
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
do i need to be prequailified to see a home?
If you are using financing, it's usually best to get that squared away before you get your hopes & wishes pinned on a specific home. However a real estate agent may not think ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 02809
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
What mortgage opportunities are in the DFW,TX area for first time buyers who are both teachers with comb ...
I am not in Texas as you can see, so I am not sure if there are any special financing options for teachers that you could qualify for. Most assistance programs require you make no more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 26, 2011 Home Buying in Fort Worth
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is getting a mortgage loan one of those things you shop around for?
You choice of a Realtor is completely independent of your choice for a Lender (and the Mortgage Agent).

You should definitely look at different loans and difference loan officers.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Home Buying in 90603
Steve Vinson, Real Estate Pro in Florida
Steve Vinson answered:
Can you qualify for Orlando's downpayment assistance if you're a first time home buyer with non ...
• Borrower and Co-Borrower to be first time homebuyers (not have owned a home in the past three years)
• Non-Occupant Co-Borrowers to si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 23, 2011 Financing in Orlando
Joe Carey, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Joe Carey answered:
townhome vs single family home in alpharetta, ga
Good question. The market is obviously very different today and still changing rapidly. Single family homes have traditionally had a broader market appeal meaning that you potentially h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Home Buying in Alpharetta
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