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Mark Fleysher, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Mark Fleysher answered:
I wanted to know my chances toward obtaining a mortgage in order to purchase a 2nd home in Vegas. I currently owned a single family home in northern

Please, contact a mortgage specialist directly, and they will best be able to accurately answer this question.

My recommendation:

Anthony Tuason, Mortgage Loan Officer
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Greg Fowler, Real Estate Pro in 75238
Greg Fowler answered:
Looking to buy a home in the Wylie/Sachse area in the coming months...need some advice! First time homebuyer ...

You are asking a great initial question. Understanding what you can afford before you begin a search for a home is the perfect place to start. Your best answer will come f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 7, 2011 Home Buying in Texas
Cristian Nav…, Real Estate Pro in Clifton, NJ
Cristian Navas answered:
Im thinking of buying a multi-family home. Any idea how much a decent 2 family h ... would run me? I would be a first time home buyer. ...
Hi Jr - it really depends on how much repairs you would be willing to deal with. Right now there are about 150 2-family homes for sale in North Newark, ranging in price from $31,000 up ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2011 Home Buying in 07107
Brianna Rogan, Real Estate Pro in Friendswood, TX
Brianna Rogan answered:
My husband and I are looking to buy a house and we arent sure where to start. Can you help?
Its great that your are seeking advice on your first step many buyers dont and waste their time. Your first step is checking into to financing to make sure you know your buying power be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 28, 2013 Home Buying in 77845
Jody Siegel, Real Estate Pro in Dayton, NJ
Jody Siegel answered:
I heard that the $8,000 housing rebate is still available for first time buyers. Do you know if that is t ...
Dear Barbara,
The first-time homebuyer's credit expired last June 30th. To qualify, you had to have a contract on a home by April 30, 2010 and the sale needed to close by June 30, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in Colorado
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Which comes first, getting a real estate agent or finding a mortgage lender?
Hello Home Buyer,
In order to determine what you can comfortably afford to purchase; you first should speak with a mortgage broker or banker as they can then give you a pre-qualific ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in Jenkintown
Edyta Gryc -…, Real Estate Pro in Hoffman Estates, IL
Edyta Gryc - Broker Associate answered:
what are the requirements to buy a home for the first time?
If you apply for a financing, you should have a pre-approval letter. If paying cash, proof of funds. These requirements are basically for every buyer, not only for first-time home buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in 33160
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
What is the best way of selecting a realtor?
I would interview at least 3 Real Estate agents and see what they have to offer you. Ask them about their track record and their knowledge about your specific area. Select ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in Louisville
Meghan Pelley, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Meghan Pelley answered:
My military family and I are relocating to the San Antonio area in June 11. We ... advantage of the credit that ends in April, how? ...
The new law extends the first-time homebuyer credit for individuals on "qualified official extended duty" outside the U.S. who made home purchases before May 1, 2011 (or July ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in San Antonio
kevin.ramirez, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
kevin.ramirez answered:
I need a realtor advise this is my first time trying to purchase a home and I need to know what the right dir ...
What area are you looking to buy in?

Kevin Ramirez
Mortgage Consultant
SunTrust Mortgage
Direct line: 770-277-2341
Fax: 404-739-3213
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2011 Home Buying in Atlanta
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
How would you grade President Obama’s handling of the housing crisis in 2010?
Housing has been one of the key focus areas for Obama during his first year in office – he tried to keep homeowners in their homes with the Mortgage Relief plan and tried to spur ... more
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Zaza Pasori, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Zaza Pasori answered:
Is there a local government subsidy for first time home buyers in Washington, DC?
Hi Kevin,
There is a $5,000 seller subsidy in DC for first time home buyers.

Email me for details.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 15, 2011 Home Buying in District of Columbia County
Hank Spinnler, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Hank Spinnler answered:
Is the goverment still offering 8000 for first time home buyers?
I believe the tax credit deadline extension for 2011 applies for qualified members of the military only.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Buying in Marshfield
Reid  Kaplan, Real Estate Pro in Playa Vista, CA
Reid Kaplan answered:
Interest rates and home prices. Shouldn't agents know?
In theory, you are correct, and as you mentioned there are many factors other than interest rates that affect home prices, so in reality there is not a direct relationship. Of course, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying
Tom Burris, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tom Burris answered:
I am looking at a 90k house, I have 4.5% saved for a down payment, and I want to get a 1st time homebuyer ...
Credit doesn't need to be stellar.
What makes you think the home won't qualify?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in Denton
Maura Mcdonn…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Maura Mcdonnell answered:
How prevelent across the state of PA is it for buyers to ask / demand the full 6% of seller assist?
6% is not allowed for Conforming loans. 6% is allowed for FHA. Many 1st time home buyers do not have the required funds for down payemtn and closing costs -- thus asking for the assis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Selling in Kensington
Evan Homer, Real Estate Pro in California
Evan Homer answered:
Young couple, first time buyers with good credit, modest/low income.. scared to work with agent in Pleasant ...
Hi Ami,

There are many great Realtor's out there and you should not be afraid at all to ask questions. That is the only way you are going to get a good feel for the person you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Home Buying in Pleasant Hill
Kevin Olson…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Kevin Olson and Jessica Laude answered:
Am I a first time home buyer or WHAT?!?
That is correct, at least according to every rule I am aware of (I'm not a lender). Did you ask your lender what changed? Why were you approved yesterday and not today? That's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 24, 2010 Home Buying in Atlanta
Terri Territo, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC
Terri Territo answered:
What all should be taken into consideration when trying to chose a lender? What questions should be asked to help me choose?
Hi Yolanda;
When searching for a lender the first thing to do is ask friends who they used and ask if they were satisfied with the services. Find a local lender because they know your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 18, 2010 Financing in Chicago
Thomas Tolbe…, Real Estate Pro in 31410
Thomas Tolbert answered:
First time home buyer need options.
Simply put, I think your best bet would be for you to speak with a Mortgage Professional. A good lender will discuss your options and help you make an informed decision that would benef ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 24, 2010 Home Buying in San Jose
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