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Rosalie Phil…, Real Estate Pro in Osprey, FL
Rosalie Phillips answered:
Hello,I qualify for a Va loan, but have horrible credit and have very little money for a down payment. ...
From my experience in discussing potential clients pre-qualification for a VA Loan, the credit score must be in an acceptable range.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in Pasadena
Rich Manzi, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Rich Manzi answered:
I am looking to buy a house (need to move real soon) and do not have money saved ... now. Can you get a loan for your down payment? ...
There are programs available for either 100% financing through USDA or VA if you qualify or down payment loans through NC Housing. Feel free to call me directly for questions or help. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Buying in Greensboro
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
I have lost $1,500.00 in earnest money payments on real estate deals that did not work out. How can I get my money back?

It sounds like both time you were not represented by a real estate broker. I'm not sure exactly what went on without seeing your actual contract, but if you had an agent, then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Buckeye
Denise Phill…, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, NC
Denise Phillips 860 917-0778 answered:
Then my next question is what is the min credit score lenders are looking for?
For a VA loan the min. credit score is 600. However, with the USDA loan there is no min.
Credit Score with Century 21 Mortgage at 910 554 4876, however, call for requirements. Other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Home Buying in 28540
Joyce Zilai, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Joyce Zilai answered:
Almost ready to finalize deal on house when appraisal (s) came in way lower. Had asked for 2d appraisal ...
Seller's agent should be fighting for that second appraisal. In the meantime you could put in an offer at the lower, appraised value. They already know they can't get it funded above ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Aaron Sims, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, AL
Aaron Sims answered:
Our house was scheduled to close, but low-appraised and closing was cancelled. They used two local neighborhoods for the comparison.
I've heard of issues such as these before. It is possible that the appraiser was not familiar with your area. I’ve heard of similar things happen here in Birmingham. Now that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Selling in 35079
Larry F Delb…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Larry F Delbridge Il answered:
Do you feel that less-than-contract price appraisals contributing to delay of values recovery?
Appraisals are absolutely slowing the recovery. This is thanks to HVCC aka Home Valuation Code of Conduct.
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Tami Manross, Real Estate Pro in Hampton, GA
Tami Manross answered:
Im a vet. got my Va certificate/ Pre-qual, and Im having a hard time trying to buy around the McDonough ...
I understand your frustration and I would be more than happy to assist you in your search for a home. Please give me a call to discuss. 404-790-0760
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Buying in McDonough
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Are there any mortgage brokers on in the Kennesaw, Ga area who work with Michigan mutual mortgage? I am need of a mortgage broker and not a direct
I have never heard of that compay before. I am curious as to why you think you specificlaly need them. Mortgage loan programs are pretty standardized today. Portfolio loans programs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 1, 2012 Financing in Kennesaw
Jeff Papsdorf, Real Estate Pro in Harrison Township, MI
Jeff Papsdorf answered:
My score is 670, wife has 711, together we make over 55k, want to buy a house in 100-150k range.
Sounds like you are on the right track. The scores are high enough already, FHA requires a minimum of 640. Guidelines keep changing as far as "time from" forclosures, bankruptcy, I woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Keller
Ellyn Pollack, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Ellyn Pollack answered:
How long (average or range) does it take buyers to get a mortgage commitment let ... , for a conventional loan? ...
Hi, Bernadette. Most lenders can do a preapproval letter in less than an hour. They can talk to you on the phone and ask a few questions. run your credit, and then generate a preapprova ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20854
Ellyn Pollack, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Ellyn Pollack answered:
How long is normal for an appraisal contingency in today's lending environment?
Hi, Bernadette. An appraisal contingency is usually 21 days. You want to make sure you allow your lender enough time to order the appraisal and review the report.

I hope that helps. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Selling in 20854
Craig Chasta…, Real Estate Pro in 92336
Craig Chastain answered:
Looking for a refi.
Hi Arthur,

Please give me a call when you have a chance.

We may be able to help you.

Craig Chastain
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Financing in Fontana
Carol Harshm…, Real Estate Pro in Warner Robins, GA
Carol Harshman answered:
Who takes care of the VA required repairs on a Bank Owned Property, when the Bank wont do it and the Buyer ...
It's a bit of a catch-22, isn't it? I had one case where the repairs were fairly minor, but required. The buyer wrote a letter to the VA stating he would accept the property in it's cur ... more
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Ana Barlow, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Ana Barlow answered:
Can a seller back out of deal after giving buyer two extensions and keep the deposit?

In order to provide you with an accurate answer any real estate professional would require a copy of the contract and all documents.
Hopefully you have an agent representing yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Selling in Philadelphia
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
i want to do a knock down-rebuild of my home which is 2000sf. I have about 20k in equity I live in HSV near highlands elementary. what do you think?
Your question is far too specific to your indivual situation to get an accruate answer just from your question.

Getting Pre-Qualified for a renovation mortgage should be your first s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Huntsville
Brian Byhower, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Brian Byhower answered:
Where do you report unethical direct lender?
I'm not sure if I understand the question. Are you in contract to buy the home? Does it matter if it appraisers higher with a second appraisal? You should hope it does. That would mean ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Los Angeles
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can the seller force you to use the lender they want?
Not legally., What IS common is for the listing agent to require that you get 'pre-qualified' with their preferred lender. That is their way of making doubly sure that the buyer has a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Foreclosure in 91935
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is a good amount to save for a first time home buyer? I am wanting to stay around the $150,000-$200,000 range.
For a personalized answer you really should be consulting with any licensed loan officer; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Austin
Eric H Wong, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Eric H Wong answered:
can you work with more than one loan agent? before buying a home? or are you only to work with one???
I encourage my clients to interview a few lenders before they decide who they are going to work with. They usually get names from me, relatives of friends and from their own research. F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2012 Home Buying in Antioch
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