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Scott Butcher, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
Scott Butcher answered:
With 10% unemployment, foreclosures everywhere ,thousands of short sales and millions of credit scores cr ...
I think the answer is still to be determined. From the lending perspective, credit has definately tightened and much more underwriting scrutiny has come into play. For example, previo ... more
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jo,  in Hollywood Hills, Los...
jo answered:
I know B of A and Wells Fargo have 600 minimums on credit scores, but are there any other banks or mortgage ...
We are real estate agents, not loan brokers. Try calling a few banks in your area and talk to the loan agent in the branch.

Hope this helps and good luck :)
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Adalberto Ar…, Real Estate Pro in Edinburg, TX
Adalberto Arguelles answered:
i want to buy a second property as an investment should i buy it then live in it and rent out my existing ...
I suggest you get a specialist in investments, but your are going in the write direction. My point of view is that you buy the new house under you, your wife or both, (the lender should ... more
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Larry Story, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Larry Story answered:
i own a home and try to sell to a person but he hasn't made a payment in 10 months what can I do ...

So are you doing owner financing? If so hopefully you had an attorney draw up your purchase agreement and the mortgage documents. If he had not made a payment in 10 mo ... more
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Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
Can I get a loan in ca with a 550 fico?
You might want to consider doing a lease-option.
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I have a credit score of 671 as of 08/28/2010. My annual income is about $61,000 a year. I have a bankruptc ...
Last I checked most lenders will require 2 years of re-established credit after a BK is finalized. Your best bet would be to meet with a local mortgage broker who has a full arr ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Should I try to sell my condo without a Realtor?
To sell on your own or with an agent is a decision only you can make, however do consider--your house is your home. Emotions are homebound---selling your house is a business transaction ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Want to buy a 3000 sqft home in Palo Alto. Should I wait until next year?
To buy now or wait is a decision only you can make based on your finances, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; as for the waiting--unfortunately, none of us can answer with accuracy as none ... more
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Jane Grant, Real Estate Pro in Aguanga, CA
Jane Grant answered:
what credit score do I need to buy a house. My median score is 610 high is 650.. low 550. What can I do to i ...
The closer your credit score is to 700 the better your interest rate will be and the easier it will be for your loan to go through underwriting.

- Make your payments on yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012 Home Buying in 19151
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
i have 587 score and 2years 8months foreclosure can i buy a house ?
Not yet. At least not conventionally.

Work on raising your credit score some more.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 16, 2010 Home Buying in Houston County
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Have to refinance b/c of divorce, but I'm upside down on this house
You sound like you might be a good candidate for the making home affordable program.

It's not a quick process, but you have a hardship. Loo ... more
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Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in NAPLES, FL
Rich Homer answered:
Am I entitled to keep my buyers deposit, who went for a mortgage in bad faith?

Depends on what the legal language is in the original Agreement and subsequent extension. He has until the extension date you granted to notify you (usually in writing) that h ... more
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Peter Kedzior, Real Estate Pro in Elk Grove Village, IL
Peter Kedzior answered:
My husband and I are interested in buying a home but don't have good credit. We both have very good ...
If you are first time home buyers, you may qualify for a FHA (government sponsored) loan. I believe they accept even FICO below 650. Please contact a mortgage broker who has FHA certifi ... more
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Heather Peck, Home Owner in Las Vegas, NV
Heather Peck answered:
Looking for a house or condo in 89052
If you're a first time buyer, then buy a house to live in not rent out. If you plan to eventually rent it out, people always would rather rent a house than a condo.

Also financ ... more
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Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
We just filed Chapter 7 in May 2010. Will it be remotely possible to purchase a house by October 2010? If ...
Although it's possible, you definitely won't be able to do it with conventional or FHA financing.
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Sandra Paulow, Real Estate Pro in Pinetop, AZ
Sandra Paulow answered:
My house was forclosed on one year ago this month. Could I get approved for a loan to buy a cheap forclosur ...
You would have to contact a lender to see. My guess is probably not but your score is still not bad. It would depend on the circumstances that caused you to lose your home. Talk to a ... more
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Richard Murp…, Real Estate Pro in Eureka, CA
Richard Murphy answered:
What about foreclosure?
Have you thought about Owner Financing, Lease with Option to Purchase, you could lock in a price with a Lease w/Option then find a lender with the time of the lease, lets say two years, ... more
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Emelia Sanch…,  in Ontario, CA
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Should we shortsale to be able to downsize our mortgage?
Hello Blueeydqut,

There is a new FHA refi program that you may qualify for which will bring your interest rate down making your home more affordable.

To qualify to purchase anothe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 14, 2010 Home Selling in 23112
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
my wife and i dont have great credit but we have stable jobs and want to see about getting a home . What r ...
Your first step should be to meet with a local and trusted mortgage broker, stay away from the internet lenders. A local loan officer can meet with you and prequailify you at no cost. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Buying in 73003
Dennis Smith, Real Estate Pro in Carlsbad, CA
Dennis Smith answered:
Short sale
It is possible but not often done. It depends on the bank and their current policy and who you get to work on your file.

It is also possible for the bank simply to remove derogatory ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Home Selling in 92154
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