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Pete Bruinsma, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Pete Bruinsma answered:
We are two weeks out from our closing and were just told our mortgage was denied. Do I have any options?
You'll need to talk to a lender about this. Try: http://www.goldstarlending.com/ContactUs
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Carlos  Hern…, Real Estate Pro in Wyoming, MI
Carlos Hernandez answered:
First-time home buyers, low credit score with a $20000 down payment
A land contract may be an option for you if you have a minimum of $5000 down. Our office has several land contract options and investors willing to purchase a home for resale on a land ... more
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Jim King, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jim King answered:
My husband and I have cr scores of 680, and $10000 down. Though our credit lines are not old, can we qualify for a FHA loan? Home price 85-105k.
Hello Felicia,

The short answer is that you shouldn't have a problem with those numbers, assuming you haven't filed for bankruptcy recently or anything like that. The longer answer ... more
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Ken Burrows, Real Estate Pro in Stateline, NV
Ken Burrows answered:
My credit score on credit karma is 635. Should we be able to get a loan? Looking at a home that is 185k and we have 10k for down payment.
Yes you shouldn't have any issues unless there are open collections on your credit (which would need to be paid). There are many lenders that will finance above 620 scores. I would su ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I'm fresh out of CHP 7. I have $30K for a down pay on a home. Are there any mort co's willing to finance me with this size down pay?
Depending upon the LENDER, you may have a 2-3 year wait.

Good luck and may God bless
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Beau Otis, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Beau Otis answered:
we are a family of 4, looking for a home in the kenowa hills school district, wondering if there are homes available with a rent/lease option
Len,

There certainly are homes available in Kenowa Hill School District and I would be happy to help you in your home search. Feel free to contact me directly and we can discuss spec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in 49534
Tracy Robins…, Real Estate Pro in Yardley, PA
Tracy Robinson answered:
Is it a good idea to hire an inexperienced homebuyer to assist me in buying my first home?
Hello Danielle

Not sure what you mean by she is into real estate but not sales. If you want the real down low on buying a house hire a license real estate agent and go to lunch with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Trisha Corne…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Trisha Cornelius answered:
I've just moved to Grand Rapids, mi are there programs to help me get a home with bad credit.
Hi,

How bad is "bad credit"? If you have good reasons for being behind on your bills, and it was a temporary situation, many times a good lender can guide you towards making the cor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in 49508
Jake Peterson, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jake Peterson answered:
What are the options for purchasing a home without a down payment? I have a 650 according to Freecreditscore.com
Erik,

It sounds as if you may qualify for a Rural Development loan. This is a 0 down loan. If you have a couple minutes you can give me a call at 616-706-7606 and I can go over thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 16, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Jake Peterson, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jake Peterson answered:
Interested in finding out if there are any jumbo loans with less than 20 % down? Want to purchase a home in the $750K to $850K range in Michigan.
I have a great contact at Founders Bank in Grand Rapids, they specialize in jumbo loans in the Grand Rapids area. I would be happy to assist you in the research of this and helping you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Thomas Girar…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Thomas Girardot answered:
Can I get an FHA or rural development loan with 615 mid score?
You can get an FHA Loan down to a 580 score. Certain criteria must be met though. Email me back at tgirardot@ruqualified.com for details.


Thanks,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Jake Peterson, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jake Peterson answered:
I closely monitor my FICO score and have a 615. I have a low debt to income ratio and have a great rental history, great employment
I have a contact with a credit union who may be able to help. You can reach me at 616-706-7606 if you would like more info.

Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Hi. I'm looking for advice on how we can motivate the seller to come closer to our price.
Hello Hperterp,
Over on the other tread there is a seller asking, "How can I motivate the buyer to come closer to our price?"

Every buyers believes the paid to much.
Every seller b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in 49508
Pete Bruinsma, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Pete Bruinsma answered:
Can a owner to a home has written contract with buyer who than defaulted ( owes agreed monies) in which buyer sold deed to now renter, sell contract?
This sounds like a complicated issue that deserves the attention of an attorney. The simple answer here is that if you do have an executed land contract, the contract must first be reso ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Brek Schutten, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brek Schutten answered:
With so many homes on the market in Kent County, MI are there any for lease or lease with options available?
I would be happy to set up a search for you if you would like to contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Jc, Home Buyer in Grand Rapids, MI
Jc asked:
Is it normal to have so many errors on a Good Faith Estimate? On our GFE for an FHA Streamline loan refinance the upfront mortgage premium should only be $13.56 due to new FHA guidelines but bank estimates $2,373.00. Also charging us for an apprai...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 4, 2012 Home Buying in 49512
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
i am under contract with hud for primary residency and just found out i can only be there part time could i be n trouble
Hi brendy102690,

You need to let your Realtor and HUD know the change in your situation - you don't want to have the potential of being charged with Fraud.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Beau Otis, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Beau Otis answered:
Looking for a good title company in Northeast Grand Rapids. Any suggestions?
Karen,

I like the following two title companies. If I can help with any other real estate related questions, feel free to contact me directly. Best of luck!

Sun Title: http://www. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Home Buying in 49505
Brek Schutten, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Brek Schutten answered:
Moving to GR to work at hospital downtown. Rent v buy for 1 yr. Need 2B/2BA gar washer/dryer 15 min comm. No pets/kids. Burbs or City??
Having family and clients that work in healthcare in the area, I would be glad to help you find what you are looking for. Feel free to contact me directly and we can get the search sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Buying in Grand Rapids
Toney Green, Real Estate Pro in MI,
Toney Green answered:
Can I purchase a new home while I'm in a redemption period?
Yes you can purchase a home .....you have to wait 2 yrs after a bankruptcy and three yrs after a foreclosure....criteria varys from bank to bank . Go to a credit union or a mortgage bro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in 49525
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