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Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
First Time Homebuyer Mortgage Credit Certificate ProgramMortgage Credit Certific... Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 18, 2012 by Frank Diaz MBA/RA 80... Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
There are many veterans and active military members living in the Hawaiian Islan... Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 5, 2014 by Robert Chomentowski Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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I Hsiang (Re…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
How does rising interest rate affect your buying power?For an estimate only the ... Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 18, 2014 by I Hsiang (Rex) Tsai General Area Home Buying Financing
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Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
2013 Military BAH Rates in HawaiiMilitary Housing Allowance (BAH) for HawaiiIf y... Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 19, 2012 by Frank Diaz MBA/RA 80... Home Buying Financing Moving
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Chuck Stone, Both Buyer and Seller in Honolulu, HI
You hear it all over the news that you should refinance your mortgage right away... Read more
Blogged Sat Jun 22, 2013 by Chuck Stone Financing
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Brent Kluge, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Homebuyers Afraid of As-Is Properties - Check out this NEW SERVICE you could off... Read more
Blogged Sun Jun 19, 2011 by Brent Kluge Home Buying Financing
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Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Another small but very important piece for VA loans. Once again this proves the ... Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 27, 2014 by Brent Mendelson Financing Agent2Agent Military Movers
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Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
I get many calls for loans with one or both of the borrowers coming out of a ban... Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 21, 2013 by Brent Mendelson Home Buying Financing Agent2Agent
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Catherine Pi…, Real Estate Pro in Ewa Beach, HI
With the housing crash a lot of people realized they bought more home then they ... Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 25, 2013 by Catherine Pierce Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
  I wanted to discuss a little known feature of the VA loan program. It's calle... Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 16, 2012 by Brent Mendelson Market Conditions Financing Agent2Agent
Douglas Fisc…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Guest Contributor:  Mortgage For Your Honolulu Real Estate, Consider FHA Firs... Read more
Blogged Thu Jan 21, 2010 by Douglas Fischer Financing
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Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Just refinanced a rental in Denver with Obamas make homes affordable program.
Hi Jim,
Why don't you discuss your rental in Oahu with the lender who did your refinance in Denver? He may give you some ideas on how to proceed.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Financing in Ewa Beach
Patrick Garc…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu County, HI
Patrick Garcia asked:
Got any Homes for Sale but need repairs? Got the timely solution. A renovation loan will be able to help your seller move that property or the buyer to consider buying it. For additinoal details , call me at 808 450 4203.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Financing in Honolulu County
Randy Brumme…, Real Estate Pro in Princeville, HI
Randy Brummett answered:
Any idea what the current cost/sq.ft for new construction might average now for a custom-build in Puako, on Kaua`i?
It seems the cost, according to some builders, is around $2.50 a square foot. And of course it goes up from there depending on how high end you go. I'm guessing you already ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Financing in Lihue
Joseph Shmur…, Real Estate Pro in 92603
Joseph Shmurak answered:
I just bought a house and considering knock-down rebuild. What would happen if I didn't contact the mortgage company?

The call provision is an important component of various types of debt agreements that provider the issuer of an agreement to exercise the privilege of calling or retiring the d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Financing in Paauhau
Isabella For…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Isabella Forster, R answered:
I have 2 units in a hotel-condo bldg. I still owe 90K at 7%. I want to refinance at a lower rate. Anyone know of a lender that can help?
Depending if you have a full kitchen or not, this could be quite a challenge. We haven't seen financing for lodging units in the past few years, but it might come back. Best bet would b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Financing in Honolulu
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
I am looking at reo/forclosed homes in Hawaii that cost less than 90,000 and plan on a 20% down payment. Will banks loan on such a small amount?
Generally you should have no trouble finding financing on loan amounts of $50K and up.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Financing in 96704
Katie Minkus,…, Real Estate Pro in 96743
Katie Minkus, R(B) answered:
How many people know about the USDA Rural 100% financing first time buyer program ?
I'd say just about all the REALTORS paying attention on the Big Island, that's for sure, because almost all of the properties here are zoned such that buyers can take advantage of that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Financing in 96789
Bill Parecki…, Real Estate Pro in Hawaii
Bill Parecki RA, ABR, E-Pro, RDCPro, SFR, CFA answered:
Can a home without a water catchment system in the Puna area be financed? Which lenders will provide financing? Thanks for sharing!

The lender is going to require the property to have water. If home is on catchment then you will have to replace the water tank and pump and this will have to be done prior t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Financing in 96778
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
Worrying that my bad habit will effect our chance of approval, will overdraft fees effect our chance, they only occur on one of our accounts
Hi there, talk to your mortage rep - the underwriters are mighty picky, so at minimum you will need to explain the situation very well. My suggestion would be to also remedy it particu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Financing in 96707
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