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Alix2088, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
Alix2088 asked:
Credit clean up referral. I was pre approved for a mortgage but need to clean it ( credit) up a bit before settlement is made. Is there a local person ( Havertown) that can refer a local professional credit re...
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bosaksteve, Home Buyer in Knoxville, IA
bosaksteve asked:
poor credit,627,renting about 3 years,$435 month .can I use or borrow against my 401k for downpaymnt to get house ,nothing fancy? 401k has $91k ,im 42 ,I don't like this renting bit anymore ,and im a good handyman ,almost 22yrs work for walmart .2 bdroom 1 bath is fine ,what im renting now .
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N. Rena Goff, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, IA
N. Rena Goff answered:
How many people live there?
About 9,500 people. Thank you for asking!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Buying in Bettendorf
stephen webb…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
stephen webber answered:
My mid score of 611 and my income to debt ratio is around 15%. I heard there are ways to get FHA qualified with scores below a 620. Is this vaild?
A couple of thoughts for you. Before yu spend money on fixing your credit have an experienced loan officer look over the credit report.
So many times people do what would seem like a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 52806
Andrew Wilki…, Trulia Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
who bought the property 34 and 36 2nd street in olwine iowa i lost his nuber and am sapost too met him there for lees some time today?
Hi there Greenblue,

Unfortunately, we do not have that information available. I recommend that you contact the owner by mail.

Andrew
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Oelwein
Ellie Fulks, Real Estate Pro in Waterloo, IA
Ellie Fulks answered:
Does anyone have access to a professional purchase agreement?
Any local Real Estate Agent will have the professional state or local form used for a purchase agreement, but this is not a form that can be accessed without using a licensed agent. Oth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Home Buying in 50701
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
What does it mean when the status says 'Haunted' on the assessor's site?
Hello JDBD,
Wow! I suggest contacting the assessor's office to be certain but it sounds like paranormal activity has been reported on the property. Do inquire with the local librar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in 50501
ckleinheksel, Home Seller in Waterloo, IA
ckleinheksel answered:
is there a shortage of houses in waterloo, iowa?
yes with the weather and the loss of farm land they are tearing house down to return them back to farm land
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Home Buying in Waterloo
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Really needing help
Consult with an attorney and proceed accordingly.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Home Buying in Des Moines
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can anyone tell me if there is a "list" of homes that are for sale on contract?...in waterloo iowa?..Im having a hard time finding anything
There are seldom such lists. A Realtor can search listings and see if any property is listed that way. Or there are other ways of searching. See my blog at http://bit.ly/FindALeaseOptio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in Waterloo
Alicia Porter, Real Estate Pro in Hiawatha, IA
Alicia Porter answered:
I listed my condo on Craigs List over a week ago,3035 English Glen Ct.#8 Marion,Ia. and I cannot find the listing. Why?
You may want to contact Craigs List and find out why. If you are interested in listing your house with a Realtor, please feel free to contact me at (319)350-1093. I can provide you wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in Marion
Le Ann Dunne, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Le Ann Dunne answered:
Hello, I own a house that I want to sell. I have a very good friend I would like to sell it to. Can I sell it to him and co-sign the loan with him?
This may not be doable; however the lender can make the call. I would suggest you or your friend discuss this with the lender and see what options you have. A local lender may be your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in 52806
Charles Ched…, Real Estate Pro in Urbandale, IA
Charles Chedester answered:
I heard FHA loans are changing soon. What are these changes and what does this mean for me if I wanted to get an FHA loan soon?
Great answer John...

I would add that knowing your options and how to qualify for them can help reduce the stress involved in getting a mortgage, as well as saving money each month! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in Urbandale
Thomas Orr, Real Estate Pro in Monticello, IA
Thomas Orr answered:
Are there other homes for sale in Oxford Junction?
There is a very nice home on first avenue north that just came on the market. Listed for 60,000.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Oxford Junction
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Is anyone looking for a 5 bedroom home in Urbandale with finished basement with 3 car garage.Especially if you like Colby Woods area.
Respectfully suggest that you blog your self-serving question.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in Urbandale
Rachel Cheen…, Real Estate Pro in Waterloo, IA
Rachel Cheeney answered:
On average by precentage how close is the selling price of a house in Cedar Falls to the apraised tax value of the home?
The assessed (tax value) to property sale price varies. Some investment properties are purchased near the assessed benchmark.
Many factors influence the "gap" between these v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in Cedar Falls
Jon Niemeyer, Real Estate Pro in Norwalk, IA
Jon Niemeyer answered:
What kind of work does this house need?
Hi Brandy, I can schedule a showing for you to view the home in person. I am in Norwalk at EXIT Realty North Star. Give me a call at 981-5131.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 2, 2014 Home Buying in Winterset
Steve Booth, Real Estate Pro in West Des Moines, IA
Steve Booth answered:
We own a condo and were thinking about renting it out and purchasing a new one. Are there corporate rentals in the area?
There is some corporate rental activity which is mostly controlled by Property Management Companies is this market.

Mortgage lending rules are in a constant state of flux. The answe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Buying in West Des Moines
Paris Boehm, Real Estate Pro in Clive, IA
Paris Boehm answered:
Is this house currently occupied?
I am the listing agent for this property. Please contact me directly at 515.720.5325 or paris@kwdsm.com and I would be happy to share more information with you about this exceptional h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 2, 2013 Home Buying in Norwalk
ann conover, Real Estate Pro in Clive, IA
ann conover answered:
i would like to buy the potter house 1012 baldwin st
Have you received help with this? If you would like more information or would like to move forward with this. Call Ann Conover, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in Harlan
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