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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Buying a home with an FHA loan and poor credit. HELP!
Do this in the order listed:


Step #1 Go see a loan officer and a mortgage broker. Don't do it online - go see them. Sign nothing and pay nothing. Just ask questions. The rest will ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in 15146
Blair W. Cohen answered:
What is the first steps I should take if I owner financed a home and the buyers are not paying their installments?
It depends whether you transferred title and are holding a mortgage or you are holding a land instalment contract and you have not transferred title. Contact a good real estate attorney ... more
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Wayne Christ…, Real Estate Pro in North Bethesda, MD
Wayne Christopher answered:
Can non-resident alien get mortgage?
I know HSBC has a no document program. You must have a 700+ FICO and $100,000 in savings or checking . You can put 30% down. Give Tina Bartley a call

CONTINENTAL MORTGAGE AND INVES ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 26, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is the market condition in morningside pa?
Consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information including a cma, comparative market analysis....
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 23, 2012 Home Buying in Morningside
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in New Cumberland, PA
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Can I get a home loan with a Fico score of 605 in pittsburgh?
Hi Edward,
Most banks are looking for all of your scores to be above 620. Your score is close so I would recommend exploring different financial institutes and see what they have to o ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in 15146
Blair W. Cohen answered:
what are taxes in this area?
The county local and school taxes for 2012 are $3,416. If you would you like to see this home please contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 2, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Larry Melen, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Larry Melen answered:
Are there any doctor/physician specific mortgage options requiring 10% (or less) downpayment on a jumbo loan available in the Pittsburgh area?
You can go to Howard Hanna website, select mortgage tab, select program tab and view physician program for mortgage loans.

www.howhardhanna.com

Hope this helps.

Larry melen ... more
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Sandra Wonch…, Real Estate Pro in 15238
Sandra Woncheck answered:
Looking to purchase a single-family home for June move. Preferrably in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Shady Side, or Highland Park areas.
Hi Rachael,

It is never too early to start looking. It looks like you will be moving from L.A. so your time to tour homes will most likely be somewhat limited. I am happy to help you ... more
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x,  in Pittsburgh, PA
x answered:
how are taxes in area and is it safe for a single person?
This condo is in Forest Hills, where the property taxes in 2012 are $4025 for a $100,000 assessed home. There are shops and restaurants along Ardmore Boulevard (US 30). Forest Hills i ... more
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Tara Lang, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Tara Lang answered:
I live across the street from 1362 Marlboro Ave. How do I calculate how much home owner insurance do I need?
You need to get quotes from insurance companies - it has to do with the value of your home and posessions, the type of coverage you need, as well as many other factors. You really can' ... more
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Janice Caputo, Real Estate Pro in 15228
Janice Caputo answered:
Verbal purchase agreement and then backing out.
Phill; sorry so frustrating, A legally binding agreement should be signed & dated by both parties. This is why we tell clients that "Time is of the essence" even when you ... more
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Cost to rehab a 2500sq. ft. home?
Carl,

You've posed one of those questions which can only be answered by the proverbial "it depends". You can do a light rehab and spend just $5K or go with the finest finishings and ... more
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Jeffrey Benn…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Jeffrey Bennett answered:
what does NOD, NTS, LIT, NFS mean in terms of a property status?
Where are you seeing these? Those aren't standard abbreviations or statuses.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Paperchase8, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Paperchase8 answered:
What do you think of this area? Morrow street, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Is it a good place to invest? Good for rental or others?
there is alot of development in the area, so i think long term there is an upside, great deals to be had for rehabbers..........................
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 25, 2012 Home Buying in 15221
Sharon Cecco…, Real Estate Pro in Exeter Township, PA
Sharon Cecconi Sapp answered:
I bought a home. I discovered the home next door is for mentally disabled men. In PA should I have told in the sales agreement?
In PA, the seller must disclose any material defect in the home being sold. The fact that the home next door houses mentally disabled men is not a material defect, so the seller need no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in 15229
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
I have a credit score of 650, and a take home income of about 50,000k, I know there is more to it but what kind of loan would I be looking at?
ntwright,
You are correct, there is more to it, but FHA would certainly be an option and even a conventional loan may not be out of the question. Your down payment, job time, credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in 15236
Susanne Wagn…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Susanne Wagner MBA answered:
Hi, I am looking for an investor friendly title company in Pittsburgh PA. Please recommend one. Thank you!
I recommend Lawrence D. Brudy and Associates, Attorneys at Law, 2500 Brooktree Road, Suite 301, Wexford, PA, 15090, ddayton@ldbassoc.com, Attorney Darcy Dayton, phone: 724.935.1400.
H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Susanne Wagn…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Susanne Wagner MBA answered:
We are considering purchasing an investment property in Aspinwall. What's the best resource to research the value of similar homes in the area?
Engage a Realtor to be your buyers agent, he/she has access to comparable sales and is your best resource.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Pittsburgh
Frank E Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Frank E Hammond answered:
How long does a house stay on the market in the following zip codes: 15229, 15202 and 15226.?
it all depends on pricing. No matter what, an over priced house just will not sale. Typically 3-6 months are a good rule of thumb.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Home Buying in 15229
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