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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Is it inadvisable to use an FHA loan under the current buying environment? Also, what are the type of properties one can purchase if one uses FHA?
Your loan officer can better advise as to the best loan option for you after he/she has reviewed your overall financials. FHA loans cannot be used for co-op purchases, and it excludes s ... more
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Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
What is rent to own furniture?
Lease the furnitute for a required amount of time and either own it at the end of that time or you may be given a dollar amount buyout at the end of the period.

It is very similar to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Financing in Queens
Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
Are lenders still offering option ARMS?
Yes but you have to be qualified. Not very popular as an option these days.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Financing in Queens
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What are some ways for first-time buyers to save on their down payment and other initial costs?
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously, therefore for answers to questions visit with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Financing in Queens
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I’ve heard about Fannie Mae programs. Will they really help me buy a house?
Consult with any licensed loan officer, he/she can better advise after reviewing your overall financials.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Financing in Queens
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Is Private Mortgage Insurance Tax Deductible in 2013?
When it comes to any tax related questions, it's best to consult with your tax professional, and or attorney....
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Financing in Queens
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
If I buy a multi-family house, does the banks require that I find tenants for the units I will rent so that I can use the rental income to qualify?
Steve,

It isn't a requirement that you find tenants, but if you want to use rental income to help you qualify then it's a requirement that there are tenants. The rental income can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Financing in Astoria
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
When mortgage shopping, what should you do to get the best interest rate and loan terms?
I think that all the best things you can do to get the best rate possible happens before you even shop for a mortgage. By saving as much as possible towards down payment and making sure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Financing in Rego Park
Gregorio Den…,  in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
Can anyone reccommend a reputable FHA lender or broker in servicing Queens, NY?
Chris Corica
Queen City Funding
2776 Eggert Road Left
Tonawanda,NY 14150
(888) 268-1346
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Financing in Queens
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Plainview, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
I own a house on 113th street, Richmond Hill Queens thats in foreclosure
I don't think there is a simple answer. Your best bet is to consult with an attorney and an accountant. Once they had all the specifics about your situation they could best advise you. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Should I shop for a mortgage lender or have my broker do it?
Ask people you may know for recommendations; if you are not comfortable with whoever your agent suggests, do shop around...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Financing in Queens
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
I need a refi on a 3 family in queens. we owe 471k on an IO ARM. Home worth 525 to 550K. we can pay down mtg if we have to.
I would be happy to share my resources with you. I never refer anyone I haven't or wouldn't use personally.

Feel free to email or call for the info:

Gail 631-425-6150
gail@Glads ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Financing in Queens
Don Maclary, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Don Maclary answered:
I cannot get mortgage for an investment property. Does anyone know any reliable lenders for such a property. I have good credit scores.
Try Suntrust or other local banks that do commercial lending
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Financing in Jackson Heights
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
Can I refinance under the new Obama Plan?
Not enough information to offer valid guidance, how did the loan officer do when you purchased the home? Helpful, observant, offer advice? If your purchase was recent they may still h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012 Financing in Queens
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can you advise if a rent to own a home is the right move for someone with a low credit score and bad credit? How doI go about finding an agent?
It might be. Or it might not be.

Sorry for the ambiguous answer.

I'm a big advocate of lease-options/rent-to-owns. But the conditions have to be right.

Based on the points ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2011 Financing in Queens
John Pinard, Real Estate Pro in Rosedale, NY
John Pinard answered:
Mortgage for 1st time home owner with Contruction loan included
See someone at HPD 100 Gold St NYC
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Financing in Queens
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Looking for a private lender to buy a co-op in Jackson Heights??
Keep in mind that most co-op boards do have their own financial and debt criteria, etc., that must be met in order to purchase, therefore make sure you would qualify board's requir ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2011 Financing in Jackson Heights
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
Do brokers or mortgage bankers normally charge an application fee.?
It's not uncommon for mortgage brokers to charge an application fee. You can ask around to different lenders and see what they charge. If you are working with a real estate agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2011 Financing in Astoria
Eric D. Jarm…,  in Rock Hill, NY
Eric D. Jarman answered:
Refinance, Hard Money.
(347) 207-4907 call me if you want a private loan I will put you in touch with the right people.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Financing in Queens
Manu Kapoor, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Manu Kapoor answered:
Anyone ever heard of the direct lender Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc. in NY/NJ? Do they have a good reputation?
No, we havent.
Let us know about your exprence.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 12, 2011 Financing in Queens
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