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Maria@thenb.…, Real Estate Pro in Davenport, IA answered:
Does anybody know anything about a possible 6% closing cost credit on FHA loans. If anybody does can you
The seller can give you a 6% credit towards closing costs and Pre paids. This is allowed on FHA loans. Please contact me with any futher questions.

Maria A. Cranston
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2009 Home Buying in Bettendorf
Luke Allison, Real Estate Pro in Asheville, NC
Luke Allison answered:
I have a credit score of 690. I am wondering if I would qualify for a construction loan with a 10% down
Even with an 800 credit score it would be difficult finding a 90% construction product in the market. That being said, you might want to try either BB&T or Suntrust. If anyone would h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2009 Home Buying in Bettendorf
Jeff - Ginny…, Real Estate Pro in Vero Beach, FL
Jeff - Ginny Mitchell answered:
We are buying a house that is still under construction. It is a unique circumstance and have had the
Read the entire contract to learn if there is a clause allowing the contractor / seller any flexibility in the closing date. Is there any contract language that provide penalties to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in 52722
Eileen Lobel, Real Estate Pro in Vineland, NJ
Eileen Lobel answered:
Are we verbally/legally committed to our friend realtor? We found a for sale by owner and have done the foot
Hi. The home buyer doesn't pay the commission the seller does and its negotiable if they list there home for sale with a real estate company. There are many good reasons to work with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 52806
Mickey Turner, Real Estate Pro in Davenport, IA
Mickey Turner answered:
How do I get a list of houses to be sold as government tax foreclosures in my area?
The best way is to have a relationship with a Realtor. They can tell you when a foreclosure comes on the market as soon as it hits. Look for a Realtor that has experience in working w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Home Buying in Davenport
Lee, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Lee asked:
I am thinking of buying a property in Aviana resort, Davenport. Is it a good investment? Have heard there are building works still ongoing. Will it be good for short term rental? Any opinions?
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2009 Market Conditions in Davenport
Chris Mabry…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Chris Mabry SRS,e-PRO answered:
will u be abe to bu a house if your ina chapter 13 if u have nevr bougt before?

Depending on the age of your bankruptcy you may be able to qualify. There are several factors including current credit, income, employment, debt, down payment, etc. You need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2009 Home Buying in Davenport
Maria House, Real Estate Pro in Folsom, CA
Maria House answered:
We had an offer accepted on a home contingent on a home inspection. During the home inspection a couple of
If your offer was accepted by the seller's as you have stated, than you are entitled to have the home inspected during the contingency period. The seller is not Required to accept your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 23, 2010 Home Buying in 52722
Carol Rice, Real Estate Pro in Lake Mary, FL
Carol Rice answered:
I would like to purchase a home in Davenport and then rent it out long-term.

I just checked MLS for houses that are actively for rent in Davenport with a minimum of 5 bedrooms and found 20 houses. The monthly rent prices for 16 of the houses range from $1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2009 Home Buying in Davenport…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX Dallas Realtor answered:
Aviana in Davenport?
The property if it below market value could be a foreclosure, have your buyers agent investigate more on your behalf. OR the builder may have to "dump inventory" with any further finan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 4, 2009 Home Buying in Davenport
Emily Erekuff, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Emily Erekuff answered:
Why on google earth, is there no houses, just a derelict road?
Hi Ainsley,

Did one of the maps shown on our site prompt this question? If so, can you let us know what page you are looking at so we can attempt to assist you?

Thank you,

Emil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2008 Crime & Safety in Davenport
TED SHOOP, Real Estate Pro in Buford, GA
TED SHOOP answered:
my lease ends in aprilof 2009, live in apt. an are looking to purchase a house now, whatr my options?

You will want to select a competent loan officer with a bank, credit union or mortgage broker and start the pre-approval process for financing now. In addition, if you haven' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2009 Home Buying in Davenport
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
I'm looking to find a farm house to rent or buy.
Timothy, contact a local realtor and ask them what is available in your area.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2014 Home Buying in 52722
Tyler Osby, Real Estate Pro in Des Moines, IA
Tyler Osby answered:
I must move due to employment. My house is current but severely upside down. Can I short sale?
Hey Jesse,

You're in a position many Iowans are facing right now. The advice I would give you would be subject to a few questions.. but I'm going to do my best to give you advice ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2008 Market Conditions in Davenport, IA
Carol Wilsey, Real Estate Pro in 34119
Carol Wilsey answered:
is this a good time to inverst in the Florida property market we where thinking of buying a holiday home has?
It depends on the area you choose, Raymond. But, prices have not been this low in ages (I have been in Florida for almost 20 years). And, of course, working with a good Broker who re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2008 Market Conditions in Davenport, IA
Michael, Real Estate Pro in Modesto, CA
Michael answered:
What has better resale possibilities, house or condo?
Hi Lee,
I believe the way the market is right now that house is a better resale. The price of homes have drop so much that they are very attractive. Condos are attractive when the pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2009 Home Buying in Davenport, IA
Phil Cruicks…, Home Buyer in Aberdeen,UK
Phil Cruickshank asked:
I am cosidering a holiday home which will be kept available for use but not necassary rental potential... Can some one advise on monthly cost to keep my home ready for use, taxes, up keep by gardner , pool cleaner and pest controll.. anything I have not mentioned.
Is $1000 a month real...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2008 Home Buying in Davenport, IA
Maria@thenb.…, Real Estate Pro in Davenport, IA answered:
Anyone have ideas on how to get a loan with no money down on a manufactured home in Davenport? Looking to
If the home is in a rural Development, we have a prgroam for you. Please contact me for futher details.

Maria A. Cranston
Loan Originator
THE National Bank, Davenport IA
563-82 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2009 Financing in Davenport
Richard Gata…, Real Estate Pro in Hilton Head, SC
Richard Gataveckas answered:
I have noticed there are a lot of foreclosure properties available, what are the pros and cons and are they
No, everybody can buy Real Estate in US (including foreclosed properties). It would be more complicated if you need a loan from US bank.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 3, 2011 Foreclosure in Davenport
Dirk Knudsen, Real Estate Pro in 97124
Dirk Knudsen answered:
do areas zoned for short term rental lower property value?
Well they could to the exent there is a lot of them and the area is noisy with lots of interim tenants. Otherwise I say no. My beach home, which I no longer have sadly, was really one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 14, 2008 Market Conditions in Davenport, IA
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